Week at a Glance: Feb. 25 – Mar. 31

Note: This was supposed to be a “My Week at a Glance” type of post with more pictures and less text but it ended up the other way around and being longer than I intended it to be. Nonetheless, I’m still gonna use the title “My Week at a Glance” XD

I was planning to blog about this a few days ago but I was brought to the hospital on Friday night so I couldn’t. My copy of 2012 Big Bang Alive Tour in Seoul DVD arrived on the 25th of February. And now, I’m broke. Haha! But I doesn’t matter. I originally planned to save up first before getting this but I wanted the poster and I didn’t want to ran out. I find it odd that I’m always after the poster and yet I don’t even hang them up on my wall simply because there’s just no space to stick it on. ㅡ_ㅡ;;

I got a text message from someone I know who works at the post office telling me that there’s a huge box waiting for me there. I run an online shop. I sell kpop albums, Korean cosmetics, Korean textbooks etc. for young Filipinos who don’t have credit cards to use on Korean online shops. I’m selling stuff from Korea so I have money to spare for fangirling purposes and I am also paying for my phone bill. 헐.

I had ordered this concert DVD along with 10 copies of BAP’s One Shot album and 20 One Shot posters. One of the albums was supposed to be my copy but I had to give it to a buyer since she wanted to get her hands on the album as soon as possible. It’s okay. My copy will be arriving sometime this week or next week together with 20+ kpop albums. Heavy package, I know. TT__TT I just hope I get my favorite member’s photocard.

I didn’t get to watch the DVD on the day when I got it. I had to pack the other albums so I could ship them the next day. When I finally got around to watching the DVD, I started squealing even before I hit the play button. I was really that excited. I didn’t care if the maids could hear me from the kitchen. Believe it or not, my throat went sore by the end of the concert. I think I’m gonna end up losing my voice when I get to go to a real kpop concert. Well, that is if I don’t faint halfway through it. XD

I squealed for Daesung and Seungri. I screamed a lot for TOP but I screamed the loudest for my baby boy, Taeyang. I hated it when TOP appears on the screen. You gorgeous creature, why are you seducing me? Haha! I have high respect for G-Dragon. Although there are some people who aren’t really fond of him because of his attitude, I don’t care. Just because a person is not as nice and as innocent as a saint doesn’t mean he’s not worthy of any respect. Not everyone can be a great songwriter, composer, producer, rapper like G-Dragon. Hating on G-Dragon won’t make you a better person and it definitely won’t stop him from being the awesome person that he is.

When I say “I like [insertnameofidolhere]”, it’s most likely because he or she is really good at something like dancing, singing, rapping, playing a certain instrument etc. Or they have great fashion sense. Or they’re just simply handsome or beautiful in my eyes. I have never liked an idol for their personality. Why? Because you never really know what kind of personality they have behind the camera. I like idols for their talent, not because they’re nice, cute and adorkable human beings when in fact they’re secretly not even like that in real life.

I got sidetracked there. Sorry. I just needed to get that out of my chest.

Anyway, on the day I was brought to the hospital, I watched the Korean movie called “71: Into the Fire” or “포화 속으로” in Korean. For someone like me who fancies movies that were set during the World War II, I wonder why I didn’t watch this movie sooner. And on the top of that, TOP plays one of the lead roles in the movie! I should have watched this as soon as the English subtitles were released. BUT WHY DIDN’T I WATCH IT? Oh well, it doesn’t matter now. Haha!

71: Into the Fire is now my new favorite Korean movie. Prior to watching it, it was Sunny (2011) that was on top of my list. But everything changed since Friday. TOP or Kwon Sang Woo being in the movie doesn’t have anything to do with why I like this movie so much. Believe it or not, I had my serious face on the entire time I was watching the movie. No fangirling, no spazzing, no squealing. I was so engrossed with the story. I even shed tears at some point. Since this movie was based on an actual story, my thoughts were filled with sympathy for those young untrained student soldiers who died during that time. Can you just imagine your teenage self going to war without any combat experience or knowledge on how to use a gun? In the movie, the 71 student soldiers were left behind to protect Pohang Girl’s school from the North Koreans while the other soldiers went to Nakdong River to battle it out with the North Koreans with the help of US Forces. My hands and feet got sweaty when they were goofing around instead of training. I was like “You guys are in a war, your superiors are in danger in Nakdong River, you guys are gonna die in a while and you still have the nerve to goof around?”

TOP’s character was a wimp during the first half of the movie. Why didn’t you shoot that dude? You could have saved that officer if you had just shoot the guy who was attacking him. But how could you shoot him when you couldn’t even load the bullet inside the gun because your hands were shaking. Ugh! *rolls eyes* Hahaha! Kwon Sang Woo’s character was a jerk who refused to do things according to orders. He did whatever he wanted to do. He never listened to TOP. He shot the North Korean kid who was giving out an impressive patriotic speech while standing on a boulder even though TOP told him not to. He had a fist fight with TOP. Okay, that scene was heartbreaking. They were all losing hope because first, there were only 71 of them and about a thousand of North Koreans were against them. They were severely outnumbered. Second, what do they know about going into battle? Most of them haven’t even experienced firing a gun. Third, serious lack of equipments. I was speechless I could only just shake my head in frustration. Haha!

After watching the movie, I was brought to the hospital because my head started to ache and the pain was almost unbearable. Both of my doctors were out of town (Fantastic. -.-) so we had to look for another doctor. Long story short, I’m okay now. Haha! Don’t wanna get into the details.

B.A.P. in the Philippines

B.A.P. in the Philippines

I used to belong to many fandoms but I’ve decided to give up most of them and only support the groups that I really, really like. And by support, I mean buying their official albums, concert DVDs etc. You know what I mean. Haha! I’m a big fan of YGE’s artists. The only two groups that I like which are not from YGE are Infinite and B.A.P. I’m still a fan of other groups but I’m not as into them as I am with YGE artists, Infinite and B.A.P.

Anyway…

B.A.P. is back with a new album. It’s only been a year and a month since their debut and they now have 6 albums in total (Warrior, Power, No Mercy, Crash, 하지마 and the latest one, One Shot) and they are now busy preparing for their first solo concert. I have all their albums and I’m planning to get a copy of the new album. One Shot has a total of 5 songs in it. My current fave other than One Shot is Punch. It’s just really catchy.

All the MVs that B.A.P. have released before were awesome. Can’t think of a better word right now to describe their MVs. Really awesome. Just like all the other MVs, One Shot didn’t disappoint me. Aside from the fact that my bias, Jongup, looked really fine in the MV, what makes it even more special is that the music video was filmed in our country, the Philippines. The time when they came here to shoot the music video was the time when most (if not all) Filipino kpop fans were busy either crying or rejoicing over the Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert. Everyone’s attention was set on the concert that we didn’t know that B.A.P was lurking around Manila while Girls’ Generation, Infinite, U-Kiss, Tasty, Tahiti and EXO were performing in front of the fans in SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds. There were no airport photos when B.A.P. arrived because none of us knew until a day or two before they left the country. They left us wondering why they came to the Philippines. Rumors started spreading. Some said it was for a commercial for a bike shop, an airline, a motor shop. There were some very few lucky fans who got to see them filming and they said it looked like they were filming for a CF or a music video.

After a month of waiting, TS Entertainment finally released a teaser of B.A.P’s new music video. The teaser alone made tons of Filipino fans happy and excited because we all felt proud to see our country in a music video. Then the day of the MV release came and I cried. I usually don’t cry over a music video. When Yongguk and the other members met up with the gang who took Young Jae to give them the ransom money (which they got after robbing an armored car), Young Jae was released but he was shot right after. And I just broke into tears because it reminded me of the feeling that I got when Byung Hee (Lee Minki’s character on Shut Up Flower Boyband) got hit by a truck right in front of his friends who scoured the city to look for him when they found out that he was in danger.

I’m really happy that TS Entertainment chose our country for B.A.P’s music video. It really makes me proud of my own country. I wish B.A.P. comes back in the near future for a concert or fanmeeting or to shoot another music video. I hope they enjoyed their stay here.

One Shot Teaser

One Shot MV

MV Making Video