Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour Manila in my opinion is one of the best things that has happened to the Philippine Kpop fandom. And yes, I’m biased of course. Excuse in advance if I sound like I just downed a liter of Honey Boo Boo juice. It’s only been a few hours since the boys walked out of the stage and man, I’m still High High! This fan account is incoherent, non-chronological, spazzy and full of crack but hey, it’s fun! Please read at your own risk. LELZ. [click to enlarge photos]
Background: I got into Kpop in 2004 because of Dong bang Shin Ki but left about a year after and moved to the Johnny’s Ent & Japanese music fandom. I’ve known Big Bang since their debut but it was their song, Haru Haru that got me active again in Kpop. So to say that those boys are special to me is an understatement.
We were invited by our dear friend, The Official Madam Happee Sy, initially for Jimmy to be a photographer and I, to help out in the coverage. However, things didn’t turn out as planned and last minute, we ended up just watching the show, which is not a bad thing at all. For months, I’ve tried to suppress and deny my excitement and I vowed to myself I won’t have any expectations. BEST. IDEA. EVER.
Since it’s the day that I’d meet the man of my dreams, I came prepared with fashion and shit. When in doubt, pekpek shorts.
Everything from this point onward are Kring’s thoughts during the event, not necessarily in chronological order.
- DAFUQ soooo many fangirls! LOL. Jimmy is scared.
- My friends are EVERYWHERE. Maybe we should just have a PKCI meeting or something.
- Happppeeeee! I’m channeling my inner emo and you’re in a sparkly aquamarine shirt! Angel and devil ang peg? Hahahaha!
- Kay. So my black hair is the talk of the town. Haven’t you guys seen it on Facebook? Haaar!
- No shit, this is the only Kpop concert that I’ve been to where 50% of the audience:
1. have blonde/dyed hair
2. are wearing spikes, blings and fake leather
3. are dressed up like they’re going to a club, smokey eyes inlcuded
4. don’t look like they’re Kpop fans at all. Wait, you’re really wearing Kimonos? O__o
- Dear kuya usher from MOA, why the hell is the seating arrangement weird and shuffled?!?! Stop the meaning of this! We’re supposed to be closer to the extended stage!!!
- OMFG IT’S ONLY 8:30 WHY ARE YOU STARTING ON TIME IT’S TECHNICALLY 30 MINUTES LATE BUT WE’RE PINOYS YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO START AN HOUR AFTER!
KPOP royalty in the house, bitchazzz!
- DAMN FUCK HOLY SHEEETTTTTTT BIIIIIIIG BAAANNNGGGGG!!!! *flails screams waves light stick in the air and loses composure and breeding*
About three weeks ago, Pond’s came out with new campaign through an Asian drama-inspired web series. I say Asian drama (instead of Koreanovela) because though it has many Korean elements like the names, the Kpop references and the hangul graphics, and obviously played with the Hallyu phenomenon in the country, the hyperrealism of it is definitely Japanese-inspired (sound effects, slapstick comedy, texture) while the actors who played Kim and Lee have Chinese blood. LOL.
Pond’s Face My Love. What is
This “webenovela” as Pond’s dubbed it instantly became a hit with the first episode! I mean, why not? Even if you’re not into Hallyu (Korean wave), the story still played on the “not-so-pretty girl liking the hottest boy in school” fantasy, which, we have to admit, is something most teens can relate with. Add to that the fact that this shit was really well-produced. Look at the lighting and the production design and the quality of the video!!! %#($&)&@^$T_!*( I wish I could do something that nice for an online show, too! Great job you gaaaaiz!
As one YouTube commenter said (and I can’t help but quote her), PBB Teens?! Hahaha!
WOW. This is a reminder that the world is round and many things can happen to a country in a century. For the better or for worse. I decided not to make it a “before” and “after” comparison as it won’t do anything to our morale. Ha! But the photo from Korean gives me hope!!!
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