It was a WongFu Weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last weekend!
The boys from WongFu Productions came all the way from the United States to Malaysia for their first SouthEast Asia Meet+Greet event!
Being a fan of their work myself, this is a chance not to be missed. So, I got myself tickets to both of their sessions which was the Mini Symposium and the WongFu 4 LYFE.
The event was held at Taylor's Lakeside Campus. I went quite early that day (11am) to collect my tickets and also to queue in line as I do not want to be seated too far back behind.
A view from Old Town Koptiam @ Syopz Mall, Taylor's Lakeside
I met up with Victor first and we had our lunch at Old Town Kopitiam after collecting my ticket which took us about 15-20 minutes just to find the location of the booth. Yes Taylor's Lakeside is huge.
After lunch, both of us went straight to the Lecture Hall 20, the place where the Mini Symposium was held. The queue had roughly 50 people in it. Okay, not too bad I guess. We were still quite early (12pm).
In the midst of queuing up, Phil and Wes suddenly walked pass us to get into the lecture hall. Literally they were just a couple of feet away. That moment was totally felt surreal to me. One day I was watching their videos on YouTube and the next moment they were next to me in person! By the way, Ted couldn't make it to Malaysia this time due to some personal matters.
Inside Lecture Hall 20
The Mini Symposium main focus was for early filmmakers in Malaysia to ask the boys more about technical stuff regarding filmmaking but more questions about WongFu's lifestyle was being asked instead. Oh well, maybe next time.
I kinda pity the boys for answering the same questions over and over again.
To all WongFu fans, if you really want to call yourself a fan, at least google some of your questions online first because of of your questions can be found online and most of them are already answered during their interview sessions and press conference in Malaysia.
The long queue (from where I was standing, I was at position 2pm)
The session ended around 3-ish and we went straight to queue at the Meet+Greet line. Lots of fans who did not go for the Min Symposium was already in line earlier. The queue was very long by that time!
Victor and I met up with Esther, SweeLi and Kumara who were already queuing in line.
Esther, SweeLi, Kumara, Myself, Victor
After waiting for about one hour, Phil and Wes appeared above us (overhead walkway) and the fans went wild! The Meet+Greet session was an opportunity for the fans to meet the boys in person and literally touch them. lol!
Meeting Philip Wang
Here's me talking to Wes
We even managed to get an autographed poster of them
After that, we headed off for dinner before once again queuing up for the evening's session, WONGFU 4 LYFE!
Oh yeah! Happy people
Straight after dinner, we went to the Multi Purpose Hall only to find that the queue already had about 100 fans in line.
When it was our turn to enter the hall, we sat at the back anyways. Not because we had to, we just want to. There was a huge ass screen in front of us and the view wasn't too bad. We still could see what's happening on stage.
Even though Ted couldn't make it. He recorded a personal video for us fans here in Malaysia.
The Wong Fu 4 Lyfe session featured the boys telling us more about Wong Fu as well as the boys showing us some of their past works and talking more about them.
We even get to watch their unreleased new mini series Episode 2 and Episode 3, 'Home Is Where The Hans Are'!
All in all, the whole day was really a good one, spending it with WongFu Productions.
We really do hope that you guys will be able to come back here soon.
WONG FU 4 LYFE!
Ted messaging his fans on video
The Wesley Chan!
Photos above were taken from my iPhone, Kumara and SengFoo.
More photos from my camera:
Some of the videos from WongFu Productions which was shown during that evening:
UPDATED Feb 6th: More photos from Esther's camera.
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