Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ultimate Mnet Live in Asia- Flight details

The concert is next week. Are you all excited? Hyped up? ^^ For fans of Mblaq and Miss A, it will be their first visit here and I'm sure they are planning to give them a big welcome. For 2PM, 2AM and Beast, this will be their 2nd or 3rd time here but I'm sure their fans are just as thrilled.

Anyway, Launch Entertainment, the organiser has very kindly released the flight details, so you all can go to the airport and welcome them. If you have been following my twitter, you would have known about their flight details this afternoon. For those who don't, here it is...

Date: 1 December
Flight: SQ609
Terminal: T3
Time: 2150

2PM, Miss A, MBlaq
Date: 3 Dec
Flight: SQ603
Terminal: T3
Time: 1415

Date: 4 Dec
Flight: SQ 603
Terminal: T3
Time: 1415

The organiser had released information about the queuing system earlier but they have just announced that they are going to make some changes to it so as to make it easy for everyone and hopefully to avoid a chaotic scene. So please do check out the I Love Asia Pop! presents Mnet Ultimate Live in Asia - Singapore Facebook. But doors will open at 4.30pm and they aim to start promptly at 6pm. ^^

I will update when I can.

Tickets are still available at sistic @ S$188 (excluding S$3 handling fees).

Hurry up and go get your tickets already. ^^

Friday, November 26, 2010

Seoulful Living giveaway

This is my last post for the night/ early morning. ^^

Remember I wrote about Li Yi's new book earlier?

Well, our very pretty DJ turned lecturer turned writer is giving away one copy of her latest book to the readers here. You can even get it autographed by her this Saturday during her autograph session.

Just answer the following question:
Question) What is the title of Tan Li Yi's book?

Email your answer to with the following details:

1) Your name (as in i/c or passport)
2) Your i/c number
3) Your contact number

Contest ends on 2359, 26th November 2010. Winner will be notified via sms and posted here as well. Please note that winner is to collect the book at Kinokuniya Takashimaya during Li Yi's autograph session.

Autograph session details:
Venue: Kinokuniya Takashimaya
Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Date: 27th November 10

Please show her your support! ^^

Se7en in Singapore

For a free performance by a Korean artiste, there isn't much information out there. I couldn't find it on Singtel's FB nor Samsung Mobile's FB, unless my eyes are playing tricks on me. I found this picture and infor on 100.3's FB! I guess Ken may be there?

The event is free standing but IT"S FREE!!! Not many events free nowadays.

For those not familiar with Se7en (as he's been away in US for quite a while), Se7en was in the drama, Goong-S and of course he is a singer. He has frequently been compared to Rain in the past, coz just like Rain, he's a very good dancer.

Thereafter, he disappeared off to US (just like Rain) and tried to make it there. I haven't heard much about his activities there though so I can't comment. But he has released an English didgital single and is preparing for an English album. So I guess he did ok there. I assume he will sing both English and Korean songs.

'I'm going Crazy' from Digital Bounce.

GIRLS (Feat. Lil Kim) - Se7en's first English Single

Ok...go down tomorrow to Mandarin Gallery. And if you want some hands-on experience with Samsung Tab (which seems to be getting some good reviews), you can go down earlier.

2AM - Saint O'clock

When they first debut in 2008, they were a little overshadowed by their counterpart, 2PM. Well, I guess it's a little difficult to beat an upbeat dance song with great dnace moves and featuring G.NA. But whilst almost everyone I knew bought 2PM's album then, I bought 2AM's debut album, 2AM 1st Single. I liked their title track, This Song. These boys can really sing.

Over the past 2 years, they have proved their vocal capability by coming with great songs like, Confession of a Friend and Even if I Die, I Can't Send You (somehow the English translation sounds really funny). Their next title track, 'I Did Wrong' in their repackaged 2AM 2nd Mini Album

I Did Wrong was a departure from their ballad image and genre. This has a much faster beat and portrayed the boys in a much more matured image. I really like Seulong's biker image in the mv. ^^

In October 2010, they finally released their first full length album- Saint O'clock

And I like it. I really do.

This is the title track- You wouldn't answer my call

And 'Like Crazy' is the other promoted song.

They are both similar to their usual style, which they do so well. But for me personally, I like their last title track- I Can't Say I Love You. It has a very nice beat and some part of the song reminds me of SG Wannabe's harmonious voices. I think they should have promoted this as the other title track as it showcase a slightly different genre from the above 2 songs. But that's my personal opinion.

Anyway, by now, if you are a fan of 2AM, you would have known by now that not only will they be here for the Mnet Live happenning on the 4th December, they will also be here much earlier to autograph their latest album organised by Universal Music Singapore.

Here are the details:
1) Buy a copy of the album, Saint O'clock which is out in the stores now.
2) Each album contains a ticket- gold and silver

Gold ticket:
The Golden ticket entitles you to the following:
1) Entry to the autograph session
2) An autograph on your [Saint O’Clock] album by the 4 boys

Silver ticket:
1) Entry to the autograph session
& ONLY if time permits, would the ticket holder be allowed an autograph opportunity.

Besides the autograph session happenning on the 2nd December, there is another event going on now. A closed door fan session with the selected few. Wah! Some of the media running this contest- omy, 100.3, U Weekly, Wanbao etc. Universal Music Singapore has also just started running this contest. They are giving away a pair of tickets to this closed door fan meet. Check out their FB for more details.

Activities for 2AM so far:
2nd Dec, 4pm- Private Fan meet
2nd Dec, 7.30pm- Autograph session
4th Dec, 6pm- Mnet Ultimate Live

They should be arriving on the 1st December, but I guess better wait for organiser to confirm flight details. ^^

Ok people- go get the album and the ticket to watch them perform live.

Pssst... Check back this site later... there may just be some goodies to give away. ^^

And pssst again...those of you who think you can become the next 2AM or G.NA, remember to register for the JYPE audition in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seoulful Living, Korean Celebrity Hotspots by Tan Li Yi

I'm sure many of you would know Li Yi from Yes93.3. She may not be working at the radio station anymore. (She'now a 老师 ^^). But I'm sure many would still remember the many press conferences and events she hosted for Korean celebrities in town. And of course her programme, 哈本营. She's also led a couple of trips to Korea. Together with May Choon from RazorTV, they were both pioneers in Korean Entertainment.

In 2006, Li Yi published a book called '韩国,짱!'. In the book, the first of it's kind published locally, she gave little tips on Korean customs as well as situational conversation Korean. But most interesting of all, she gave a whole list of places that the Korean celebrities frequent or own. But it was in Chinese and many of her readers and fans were disappointed. Neverthesless, the book was sold out and became out-of-print very quickly.

But she has always expressed a desire to write another book.

Guess what? She has done it. And this time, it is bilingual. ^^

In her own words, the book '...focuses on the choice shopping and hangouts for celebrities in South Korea. Zoom in on the coolest cafes, toprated restaurants, sleekest clubs, snazziest fashion boutiques and most celebrated beauty salons that are owned or frequented by Korean celebrities.'

I glanced through a chapter of it and it list some pretty interesting places.

Want to know which hair salon Big Bang and 2NE1 frequent? Which late night restaurant SHInee eats at? Curious to find out which botique Wonder Girls shop at? All these and more in Li Yi's book.

Her new book 'Seoulful Living, Korean Celebrity Hotspots' is now out on sale in Kinokuniya. Grab a copy and get her and get her beautiful autograph this Saturday, 27th November 10.

'Seoulful Living, Korean Celebrity Hotspots' Autograph session
27th November 10, 3.30pm- Kinokuniya Takashimaya

I want to go to go to Jenny House!

The Face Shop- Kim Hyun Joong Asia Tour

Next week, Kim Hyun Joong will be in Singapore for The Face Shop. Already, there has been much hype and excitment building up. Not least because all 120 tier 1 tickets costing $250 to the autograph session were snapped up in a flash over the weekend.

I first came across The Face Shop when I went to Korea in 2003. There, during my maiden trip, I was absolutely fascinated with all the cosmetics brand. Not least because the products they offered were wide and very, very affordable. The Face Shop stood out then because of it's clean, white shop image. Over the years, many of the brands I knew then had disappeared, only to be replaced by new ones. The Face Shop is one of few brands that has remained till today. And in Singapore itself, it has expanded over the years too. There is one in almost every mall. I may not know much about cosmetics but it is a reasonable guess that the brand would not have been able to survive and expand if the products are not good enough. Celebrity power alone would not be able to fuel and sustain it.

Many people associate Kwon Sang Woo with The Face Shop, as he has been it's spokesperson for a good 5 years at least. In fact, The Face Shop Singapore also invited Kwon Sang Woo over here in 2006. I remember that caused a storm and jam as well (I think he visited the Marina Square store). I'm sure it will be the same for Kim Hyun Joong this time. Though this time round, there will be no orchid named after Kim Hyun Joong. ^^ After The Face Shop ended it's contract with Kwon Sang Woo in 2008 (that was shortly after he got married), Bae Yong Joon became it's spokesperson until this year, when he passed on the baton to Kim Hyun Joong. I read that BYJ's Japanese fans would buy truckload of The Face Shop products when they are in Korea. : )

I don't use much skin care products from The Face Shop (actually, I don't use much skin care products.. period...I'm just plain lazy. hehehe!) but I do buy quite a few of the cosmetics from them..especially their eye shadow range. ^^ And of course the face masks. Their range is fantastic. From the very affordable to the slightly pricier one. So I think it would not be a problem to spend $100 on the products. Because that is the amount you will have to spend to gain entry to the autograph session at IMM on the 3rd December.

The Face Shop has also very kindly released other details of his visit. If everything works out well and nobody goes bersek, then I think everyone will have a good chance to see him...which would make everyone happy.

Anyway, here are the details and infor about his visit and the autograph session. Please note that tickets are not on sale. You have to buy products from the Face Shop to redeem this ticket.

Tier 1 VIP tickets
120 tickets @ $250 each. You get priority entry and standing position @ IMM as well as an autographed poster from him personally. 10 lucky fans will also get selected to take a photo with him. Plus got goodie bag. This tier is totally sold out liao.

Tier 2 Entry tickets
1,200 Entry tickets to IMM @ $100 each (TFS products only. No purchase of vouchers). You will also get a goodie bag. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (25/11) at all TFS outlets.

His activities:
1st December - arrival (flight details unknown at the moment)
2nd December - Press conference in the morning
3.30pm- store visit at Tampines
3rd December - store visit @ IMM in the morning
11am- fan sign session

A charity auction will be conducted during he fan sign. 2 life size standees of Kim Hyun Joong will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All proceeds go to World Vision's One Life Fund that helps local children (ie, Singapore in this case) who inherited AIDS. The 2 succesful bidders will also get a chance to go on stage to have a photo taken with him. This auction is opened to both Tier 1 and Tier 2 ticket holders. Please donate generously for a good cause. ^^

And rest assured that The Face Shop will deliver the standee to your house after the auction. Although I'm sure some fans wouldn't mind walking around with 'Kim Hyun Joong'. hehehe!

bb has done a very good write up on The Face Shop's background and the products. Did you know that The Face Shop is own by LG? Fascinating isn't it? Anyway, read the story here. And if you want to know more about the skin care products and what to buy, check out her post here.

More information about Kim Hyun Joon's visit on The Face Shop's FB

Before I end off...I'm just curious to see the different ads by the 3 different spokesperson over the years.

Which one do you like?

Friday, November 19, 2010

K Pop Night in pictures- Part 2

Here's Part 2.


SNSD (Girls Generation)


Press Conference
Photos thanks to KTO- Singapore & Indonesia. Actually, it's really tough to be in the entertainment industry. It may seemed all glamourous but it's hard work. SNSD was not in the press confererce because they arrived like on the afternoon of the concert and they flew back that same night. SHInee and Big Bang didn't stay the night either. But you've still got to appear good and give your best to thousands of fans who paid to watch you. I wouldn't have been able to do it.

See you all at the concert tonight!

K Pop Night in pictures- Part 1

This is way over due and I haven't done justice to Kandace's beautiful photos by taking such a long time to put them up. So here they are. I've divided them into 2 parts as the post is picture heavy.

Big Bang

D.NA (The Boss)

FT Island