TonyMoly – Unlucky fangirl

Few days more and we are going to see Super Junior (M) again… Excited? Yes? It’s been 3 months since I’ve last seen the boys. Who wouldn’t want to see them extremely close? Like seeing kyu’s cute pore haha but not yet my time or I’m just Unlucky I guess? When Tony Moly announced  about the fansign mechanics, while a bit hesitant, I still went and line up anyways.

Market!Marlekt! Tonymoly is the nearest branch from where I live and work.But, I could have just risk going to Sm north or Megamall knowing stubs (pass) they’re giving out are more than 30 – 60 unlike at Market Market they only got 15 fansign stubs. Though we manage to get INSIDE the mall few minutes before opening, was surprised to see a line of fans in front of the boutique! yes in front of the boutique. Ninja moves these days ha? As I wonder around, some staff of TM was trying to quell the anger of annoyed fans outside who are there since 4am?

I understand the feeling but sometimes people (fangirls-fanboys,young and old ones)  should show proper respect to everyone… okay zips mouth.

Oh by the way.I got mini bruises.T___T I got squashed a bit when everyone wants to enter the shop all at the same time… Well the price of being a fangirl.

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To end the story short… I didn’t get a fansign pass.  No sense of bitterness at all. Really. *bawling* kidding’. Still going to watch the concert though.

I spotted an acquaintance at the store and took a picture of her SJM Calendar.
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My kids asked me a million questions. ‘Where is Daddy’ …In heaven?

I was caught on an unguarded moment when my boys  (Eldest 6 y/0, Youngest 5 y/0) asked about the Daddy question. My mind goes blank and My answer… “In Heaven”.. Oh noooo… I’m sorry to the biological dad for an advance RIP… But really the so called “DAD” is nowhere  else to be found. It’s been 4 years now…. No Happy Birthdays, No Merry Christmas nor Happy new year greetings..Literally, No Hi No Hello…

My conversation with my kids last night started with an old picture of Leonardo Dicaprio hanging on the ceiling of my room at our ancestral home. (We are still on holidays so yeah!)

Me, My kids lying in bed when kid 1 asked: Mom, Who is that guy? (pointing to the old stationery mini poster hanging on the ceiling.)

Me: He is the Actor that i  like when i am still single ( out of words yeah i said “single! ) He is Leonardo Dicaprio.

Kid 1: Oh you like him when you were still young ( oh there Right term; “young”)

Me: Oh yes when I’m still young i used to like him.

Kid1: Does your mom knows about that…

Me: *laughs* of course mama knew about it. (note: MAMA – they call my mom, MAMA)

kid 1: Who is your Mama then?

Me: ehhh MAMA… Our mama.. Mama is your Lola (Grandmother)

Kid 2: …and PAPA ? ( PAPA- My dad- they call my dad, PAPA)

Me: So PAPA is your Lolo (Grandfather) My dad..

Kid 1 & 2 (in harmony) : DAD? SO HOW ABOUT OUR DAD? OUR DADDY?

ME: My mind went blank for  a second.. and i uttered.. Your DAD? “IN HEAVEN” ( Really! Unexpected question from the Leonardo picture topic)

Kid 2: In heaven? He is up there in the TREE ( Being a kid… Heaven = A high tree)

Kid 1: Mom what is Rambutan ( See the randomness while asking about the dad!)

Me: Rambutan is a fruit

Kid 2: (Continues his “Tree” statement ) He is up there in the tree eating BANANA? ( He’s talking with actions, like heaven being high as a tree^^)

ME:  I died laughing at the moment… My kids too adorable to handle ^^

To prevent them for asking more about the “Dad”.. I change the topic to “It’s late guys.. mommy is really getting sleepy, better sleep too okay”

My eldest son know about his dad though… Initially At an early age of 4 He started to asked & talked about “where is, what is a Dad” “Dad used to fight with you” “Dad and us used to eat here” and so on.. As for my youngest, I know He will ask over and over as He is more exposed to school, peers and such situations that will include the picture of “Where is Dad” by the way?

Last night I wasn’t prepared to be honest. Next time… I’ll try to rehearse  and or maybe write a script? But, Let it be….  I know… Every single mom by choice should have had anticipated this kind of questions. I am ready to discuss about it but last night was just not the right time.. How do you shift a LEONARDO question to as Your Dad is somewhere else with someone being irresponsible and immature…there and then… end of story.^__^  Just kidding, of course I am yet to give a balance response to my kids Daddy question. Maybe They will ask me again later tonight… while looking up at the ceiling and gazing on Leonardo Dicaprio.. ^__^

If you ever get the chance to see Hello Ghost, WATCH IT. (Super Junior members movie recommendation)

When your biases recommends anything; from books to read, food to eat, movies to watch.. Do you definitely go and try everything they say? Well I’m not that type of fan though. Well What made me watch this is because of the trans from Hyukjae’s interview in 10asia. I got all curios and wonder who among them cried a lot while watching. On sukira wook mentioned It was a good movie, Sungmin then replied; what happened w/ The kimpab blah blah …and I’m like O_O is the kimbap part of the story plot? haha

Hyukjae said on the interview “I think the movie that the most number of members saw together is Hello Ghost. On our plane ride to a concert overseas, someone had already saw it and recommended it. So all the members saw the movie on the plane. At first, I thought it was a comedy and said, “why are you crying?” But then, when I came back from the bathroom, all the members were crying. They had blankets in their mouths and their eyes were swollen. Although I cried too, I laughed a lot watching them. I think my heart was moved more because I didn’t expect it to be that touching.”

Still hesitant….

But there…

I damn gave it a try to watch and  it was totally worth of my time!

Hilarious yet touching. I thought it will bore me on the first 30 minutes but darn it i didn’t really expected that twist that made me cried buckets! I was caught unguarded! LOL.

The whole story hides a lesson about Life and family, not the one that is going to transform someone’s life in 101 degrees though…. The realization is towards the end of the movie..

It wouldn’t be a great movie if it wasn’t a  huge box office success in Korea, selling over 3 million tickets in two months… and Director Chris Columbus said “Its strong universal message translates to any culture, and I’m looking forward to bringing a version of this wonderful story to the English-speaking audience.”  Particularly the ones who can’t read, since releasing Hello Ghost in America with perfectly reasonable subtitles was never considered as a viable option. Convincing enough? But really Try it! watch it!

Question? So did Chris Columbus pursue the remake?

Unnamed QQ Screenshot20121209201013Unnamed QQ Screenshot20121209201134 Hello Ghost ( 헬로우 고스트; Hellowoo Goseuteu) is a 2010 South Korean comedy film about a man’s multiple failed suicide attempts. After the most recent one, he discovers he can now see a family of ghosts. They make an agreement that they will leave him alone once he fulfills their requests. Dubbed as the 9th grossing film of Korean Films in 2010.

Starring korean actor Cha Tae-hyeon of My sassy girl.

Watch the FULL LENGTH MOVIE w/ ENG SUBS HERE: Hello Ghost Full

Thanks to Yeye, Wook and Hyukjae for the recommendation! ^_^


Watching cartoons and learning family values?

Do you sit with your kids and watch cartoon together and once in awhile be a couch potato with them?Well I do! We are once a little kid right?  Again parental control is still needed. There are still few shows on cartoon network or in Disney channel asia these days that still has a good sense of family value and cultural value and at the same time entertaining. Say for example; Phineas & Ferbs, Upin & Ipin. My kids love to watche them.. and So do I… ^_^
 
 
 Phineas & Ferbs are actually half brothers. they are a product of a blended family and on the series they seems to really go along and never been a problem with the boys and their sister.. And one  thing i like about this show is their love for MOM. Here’s one episode of Phineas, Ferbs and candace singing I Love You Mom. 
 
 
 
Upin & Ipin a malaysian series about a twin brothers (Grandma, sister, friends)  that has a wide range of teaching of the values of hard work, honesty, generosity and respect..  It teaches the kids the universal moral values among asian. Aside from the cuteness of the twins us adults can learn something from this series as well.
 
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 Watching both of these cartoons able (You) and Your kids to pick a positive message and incorporate them in real life. I am not speaking in general though.. But yes… It’s entertaining. Pretty tolerable cartoon to watch with your kiddos. We parents has different preferences and rule though.. This is just me Being a mom to a 6 and 5 yr old boys. ^^ 
 
 
again, monitoring our kids watching cartoons is a must. ^^
 
 
 

Promise – Written and Composed by DONGHAE ^^

How can a 5 year old Donghae write a lyrics to a song sprinkled w/ so much emotions? The words so simple, the beat, the tempo…the whole song is sooo DONGHAE feels. 
Apparently, I have one complaint though.. He composed “Plz Don’t” as well right? uhmm please next time Hae, Complete the word and better learn to use apostrophes the next time you tweet. Hahaha LOL… mocking Hae? Everyone, He’s my ultimate bias in SJ, Thank you very much ^^

 

Whenever I see you, my heart rushes
Whenever I see you, I smile
I’m going to take courage and tell you
So open your ears and listen carefully

* It isn’t something I can say easily
Oh baby
I’ve looked at you with a genuine heart

** On in your shining eyes
On your sweet lips
I’ll promise my love
Believe me baby
Oh now hold my hand
Always be with me
If you will whisper your love only to me

Whenever you say my name
Whenever you look at my eyes
I can’t hear anything
Or see anything

Now don’t hesitate any longer
Just tell me baby
If you tell me that you love me

On in your shining eyes
On your sweet lips
I’ll promise my love
Believe me baby
Oh now hold my hand
Always be with me

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neoman bomyeon seolleneun na
neoman bomyeon utneun na
yonggi naeeo malharyeohae
gwi giullyeo jal deureoya hae

geuri swipge haneun mal aningeol
Oh baby
jinsimeuro neol baraewatdeon na

Oh bitnaneun neoui du nune
dalkomhan neoui ipsure
nae sarangeul yaksokhalge
Believe me baby
Oh ijeneun nae sonjabajwo
hangsang hamkke haejwo
naegeman ne sarangeul soksagyeojundamyeon

nae ireumeul bulleo jul ttaemyeon
nae nuneul bara bol ttaemyeon
geu mueotdo deullijido
boijido annneun geot gata

geuri swipge haneun mal aningeol
Oh baby
jinsimeuro neol baraewatdeon na

Oh bitnaneun neoui du nune
dalkomhan neoui ipsure
nae sarangeul yaksokhalge
Believe me baby
Oh ijeneun nae sonjabajwo
hangsang hamkke haejwo
naegeman ne sarangeul soksagyeojundamyeon

ijen deo isang mangseoriji malgo
Just tell me baby
saranghandago malhaejundamyeon

Oh bitnaneun neoui du nune
dalkomhan neoui ipsure
nae sarangeul yaksokhalge
Believe me baby
Oh ijeneun nae sonjabajwo
hangsang hamkke haejwo

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Loving Kwon Sul’s voice.. Wook’s one tweeted that He got a signed album from Urban zakapa.. I want my own copy too ^^

Lee Min Ho’s Benchsetter “Funmeet”

Bench has done it again. They started with the Taiwan’s super star (F4) Jerry Yan, followed by The Kpop idols Super Junior’s Lee Donghae and Choi Siwon, and this time, The Korean actor  super star Lee Min Ho. Life of a fangirl could get any better with Bench bringing all these gorgeous asian guys in Manila as their clothing ambassadors. I am present during those times haha (fangirling from Jerry Yan to SuJu to leeminho..whose next bench?) ^^
So there..The young ones and the young at hearts, True blue k-pop fanatics and the-not-so kpop addicts gathered all together at smart araneta coliseum on Nov. 16th friday for the “Funmeet”. The  Show started at around 8 p.m. and a kpop feels started to unfold lol when the dancers 
performed Wonder Girl’s No Body, Super Junior’s Sorry Sorry, 2ne1’s Fire and the viral song, Gangnam Style!
My friend and I were seating at the lower box area. So near Yet so far… but it’s totally okay. We are seated and our spot is just so calm. ^^
People started to scream even more as a gorgeous man was seen standing in the middle of the stage! Finally….LEE MIN HO! (Oh Yes! He’s beyond handsome like…O_O)
I like the fan-audience interaction during the Question & Answer portion. The spin-a-wheel game where in Lee Min Ho gave so much fan-service to the lucky fans! Well, Lucky fans are lucky fans!.. It’s so entertaining to watch The Look-a-like contestants who went up on stage. Also, the 5 winners of “act that scene” were asked to join LMH on stage. He was so cute when he started to say his own lines from one of his drama while watching the video entry from the winners…”wow, that was a live dubbing” said the lady emcee, Sam Oh..^^ by the way she has done a great job emceeing the event ^^
A roar goes up from the screaming fans when He started to answer questions… His smile, is to die for…
He was asked of what Filipino dish he would like to try..He asked the fans instead, He stood up and pointed to a fan who is holding a poster of his..  He also said what ever our answer is, He will try to have (eat) it for dinner… So, of course.. as always.. everyone screams ADOBO, bow! lol
 
And also he told Ms. Sam (in korean) to tell the fans at the patron area to be careful and try not to push and shove each other so no one will get hurt. awww sweet! 

LMH! 
 
 
“Mahal Ko Kayo” (Encore)
It was indeed a “FUN-meet” event! Everybody all together now…XIE XIE NI, GOMAWO, BENCH! ^^ till next time! ^^

“STORY” by Japanese singer A.I. – song cover by Sarah G. vs Super Junior’s WOOKMIN

First off  I’m not trying to start a fan war here. ^_^  Before you all roll your eyes on this.. Read full post first :)  I like Sarah. My mom & sister are a big fan of hers, Attended her concert multiple times.. Yeah lol…and No doubt she’s our country’s pride & one and only pop star princess.

I was browsing on to look for the profile of the original singer when search engine gave me “Sarah G japan”. So i watched and learned that it was one of those popular songs in Japan. Having mostly Pinoy audiences in her concert and hearing them sing a long w/ Sarah is wow.. indeed the song “STORY” is a big hit (from 2005 till present)

But you know we people can’t help but compare right?….So i compiled different versions from YouTube and yes, everyone’s got their own style.. ^^

Let’s move on to a more bias comment coming of course from a SJ fan ^^ (yours truly) ^^

WOOKMIN – Kim Ryeo wook and Lee Sungmin are part of the Korean idol group Super Junior, that has recently finished a succesful concert in Tokyo Dome (50,000 audience capacity)

Of all the performances collection of the boys in the whole DVD i intentionally skipped wookmin’s part. LOL. When i finally Gave it a try//watched/listened .. There I was WOWED by their rendition and got this impression of “let the music do the talking” and just by watching them you can actually interpret the song meaning & the strong emotions behind the song. These kids really got a lot of potentials.. enough said..and by the way i enjoyed wookmin’s part more than Eunhae’s oppa oppa lol. sorry my OTP. ^^

Wookmin’s rendition has touched me deeply in many ways. ^^  and i will not lie it cause me to shed a few tears every time I’ll listen to it. Excuse me… I’m just a softy. ^_^

So there… Go read the trans and watch the different versions i attached below If you like.. not forcing you guys.. But yeah… give it a try LOL…

English Translation

Just what is it that I can do 
In the time that I’m limited to… 
Which of my feelings that I can’t find the words for 
Can I tell to you… 
I’ve always kept them locked away 
You made the pain in my heart disappear 
Now, I’m smiling 
Because you cried with me 

I’m not alone 
Because you’ll protect me 
I can be strong, I’m not afraid of anything anymore…. 
Time calms me 
And passes together with my pain 
Sun light gently shines down 

I can’t explain it to you in words 
So it’s alright if you don’t smile 
If there’s something on your mind, then want you to ask me about it anytime 
When you’re tired, I’ll lend you my shoulder 
No matter how strong you pretend to be 
There are times when you’ll let out a sigh 
Loneliness is a heavy door to move 
If we stand up together, we can start to move it again 

You’re not alone 
Because I’ll protect you 
I want to see your smiling face 
Time calms me 
And passes together with my pain 
Sun light gently shines down 

Sometimes people get hurt as they’re hurting others 
Each of our colors are different 
But we each of us have our own story  – my fave part!!!!
We live our lives as we make it 
So never (never), never (never) 
Give up… 

You’re not alone 
Because I’ll protect you 
I want to see your smiling face 
Time calms me 
And passes together with my pain 
Sun light gently shines down

Super Junior’s WookMin (Sungmin & Ryeowook) Super Show 4 TOKYO DOME May 13, 2012  – (Full Credit )

Sarah G’s version ^_^ Concert @  Omiya Japan Sept.23 2012 The powerful voice as always^^ Pinoy pride! :)

…and the original version by Ai! I got goosebumps for realz 10x  more than watching wookmin’s ver. LOL

Ai is an American/Japanese singer, songwriter and record producer In 2005, Ai released the ballad single “Story,” which became the biggest hit of her career. ^^