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As the title suggests this is part two of my series, me remembering the best of my 2011.  but i will start with a not so good.  remembering a not so good keeps us firmly planted to the ground and make us more careful with our own expectations of ourselves and of other people.

I recall this blogger sale in the middle of the year.  it was a bunch of bloggers getting rid of the stuff they’ve accumulated and while on paper (a great idea to them at the time) it was a wonderful opportunity for them to meet their readers and at the same time get rid of their used stuff to make room in their closets.  it’s quite possible that it was already late in the day that i arrived and most of their stuff have been looked thru and by then already disheveled and required re-steaming/ironing as their alta de siudad stuff looked like stuff from the ukay ukay on the corner of kamias and edsa, seryoso, as in.  plus the fact that i acknowledge the fact that the bloggers may have been indisposed eating somewhere else at ang mga natira ay ang mga chimay who’d rather be somewhere else as well.  but some altas/debutantes were there one of whom recognized my lanyard and sheepishly was embarrassed dahil kpop ang lanyard ko. wag ka na mahiya, girl, uso naman ang kpop eh, panira lang si Mo at si KC.

lanyard seen below in my pic was the lanyard recognized ‘ey it’s big bang!’ then cowers back to her iphone pretending to be texting while mumbling…’la lang just saying’:

so i wrote about it here whilst not mentioning that blogger event sale since i wrote about it the very next day and i didn’t want to seem accusing because of the facts mentioned above (that the bloggers were tired, not there, etc) and oh gawd, the venue was poorly lit TO TOP IT ALL, half the time i nearly stumbled over their over priced USED shoes!  so stuff i learned, don’t go to events by yourself para may kasama kang mang-lait after hahaha.  always wear your company jacket to tell them altas that though i’m a call center agent i can still blog and afford most of the shit i blog about.  and most of all, wag pa-apekpek sa mga taong kung makatingin sa iyo ay ikaw ay lower life form.  i get that 5 days out of the week in broad daylight, i don’t need it from these debutantes.


ay ang haba na…ano na kasi sinasabi ko? AH YES, counting my blessings…moving on.

one of my highlights of this year was meeting Nikki, Shen, and Sophie.  this was a ponds event and the ladies were top pics on facebook and by ponds for their campaign at the time.

that started a ball rolling when i met Trixie of Nuffnang and Iya a really nice blogger and Shen again at one of clinique sponsored get togethers, at ayun oh, si Alice asa likod hahaha, oh Alice ba’t di ka tumakbo para masama sa pic!?

This 2011 was also the start of other Korean cosmetics companies (other than Etude House that is) that began to give me notice and sent me their stuff for review.  Mid year was The Skin Shop:  

this is when, thanks to the skin shop, that i discovered how fantastic snail creams are!  thank you thank you!

Mid year as well, finally after 30 years! Kylie graced us with her goddess presence and i was there beecheSS!


also in July i was invited by Tony Moly Philippines to their Mega Mall opening that i wrote about here

i also got a photo-op with popular blogger Shen of Shensaddiction.com at this Tony Moly event:

ay sorry naman big bang parin ang lanyard…blackjacks! songjongki phil! t-ara-phil pabili ng lanyard sa 28th at 30th ha, thanks!

and it may be late, but one of my readers told me that i’ve been seen on the etude house magazines LOL

here:

and here:

truth be told, i doubt my blog will be as half as effective in reaching out to my intended audience withOUT Etude House.  Etude house answers so many of our Pinay’s needs.  inexpensive, cute, yet QUALITY cosmetics and skincare with such a popularity flare thanks to our love affair with kpop/kdramas.  Etude House! thanks so much for 2010 and now 2011!

then also in July, theBenj with my hero Tania had the great fortune of going to Singapore!

i super loved this trip and had about 5 different posts because of it, to think we only stayed 3days and 2nights!

thanks to this trip i got to see, hahaha big bang, hehehe this post is littered with the mention of big bang, aint it???

and of course 2ne1!

of the kpop acts that have come out of korea, these are the two, with the exemption of RAIN that no longer need to prove themselves to anyone, to koreans, and most specially our american music loving pinoys.  these two groups have already been awarded and celebrated by mtv, at the recent mtv ema’s and mtv iggy’s best new band.  so if anyone else doubt(s) why kpop is that awesome, just take a look at these two groups and how worldwide they have become in the span of less than 5 years!  if that still casts a doubt in your white mind, then well wala na kong magagawa.

in the span of about 2-3 mos i got another invite from tony moly to their product launch:

and i finally got to sit down and share a meal with popular blogger Jheng of iambrigette.com, sa kulitan namin di kami naka-kain ng husto hahaha 

notably this year i’ve been winning many blog contests namely (and in no particular order)

  1. Shen’s 3rd year anniversary contest and she was super kind that she invited me to the Pond’s flawless white event at Fiamma
  2. mister fruit machine chose my name when Nikki was giving away tickets to the multiply party at white space i even had extra tickets thanks to Alice 😉
  3. another randomizer picked my name out when Pinkiecharm was doing one of twitter giveaways and i won my first ever as in ever mac product

note to people out there:  Irene has this incredible online reputation of being something other than what she is not.  you know? i really can’t reconcile that reputation with the way she treats me and Apple for that matter.  UNTIL i realized.  well, she’s brutally honest, like yours truly. and if PEOPLE out there with NOTHING BETTER TO DO BUT TO MAKE INTRIGUES about a person and talk behind people’s back and jeopardize your reputation then that is between those closed minded people and their maker (God).  Irene treats people like me with kind words, why?  because i’m kind to her.  I and clearly, people like Irene will diss you if you diss me, and clearly, people like her.  it’s that simple, if you’re nasty to me then don’t expect me to kiss your ass (where ever that is).

  1. (ay bumalik sa 1-phhhtt hahaha) i won a microwave! homaygawd wth?  sa Christmas party namin.  my name got picked!  

homay, super random naman.  two of us from our account (but diff LOB-line of business) got our names picked at the ofc xmas party raffle!  further proof that the company i work for is merely a business and does not take things personally and makes you ‘gago’.  i’ve been with the company for 6 years now, i’ve never won anything from the company itself, maybe it’s fate that the other girl and i show others out there that a random event like this is entirely possible.  i kinda wish now the nega ones won na lang at least something like this would bring a smile to their faces, even for a moment. 

and speaking of winning out of so many names, you know imma gonna mention this right???  that’s me, the 4th name.

and one of the best things that ever came out of my 2011??


and lastly my number one blessing:

no, not etude, hahaha though etude house has been superduper fantastic to me since their arrival to the philippines.  it’s my hubby of course!

every time i go home after work, i remind myself to shed off any negativity i’ve accumulated throughout the day.  my wonderful hubby deserves so much more than to go home with someone bitching about her day.  we all have troubles how we spend our days anyway, i am clearly no exception.  what sets us apart is how we deal with all the negativity.  i was lucky enough to have been given a wonderful hubby who has taught and given me so much.  i can only hope that i can be the wife he deserves in those times in our lives when we are tested and challenged.

there are so many happenings in 2011 that one post just won’t express how wonderful and busy i was this year.  there was the Korean Philippine cultural exchange, there was the visit by two of our ss501 kids last february, there was super junior’s concert and so much more!

Kpop and Korean cosmetics is what drove this blog all throughout 2011 and most likely these two factors, the factors that made me start this blog to begin with will be my main focus in 2012!

i’ve two more events before the year ends and both are kpop related.  hope to see you on the 28th! at megatrade hall

and of course on the 30th at the megatent! don’t forget to bring your donations for Sendong victims on the 30th! see you here!

 

Finally, i get to post this.  I got this about last week, when it exploded on facebook.  so here it is.  i, took pictures of every page, but i’ll just post the ones that actually relevant to me.

this statement actually surprised me, he’s 25-26 now, so he may mean here below, that after he’s served the military and the time he has now til then, that he’d focus more on improving his skills before he makes any attempt in being in a band.  take note, band.  this guy does play the guitar and lead guitar at that.  it just so happens his face overtook his guitar skills when he applied for a job when he first started out in the business.

more of a mature, better-fed jihoo.

i’m glad that i bought this mag.  very few mags are in english enough to make fangirling over guys like this meaningful to someone like myself who grew up on the muppets and sesame street.

August 2011: when he visited the Philippines as part of his whirlwind tour for his breakdown album and the face shop.  I actually met the ladies of Sparkling Magazine at the Moa event, but they weren’t allowed to take pictures officially so, like regular fangirls they had to raise their dslr’s and point and shoot and hope for the best.

tony moly and etude house, friendly on the budget with packaging for tweens and mid 20’s ladies.

except for the violet bottled bb cream and the compact, i’ve tried all of the products below, and the only one i would NOT recommend is the body shop one with the shiso 😦 super expensive for such a tiny amount for a so so bb cream.

yey, a Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines.  It’s not just about kpop, it’s an entire history of a people.  at least they opened this 20th branch here in the Philippines, for those interested in more than pop culture.

ah the kdramas.  i’ve seen scandal and i super LOVED IT, thanks to that show i’m now a big fan of Tony Moly’s endorser, Song Joong Ki and The Face Shop female endorser, Park Min Young. i’ve seen he’s beautiful so i always have room for FTI and CNBlue. i have secret garden at home now.  and notably, hanakimi.  a japanese drama, a very good one according to my jpop addicted friend.  at least, Sparkling mentioned Jpop at all.  it is after all, the original in Asian Pop.  it just so happens that Kpop is pushing its way to be the top.

and of course, what’s an issue without the mention of rain and big bang? answer:  an incomplete magazine, that’s what.  though i’ll leaf through it again and see if there was a mention of lee min ho.  but usually the mere sight of his nose makes my eyes go like this O_O and right away i know it’s Lee Min Ho.

Kim Hyun Joong has a new album out, Lucky guy, but honestly, after that ‘climax’ i had with the pic taking with Hyun Joong and Rain’s rest, as of yesterday from Kpop, as he entered the military, that honeymoon phase i have(had) with Kpop is over.
Where my addictions will take me, i’ve yet to know, all i know is if there’s anything i won’t buy it’s mac both the cosmetic and the computer, nyahahaha.  

Your input is welcome ♥☺

 

As you know even before June ended i was giddy as a school girl that July was coming.

I feel super blessed about last month.

I saw Kylie Minogue in concert

theBenj and went to Singapore and I saw big bang and 2ne1

We caught the tail end of the ‘great’ Singapore sale 

We stayed at a really quaint, cozy, comfy, uber convenient hotel

We ate heartily at a famous, over a century old eatery, lol yes eatery, parang malinis na ongpin kasi eh, 

i did more shopping at the duty free

i had a blog giveaway and the winners have received their prizes.

       Janine has even tweeted her pic of her prizes already, thanks sweetie.

and i await for the rest to send a pic of their prizes.  even Anne from Sigma Makeup has sent me an email already claiming that the miss taylor kabuki brush has been shipped out.  so Issa should be getting that in about 2weeks or less! 

and on this month, too, i won a chance to join an airbrush makeup workshop.  I was lucky enough to meet Nikki of askmewhats.com and Sophie of beautynomics.com and learn about Glambox Airbrush Makeup

AND FINALLY:

as if that wasn’t enough, i took a chance and joined one of Irene’s twitter giveaways, AND WON!

and today my twitter prize from Irene of youtube and twitter’s pinkiecharm arrived.  a Mac Cremesheen glass.  

cool! i’ve never owned a mac, i think it’s too high end LOL yeah kick me please as i own stila stuff, thanks to  Irene by the way, aaaand you’ve been reading my blog posts about clinique and shu hahaha LMAO.

mind you i don’t smoke and you’ve seen me without lip products so that’s the cremesheen one coat on my lips.  i like the feel, it’s not sticky at all.

and now it’s august, it hasn’t picked up yet, but who knows.  this august, the anxiety surrounding the final week of it is just bleh.

all i can say now is, i can’t wait for DECEMBER!  this kikay traveler will be traveling once again to Hong Kong with her theBenj.  maybe the sasa there will offer more than the sasa at Sg? LOL

it’s only August 1 and already i miss July. for months starting may i waited for july super excited to see

some of you who breeze through my blog may notice that i have some big bang, 2ne1, and ss501 (specially kim hyun joong) and rain related purchase.  they’re the people i follow in the kpop industry,  there was a big opportunity for me to catch a double whammy.  to watch performances from both 2ne1 and big bang so i took it. thanks to hero Tania for the invite.  so finally, i had a reason to go to Singapore and it was a wonderful cherry on top that my man loves to travel that naturally, he’d go with me, like he did last year for bangkok (that time for ss501’s last concert).  ayan tuloy, we’re both really infatuated with Singapore and thinking of…eh alam nyo na yun.

Sandara truly is very pretty in real life.  awww she’s so slender!  while the other 3 where shall we say on the plump side? LOL may baby fat pa, ang cute!

sure Dara didn’t sing in or out like she did in araneta, but that’s alright, i got to see their sunbae’s big bang and then some!
more of 2ne1



This kid below is SeungRi, he hosted a family outing episode and at the time, the guest was kim hyun joong.  the kid below is the boy responsible why i liked big bang to begin with.  and i’m glad i like them.  they have a wonderful mix of rnb and slight hip hop.  they way these koreans have melded American pop culture into their own is just simply amazing and at such at a very accelerated rate!  EEMEA, Canada, and South america and of course even perez hilton loves big bang!

there was a familiar group there, too.  i’ve seen UKISS, 4 times already including last july’s show LOL.  i’m sorry, let me just say it right now, the two new guys that replaced xander and kibum can’t sing well live.  

this new song by ukiss i really really like, and to be honest, that night was the first time i heard it.  but truth be told, the song and the melody just made me miss xander and kibum more.  and yes, that’s me yelling, wow dongho, what the hell is that!

but it was awesome seeing:



and 

regardless what moe twister says about this group, they still bring fond memories (to which i will concentrate on) from last 2010.
LOL like this guy here, i, too, went to their showcase last year at the picc!  that’s FT Island leader, who’s now so buff!

Bom! i naooo haz bangz like you!

and here we are full of buzz after seeing 4 of the 5 big bang members!

farewell july, farewell Singapore, thank you, i miss you so much

hope to see you again, and soon.
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can you just imagine? how much i work to be able to see these pretties in real life.  but you know? thanks to kpop? i have amazing new friends from triple s philippines and other fandoms like big bang, i got to pick up again and continue a wonderful friendship with Tania and Dek, and thanks to kpop i’m still into makeup that led me to meet wonderful ladies online.  
i got to see live

this is the original awesome vid

hay kakamiss

HOMAYGHAD lamang, half of 2011 has passed!  haler it’s samkinda fast! 
I’m peachy pleased, one of the surviving and still bongacious womenz from 80’s and cancer survivor, Kylie will be gracing us with her presence. AND I WILL BE THERE at araneta, with subspace and space encounters owners/proprietors Thor & Will!  oh ha, not KPOP! LOL.  hopefully, we get there in time as we leave ortigas at 6P aaaaand the concert starts at 8P LOL.  kaya yan! hahaha
and KPOP! naturally, nyahahaha.  I will be watching these beautiful kiddies strut their stuff mid july!  omg! hahaha i purposefully not attend the 2NE1 party last June because anyway imma gonna see them with their sunbae’s BIG BANG!  less, Daesung? with Daesung? oh well at least 4 out 5 of Big Bang have been reassured us 😉


and on that note. i hope to get the most of this sale.  it’s gonna be my first time there.
 and my first time to experience this.  i’ve already asked around where the lioele counters are.  where in ION is sephora, yadiyadiyadah.  hopefully, they will join this sale.  and hopefully i can get some cosmetics that aren’t available here at a discount 😉 wish me luck, ladies!

hopefully as July moves forward, i would have been able to finish the reviews for the products that came in this box for me.  I proposed to have weekly blog reviews and one final overall video to the gentleman who sought me out on youtube and sent me these items.



AND FINALLY, by close to the end of July, I would have collated enough for a give away.  I was able to get a few items from the L’oreal sale held every so often in our building, i’ll get some stuff at SG, and some i’ve been meaning to give out on a giveaway…and tadaaaah.  Sigma makeup emailed me that I am entitled to hold a giveaway for this Miss Taylor Kabuki Brush.  Ladies, hahaha this is my July.  hopefully, i would be able to accomplish what i’ve set out to do hahaha.  well except for Kylie & the Korean Wave, magaganap talaga mga iyon eh nabili na tickets for those nyahahaha
Ciao!
Disclaimer: Some of the Etude House Products have been sitting on my vanity since even before my last[most previous] collective haul. i was merely waiting to complete the tangerine collection or at least have the cream choux especially in #2 [the only one of the 4 that i would actually use] but to this day, it’s out of stock at my favorite mega mall branch. AND THEREFORE, these weren’t purchased in one day, i.e. last april 7 pa nagbukas ang F21 sa makati, some of these are free give aways, thanks to Etude and Charmaine of kkochipida
as some of you might have seen in my twitter/twitpic i went to the first weekend opening of the forever21 branch in sm makati:
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here are the items i got:
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to this day i’m over the moon with jeans that are less than PhP600, P545 to be exact and cotton tees for PhPP183 in a comfortable mall in a boutique with some sort of a name LOL, well sikat naman ang F21 sa youtube eh, so in fairness it has a name and the couple of Koreans that own F21 are already listed in Forbes, so ahem 😉
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i was also there the day the new etude house branch in mega B opened. i was just a tad too early but i got a few pix.
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first few hours were for the media then by passed 12, they opened the doors for the general public. this branch is a great deal bigger than their previous shop in mega A. are you curious what shop will replace the space left behind by Etude house??? 😛  
if you use your citrus rcbc master card you get a further 5% reduction in price.  it’s pretty hard to beat, ahem tfs and skin food!
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if you spend a certain amount at Etude House they had a special promo where you get to spin this wheel:
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you want quality products for a less expensive amount? try Korean products, bwahahaha eh ako na defensive. phhhffft.
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stuff came in from Charmaine. Lioele, Tony Moly, Baviphat at 50% off, and loads of freebies from her.
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a couple of items from The Face Shop. the sticker set came from Thor of Space Encounters
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a more recent purchase, the Big shampoo was a gift from the jowa, while the american cream is just ♥♥♥ for me, this is the conditioner whose scent lasts on my hair even after the next shampooing.
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first time ever for me to buy a high end blush this blush just suits my complexion well and does not oxidize on me. comparative review on this and my theBalm hot mama coming up, hopefully this week ☺♥
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Aha! Rohto clear! this one was a present from my sister in law, theBenj’s younger sister who visited from the states. omg, this thing is painful! but woah effective! Tao’s Makeup or iamgrape1119 on YT did say it was painful as hell the first few times but it really is much better than just your normal visine or eyemo. this is from riteaid. thanks Carol ☺♥
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and my kpop stuff. and again, i didn’t buy all this shizz in one sitting.  I got them them from different Kpop stores namely Space Encounters and Fangirl Asia [through hero-Tania].  the lucky days cd was a gift from a friend of mine, Dek. defensive much again? let’s take that one step further, i’ve got a stable job and no kids, makeup and kpop are my only vices, araseo? 
that’s all for now folks, can’t wait to review these items!
Ciao ☺♥


if this was food, i’d burp BIG TIME!
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LOL clearly, every sweldo i come home with something.
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since i’m now addicted to eye shadows, i go back to ellana for the shimmery sparkly satins i just love love her shadows, and her new blushes are fantastic, too!
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of course i’d go to MM, don’t worry i eventually got the gold pouch thing, but i had to come back for it, since it was out of stock when i got my pic taken and bought these.
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medyo oily ang mask on me after just a day, but still, the ends of my hair feel like they’re so healthy, ALMOST like the hair near my roots.
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what’s a pay day sale without a trip to the beauty bar?  got these babies at 45% off, super mark down!
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LOL my recent freebies fr Shen and the body shop
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and of course my K babies.
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so the triple s might shoot me for 
1.) already having those really hard to find dvd, the 1st story and the saitama arena performance 
and 
2.) for now being so outwardly open in my love for other k-idols other than ss501, which is big bang.  LOL, no worries, it was never a secret that after i had seen kim hyun joong’s episode on family outing [a variety show in korea] with big bang’s youngest member, that i’ve been a VERY BIG Fang LOL of big bang. that was two years ago.


that’s all for now folks, i may have another haul soon LMAO, tangerine is always out of stock at my favorite branch eh, huhuhu

leave you with a really good song with a really good video. regardless if you understand their language, the melody, the beat, the video, their music transcend any language barrier!
happy weekend ♥☺

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disclaimer: i call all publications that are not books rags because i used to use the paper to polish windows.  so don’t take it personally if i incidentally call this magazine a rag.  and this isn’t how it’s written or the layout.

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i bought this thing because of the promise of something written, hopefully in a positive light, about my personal bias, the boy group ss501.

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so i go through it, and it’s an old issue, it was out by last november? at least by the month on the first page it says so.  therefore an ad for the the 2nd kpop con would be there.  so i’m not too surprised to find tvxq there

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it talked about how kdrama and some people’s experiences on how they got addicted to these koreans.  this page is what i can relate with.  at least it has recent pictures of playful kiss and an earlier drama, personal taste.  my two biases in the boys over flowers series, lee min ho and kim hyun joong.

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i’m not too much into kpop, clearly, as this is the first time i’ve heard of hallyuwood, and i was floored, i find it too cute!

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i’m not seeing the last and most recent album of ss501 on here, clue it’s either green or silver.  but then it says here albums that UR releases.

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so a note from the editor and more albums that are actually available malls.

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a few notes on how kpop idols dress like and a few ideas where to get them, i.e. etude house and the face shop.  i dig the cam though.  more fashion adv.

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below are pages discussing the top idols of the industry.  i’m not entirely sure how they got this list, but then the different top lists of whatever that come out of SK equally make me go huh???

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so there’s t-ara on the same page as the wonder girls and snsd and even kara.  i suppose this is the girly sweetie page.  and the next page go thru the hip hop crew which explains why one way is there.  so it’s not how much you’ve sold in terms of units or digital sales but the genre.

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and then there is kpop royalty.  how does one define kpop royalty.  super junior is also dubbed kpop royalty but i see solo artists on the kpop royalty page. while shinee, mblaq and even infinite are all bundled up as the dance machines.  under ONE bundle are naturally fti and cn blue but with them are 2AM and are written up as musicians.  i suppose one’s own vocal chords is one’s instrument. hehehe

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AND FLOWER BOYS that would be super junior and u-kiss, really? ok i’m not an elf [the suju fan club] but to bundle suju with ukiss and tag them as flower boys?  i’m not a ukissme, i think ukiss’ music is alright, but i went to their concert, and all i can say, i will support them but it doesn’t mean that i don’t think ‘marami pa silang bigas na dapat kainin’ [that they have a long way to go]. there’s a bad-ass type so 2pm AND BEAST(?) are put together.  i kinda get why after school is bundled up with BEG, their last albums were mature, while 4minute’s was both fierce but had a soft cute side, too.

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I SUPER APPRECIATE THIS one page that featured the other kinds of music available in their industry.  from indiepop, trot hehehe, hip hop, NU JAZZ, and rock.  it’s not just pop, i mean it’s a nation made up of different people, not everyone listens to kpop.

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so it’s an industry rag, i mean mag, that shows the reader the tip of the iceberg of their show business that deals mostly on the matinee idols…the way johnny depp was 20 years ago.  the way leonardo dicaprio was when he was all about titanic.

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this is a mag that went out of its way to name of the shows where the idols either fr the kdramas to kpop show up on tv.  listing the variety shows the idols frequently guest.  there’s even a page where they focused on stars that act in tv shows but started out as singers or are in idol groups, i.e. ss501’s eldest, kim hyun joong.

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but a 3 page feature on 2pm?  i get that they are ambassadors to sk, but 3 pages?

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naturally, the following page would be on a former member of 2pm.

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fanfic…skip

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then it showed here what some pinoys do to see their idols. yep, some of us do save up, and fly off to a foreign country, sometimes for the first time, to be able to attend a concert or fan meet where the korean spoken will be translated into the native language of what ever country they are in, and yep, it’s not english.  only in manila will fan meets and concerts that will have interpreters translate what is spoken in english.

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ok fine, beast, i liked them and it was cute when they were with kim hyun joong at araneta back in june 2010.

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the fan club run down.

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yey, finally, something about ss501, nope not about the album they released last may, not about leader’s visit to manila, but about their break up.  in fairness there’s not much written about tvxq either but they have 2 full page pictures while ss501 does not.

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oh yeah, the japanese and the koreans give credence to how one’s blood type determines one’s personality and compatibility with another person’s blood type, like an organic zodiac.

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places to get your korean fix

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and the sites you should subscribe your rss to

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ideas on where to go when you actually go to SK.

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yey for kpop jargon and a few honorifics.

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what’s a rag i mean mag without some form of horoscope.

and yes, i too was surprised when the rest of the pages are up side down.

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ok i get the cat eye, but the red lip?  how many music banks, ingi, and other performances have we seen and there are very few if any that actually wear the red lipstick.  sorry, A for effort, but them chicks from snsd, to kara, to boa either have the ‘natural’ look the way song hye go of laneige and full house looks like or like 2ne1 wears their makeup, NUDE LIPS with the smoky cat eye.  [bwahahahaha naturally, i’d comment most on this spread].  and sorry the electric fan?? if you wanna go retro, that fan isn’t old or old looking enough

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yan yan ang retro na fan! and we saw reproductions of this fan [meaning not real antiques] in all places in robinson’s gale…but hey summit is no longer in rob gale but in their really posh bldg further down edsa.

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unless early 80’s na retro? i remember the 80’s it was the joan collin’s, conney selleca, morgan fairchild fashion.  yes i’m both 35 and remember that far back.

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pinanindigan ko na, i no longer inverted the picture.

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more fashion advice.

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and super junior, back in november they had just started ticketing for their concert this feb.  but ok, back in november [the date on the mag] they were still advertising the bonamana cd version c or d.

THAT’S RIGHT, APART FROM a couple of sentences commenting on the non-renewal of ss501’s then management DSP’s contract, ss501 was not bundled with any group, not bundled under any genre.  no picture either, just leader.  am i just blind? or didn’t i see neither beast’s or ahem ss501’s eldest kim hyun joong’s visit, performance and HUGE donation to a charitable institution here in the Philippines.

hay, oh well, if you’re a 2pm fan this is a good mag.  if you’re interested in why a great deal of girls are so into kpop this is a good mag.  but if you’re already at least 2yrs deep into kpop then myx’s special edition on kpop is a way better magazine to have and keep or have a back up of.