Two days ago, Gow invited me to the Tokyo premiere of Burlesque – Cristina Aguilera’s first movie. She, together with one of my favorite actresses Kristen Bell came to Roppongi hills to walk the red carpet and give a welcome speech before the movie. We were sitting close to the stage so when I saw Kristen, sporting gorgeous Azzaro dress from spring 2011 collection, all cute and giggly and joking around while others gave their speeches, I couldn’t help but scream “I love you!”. Guess, what? She screamed back at me, in her cute Gossip girl voice “I love you, too!”. I was so excited, I ate half of my popcorn bucket before the movie even started! ^-^
This was my favorite routine in the whole movie. Cristina was sooooo good, I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. Last time I saw her performing for the American idol’s finale, she was quite out of form (or rather too much form) but in the movie, she was slim and sexy and very natural. There were no “ah, another singer is trying to be an actress!” moments. I am usually quite judgmental on that part but I have nothing bad to say about Cristina’s performance. I loved her!!! And the fashion in the movie was sick! I have never seen such gorgeous burlesque costumes before. The movie director portrayed a woman in all her glory and all I could think of while watching it was “Yeah, we girls rock”.
After the movie, we got reunited with Dante and Taylor in the cinema lobby (they were sitting a few rows away from us). We got fabulous gift bags with OPI products – two super cute nail polishes and a makeup pouch. Then, Gow and the boys went for dinner with people who gave us all tickets and I went to see Dalrae who kept mailing me and asking to join her.
Chie’s little brother was having a party in a small bar near Roppongi crossing that later moved to Ritz Carlton suite where some of his friends from Seoul were staying. That’s the view to Akasaka from the suite’s window – breathtaking.
So basically, my “I’ll stay for one drink” plan turned into three hours non-stop drinking games – 4 bottles of champagne and two bags of beer and I think vodka (that’s right, buzz was being measured by a bag). Koreans are crazy, that’s for sure. They can drink almost as much as Russians.
Here are some of the first half an hour pictures when we all still looked quite OK. ^-^ There were 5 Korean boys, 2 of whom at some point disappeared into the other room to work (IT engineers never sleep and are always available despite the loud party going on in the other room).
Then, there were Dalrae and her sister Caroline, Dalrae’s Japanese friend of Korean descent and somebody’s girlfriend, also Korean. So, to sum up there were 9 Koreans and me – now if that’s not a perfect blend-in, I don’t know what is! ^-^
As for the contents of Korean drinking games, my lips are sealed. Let’s just say, at the end of the evening, I got myself a cute Korean girlfriend. ^-^