Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Special Selection of BEAST International Edition photobook

Okay so this is a much delayed post. But I didn't want to take it off the list of things to blog because this photobook is really awesome. This is the International Edition, it was released March 2012.

It comes with a photobook, DVD and stickers. The photobook is what adds so much weight. It's 50 thousand pages of pure perfection xDD Of course, I can't take a picture of the entire book for you, but I took a picture of like one or two pages from every section. The other part is the DVD and stickers which is very thin (as seen in picture) just enough to protect the disk and stickers.

I realised after taking the pictures that I was kinda biased when choosing which pictures to take even though I was trying not to be )': Sorry about that! T____T

So yeah, this post is just gonna show a few pictures of Yoseob, other members too, but a few Yoseob ones LOL. This post about the photobook is not as detailed as my usual ones because it's just really tiring figuring out how to set it all up. Anyways, more on that later.

The stickers are really awesome - so awesome that I can't bare to use them xDD I mean I love stickers but these are just so pretty. They're just from the same photoshoot as the photobook.

There are two group picture stickersand then individual member ones. Each member gets their own slab, not really in any order I don't think? I haven't reordered it in my picture at all.

The sticker sheets are about the size of a normal 6" × 4" photo - but then again, I haven't actually measured it, it just looks like it? xDD

Now for the precious awesome super fantastic photobook. Basically, the photobook is broken up into five sections. They had their own little title section thing, it's just a double spread of black pages with write text in the centre - the left saying "The 1st selection" and the right saying "Reverse yourself". That's basically how it went for all of the section titles. And after each section had a different type of photo which was somehow relevant to the title.

So yeah, I just took a couple of pictures I liked from each section - well, I liked them all because the boys are so perfect, but the super awesome ones.

the 1st selection - reverse yourself

So this first part, I think is meant to show childhood. Like reversing back time and going back to how they were as kids. The pictures had very casual youthful looks and feels. Like Doojoon on a rocking-horse for example xDDD

the 2nd selection - upgrade the dignity

This section had a really classy feel to it, I don't think they used the term "dignity" correctly when naming this section but then again, my vocabulary isn't that great. But it's just really classy and they're all dressed up, like rich ass first-class dining people. There are even pictures where there's like a shelf of wine (?) behind them and stuff.

But O M G this section was the best section ARGGHHHHH. Like, all the Yoseob pictures were so B E Y O N D P E R F E C T like I can't even #)%N#)(%UTVN#( I AM UNABLE TO CAN.

How is he so perfect? Someone please enlighten me to this answer while I sit in the corner holding myself.

the 3rd selection - yours

So umm, for some reason this section didn't have a group picture, the first page after you turn from the title thing is this. AND GUYS. GUYS. G U Y S. LOOK AT YOSEOB. UGH. HOW. HOW IS HE SO PERFECT. HE'S LIKE THE PERFECT LITTLE BUNDLE OF #)%BN#)%(*#GYVN()%UM ARGGHHHHH

Yeah okay, need to maintain myself. LOL! Basically, this section is just full of very casual shoots, like I guess how they'd look if they took you out on a fun date to the amusement park or something like that? Very simple and full of perfection. In case you couldn't tell, Yoseob is quite perfect in this section too xDDD

the 4th selection - moment by moment

This section is kind of semi-casual. It has them in like simple suits and stuff at a bar (?). They're kinda dressed up but not too overly dressed. Something to take you to a nice dinner. Not really sure what they meant by the title though, but yeah~ xD

The clear winner for this section was Doojoon for me. He was just out of this world. Yoseob had his bowl hair cut and this full straight fringe thing and it didn't look that great imo LOL.

But Doojoon was just his handsome self but even more. I swear, Doojoon is the most perfect being on the planet to me, and he somehow creates new levels of perfection that I never knew existed all the god damn time - and this was one of them.

the 5th selection - pure and simple

This section is just as it's called. It's just another very casual photoshoot, showing their purity and simplicity. It's got a very at-home feel because they're on the couch and other things you'd see around the house. Guess it's how they'd spend a simple day at home ^-^

They're all perfect of course but my favourites in this section were definitely Kikwang and Doojoon. But since I took Doojoon's page for the previous section, here's one of Kikwang's many perfect pages in the 5th selection!

So for this photobook, basically you'd get two posters - or at least, I did. The one you see at the top of this paragraph is a usually big landscape-oriented poster size that you would get with any album or photobook (note: I only collect Beastfinite things so my knowledge on album poster size is limited). If Inspirit what the compare, the black part you see on the right is the Infinite "The Mission" showcase poster and you can see it's the same in height.

The second poster that you see to the right is smaller, I don't really know how to explain the poster size in words though ): But basically when I bought it, the poster laid in the middle of the large on above and was rolled inside. But it's a lot smaller. For reference, the poster on the left is the one you get with Yoseob's The First Collage album - very different in height.

As you can see, my posters have already been put up because these were a while ago. Also, the wall is a different colour because these posters are up in a different room to my other posters that I've posted on the site. I'm sure that anyone would figure out that I ran out of wall space because of all the Beastfinite and even anime things on the wall, so after cleaning my other room early this year and giving it a make over, I found time to put up some overdue posters. But now I have many most posters that need to go up and I can't find spaceeee noooo xDDDD

And no. Don't say it. I won't stop buying posters. I love posters! xDD

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post! It might all be information and pictures you've already seen but well, I just wanted to share because this was by far one of my favourite things released. It is on the expensive end, but completely worth it!

Monday, July 29, 2013

I just can't stop myself

So I just spent $170 last night online shopping  for some Beast official goods that I found out that I didn't have yet. But today, I went to Media Asia planning to get Hard to Love, How to Love and Destiny albums - two of each plus posters (not in the photo). But then I also got myself the official 4minute and BTOB light sticks that I mentioned in my last post LOL

I just couldn't help myself! And even with the amazing discount that Michael gave me, it came to $140 so S E O B S

I am just on a crazy money-spending roll right now. Not only the KPop but I just bought a new $2000 computer last week, and now I need to buy textbooks for uni ARGGHHHHHH my money is just going down the drain. But I'm really being careful with the money I'm spending though, I'm planning a big Korea (and maybe Japan) trip for the end of the year :D

Anyways, this was just a little update, not my usual posts. Just to let you know what I got keke! Ahh the photo makes me room look so messy! But it isn't that messy I swear! It's actually quite empty after my cleaning over the past month :3 (the basket on the ground is usually on the coffee table but I took it off for the photo) Anywho, the picture is to show you guys what I got today, like a haul, but I won't be posting about the Hard to Love, How to Love albums yet, not for a week or two >< You won't know what photocards I got until then!

If you guys want me to post about the 4minute/BTOB light sticks, then just leave a comment and I'll see what I can do! I don't think I'll be posting about the Destiny album here because it's too far off the Beast track - at least 4minute/BTOB are CUBE Family.

Friday, July 26, 2013

KPop "shrine"

So let's kick-off my getting-back-into-regular-blogging by posting what my current KPop "shrine" or collection looks like. It's nothing impressive. It's not really KPop so to speak either. As people who already know me would know, I'm not, and have never been, an avid "KPop" fan. I merely follow my bias groups very super extremely hardcorely xDD

Three years ago, it was only Beast things that I bought, despite having SS501 as a bias group. I was a poor high school student of course. Eventually, Infinite got dragged into it. And then I also impulse-buy SS501 and 4minute things here and there. But obviously seen from the pictures, the collection is just basically every Beast and Infinite thing in existence xDDD I used to wonder why I had no money, and then I take a look and remember why xD But these days, I'm feelin' rich because both groups don't release too many things and I earn more than I used to 3 years ago so when both groups happen to decide to comeback at the same time - killing my life and bank account, I am ready. /coughlikenowcough

I don't know if I ever took pictures of how my collection when it was only Beast used to look like, but it used to be this tiny little section in my mini bookshelf. It easily grew out of it. This part used to my like a massive Yu-Gi-Oh! shrine that I've built since 2003ish over the years. I've sadly packed those things away to make room for the Beastfinite xD

At first, I really had trouble arranging the albums. If they were the same size then it'd be easy, but then KPop doesn't make it that easy for you. So I didn't know whether to organise it by size, or by colour, or whatever. In the end, I organised it in chronological order of release Korean then Japanese, the more towards the Beast lightstick, the more recent.

The top part is really messy and unorganised. It's really just for things I don't know where else to put. The left is just old magazines - which by the way, I stopped buying because I don't really read magazines anymore at all. Oh, unless they're full must-haves like Beast in that Elle Girl magazine that I'm sure every B2UTY knows of by now? xD I never got around to blogging about that magazine, if people want me to blog about it, comment or something and I'll take it off not-end-up-blogging list xD The things on the right side are just old boxes from Seasons Greetings andstuff like that. And then there's the boxes from the Beautiful Show 2012 merchandises that I don't really wanna throw out either xD There's also the box for the tumbler mug from Infinite's Second Invasion Evolution merchandise - that I still use btw xD

The back boards are kind of blank, I know, I've been telling myself to buy poster stick-its thingoes but never got around to it LOL And yeah, Hard to Love, How to Love and Destiny aren't there yet because I took the photos just now. I'll get those two on Monday during my break at uni, and I'll probably get the 4minute and BTOB official lightsticks too if they're still in-stock. I wanted to get them for a while but been busy with uni then work, etc. I'd like to be prepared for the time I cheer for 4minute (again) and BTOB. Also, if you guys read my post about the Beast lightstick, then if 4minute and BTOB have just as awesome ones, I'd buy them anyways because they are so great and a must-have!

Oh, and the parts at the ends of the two album rows are a little messy too. I didn't get around to getting cute bookends or anything to keep them up so there's just other random Beastfinite things holding them up xDDD

Sorry for the low-quality pictures by the way. I dropped my Galaxy S3 into the toilet two weeks ago (LOL T____T) and now I'm using my old S2 again. They both have 10.1mp for camera but I can totally tell the difference in the pictures once they are on the computer? The S2 doesn't focus as well as the S3 does. Hope you guys can cope with this quality picture for a while? If not, I'll whip out my 14.1mp digitial camera that I haven't used for a while?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Smiles for the future

Cr. keepleaves

So I'm incredibly sorry for not having posting here. There's really no excuse for the break I've taken. I mean it's past half way through the year and I haven't posted on here at all. Why? Is it because I've grown out of Beast? A little. Is it because I've moved on to Infinite? No. Is it because I've grown out of KPop? Possibly.

Those who follow me on tumblr and my personal blog would realise that I have also neglected my tumblr for the past year. Of course, like this blog, it always had dead periods like during tough times with life and especially during exam period. But even though the two aforementioned have been on track (kind of), this blog has not had a post since 2012. Despite Beast having had things release - that of which I've all bought, I haven't been posting about them or anything ):

At first, I started off this as just a random thing, like a hobby, just like my personal blog. I didn't want Beast to clog up my personal blog so I made this. But it started getting a lot of followers and I didn't want to post just random things, I guess I wanted to post some quality posts instead of random crap that I would usually have on my personal blog and tumblr. The followers continued to increase but no many comments were left and I got confused on what I was doing. There were a few people who did email me, many were just things about the blog, some wanted to have a chat - which felt really nice.

I kept saying since the beginning, that I wanted this blog to go somewhere. I guess it isn't because I'm not putting the effort that I should be into this blog, but I will continue trying. I keep saying that I'll try harder but then I just don't post. Honestly speaking, I don't get as revved up about Beast news as I used to. I continue buying their things, of course, I still love them, just not to the crazy point that I used to. My time and love didn't move to Infinite (as many would like to believe) because Infinite feels have decreased too LOL. I've just grown out of Beastfinite a little and my time and love have gone somewhere else - to someone else.

This isn't my personal blog so I don't really post about myself on here so the people who solely follow this blog (without my personal blog, my tumblr, my personal twitter, etc.) don't know much about me without emailing me. But I will try to get this blog back on track, the track that I wanted it on when I first created this blog - to post Beast merchandise because they are seriously really awesome and I'm glad that people find it useful, and of course their albums. And I have a stack of Midnight Sun albums to giveaway still lol, with Beast having their next comeback and a new album out. Maybe that's how I'll start getting this blog back on track - a post about Hard To Love, How To Love album (once I get it) and then a big giveaway for the album, and including the Midnight Sun albums for runner-ups or something because I don't want to have bought them for no reason xD

Ahh~ I'm feeling better now, blogging about - thinking about Beast does that to me, one of the millions of reasons I love them - and will continue to love them. So hopefully the followers and readers of the blog are not dead and will stick around for the future I have for this blog! For now, I'll just change the layout of the blog bit by bit until I get my hands on the album ^-^

PS. I hope no one has been emailing me on my old email because I got a new one a few months ago that I updated on this blog but not sure if everyone saw: superleng@planetmail.net