Wow. Time flies, doesn’t it? It’s already been 3 whole weeks since my Big Gong Yoo Adventure in the heart of Tokyo. Still so surreal, even now.
I’ve since gotten myself back home, and it’s been an odd experience settling back in, after 5 weeks away. For one thing, it’s just so nice to be able to once again understand everything around me!
When shop staff & other service providers speak to me, I actually understand what they’re saying now. And! I no longer have to squint and ponder while reading product labels. Coz everything around me is no longer labeled in Japanese!! Ahhh.. It’s the little things, I tell ya 😉
Thanks for your patience, everyone.. By now, some of you might actually be wearing the same expression as Gong Yoo in the pic above, while waiting for me to announce the giveaway winner, hee.
Yes indeedy, I’ve picked a winner, as promised.
…And the winner is *drumroll……!!!* Lady G!!! 😀 [See how Gong Yoo’s all ready to shake your hand?? Heh.]
Congratulations, Lady G, I hereby pronounce you the proud owner of a special edition Gong Yoo desk calendar, specially produced for the Tokyo 2013 fanmeet! Please send me an email with your preferred mailing address, and I will get that lovely calendar into your hands very soon!
I know, I know.. there just might be a niggling thought in some of your minds, about whether the picking of the winning entry was rigged in any way. Especially since Lady G hangs out on the blog a lot.
Allow me to assure everyone that it was a completely fair and unrigged process. 😉 All qualifying entries were assigned a number, and I used an online random number generator to pick the winning entry.
But wait! Don’t be sad!
To be honest, if money were no object, I actually would’ve dearly loved to gift many of my friends here on the blog with that awesome desk calendar.
You guys are completely awesome. You come by regularly to chat and squee, and share and swoon, populating both the Loving: Gong Yoo thread and the Gong Yoo fanmeet thread with such giggle-worthy comments and wonderful links to various GY tidbits.
Seriously, if not for you, I wouldn’t have read some awesome interviews or watched some wonderful vids, or set eyes on some fabulous pix. You guys rawk.
And so, here are some Gong Yoo goodies, for EVERYONE!!! Wheeee!!! *blows noisemaker*
Sure, only Lady G will have the pleasure of owning the actual desk calendar. But for everyone else, I’ve scanned the photos in the desk calendar, so that you can gaze at the same pix.
And!! I’ve also scanned some photos from the Monster magazine (whatever I could manage without crushing my precious Monster mag, that is!).
Here we go!
Desk Calendar Pix
Aw. Isn’t he so swoony and so adorable???
Edit: New & Improved!!
Here are the same photos again, this time personally retouched by Lady G herself!! How cool is that, that our giveaway winner is super experienced at photo-editing and has generously retouched all 12 of the photos to share with us all??? I think it’s just super cool, is what! 😀
For those of you who prefer the original look, I’m leaving the original 12 intact, so that you have a choice.
Here we go, new-and-improved GY calendar pix, hot off the press!
THANK YOU, Lady G!!! You rawk! ❤
Pix from Monster Season 3 Vol. 1
Here’s a selection of pix that I got off the Monster mag for ya!
BONUS!!! Here are some screenshots from the making-of DVD that came in the Monster magazine!! Giggle. And you thought we were all done 😉
Aw. Look at that kiss that he’s blowin’ ya. Isn’t he a complete sweetheart?? ❤
Well, that’s it for today.. I hope you enjoyed all the GY goodies I’ve included in this post, y’all. It’s my thank you prezzie to all of you guys, who continue to make this blog a fun place to hang out.
And, you’re welcome 😉
Can’t get enough of Gong Yoo, and always have a soft spot for his amazing performance in Coffee Prince?
You might want to check out the Coffee Prince shirt I designed as a tribute to this wonderful man, and a timelessly amazing show. Click on the picture below to get a closer view and detailed description.