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Filipino. Asian music fan. Photography enthusiast. http://blog.stellarshadow.net

Aimee Lee Lucas to Hold Kpop Dance Workshop in Manila!

Renowned Filipino-American choreographer and a household name in the international Kpop fandom, Aimee Lee Lucas is coming to Manila for an exclusive one-day only dance class and meet and greet session.

“PKCI x Aimee Lee Lucas Dance Kpop” is happening on October 12, 2013, 2pm at the Starmall EDSA Function Hall.

This event is a tie-up with the Philippine Kpop Committee, Inc., – the first, the only and the biggest Kpop organization in the country and the team behind many ground-breaking events including the world’s first Kpop Convention and the bi-annual clubbing event, Kpop Night.

“We’ve always wanted to invite Aimee Lee to the Philippines since we know she has many fans in the country. Being Pinoy herself, she had also told us that she really wanted to do something here.” said Mishi Camaya, PKCI Logistics Manager and project head for this event. “When the opportunity came, we just grabbed it. We knew we had to do it for her and for the fandom.”, she added.

Like some of PKCI’s other events, this will be a fund-raising venture as a large part of the proceeds will be donated to the children of Gawad Kalinga, as per the request of Aimee Lee Lucas herself.

Aimee is best known for having worked with many big Kpop names, particularly from the YG roster such as Big Bang, Se7en and 2NE1. She choreographed Park Bom’s single “You and I” as well as the staging for G-Dragon’s first solo concert, “Heartbreaker”.

Her other notable achievements include serving as Executive Vice President of Artist Management in Los Angeles, creating and leading the international division of Dance Educators and Choreographers for The Movement Talent Agency, taking on Creative Director duties for the MNET Gangnam Style Flashmob Dance (as featured in “Nightline” on the US broadcast network ABC), founding the M.V.P. (Music Video Party) KPOP Dance Class, and successfully holding a Dance-All-Day Class at the recently concluded KCON 2013 in Los Angeles.

Participants may avail of a Regular Pass for only Php 180 or a VIP Pass for only Php 500. Regular Pass will cover the 1 ½ hour dance class while the VIP Pass will include the dance class plus another 1 hour meet & greet session with Aimee, which will include games, raffles and dance showdowns.

This event is sponsored by Skechers and PULP Live World.

To find out how you could pre-register and for more details on the event, check out http://pkci.org.

Aimee Lee Lucas

Stay connected with PKCI:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/philkpopcomm
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kpopconph
Email them at info@pkci.org

2013 INFINITE 1st WORLD TOUR ‘ONE GREAT STEP’ IN BANGKOK

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One of Korea’s top group INFINITE will be coming back to Bangkok, Thailand. One Great Step is the first World Tour Concert of INFINITE.
Concert Information:

– Title : Samsung GALAXY Music 2013 INFINITE 1ST WORLD TOUR [ONE GREAT STEP] in Bangkok
Brought to you by Chang Drinking Water and Karmarts
– Date/Time : SEP 28 (Sat) 6pm
– Venue : Thunderdome, Muang Thong Thani

Public Sales:
– Date : SEP 7 (Sat)
– Ticket Service : www.thaiticketmajor.com TEL : +66-2-262-3456
– Price : 5,000 / 4,000 / 3,500 / 1,500 THB

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SPECIAL MEET AND GREET EVENT FOR LUCKY WINNERS:
Event: : Meet & Greet for the lucky participant that bought Infinite Concert tickets (Group Photo Session and Signature from artist)
Date of the Event: Friday, 27 September, 2013
Registration Open: 11:00 – 12:30 Hrs.
Registration Close::12:30 Hrs.
Location of the event: CHATRIUM HOTEL RIVERSIDE BANGKOK Riverside Garden Marina Co., Ltd. 28 Charoenkrung Road, Watprayakrai Bangkholame, Bangkok 10120 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 2307 8888 www.chatrium.com

Remarks :
– 1 infinite concert tickets can participate in one event only (Group photo session or Signature from artist)
– Lucky participants list will be announce on 23 September 2013 on 411ent website www.411ent.com
– To claim the prize, please present both your infinite concert ticket and your ID or passport ID
– For more details please visit 411ent websitewww.411ent.com
– For more details please visit 411ent website
– To check, please use zone number and seat number on your infinite concert ticket For standing tickets, please use Ref.No. on your infinite concert ticket. On Friday, 27 September, 2013 @ CHATRIUM HOTEL RIVERSIDE BANGKOK
– For those who buy Infinite Concert ticket from Thai Thicket Major, you are entitled to receive Plastic Infinite Concert ticket (The plastic card will be souvenir only) and Official poster. 1 ticket for 1 poster. You can pick them up at Thai Ticket Major at Thunderdome on 28 Sep 2013 from 12:00-17:00 Hrs.

Lee Minho Live in Manila – My Everything – Global Tour 2013

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After a successful Benchsetter Fun Meet last November, Lee Minho is back with his My Everything Global Tour as a gift to his fans.
He started off with his title song “My Everything” and a very cute and upbeat performance for “You & I”.

20130706_LeeMinhoLiveInManila_23 After the first two songs, he had an interview with host Sam Oh. He was asked what was a new Filipino word he learned during his second visit. He learned “maganda” and tried using it to the fans. He also mentioned that he was able to try a new dish aside from the adobo he loved during his first visit. He said he was able to try “kare kare” and he loved it.
Having Line as a sponsor for his tour, he was also asked about what sticker he likes to use most of the time. He said he liked using it since he felt lonely and everyone to add him up on Line. Lastly, he shared what he would be posting on Line for that night. He wanted to post “Masaya ba kayo?” which ended up as “masayaba kayo” when he posted it.

He then closed the first half of the show by singing a ballad, “Pieces of Love”.

After a quick intermission by his dance crew, Minho came back on stage to show off his dance moves with two more of his upbeat songs “Love Motion” and “My Little Princess”.

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Aside from singing songs and performing dances, Minho wanted to express his gratitude to fans by giving gifts. He planned to give away ten Brown stuffed toys from Line and a shirt set from Bench. As a bonus, he also added an extra item for the raffle, the actual shirt he wore the day before which he signed. He personally picked and called out the raffle winners. The lucky winners we asked to come on stage and meet their idol to receive the gifts. Each one received a free hug as well. Not to be outdone by their idol, a fan sang a part of “Ngiti” when asked if she wanted to sing anything for Minho. If that wasn’t enough, fans also showed off their knowledge of Korean by singing Happy birthday for Minho’s birthday.

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Minho ended the concert with his last song, “Without you”. He then came out on stage again for the encore with “Say Yes”. He openly expressed his love for the fans until the end.

Thank you Bench and Wilbros Live for bringing Lee Minho back to Manila. Until next time!

Lee Minho Live in Manila – My Everything World Tour

After his successful fanmeeting last year, Lee Minho is coming back to Manila on July 6, 2013 Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena 8PM

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TICKET PRICES:

VIP – Php7,500 (Reserved Seats with free Complimentary Meal worth P150)
PATRON – Php5,400 (Reserved Seats with free Complimentary Meal worth P150)
LOWER BOX A – Php5,400 (Reserved Seats with free Complimentary Meal worth P150)
LOWER BOX B – Php3,675 (Reserved Seats)
UPPER BOX – Php1,575 (Reserved Seats)
GENERAL ADMISSION – Php525 (Free Seating)

Tickets to Lee Min Ho’s “My Everything – World Tour 2013” in Manila are available at all SM Tickets outlets or visit www.smtickets.com.

For VIP tickets and more information about the concert, call Wilbros Live at 374-9999.

Lee Minho’s Invitation to his Filipino fans:

What Time Is It: 2PM Live Tour in Manila

What time is it? It’s 2PM!

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The 2PM Live Tour last March 2 was one of the most anticipated k-pop acts in the Philippines for 2013. It sure did not disappoint.

Taecyeon, Nichkhun, Wooyoung, Jun.K, Junho and Chansung kept the audience wanting more. The members kept their performance interactive and fun. They showed their love for the Filipino fans by trying to show off the Filipino words they know. They also sang a children’s song, Tong Tong Tong Pakitong-kitong. They also handed out stuffed bears to the crowd.

The fans didn’t fail to return the love for their beloved idols. They organized projects including banners and the beautiful bubble rain.

The members openly expressed their love for the crowd and promised they would come back. It was their first time to have a concert here and they are overwhelmed by the support the fans showed during the concert. Khun called it “mind-blasting” and Taec thought they’ve been to a lot of countries and “you guys were definitely the hottest”.

Setlist:
I’ll be Back
I was Crazy About You
I Hate You
-Intermission speech-
Give It to Me
Even If You Leave Me
Chansung solo – Love You Down
Junho solo – Just a Feeling
My Heart
Heartbeat
Again and Again
Back to You
Wooyoung solo – Sexy Lady
Taecyeon solo – It’s time
-Intermission speech-
Without You
Don’t Stop Can’t Stop
2PM’s Proposal Video
I Can’t
Only You
Don’t You Know
Nichkhun solo – Let It Rain
Jun.K solo – Just One Night
I’m Your Man
-Intermission speech-
Hot
10 out of 10
Hands Up
2PM video
I Will Give You My Life
-THANK YOU speech-
Finale (I’ll be Back + Hands up)

2PM Live Tour in Manila – Tickets Available

Have you bought your tickets yet? BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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Ticket Prices:
VIP 1 and 2 – PHP 11,500(STANDING)
VIP 3 – PHP 9,000(STANDING)
Lowerbox A – PHP 7,000(RESERVED SEATS)
Lowerbox B – PHP 6,000(RESERVED SEATS)
Upper box – PHP 3,300(RESERVED SEATS)
Gen. Adm. – PHP 1,000(RESERVED SEATS)

Tickets are available at all SM Tickets outlets.
call 470-2222 or visit www.smtickets.com to buy tickets online.

Presented by Hoopla Inc.

We’ve Moved

We’ve moved from http://blog.stellarshadow.net to http://stellarshadow.net/ss to separate the site from the original blog. Our counters have also been reset.

We’re still repointing our photos so they are still available at the older site for now. Hopefully we can have these fixed quickly.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour in Manila

Last October 24, one of the biggest k-pop boybands came and performed in Manila at the Mall of Asia Arena. It’s been a crazy day for VIPs since there were a lot of logistical issues but the show went on as scheduled. I’ve got a few concerns with the security of the venue but I’m not complaining because I got photos for the event thanks to them.

As usual, I can’t give a blow-by-blow account of what happened at the concert but I have a few highlights:

  • Seungri and the toy panda
  • A very long encore (people say this was the longest for their tour so far) and they sung some songs twice
  • Seungri and G-Dragon shooting each of the members of the group using a phone
  • TOP wearing a huge ribbon headband
  • They said they love it here and PROMISED to come back. I do hope they keep their word.

Here’s one of my favorite songs, Haru Haru:

I would like to thank my friend Marge for taking me with her to watch this. Such a fantastic event to experience and capture. It would’ve been nicer if I could bring in my D5000 but my brother’s Sony HX20V with 20x optical zoom is a perfect alternative.

Enjoy the photos!

(For your download convenience, here’s a zip file.)

2012 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia Press Release

“2012 ASIA SUPER SHOWCASE IN MALAYSIA”

Ticket Launch at Kenanga Wholesale City, Level LG Centre Court
on 14th October 2012

Fans of Super Junior-M, EXO-M & BTOB, get ready to grab your tickets for the “2012 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia”!
Tickets will go on sale first on the 14th of October 2012 at Kenanga Wholesale City, Level LG, Centre Court from 12.00 noon until 6.00pm. Thereafter, tickets will be available nationwide via the TicketCharge outlets, hotline and website from 15th of October 2012 onwards.


Ticket prices for “2012 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia” are tiered at:
Upper Zone – RM183 (free standing)
Pit Zone – RM283 (free standing)
Super Zone – RM383 (free standing)
VIP – RM600 (numbered seating)
VIP and Super Zone ticket buyers stand a chance to be the lucky few who get to see their idols up close. All ticket buyers will receive a limited edition poster and merchandise. The instructions and guidelines on redemption of gifts will be announced at a later date by the organizers.

The “2012 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia” will take place on the 11th of December 2012, 8pm at Kenanga Wholesale City, Level 15.


Super Junior-M had their debut in 2008 and their current members consist of eight members namely Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook, Sungmin, Kyuhyun, Eunhyuk, Zhou Mi and Henry.
Malaysia ELF a.k.a EverLasting Friends (as the Super Junior Official Fans are collectively known as) have long been awaiting the return of Super Junior-M to Malaysia after the group had their first live appearance in 2011 at the Malaysian National Youth Day. On that day, an estimated audience of more than 30,000 people showed up to celebrate the occasion with the group.


The second performing artist will be EXO-M, which is a subgroup of Chinese-South Korean boy band, EXO. EXO-M consists of six members namely Kris, Xiumin, Lu Han, Lay, Chen and Tao. Produced by S.M. Entertainment, the group’s debut single “Mama” won them many awards around the region.


The third performing artist is seven-member boy band BTOB (Born to Beat), consisting of Eun Kwag, Min Hyuk, Chang Sub, Hyun Sik, Peniel, Il Hoon and Sung Jae. Produced by Cube Entertainment’s associate label Cube DC, BtoB is making waves in the Korean music scene with two hit songs; dance number “Insane” and the ballad “Imagine”.

“2012 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia” is jointly organized by Marctensia Concerts and Universal Music Malaysia. Other partners include Artist Produced by S.M. Entertainment and Cube Entertainment, Official Radio Stations MY FM and Era FM, Official Venue Kenanga Wholesale City, Official Ticketing Agent TicketCharge and Technical Support, Singesen.
For more ticketing details, please contact TicketCharge at 03 9222 8811 or visit www.ticketcharge.com.my. For more information on “2012 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia”, please stay tuned to Marctensia Concerts (www.facebook.com/MarctensiaConcerts) (www.twitter.com/marctensia) or Universal Music Malaysia Chinese (https://www.facebook.com/UMMChinese) (www.twitter.com/UMusicMalaysia).