Global Peace Concert One K in Manila 2017

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Photo taken from www.philippineconcerts.com

One K Global Peace Concert in Manila was announced a few months before the year 2016 ended. It was supposed to be attended by EXO and BTS, as rumors went out the same time. It was confirmed by January 2017, having All Access Productions as one of its producers.

All Access Productions is a company who had brought us K-Pop shows and concerts including Dream K-Pop Fantasy Concerts 1 and 2 and MBC Show Champion in Manila 2016.

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One K Global Peace Concert in Manila was held on 2nd of March, 2017. It was a peace concert for the unification of the only divided country in the world: Korea. Philippines was its first stop for the year of 2017.

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The show started at 8:25PM with a formal event, talking about the significance of bringing together the nation of Korea, its dreams and hopes for its future. The master of ceremony was Sam Oh, a Philippine-based Korean actress. The formal event ended with a group of people holding dove balloons (which, for me, as a person with a fear of balloons, was surprisingly cute).

The concert then started with B.A.P. I remember seeing them for the first time in 2014 and I cried a bucketful of tears during their performance. I can’t remember if I cried this time. I was happy with being able to see them again! B.A.P. performed their latest song Skydive. They also performed One Shot, which made my concert buddy for the day very happy. Sadly, I wasn’t able to use the whistle they gave out earlier. The last they performed was No Mercy. People singing, more like shouting, “No! No! No! No Mercy” will always be one of my favorite parts of any event B.A.P. will be on. Daehyun had a few minutes alone, dancing on the main stage near a camera. I almost made him my bias. I love everyone, though.

After their performance, Seolhyun and Minho came out. They were the emcees for the rest of the show. It was cute, as what they were saying were already flashed on the screens with subtitles (a very nice gesture from the producers).

Having been enrolled to a Korean class, I tried my hardest to translate a few of what the people have been saying.

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B1A4 was next, and, as someone who isn’t a fan, I was converted. All five members were nice. I felt bad for not knowing everyone except Baro and Gongchan. They performed the songs Beautiful Target, Baby Goodnight, and what became my favorite that night, What’s Happening. During the ment, Baro spoke in English and I fell more for him. I needed to find out more about them after that night. Baro’s voice, I would love to hear that from day to night.

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Emcees Seolhyun and Minho came out again and talked about how popular Korean Dramas are in the Philippines. I can’t remember why but I wrote on my note ‘kpop na drama’. It might have been the Filipina emcee who kept on shouting on the microphone. She was funny.

The show went on with KDrama special stages. Forgive for not knowing the songs, I am not a fan of Korean Drama. Choa of AOA sang a song from the Descendants of the Sun while Sandeul of B1A4 sang the theme song from Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. The last song was Almost Paradise, something I and a lot of Filipinos are very familiar with. It was the theme song from Boys Over Flowers. B.A.P.’s Daehyun and Youngjae (/keyboard smashing bec otp) sang it for the night.

AOA came out and performed Excuse Me (the song of the year 2017). I might have also cried. I am not very sure. They performed Heart Attack then had their ment. During the ment, I had a mini heart-attack as Jimin slipped because of a slogan cardboard thrown on stage. Thankfully, one of her members caught her. Every one of the members were beautiful. AOA performed Mini Skirt last. I was thankful to have been able to see Jimin. Finally. Hearing Choa’s voice was a blessing, too.

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BTOB, the main reason why I went to the show, were next in the line up. They performed their latest song, I’ll Be Your Man. Along with it, they performed Beep Beep and probably the song they’ll always perform in joint concerts, Wow. I am sure I cried that time. Everyone were preparing for their come back and Ilhoon had his hair dyed red. I was shook (lol). During their ment, everyone tried to speak in English. I forgot who my bias was. I love all of them.

One of the most unforgettable moments during the night was that when Sungjae introduced himself, the whole venue went wild, even Eunkwang who was beside him looked surprised. Sungjae spoke in Cebuano, too.

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CNBlue went next and they started with their song Can’t Stop, one of my favorites. Yonghwa’s smile was exceptional and I think everyone would agree that he was the crowd favorite of the night. He was a sweetheart. They also performed Cinderella and You’re So Fine. In-between their performances, Yonghwa said ‘Manila, you’re so sweet’ and ‘You’re the best, Manila. I love you.’ He also said that he will come back. But all I really want to say is that he took my heart.

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A performance of ‘Anak’ with BTOB Eunkwang and Hyunsik together with Filipino actor Cesar Montano had shocked the audience and filled the venue with screams and ‘wow’s. Hyejeong came out next, but I was not able to recognize the song she sang. Her voice was amazing, though.

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Performing the song View, SHINee came out. FINALLY. I wanted to see them perform at least once in my life (although I’m hoping for more). There were amazing, more than how I saw them in fantaken and music show performances. After View was An Encore, then 1 of 1. The last is one of my favorite SHINee songs ever: Everybody. I did tear up a bit, SHINee was one of the few first groups I’ve gotten to know during my time as a newbie fan. They are important to me. SHINee recognized their group of fans by the right and I was happy for them.

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The final performer of the night was PSY and, although I wasn’t exactly a big fan, I knew 4 out of 5 of his songs. He started with Napal Baji and you can feel the excitement that ran through the crowd. Gentleman was performed next and my seatmate kept dancing around while watching. It became a bit silent during PSY’s performance of Father. How there were translations on screen was something I was thankful for. We could not only feel the emotions through the music and his voice, but also understand it. I think I cried during parts of it.

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The energy went back when Daddy came up and soon enough, we were dancing to it (as much as we can, we were on the seated area, although my seatmate didn’t seem to mind). Gangnam Style, unfortunately, was the last song from him for the night and it couldn’t get any sadder. My day of relaxation was ending. However, I still did enjoy and was amazed that after 5 years, I was still able to watch him perform the song.

PSY was amazing. It felt like, while he was performing, he made the divided fandoms into one. Everyone was having fun and it was nice to see that.

Seolhyun and Minho came out again, introducing Terry Jim and Jimmy Lewis, who in turn introduced a new song. Everyone of the idols, excluding B.A.P and BTOB who had schedules the following day, came out, singing the song. While I cannot understand the rest of my notes (which I also should take note of), Minho did something that made me laugh. Other than that, I feel like I cried over the concert finally ending.

I went out as my seatmate had to get home soon, although I didn’t want to leave yet and asked for a couple more photos (traditional lol). I unfortunately lost my ticket to the event afterwards and it was such a drag. I still feel bad now, 5 months later.

Anyhow, the event was superb! The lineup was amazing although most were boy groups (I badly want girl groups ūüė¶ ), I did enjoy it. Especially with BTOB and B.A.P together, it was one heck of a night. I hoped to see them again, and lo and behold, Super Pop Con happened (which I went to and will be blogging about in tomorrow, I promise.) Everything was unexpected and was amazing to have been able to experience. I became a fan of B1A4 after the night and truly regret that I didn’t look them up before (thankfully, their songs were awesome enough that I listened to them before and are familiar with them).

The translations during the special stages and performance introductions were very helpful. Definitely a nice gesture for the foreign fans!

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As you can see, I was not able to take any photo of BTOB nor B.A.P due to the fact that I was trying to enjoy and feel the performanes as much as I can. I am not a big fan of taking photos during concerts as well as it ruins the essence of concerts itself. I personally think we should enjoy ourselves during the concert not after taking photos and videos of them and watching it at home instead.

An awesome event. Next time, another solo concert. For now, let’s stick to where BTOB and B.A.P are at.

Signed BTOB Complete Album

Four¬†words — IT WAS ON SALE!

Last February 18th, as I was going through sites looking for an album I could buy so I could test out my card and try Paypal, I saw that MWAVE had BTOB’s Complete Album on sale, and I just had to¬†add it to the cart and click the checkout button!

Click Read More for the album inclusions.

Review will be on another post.
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20 K-Pop Questions

Doing this again because I like comparing how I was and how I am now. Original post from my old blog. Questions are not mine; credits goes to its rightful owners.

 

1. Your favorite group(s)? SNSD, SISTAR, BTOB, APRIL

2. Your bias? So Nyeo Shi Dae Sunny

3. Your favorite song(s)?¬†Everything by SNSD and SISTAR are my jam. BTOB’s 2nd Confession is a must to listen to.¬†

4. Do you ship? So yeah, which pairing(s)? I ship ChanBaek and used to ship JeTi so hard till 930 happened.

5. Have you ever gone to a concert? Yes, twice. 

6. How long have you liked K-pop? Been a fan since 2009.

7. Favorite boyband? BTOB

8. Favorite girlgroup? SNSD, SISTAR, APRIL

9. SMtown or YG entertainment? SMTOWN, I like their songs better.

10. How many K-pop songs do you have on your ipod/playlist? 1000+ songs, I am not kidding.

11. Name 3 of your favorite songs sung by girlgroups.¬†Currently, I’ve been into MAMAMOO’s You’re the Best, WJSN’s MoMoMo and my all time fave is Genie by SNSD.

12. Name 3 of your favorite songs sung by boybands.¬†GOT7 Confession Song, BTOB 2nd Confession, Super Junior It’s You¬†

13. Are you taller or shorter than your bias? Shorter

14. What’s your favorite lyric?¬†Mark’s ‘žĖīŽēĆ?’

15. Have you made fanart / written a fanfiction?¬†Nope. I have made several short ‘imagines’ though.

16. How much kpop merchandise do you have? I have spent about 25000 to 30000 php (1400-1700 usd).

17. Do you have cons/meetings in your country, so yes, have you ever attended to one? I have attended four fan gatherings and three cover group cons. Two of EXO Fan gatherings, two of BTOBPH Fan gatherings, and three SMTown Cover Group Fest.

18. Eldest or maknae? Eldest

19. Whose birthday is close to yours?¬†Seventeen’s Hoshi! He is only 2 days older than me!¬†

20. Do you watch k-drama? So yes, which one is your favorite? I only watched one: Sassy Go Go.

Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2

This is a pretty detailed¬†(with keyboard smashing) post about a fangirl’s first concert attendance. Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 really was a dream come true. Read if you want.

Originally posted on blogspot || editing 

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Best of Best in Manila

Last April 12th, Best of Best in Manila was held in the Philippine Arena. It was a joint concert. The artist who were to perform were Red Velvet, BTOB, Girls’ Generation, and Super Junior.

To be honest, I never planned on going. I wanted to see Girls’ Generation during their solo concert so I didn’t really want to go to a joint concert. But my aunt said it was a once in a lifetime experience so we attended. She bought my ticket! *happy emoticon*

D-day! We had our customized shirts printed, our tickets ready and light sticks on (and then off because we have to save battery). We left the house in the afternoon, which was a bit disappointing because I wanted to be there earlier. I like going early because there are a lot of things that happen while outside the venue.

We were to go to her friend who was going to attend as well, just to accompany us. (Wow!) We met around 2PM. We stopped by for a while to get something to eat so we wouldn’t have trouble at the venue.

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We ate at Army Navy. I had Hungarian Sausage and it was delicious!

After an hour, we got to the Philippine Arena (FINALLY!!). I became really excited. I couldn’t stop smiling and everyone I was with saw that. Well, I was going to see¬†my idols after so long, how could I not get excited?

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IMG_20150412_161806 Excitedly took pictures when we could finally see the Arena

When we arrived, we looked around for merchandise, but sadly, we didn’t get to buy any. Most of the merch have already been sold out. This is why I¬†dislike going to events in the afternoon. We met up with my kuya¬†and went around more.

Around 5 PM, we started to get in line because it was getting too long.

We came inside the venue quite late. Everything was a mess. They wouldn’t let us in even though they’ve already gotten our tickets.

It was disappointing but we finally got to go inside after Red Velvet’s Ice Cream Cake started. I remember tearing up both because of disappointment and excitement for Red Velvet.

I honestly¬†did not take note of the songs each group performed.I could not stop smiling and crying. It was my first time to see Red Velvet and Girls’ Generation, second time for some of the Super Junior members and for BTOB as a whole.

My favorite parts of the concerts were when Red Velvet sang Ice Cream Cake, Somethin’ Kinda Crazy and Happiness. I loved Happiness and it was really cool that I got to see them perform it. Yeri was alone in the middle in the first part TT TT Somethin’ Kinda Crazy became my favorite song afterwards. Wendy speaking in English was awesome, too! I couldn’t stop staring at Seulgi.

The second to perform was my babies: BTOB. When they came on, I cried. It was my first time to see BTOB as an actual fan, I wasn’t that into them the first time I saw them. The feeling was very different. I loved every second of their performances. I cried during Beep Beep performance because I wanted to see it so bad. I got crazy over hearing 2nd Confession live again. It never loses its brilliance. I love that song.

The third was my ultimate babies biases: Girls’ Generation, SNSD, So Nyeo Shi Dae, Shoujo Jidai! I cried a whole lot. Finally, after 6 years, I got to see them. Sunny, my favorite, teasingly said that they were gonna perform Catch Me If You Can, which was released just a few days before. But they were wearing dresses so they couldn’t possibly. I loved how Sunny had a lot of time talking. My most awaited part was Tiffany’s “Philippines, put it back on!” I cannot remember how many times I cried during that time.

Super Junior was last to perform. My favorite part was their introductions. I love Super Junior lol. My favorite performance was Kyuhyun’s At Gwanghamun. #best

For the last time, Leeteuk stayed on the stage. He ran to the three parts of the stage and bowed. TT TT

We left the building when most of the people have already left. Smiles were all over the place.

We arrived home a little past midnight. It was one of the best days of my life yet.

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