#SS7Manila Hangover

Hello! Long time no post! πŸ˜‚ I have actually been busy these days because I am taking my Masters degree while working. The past two months have been the most exhausting and most busy weeks for me since I started my second term, and the next few weeks would also be busy. But anyways, something happened in the middle of cramming for presentations and written outputs. Yes! You guessed it right! It is the culmination of being almost nine years of being in the ELF fandom. As you all know, I am STILL a Super Junior fan, believe it or not, despite of all the regrets and shortcomings of yours truly. πŸ˜… I am sorry! And because of Super Show 7 Manila, my pearl sapphire blue blood just rushed in my body as I waited for the d-day.

My officemates were more excited than I was, as a matter of fact, they were asking me what I would wear, where was the concert, what time was it, and how long would it go. Well, I was excited and I couldn’t even focus on the last few days of waiting. I was supposed to finish a case study back then but I guess I made sure to prepare for Super Show 7 first. Priorities? πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ And also it has been freaking 5 years of waiting! It was THAT long! Well, the guys went here two years ago with Jungsoo but sadly I wasn’t able to go – and I cried a lot for that. Imagine going to work with puffy eyes for a week! And it was because I thought I would never see Jungsoo again because… I guess it has been 7 years since I last saw him in Super Show 3 in Manila. As you could remember, I went to South Korea roughly 3 years ago and also in 2016 for my birthday. Sadly, I still wasn’t able to see Jungsoo because Sukira was over and Kona Beans was demolished. πŸ˜… So no means to go there.

So, this Super Show was actually our reunion, probably? πŸ˜‚ Prior to the concert, I was slowly getting tired of waiting for the final announcements if there would be a Super Show here or not. Then Jungsoo actually mentioned in a fan sign event that they’d go to the Philippines for a concert so my hope just increased again. However, the other members were actually not aware of it. πŸ˜… I was losing hope but then it was already announced and I literally cried even if I anticipated that it would happen! πŸ˜… I was informed that there was slight… uh… negotiations about the concert. And it was supposed to happen on Jungsoo’s birthday. But it was pushed back to an earlier day, a day before Jungsoo’s birthday. It was the organizer’s birthday! We called her Inang Reyna because Happee Sy was really the fairy godmother of Kpop fans. And having Super Junior as a bias group, I thought that she’d be happy!

For me, it was also a dream come true because I promised him that I would be in Korea on his birthday but something would always happen that would make us postpone. But now, Jungsoo celebrated his birthday here! Back to my story, the ticketing was announced and I really planned for it. I checked the website earlier, tried how it would work, wrote down my priority seats and asked my sister to work with me in getting tickets.

Then the day came. I prepared everything, laptop, priority sheet and car. I checked the Internet connection and it always failed me. ☹️ But! I asked the help of my sister to book tickets for us. And successfully, I was able to secure tickets for myself and my sister. πŸ˜‡ Not only that. I was lucky enough to get a VIP Seated 222 Row B ticket.

Imagine being that close to the bridge. πŸ˜‚ And it was actually my target row. The seat was slightly… well not my target but it was not bad either because it was a seat apart from what I was targeting. πŸ˜… Anyway, I secured an Upper Box 222 Row B also for my sister. Yes, I didn’t buy a VIP Seated for her because it was too expensive. 😭 But I think she was more than happy.

After a few hours, I checked the site again and found another Upper Box 222 Row A ticket for my sister. ☺️ We sold the Row B ticket and it was sold immediately. 😊

The waiting time was only one month, and I was panicking because the seats for the VIP and Lower Box weren’t sold out yet. Understandably, because the ticket was indeed very expensive and there was a huge jump of amount from Upper Box to Lower Box. I kept on updating the tickets. But until the show day, it wasn’t sold out still. I was kind of disappointed but at least Super Junior enjoyed it here.

Anyway, I wasn’t really able to prepare that much, but we were able to brainstorm prior the concert regarding Shindong’s fanproject!

My friends and I organized a fan support for Shindong. All for the love of our multitalented king. Had we known Dasuri was there, we could have given her a banner. 😭 We held a contest also for the person who could translate our message in Filipino creatively. The Filipino translation was actually not the literal translation but it was creative because it had word play of Shindong’s name. Our last project was for Kangin in Super Show 5 under @ForeverYours850117 on Twitter and it was really awesome. For Shindong, we managed to have a Twitter account under @KAMSAH_SD. KAMSAH was our team members’ initials together.

And to give back every blessing that I received, I gave away one ticket to a lucky person who had achieved a lot of things as a student or as an employee. 🀩 They were incredibly great, and if only I could give them free tickets but I am not rich. πŸ˜… I gave away a Generic Admission Ticket to the most deserving achiever.

A week before the concert, I was not really thinking about it much because I had a case study, presentstions, papers, midterms exam and on top of that, sales presentation and sales analysis to prepare for. I was really busy and because I was busy time passed quickly.

Funny enough that I thought Super Junior actually forgot that they’d have a concert here, or they did not know because no greetings or whatsoever, and no hype from them at all. πŸ˜‚ We understood however, because they were all busy with their individual schedules and gathering them together was really a tough job.

But two days before the concert, they still greeted us! 😭 And that was the time when it finally sunk in. 😭 Here is the link to the video greeting. Seeing them being really excited, I also got excited too. 😊

Okay. I was one of the few people who were aware that Jungsoo and Shindong would go here first. My friends and I kept it as a secret, however, and unfortunately people just spread it like wild fire. πŸ˜… I thought that even if I wanted to share, I couldn’t because maybe they wouldn’t like to be found that was why I kept it. But some people were just dying to share for the follows, the views, and the likes. Sadly, it was announced and people just flodded the airport for them. It was not completely a bad thing because fans who could not go to the concert could see them, and also fans could greet them. I just wished it was less chaotic, and fortunately, it was! It turned well and Jungsoo even greeted them. 😭 At least the fans were mature enough to go. I was in class that time and I couldn’t even concentrate on my Statistics class. πŸ˜…

But then, I was still not informed as to where and why they went earlier. 🀣 I thought they’d be working and assisting in the earlier preparations but at least they didn’t. They went to The Orchard in DasmariΓ±as, Cavite (we initially thought the venue was in Tagaytay Highlands). We knew for sure that it was in the South (I was also in the South that time, near the MoA Arena because I had a meeting in our office). And we wondered how the traffic actually was when they went there. Actually, whenever I was travelling to DasmariΓ±as, I would usually feel tired because the traffic was really traffic there! 😭

And I was really relieved that they got to rest and play golf there. πŸ˜‚ Jungsoo was able to celebrate his birthday (hopefully) here quietly. I couldn’t concentrate and I couldn’t stop thinking about the upcoming concert because I was literally two hundred meters from the arena. πŸ˜‚

Anyway, we still had Korean barbeque afterwards. Still near the arena. πŸ˜‚ The other members arrived and obviously, more fans would go. Good thing, it was at least peaceful. πŸ™πŸ»

Then, Jungsoo tweeted and I was really happy. 😭 It made me really excited for the concert the next day.

Because I had assignments, I went home earlier and actually made them. But I still didn’t have any fan card or sign so I made one for Jungsoo, hoping that he’d be able to see it. I did my nails and sadly, I slept at two in the morning even if I had a class at eight in the morning the next day. πŸ˜‚ Because I tried to pray that the weather would not be bad (unlike the previous weeks), I made a bet that if it would rain, I’d have a moment with Jungsoo. But obviously, I wanted otherwise. πŸ˜… But since Super Junior was in the country, it obviously rained. 😫

So after class (which was closer to the Arena), I immediately drove back home (farther) and ate lunch (hello Jollibee), fixed myself and went back with my sister. I had a lot of meetups but I was so busy. 😫 So I tried to drive there as fast as I could. 😭 But the traffic failed me and we ended up getting back to the arena for two hours. 😭 I missed the chance to give away our Shindong banners with my teammates and even meet several ELF that I promised to meet. I was able to meet some, however, when we queued and made some new friends. My fandom friends of almost nine years were there so we met up. Sadly, we were not complete but… still. I was thankful to meet them after a while.

So we arrived in MoA Arena. It was a bit raining and there were a lot of people also. It was sinking in… slowly. 😭 I met some fans and got to know some of them while waiting.

Time passed and it was already almost 7:00pm so we decided to line up and it was really tough because the line almost ended near the big globe. 🀣 Then it rained so hard that we got drenched in the rain. We were five in the line and we had one umbrella only so imagine that. 😭 Good thing the rain stopped but we were already in the covered area. πŸ˜…

Okay so my hair and clothes got wet and when we got in, I actually got really dizzy. At first I tried to convince myself that I could not be dizzy. I felt really weird because I was nervous and excited at the same time. When I found my seat I was really shocked that I was really too near the bridge. 😭

Sadly, I wasn’t able to take a picture of myself with the Shindong banner and even the Leeteuk banner because I was literally dizzy. πŸ˜‚

The view was spectacular and it was all worth it. I befriended my seatmates while waiting ☺️.

So, it was about to start. The nice thing is that Super Junior would actually start with Song For You, which was a prayer song. πŸ™πŸ» It was what I liked about Super Junior’s concert – and I love Song For You. It is my alarm clock. πŸ’™

Sorry for my voice. πŸ˜…

So the arena turned black, sign that it would really start with the concert proper.

The lights dimmed and the VCR played. I really shouted that hard for every member, louder with Shindong and loudest with Jungsoo. πŸ˜›

I did not take a video, or I did, but only for a while because I really wanted to enjoy the concert. 😊

The concert started with Black Suit. Because I was kind of biased, I filmed Jungsoo’s part, and squealed. And the fanchants! 😭

Again, I filmed Jungsoo’s part and the fanchants because I was seriously stunned by that hairstyle and I really loved that on him plus it was dark hair! 😭

Then, the next song was Scene Stealer. Look at how glorious Hyukjae’s solo dance was! πŸ’™

It was the first time also that they used the extended stage. And obviously, I was really biased that I had my eyes on Jungsoo only. πŸ˜…

Next was Mamacita! The fanchant was really on point. I actually have longer clips for this, but I’d just use the photos that I took. 😊

Then after the stunning Mamacita, there went the Ment!

I was surprised because the boys, especially Shindong really found time to study Filipino. He was consistently good in doing so even in the first Super Show in Manila. Everyone actually did pretty well, compared to before when they only spoke English and “Mabuhay”. Donghae actually spoke like a kid and I was so amused because he was so cute! Hyukjae got Shindong’s cheat sheet. πŸ˜‚ Siwon, being a CEO that he was, walked towards the extended stage and spoke Filipino and English like a businessman. And wow he acknowledged the presence of Manny Pacquiao and Pia Wurtzbach 😭 Heechul spoke weirdly and was really fond of Pacquiao, we kept on laughing. Yesung just gave us some hugot lines I was dying! And Jungsoo was always looking at his cheat sheet and I could see his determination to memorize and to be an emcee (as usual) πŸ˜‚. And again, obviously I was too biased, I recorded his greetings. He created his ship name Leeteuk and Philippines – PhiLeeteuk! 😭 It was so funny and very unexpected. 🀣

After the Ment, Shirt came after and again. My energy had not gone down yet. Obviously I captured Jungsoo’s part again.

Then, VCR to start Part 2. Preparing for This is Love and finally going up the freaking bridge! I have a long video for this but I would just get the photos which I captured while recording the video! I was even captured in the officially camera while actually taking photos of Jungsoo πŸ˜….

And they went to the bridge. We began standing, and I felt like my heart was actually escaping my ribcage when I first saw Jungsoo this close in almost 7 years.

I was trying to make myself unbiased but I couldn’t. πŸ˜‚ He was really ethereal and it was as if I was being born again. I was not even exaggerating – I just felt like the world stopped that time.

Of course, I really found time also to capture that in video too! I made a clip. 🀣

But I didn’t forget the other members though. πŸ˜‚

Hyukjae was so hot. Enough said.

Heechul was literally very beautiful. His nose was really so perfect.

Heechul and Shindong were so funny I am going to cry.

Speaking of Shindong, I was literally in awe when I saw his smile! 😭 He was so handsome in real life and I wondered why he was so underrated! 😭

And I don’t know if this was what I thought it was, but one thing was for sure – Jungsoo could surely spot any camera. πŸ˜‚

Well after deliberation, I would not claim it! πŸ˜‚

Anyway after This is Love, the boys went back to the main stage and performed Too Late. This performance was so amusing! The boys were seriously so nice to watch. Shindong’s voice stood out for me and also Jungsoo’s 😭.

I had a special thing for this song because I dreamed of Jungsoo holding my hand. In my dream, he asked for a volunteer to perform on stage with them for this song then he went towards us and chose someone else but that someone didn’t want to so I raised my hand despite of him not looking at our place but he then grabbed my hand all of a sudden and took me to the stage. 😭 While walking, he asked me of my name but because I was so stunned I was not able to speak so he asked for my name again and he smiled at me then I shyly mentioned my name. Then he repeated it. Then we practiced our part – it was just as simple as stepping (that common music video scene) then he was too patient. Then after I asked him in Filipino and he was shocked but he nodded despite of not understanding it. After the practice, he went to change his clothes and I was asked to wait with the fans. The fans told me that I was lucky and I told them that I was still giddy. Then he called for me after he had changed to a yellow polo and then I realized that I didn’t know what to do because the orientation was not too detailed so I just did an impromptu πŸ˜‚. Anyway, back to the concert.

The next is the most awaited It’s You. Wow the nostalgia! I wasn’t able to concentrate because they were so hot with blindfolds πŸ˜‚.

I didn’t take photos and videos that much because I wanted to sing! πŸ˜‚ And we witnessed how Shindong went out the stage then confused members were confused when he got back. πŸ˜…

Then after this performance, part 2 was finished. Then VCR again! It was a dramatic VCR that almost made me cry but because the fans behind me were shouting, “Donghae! I’ll be yours instead!” I was really held back. πŸ˜‚

After the VCR was the ballad medley! Part 3. Finally! One More Chance was next! We were able to sing because Donghae actually let us sing! It was so beautiful! 😭

After this, the boys sand Memories, and I guess this song is ELF’s ballad theme song. We sang to it like we depended on it.

And after Memories, comes Stars Appear.

The ballad medley ended with Stars Appear, which was really a good song to end Part 3 of the concert.

Part 4 finally comes to play interluded by a short VCR for Lo Siento using Manila, Philippines in the video! After a while, they came back with a new outfit!

It is worth uploading so here it is:

Part 4 ended just like that, but was followed by a VCR and a very nostalgic performances of old hits by Super Junior’s dancers! 😭 They danced to U, Can You Feel It and Oppa, Oppa! We also danced to them!

After a while, they came back with a short ment for Part 5. They were finally in their school uniforms – meaning I would be taking the video for my two most anticipated songs of the evening: Runaway and Too Many Beautiful Girls!

Jungsoo actually asked Hyukjae how he was like in school. Our jewel just told us that he was practically good in school so we actually booed. πŸ˜‚ Hyukjae pretended to be mad and we laughed so hard. Then Jungsoo asked Heechul. Our comedian, not a Canadian, told us that he worked in a factory and made TVs, and that they were “Made in Kim Heechul”. We were really crying out of laughter. Then Siwon was asked and he told us that his father was very strict so he had done a good job in school, so we also booed him. πŸ˜‚

And yes, Jungsoo asked Hyukjae to dance the song that he used for the audition in SMEnt and they danced to H.O.T.’s We Are The Future! 😭 Again, nostalgic! The main and lead dancers danced to the song and it was so synchronized. And Yesung just exploded with the rap! πŸ˜‚ Donghae just sang another and Shindong actually took him away. 🀣

After this chaotic ment, they proceeded to dance and perform Runaway, my favorite song in the 8th Album!

After this song, my most favorite concert song, Too Many Beautiful Girls was performed! I loved the Lightstick Synchronization Mode here. I was not able to appreciate it that much because I was still stunned. But when I watched the view from the General Admission! So wonderful.

Shindong was the first one who went up the bridge.

Then Jungsoo, who came as fast.

Then Hyukjae…

Then Jungsoo again who said bye as fast as my high speed burst camera.

Lightsticks Synchronization! Red, Green, Pink, White, Yellow and Blue!

After my favorite Too Many Beautiful Girls, Magic came after. They actually threw signed balls and Shindong came to us for that. I almost fell because I almost got the ball that he threw but I was slow. 😭 The persons in front of me got the ball that he personally gave.

Siwon, Donghae and Yesung went to the bridge also. I wasn’t able to capture them because it happened too fast.

Speaking of Donghae, I was really stunned at how handsome he was, especially with that permed hair of his. And it was cute because it was the first time Donghae actually went to our section.

A fan actually threw her phone and our gentleman kindly returned it. He was so cute! But I hope the fan didn’t mean it. He could have got hit. πŸ˜”

Then he took another fan’s phone (the same fan who got Shindong’s signed ball – lucky fans) and took the photo above. Again I almost fell for that photo. πŸ˜… Donghae’s jawline was superb! πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ’™

Lucky fans who also were able to take a picture with Donghae! I actually got into the photo but my forehead and eyebrow was captured. 🀣 Find me (my forehead). πŸ˜‚

Then the happy kid just happily marched away. πŸ˜›

The rest of the members went down to the extended stage. Jungsoo kept on operating the polaroid and he didn’t know how to. So cute! 😭😊😍

The members then danced. Heechul kept on playing with Hyukjae’s hat instead of dancing. It was a chaotic yet cute moments!

They continued their dance to the main stage and ended part 5.

Part 6 started with another VCR. And the boys came back with new outfits for Jungsoo’s composition Super Duper! The addicting steps to this song are supposed to trend! πŸ™πŸ»

And the guys proceeded to the legendary title tracks that put then to fame. But before that, here is Yesung’s superior voice!

After this, Sorry Sorry played. The fans screamed loudly because this song was the superior nostalgic anthem for most KPop fans. They performed this in the extended stage.

Jungsoo actually got confused here but it was a secret. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

Then our beloved dance break!

And of course, our mighty universe big star’s solo drums performance that lead to another hit, Mr. Simple.

Heechul’s drum performance started Mr. Simple. Mr. Simple was very well-loved by Filipino fans and we sang and cheered and chanted to it.

And this song shocked my heart because Lee Donghae just casually stayed on the bridge as he leaned on the post. He was stunning and really handsome.

But even if Donghae was literally in front of us, I still focused on Jungsoo πŸ˜….

However, Donghae was so handsome that my camera just focused on him. It would be a missed opportunity!

He went nearer and leaned on the freaking post. I was literally just trying to contain myself.

And the next photos will literally cause you heart attack! Presenting the all-new, latest Fuwa Sho of Skip Beat! Seriously Lee Donghae? 😭 This was my favorite set of photos of him.

He stayed that long! All throughout the changes in lightstick colors. 😍 Then he left because they needed to dance. πŸ˜… Bye real-life Fuwa Sho!

Of course, Super Junior danced to Mr. Simple, starting from Jungsoo’s part.

After Mr. Simple, the climax, Bonamana! And the rock version that actually killed me! I seriously loved this version more than the original, because it made me dance so hard. It was matched with overwhelming pyrotechnics. So cool!

The famous hip thrusts lead by Jungsoo. πŸ˜‚ But kidding aside, I love how they were thirteen on stage! 😭

Bounce to you, bounce to you, λ‚΄ κ°€μŠ΄μ€ 널~ It was the time when they ran towards the center stage.

Donghae just changed his voice and sang using a more rock tone. The awesome hoarse voice made me feel the song more. Then the famous “Listen girl, μ’‹μ•„ν•΄~ baby girl, μ‚¬λž‘ν•΄” which was lead by Yesung, was chanted by the fans!

I love the next few parts before they actually go wild! Jungsoo the duck. 🀣

Jungsoo just owned the stage (because the members were scattered🀣).

The boys ran to the bridge and we could totally relate because they were so exhausted from dancing. And Jungsoo, being extra, suddenly became a ninja like Naruto but he got exhausted afterwards. πŸ˜‚

Ninja Teuk video!

Finally, I was able to see Siwon more along with Shindong.

But before that, Jungsoo needed to stop. 😭

Our Donghee is so handsome I was really in awe! 😲

Then Siwon was trying to catch his breath. He was literally a perfect bachelor. Sorry dad for your photos! I have another set for you 🀣.

Then he literally and angrily pointed at the camera but again, my sickness of diverting to others attacked me that time.

I also took the chance to take the photos of other members.

The head banging plus Siwon’s tummy.

And Jungsoo’s left the stage while flying.

The men went back to the center stage and then the pyrotechnic! So cool!

Part 6 ended literally with a bang – fireworks just made it more special!

Part 7 started with a VCR and Jungsoo going to the bridge to read his letter. I had a lot of photos of Jungsoo’s back. I could not help but look at him and I was about to cry when he sobbed. I ultimately told him to cry and coincidentally, he cried more. 🀣 Obviously, I knew he didn’t hear me but it was funny still. πŸ˜‚

I swear, I had tons of them. I really find the back view so nice.

After his tear-jerking speech and confession, the members went up to hug Jungsoo. Shindong came up while showing a banner. Jungsoo had his greatest smile. His child, Donghae came up to him also.

I just felt fuzzy inside.

Donghae looked liked a dinosaur. πŸ˜‚

And can these two stop? 🀣

Left: Shindong and Heechul

Right: Hyukjae and Donghae

Center: Jungsoo with no partner. 🀣

And they continued! 🀣😭

I have a lot of sexy back photos… πŸ˜‚ Batch 1!

Batch 2 of sexy back photos!

What are you doing Kim Heechul? πŸ˜‚ So cute!

Actually, I Do is the most unforgettable performances because of a lot of moments with the boys.

Yesung! I finally have good photos of you.

And Hyukjae also. 😊

Donghae…

Donghae saw my fan sign for Jungsoo 😭 but because it was not his, there was only a slight moment. πŸ˜‚ And here I was capturing blurry photos.

How can he be so handsome? 😍

He picked up the flower crown and wore it. Why do fans throw things to Donghae?

And obviously Jungsoo got the highest number of photos. Grandpa photos!

His smile is to die for.

Smile πŸ˜„ and wave πŸ‘‹~ heart! πŸ’™

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I thought we would not have a moment… luckily we did. Blurry, short, but it was my most treasured photo.

I spazzed at this photo for about ten days, and I still feel giddy until now.

After I Do, they finished the Part 7 and the last song is Shining Star where they showed their journey as Super Junior. People cried, including me. It was touching and nostalgic.

And were showered with confetti at the end after their touching speeches in Filipino.

They went inside for a while and they showed the music video for Good Day for a Good Day. And finally for the encore. They performed their final song, Miracle.

Yesung’s photo was so blurry! πŸ˜‚

Our Shindong! The spotlight ruined my photo of him seeing my banner!

More of our Donghee.

And of course Hyukjae… who gave kisses and waves also!

Hyukjae got a flower crown from the crowd and wore it!

Siwon also went to the bridge and greeted us fans.

And lastly, Jungsoo who bowed to us fans and held Happee’s hands I AM SO JEALOUS 😭 but still happy for her! πŸ˜„

Only Donghae didn’t go to the bridge again. 😭

They had an over 12 minutes of weirdness for their final MENT when they spurted random thanks and Filipino words, sang happy birthday to Jungsoo and Heechul, and of course, their legendary Spy and A-Cha! Filipino ELF did that!

The members went back to the main stage and made their final bow, successfully wrapping up the concert. They also showed a VCR of the managers lipsyncing to Kyuhyun and Ryeowook’s voices.

We went to our hotel where we checked in after the concert and went out again with friends to eat and spazz. Post concert depression! 😭

It has been a month and I still cannot get over. Two days ago was our monthsary. I miss Super Junior.

I look forward to Super Show 8 which would complete my life as a fangirl. I want to see them all again. πŸ’™

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(RP) South Korea Trip – At Last, It Happened!

It’s been a really long time.

I made this blog hidden for a good reason. I never write here anymore anyway.

I wanted to at least write something about my trip to Korea last November 5 – 8, same date of Super Junior’s 10th Anniversary. I specifically chose the dates because of that special reason. I told myself that if ever I would go to Korea, I would choose July 1 or November 6. For whatever reason, I felt so attached with Super Junior and I had this hope that I would see the reason why I cried tonight.

Just a quick narration of our family trip in Korea – on the first night, we got lost because of me. We rode a bus and missed the bus stop. We took a cab and the driver was very kind. He really tried to understand us even though he was not familiar in English. I used my little knowledge in speaking and writing in Korean. He was talking to me in Korean and I could understand quite a few sentences. There was a time when we actually and literally went around Gwanghwamun to find the hostel. We lost our ability to comprehend because we were truly hungry so I asked the cab driver to stop. He was still smiling and I was still thinking that he was very nice.

So, we just sat there, contemplating if we would get another hostel but I was reluctant. A kind man who looked like someone familiar helped us on our way to finding our hostel which was, mind you, right in front of where we were sitting.

No, he wasn’t a familiar Korean. This will not become a fan fiction.

He was a Filipino and heaven knew (he also admitted) that he was a singer in the Philippines. He was very familiar though… it’s like I had seen him on TV.

Anyway, we met our Korean host, and she told us that she thought we weren’t coming. She waited for hours. I felt so guilty so I kept on apologizing. She was very nice and accommodating, and the room that we rented was very clean. I would definitely get that again if I return.

So we were very hungry and sleepy. We lost our chance to go to the lantern festival near our place. We also lost our itinerary that I made especially for our stay because I planned not to go with a tourist guide.

As a first timer, we were kind of average to good tourist. Thanks for being into KPOP for almost 7 years. My parents were relying on me and my sister. I was happy that I was able to write and read Hangul and sort of understand Korean so we sort of survived our first official day. We went to Nami Island. Before going there, we got lost because we were not familiar with the subway. Korean subways are like Hong Kong and Singapore subways – they all had a lot of lines and connecting stations. Had we not read Korean words, we would not survive a day without riding a cab and we would really be bankrupt. But subways were good for the budget, especially if our budget was limited to less than 50,000 won for the four of us. We kind of exceeded the limit though because of cabs and buses which was more expensive than the trains. My mom would always get stuck in the entrance and exit because she would double tap the card or the card wouldn’t be read. She would always tap the card wrongly for whatever reason, the subway really hated her but of course, it was the easiest, cheapest and the fastest way – we couldn’t say no to it.

We bought the T-Money card and I loaded it – machines were easy to use.

So to get to our destination, I pre-booked a tour bus, but when we got there, I was informed that we had no reservation. So I confirmed in my email – thanks to the mobile wi-fi speed in Korea, that my reservation was not accepted. Of course, I apologized after fighting with the reservation officer. My father was of course mad because he was usually like that. He would always want everything planned ahead. And it was planned ahead – it wasn’t just executed very well.

So we rode the train again and we were glad to reach our destination after almost two hours. We ate atΒ restaurant near the dock that served Galbi, and there we heard Kyuhyun’s A Million Pieces. I was overjoyed because I had been seeing him in the bus and in the streets and hearing him everywhere. We wanted to try the zipline to Nami Island but still, we were still on a budget. We bought a ticket for the ferry ride and went to Nami Island. Because I was a nature person, I enjoyed singing At Gwanghwamun while walking. We also took a lot of pictures because it was a picture worthy place.

Then we went back as early as possible to go to our next destination – the Han River. I pre-booked the ticket for the cruise and we had no problem except that it rained and it was too damn cold. We were there earlier so we ate at Lotteria before going to the cruise. We bought some chips and I swear, it was the best chips that I’ve ever tasted. I forgot the name though but it was mixture of sweet and cheesy. We sat on the benches while waiting for our turn to ride the cruise while eating and while listening to Taeyeon’s whole album courtesy of the restaurants around.

It was really cold that we decided to enter the waiting area. It was about two hours when we rode the cruise. I liked it, however it was a bit non-enjoyable. My sister and I, despite of the cold weather went out the cruise and some Korean guys took photos with us. They actually told us we’re pretty of course, I knew they were just joking around but the hell, we still said ‘thank you’.

Then we went home. I encountered a very displeasing person on our way home. She wasn’t Korean – that’s a clue. I would not tell the story though.

That night also was Super Junior’s 10th anniversary. I kind of regretted the fact that I wasn’t able to greet them properly so I would say it now: Guys, congratulations on your 10th anniversary! I have been following you for almost seven years and I am so happy that you reached your 10th anniversary despite of all the trials and challenges. I am so happy to breathe the same air as you on your anniversary. Even though, I didn’t tweet that much, I was still happy. Thank you and I love you. Let’s run together more!

Okay it was short and done, but I think I made my point.

Back to the narration. So we prepared for the night only then I realized that I lost my itinerary. I thought that I left it with the good cab driver the night before, so I created a new itinerary – a quite quick itinerary actually, because I barely couldn’t remember anything that I wrote, even the budget that I allotted for the whole trip. All I could remember was that I planned to go to Korean Folk Village the next day and return to watch VIXX Ken’s Cinderella musical in the evening… and of course go to Apgujeong for Kona Beans, then go to Gangnam for the KPOP Star Road – at least alone – but I ended up tagging my sister along with me. I bought her a ticket for Ken’s musical as well. She was lucky enough to get a close seat.

The next day, we went to Korean Folk Village and we got lost again because we rode a bus. On our way, we saw Werther (Kyuhyun’s musical) advertisements. Then we reached Yonsei University – which was, mind you, very elegant, and very beautiful campus.

We were noob in this, sorry, so we took a cab to go to Korean Folk Village. As usual, I was able to book our tickets.

It was raining so it was muddy. I enjoyed seeing the folk village but not as much because my boots had mud. I had to go to the musical later that day but I already looked dirty. I had a confession to make – I couldn’t walk nicely. It would usually happen, even back in the Philippines. The Korean Folk Village was really nice too to be honest. We saw the live actings of actors and we saw how Koreans lived way back before. I was also amused because it had some kiddy rides there.

We ate after and waited for the shuttle back to Suwon. It was almost a forty-five minute ride and I was panicking because we might not be able to go to Ken’s musical. But we made it after getting lost again. The mall in Suwon though was tempting, by the way. It was heaven for me because of the shoes!

So we went to Dongdaemun to go to Chungmu Art Hall. We were an hour earlier so I was thankful enough to hail a cab for my parents. After having a difficult time telling the driver where he would drive my parents to, thanks to my limited and rotten Korean speaking skills, he drove away. I asked our host to see if they were back in the hostel. I actually planned for them to go to Dongdaemun Shopping District, had my sister not watched the musical with me. She wasn’t really interested with Ken and VIXX in general so we were kind of in war especially when it came to VIXX. I was thankful though because she went with me or else I would get so out of place.

I could recognize a lot of Starlights, and I was also about to meet my Starlight friends who would watch the musical, Rein and Cami. I saw them separately though.

I was getting insane because I learned that Leo actually went to the musical to watch Ken on that same day when we watched it. If only I chose to watch the 3pm show, I would not be regretting because Rein and Cami saw him. But still, KEo!

The musical started. I was cursing inside my head while Ken was performing because his voice was out of this world. On the same day, Kyuhyun was having his concert also – I was regretting not to come because the ticket was quickly sold out and my parents didn’t allow me to have one more event.

Cinderella musical was awesome. I actually felt all the emotions, laughed, clapped, gasped and frowned if needed. The set was beautiful, and Cinderella’s and Fairy Godmother’s transformations were priceless. Of course, the other characters did well too. Especially Ken. I swear, I saw him looking at me once (glanced, to be exact) but when I looked back at him he looked away. I might be delusional though, but I hope he was thinking, “Why does a foreigner here? Does she even understand this?” That kind of look. I was actually on the seventh row on the most side of the center. Maybe he saw me, or maybe not, but anyway, the point was his voice was on point. Acting was superb too.

I thought it was the last Cinderella so I chose that one, but then they told everyone that they would be having an encore so my hopes went down for a mini-fanmeeting with Ken after.

Reini, my sister, and I went to the back to wait for Ken. I was able to see him saying bye and thank you to us before he went inside the van. He opened the side window and said goodbye and thanks (or no thanks) to that person who flashed her camera on Ken’s face, I captured a video of him. But then it was my first time to get up close for an idol, but I still kept my distance because idols were also humans who get angry when provoked.

So, it turned out that he was the only celebrity that I saw for the whole trip.

Then we said bye to Cami and Reini while we parted our ways in the subway. My sister and I went to Apgujeong for obviously Kona Beans. In Apgujeong, I saw VIXX’s advertisement for Chained Up, and also a birthday advertisement for Leo.

We followed the direction to Kona Beans and we got lost again. We reached Kona Beans by 11:10 PM KST. And of course, it was already closing. I didn’t know that it would close at 11PM – I thought that it would close at 12am!

So we went there for almost nothing. I gave up because my tummy was aching too much because of hunger.

We just went to sneak if someone was still inside and we saw a beautiful lady wearing white – she was very far so I couldn’t confirm if she was Jungsoo’s mom. Out of nervousness, and out of respect, we decided to not approach her to take a photo with her.

Losing both our hope and our stomach, we went inside a CVS to buy food and when we went out the store, we saw the beautiful woman going out. Weirdly enough, I panicked so I entered the convenience store again. I was so nervous. I didn’t know why but even though I couldn’t confirm, I was still happy to see her. I think she was really Jungsoo’s mom. Ugh, I am so embarrassed for not knowing her. I learned that she was just walking home. My sister told me to follow her, but I told her that we couldn’t because it would not be good. So we decided to stay, take a video of Kona Beans and walked towards it and saw someone near the cafe. We panicked that we almost backed out together. A man went by and thought we were weirdos.

Then a white car – actually we thought that it was Jungsoo – parked beside Kona Beans but after a while, the car went away after some minutes. And upon realizing that almost every car owner had white car, we just shrugged it off.

We went home disappointed and tired and still hungry. We decided to go back there the morning after to take our chances again of seeing someone. We were panicking because the subway might close but we actually get lost again. We successfully went back to Gyeongbokgung though.

So we ate the same restaurant where we ate the first time we got there. It was pretty value for money.

The next day, my stomach was hurting – maybe because I ate a very spicy food after filling my stomach with air. I wasn’t able to enjoy touring the next day, however, everything changed when we went back to Kona Beans. My parents insisted to go with us so they went with us but out of courtesy (and a little bit of shame) we asked them to stay at Apgujeong Station. We assured that we would be going back by 11am for all of us to go to Myeongdong to shop and buyΒ pasalubongΒ for everyone back home.

At last, the coffee shop was open. I was literally feeling sick because of my stomach and maybe because I was so nervous. I breathed in and out before going inside the cafe.

My sister and I video-blogged our way there, but of course it would be embarrassing to put it here.

Anyway, at last! I saw a lot of Super Junior posters, especially Leeteuk’s – actually all Leeteuk! It was heaven. Really. It was Hawaii-themed cafe. Around, you would see fans’ gifts to Super Junior and Leeteuk, congratulatory flowers and rice wreaths in a room. The coffee scent was aromatic. I was beyond happy. But still, we weren’t able to see Leeteuk’s mom – maybe because she was the one we saw the night before.

I ordered a dark chocolate cake and apparently, Jungsoo recommends it. The crew was so cute and I ship her with Jungsoo – apparently.

My stomach was not really cooperating but I still managed to finish the cake. It was so delicious. I don’t normally enjoy dark chocolate, but I can say it was delicious.

I bought a blue Angel Story pillow case, took the sleeve, the paper bag and the tissues from Kona Beans. I was beyond happy even though we weren’t able to see Jungsoo again. The fact that I went there was beyond amazing.

We went back to the station and we all went to Myeongdong to shop and eat.

There we ate the best meal ever, at almost 100,000 won, not bad, we still enjoyed the meal even though my stomach was really hurting so bad! No, I didn’t poop, if you ask. When we shopped, it just disappeared. Friends back in the Philippines had a lot of things that they wanted us to buy so we bought it all in Myeongdong. I completed my VIXX album collection and also Super Junior’s!

Shopping was cut because we needed to go back by four in the afternoon because we still wanted to go to Gyeongbokgung Palace, our last destination after we headed to the airport. We didn’t stay long and bought tickets though, we just took photos from the outside because of the lack of time.

We went back to the hostel and then after two hours, we went to the airport to wait for our flight.

I think… the thing that I would miss is the people who tried their best to understand you even though you cannot understand them that much. They helped us whenever we got lost.

Second was the food – especially those chips, and that legit Korean meal.

Third – fangirling stuff. I would definitely go back for that.

Fourth – weather. Yes, it was cold, but it was a good kind of cold that made our skin look younger.

I was so happy and when I got home, I wanted to go back again.

I would definitely go back again… next time with friends to fan girl.

July? November?

I choose both.

Oops, there. I thought I could narrate it in a shorter way, but I guess not. I missed a lot of places to go to but we would surely go back again.

Super Junior – Don’t Wake Me Up + Devil Performance Video (MNet M! Countdown Comeback)

Preview:Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI5SD_Gf8A4

Up Next:Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbvPB8yr9hc

Don’t Wake Me Up (Super Junior D&E):Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdqP2OHJDiI

Devil:Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc3XI_n_4i8

Super Junior – Special Album – Devil – Music Video + Streaming + Download Sites

Super Junior’s Special Album for their 10th Anniversary, Devil, has been released today!

Followed its first appearance through Super Show 6 Encore last July 11 and 12, Super Junior also participated in a press conference and a showcase that happened yesterday, July 15, where they revealed their thoughts about the album and the songs in it, the music video and promotions.

Today, SM Entertainment released the music video in Yin Yue Tai and Naver at 12:00am KST, and after an hour, the music video was also released in their official Youtube account.

Check out the music video below:
YouTube*:Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOwERHxXcTs

*Only watch the OFFICIAL music video in YouTube so that we can help the boys to win in music shows.

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Devil debuted in no. 4 in MelOn!

Please login using your ID’s to stream and download in the following music sites. This will help them go up the charts!

MelOn:Β http://www.melon.com/album/detail.htm?albumId=2329647

Mnet:Β http://www.mnet.com/album/472672

Naver:Β http://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=560742

Soribada: http://www.soribada.com/music/album/KA0078723

Olleh:Β http://www.ollehmusic.com/#/AlbumDetail/f_Album_info.asp?album_id=80634389

Bugs:Β http://music.bugs.co.kr/album/518248

Monkey3:Β http://www.monkey3.co.kr/#/etc.album&albumID=309249

Super Junior – 10th Year Anniversary Special Album – Devil – Info + Music Video Teaser + Teaser Photos

Good news for all ELF like me!Β Super Junior is coming back with “Devil”.

To celebrate their tenth year anniversary on November, Super Junior will be coming back with a special album as a gift for all ELF all over the world.

On the 8th of July, they dropped a bomb by releasing the 3-minute long official trailer and the teaser photos of individual members. On July 11, they released the second official music video teaser. ItΒ is said that they will alsoΒ reveal the new songs during SS6 Seoul Encore Day 1 and 2, July 11 and 12.

Because this is a special album, it has been confirmed that they have collaborated with top Korean artists such as Lee Seunghwan, Jaurim’s Kim Yoona, Rose Motel and Epitone Project for the songs included in the album. More information may be found here.Β Moreover, rumor has it that they will be releasing tracks from all their sub-units to celebrate their existence in the KPOP industry.

All songs will be released on July 16, 12:00AM KST in different music and video platforms such as MelOn, Bugs, Olleh, Mnet and Soribada. The music video will be released on SMTown’s official YouTube channel. Be sure to support the boys by streaming the songs and watching the music videos on the mentioned platforms.

Click the links to seeΒ the teaser photos and music video teasers for “Devil”. Please watch them only in the official channel to increase the views!

TEASER 1 –Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY7jUaWJOok

TEASER 2 –Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtfjKhFKqZc

PHOTO TEASERS 1 –Β http://sup3rjunior.com/2015/07/08/150708-official-super-junior-special-album-devil-teaser-photos-10p/

PHOTO TEASERS 2 –Β http://www.soompi.com/2015/07/08/super-junior-releases-new-colorful-teaser-images-for-devil/

The group will be performing live in KBS Music Bank on July 17, MBC Music Core on July 18 and SBS Inkigayo on July 19. Other schedules will be released soon.

Credits: Soompi, KPOPStarz, SMTown Official YouTube Channel, sup3rjunior

Donghae and Eunhyuk – Growing Pains Music Video

Growing Pains Music Video is out! Super Junior sub-unit D&E composed of Donghae and Eunhyuk releases their first Korean album today, March 6, 2015! In the meantime, let us watch the music video while streaming in MelOn and other Korean streaming sites!

Link:Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs2NibgZgR4

I PERSONALLY LOVE THIS SONG. SERIOUSLY. THE MV TOO.

(MOD POST) Happy 9th Anniversary Super Junior!

It’s been 9 years. Wow… time really flies fast. It’s like, it was only November 6, 2005 when the twelve-membered group debuted. After some time, it became an official group with Kyuhyun’s addition. The boys with strange hairstyles, weird clothes and dorky attitude become men with oozing sex appeal and fun personalities. It is really significant.

To others who had not been in the fandom since the start, that includes myself, it was a pity that we weren’t able to start the journey… the ups and downs of this idol group turned inspirational icons turned legends of the Hallyu wave that took over all cities. Although it’s a shame, it is good that many stayed. Many left but then we are still happy here.

There was something about SuJu that made me fall in love with them. Usually, I won’t last for this long – I would have left SJ or the Kpop world. But there was something that held me back… most of the reason was Jungsoo… you know that. Overall… SJ played a significant role, until now, they still are.

No matter how they were bashed, mocked, insulted and no matter how people said they were not talented, they remained strong together as a team and a family. I am proud that I witnesses your journey and I will still go along the way.

Sorry, thank you, I love you Super Junior.

Super Junior – Evanesce Music Video

Super Junior released another music video, this time, it’s a continuation of “This is Love” story line. “Evanesce” tells a sad and heartbreaking love story.

Also, Super Junior Special Album is released today. Grab a copy of your favorite Super Junior member – each has its own album cover!

Check out the music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzhOqwF8qHg

Super Junior – This is Love Music Video

Super Junior released their new music video for their comeback!

This is Love was one of the tracks in the 7th album, and the group will have their comeback with this song as their title song.

The music video was released today and it was directed and produced by Shindong.

Check out their music video here:Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utmykx9RUEw