BIGBANG Alive Galaxy tour in Manila fanaccount

Long time no post. I'm actually going through a very difficult time now. I wasn't going to come back here for a while but I have responsibilities. I should at least post this one. :)

Last week, October 24, was BIGBANG Alive tour in Manila. Despite what's happening in my life now, I'm happy that I had BIGBANG to ease the pain somehow. I also felt blessed still, who would have known I'd win rehearsal tickets thanks to Nuffnang and Samsung. I don't have any luck in contests so I really think God gave this to me to show me that there's hope. I really want to thank Nuffnang and Samsung and give them all the love but this all I can think of doing.

I wasn't able to take a lot of pictures because there were so many people! There were only 2 booths (Samsung & Jeju Air) but I didn't have time to go to both :( I didn't get the freebies too. *cry* I got there around 1 pm. It was already packed! I bought a BIGBANG lightstick, ate lunch and met with the Nuffnang representative. We got in line for the rehearsals at 3pm but we didn't get inside until around 4pm.

BIGBANG Samsung Galaxy booth from

BIGBANG Rehearsal tickets from

My Rehearsal pass!!!

BIGBANG Rehearsal pass from

More photos under the cut:

Instagram photodiary #1

Hello! Since I've switched to using my iPad camera over my phone, I have also been hanging out on instagram. Mostly just looking at photos and leaving comments.

origami paper crane mobile (c) origami paper crane using maps (c)

i. showing off my origami crane mobile.
ii. Origami using left-over bits from my Map bunting.

origami paper crane mobile (c) preparing to make BIGBANG Vip crown headband (c)

i. Spent my birthday alone because friends, bf & family were busy. And I wanted to try it out again. I used to be ok with spending it alone but as the years passed by, I think I've grown dependent on other people's company. I probably have less than 15 people I interact with in real life. Yet I still feel like withdrawing from them sometimes.

"If you're happy in your head, then solitude is blessed and alone is ok."

ii. Getting my VIP crown headband ready for BIGBANG Alive tour.

Map paper craft (c) Craft to do list (c)

i. Playing with maps.
ii. My supposed craft goals. #lazycrafter

playing with colorful paper (c) dried tree branches (c)

i. Finally unwrapped this paper set I bought 2 years ago. #paperlove #paperhoarder
ii. Pulled these out from a dead tree inside our complex. My neighbors were amused. ( >.<)

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Craft space

My current craft space (c)
Cold Tangerines quote (c)
My current craft space (c)

I'm using this small corner beside the bed as my new craft/ing space. I figured I needed a proper place to work. My bed = sleep = laziness. This chest has wheels so if I need to work on something I just pull it to my little hallway. It's the only space left in my Thumbelina sized bedroom (oh! hello laundry area~ haha). Also the only part with enough natural light. *sigh* Times like this makes me wish we had a balcony. :(

Until we get a bigger house, I'll have to make do with what I have. Until then, I'm saving up photos of other people's craft spaces. I'll post them here soon! :)

Crafty Friday: BIGBANG VIP crown headband

Day 12 until BIGBANG Alive tour in Manila. *shaking* ♫♬♪ (ノ゚ο゚)ノ∵*゜★

What you'll need:
-Mighty bond glue (or anything stronger than craft glue)
-Yellow crown material
  • felt cloth
  • rubberized foam
  • poster paper/board, cartolina
  • illustration board (usually a set with other colors)
  • any material hard enough so it will stay upright

DIY BIGBANG VIP crown headband (c)

Went at it the wrong way *lol* I made a pattern out of bond paper then realized it's too flimsy so I pasted it to a board. If you're happy with your crown's shape, cut and trace to the crown material.

DIY BIGBANG VIP crown headband (c)

Trace the curve of the headband. Cut the curve so the crown will fit perfectly. Don't forget to slightly mark the points where you'll stick the crown. Apply glue, find your mark, and attach the crown to the headband.


DIY BIGBANG VIP crown headband (c)

Other things you can do to customize your BIGBANG VIP crown:
  • Take out a black marker and write your favorite member's name.
  • or Trace out BIGBANG's "B" logo
  • If you have rhinestones or crystal beads, attach it to the corners.

Rule of re-blogging or re-posting of photos/tutorial: Share away but please link to this tutorial.

The Moth podcast

I found this podcast shared by one of my friends on twitter. But I forgot who it was sorry I can't credit you at the moment. ( ̄◇ ̄)ゞ

I think it's because I watch videos all the time, I miss just listening to someone talk. I love that this podcast celebrates the art of simple but powerful everyday stories. Some stories are funny, some are meant to inspire, while some will make you cry.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.

Here are some of my favorites from the filmed series of The Moth.

▲ After landing her dream job in Paris, Joan Juliet Buck, the new editor of French Vogue, is haunted in her dream apartment.

Joan Juliet Buck is an American born writer, social critic, and performer, who also edited Paris VOGUE for seven years. She has also appeared in several films and documentaries, and is the co-founder of wowowow, a daily internet website created for "fabulous women of substance."

There are more behind the cut and also from iTunes (you can download those on the links below *scroll* *scroll* )

Samsung Makes BIG BANG ALIVE

Wow! It's cliché but it really feels like a dream. I have been a BIGBANG fan for almost 4 years now. I even planned to travel to South Korea at least once to attend one of their concerts because who knew that they will someday be coming here in the Philippines?! Thank you Hallyu wave and to the boys' hard work. Thank you for crossing the sea for me!- *ehem* - I mean your Filipino fans. *laughs*

Seeing photos from the Singapore leg of the tour, it finally hit me that in 3 weeks I will see them perform songs I have only watched on my computer (a billion times). My 1TB BIGBANG hard drive is super happy for me right now. Thank you for serving me well. *clap clap* I'm finally going to see them sing live!!!

Also, thank you to Samsung for making BIGBANG world tour happen. I think it's amazing that BIGBANG's tour concept (humans frozen in time) matched well with Samsung Galaxy SIII. Good call Samsung! BIGBANG is the perfect endorser for your phones! (And CNBLUE endorses Galaxy Note! #fandomcollide)

Check out Samsung's facebook page, they're giving away tickets to the concert and a limited edition BIGBANG Samsung Galaxy SIII back cover. Get it Get it Get it!

SAMSUNG BIG BANG Concert Contest Promo

If I were to choose which Samsung Galaxy SIII color fits each member, I would choose:

Pebble Blue for BIGBANG

BIGBANG Seungri, G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P, Daesung

Like the color blue, BIGBANG is a well liked group by both men and women of various age groups. When G-Dragon's song "That XX" received a Perfect All-Kill despite tagging it a 19+ only song. They have proved that they not only have dedicated fans (called VIP's) but also casual listeners as well.

(Royal) Blue can also represent importance or richness. Just look at the fanclub name! We're called VIP's and we follow Kpop royalty. *Yeah!* They've reached the status where they don't have to guest in various variety programs to maintain popularity; attend music shows to win awards; or promote to achieve overwhelming album sales.

Marble White for Taeyang


I pray that Taeyang do not find this post. *haha* Compared to the other members he seem to be the most innocent. It is a well-known fact that he has never been in a relationship. I guess he's just not the type to jump into one just because he likes a girl. He also doesn't have an extreme lifestyle associated with musicians. He doesn't smoke, rarely drinks or goes clubbing. He prefers to stay in the recording studio, go to church or skateboard. However, he’s not naive nor saint-like. He just lives a “good” life. He has only single-mindlessly worked on his craft for years.

G-Dragon described him as the carrot in the group (i.e. carrot & stick) because he would comfort the other members after GD scolds them.

Amber Brown for Daesung


If I have to choose between the members, then maybe I have a little more fondness towards Daesung. Despite his funny image, he is actually very shy. He has a kind and gentle nature. I don't think I've ever seen him angry but as GD said he smiles even when he's angry. This smile that never fades from his face is what pulls people in. Though it's often noted that he doesn't have an idol face, that doesn't stop him from being the most popular member.

He is someone who does his best so he wouldn’t cause trouble to anyone.

Sadly, last year he went through a very difficult time. It was one of those scenarios that seem to come out only in the movies. It's very heartbreaking when bad things happen to good people. I'm happy that he can smile and live his life again. Fighting!

Garnet Red for G-Dragon


If I want a stand-out gadget, I almost always choose one in Red. It looks expensive and 10x cooler.

I'm pretty sure every VIP will associate the color red with GD. It means strength and power. Wear a color red and you instantly stand out in the crowd which is pretty much what GD has become for South Korea. One of A Kind whether it be about his ideas, music, fashion or lifestyle. Though I think it's taking them a while to understand him. As the saying goes, a nail that sticks out gets hammered pretty badly. He says he knows what they say about him and has learned ways to deal with it.

He has given life to BIGBANG, leading it to where it is now. He burns people’s expectations. He can be overwhelming but that’s the nature of fire. You can try to tame it, it’ll go where it wants to go. Pour water on it and all that will be left is darkness.

Titanium Grey for Seungri


I have a love affair with this color. I use it all the time when I'm designing websites. Most of my clothes are various shades of grey. I used to pick out grey gadgets too but it became a popular color among my friends so I'm sticking with red or black.

It is often considered a gloomy color. If asked "what's your favorite color", it's not a very popular choice. Kinda like Seungri. He's a bit different. Very few people see his good points. I get annoyed with him sometimes too because he can be very willful and overconfident. Which is why I think he needs the other members to hold him back a bit. In the end, I remember why he is the way that he is. I remember that he’s not perfect, will make a lot of mistakes (just like me and every person on the planet), will learn from those mistakes, and will continue living his life. Besides, that confidence is also his strong point. Among the members, he's the one who has a lot of optimism and a thick shell for controversy and criticism.

Sapphire Black for T.O.P


There's no other word to describe him except, he's slick cool! Like a model walking out of a magazine.

G-Dragon and T.O.P are alike in many ways. They both share a love for fashion and hiphop music. While GD is fiery and explosive, T.O.P is calm and mysterious. He’s someone who thinks deeply about various things. Out of all the members he's the funniest, emotional, cerebral and secretive. He has often mentioned on interviews that the T.O.P that perform on stage is a character he portrays. He (nor the other members) rarely talk about his personal life. If you read his interviews and rap lyrics, you’ll get an insight on the things he values the most—his music, his character, and his privacy.

Forever VIP ♛