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30 January 2011 @ 10:29 am
A bit of a bad start, but all in all, a happy ending. <3  
So...my trip to Roseville to see Paul Kim live started horribly...missed my bus...had a friend take me to the train station...got to Roseville just fine...checked in at the hotel...everything was fine until I realized that I had no money in my account...my online banking is a piece of lying crap...so...here's what went down to make my evening awesome.

Why I love God, Twitter, and Paul Kim.

PK: Just soundchecked with the band. Soundin nice. Can't wait to do work on this stage
Me: @paulkimmusic T_T I'm so mad! I might not get to see you perform after all... Bingeul Bingeul
PK: @Park_AL what happened?
Me: @paulkimmusic my online banking lied to me! >< Bingeul Bingeul
PK: @Park_AL just come. I'll get you in for free
Me: @paulkimmusic ARE YOU SERIOUS!? Bingeul Bingeul
PK: @Park_AL definitely
Me: @paulkimmusic I'm so excited I could cry Bingeul Bingeul
PK: @Park_AL imma need your full name, so I can put it on my guestlist.
Me: @paulkimmusic Dana BeeBe <3 Bingeul Bingeul
PK: @Park_AL done. Just tell em at the door you're on my list. Enjoy the show!
Me: @paulkimmusic <3333333 omg...you're the best evar! <3 Bingeul Bingeul

And they knew me at the door. LOL "You're the one who took the train?!" XD >_< Yes...and it was the best $89.10 I ever spent because Paul Kim was FULL OF AWESOME AND WIN. I wish everyone could've been there for it. <3

I thank howlsgirl for introducing me to Mr. Kim's awesome. <3 Right now, though...I have to go catch a train! More about this later! I took video. <3

EDIT: Okay...the rest of my story...
The show...BRILLIANT. My goodness...Paul Kim's voice...O_O FANTASTIC. In U-KISS terms...it made me tingle tingle. XD He's also amazing at making up words as he goes. XD "This song has no words~" He's a funny guy, too. XD "No sober people in here!" Of course...me being underage...that wasn't going to happen. SORRY SORRY. All of this backed up by a live band made the entire experience UNBELIEVABLE.
The montage was great. They had the American Idol performance, loads of pictures, and of course..."Hero," his single (see below). The DJ last night *can't remember his name for the life of me* also not only knew how to mix songs so they sounded great, he also knew what he was doing with the timing of the videos. FANFUCKINGTASTIC.
I was thoroughly impressed.
THAT'S NOT ALL, FOLKS. As I got up from my seat and turned to leave, the guy taking video pointed me out to Mr. Kim...and even though I had a wrist splint on, that man shook my hand...four times. I couldn't thank him enough for the night. What a wonderfully generous person God has graced this earth with.

Hero - Paul Kim (because the video doesn't want to embed)

The other videos will be posted when they finish uploading.

So...this morning...I left my hotel room at 0500...The station is a 24 minute walk. I didn't have to be there until 0535...The guy at the front desk took 15 minutes to check me out. So...after running the 2.5 miles from my hotel to the Diamond Plate last night, I was not going to run, again...so I used my little cockroach legs (blame Specialist Floyd for the term) to get there...I was 3 minutes late...the bus already left. I called Amtrak. They told me the next bus to Sacramento didn't leave until the next morning. I checked their website, which told me the next bus was at 1105. I decided that the telephone person was probably right, considering they probably had more information. So I tried to get ahold of my family in Sacramento. That didn't happen...of course not. I absolutely broke down...I couldn't do it, anymore...I was alone, cold, tired, and scared...so I tried to shelter myself from the wind and went down the the path through the tunnel...and I cried. I broke down and cried. I was a wreck.
Then...by the grace of God (I know...I talk about it a lot...), a man came by...he asked, "Hey...are you okay?" I couldn't say anything...I was crying so much...so I just shook my head. I was NOT okay. NOT NOT NOT OKAY. So he continues, "Is it a boy?" I shake my head. "A girl?" Again...no...
So I tell him, "I can't get home..."
To which he replies..."I'll get you home. Where's home?"
"Oh, that's not so bad! I thought I would have to go to New York or something! Come on. Let's get you home." So I followed this homeless man...I told him my story...Missing the bus going home...needing to be in Sacramento at 0835...and he takes me to this bus stop, where I meet his friends...practically his family. He tells one of the ladies, "This girl needs to get home as fast as possible." She pulls out her phone immediately and calls her friend. He comes with his Volvo and drives me to Sacramento. From there, I managed to get a ticket to the next train to San Jose and a bus to Monterey.

A HOMELESS MAN SAVED MY FUCKING LIFE. It changed my life. CHANGED. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the whole thing...it's a miracle...IMPOSSIBLE MIRACLES DO HAPPEN.

I was taught at a young age not to talk to strangers...but if I hadn't...Where would I be, right now? Probably still trapped in Roseville. I'm so overwhelmed.

All in all...God, Twitter, Paul Kim, and this poor homeless man named "K" changed my life...for the better.

...and I've had "Hero" on repeat since last night...and it got me through my morning. Thank you, Mr. Kim. Thank you.
Face Looks Like: relievedrelieved
What I Got Playin': Hero - Paul Kim
Aino Minako: Hideki turtlecestlavieminako on January 31st, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Zowie! Sometimes complete strangers can be more helpful than people you know. Kindness and chivalry aren't totally dead. I'm glad that you made it back safely, and that you enjoyed the show. ^_^
Axel Leigh Parkgackt_jihaku on January 31st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
I know, right?! <3 This guy...his friends...they were more help than my own family! <3 I am eternally grateful.
howlsgirlhowlsgirl on January 31st, 2011 06:25 am (UTC)
GURL!!!! Soooooooooooooooooooo amazing!!! Truly no words!!!! Yes, proof that you are not walking alone ever!!! Oh, hun I'm so happy for you!!!
Axel Leigh Parkgackt_jihaku on January 31st, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
"Where there is only what set of footprints, that is where I carried you."
Anaelanael777 on January 31st, 2011 07:35 am (UTC)
wow... just wow
life is good no?
I'm happy for you ^^
good things happen to good pple ^^
*hugs you so much*
Axel Leigh Parkgackt_jihaku on January 31st, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
I really don't think I'm a good person...><

*hugs* <3333333333
blackheart_lies on May 16th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
I know this is an old post but - wow! the kindness of some people is just mind blowing. <3
Axel Leigh Park: pic#96565484gackt_jihaku on May 17th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
I know, right!? <3 That guy was amazing!