Category Archives: K-Pop

KIM JAEJOONG’S SOLO MINI ALBUM “I” SOLD OUT IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 – Fans gathered in Astro Vision Glorietta for the album launch of Kim Jaejoong’s “I”. The imported albums from Korea were sent by C-JeS through the local distributor PolyEast Records. The very successful event was organized by JYJ Philippines, CassPH and Kim Jaejoong Philippines. Fun games were held at the event for fan interaction. Winners brought home prizes from Tony Moly.

Kim Jaejoong’s “I”, a 5 tracked Mini Album is Jaejoong’s first solo album. All of the songs lyrics are written by Kim Jaejoong himself, 3 of which are composed by him. The main track Mine is composed by composer Kim Bada, as well as One Kiss.

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FAN EVENT: 2013 2PM LIVE TOUR in Manila “What time is it”

Hoopla Inc. has recently announced the mechanics for the Fan meeting event with 2PM! Only 150 lucky fans will get the chance to be part of the Meet & Greet. Promo period runs until February 14,2013

MECHANICS:

  1. Online ticket buyers who bought tickets from January 26, 2013 to February 14, 2013 are qualified.
  2. Tickets should be purchased online at www.smtickets.com
  3. The 150 participants will be drawn at random from the list of qualified online ticket buyers.
  4. The 150 participants will be informed through the contact information they shared with SMtickets.com. They will be informed via phone call and will also be sent a confirmation text and a confirmation email.
  5. The confirmation email will contain a bar code that will be scanned via Hoopla’s bar code readers to give the participant access to the Meet & Greet. Print out this email and bring to the Meet & Greet event to gain entry. If you receive this email, do not share it or you will invalidate your own access to the event.
  6. To gain access to the Meet & Greet event, bring the following: the printout of the confirmation email, the voucher or ticket from SMtickets.com, a valid ID (school, company, passport, driver’s license). Also, present the confirmation text on your mobile phone.
  7. Details about the Meet & Greet event will be included in the confirmation text and email.

For inquiries and more information:

call Hoopla Inc. at 320-1111 or visit www.hoopla.com.ph

source: Hoopla Inc.

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.

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).

Jokwon interview for ‘Im Da One’

This is a joint entry with www.Cho-kyuhyun .com. We were given a chance by MCA Music Philippines to participate in Jo-Kwon’s live video-conference last July 19 to unveil his upcoming solo album “I’m Da One” . This is his first solo album after he went through 8 years of training and 4 years as the leader of the popular ballad group 2AM. As Jo Kwon mentioned, his debut song “I’m Da One” is a reflection of him who likes having fun and experimenting a lot of things.

A particular song in his debut album caught our staff’s attention which is “Wingardium Leviosa”. It was intriguing because it seemed like a Harry Potter inspired song. We asked Jo Kwon what is is about in which he replied…
“This song is an incredibly fun song and the title as you know is inspired by Harry Potter’s charm ‘WingardiumLeviosa’ and I’m such a huge fan of Harry Potter .You can also say that I grew up watching it. In charm it’s like when I show up in the club and say these words then it can lift the mood and athmosphere of the club in an instant like magic and we came up with a very fun korean rhyme to the title so it’s a very good song to play in the club”

Be sure to catch Jo Kwon’s solo album I’m Da One to be released this August 2012 by MCA Music

ZE:A Promotional Tour at Market!Market!

Still hung over from the Simple Plan concert last Thursday (hopefully I get the time to write about that too), my friend and I headed to Market!Market! for ZE:A’s last stop for their promotional tour. Been excited for this the whole week since my trigger finger’s been itching to shoot ever since Monday (office party) and Thursday (camera-less with patron seats D: )

They got on stage and performed then had an interview, then danced some more. They encountered technical difficulties with the music so they had to cut the performance short. They then finished off with the signing. It was pretty quick than I expected. I could have taken more photos if they followed their planned playlist.

Thanks to Be (cho-kyuhyun.com) for sharing her press spot with me while she was busy studying. I really appreciate it! And I think JunYoung knew about it too since he’s been looking at my camera for you 😉

Here’s a zip file for your download convenience. Enjoy!

2AM Live in Manila Grand Show (part 2)

The event started a little after 5pm. There was an opening act and after 3 songs, 2AM came out. They sang around 4 songs? I’m not exactly sure because the shooting, the arm/hand fatigue and the thirst got to me by the time they got the cake out. It’s Changmin’s birthday today (and 2 more members with their birthday this month) so fans gave them a very cute musical cake with candles to blow. They also made a video greeting for the boys. Soon after the show was over. It was too long for my arms and hands to take… but it was too short a time to see them in person. The boys were nice and talented, and they tried hard to speak to us in Filipino and English. I hope they come back soon (and bring 2PM along with them of course).

Here’s the photos. A whopping total of 120 clear shots (and I’ve already picked that out of nearly 1k shots for the day). It would have been more if I got a better position like the VIP section or just stuck along the side railings. If you’d like to download all, here’s a zip file.

Feel free to share these but please do not hot link. Don’t forget to credit as well. Enjoy!