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MeToday: August Korean Makeup Goodies.

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Annyeong haseyo!!! How’s everybody doing? Hope that everyone’s alryttt!!! <3 For today’s hot weather post aigooo~~ feels like summaaah… I’ll be sharing two press kits from my ever favorite Korean brands *drum roll… * Tony Moly & Etude House! <3 Kamsa hamnida <3333

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From TONY MOLY, I got two items~ First one is thier Petite Cotton BB Cream SPF 36 PA++ Delight (^-^)/

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And a skin care item from TONY LAB AC Control Whitening Toner. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the Tony Moly AC series but they’re always out of stock soooo YEAY!

Let’s move on to ETUDE HOUSE <3 Play Etude~ Let your pink out~

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I got their newest Precious Mineral BB Cream variant called Blooming Fit. Original Precious Mineral > Bright Fit > Cotton Fit > Blooming Fit.I think they make a new one every year! The Cotton fit is so passe~ *cough cough* I still use mine though haha! I’m going to finish the Cotton Fit and consume this next.

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MeToday: Stress Relief.

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Breathe in. Breathe out. Annyeong haseyo! Just wanted to drop by and say hi to everyone (^-^)/ Studying non-stop makes my head hurt haha. Much information. Need space. Delete. Delete. Store store store.

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STRESS. For me not to burnout, I try to enjoy simple pleasures during break time. Like cleaning~ but only my vanity kekeke <3

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And playing with the cutest baby dog Appa! She’s the ultimate stress reliever :>

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Smile for the camera!

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Close up please~ arf~

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Poof~ arf~ I’m tired~ arf.

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Virginia Olsen: 2014 Collection.

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Virginia Olsen Minerals is pure and natural—containing nothing but minerals extracted and refined from the Earth. It’s free of harsh chemicals, waxes, oils, preservatives, and fillers. Virginia Olsen Minerals is non-comedogenic, and hypo-allergenic.

Mineral makeup has been an increasingly popular alternative to conventional makeup. Imported from the US, Virginia Olsen is 100% natural, paraben free, bismuth and talc free and pure mineral makeup suitable for women of any age, ethnicity or skin type.

Our formulations are calming to the skin, making them ideal for women prone to sensitivities and being fragrance-free, they are particularly compatible with delicate skin, giving a sheer, natural, flawless coverage. Further, our makeup unlocks the therapeutic properties of zinc oxide and the natural sunscreen provided by titanium oxide.

Virginia Olsen’s pure mineral cosmetics are weightless, long wearing, water resistant and provides naturally high UVA and UVB protection. In this regard, Virginia Olsen is also recommended by dermatologists and cosmetologists for use on sensitive skin and is safe to use after surgery, micro dermabrasion, laser and other beauty treatments.

-Virginia Olsen Minerals

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Mineral Makeup for the win! Virginia Olsen recently released their 2014 Collection~ YEAY <3 They’ve got lovely shades of brown shadows for the neutral gals, metallic shades that will make eyes sparkle and fun pops of blues and violets for the color loving ladies out there.

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Lucky me cause they sent out samples from their collection <3 Kamsa hamnida Ms. Hazel and Ms. Jirbie! <3 OMO and they knew my taste in shadows <3 LOVELY LOVELY!

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The first one is called Angelic. Well this is not an eyeshadow but a shimmery highlighter <3 They have 2 shades of this available, Angelic (fair skin tone) and Innocence (darker skin tone).

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The product is finely milled <3 The powder has some really fine shimmer. Emphasis on the FINE~

Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, & iron oxide. SPF 19. Approx. 2g. Made in USA

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When applied <3 Isn’t it lovely! OMO It’s so delicate and the shimmer is just so nice! The product itself doesn’t smell a thing so it’s perfect for those who have sensitive noses :>

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Hihihi dramatic :)) I applied the highlighter on my nose line and see how natural it looks~ kekeke oh-I-just-glow-so-naturally silly :)

Now onto the shadows!~

Virginia Olsen Minerals eye colour has been produced with a high density of mineral makeup ingredients, so a little goes a long way. These natural cosmetics can be used interchangeably as eye liner, highlighter, or eyeshadow.

Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, zinc, & iron oxide. SPF 19. Approx. 1g. Made in USA

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The 1st shadow shade is their neutral shadow called Champagne, a shimmery nude.

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Hello tumblr buddies! I’m still alive hahahaha!!! I’ve been MIA for the past few weeks~ huhu so sorry for not updating my blog as often as before. I’ll try to post reviews at least once a week *hopefully*. I’m taking up review classes and it’s quite more difficult (in a way) than college classes :))) OMO so to those studying for the boards… AJA AJA!!! For inspiration, here’s cute little Appa in a cheerleading outfit hihi <3

Erika’s Weather Forecast: Breathe in~ breathe out~

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FACEFLUX: Multi Lip & Cheek 01 Pink Cherry.

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Annyeong haseyo! Here’s something that can make you blush in a natural makeup look kind of way. A lip tint is like the super~est essential makeup tool in any Korean makeup kit or of any kikay kit cause it can add color on both the cheeks and lips!

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I got this particular tint from Serry Mall. It’s an online shopping mall containing loads of Korean makeup goodies. To get there, just click their banner on the right side of thiz blog.

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FACEFLUX Multi Lip & Cheek 01 Pink Cherry.

Specially formulated with Vitamin A/B/C ingredients for moisturizing, softening and for the good of anti-oxidant. With the liquid-gel formula that contains a large amount of water, this silky touch tinted stains makes your lips and cheeks radiant and vibrant.

Yeah the description needs a little bit of improvement. The packaging did contain the manufacturing and expiration date which makes up for the engrish.

{Characteristics:}

  1. Moisturizes, anti-oxidant, healthy (Vitamins A, B, C)
  2. Silky feel
  3. Very moist gel-type
  4. Very strong coloring tint

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Meet Appa! She was named after a flying bison. She’s now 6 months old today :> Yes today is her birth-day-of-the-month-day. She was born last December 15, 2013. She’s the sweetest smartest dog I’ve ever loved.

I was afraid of dogs before because I was chased by a big scary dog when I was little. Appa thought me that animals are kind and loving for as long as you are good to them. She’s the best creation a human could ever ask for. Truly a man’s best friend <3

Erika’s Weather Forecast: Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!~ Let’s make this day extra special for our loving and hardworking dads!

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IKEA: Lampan White.

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What’s up? Today is my last day… my last day of being a 21 year old human hohoho. I’m trying to fix everything before board review starts <3 More responsibilities now that I’m getting older. AIGOO haha. I wish for a simple life. I wish that life could be as simple as this lamp shade.

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I’ve always adored IKEA for it’s simplicity and the way they package their things. I frequently visit the home decor section of Robinsons Department Store just for the fun of it. Then one afternoon, these lamps caught my attention.

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Instructions to guide you. But assembling the lamp is really as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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IKEA’s promise.

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I bought it looking like this. Where’s the neck you say?

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Travel Diaries: Enchanted Kingdom.

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Annyeong haseyo! <3 Today is June 12, happy independence day Philippines! <3 (^-^)/ And today I will share an EKciting (see what I did there, hohoho) trip to Enchanted Kingdom. Say hi to my buddies since highschool <3 the ever so pretty Miles & Irish <3

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OKKKK, my last visit to Enchanted was like… hmmm… 10++ years ago??? As seen from my throwback photo I was still a tiny tiny little child. So I was not prepared haha well I thought I was. I thought that wearing rubber shoes and pants would prepare me for the rides, boy was I wrong. I still do blame the weather a little bit.

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Enchanted kingdom is located at San Lorenzo South, Balibago, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna. WOOH the farthest the 3 of us have gone together. Out of town, level up (~,~(

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We availed their shuttle service which takes you directly to Enchanted Kingdom. We went to their ETON Centris terminal early in the morning to catch the shuttle. It’s better to contact them to ensure seats! We paid 360 pesos for round trip tickets.

NOTE: Their ETON Centris terminal is closed until Sept. 14, 2014. Their Ayala Car Park terminal is still operating though.

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Early birds have perks too! They’ll let you choose the seats you want if you’re early :> I’ve read blogs about commuting to Enchanted and rides via buses were a lot cheaper. But riding their shuttle service was sure hassle free. The ride took about an hour.

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As soon as we saw the castle. We all excitingly jumped out the van haha.

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Hello Grandpa Wizard, oddly reminds me of a happy Gandalf if ever he becomes a chibi. .

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We arrived early enough to buy tickets before the theme park opened its gates. A regular day pass (unlimited use of some Park rides) will cost you P600.00 during weekends and P500.00 during weekdays. If you’re still a student, just present your ID and you’ll have a discount!

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I picked up a map along the way haha. I just wanted to see the layout of EK.

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Welcome to Enchanted Kingdom.

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Package Received: Virginia Olsen Minerals 2014 Collection.

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Good evening! <3 Today I received a much awaited package from Virginia Olsen! Here goes a little brand introduction, Virginia Olsen’s product range includes 100% mineral makeup and beauty tools made in the US. I was browsing their website and omo the brushes </3

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This tiny tiny sticker made me feel special hoho <3 They were kind enough to send some samples from their soon to be launched 2014 Virginia Olsen Collection.

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Travel Diaries: Baler 2014.

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DAY 1:

Baler has always been a yearly vacation destination of our family since forever. A year wouldn’t feel complete without visiting that special paradise. So before summer ended my family and I traveled back to our province.

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We traveled by car and left our home at around 1pm. The ride was faster compared to before thanks to new shortcuts, highways and less mountains. We arrived at around 6pm in the evening.

We were hungry and was supposed to eat at Gerry Shan’s Place but it was full of tourists so instead we ate at Trenchers. It was listed as one of the ‘Pinaka' Yummy Restaurants in Baler by GMA7 but the food was average like the food in CASAA hohoho. We were warned by our relatives though hahaha but we still ate there because of hunger. I did enjoy my Bicol Express.

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DAY 2:

We slept at our father’s friend’s house. Only transient homes were available, all the beach hotels and resorts were fully booked! OMO tourists (-.-*)

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We ate breakfast and drove our way to the Mother Falls <3 I LOVE trekking. The adventure and challenge of passing rivers and climbing rocks excites me!

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The place is breathtakingly beautiful.

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And these are shots taken straight from my iPhone! <3

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Fresh Buko! I love its abundance there! I gulped one before we trekked up and gulped another one after the hike.

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So scenic! I hope that we could preserve this beauty.

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I was slightly disappointed when I saw these bamboo bridges.

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I remember having to form a human bridge just to get pass the river. Now there are bamboo bridges, where’s the fun in that? hoho

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A few more steps and climbs we reached the Mother Falls. It was a bit crowded. The last time I went there no one would dare swim by the waterfalls. Now everybody’s hanging out there haha. I hear that the locals are sad with their local spots being too crowded by tourists.

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Ditumabo Falls is more commonly known as Mother Falls.

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Howto: Katniss Everdeen’s Mockingjay Wedding Makeup.

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In our world, makeup for weddings are usually on the natural no-makeup makeup side. But in the world of Panem, scratch that, in the city of the Capitol, outrageous looks are totally in. I sure am glad that Cinna is one awesome stylist, not letting Katniss look like a Capitol clown, staying classy and all.

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Let’s get started and prep those wedding eyes with a nice wash of neutral color as base. I used Etude House’s Look at My Eyes Cafe in Peach Latte.

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On the lids, apply Virginia Olsen’s Mineral Eye Shadow in Lodo.

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Extend the shadow on the outer crease.

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Apply shadow on the outer lower lash line as well, leaving the inner lower lash line bare.

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Howto: Katniss Everdeen’s Eye Make-up for President Snow’s Party.

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We all know how much Katniss despise President Snow which may be the reason why Katniss turned to extremely fierce makeup for her look. Striking makeup fit for a victor. Here’s a howto to recreate her look!~

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Using Virginia Olsen’s Solar Flare Eyeshadow, which I reviewed here, apply shadow on the lids.

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With a black gel liner, I used THE FACE SHOP’s Make Me Star Gel Liner in Black, line the upper lash line and create a wing.

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Virginia Olsen: Minerals Eye Shadow in Solar Flare and Lodo.

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Annyeong haseyo! Today’s review is something which I got from SALADBOX <3  Have you ever heard of mineral makeup? Well it’s been around for… like forever(?!) and it’s really popular because of the benefits it claim to have.

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What makes mineral makeup different from traditional makeup isn’t the ingredients it contains but what’s left out. 

For many leading brands, the list of left out ingredients includes preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and fragrance. Many dermatologists recommend mineral makeup based on the fact that these left out ingredients are possible skin irritants.

"I’m very bullish on mineral makeup," New York dermatologist Neal Schultz, MD says. "It’s much less likely to cause a reaction in women with sensitive skin. And because it doesn’t contain oil, it won’t aggravate acne-prone skin."

Chicago dermatologist Brooke Jackson, MD, who uses mineral makeup herself, recommends it to her patients with rosacea and eczema. She also suggests it to women with sensitive skin. “Women in their 30s and 40s will come in and say they have bathroom counters filled with products that have caused reactions because of one ingredient or another,” Jackson says. “When they try mineral products, many are finally able to wear makeup for the first time in their lives.”

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Too Cool For School: Dino-Mite Store Party!

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Hear ye, hear ye! You are all invited to Too Cool For School's Dino-Mite store party <3

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Join Too Cool For School as we unveil our first ever Dinoplatz themed Pop-up store,
Be the first to try Dinoplatz Cinema City, our new “Lights, Camera & Action” CC Cream, see the new addition to The Glamrock collection and the latest beauty trends.

1st Run - SM Mall of Asia, Main Mall: May 15 to 21,2014 during Mall hours (10AM to 9PM)
Near Ice Skating Rink, In front of Giordano & Cotton On

2nd Run - SM North Edsa, The Block: May 29 to June 04, 2014 during Mall hours (10AM to 9PM)
2nd Level, The Block Main Event Hall, In front of Starbucks & Yabu

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My sister and I went to the 1st run <3 I told her that it was Dinoplatz themed and she immediately got excited~ <3

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No one can do cool like too cool for school! <3

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The pop up store really was Dino themed <3 I love the illustrations  plastered on the sides of the counters <3

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Of course they didn’t forget to bring out the dismembered doll parts (^~^)

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Shelves filled with TCFS products <3 <3 <3 They definitely know how to rock the Dino designs.

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Lined up are the Dinoplatz products <3

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These are the Dinoplatz Highline (P665.00). These are creamy pencil liners that stays put once applied <3 There are shades that could be used to highlight the inner corners of the eyes to brighten up eye make :> My sister owns 2 of these and I love using this on her because it just glides on smoothly and it only takes seconds to create a nice line.

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Dinoplatz Lip Balm (P665.00) nice moisturizing balms with a tint of color!

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And the main highlight… the Dinoplatz Multi-ball CC Cream (P1279.00) I love how they made their own version of the acronym CC cream and called it Cinema City!

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Fangirl Files: 2NE1 All Or Nothing World Tour Manila.

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2NE1: Do you love me, do you love me? Do you love me like the way I love you babe?~

Me: YES I DO <3

Annyeong haseyo~ Here I am, still in a kpop dream hangover <3 Well today is Thursday anyway~ Throwback-ish (^~^)/ OMO 2NE1’s All Or Nothing concert here in Manila was so…. AWESOME!!! I was really excited to share my experience the day after the concert but my body was too sore to even type :))

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We arrived at around 3:30 pm (gates were SAID to open at 6pm) at the SM MOA Arena to check on  the line and it was disorganized @.@ LIKE WHUT no line cues or signage. People were just all there, whether your ticket is for upper box, lower box or vip. It was pretty much chaotic because you don’t know where to stand/sit and wait (-,-*) PLUS there were no guides to assist you. ANDDD we were like caged haha! I remember my sister and I asking one person how she got inside the barricade to line up and she said, “She does not even know how to get out.” Aigoo~ 

So my sister and I just wandered around for awhile till we saw this limo <3 Did 2NE1 ride that?~

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Cool van too <3 could you spot the 2NE1 logo? :> Ridin in style (~,~)

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Speaking of style~ Blackjacks really know how to look good! OMO almost everyone tried to incorporate some 2NE1 fierceness into their look <3

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#OOTD hohoho the sun was too bright men! But surprisingly it was not scorching hot! <3

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I’ll give little rants here and there about my experience in this post too. OH MAN SM ARENA should really place signage whenever they have events like these! It would greatly help people know where they should go or where they should line up cause a disorganized line would create a lot of complaints and fights. Which happened by the way more of that drama later.

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Oh wear comfy clothes or at least comfy bottoms. One in which you could squat and sit on the floor with because you’ll eventually want to sit on concrete after hours of waiting in line. Grab a drink too while waiting in line. Get filling drinks like those sold in Quickly because it will give you refreshment and a full tummy!

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KKK I’m ranting again~ OMO I really despise those who can’t throw their trash properly @.@ LIKE HELLOOO, you could afford an expensive ticket but you can’t even throw your trash properly @.@ AIGOOO it was gross walking there in front of the line, well at least our piece of cement where we sat was clean. SM Arena should have placed temporary trashcans within the vicinity too cause I saw none.

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We waited in line outside for 3 hours and they finally opened the gates at 6pm (props to SM Arena for keeping up with the schedule) but we entered the actual lobby at 7pm, 1 more hour before the show started.

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And yes you wait in line outside and you wait again inside haha. The line was kuuuraaaaayyyyzzziiiiiii I tell ya. I saw someone crying and someone yelling. Not with excitement but with disappointment.They were crying and yelling because they said that how come they don’t have priority in line anymore. But the bouncers decided that they would strictly follow the line that they have maintained whether you have priority or none (same VIP tickets). Some were trying to cut in line, which is truly unacceptable! A line is there for orderliness and for fairness. I think there’s something wrong with your brain if you try to cut in line while others waited for a whole day just to be first in line. From that drama, you also make new stranger friends or should I say allies haha fighting for what you believe is right. Those who were properly in line joined in with the “choo choo” train so that nobody could cut in.

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But others found a new plan and they made their own line which was funny :)) If you want to get pummeled, go ahead and disrupt the line which fans strictly followed. As my sister and I were waiting, I saw the happy faces of non-VIP holders… they had reserved seating sooo they luckily avoided the craziness of it all. I think they should have just created a separate entrance for the priority holders instead of mixing them with the non-priority holders with the same VIP standing ticket in the first place.

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We got to enter the actual venue with only minutes left before the show started. I got giddy when I saw the stage!!! OMO we are soooo close!!! They hyped up the crowd by showing MVs of our girls <3 ahhhh it was exciting!!!
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Finally, the lights went down and fireworks went up! OMO The countdown leading to the opening sure was fierce!!! <3 And then CL yelled~ “Philippines, are you ready?”

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Goosebumps!!! They opened with my current favorite song~ Crush <3 AHHHHHHHH I wasn’t able to scream because I was too busy smiling hahahaha

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SO I’ll be type-screaming, AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! My fierce ladies!

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Then they followed it with Fire, an all time classic favorite.

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