August is over, and we’re now midway into the first -ber month of the year! I was able to further my collections a little bit in this month’s buys, and I also managed to squeeze in some trades. A lot of exciting packages also came in during this month! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til… Read More The Kat’s Kpop Collection: August 2021 Collective Haul
It took me quite a while to finally admit to myself that Pentagon was an ult group, and ever since last year, I have been having fun slowly collecting Pentagon. I’m very excited to see this collection expand in the future! Hope you enjoy this video!
Gfriend holds a very special place in my heart as they are the second girl group I really stanned, and the first group I ever collected. I still continue to stand by them and am so excited to also grow this collection in the future. Hope you enjoy this video!
This marks a milestone in my collection as this is the very first SF9 album I ever bought! I’ve been wanting to collect SF9 for a while now, so it was only a matter of time before I got myself an album. I think that “Good Guy” is my unofficial first comeback with SF9, but… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: SF9’s Turn Over (9 Version)
I was so excited to receive my 2PM albums in the mail as this was very first comeback with 2PM-ever! They hold a special place in my heart as they got me back into the Kpop world three years ago, and I’m finally witnessing them comeback as full group after their military hiatus! These guys… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: 2PM’s MUST (All Versions)
I was so excited to unbox Seventeen’s newest album, Your Choice! It was a great mini album, and I especially loved “Heaven’s Cloud” and “Anyone”! This was another good album from Seventeen, and the covers reminded me a little bit of their first ever album, 17 Carat. Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Seventeen’s Your Choice (All Versions)
Another collection update coming your way! This time, its for my very much active ult male group, Seventeen! My Seventeen collection, though, is very much a work in progress so hopefully next time we do this, there will be some progress! Hope you enjoy this video!
This collective haul was an exciting one as I received some items that I’ve been waiting for for quite some time, and it was the first time I ever bought stuff off of Mercari Japan via Buyee! My collections are definitely a little bit more focused now as well! I hope you enjoy this video!
I’m so excited to finally have this video up! Instead of doing a photocard collection update & a shelf tour, I will be updating you guys on how my collections are right now, per group, starting with one of my ultimate groups of all time-Infinite! I hope you enjoy this video!
This was a very exciting find for me as this was one of my “holy grail” items for Infinite. I can’t believe I was able to find a copy of this on Mercari Japan! I hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
These arrived surprisingly earlier than expected, which was a pleasant surprise. I only ordered two versions, but I’m definitely going to be grabbing a copy of Ver 3 & Ver 4 within the year! Hope you enjoy the video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
Once again, I’m a bit late, but here’s all the Kpop releases I enjoyed in June 2021! Don’t worry, the July one will come soon! 😀 Monsta X’s 9th Mini Album: One of A Kind- “Gambler” For some reason, I had to listen to “Gambler” a few more times before it started to grow on… Read More The Kpop Monthly Round Up-June 2021
After a veery long time of waiting to get the other version of Rush, I finally got to unbox this! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
It’s been a while since I’ve taken stock of my collections. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on how to proceed moving forward, hence the downsizing. I mostly downsized on existing collections, and I’ve been very happy about the very strategic decisions I’ve made! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next collection video!
As a Carat, one of the biggest things I wanted to really have, aside from their Season’s Greetings, was to sign up for their official fanclub, and I was able to do that this year! Due to shipping, my Carat Kit came later than most, but nonetheless, I’m so happy that I can finally share… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Seventeen’s 5th Gen Carat Membership Kit
It’s time for another monthly collective haul! I got some pretty exciting stuff in the mail in the month of June, including my Carat Kit! It’s been a dream of mine to have a Carat Kit & membership, and as a Carat, I’m over the moon that I finally have one! If you have any… Read More The Kat’s Kpop Collection: June 2021 Collective Haul
As someone who has been a long time fan of ONF, I am over the moon that they are getting more popular now, and that they had a repackaged version for their first full album! Also, “Ugly Dance” is such a bop, and the mv was amazing too! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: ONF’s 1st Repack: City of ONF (All Versions)
Once again, I’m a bit late, but here’s all the Kpop releases I enjoyed in May 2021! Monsta X’s 3rd Japanese Album: Flavors of Love- “Flavors of Love” You guys already know how I feel about “Flavors of Love”, so let’s talk about the other songs. Hearing songs such as “Follow”, “Fantasia” and “Love Killa”… Read More The Kpop Monthly Round Up- May 2021
Welcome to a brand new series- Build My Collection w/ Me, where I unbox older albums as I try my best to work hard on some group collections in terms of albums. First up would be Gfriend’s Time for the Moon Night! It was a struggle getting all three versions, but they are finally here,… Read More Build My Kpop Collection w/Me: Gfriend’s Time for the Moon Night
Filipinos love telling stories in different forms and medium, ever since ancient times. When it comes to Filipino movies and TV shows, we are more used to seeing a different kind of fare in mainstream media, especially on global platforms such as Netflix. Because of this, Netflix’s “Trese” is a triumph of a different kind… Read More Animation Break: Netflix’s Trese Season 1 Review(Spoilers!)
At long last, we have finally reached the end of Kingdom, the end of these recaps, and along with this is finally the end of everything related to do it. I’ve been recapping this whole journey since last year’s “Road to Kingdom”, and I can’t believe that we have finally reached the end. In my… Read More Kingdom Episode 10 Recap (Spoilers!)
This episode saw the rest of the Round 3 Part 2 “No Limit” stages- with BTOB, Ateez, SF9, and The Boyz gracing us with even more legendary stages before the last and final round. At the end of the episode, the expert names, expert evaluation, group evaluation and combined score for the third round was… Read More Kingdom Episode 9 Recap (Spoilers!)
Once again, this is a very very late post (I really need a better system for these posts), but finally my April 2021 round up is finally here! Here’s everything I enjoyed last April! EXO’s Chanyeol: “Tomorrow“ As of the moment of writing this, both Chanyeol and Baekhyun have enlisted, leaving only Kai and Sehun… Read More The Kpop Monthly Round Up- April 2021
It feel’s like Seventeen’s online concert this year, Incomplete, was ages ago, but of course this Carat immediately went and bought some concert merch as soon as they dropped it. I got myself member specific mini-photobooks and the big photobook that was released for the concert! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
This episode saw the continuation of the collaboration stages, with the Vocal Battle and the release of the final results as to which team won overall. Afterwards, the second part of Round Three started, with the theme of No Limit, meaning that sky was the limit in conceptualizing each group’s performance. For this round, both… Read More Kingdom Episode 8 Recap (Spoilers!)
After months of waiting, L’s gift to us Inspirits before he enlisted finally arrived! The photobook was wonderful, and the music video for Memory was warm and healing. Stay safe & serve well in the marines, L, we will be waiting for you! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
I heard that the live broadcast of this episode was a long one. The one that I saw, however, on Viu, was also pretty long was it did run for two whole hours! For this episode, they finally revealed the actual rankings from Round 1 and Round 2 as well as the combined score from… Read More Kingdom Episode 7 Recap (Spoilers!)
Starting this month, I’ve been trying to be a little bit more conscious about my budget when it comes to buying Kpop things, which makes me feel like I didn’t get that much stuff for this month, but I’m really happy with the things that came in the mail for me! I also finally got… Read More The Kat’s Kpop Collection: April 2021 Collective Haul
This week was a little bit of a breather for everyone as this week’s episode featured all the groups participating in a Sport’s Day event! It was definitely a fun episode as everyone put aside the stress and tension of the competition and had some fun together. This was definitely an episode I was really… Read More Kingdom Episode 6 Recap (Spoilers!)
Sunggyu’s last hurrah at Woollim was a great one indeed as it felt like he came full circle with this release. Hush was a great song, and I cannot wait to see what he comes up with in the future! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
This episode saw the rest of the performances for Round Two- the Re-Born theme. I absolutely loved the first three performances so I was very much looking forward to seeing Ateez, BTOB and Stray Kids add their own unique colors to the songs that they chose from their given switched group. Before we move on… Read More Kingdom Episode 5 Recap (Spoilers!)
And we are still catching up with March comebacks with this one! I absolutely adored everything about this album, from the anime look, to the different versions and all of the songs! This album was definitely a strong one from the group, and it’s a milestone one, because even though leader Hui is still in… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Pentagon’s Love or Take (All Versions)
The competition has barely begun, but it already seems as if we have gone through so much already with all of these groups. I am glad that they revealed some constructive criticism from the critics in this episode, but of course, in Mnet dramatic fashion, the actual final rankings for Round One haven’t been revealed… Read More Kingdom Episode 4 Recap (Spoilers!)
March is already ending, and I am very late on posting this one, as I have been quite busy with both work and big personal things that came up. However, I’m finally caught up with all the March releases that I was looking forward to, so even though its late, here are all the Kpop… Read More The Kpop Monthly Round Up- March 2021
Things are getting quite heated now as Round 1 progresses and the last three groups gave their performances. The fandom communities are getting quite heated as well, what with 50% of the criteria being based around YouTube/Naver views and voting. Thankfully, I managed to find a way to enjoy the actual performances without getting too… Read More Kingdom Recap- Episode 3 (Spoilers!)
While I am still excited to watch “Kingdom” every week, my enthusiasm for the show is definitely getting a bit weaker, what with the fact that these groups film around thirty hours of footage straight and the fact that there are miscommunication issues between the Mnet PDs and the agencies of the Kingdom groups. I… Read More Kingdom Recap-Episode 2 (Spoilers!)
I can’t believe that it’s already March. I was honestly surprised that I was able to get a modest amount of Kpop packages this month in before the community quarantine started again in my part of the world, mostly because I’ve been trying to be better when it comes to spending on Kpop. However, I’m… Read More The Kat’s Kpop Collection: March 2021 Collective Haul
If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you would know that the Mnet survival show Road to Kingdom took over several months of my life last year. I got really invested in the show as almost all of the groups on the show were groups that I was a fan of. I… Read More Kingdom Recap- Episode 1 (Spoilers!)
I think the last time I did a drama review on this blog was last May 2020, so it has been around nine months since I’ve last written a drama review to the point that I’m almost scared that I’ve forgotten how to do it, but nevertheless, here goes. This was actually on my radar… Read More Kdrama Review: 18 Again (Spoilers!)
I’ve been well overdue for a photocard organizing video, so here it is! This time, I tried doing it in a more “collective” fashion instead of waiting to put everything away in one go. Let me know if you prefer this format better! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
Golden Child started the year right by giving us a new mini album, and totally surprised us by giving us a drama-like music video with “Burn It”! This was also the first time that Woollim has given us member versions, but the album itself was great. Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
This was a long time coming, and now it finally is here. I downsized my binder collections a little bit, and I downsized one collection for one of my groups as well. Hope you enjoy this video!
February was chockfull of big comebacks from small to big groups. I think that the most anticipated comeback was SHINee’s comeback as a full group, and the album they released was a bop! For me, there was plenty to look forward to, and February 24, I think, was the busiest day of the month with… Read More The Kpop Monthly Roundup: February 2021
I have no idea how to make these videos shorter, but I had a lot of awesome stuff come during February, and I actually also got some Infinite related stuff as well! Grab some popcorn, as this is going to be a long one! ‘Til the next collective haul!
It’s been a while since Onewe’s Memory: Illusion was released, but I’m so happy to have finally gotten it! The single album is great, and as you will see in the video, this album has one of the prettiest cds I have ever seen! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
As many fans of male Kpop groups and male actors can attest to, there is one thing that we dread the most, although we do know that it’s something that must be done by every Korean male citizen- mandatory military enlistment. It is pretty hard to say goodbye to those we are so accustomed to… Read More The Kat’s Kpop Experience Presents: 2021 Kim Myung Soo Ontact Fanmeeting-Remember Us
Even though this ontact concert was last September, I only received this last January. However, this was well worth the wait! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
Again, another of those albums that I only received in January, and only got to unbox them now. However, I did very much enjoy Gfriend’s third full album, and I thought that MAGO was a solid bop! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
It’s been a while since Monsta X’s Fatal Love has been released but I only got it in January due to shipping delays and everything; and I was only able to fully unbox this in February. However, Fatal Love was a great album, and Love Killa was a bop of a song! Hope you enjoy… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Monsta X’s Fatal Love (All Versions)
As August is finally here, let’s take a moment to take a look at the Kpop releases I enjoyed last month. There wasn’t too much for me in July, which was fine, because money-wise, it helped me save a little bit as everything is dropping now (in August). However, I very much enjoyed releases by… Read More The Kpop Monthly Round Up-July 2021
With Myung Soo currently enlisted, and as he is one of my top male Kpop ults, it’s no surprise that I decided to get this Japanese photobook. It was a nice little photobook with a lot of amazing pics, and an interview portion that’s both in Korean & Japanese! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings