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5 Reasons to Watch Yugyeom Live in Manila Concert

On July 12, Pulp Live World announced that Yugyeom wants Ahgases around for his first solo concert in Manila on August 19, 2022 entitled Yugyeom Live in Manila at New Frontier Theater. 

Photo credit: AOMG official Facebook page

Yugyeom is the 4th Got7 member to be back in the Philippines after Bambam and Jackson (#KpopmasterzinManila2022), and Youngjae.

#YugyeomLiveinManila is set to put on a different flavor to the Got7 installment show (as Ahgases joke around) in the Philippines.

So, here are the five (5) reasons why you should watch Yugyeom Live in Manila concert:

Witness Yugyeom's Singing Voice

Yugyeom is known to be Got7’s “Dancing Machine” and “Hit the Stage King”, so it is expected for his concert to showcase his dancing skills. But, Yugyeom is not just all dance, being a talented artist that he is, he is also good at singing. You will get to see him perform songs from his Point of View: U and Take You Down EP at his concert. 

Hear Got7 Songs 

It’s been a while since the Ahgases heard Got7 songs being sung live. Wait no more! Yugyeom knows how much you miss it so he added Got7 songs on his concert setlist! What song is it? You’ll find out at his concert.

Be with Ahgases 

There is always something to be excited about knowing that you will be surrounded by your fellow Ahgases: giggling with them the moment you see Yugyeom going out on stage to perform, singing along with them with your favorite song in Yugyeom’s and Got7’s album, and having fun with them in the concert hall. Oh! Just thinking about it made me want to fast forward the date and make it August 19 already! 

Be a Part of the Green Ocean 

The most beautiful part of every Kpop Concert is the Fandom Ocean. Being surrounded by those green lights is heartwarming and being a part of it makes you #blessed! It is a dream for every Kpop fan! So if you are there for Yugyeom Live in Manila, you have to raise and waive your Ahgabong high and give Yugyeom the Green Ocean he deserves!

Enjoy all the Perks

It is Pulp Live World’s tradition to always give perks to fans whenever there is a concert/show. Ahgases, will not only be able enjoy the concert and gather the freebies, but they will also get the chance to interact with the Giant Maknae as he will roam around the New Frontier Theater as he performs.

Be sure to party with Yugyeom! Tickets are still on sale via Ticketnet outlets and online.

Yugyeom Live in Manila is presented by Pulp Live World.

Get Ready To Rock With Paolo Sandejas Live At Alabang Town Center This Weekend!

 Since you guys “waited for too long” for this, it’s now happening!

OPM fans from the South of Metro Manila, prepare your wild cheers as singer-songwriter Paolo Sandejas is all set to do his first-ever solo mall show at the Ayala Malls Alabang Town Center this weekend!

Alabang Town Center’s Town Nights has been consistently committed in giving OPM artists a very good spotlight to perform and showcase their own brand of music with much pride to a greater audience. And since this is Paolo’s first-ever solo mall show, he’s more than excited to connect with all of his listeners through his original songs live on stage!

And since it’s a special milestone for him, Paolo will exclusively premiere the official music video of “Sorry” so make sure you’re there and be one of the first ones to watch it!

Catch another round of amped-up Filipino music with Paolo Sandejas as he performs his hits such as “Sway”, “Dad Jeans”, “Rock With You”, “Different Shade of Blue”, and more this August 6, 2022 at 6pm!

Fans can get a seat by just presenting a minimum of 1,000Php receipt from any ATC store dated July 3 – August 6 at the concierge. Official merchandise such as shirts and tote bags will be also sold during the event. Don’t miss it!


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10 things you need to know about Super Junior

It is no question that almost everyone knows Super Junior- whether you are a K-pop stan or not. Before the debut of EXO, BTS, and GOT7, Super Junior has already been dominating the world stage and brought the Hallyu Wave outside of Korea, thanks to their amazing vocals, visuals and power moves.

For almost 2 decades, K-pop legends Super Junior have won countless awards, achieved multiple records and even have their own label! Wanna know more about these K-pop icons? Here are top 10 things you need to know about them:

They debuted on November 6, 2005

Super Junior is one of the longest-running male K-pop groups. Formed by SM Entertainment, Super Junior debuted on November 6, 2005, and went by the name Super Junior 05. Originally, their goal was to have a rotational system where old members would “graduate” and new members would join the line-up.

Twelve members debuted on the said date namely, Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin, Hangeng, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Sungmin, Siwon, Ryeowook, Donghae, and Kibum. When Kyuhyun joined the group in May 2006, SM abandoned the rotational concept and made the 13-member lineup permanent. They also removed the 05 suffix and stuck with the name Super Junior until the present day.

Their fandom name is called ELF

On July 2, 2006, E.L.F. was announced as the fandom name of Super Junior. E.L.F. stands for Ever Lasting Friends. The fandom's name came from Super Junior’s leader, Leeteuk. During the 2015 Teen Choice Awards, Super Junior won the "Best Fandom" award.

They were the first Korean group that featured a Chinese member

For recent Korean acts, having foreign members in the group is now common. However, back in 2005, Han Geng was the first ever Chinese national to debut in a Korean group. He was one of the few candidates who stood out among the 3,000 hopefuls who auditioned to be part of SM Entertainment. He debuted with Super Junior in 2005, and went on to gain international recognition despite having limited television appearances because of his visa restrictions.


In 2008, he became the leader for Super Junior-M, a subunit of the group that featured both Korean and Chinese members. Though he already left both Super Junior and SM Entertainment in 2009, it was no doubt that Han Geng helped popularize K-pop music in the Chinese market.

They started the Sub-Unit trend

Ever wonder how sub-units such as Orange Caramel, Oh!GG, Super M, EXO-CBX, NCT 127, and many others were first created? Look no further because Super Junior was the first K-pop group to ever have a sub-unit. A sub-unit is a smaller group formed from members of a larger group. The subunit will have their own music releases and promotions.

The first major sub-unit was Super Junior- K.R.Y. The group is composed of SJ’s three main vocalists namely, Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung. They debuted in November 2006 with the song “The One I Love”, an OST From the 2006 tvN drama, Hyena.

Aside from K.R.Y., Super Junior also formed several other subunits such as:
  • Super Junior-T (T for trot) which includes Leeteuk, Heechul, Shindong, Kangin, Sungmin, and Eunhyuk
  • Super Junior - M (M for Mandarin) with members composed of Han Geng, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun. This also marked the debut of two new members, Zhou Mi and Henry.
  • Super Junior -H (H for Happy) composed of Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Sungmin, Kangin, and Eunhyuk.
  • Super Junior D&E - D&E stands for Donghae and Eunhyuk, Super Junior’s first-ever duo that debuted in 2011 with the single “Oppa, Oppa”.

Their fandom color is Sapphire Blue

Who needs diamonds when you have Sapphires? Like most K-pop groups, Super Junior has a distinct color and that is Sapphire Blue. The bright Pearl Sapphire Blue has distinguished ELF for more than a decade now, and the sapphire blue ocean can be seen during their concerts and performances. Super Junior even released several songs dedicated to ELFs and their fandom color such as their 2007 song “Sapphire Blue” from the Don’t Don album, and their 2013 single, “Blue World”.

They were the best-selling K-pop artist for four years in a row

With 12 studio albums, 6 live albums, 51 music videos, and 2 extended plays, it is no wonder that Super Junior is considered a legendary act in the K-Pop industry.

They were the best-selling K-pop artist for four years in a row, having earned thirteen music awards from the Mnet Asian Music Awards, nineteen from the Golden Disc Awards, and the second singing group to win Favorite Artist in Korea at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards. In 2012, they were nominated for “Best Asian Act” in MTV Europe Music Awards. They also became the first Asian artist to win the Best International Artist during the 2015 Teen Choice Award. To the present day, Super Junior is still receiving accolades for their music despite being in the industry for more than a decade.

They are the first SM Entertainment group to have their own dedicated label

Established in November 2005, Label SJ is an exclusive label by SM Entertainment created to manage Super Junior’s solo and joint activities. The label was announced during their 10th anniversary, and it marked the first time a subsidiary was dedicated to a single group. All of Super Junior’s productions since then have come out from Label SJ. Though they have their own label, Super Junior still operated under SM Entertainment, and participates regularly in SM-wide ventures, including SM Town concerts.

They were the first K-pop artist to enter Billboard’s Latin Songs chart

Super Junior was the first ever K-pop act to enter the Billboard’s Latin Songs chart with their song “Lo Siento”, the title track from their repackaged album "Replay”. The track is a trilingual song featuring Dominican-American singer Leslie Grace and producers Play-N-Skillz.

The song ranked No. 13 on Billboard’s Latin Digital Song Sales chart, and No. 2 at the Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales in April 2018. Billboard has stated that this is the first time a K-pop artist has ever been on the chart.

Super Junior members are all multitalented artists and creatives

Aside from being super talented Korean Pop Idols who can sing and dance, Super Junior members have expanded their artistry and pursued projects outside of the group. They have very diverse interests and skills, which established their success as individuals outside of the group.

Most SJ members are known as reality show and variety show kings such as Leeteuk, Heechul, Kyuhyun, Shindong and Eunhyuk. They are also active MCs and hosts, producers, and directors. Some members are also well-known actors such as Siwon and Yesung. Super Junior has also created their own reality shows such Super TV, and have recently participated in various creative fields.

They are dubbed as the Kings of Hallyu Wave

Kpop fan or not, everyone is familiar with the song Sorry, Sorry. When it was released in 2009, it became an instant hit and ranked #1 on the Hanteo Charts. It also became a viral hit all over the world and achieved national and international success.

In fact, when the song was released, the world-renowned Cebu Dancing Inmates made a dance cover that now has over 7 million views. The video caught the attention of Super Junior members themselves and has since left a huge impact in the Philippines.

Don't miss out the chance to witness Super Junior perform for their devoted Filipino ELFs on August 6 at Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets are still available via SM Tickets online and outlets nationwide.

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Why you should watch Super Show 9: Road in Manila?

The Hallyu Kings, Super Junior set to perform again for their Super Show 9: Road in Manila tour this weekend. ELF or Ever Lasting Friends, the group's fandom are excited to see them after their December 2019 show for Super Show 8.

Photo credit: Super Show 9 in Seoul via 슈퍼주니어(Super Junior) Facebook page

Being an ELF for years, and attended the previous Super Show three years ago, the excitement in every songs that they performed...you need to attentive because they exerted their effort to share the love for their fans! 

For SS9, if you're use to see Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun with their fun side, you will leave Mall of Asia Arena with a bias wrecker. In my case, I ended up being a Eunhyuk bias after SS8!

You will enjoy their old songs up to songs from their latest album, The Road: Keep on Going while singing and dancing. 

Photo credit: 슈퍼주니어(Super Junior) Facebook page

Watching it alone? You will meet friendly ELFs before and during the show while adoring the boys! 

Photo credit: 슈퍼주니어(Super Junior) Facebook page

Join the sapphire blue ocean! If you have the version 1 or 2 of the Sujubong or Super Junior official lightstick, you will mesmerize seeing it and feels like that you have a family who will welcome you the entire night while strutting Black Suit in your seat. 

If SS9 in Manila is your first time to attend, seize the moment! 

*As of this writing, Siwon will not be able to join with other Super Junior members for their Manila show due to the positive result of his PCR. 

Enjoy every minute of SS9 Manila! See you on August 6, 5 pm at Mall of Asia Arena.

Be a responsible concertgoer! Keep in mind to follow health protocol at all times. Keep it mask with no mess up, please.

Tickets are still available at SM Tickets outlets or smtickets.com

Super Show 9: Road in Manila is presented by Pulp Live World.

7 Pulp Live Shows You Shouldn’t Be Missing!

Concerts in the Philippines are on a roll as Pulp Live World brings in top-class K-POP acts and alternative bands for the first time after over 2 years of lockdowns in the country. Here’s everything you need to know about their upcoming shows.

Super Junior and PH ELFs are Reuniting 

After waiting more than 2 years, the boys of Super Junior are set to make their Manila comeback with Super Show 9! Prepare to feel the nostalgia with their hits and jam to their most recent album "The Road"! Just like their latest single, “Don’t Wait” anymore as tickets are running out fast!

All Time Low Are Performing “The Best of the Best”

5 years since their last concert in the Philippines, we’re sure the band has nothing else to offer but their best of the best hits for their fans in Manila! Plus, VIPs also have the chance to meet the boys! Surely, this is a great treat for fans who have been longing to hear All Time Low’s music in the past years under lockdowns! Grab your tickets while you can here. 

It Is Yugyeom’s Turn!

Following the first few GOT7 members who visited the country namely Youngjae, Bambam, and Jackson, it is Yugyeom’s turn to meet iGOT7! Following 2 EPs launched since 2021, Yugyeom is set to perform his hits for his fans in Manila including “Take You Down,” "All Your Fault," and more! VIP Ahgases also have the chance to meet their Yugyeom! Get tickets here

Celebrate Our Not So Little Love for The Maine!

American rock band The Maine is set to make a comeback in Manila as well for their Filipino fans, with new music! Surely, fans would't want to miss hearing new sounds from the boys of The Maine for the first time in the country! We can tell how much The Maine missed Manila as all ticket holders will also get a chance to meet the band! What are you waiting for? Get limited gold tickets here

Embrace Your Inner Tomboy with (G)I-DLE! 

We're sure NEVERLAND have been long waiting for the first concert of (G)IDLE in Manila following the cancellation of their tour in 2020 due to the pandemic. Worry not as Pulp Live World has your back, NEVERLAND! Prepare for a night of dancing and screaming "Yeah I'm FVCK!N6 Tomboy!" with their JUST ME ()IDLE tour. Get tickets here and be with (G)IDLE! 

It's Your Turn for Boys Like Girls, Cebu!

Rock and alt kids of Cebu are in for a treat as Boys Like Girls return to the Philippines after more than a decade! Hear nostalgic hits from the boys including "Hero/Heroine," "The Great Escape," and songs off the band's most recent album Crazy World! You surely don't want to miss reliving BLG's discography! Get tickets here

Don't Fight or Escape the TXT Feeling!

For the first time ever, see Soobin, Yeonjun, Hueningkai, Taehyun, and Beomgyu raise the flag for 4th gen! See the group's charm and electric performances featuring their biggest hits for two nights! Tickets will surely run out fast so save up and be ready to "ACT" LOVESICK with TXT! For more info, follow Pulp's official social media pages. 

We couldn't get enough of these world-class acts Pulp Live World continue to bring for Manila music junkies to enjoy live! The best way to stay-up-to-date is by following all social media accounts of Pulp Live World and through visiting their website at pulp.ph!

What concert/s are you eyeing? 👀

Manila Concert Junkies will see you there. 😉

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4 Best Things That Happened at 2022 K-POP MASTERZ IN MANILA

Pulp Live World makes a sold-out comeback at the MOA Arena with 2022 K-POP Masterz in Manila featuring boy group Treasure plus K-POP superiors BamBam and Jackson. Less than two months ago, the Filipino K-POP community was surprised with a teaser announced by PULP, highlighting 12 K-Artists, 1 stage, and 3 hours of music. With a demand so high, sections of the arena was maximized up until show day, with Pulp's "HWAITING LOUNGE" only releasing a few tickets which were sold out on the same morning. The line-up surely did not disappoint as it featured one of the biggest rising K-POP groups and 2 legendary soloists that are members of GOT7. 

Here’s everything that went down last night! 

Treasure Meets Their Teume for The First Time

The boys of Treasure surely felt Manila’s heat with a very warm and loud welcome from their fans who have been waiting long for a live experience with their favorite group. Treasure Makers were in for a treat as their boys performed most of their hits and played a few games for the crowd to enjoy. On top of this, Teumes also sang a very memorable “Happy Birthday” to Jaehyuk, who celebrated his birthday last July 23. Treasure played games like “Bato Bato Pik”, “One Body, One Soul”, and “Ddakji” which showcased the members’ different personalities. 

It was very evident that the members of Treasure felt overwhelmed with their reactions over the loud fanchants and cheers from their Treasure Makers. They performed “JIKJIN”, “MY TREASURE”, “MMM”, “I LOVE YOU”, “BOY”, and “DARARI”. Fans can’t express enough how badly a solo concert is needed with their loud chants for an encore. Nevertheless, Treasure sure made non-fans fall in love with them and Treasure Makers only feeling more passion over them. 

BamBam Becoming a Lowkey Filipino 

Ever since landing in the Philippines, fans of BamBam have pointed out how their favorite boy is slowly turning into a Filipino. 

From tweeting “Shot puno” to hanging out with James Reid and Liza Soberano, he is definitely learning a lot about the culture and almost making the Philippines another “home”. BamBam, for his first ever solo performance in Manila, performed his hits “Ride or Die”, “Look So Fine”, “Who Are You”, “Pandora”, and “riBBon”. He also sat down for an interview and played “BB’s Y or N” which allowed BamBam to share a lot about himself, even sharing how he finds the country’s Bangus the best fish he’s ever had. 

Fans surely will not forget the experience of also hearing BamBam sing in Filipino with the OPM hit “Ngiti”, which he promised to Ahgases a few years back.

Sandara Park 

As a surprise from BamBam, he brought long-time friend Sandara Park as a treat for all Masterz. 

This got the crowd off their feet and excited as Dara also performed a light version of 2NE1’s “I Don’t Care”. The Pambansang Krung Krung also shared that the performance was not planned at all, even just going up onstage without a mic and her in-ears. On Twitter, she also shared that she didn’t even bring stage outfits to perform with. Aside from the 2NE1 surprise song, Dara also joined BamBam for a song while going around the extended stages and meeting the Masterz. 

Jackson’s Flirting Skills

Jackson ended the night with a passionate performance featuring “Cruel”, “Blow”, “Magic Man”, and “100 Ways”

Aside from the sexy dance moves and smooth vocals he showcased, the highlight of the night was definitely how he showed his flirty side just by looking leaving fans simply screaming “Sana all” to host Kring Kim. 

The all-rounder sat down for an interview and explained a few photos flashed on the screen, allowing his fans to get to know more about him and his recent activities. When asked what he first thinks when he hears “Philippines”, he simply answered the warmth of the fans. Jackson’s performance solidifies how he wants to be seen as a solo performer- tantalizing and confident with his self produced work. A powerhouse entertainer.    

What makes 2022 K-POP Masterz in Manila “worth it”? Simply put, no fan dared to leave the bowl after the last performance. It simply welcomed back K-concerts in the Philippines and definitely made the community only crave more from Pulp Live World and their favorite K-Artists. Indeed, it was a night to remember with the blue-green ocean and us K-POP fans having our eyes on the next “Masterz” event immediately in the Philippines. 

Photos shot by Christian Melanie Lee using Fujifilm XT100 and realme 9 Pro.

Select photos and words by Gelo De Vera.