Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2NE1: All or Nothing Manila

I'm a K-Pop concert addict. If anything, this is the only addiction I will admit to. Since I love K-Pop so much, I try to attend most K-Pop concerts held here in the Philippines. 2NE1's All or Nothing concert is definitely not an exception.

When I saw the tweets regarding AON Manila, my heart skipped a beat and I immediately told my 'chingu' (friend) about it. I was unemployed during that time so I was worried about not having money to buy a ticket. Well, of course, I still had money saved up but for the first time in two years, I won't be able to afford the seat that I long for. (Well, more like I'm not willing to shell out more money than what was necessary. I had to use my hard earned money well.) Instead of getting Lower Box seats, I got the cheapest ticket and got Upper Box. Not bad, since my aim was to listen to them perform anyway so the proximity isn't at all an issue.

But imagine my reaction when Sandara tweeted that Winner will be joining AON Manila. I went crazy! I was so excited! There were a lot of things to look forward to. For one, I miss Dara's krung krung-ness. I would love to watch her and her quirky personality once again. Also, I will be going to the concert, not only with my ever dearest K-Pop concert buddy, 'chingu' (friend), but also with some workmates and my chingu's siblings. In total we were 6 pax. It's my first time going to a concert with this number of people and just the fact that we were all going together made me even more excited.

So the day of the concert came. I tried my best to dress up a little bit better, because I knew from experience that there are a lot of fashionable K-Pop fans out there and I didn't want to look like just some passer by, not prepared fashionably. I also did my hair and makeup and I met up with my friends.

When I arrived at my seat, I noticed that my LED clappers were missing. I'm just assuming that people from the back stole mine. Haha, I know I shouldn't say anything without hard evidence but that's just really how I feel. I don't really see the logic as to how people at the back had LED clappers and people in front didn't have any. No worries though. Because we brought our own lightstick! Yay! Thank God! I didn't really expect to have a one-color ocean because we know that 2NE1's official color is hot pink (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) but their official light stick is white. Honestly, those two facts are confusing. If you ask me, white would have been the right choice if we want a monochromatic ocean. But since it was hard to provide white lights, we made do with multicolored lights. In the end, everything went well. It was fun to see the rainbow ocean we had all over the arena. Oh, and the place was full! I was happy to see almost all seats filled up. It was amazing.
The concert then started and everything just went by as a blur. I have videos to remind me of it, though. It was a long-yet-short concert. It ran for 2 1/2 hours but it felt like it only ran for 30 minutes. I wanted more but of course, as any other concert it had to end.

I loved all the songs 2NE1 sang. They also really performed well and I was really glad to hear their powerful voices and production. Another thing that I really liked was Winner's performance! They only sang two songs but it made me want to support them even more. They were amazing!

I will probably upload the videos I shot during the concert through my fancam youtube channel. I will also be embedding some of the videos I have already uploaded. Enjoy!

Note: If you will be taking any of the photos, don't forget to credit. That's all I ask.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Seeking Drama Recommendations + Notice

Just recently, a favorite drama of mine, Cunning Single Lady, has finally ended. Right now, I'm left with just one drama (Angel Eyes) and one anime (Haikyuu!) to follow. Since I have a lot of free time, I want to watch more. Do you have any recommendations?

Oh, and since I've started reviewing for my IELTS exam, I might not be able to post regularly on this blog. I will try to keep posting every other day on my beauty blog, though. This is will serve as a notice to everyone. I hope you understand.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

BTS- Day by Day

Since I don't have any drama/ anime suggestions, I will just leave you with a music recommendation. This is a K-Pop song by the boy group BTS. It was released a couple of weeks ago so it's not really a new song but I only found out about its charm recently. I particularly like the chorus because it's so catchy.

Personally, I like songs like these. I remember being addicted to U-Kiss' 0330 a few years back and I get the same feeling when I hear this song. Don't get me wrong, though. The two songs mentioned are completely different in terms of melody. I'm just talking about the feel.

Anyway, just to give you an idea, you can just check out the video below:

Friday, May 2, 2014

Nisekoi (Ongoing)

Sorry for skipping a post the other day but I really just ran out of things to talk about that I just decided to skip. Also, it was my first day of reviewing for IELTS so I needed to take a break from a long tiring day.

Another anime that I've discovered through my brother after attending the Jump Festa is Nisekoi. Nisekoi is also known as "Fake Love". It is a romantic comedy that tackles one of the most overused, but NOT tiring plot of chilhood promises.

Raku Ichijou is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. Ten years ago, Raku made a promise... a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will "get married when they reunite." Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.
Then one day, a beautiful girl named Chitoge Kirisaki transfers into Raku's class. Their chemistry was more than off. There was not a moment where they were not fighting. But by a weird turn of events, Raku and Chitoge agree to become fake lovers. Although his heart is really interested in his classmate Kosaki Onodera, Raku must continue pretending to be Chitoge's boyfriend. -- MyAnimeList
Not exactly the type of anime that I would go gaga for but it's definitely a show that has made to my list of must-watch list just because it's entertaining as it is. The drawing isn't as impressive as other animes that I like but it has its own charm. In conclusion, although Nisekoi isn't exactly the type of anime that I would go for, I still like it and would definitely recommend it.