As I was about to write this article, I started listening to a familiar song close to my heart—“Kon Nun Tong Pen Tur (That Person Must Be You)”—a song from a hit Thai series that kept me sane during the pandemic.
Suddenly, flashbacks of the pandemic began to dwell in me—the lockdown and how this series left a special spot in my heart.
It was two years ago when I first came across two of Thailand’s brightest and most phenomenal stars, Bright Vachirawit and Win Metawin through their BL show, 2gether The Series.
The interest in watching it first came to me when the series started landing on the number one spot of Twitter’s trending list every Friday night and to feed my curiosity, I ended up watching it. Later on, I found myself becoming more hooked on the story and became one of those who were waiting for the series to have its sequel.
With the success of their first TV show, their fan base across Asia including the Philippines and other neighboring regions started to boom making virtual fan meetings possible.
Fast forward, these young actors were given the chance to portray the roles of Thyme and Kavin in F4 Thailand alongside Dew Jirawat and Nani Hirunkit who played Ren and MJ, respectively.
Two years had passed and well, the long wait was really over for fans like me because last weekend, I started to wave goodbyes to virtual fan meetings as I was able to watch them performing in front of me—in the flesh—not just my stans, Bright and Win, but also Dew and Nani.
Just like any fan, I screamed at the top of my lungs cheering for each one of them as they performed their respective song. I would not deny nor lie that I became more extra in shouting BrightWin’s names during their performances.
But there was this one song that made me emotional—Win’s song, “Kon Nun Tong Pen Tur.”
I couldn’t help but smile as I remember myself two years ago thinking if I would have the opportunity to meet them in person since we were all stuck due to the pandemic. I never thought that I would be able to hear Win performing this song together with his Filipino fans. There were times during the concert that I would ask my fellow fan, Leanne, if it was really happening in front of our eyes.
Enough with the concert, because the most exciting part of their Manila tour was during their fan meet on the next day with Globe’s Reach 4 The Stars at Bonifacio High Street where fans were able to see them once again before they go back to Bangkok.
Before going up on stage, I got the chance to see them up close, like literally, the four of them were sitting in front of me. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be able to have a quick interview with them.
Looking fresh on his white shirt top and denim pants, Bright couldn’t help but to say yes to his Filipino fans asking him to sing his version of Eraserhead’s “With A Smile” during the event. It felt nostalgic hearing him singing an iconic OPM song that was used as an OST to the dubbed version of their sequel, Still 2gether.
While, Win, who always shows his iconic bunny smile, shared how he loves the Philippine mangoes describing their taste as “so good.”.
Dew didn’t even think twice about making his fans kilig as he told them, “Mahal kita, baby.” He really knows how to make our hearts skip a beat.
Nani, being the shy guy that he is, shared some encouraging words to his fans who look up to him to “Be yourself. Then the people will love you as you are If you respect yourself, people will love you.”
Fans were also able to participate during the game segment “Name that Star” and “Who’s Most Likely To…”
The event ended with the gentlemen saying “I love you” in Thai while Filipino fans replied, “Mahal ko kayo.”