Girls’ Generation Wishlist

As some of these albums/photo books are no longer available on some, if not all, websites, I am willing to buy second hand copies. Those with check marks are the ones I already have. Do message me at jhoygalimba@gmail.com or comment here if you have anything you want to offer. I can only pay internationally via Paypal. Thank you!

2007

  • [Studio Album] Girls’ Generation

2008

  • [Repackage Album] Baby Baby

2009

  • [Extended Play] Gee
  • [Extended Play] Genie

2010

  • [Studio Album] Oh!
  • [Repackage Album] Run Devil Run
  • [Live Album] Into the New World
  • [Extended Play] Hoot
  • [Single Album] Genie (JP)
  • [Single Album] Gee (JP)
  • [Single Album] Hoot (JP)
  • [Video Album] Girls in Tokyo (JP)
  • [Video Album] New Beginning of Girls’ Generation (JP)

2011

  • [Studio Album] Girls’ Generation (JP)
  • [Studio Album] The Boys
  • [Studio Album] The Boys (US)
  • [Promotional Album] Visual Dreams
  • [Repackage Album] Mr Taxi
  • [Video Album] All About Girls’ Generation: Paradise in Phuket
  • [Video Album] The 1st Asia Tour: Into the New World
  • [Video Album] First Japan Tour

2012

  • [Studio Album] Girls & Peace (JP)
  • [Studio Album] Love & Peace (JP)
  • [Single Album] Paparazzi (JP)
  • [Single Album] Flower Power (JP)
  • [Sub-Unit Album/ Extended Play] Twinkle
  • [Video Album] The Complete Girls’ Generation Video Collection
  • [Video Album] 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour

2013

  • [Studio Album] I Got A Boy
  • [Single Album] Galaxy Supernova
  • [Live Album] 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour
  • [Compilation Album] Best Selection Non-stop Mix (JP)
  • [Video Album] Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour (JP)

2014

  • [Extended Play] Mr. Mr.
  • [Compilation Album] The Best
  • [Video Album] Girls’ Generation in Las Vegas
  • [Video Album] Love & Peace: 3rd Japan Tour (JP)
  • [Sub-Unit Album/ Extended Play] Holler

2015

  • [Single Album] Party
  • [Single Album] Catch Me If You Can (JP)
  • [Studio Album] Lion Heart
  • [Sub-Unit Album/ Extended Play] Dear Santa
  • [Solo Album/Extended Play] Taeyeon – I
  • [Repackage Album] You Think
  • [Video Album] Girls’ Generation – World Tour: Girls & Peace in Seoul

2016

  • [Solo Album/Extended Play] Tiffany – I JUST WANNA DANCE
  • [Solo Album/Extended Play] Jessica- With Love, J
  • [Video Album] Girls’ Generation – Phantasia in Japan (JP)

Looking Back

I have been a fan of Korean Pop for quite a while. I literally spent ALL of my teenage life watching these idols, laughing over their crazy antics, crying over their pain, and making sure they win all the awards they deserve. I have been a fan and have also come to points where only they ever mattered to me.

I have always liked watching music videos. I was mostly on music channels back when we still had cable connection. It was in 2009 that through these, I had my encounter with K-Pop. 2ne1, Super Junior, Wonder Girls’ videos were always played on these music channels.

But my life as a fangirl started when I got to watch a video of Girls’ Generation’s Genie(Sowoneul Malhaebwa) around August of the same year. I used to wait for it to be played everyday at a certain music channel. I remember wanting to sing and dance after watching it, the latter never went into mind that I would ever do. It was then that I also did my research about the group and memorizing their members.

In 2010, I remember it was the first time I got introduced to the group’s fandom called ‘SONE’. I started to watch their live shows as well as their reality shows. I had the chance to talk to a few fans. All year I spent my time following the girls. At the same year, I got to know a couple of groups called SHINee and B2ST whom I had interest in as well. My first two albums were bought in December.

2011 was one of the most memorable years for me. It was then when I started to join groups and became administrator of several fan pages and sites. It was when I was at what I might be able to compare to the ‘peak’ of my fan life. I got to talk to more fans and I had the chance to become friends with some of them. I received updates from these fans everyday. I had a couple of albums added to my collection.

2012 was the year I decided to temporarily stop. I had the same routine by the first few months of the year, but when I became a fourth year high school student, I decided to focus on what was more important. I decided that I should focus on school and other obligations. I had high hopes for NU’EST, a rookie group at that time.

By 2013, I graduated from high school and went onto college. I would say it was both a disappointing year and a year of fun. It was disappointing as SNSD went to my country but I never came and fun because it was the year I got to meet a lot of fans online. Some friendships have lasted for a couple of years (and hopefully more!) already. I had a few albums added to my collection and a LOT of merchandise, too.

2014 was the most heartbreaking year, yet. It was the start of what I feared most. The first part of the year was already disappointing as I did not do enough to pass a subject. By May of the year, we received the news of EXO’s Kris leaving. I had a really hard time as it was the first time that I got to experience such a heartbreak. I remember that day, we had white pasta for dinner but I couldn’t finish it. It was a really sad day, I spent most of the day crying over a member that left. The same happened in September. One of the members of Girls’ Generation, Jessica, had to leave or had left (I still do not know what to believe). It was supposed to be a day of fun as it was the acquaintance party of the organization I was in, but it was ruined. I couldn’t think straight that day. Who ever knew it would happen, right? It was crazy. My heart was in pieces.

It was also in 2014 that I had my second hiatus from K-Pop. I saw the damage my addiction was making and knew it had to stop. By late July, I deactivated my twitter, stopped following groups and focused on studying.

2014 was also the year I got to attend my first concert. I went to Dream K-pop Fantasy Concert 2 which had Super Junior, B.A.P, BTOB, A-Jax, A-Prince and Block B attended.

2015, a year of comeback. In March of the year, I went back and reactivated my twitter. I had a lot of people I missed, updates that I didn’t know anything about, a bunch of stuff I didn’t know. It was more than half a year and I knew nothing anymore. A lot of groups had debuted by the time of my hiatus.

2015, I got more updates about K-Pop. I got to watch some groups debut. Got to like a few of these groups, too. I met more people from different fandoms. It is a crazy year, and a year I am thankful for.

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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