Once an ELF always an ELF – My Super Junior Love Story

There is no age limit when it comes to FANDOM – and this is proven by this Lola (Filipino word for Grandma) who recently went to a Seventeen concert in Manila.
Note: Me was super impressed! You go Lola Carat!

Also, once you claim yourself to belong to a certain FANDOM, you will find yourself being pulled back no matter how hard you tried to shake it off because you were “adulting”. This is basically – in a gist – my love affair with Super Junior.

I did not start out to be a Super Junior fan. The first time I was hooked to Kpop was because of DBSK – and it was during their Mirotic days back in 2008. Also, I was hooked to Jpop then (oh Arashi!). And since DBSK was heavy on doing Japanese promotions, I kind of liked them immediately. Their sound had a Jpop influence (at least to my ears). Fandom at this moment was still at it’s early stages – but I never really considered myself as Cassiopeia (in case your wondering, that’s what DBSK fans call themselves).

I had a friend who was studying in China in December 2008. While Skyping her one day, she convinced (more like forced) me to watch a show of a group called Super Junior. She knew I was interested in Kpop and she wanted to introduce me to the craziness of the group.

Her bias? Hangeng
The Show? Explorers of the Human Body (인체탐험대)

Truth be told, I was a bit indifferent at the time, also because I just discovered a little group called Big Bang and I had Haru Haru and Majimak Insa on repeat. Also, when I asked how many members the group had, I wasn’t prepared for the answer she gave me – 13! I faintly recall telling her that it was ridiculous – I couldn’t even distinguish 5 boys in a band – but 13?? How long would their parts be?

But since my friend can be very persuasive (she works in Sales!), I watched an episode. And one episode turned into 2 and then 3 and then I finished all of them. And since I rather enjoyed the craziness of these 13 boys, I looked for more of their videos and then their songs. (There was a site called super-legacy.com that fed this addiction but I guess it doesn’t exist anymore). I was hooked!!! And then in March 2009 they released Sorry Sorry – I was more than addicted! I couldn’t stop the fandom – I (un)officially considered myself as an ELF.

To me Super Junior was the funniest, most talented (I mean 13 boys, each bringing something to the table) and most real Kpop group at the time. They didn’t seem as untouchable as other groups. Their hardships were very those one that can relate to (Kyu’s and Teukie’s accident) and they were one of the most hard working groups. Who wouldn’t love them? (Yes, this is my bias talking).

But who could write about their love for Super Junior and not talk about ELF (Everlasting Friend)! Oh my Sapphire Blue friends 🙂

I started this blog in 2009 – pretty much when blogging wasn’t a popular as it is now. I posted a lot and did not really care what I posted – so long as I think it was interesting. One time, I saw a post on a forum a frequent about It’s You leak. Because I wanted to be one of the first to tell the world about it, I posted it on my blog. No more than 2 hours after I published the post, I received comments from ELFs telling me to take down the post. (Don’t believe me, this was a post I wrote after deleting the leak).

I was pretty freaked out by the incident. Didn’t really occur to me that someone would be monitoring my blog posts. But then it dawned on me – that only shows how much love and respect ELF has for Super Junior. They were willing to protect their oppas whatever means they can. From that day, ELF has earned my respect and I can say I’m proud to be one!

If you haven’t read on my post already, it has been 4 years since I swore off anything Kpop / Kdrama. The last Super Junior song I remember was Sexy, Free and Single. I was adulting. I missed out on a lot of their songs – or during the time when my boys went to the army and came back out. But this year, I sure am very excited for their comeback in November. My love for these boys are eternal. I’m ready to be an Elf again!

And like Lola Carat – I shouldn’t be afraid to admit it because Fandom has now age limit! I’m Tiny and I’m in 32 – and will always will be proud to be called an ELF!

We’d love to hear your FANDOM love story. 🙂 Share it with us in the comments below.

**Credits: as tagged + happycheek@redbubble.com + TaMiTokki@yt
(Note: was not paid to advertise, but the design above hits the spot for every ELF!)

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Blast from the Past: Old Super Junior Photos

It’s been a long time since I started being a Kpop fan and since I’ve been an ELF.

Last night as I was cleaning some files, I opened files from 6 years ago that I haven’t seen in ages. It’s some pictures of Super Junior. Some were even before Sorry, Sorry — back when having long hair was popular. I can’t believe how much they have changed!

So I am posting some of them here… so commence PHOTO SPAM!!!

Warning this is an incredibly long post! Sorry 🙂

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Which one did you like best?

* credits: as tagged — i can’t find the original sources of the photos anymore because they’re too old.. i don’t even remember where i got it from! hahaha

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Super Junior M comeback!

Super Junior M (the SUJU subgroup for the Mandarin speaking market) will be making a comeback! Yay!

They are coming back with a new video called Too Perfect (太完美). Here is the teaser…

And when I saw their video, I thought I was seeing things when I counted 8 guys. Unfortunately, I haven’t been stalking them like I used to in the past (LOL), so I am not up to date with their activities. So when I did a little digging up I realized I was not seeing things, as there are 8 of them… its the original Super Junior M, minus Hangeng (Hankyung), but plus Sungmin and Eunhyuk. This is going to be a treat!!  And behold their concept photo…

Kind of like a Siberian prince concept… but they look great.. oh I can’t wait for Feb 25!!

I can’t wait ^_^

**credits: sment@yt

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Super Junior at the Golden Disk Awards

When I get stressed I tend to post a lot of things! kk 🙂 so my blog gets flooded!

The boys (Super Junior) may not have won the highest award in the Korea’s Golden Disk Award (imagine the Korean Grammy Awards), but they gave a wonderful performance! (the highest award went to SNSD)

Sorry Sorry Remix

Bonamana Remix

Awesome intro! kk 🙂 Eunhyuk’s powerful dance.. But I think the highlight was seeing Kyuhyun wearing shades! kk sorry Siwon but Kyuhyun looked really good!!!!

Congrats to the boys and to all the winners during the Golden Disk Awards!

**credits: YesungCenter and HATO3Family @yt

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Super Junior CNN Talk Asia

The boys are definitely defining Hallyu! 🙂

It was reported about a month ago, that they have been featured on CNN Talk Asia. At that time, it was just part of the whole interview.

And so I bring you the whole CNN Talk Asia feature.

It was Siwon and Leeteuk who represented the members, but you can see most of them in the video. It was fun to see watching on TV how crowds go wild during their concerts! kk And yes, that really happens! 🙂

Kudos to them for spreading the Hallyu wave!!

**credits: RaiBaka@yt

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No Other Like Super Junior… ^^

I haven’t visited this blog for a month now.. but today I had the itch of visiting it.

Though I will still be on an indefinite hiatus (I can’t give as much updates as I can), there might be times like these when updates will keep coming!~~~ I wish I could write as much as I did before though… but soon.. maybe I will…

My favorite boys have finished their promotions for their Bonamana album… and though it’s once again too late to post this song.. I’m still posting it… because there is no one else like them… well for me that is…

No Other – Super Junior

Though they came back with the SJ funky style… the boys have released a track that is refreshing for the Korean summer heat (well it’s summer in their counrty right?). This has become one of my favorite Super Junior songs. And the video is so nice!!! kk I would love to have one of those proposals thank you! kk just thinking aloud… but.. WOULDN’T YOU??? I MEAN REALLY WOULDN”T YOU??? Ok I’m blabbering?

So which one is your favorite? For me, I chose 3… siwon (ahaha here goes my siwon bias… and i have yet to make his get to know you!), yesung (loved the balloons!), and kyuhyun (i’d die to have a wall like that!!) kk~~~

But anyway, this song is catchy and nice… i’m just a little sad that it won only a few awards.. but i think the dominant style of kpop is really the dance kind.. they like the upbeat kind of songs.. oh well.. its still suju.. so me likey the song…

Lyrics are available online 🙂 will not be posting it… sorry…

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Bonamana – Super Junior

I know it’s too late to post this on my blog.. but I have been yet again on hiatus for a month…

I’ve been a lot busier than usual… and I end up too tired to post anything and I would rather have more time to rest.. But I miss posting something on my blog and I regret not posting this when it came out!!!

But it’s better late than never right!

Super Junior Bonamana

The boys made their come back.. I’ve been watching some of their come back videos, but I can’t keep up… and I couldn’t post as much as I want to.. but all ELFs don’t need to worry because there are A LOT of Suju dedicated sites… As of the moment I am just happy reading them..

I’m sad though because their missing too many members.. but 10 is better than nothing… 😀

Lyrics for the song and the translation are available online… kk…

I maybe back to continue with my posts… especially the get to know them posts on my blog.. i need to find time (soon i hope)…

But for now this post will do..

So I’ll be on hiatus for an indefinite time… ^_^ maybe….

**credits: sment@youtube.com

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SJ in Hong Kong with English Subs

Haven’t posted anything for 2 days..

But anyway… I found this yesterday but I didn’t have much time to post something..

I’m pretty sure most of you found this already…

But the Super Junior in Hong Kong has English subs now… thanks to randomRinnie@youtube! Thank you thank you!

Posting their introduction!! Sungmin and Kyuhyun are doing the narration! kk click on her youtube profile to see more!

**credits:  randomRinnie@youtube + siwonnie_girl@asianfanatics

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Get To Know Them – Hankyung (Super Junior)

GET TO KNOW THEM will be a series of posts featuring Kpop/Jpop/Cpop artists that will tell the readers of my blog who they are. In these posts I will also be including some of their pictures to feast your eyes on!!! kk

This is the third post! Yay! kk I will try my best to keep it up because it’s not easy doing this post!!! kk but I am still enjoying it 😀

The post for today will be about Hangeng… Hankyung in Korean. He is the only Chinese member of  Super Junior and it was because of him that entertainment companies started to recruit members who are not Korean (so thanks to Hangeng there is Nickhun, Henry, etc). It was also because of Hangeng that I first learned about Super Junior.

Hangeng / Hankyung

Real Name: Han Geng (한긍/韩 庚)
Nickname(s): Beijing Fried Rice (북경밥 aka Bukkyungbap; came during “Full House,” from Hangeng mispronouncing and Heechul mishearing 볶음밥 aka Bokkeumbap which just means fried rice in Korean), Dragon (from the Zodiac)
Date of Birth: February 9, 1984
Place of Birth: Mudanjiang in the Hei Long Jiang (黑龙江/흑륭성) Province, located in the northeastern part of China
Blood Type: B (he originally thought he was O then A. It was only in summer 2006 that he found out that his blood type was B.)
Specialty/Hobby: Chinese traditional dance, Ballet, Computer games
Favourite Food: 湖南菜 and Steamboat

Soompi Threads: Acting, Photo

Cyworld: Korean , Chinese

Videos… Videos…

Super Show II in Shanghai Solo – He sang a song called Betrayal (背叛) by Gary Cao Ge (曹格)

Hankyung dancing  Traditional Chinese Dances

Monologue on Showbiz Extra

Picture, Pictures and More Pictures…

I posted something for my friend’s birthday before… it has some Hangeng pictures also.. did not repost the pics so to see it… click this to redirect you to that page 😀

**credits:  TraciGrant@photobucket + mui7, sherbetshaz, tnbx@youtube +  as tagged

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