I sat there alone on my seat with my bag accompanying me. I had prepared my gift to Valentino Rossi and will give to him if I get my lucky to meet with Valentino Rossi like a before. I thought maybe I might not able to manage meet with him this year, as I did have a paddock pass yet. I only had the ticket for main grandstand, which means I can only see Valentino Rossi from very far. How I can give my present I dedicated from him? As I was thinking I opened and read the book that I created, consisting of a collection on my blog posts.
And when I was busy with my own thoughts, an unexpected group of people walked pass me and one of them was Valentino Rossi. He just walked and looks at me while I said slowly "OMG, Valentino Rossi" Really couldn't believe with what I saw. And he with his humble smile and said "ohh wow...you're everywhere". Hahahaha I think we were both surprised that we can even meet in place like this without any plan.
I really don't believe he's the famous rider in the world going to town by public transportation without any strict guarding. Extraordinary humility.
The door closed and the train started to move forward. I just sat there, and a moment later I tried walk to the carriage where they were sitting and the first person I saw was Roberto Brivo. I asked with him very quietly to help give my book and my present to Valentino Rossi,
Me : Could you help me please to give this book and present to him
RB : (smile) Why me? you don't want to give it your self
Me : I want, but I'm scare he would be annoyed, because he is trying to relax on this trip
RB : (Laugh) No, come on (He took my hand into the seat of Valentino)
RB : Vale, you have one fan who wants to meet you
And Ucciowas really nice, he stood up from his seat next to Valentino Rossi and let me sit beside him. It was really incredible moment, Valentino Rossi and me in public transport, on the same seat. Really wonderful just like dream. I talked to him about Indonesian Fans and Fans around the world about how their all always support him in any condition without any doubt about what he does on the bike and he smiled and said "Thank you...thank you"
Really like in heaven all full of flower for me, warm and sweet. And than I gave him my book and he opened it and read some page and said "It's funny, you always with me, thank you for that" he said than when his eyes on me. Felt as if I had won lottery, happy to the sky.
And I asked to him
Me : May I take a pic with you with my book too?
VR : Yes of course (with his charming smiles)
Me : But who will take the pic, this is my camera
VR : No worry, lot of friend here (And he call one of his friend)
Valentino Rossi stoodsup and embraced me, just like he always does with all his fans. Nicely really humble. And after taking a pic I decides to leave him and give him the privacy he needed, and I took a gift from my bag and gave to him. He opened it with curious face and he very surprised to see my gift, with our pic on it.
VR : When we took the pic?
Me : Last February when you were doing the test in here
VR : Ok, thank you and you want take a pic with this gift also
Me : Yes of course
So, we took a pic again, after that I asked him "May I take a pic with my phone I want update in my twitter" he smiled and said "Ok you can do that". Than all team behind him laughed and teased him. Felt Deep kinship and familiarity between them.
- What a friendly idol? when he with all pleasure gave time for his fans.
- What a great Idol ? When he was still remembering with his fans, although he have million of fans who always admire with him all the time
- What a amazing moment for fans? When you could met your Idol, when you're thinking about the possibility of it, and suddenly he was there in front of you.
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