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 😦 ), 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.

[Unboxing] A Package from CDJAPAN + GOT7 Just Right Taiwanese Version

Last December 2016, I decided to buy a Christmas present for myself. As at the time, I was really into GOT7(I still am, don’t misunderstand), I bought these.

Shop: CDJapan | http://www.cdjapan.co.jp

Price:

  • Just Right TW 1132Yen 
  • NHK TV TV De Hangul Koza October 2016 Issue 450Yen 
  • EXO Coming Over (Kai) 1500Yen

Shipping Fee: 850Yen

Ordered on: December 2, 2016

Shipped on: December 4, 2016

Received Notice on: March 16th

Picked up on: March 17th

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Unboxing: Brilliant Moment, BTS V Birthday Project Goods

In September 2016, I opened a PH group order for the Brilliant Moment Birthday Project by All the Moment At the Moment [@kimtaetaeV_V] fansite master. I ordered one Set B.

Set Price: Set A: $30 | Set B: $50

Shipping Fee: (Divided to all buyers) $35

Ordered on: September 30th, 2016

Shipped on: February 16th

Received Notice on: March 10th (lol)

Picked up on: March 9th

The set included the everything on this post. Here is an overview of the things included:

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Read more to check out the whole set.

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Presents

I woke up in the middle of the day on the 30th of December and immediately went to the bathroom deciding to take a shower. Feeling thirsty, I went downstairs. I found that there was a package on the table. I knew it was for me, I was notified about it and have been waiting for days.

I delayed my bath and opened the package. I recorded a short video to thank the person who gave it to me. I don’t think I sent it to her though.

My first thought was that, she shouldn’t have bothered to. And that LBC was mightily expensive a courier to use. But it’s already done so I stopped complaining. IMG_20161230_130532

I loved the amount of bubble wrap used.

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I opened it and it had a bunch of cute stuff. It also had BTS merchandise (as the friend is a BTS fan).

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I’m not gonna lie, until now, I can’t remember who’s who from the Hiphop Monsters. I can recognize about three but forget how they look like again after a while. Who is that on the pin? IMG_20170101_131833

My favorite is the Jimin fan out of everything in the package. It was the first fansite fan I have ever owned. IMG_20170101_131445

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I don’t get a lot of presents. I barely get them because I don’t allow people to. I guess it’s nice to receive some every once in a while, though. I’ll always be thankful for this set of presents I got last year. A great year-ender indeed.

[PH Group Order] Pocket Seventeen by 포켓세븐틴 @poketeen_

Hello! These are Bessie (@withdayoung) and Myles (@jeonghanesque).
This is a group order for PH Carats for Pocket Seventeen by 포켓세븐틴 @poketeen_ on twitter.

Order Form

Order Reference Sheet

PRE-ORDER Details:
Fansite Pre-order Period: 16 December 2016 – 25 December 2016
Submission of Order Form: until 23 December 2016
Payment Deadline: 24 December 2016 (Strictly until 12PM ONLY!)
Shipping date: December

PRICE:
Set – ₱110
* Price is per member set. One set is equal to one member only.  Please indicate on the next page which member set would you be ordering.
* Price includes PAYPAL fees and Postal Office fees, however does not include EMS Fees, and local shipping fees.

OTHERS:
* EMS, and postal fees, should there be any, will be /equitably/ divided to all buyers upon arrival of items in the Philippines.
* Prices are estimates only. If, by any chance, the total items + Paypal fees are less than the estimated amount, they will be subtracted to the 2nd payment (EMS fees).

 

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Order Form

Order Reference Sheet

[PH Group Order] ‘Love You Dear’ by 비마베베 Be Ma Bebe

Hello! This is Bessie (@withkoike).

This is a group order for PH ARMYs for ‘Love You Dear’ by 비마베베Be Ma Bebe. (@taehyung_net), a BTS V Taehyung Birthday Project.

Please take time to read everything carefully before filling up this order form. Thank you!

Please refer to this link for more information and for the order form:

https://goo.gl/forms/vgfXb5VFX927Lea33

PRE-ORDER Details:

Fansite Pre-order Period: 19 September 2016 – 18 November 2016
Submission of Order Form: until 16 November 2016
Payment Deadline: 17 November 2016
Shipping date: December

PRICE:
Set A – CALENDAR Set – ₱1100
Set B – ECO Bag Set – ₱1550
Set C – CALENDAR + ECO BAG Set – ₱2550
* Price includes PAYPAL fees, however does not include EMS Fees, Customs fees that may apply, and local shipping fees.

OTHERS:
* EMS, Customs and postal fees, should there be any, will be equitably divided to all buyers upon arrival of items in the Philippines.
* Prices are estimates only. If, by any chance, the total items + Paypal fees are less than the estimated amount, they will be subtracted from the 2nd payment (EMS and Customs fees).

Birthday Set Details:

Set A – CALENDAR SET (₱1100):
> Calendar (B5/182×257, 30P±)
> (1) Transparent Photocard
> Photocard Set
> Postcard Set
> Anti-electromagnetic Wave Sticker
> Fanart Sticker Set
Overseas Gifts for Set A:
>> Socks
>>Mini brochure (A5, 16P)

Set B – ECO BAG SET (₱1550):
> Ecobag (Embroidery)
> Photocard Set
> Fanart Sticker Set
> Pin-button (Fanart, Design) Set
Overseas Gifts:
>> Socks
>> Metal Batch Set

Set C – CALENDAR + ECO BAG SET (₱2550):
> Set A
> Set B
SET C Gift:
>> Fanart Hand Mirror (Drawing by @bimseom)
>> Mini Calendar

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Please refer to this link for more information and for the order form:

https://goo.gl/forms/vgfXb5VFX927Lea33

Finally, BTS

A fan account on the ‘The Most Beautiful Moment in Life On Stage: Epilogue’ in Manila which happened last July 30th, 2016. I am most likely going to edit this when I am not thinking about my school work. Lol 3 more weeks till the semester ends.

Photos will be put up by the weekend. I am not able to get them now, my phone’s battery is low.


I heard of the news about BTS’ concert in the Philippines a few months back. ‘The most beautiful moment’ is going to happen in Manila. At that time, I still had problems with their fans and tried not to get into anything BTS so I didn’t have plans on going. Also, the teaser was put up a few days after Selena’s concert announcement. I needed to see Selena first.

I had second thoughts about going. I wanted to see BTS perform live, yet also wanted to see Selena badly. I told myself I would buy a ticket if I had the money to, right after I secure a ticket for Selena’s concert. Unfortunately, the concert tickets for the BTS concert were sold out in a couple of hours, I believe. It was sad but I was also happy to be able to save more money.

I did not put much thought in the concert as it was already sold out but on the 27th of July, someone I knew posted about selling her extra tickets and I asked why. She said it was her sister’s ticket but because her sister backed out, she is selling it. I had to think fast if I wanted the ticket. Since it was discounted, I bought it. Finally, I am going to see BTS.

On the day of the concert, I had a morning class – Korean language class. We were dismissed around 12:27PM.

I arrived outside the venue a bit past 1:30, and met up with a few classmates. They weren’t able to buy tickets but they still came. They told me they have been there since 7AM.

We walked here and there, trying to find tickets that they could buy. We ate at Jollibee as I haven’t had breakfast nor lunch. The line to the counter was unbelievably long, and took about half an hour till we were able to order food, no kidding.

I met up with the friend who sold me the ticket around 4PM. We tried to search for light sticks but she wanted to see the Koreans who she bought hers from so, in the end, I did not get to buy any. :/

The time I spent outside the venue, I only kept on looking for people: my classmates, my friend who sold the ticket, light stick vendors, and my teamwaffles member. I also wanted to buy a slogan set from a Taehyung fansite that I would have been able to see but I didn’t get to either. I knew I was going to go home sad.

At past five in the afternoon, we decided to fall in line. It was long but thankfully, we didn’t have to wait for a long time to get inside. The classmates I had were left outside. I wanted to call them during the concert, but I couldn’t.

I have already attended two concerts and each time I went, I always run along the halls leading to the main venue. It was fun. It had always been fun. It gives a different kind of feeling. I am finally going to see them. I want to run to them. I will probably be doing it as long as I attend concerts and am still able to run.

The two companions I had were probably shocked but also ran with me. I told them I have always done that.

We got inside the main venue and it was scary. The tickets we had were the cheapest and farthest; the seats we had were the highest and it was frightening up there. I had to hold onto the seats because I felt like one wrong step and I would fall 2 or 3 levels down. During the concert, I used my Engineering powers to assess the situation. I would probably be stopped by a seat or two before I actually fall to the ground level.

One of the things I dislike is when people are loud. I don’t like when people shout yet. Every time I attend concerts, I always ask myself: ‘Why do you forget how much you hate people shouting when you buy concert tickets?

Before the actual concert, several BTS music videos were played. People kept shouting, and I badly wanted to go home then, like every Korean Pop event I have ever gone to.

I kept on posting on Facebook about wanting to sleep there as I was going to Selena’s concert the next day in that very same venue.

The concert started with RUN if I remember correctly. I thought to myself: This is it. This is finally it. That is BTS on stage. After 3 whole years, I finally am able to see them perform.

During the concert, I was thinking about how awesome it would be later on when they start performing Miss Right, my absolute favorite song.

Currently on 800 words. Lol

When they performed Young Forever, I couldn’t see most of them as they were near the main screen of the stage. I was at the right side of the stage.

During Boy in Luv, I almost cried. I saw my seatmate staring at me, and I ended up laughing. Boy in Luv was one of their first songs, and, at that time, I was really deep into the fandom. I have had a few problems with the fans back in 2015 so I stopped listening to BTS’ new songs.

Whalien52 was pretty awesome by the way. I haven’t heard of it till during the concert.

ALSO! I cannot contain the feels, I’m sorry. The rap/rapper line performed Cypher pt. 3 and well, it was lit. I love all three Cypher.

I had a really awesome time during the concert. They also performed N.O and No More Dream, and the crowd went wild when Jimin pulled his shirt up. As it were the first two title comeback songs, it felt different to me. It was nice to reminisce. I’ve loved BTS for a while, although I somehow left, I can’t deny they still make my day.

It felt nice. At some parts of their few songs, they let us sing them. But I wouldn’t lie, during Miss Right, when they stopped singing and let us do it, although it was fun, I was disappointed. I really wanted them to sing and I wanted to feel the song but at least I still heard them sing it. 😀

After the concert, I went to meet up with my classmates again. I also texted Pam, a member of teamwaffles, a family we have made on twitter. This was the day I would finally see her. I have met her online in 2014, while tweeting about how much I loved and wanted waffles. Also, she saw the Changsub doodle I made so we were able to talk. I met her and she was tall. I was about 5 or 6 years older, but she was taller.

We said good bye when her mom came. It was nice to finally meet her. Hopefully, I’ll get to meet her again soon. Most likely in BTS’ next concert. Please come soon back tho not too soon, I still have a trip to Korea coming up.

We bought food before heading the bus station. We were all tired and just slept throughout the ride. I still had another concert to go to the next day so I had to sleep a lot that night.

BTS was awesome. I am really thankful for the chance given to me. After so much that had happened, I finally saw them. I fell in love with them more after that night. I would love to see you again.

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1200 words, did anybody actually read this? Actually, no, I’m on the 1356th word now.

Will be blogging about Selena’s concert next~