It has been forever since I posted something here, but something that I found quite eventful happened tonight (29/12/17) that I thought you all should know. I also know that this is under the News and Discussions categories but you know, it’s a discussion am I right? Let’s get this straight. I am from Melbourne Australia, more particularly located around the city and western suburbs, so hopefully things will make sense throughout the course of this ‘encounter’ to those who happen to be from Australia and also stan EXO. My mum and I went to Highpoint, (a massive shopping centre) as it opens up until 9 pm due to the school holidays and the massive sales leftover from Christmas and Boxing Day. Walking around, we needed to go and buy gifts for my younger and older cousins, so we just happen to be passing Peter Alexander (the all time best pyjama shop ever~), where they too, had massive sales. Browsing around, I happened to split off and look at some pyjamas for myself as my mum went looking for the intended people we were shopping for. I was enjoying the sensation of the overpriced silk pyjama set until a lady (about 20-23 maybe?) with patchy blonde/platinum/lavender loosely braided hair, a reflective rainbow bag, black t-shirt that had the words ‘BOY’ across the front and off white high waisted fancy ass pants came up next to me browsing, like any other normal shopper would. At first I paid absolutely no attention to her. That was until I had a closer look at her bag. When I did, my eyes first went to the bag tag that hung off of the handles that sat on her right shoulder. (I am a very observant person, let me live.) And holy fuck I swear I smudged the mascara I was wearing due to the amount of times I’ve rubbed my eyes to confirm what I actually saw. It was a yellow and black bag tag that was from The Exo'luxion. Now, Highpoint was a place full of white people. If not, whitewashed Asians were also common. I myself, am a partly white washed Asian. I literally go to a white school. So it’s normal for me to be the only one in this K-Pop game and for EXO to be my ultimate bias group. Otherwise, the people who are also into K-Pop, most likely stan BTS, not that it’s a bad thing, but you know... But to see someone who stans K-Pop, more particularly and specifically EXO, I think I died a little inside. My eyes trailed over to the rest of her bag. A glittery X keychain, with ‘XIUMIN’ going downward across the X. And of course, the reflective rainbow bag, with ‘CBX’ in a small, but readable print towards the middle top of this rainbow bag. I now had confirmed in my head, that this 20 or 23 year old lady went to The Exo'luxion Global Package and EXO-CBX’s Japanese Debut Colourful BoX showcase. Lucky bitch. By now, I’ve been brainstorming ways to somehow hint that I too, have an unhealthy obsession with EXO. Do I say “Chogiscuse me” to get to a random set of pyjamas as an awkward attempt to make it subtle? Do I come up next to her and say “So I see your a Xiumin stan. Good on you, he is extremely underrated and deserves the world.”? I spot on the table the Peter Alexander Kellogg’s collection. Cereal print on cotton shorts to sleep in. Brilliant idea. Bravo Peter, Anyone ever had Coco pops? They’re my favourite cereal. But I’m always misreading them ever since EXO’s 4th album came out this year, These coco pop pyjama shorts also just happened to be on this very table closest to us. This alone screams a perfect opportunity to not only make it subtle, but also make it really punny in the process. I could just shout out to my mum busy picking out the clothes “HEY MUM, LOOK! THEY HAVE KOKO BOP- I MEAN COCO POP SHORTS!!” That was it. The perfect way to hint that I drool over 9 Asian men that happen to sing and dance really fucking well. It would’ve went so well and hilarious, if I wasn’t so fucking slow and awkward. It would’ve been easier if the lady was somewhat my age, or even a teenager. But she was 20 or 23. Meaning that she probably won’t get my joke. Or even laugh at my shitty humour, maybe the pun would just fly over her head. I don’t know, I’m only 14 for Christ’s sake. I kept delaying my decision to make my presence known. God, it would just be some much easer if I was wearing either the EXO hoodie or t-shirt, both from their concert. (Actually, I got it off eBay, but that’s besides the point) that I got for my birthday this year and least year. This lady, clad in EXO merch moves to another side of the shop. I awkwardly follow after her, but kept a reasonable distance and picked up another random thing, which happed to be men’s boxers with The Avengers all across the crochet and butt area. She moves again. I move too but opposite to her. I gotta do it now, Mum’s about to pay. Fuck! You idiot! Say something! Anything! Even chogiwa for fucks sake! And mum finishes paying, only to drag me out the shop. On out way out, I whisper shouted quickly , hoping that the lady would hear, “Mum! There’s another EXO-ℓ in there! With the rainbow bag!!” Mum’s head whipped around trying to see but gave up trying after three seconds to explain what she got for my cousins. For the rest of the time we were shopping, I have t deep and utter regret that I didn’t say anything. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. If I had said something, we could’ve been friends by now. Asking her what it’s like to see them live. Was it the same behind the screen? No. The answer will forever be no. They are even more ridiculously handsome live and I have never even been to any of their concerts. The takeaway from this storytime is to don’t chicken away from making new potential friends. Being into the same group already creates this foundation, so it’d be so much easier to break the ice, rather than meeting different people from scratch. The amount of regret I felt after walking away from the shop ate me up. Sounds dramatic, but what do you expect? Xiumin is a fine man, and I need to be constantly talking about him to relieve the pent up sexual and non sexual frustrations. He’s not even my bias! So, as this is a new thread, share your experiences! Has anything like this happened to you before? I’d love to read and see how crazy a single experience can be! And to the lady who was found at Peter Alexander with the EXO merch. I was the one in the navy blue top and ripped white skinny jeans with the tan Mimco bag. I’m sorry if I creeped you out by awkwardly following you around the shop. I was meant to at least say hi!