Wednesday, December 29, 2010
now strut those shoes we go roaming in the night
today was pretty epic.
i went to my first ever korean pop convention, kpop nation, at megamall. thanks to ziggy savella, i'm starting to get into k-pop music/culture, although i still only know a couple of artists and songs.
ziggy and eldzs mejia were there to judge this k-pop cover group contest. i found out about the event at around 1:30pm, rushed to get ready and got out of the house by 3:00pm.
i was lucky enough to sit at the judges table with ziggy and eldzs and i even got to judge the first couple of acts who performed! insta-judge!
i had no idea that kids get really into the whole k-pop culture. all of them managed to get the choreography accurately and were really prepared with their costumes and make-up.
i was shocked that each cover group had their own fan base, complete with banners and all.
oh and did i mention that part of the judging criteria is lip synching?
it was a shame that i had to leave after the 6th or 7th group, just as i was really getting into the whole thing.
i went straight to bonifacio high street for the facehunter book launch/signing at fully booked. i wasn't able to take photos during the event because i was too ~lazy~. we didn't expect it to start on time but wa-hey, it did! we arrived just as he was about to finish with his talk. i wanted to get a copy of the book and have it signed but i think they were only selling it on cash basis. tears! we had dinner and a round of drinks at kabisera after.
hi joseph pascual and nissy san jose...
and eunice acosta and cai maroket!
outfit shots followed...
what i wore:
striped cropped tee | oxygen
oversized tank | t by alexander wang
belt | hollister
skinny trousers | topman
desert boots | clark's
wooden heart necklace | urban outfitters
pocket watch necklace | topman
dice bracelet with cross | diy (from a bead store in roanoke, va)
leather bracelet | hollister
silver rings | topman
bag | malaya bags (hi! hahahaha)
this originally read "kfest" and was the stamp i got at the kpop convention. however, we all got slightly buzzed after about half a bottle of pale pilsen each. cai brought out her sharpie and nissy had an awesome idea.
joseph's outfit peg was preppy chic.
nissy wore her bitchin' proud race tank and was channeling 80's madonna going to coachella, haha!
also, i love the j'adore ring!
we all went our separate ways after. nissy and joseph went to KYSS to see more of yvan rodic. cai and eunice went to the collective. i, on the other hand, had to go home. sad face.
music fix: interpol's the heinrich maneuver