Kim Ji-hoon in Switzerland: An Update

Time for an update (especially for those not living on Twitter like me and some others) about what's going on with the big Kim Ji-hoon--kakashi meet-up.

Remember the 6 options? Probably not, so I am going to repeat them for you; PLUS, I will share my awesome cost-benefit calculations with you. The Swiss Franc (CHF) is about 1:1 to the USD.

Option 1a: I go to the airport
cost (money): train ticket to the airport, approx. 5 CHF. Total: 5 CHF.
cost (time): His plane gets in at 7.35pm. Let's say it's on time, so I would probably have to be there at 7.50 at the earliest. I would have to leave at Zurich main station at around 7.30 then. When he gets out is unsure, but I guess he should make it by approx. 8.20pm. After getting an autograph and maybe a picture, I could be back home at 9 pm. Total: 1.5 hours.
cost (embarrassment): high. Dying of the mere thought.
Kim Ji-hoon benefit: low. Would see him for approx. 2 minutes if I'm lucky.
Option 1b: I go to the airport with the Korean ahjumma from the Korean food shop
cost (money): in order to not come across like a totally rude person, I would have to buy something at the shop first, i.e. Soju and Makgeolli (approx. 20 CHF). Plust train ticket to the airport, approx. 5 CHF. Total: 25 CHF.
cost (time): Going to the shop, selecting stuff, paying, talking to the ahjumma (approx 30 minutes). Plus all the stuff in Option 1a. Total: 2 hours.
cost (embarrassment): hard to calculate. Speaking to the ahjumma would most likely not be embarrassing, though I do not know her at all, unless she has no idea who Kim Ji-hoon is and calls the cops because she believes I'm crazy. Though we DID bond over 오징어젓 a little last time I went there! But if she were by my side at the airport, the embarrassment of fangirling would be lower than in option 1a.
Kim Ji-hoon benefit: low to very low. Would see him for approx. 2 minutes if I'm lucky and maybe he would chat to the ahjumma instead of me.
Option 2: I go to Chur and wait at the main station
cost (money): Train ticket to Chur, return, approx. 40 CHF. Total: 40 CHF.
cost (time): Train time, 1h20mins. And then the wait ... difficult to calculate. Total: 3-6 hours.
cost (embarrassment): potentially zero, because he might not turn up.
Kim Ji-hoon benefit: potentially zero, because he might not turn up.
Option 3: I go to Samnaun on Friday and watch the competition on Saturday
cost (money): Train and bus ticket to Samnaun, approx. 90 CHF. Ticket up the mountain, approx. 10 CHF. Hotel for one night, approx. 150 CHF. Total: 250 CHF
cost (time): Travel time: 4 hours on Friday and 4 hours back on Saturday. Stay in Samnaun: 24 hours. Total: 32 hours.
cost (embarrassment): very low. The ones embarrassing themselves are the ones competing.
Kim Ji-hoon benefit: high! Competition starts at 11 and goes until 3pm and the village is very small. Total: 4-8 hours of Kim Ji-hoon watching.
Option 4: I get a team of 4 together and enroll in the Santa competition myself
cost (money): Train and bus ticket to Samnaun, approx. 90 CHF. Ticket up the mountain, 0 CHF, it's included. Stuff for the costumes: approx. 40 CHF? We can rent the costumes for 30 CHF each, but it could also be just a deposit. Hotel/accommodations for the team, for 2 nights (i.e. let's rent an appartment): approx. 150 CHF p/P. Total: CHF 310 CHF
cost (time): Leave Zurich at lunch on Friday to get up to Samnaun in time. Stay all Saturday, because not only is there the competition, there also is an open air concert and party in the evening. Leave Samnaun on Sunday morning. Be back in the afternoon. Total: 50 hours.
cost (embarrassment): non-existent. Totally legit reason to ogle him all day long. Throw snow at him, touch him, brush snow off him. Touch him some more. Tell him it's our custom to take the clothes OFF after such a competition. Etc.
Kim Ji-hoon benefit: Incredibly high. Can't even SAY how high. Be near him for hours and hours, even if I don't see him. Go to a PARTY with him, unless he goes to bed early? Beauty sleep and all. Oh well. But breath the same air for sure.
Option 5: I'll do an exclusive interview with Kim Ji-hoon
cost (money): Depends where that interview would take place. If it were in Zurich: 0 CHF. If it were in Samnaun, see Option 3. Total: 0 - 250 CHF.
cost (time): Depends where that interview would take place. total: 2 hours - 32 hours.
cost (embarrassment): High. I hate to lie. Where the heck would I publish that interview?!
Kim Ji-hoon benefit: relatively high. Would "talk" to him for 30mins or so. Does he even speak English? Stupid idea.
Option 6: I don't do friggin anything and stay at home.
cost (money): 0
cost (time): 0
cost (embarrassment): 0
Kim Ji-hoon benefit: 0

Of frigging course I went for option 4, cause WHO WOULDN'T??!!?!

That's my team at No 15: The Santastic Four. Each of us is going to have a superpower - I'm not yet sure which one will be mine. And we're still one member short; I cannot understand why I don't have to fend off thousands of people interested in joining me! And I realize that the likelihood that this "World" Championship will be won by a Swiss team is quite high. My goal: beat Kim Ji-hoon.
And these are the disciplines... Let's hope I survive this. I really would be overly dramatic if I saw him and died after! Stay tuned! More updates coming!
(thanks to @AhjussiKimJiHun for the pics)


JoAnne said…
Kakashi hwaiting!
laos7 said…
This post is priceless, I legit ended up on the floor laughing at the end of it!
Good luck on beating Kim Ji Hoon!!
kakashi said…
okay, maybe I'm overcompensating a bit because I fucked up last year when Lee Jun-ki was here. Just a thought.
Anima Christi said…
No it's because you must really
azurduyy said…
OMG, kakashi this post is so precious, your fangirling took you to a Santa competition. I mean, how damn awesome is that?!

This is a great starting point for a drama, indeed. If dramas taught me something, it's that everything is ~fate~, he's going to youuu (romantic background music), and when he inevitably finds himself lost in the woods, he'll meet your eyes (you were actually stalking him), ask you for help, some linguistic hilarity ensues, and then BAM! Love is the momentttt~~~~~~

You rock!!!!!!!!!! Keep us posted!!!!!!!!!
lafer said…
You are awesome. I feel honored to have met you in person. And if I was just a little younger and it wasn't necessary to fly from the US on Thanksgiving, I'd be that 4th team member.

Let me reiterate - you are awesome! Oh, and I'm so glad I met your team mates, too!
Anonymous said…
In the end , whatever you plan to best wishes with you.....Fighting!!!
JoAnne said…
*Cannnnnnnnn you feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel...the love tonight*

mud said…
I've been a fan of this blog for a long time but this is my first post, and I must say, this is by far the best expression of fangirlism ever! Best of luck on winning (over Kim Ji-hoon)!
damianna said…
oh my, i'm so jealous of you n happy for you at the same time! talk to him about home-shopping. haha. break a leg!
Christine said…
So No.13 is the Korean team? I don't quite understand the explanation of the disciplines, but I hear the chimney is extremely high!! Good luck!
Anonymous said…
Omg. You go girl! We cheer for you in spirit. While the people in the US are eating turkey, you be in a race to meet a hottie! Kakashi fighting!!
Mari D said…
Sure, now it lets me publish! I been trying to comment on the heir squee caps for weeks..
riina said…
Kakashi you're my idol!! Holy cheese that must be the best reason ever to join a Santaclaus competition :D Break a leg!
ps. you could ask Korean ahjumma to join your team ;)
pps. Does Kippis mean something in Swiss German? If it doesn't, there's a Finn or two in that team, because kippis is the Finnish word for "cheers!"
kakashi said…
yup, that's them! I am a bit afraid of the chimney to be honest!!!
kakashi said…
must be Finns, yes! Another Finn already told me it means "cheers" :) So these could be Finns living in Switzerland - or Finn-loving Swiss people
mommai said…
Oh my goodness. You are amazing, and so wonderfully committed to this! I applaud you! ROCK ON, KAKASHI! :D
aafa83 said…
Kakashi, so, you can still compete with just 3 people? Are your teammates KJH fans or did you just randomly grabbed someone off the streets?
kakashi said…
no, we need to be 4!!!!!! If we do not find a No 4, we won't be able to compete. If that happens ... well, then I'm just back to optino 3
the other two are not KJH fans - not even KDrama friends. The one woman is a work colleague and friend of mine, the other is her husband :)
Anonymous said…
Do it. Just do it. In this life, some times we just have to do that crazy thing because it is something we want and it makes a life time memory. Julia the Berkshire Beanie.
Anonymous said…
I hope you find team member 4. Just do it! as that advert says. somebody from down under the globe is cheering you on. i don't have twitter so would really be honoured if you put updates on this blog. ho ho ho santa hooked on KJH. Maybe you could have some t-shirts made and announced here so KJH would be expecting you. merry
lafer said…
Seriously, JoAnne, you have to admit she is awesome to do this. It's not just like pretending to buy a product he endorses!
Nabi said…
Kim Ji-hoon isn't even one of my KDrama weaknesses, and I'm still ridiculously excited about this plan! Go Kakashi!!! And please tell me where I will be able to find the video of this competition once it's over! Preferably with English subtitles. Or French! Or Spanish. Or even German. I can work with German...
alexe said…
Awesome fangirling . Best wishes to you . I am waiting for all the juicy updates . Daebak !
Christine said…
Kim Ji-hoon spoke a few words of English at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong. Actually it's not bad :)
Anonymous said…
ahem. ahem is that directed at someone?? hmm... i didnt pretend!!! i BOUGHT!! it was the only thing i could do!!! >.<

Anonymous said…
very very exciting!!! hwaiting!!

Kakashi, you just plain rock! I'm sorry I don't live in Switzerland, or I would help out.
kakashi said…
hahaha, it was SO directed at you, hahahaha
kakashi said…
oh yes, I do hope to be rewarded for this craziness.
kakashi said…
my blog is a bit ... Kim Ji-hoon biased, maybe!
kakashi said…
hm, aren't flight from NYC really cheap right now? ;-)
Lizzy4e said…
I am so excited for you!! Please get pictures! and a full report. You are my hero!