I and mihipyon went to the same shows as m3l. we didn't go to the cafe event though.. I timed my flight to singapore so my plane would arrive just a little bit ahead of the incoming akb48 members so I would *coincidentally* meet them at arrival gate. Unfortunately, my flight got delayed almost an hour and the girls' flight arrived half an hour earlier than schedule, so I ended up arriving an hour later than the girls and just missed them when I finally passed through the immigration check. oh well... I couldn't recollect the details of the show, unfortunately, because most of the time I was watching harugon only, instead of the actual songs. Here's my recollection as far as I can recollect... firstly, I'm very enthusiastic to know so many dancer type girls coming to the show... ume, natsumi, sayaka, tanamin, mariya, I thought it would be a balanced high powered dance performance show. But I was wrong, it is filled by high power dance performance... but it's far from balanced, in term of dancing performance, Ume creamed everybody else on stage.. she's by far the best dancer on stage. I have watched ume danced live several times before, and I already know that she's a very good dancer, but still she manages to awe me everytime. The openning songs are Iiwake Maybe, Aitakatta, and several others (sorry, like I said I paid more atention to harugon than to the songs themselves [blush] ) I'll try to skip my harugon biased recollection as much as possible lest I bore you guys to death Intro MC, many of the girls tried to talk some english, some of them was actually good at it. Haachan goofed up by asking "How old are you?" to the audience when she was actually trying to ask "How are you?" The girls and the audiences burst into laughter. Nakayan said "Wow, haachan tried so hard to speak in english.. nakayan no" *gives large X hand sign* and the audience laughed, rabutan said "Since I'm japanese, I will speak in japanese" LOL worthy , Nana the kenkyuusei got unexpectedly high response from the audience, but she's worthy of it. Her dance is actually good (not ume/natsumi good, but well above the par of many akb48 girls), and she was bashful and friendly, if I didn't have an oshi yet, she might very possibly be my oshi. The first unit song was end roll, ume, natsumi, reinyan, and mariya. I know mariya is a very good dancer, but apparently she still way below ume's dancing prowess. Umechan's dance was so good, it felt like the song was actually made to match her dance beat instead of the other way around. Natsumi was somewhat distance second in term of dance. Don't get me wrong, Natsumi is good, very good, VERY good! but somehow it felt like she was actually tryng to hide her dance skill by holding off her energy when dancing for this song. The second was haagavi, followed by kataomoi taikakusen. Haachan in kataomoi Taikakusen was like.. OMG!!! I have seen the original performance 3 times on theater, but I don't recall there's a move as hot as haachan's move in the original formation (oh where's the noosebleed emoticon when you need one), I mean HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT!!! mihipyon stood petrified beside me at the sight of haachan's hip movement after that, it was Tonari no banana... one of my favorit song.. rabutan was an obvious girl for the song, but I was wondering who would be her partner. As the girls dropped their newspaper, it was harugon!!! OMG!! OMFG!!!! my mind went blank for a moment, or two, or maybe more. it was... it was... oh forget it, my brain is not powerful enough to compose words to describe my feelings on that moment. the performance of the song alone was worth every penny I spent for the trip to, including the flight ticket, the hotel,the meals, the show ticket and alll the gifts I bought for harugon. and then himawari with nakayan, shichan, sayaka, and nana... and then single songs again... river, beginner, hikoukigumo, and some other song... ume's dance owns the stage,but my eyes were busy following harugon. and then encore.. and then more single songs: flying get, kazefui, and.... HEAVY ROTATION!!!! after that handshake events. I managed to say my appreciation to natsumi,umechan, and sayaka... and the I gave harugon the flower I prepared for her, and really I should appologize to tanamin. Tanamin was right after harugon, and I almost went pass her without shaking hands with her because my mind went blank after meeting harugon at the first show's handshake, when I arrived to sayaka, she said "Ha! You are from Indonesia?" I was surprised, I didn't know how she found out, and I said "Yes, I am. It's nice to meet you again" (in english as she also talked in english) The second round, I left a letter for harugon, with a present too, not much I remembered other than I almost forgot to shake tanamin's hand again Umechan was so awesome. She really is a dancing queen. Nana the kenkyuusei is really worthy of being a 48 family member. Harugon was so...ASDFWEFCDSxZVCfsdiofhI I went to see the shows because I missed her, but I ended up missing her even more Reinyan threw a lot of smile, waves, even a blown kiss. Sayaka was so pretty. More girly than the last time I saw her in K4 show.