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!)

-chipskjaa (“,)-

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 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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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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Some pics from the Concert..

I didn’t exactly have the best seat in the world during the concert.. I think, my friend and I were very lucky with that seat because Siwon (who by now you know is my favorite) almost always stayed near that place.. but still I wish I had closer seats..

Though I don’t have the best seats, I’m still sharing my pictures.. kk 😀

Wish it was April 10, 2010 again! 😀

i’ll post more tomorrow.. i’m sleepy now.. and tired ^^

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Super Junior concert in Manila!!!

OH MY GOD!!!

I’m sorry for not updating my blog for a few days.. but I had to fly to Manila to watch the Super Junior concert!!!

I am from one of the other islands in the Philippines and going to the capital entails me to take a one hour flight and an overnight stay there.. but all that was worth it! Because I absolutely enjoyed the 3 hour concert!!! I wish the concert would never end!

Last Saturday night, I saw 12 handsome boys…yes not all of them were present but seeing the 12 made me feel happy.. Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Sungmin, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, Zhou Mi and Henry rocked the Big Dome (Araneta)!!

It was one of the best concerts I’ve been too! They sure know how to make fan girls scream! I know they are handsome but they are truly more handsome in person! (sorry for using too much exclamation points on this post… I’m too excited and I haven’t gotten over it!!!) Leeteuk looked different — he is not one of the striking Suju members when I usually see him.. but when I saw him in the concert.. he is really handsome.. Eunhyuk is not as thin like we see him on TV.. he’s physique is just right and he has really buff arms! Siwon is still uber handsome.. and the abs are something to die for ^^! Donghae is very energetic.. but among them all, the person I can’t help but notice is Kyu… Omo! He is very handsome! i think maybe his new hairstyle fits him.. and his voice is truly amazing..

anyway… I asked my friend to do a fan account for the concert.. so I will post it sometime.. so I will stop talking.. I think my mind right now is not functioning too well.. I still need to wind it up! I guess I’m still stuck on the thought of the Saturday night concert! 😀

but for now I leave you with 2 videos..

Sorry Sorry

I envy this girl’s seat/location at the concert.. I bet she had a great time drooling over Siwon’s abs!! kk 😀

Super Junior Introduction

Yesung doing his handstand, Kyu’s moonwalk, Sungmin showing his karate moves, Donghae running around the stage, Leeteuk throwing a towel with his sweat and Shindong counting in Filipino and saying Ano Ba Yan?? (what is that? or what the heck?) ^^… ahh Shindong.. he is not as fat as he looks like and he is actually handsome in real life.. I should know.. when they started the show, his entrance was very near our seats!!!

I didn’t want the concert to end! like what I said I’m still stuck on Saturday night… But I am excited, because Siwon (when they said their farewells) said they are working on their fourth album!! I can’t wait for the next Super show!! ^^

**credits sharinuhness, ladyshin777@youtube

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Random Super Junior Pictures

I was going through my files.. and I found some pictures of Super Junior. If I am not mistaken this was shared by my favorite Eonnie! She’s from Korea and she has ton’s of pictures.. she shared some.

Just posting some at random because it’s Super Junior week for me!

Cause I Can’t Stop Thinking About U!!!

Super Junior… Western Style..

Haengbok! the song that made me fall in love with them… they looked so innocent and young here! ^^

SM TOWN Summer.. I think the song was Let’s Go On A Trip 😀

Handsome!

Third Album… when my addiction started..

Yeongweonhi Happy Together…

Can’t wait… April 10!!!

Three more grueling days! kk 😀

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