Happy Birthday Bangtan

Monday, June 13, 2016

Special Entry for Bangtan Boy's Birthday!!

Those who followed me from May last year would have noticed that I've talked a lot about BTS here. But this is a very special entry because it's their debut anniversary!

생일 춬하해 방탄!!

Since it's a very special day and a very special entry, let me warn you, no comic! Bye, Felicia.

BTS debuted on 13 June 2013, three years ago. They didn't really catch my attention at the time because I was on hiatus from all kpop related for a while. Not really a hiatus but I was interested in another band at that time and I usually focus on one band at a time. Anyway, despite my late recruitment into the fandom, (our fandom is called ARMY btw), I up my ante in the stanning game. Yep my friends, I finally decided to start buying the album. Tbh it was my sister who first started the movement.

We tried to buy everything related to BTS in appreciation to their hardwork and unique persona in the kpop scene. Anyway, check out our haul.

THE ALBUM

2 Cool 4 Skool
(Album cover by gzbae)
Ah yes, the debut album.. Look at those fetus. Tryna look gangsters. You ain't fooling anyone, kids. This is actually the latest album we bought. Title song "No More Dream" is debatably one of their most up front social critic song. One thing I will say, nice abs Jimin. (Purchased by Onie)


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O!RUL82?
(Album cover by gzbae)
I read it as "Oh, are you late too?". Almost like teasing the second wave of ARMY who missed out their debut album. I get it, baes. We missed it. Sorry.. Title song "N.O", another social critic on the South Korean education. Most memorable thing about this era is Suga's housewife style. (Purchased by Onie during her visit to South Korea)


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Skool Luv Affair
(Album cover by gzbae)
From teenage rebels to teenage lovesick angsty rebel. I actually really like this era. Their title song "Boys In Luv" is very catchy and edgy. And their follow up song "Just One Day" is surprisingly sweet. It's the school theme album we all deserves. Oh and did I mention their Cypher Part 2 Triptych? That's my war call, seriously. (Purchased by Onie during her visit to South Korea)


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Skool Luv Affair Special Edition
(Album cover by gzbae)
Ahh... this one.. We missed this one. It's okay.. Once I'm not broke, I'll buy it. Just one more. One more to complete their Korean release. (T_T)
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Dark&Wild
(Album cover by gzbae)
The first full album and my Achilles heel. Their title song "Danger" did not do much to me. I like it. Amazing dance move. But the one that really sink its fangs into me was the follow up song "War of Hormone". I even started doing fanarts because of that song. The one shot mv was a visual galore. I love the colour pallet, the rockers fashion style, the playful gazes and most importantly, the song. Heavy electric guitars, killer rap sequence and high notes. Bless my ears~~ The other songs were amazing too. My favorite is "Rain" but you can't sleep on Rap Monster's intro "Who Am I to You?". So much angst, boy. "Tomorrow" is Suga's masterpiece. Watch it live, you won't regret it. (Purchased by Onie during her visit to South Korea)


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Hwayangyeonhwa Part 1
Kicking off the amazing Hwayangyeonhwa series it this mini album released in 2015. It comes in two version so we bought both. This is when BTS really hit the jackpot. Not surprising too considering the planning that goes into this album. It seems like they have been hinting on the release as early as their debut album back in 2013. Though some might call it stretching a bit. Officially they hinted the release during the 2014 year end award ceremony. Bold! And very clever. The title song departs from their previous release. "I Need U" was melodramatic, can I say? While the follow up song "Dope" was simply dope. God damn it, Big Hit! Thank you. Thank you so much from dressing Jeon Jungkook in a police uniform. (The pink version was the first purchased we made and it was by Onie. The white version was purchased during her visit to South Korea)


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Hwayangyeonhwa Pt.2
A very successful follow up album to a very successful mini album. Instead of donning shorts, they opt for something longer and tighter for their "Run" stages. Those tight leather pants could choke a fangirl in a heartbeat. Although the title song was a major success, my love goes to "Butterfly" which they teased in the Prologue video. And House of Cards was probably one of my favorite track of the year. Just like Part 1, Hwayangyeonhwa Part 2 comes in two version, pink and blue. Of course we bought both! (Purchased by me (finally!) from an online store.)


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Hwayangyeonhwa Pt.3 : Young Forever
Baes, again with the shorts? Please.. Do you have some weird fixation on showing of your calves and knees? Okay, coming back to the album (sorry I was distracted by the visual). Young Forever marks the end of the Hwayangyeonhwa series. Their title song "Fire" is the thing of legend. If you don't get goosebumps at mark 3:33 of the official MV then I don't think there is anything I can do to get you to admire these group. Fire was an anthem. The chorus was easy to follow and the hook was just so memorable. The track list was the answer to ARMY's demands. All the amazing remix from Part 1 and Part 2 was included. And they even release the full version of "House of Cards" much to my delight and early demise. Part 3 had a very short promotional period, thus no follow up song although they did perform "Butterfly" and "Save Me". I want to talk more about Save Me and how playful it is with the music arrangement but I'm no expert so I guess I'm gonna stop there. Staying true to the series, Young Forever comes in two versions; Day and Night. And like all dedicated buyer, we bought both versions. (Purchased by me from an online store)


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THE MERCH

Oh you think that's over? Think again. Apart from buying the albums, we try to buy most of the official merchandise. I'm more interested in the special DVD like the season greetings and the concert DVD since it would be quite hard for me to attend one. Onie has been eyeing on the ARMY Bombs (our official light stick) and the character dolls so she bought those.

Hiphop Monsters
(purchased by Onie)
















ARMY Bomb
(Purchased by Onie)



2015 BTS Live : On Stage DVD
(Purchased by me)



 BTS Now 3 : Dreaming Days Photobook & Special DVD
(Purchased by me)

So far that's it with our haul. I'm ordering another special DVD ; BTS Memories of 2015. Special DVDs are very limited editions. I'm kinda regretted it a bit for not buying the Season Greetings because unlike the albums, It's kinda hard to buy the special DVDs once it's sold out. They don't make many of them you see. I don't think they produce extra batch once it's sold. We also don't buy the Japanese release so far because we are more anxious to get the Korean releases.

I'm thinking about buying a display rack for BTS but I'm moving out in August so right now I'm just packing these treasures in a box. 

It doesn't fit. Boohooo.. 


What do you think of our haul? And do you buy/collect anything on an insane level or do you reject the idea of spending money on things like this? Thank you for going through this entry. Last but not least I just wanna say that it feels so rewarding to buy these merchandise from your favorite artist, kpop or not. Fandom life has been amazing for me and I know it is something that many frown upon. But then again, who are you to stop me from spending my hard earn money? Bye, Felicias..

Adieu

Terima kasih kerana sudi singgah dan membaca entry ini. Silakanlah merapu di ruang komentari bersama saya. Yeaha~

18 comments:

  1. Woahhh tersedak kejap. Hahaha ni betul fandom. Aku.. tak penah segila ni hahahaha. Aku minat buku, harry potter. sekrg nk kuar buku baru semua bookstore dh bukak preorder, sbgai fan aku seharusnya order but im not hahahahahah k. Maybe lepas raya :3

    Kita berhak spend the hard earn money utk sesuatu yg make us happy, jyeah!

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    1. Fuh buku pun ada preorder? ni first time aku tau ni. Serius.. Aku rasa aku perangai collector. Fan pun ye tapi lebih kepada suka collect benda

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  2. Uishh... Ni hardcore betei!! But sokay lahh, your money your goals chingu. You don't have to explain yourself. It's not a crime! None of others' concern. And definitely not Felicia's. Kekeke.

    Good lord DBSK era aku happened time aku student. Tak dak duit nak collect macam2 lagi. Paling kuat pon concert Catch Me HoMin 2013. Album yang aku purchased Mirotic & Best Selection 2010 je tru another fan, Guhuhu 슬퍼 TT_TT. You r lucky this happened lepas ko kerja dah.

    As for me since the disbandment of the band aku decided they have to be my first and last. Sejak tu aku suam2 je layan kpop. Ade la bila angin2 sekejap2 aku bkk layan lagu baru and hits. I have sold off most of the merchandises too. Daripada aku simpan, collect habuk. Sebab siap untung lagi tau, since barang before disband dah discontinued, ahahaha. Ni tinggal dbsk bonjour paris dvd je, serve as sole memorial item (my fav photo album). HoMin Catch Me concert tu pun kinda farewell event (bittersweet). My kpop craze phase probably has passed. And thank you for all the sweet memories.

    Eh.. Sibuk je Felicia ni! Btw Who's Felicia? Nick naming the hater? Hahaha XD

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    1. Masa student dulu makan pun aku tak cukup duit. Duit minyak lagi. Celah mana nak mampu la.. Dah la time tu DBSK pun dah disband.. I mean dah berpecah jadi dua. hohohoh. Takleh pilih nak sokong mana satu.

      Bye, Felicia is a slang..

      [img]http://pimphop.com/wp-content/uploads/bye-felica2.png[/img]

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    2. eh dah hilang image pasting kat sini.. lol.. anyway.. it's just a slang. It's like saying, yeah whatever. Go. See if I care

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  3. Deep down aku kagum dengan dedikasi kau dekat group kegemaran.
    Kalaulah aku sededikasi begini untuk kegemaran aku, nescaya penuh laa bilik dengan barangan dari Jepang.

    Btw, yg monsters kecik tu comel gilak oiii. Tetiba aku berminat walaupun bukan peminat. Hhehehehe

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    1. Mehehehe..

      Kalau minat harga dia dalam 9USD seketul. Baru-baru ni ada promosi sodapat lam 7USD seketul. Saiz 6cm.

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  4. Waaaa hebat lah bae!

    New fan here. Start lepas dengar dan tengok mv dope, war of hormone, lepas tu korek semua lagu yang lain. Personaliti setiap orang pun sangat menarik.

    Tbh, hari2 aku dengar lagu just one day. Suka gila. Manisss. Do It Do It Do It XD

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    1. They are walking, breathing meme lords. HAHAHAHA.
      Bae, dengar la lagu Rain ngan House of Cards Full version tu. Mau bergulung dalam selimut sebab emosi. Heheh

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    2. me too!!!!! new fan.... head over heels for BTS. so kelakar!!! tulah bukan stakat lagu je best. perangai tingtong masing2 pon memang havoc. lagi2 masa interview ngan american hustle life... hahahha.... berderai gusi aku ketawa.btw suka gak Just One Day. ihiks

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  5. woowwww!!!! ni betul2 ARMY nie. aku baru je kenal BTS baru2 nie.. hahaha,,, minat la jugak tapi xdelah mcm ko smgt... siap angkut ngan adik2 lagi beli album ngan merch. siyes best kan BTS. aku gelak macam apa tgok dia nye reality show ngan interview. lagi2 si V. hahahahhaa.... em rtu penah nampak mu post pasal kpop ni (ada mu letak gmbr budak rambut merah gile JIMIN rasenye), gila best BTS... kelakar siot... hahahaha.... <3

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    1. Haah Jimin. Comey budok cenonet tu. Tapi bias aku akan selamanya Rap Monster. Suara dia, oh my.. Body proportion dia lg. Hahahaha..

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  6. Wooooo... Mon, Rap Monsta tu geng BTS rupanya. BTS tak dapat exposure sangat kat KBS World dan S-One, jarang nak boleh nampak depa ni muncul kat 2 channels tu. Hmmm lepas baca review ko pasal lagu2 dorang yang pada ko very da ohsem ni, aku pun rasa macam nak cari and try dengar sikit (tapi aku cari online je la hehee).

    No prob kot dengan perangai collector ko ni, cuz it's your own hard-earned money, tak kacau sapa2 dan tak susahkan sapa2 pun, dan ko takde pun jadi hardcore fan yang gi concert and slambedek terjerit2 fangirling like mad gi peluk or main sep2 tangan dengan retis2 fav ko tu pun (LoL). I believe you know your priorities and boundaries well, so no prob. Enjoy your fandom while it's still burning. Kalau aku ade kesempatan untuk visit your place someday, aku nak belek2 gak reta BTS ko ni (if you don't mind showing). Hahahaha...

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    1. Hahaha.. Come come.. I'll try to recruit you as a new ARMY.

      Aku rasa aku takkan pegi concert ngan fan meet diorang kot.. hergh.. taktau la. mungkin satu hari tapi nampak macam kelam-kelam je perancangan.

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    2. Nak ikut fanmeet!! Lols. Hahahahaha.

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    3. Nak ikut fanmeet!! Lols. Hahahahaha.

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  7. damn! all those bts albums collection!!! jealous gila! sy x mampu miliki semua itu..huhu

    sy follow bts sejak dorang debut lg sbb ternampak video log masa pre-debut dorang kat youtube (rasa macam a proud mom bila tgok diorang sekarang)

    btw, seriously suka gila tengok photoalbum diorang especially masa era Hwayangyeonhwa(part1,part2&part3) those outdoor photoshoot semua cantik gila!

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Part time normal, most of the time comic enthusiast. Almost always borderline crazy. Still experimenting with comic blogging. An engineer with a vision to not be taken seriously. Everything you read on this blog doesn't represent my gender, religion or profession as a whole. Other name you might associate with me are Deaday, DayGoon, JaeminGoon and *cough* Mona *cough*