Saturday, December 27, 2014

All packed up

Hi guys, it's been a really long while, hasn't it? There really isn't an excuse this time other than the fact that I never really got around to updating my life on this blog.

Truth is, and as anyone following me on any form of social media would know, it's been a long time coming that I have been growing out of KPop. I knew it, most people knew it. It was a long 2 years of me still trying to be into KPop but failing.

Earlier this year, Infinite had a comeback and my friends all tweeted me the MV and whatnot. And you know what? I honestly didn't care much about it and if they had not tweeted me, then I wouldn't have even known. At that point, any part of me left that thought that I was still into KPop was proven completely wrong. Shortly after, Beast also had a comeback, again, didn't care. I didn't care much about 2013 comebacks either but still bought the albums - god knows why. But this year, I made no KPop purchases.

In June, I actually packed up all my KPop things because I needed more space in my rooms to put my comics and statues (which I have been reading and following for the past 2-3 years). I needed wall space so I took down all my posters except the Infinite ones that I got from attending their Second Invasion concert, more for nostalgia and also the fact that those posters cannot be found anywhere. All the boxes are in my garage in storage.

I actually considered selling them because there is at least $6 000 worth of merchandise in those boxes but I couldn't bring myself to sell them. I still have fan towels and light sticks in my room for 'in case of emergency' concerts in Sydney lol. If CUBE artists or Infinite came to Australia, I'd definitely still go see them, but other than that, don't count on running into me at events like before.

So yep, that about wraps up why I haven't been posting here, I'm sure those who had followed this blog from the beginning also noticed the growing gaps between posts.

Sorry that I never got around to updating this blog about my leaving of the fandom. Sorry that I worried some people by suddenly disappearing. But all my other social media accounts and my personal blog are alive. You are welcome to follow me on other medias if you want but don't expect any form of KPop there and don't feel like you have to.

Thank you to those followers who have been with me through these years of my running of the blog. I appreciate you and hope that by now that you have found a good blog for Beast product reviews.

Wishing you all the best with your B2UTY-ful futures.

Thank you, for the last time.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dongwoon Giveaway Winners

And so it has come to an end! I would like to thank everyone for taking part in the giveaway that I hosted throughout February.

The winners have been automatically generated and contacted via email from

Just in case the winners don't check back to the old giveaway post, nor their emails, hopefully they see this new post?

Congratulations to the winners!

First Prize: Hard to Love, How to Love; Danielle C.
Second Prize: Midnight Sun; Runa A.

If you are a winner, please reply to the email I sent to the one you used to enter, with your name and address as you want them to appear on the envelope (different countries have different formats so I get confused whenever I ship overseas). So write them with various lines and whatnot and I will copy exactly what you write (upper and lower cases included) and send it. This includes your country. Please double check that it is how you normally receive your online packages. If there is a mistake, I won't be sending another one.

Please reply within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn and you will not be able to claim your prize!

Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed the giveaway! I look forward to the blog growing for the rest of 2014 and hopefully being able to hold another giveaway (and hopefully with albums that aren't so "old" next time xD). I hope you people who found this blog because of the giveaway stick around, I don't bite!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Beast BodyArt DVD + Towel

Okay so I'm not gonna lie to you guys, I bought this in 2012 when it came out and it was in shrink wrap on my KPop shrine until I decided to open it and take pictures for this post. Why? Well, it's just one of those exercise DVDs that I don't watch LMAO. I just bought it because it was Beast. But if you're into those kinds of DVDs then you should totally buy it xD

So inside the box, you get a photobook thing, a DVD, and 7 photocards (members + group) Not too shabby for $50 xD Oh and you also get the towel, but I got that outside the box, I don't know if that's normal or not? It was still in packaging though

The photobook just has pictures of the making-of the DVD, it's divided into sections of the different routines and the members and stuff like that. I took a few pictures that I liked, though there are many. They also have these element things happening, wood, fire, etc. It's all connected to the types of exercise, I didn't really get it.

The photocards are more like postcards, nothing out of the ordinary. Lovely pictures though, except Hyunseung's and Dongwoon's which I am unhappy with =\ The lighting looked weird and you can't even see Dongwoon's face.

The DVD, I didn't watch all of it, I just played around with it a bit for this post. Again, I'm not the type that watches these fitness-type DVDs. But it's the usual people on mats doing exercises and a voice over telling the viewer what to do as you copy their motions. The voice over is a woman and speaks kind of, robotic? But at least they can pronounce English fluently.

I tried to mess with the menu to see what I could get, since I had English voice and Korean subtitles. But the languages menu was in Korean so derp. The menu also lets you choose which kind of the exercises you wanted to watch, or you can choose all of them.

The towel is similar to the cheering towels you always see at concerts and stuff. I actually didn't know the point of the towel, maybe the towel is used in some of the exercises? Considering I didn't watch through all of it, I wouldn't know ahaha sorry that I can't talk about that part. Or maybe it's just for you to wipe your forehead with? That's a lot of trouble to go through to give people a towel with pictures on it though. Or, it could just be what I used it for, to hang up and show people that you have it xDDD I just hung up above my window in my other room (:

Well, that's it for the post. Sorry that I couldn't talk about the contents of the DVD, but it was just too long for me to watch. If you're like me and don't like watching these kinds of things, I wouldn't recommend that you buy it. But if you do like these things, go ahead, you'd be watching the Beast members doing it too ;)

Also, thank you to everyone's interest in the giveaway that is currently happening on my blog. I hope you guys all enjoy and good luck to everyone who has entered/is entering!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

[GIVEAWAY] Midnight Sun & Hard to Love, How to Love


  • Midnight Sun album
    • Dongwoon photocard
    • Cashbee card
    • Album has been opened to check for photocard, however, is unused and contains everything like new
    • Check out my full review of the album
  • Hard to Love, How to Love album
    • Dongwoon photocard
    • Album has been opened to check for photocard, however, is unused and contains everything like new
    • Check out my full review of the album

First Prize: Hard to Love, How to Love Album
Second Prize: Midnight Sun Album

  • Thank you for those who took part in the poll for this first ever giveaway on this blog (from years ago LOL). I hope you will be happy with what the prize ended up being.
  • For this giveaway, it will be a simple random winner chosen from the generator at the bottom of the post
  • Yes, this is international -- no, you don't pay for the shipping


Basically you have a THREE ways of entering to be put into the draw. You will need to provide your email (for me to contact you with) when you enter the giveaway at the end of the post
  • Answer a question that is provided in the form below, the question is the same for everyone and is mandatory to enter (1/30 possible points)
  • Tweet about the giveaway to gain another entry, you can tweet once a day, and each tweet counts as one entry (so basically, you can get 28 entries from just tweeting if you do it everyday) (28/30 possible entries)
  • Leave a blog post comment below, in this giveaway blog entry only, to gain another entry (1/30 possible entries
Note: What you put in the Name part is what will be used in the widget to announce the winner (and in the announcement post) so please refrain from using only a first name (but probably not your full name either, for safety reasons). Feel free to use your nickname or whatever. Best option is to add the first letter of your last name.

You can enter all 30 times if you wish, but you are not required to. The only one you must enter (+1 entry) is the Answer a question option.

**The tumblr post is merely for advertising purposes. Reblogging/Liking the tumblr post will NOT increase your chances of winning. Reblogging/Liking the tumblr post will NOT enter you into the draw.

Please don't use fake accounts or create emails, etc. I can log onto the giveaway and see all your entries, this option is used so I can see your answers that you put. I can also see if you have used another account or if you've entered without actually having done what was required (e.g., leave a blog post comment). These Cheated entries will be deleted. You have 30 chances of entering, all incredibly easy methods, is there really a need to cheat?

The winner will be automatically generated in the widget below at the end of 28 February 2014 at 11:59 pm (GMT +10 Sydney, Australia) and contacted shortly after via emailthe winner has 72 hours from the date of the Winner Announcement blog post to get back to me. I will also make a new blog post to announce the winner in case they do not see their email.

If a winner does not claim the prize within that time, another random person will be picked, and repeat.


Q. What happens if one person wins both prizes?
A. I don't really know yet, if it happens, I'll decide. I'll probably contact the user to decide which one they want and then randomly generate another one once they have replied? Not sure yet, but I don't feel it's fair if one person wins both? Don't hold me against this, I might change my mind before the giveaway ends.

Q. How come the number displayed for total entries decreased from yesterday?
A. I can moderate the entries in the giveaway. I log on every few days to delete cheated entries to keep it as fair as possible. It's hard to believe people are rude enough to cheat in this, but thank you to those of you who have done the right thing.


a Rafflecopter giveaway
Closing date: 28 February 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Yoseob's The First Collage album

For those following my Coming Soon page, derp, sorry, it's out of order, I will post the BEAST Seasons Greeting 2014 pack in 2 weeks or so xD

So this album of Yoseob's is pretty old, I just looked up the release date and it came out on 26 November 2012 so I'm kind of very behind ahahahah

I really loved that the title song was called Caffeine because anyone that knows me knows that I'm a coffee addict and I cannot go through my day without my morning coffee, during uni, I have 3 coffees a day to keep me going xD The song is lovely and something you do expect to play at a cafe, also something I love, I love cafes.


The album packaging is just a simple flip-open thing. The cover is beautiful, the artwork is lovely andi love how they made parts of the packaging glossy and stick out a bit. I tried to take a close-up picture of the bird on the cover to show you guys.

The album also comes with a photocard, I know there are a few types, but I didn't go too crazy with the photocard collection this time as I usually do xDD I don't know why, I may buy more later, we shall see xD

The photos in the book are really nice, I took a picture of a few of my favourites, Yoseob can be hot and adorable in one photobook ahhhh my perfect thing <3

The poster is simple and elegant, I have it stuck up on the wall behind my piano and it's nice to walk by it. Not too high up so I can see it easily every morning :3

A reminder that the giveaway will be opening in a few days on 01 February (GMT +10). And I wanna wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Alive and ready for a giveaway

Hi guys, I hope I still have readers.

Some of you guys may have noticed that I came back the other day with a new post. To not clutter up the previous entry (Beast official cheering towel) with too much information that was irrelevant to the post, I'm making this one (:

Again, I apologise for taking off again. Uni got stressful for me last semester, I was freaking out a lot more than usual and scared. I'm scared now. I wish I could say that life has been completely dandy, but I'd be lying. That's not to say that I'm in a terrible position right now and my life is in the gutter, no.

For those who have been following me for a few years, it's that time of year again. That time where I decide that I want this blog to be active and start posting. But then it dies during semester when things get rough. I think what I did at the end of last year where I had set days that I posted was a good idea and easy to manage and keep track of. So I think I'll do that again, but instead of posting twice a week, it'll only be once a week (with this one an exception, of course). I haven't really decided what day that I would be doing the posts yet, I'll decide that once Uni starts and I can see how to fit the schedule. But that isn't until March, so until then, I'll probably just be posting Sunday/Monday (GMT +10), with exception posts like random updates and announcements. But expect regular merchandise post once a week.

Anyways, there have been people interested in the giveaway that I was trying to hold and I think that it'd be a great way to start this blog again for the year. I found this nice little generator thing that you guys can enter with little fuss. I just set the options for entering, the start and end date, put the widget on my blog and the generator does the rest.

If you are new here, the giveaway that I was planning was for Midnight Sun album and Hard to Love, How to Love album, both with their respective Dongwoon photocards. The giveaway will be international and you do not pay for any shipping.

The giveaway will open on 01 February 12 am (GMT +10) and end 28 February 11:59 pm (GMT +10). So please look forward to the giveaway and I hope many people will enter. I know from the Blogger stats that there are people who read my blog that don't comment or email me, so I'm hoping that you guys enter too (:

If there's anything you'd like to see me do for the blog, please leave a comment below and I'll see if it's easy enough to do. But based off the previous few years, I don't really like the whole "update on Beast news" and things like that. If there's any Beast merchandise that you want me to post about that aren't already on the Coming Soon page, please feel free to leave a comment below. If I don't have it (unlikely LOL) then I'll try to get it ASAP to post about (:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Beast official cheering towel

First of all, happy new year everyone!! As always, my blog died during the end of Semester 2 and it starting up again at the start of the year. I'm gonna try to keep it alive this year!! Someone slap me if I don't. Or if I go missing without notice.

I think that I will be changing the scheduling of the posts to once a week (little baby steps xD), although I haven't really decided on a day yet. The day will be decided once I get my university timetable and I'll pick a day that isn't too busy. But until that happens (mid-February), I'll just be posting maybe Sunday/Monday (: But more on the site updates in another post.

This post is gonna be a quick post about the Beast official slogan cheering towel. I'm sure you guys have seen this already, it's been around for like 2 years or something? And you always see fans in the crowd at music shows and concerts waving them.

These towels are just like other KPop ones, they come in these fancy zipped pouches, usually with the group logo on it. And they have a sheet of (tracing?) paper in the middle so that when you fold the towel, it doesn't smudge and imprint on the other side.

I have a few of these towels so I put a twist tie through all the hoops of the zips,twist an end to make a loop and just hang it above my vanity desk on a hook (: