It all happen in 1996…
While walking pass the TV set, a sweet and energetic voice caught my attention. When I looked at the screen, a Malay popular group called '2By2' were singing with a young lady.
They were singing 'MawarKu'. The young lady was not that pretty but her voice was so good that I predicted that one day she would become a pop star.
I keep watching and waited to see who this girl was? At last I found out that her name is Siti Nurhaliza. What a nice name? Got commercial value!
The next day i went to the 'cassette' shop to buy her album. I found out that she had 2 albums, one duet with 2By2 and the other one was her solo album.
Her songs had not been played in any radio stations, so I just gambled and bought her solo album. Her album did not disappointed me. My favorite songs were 'Jawapan Di Persimpangan' and 'Jerat Percintaan'.
One year later….
Siti Nurhaliza came out with another album. This time 'Aku Cinta Padamu' song which mean 'I Love You' become hit and more and more people soon become her fans.
Her other hit songs were 'Bisikan Asmara', 'Kesilapanku, Keegoanmu' and 'Wajah Kekasih' In this album she had included one 'Irama Malaysia' song called 'Sri Mersing'.
5 years later after hit song 'Aku Cinta Padamu'….
28th February 2002, I found out that Siti Nurhaliza is going to perform at IMM (Singapore) on 2nd and 3rd March 2002.
1st March 2002, It was my birthday.
2nd March 2002, 1400 hrs…
I was at IMM watching Siti Nurhaliza performed. It is my first time watching Siti Nurhaliza in real life. I was not fortunate to see her in the past (her first concert in s'pore, the Diva concert and her short concert at West Mall) due to some unforeseen difficulties.
She looked very pretty and different from what I see in TV or magazines. I was fortunate to see her in 360 degree angles. Today she was wearing her favorite color GREEN.
The show lasted for one hour. The next hour was for autograph session. After the autograph session, Suhaimi (the presenter and joker) requested her to sing a last song.
Siti Nurhaliza take this opportunity to sing her favorite songs 'Pelangi Petang' and 'Salam Terakhir' make popular by her favorite singer the late 'Sudirman'.
At the end of her song, she move down to the floor and shake hand with her fans. I was fortunate as i was standing at the left of the stage that was not crowded.
Siti Nurhaliza was walking towards my area, i raised my hand and had the chance to shake her hand for the first time. She have a small and soft hand.
After shaking her hand, one guy asked for her autograph. I take this opportunity to hand her a card which i had prepared earlier.
She took it, smile and say 'Thank You' to me.
3rd March 2002, 1400 hrs…
I was again at IMM watching Siti Nurhaliza for the second time.
This time what surprised me that during her autograph session, once in a while she will glance to where I was (that was at the left of the stage) and then face to the front with a smile that was so sweet and different.
She done it a few time. During singing her last song, she glance to me again and then turn to the front. I can see she was smiling from my viewing position (maybe she was thinking something…..).
She went to the floor again but this time she make a quick walk as the crowd were pushing toward the railings.