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Fiji Blue is coming to Manila for November 17 show at the Samsung Hall

Fiji Blue will be bringing their Asia Tour ‘22 to Manila on November 17, 2022 at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier. The self-described “sad boy chill house” duo are behind the well-loved hits ‘It Takes Two’, ‘Butterflies’, ‘Waves’, ‘Affection’, ‘Outside’ and more.




 

Through the combination of sad yet hopeful lyrics, Fiji Blue strives to guide the listener through their most vulnerable moments. Singer/songwriter Trevor Dering carries a unique writing style that touches on the inner conflicts between waves of sadness and ecstasy. The sound originated when Dering met producer Valentin Fritz at Berklee College of Music in 2017 where they developed the sonics that eventually blossomed into Fiji Blue’s first release in 2019. 

 

Trevor was born & raised in Phoenix, Arizona where he found his love in songwriting & guitar. Drawing inspiration from artists like Stevie Ray Vaughn & John Mayer, Trevor creatively finds solitude in the mixture of guitar heavy storytelling.

 

Presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets to Fiji Blue’s concert in Manila go on-sale on Friday, August 19 at 10AM via SMTickets.com and all SM Ticket outlets nationwide.

 


A Starry Night to Remember with Cha Eunwoo

There’s no denying that Filipino Arohas have been dying to see Cha Eunwoo once again and finally, after almost two years since his last fan meet in the Philippines, he made his way to our hearts once again during the 2022 Just one 10 minute Starry Caravan in Manila! 



Cha Eunwoo welcomed his fans with the song “First Love” from ASTRO’s 3rd full album - Drive to the Starry Road. According to him, this song fits perfectly for the night because it was about pure love and how it’s like a breath of fresh air during the first time which was how he wanted his Filipino Arohas to feel! He also shared his life experience when he lived in the Philippines for six months at the age of 11. He remembered how he studied English here and how those memories came back when saw jeepneys and Jollibee on his way to the venue.


After the heart-fluttering song, he proceeded with the first segment “FACT Check!”, a staple in every fan meet. Artists would be provided different statements about themselves and they would either confirm or deny it. This gave us a chance to look into how Cha Eunwoo thinks and we were surely entertained as he showed his fun and wacky expressions while he struggled to think of the answer to some of these! One thing that made the audience remember this segment was the fact that Cha Eunwoo would like to be greeted as a good boy or good guy by his fans!





The segment that followed was “5 Minutes Straight” where Eunwoo shared TMI from all of his roles from the idol MJ in Hit the Top to the cool yet heart-warming lead Lee Su-ho in True Beauty. Fans were also rewarded as he reenacted some famous scenes in his drama. He started with how his character comforted the lead in Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung to the two most watched scenes in True Beauty: the cute drunk scene and the iconic ottoke song that fans got the chance tune in and do it together with Eunwoo. The segment ended when the idol asked his fans’ continued support in his career as an actor especially with his upcoming role in the drama “Island”. He portrayed the exorcist, Priest John/Yohan, an entirely different character from any of his previous roles! 


He ended the first half of the event with his ballad “Don’t Cry, My Love,” an OST he sang for Under the Oak Tree. 


For a quick break, a cooking class video of Cha Eunwoo was played, which showcased his talents and charisma as an actor. 







He started the second half with his song from The Villainess is a Marionette OST “Focus on Me”.


“Making a self-portrait” was the last segment after his song. Cha Eunwoo recreated his photo from the 2019 ASTRO Summer Photobook - Ordinary Holiday as this was the photo that fans voted for the self portrait. He entertained the audience through an impromptu Q&A while he made the clay sculpture. The questions ranged from his skincare routines, whether he prefered his short hair or if he had plans to do a long hairstlye and was jokingly asked if he wanted to pull off a “no hair look” in which he funnily replied “no hair? I think they will hate me” and lastly rewarded the audience with a flying kiss when asked about his favorite body part since fans shouted “his lips!” to answer the question. Once he was finished, he displayed the sculpture and made a side by side comparison to himself which was no competition at all since the real deal was close to perfection! And for being the good guy that he was, he made sure the crowd went crazy as he strikingly posed for the camera.


After the segment, he reluctantly said that the night has reached to a conclusion. He deeply thanked his fans but asked not to be saddened by this as he still had a suprise towards the end for his encore stage. Before he left, he played the piano while he sang to Shawn Mendes’ “When You’re Gone”.


The stage all faded to black as the lights turned off and then a video played that carried a message in one of his shoots for the Starry Caravan fanmeet and by the end of it he started to serenade the audience with Aloha. We fell for him all over again as he gave away roses to some lucky fans and went to them for upclose and personal greeting. The night officially ended with a group photo with the whole Smart Araneta Coliseum and a goodbye message from Cha Eunwoo. Fans with SVIP tickets were asked to stay for the Hi-Hello part of the program as a benefit from the package they bought.


Was the two-year-long wait worth it? Was it everything Arohas dreamt of? It felt like fans were really outside a “caravan under a starry sky”. And with all the “pakilig” he did from his serenades to the fanservice “pabraso” look for the encore stage, it was truly a night to remember under a purple ocean. Can’t wait for the next time Cha Eunwoo visits the Philippines again.


#SS9inManila: Through ups and downs, Super Junior gave comfort to their fans

Attending Super Junior's Super Show is a must, most especially if you're an ELF or Ever Lasting Friends. You will meet a lot of people who has the same love for the boys. It always filled with fun memories with them.


Seeing them last August 6 without Siwon and Hyujkae (Eunhyuk), my hands are shaking while taking a glimpse into my camera's viewfinder...it brought me happiness but tryna cry watching them afar. 

Stanning them since 2009, and saw them twice for Best of Best of Manila in 2015, and Super Show 8 in 2019, I can't even imagine to take photos of them last Saturday.



During the first ment, their sincerest apologies melts the hearts of every ELFs inside Mall of Asia Arena. Heard sobbing, crying,  and shouting "Saranghae" or I love you, and "Gwaenchana" or It's okay, our bleeding sapphire blue heart dissolved when they started to talk to us.

Despite of the decision for postponement of Super Show 9, the songs that Donghae, Shindong, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, Yesung, and Leeteuk performed last Saturday such as My Wish, Callin' and More Days with You...it's comforting for those ELFs who attended.




Super Junior leader Leeteuk said, “We agreed that we will still come and say hello to the fans who had been waiting for us. We believe that the Super Show is a place of happiness, fun, and hope. So we’re not canceling the show. We’re postponing it to make sure that we can really give you the perfect amount of happiness, fun, and hope.”










We're glad that the host, Kring Kim lightened up the mood at MOA Arena. She also told the crowd to keep the tickets as Pulp Live World will honored it for the rescheduled show.


More photos here

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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Instagram: @ paolosandejas

Twitter: @paolo_sandejas

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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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