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)
This was the very first fanship kit I’ve ever received, and I’m really glad that I did decide to get ONF’s very first fanship kit. I was pleasantly surprised by all the awesome stuff they included in this one! ‘Til the next unboxing!
I knew that I was going to get any Infinite related Season’s Greetings if the opportunity presented itself, so it was a no brainer that I got Sunggyu’s Season’s Greetings/New Year’s Package. The entire thing was great and useful, and those socks are REALLY comfortable. Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
I have a very soft spot for Onewe, so when I heard that they were releasing a special album that contained the demo tracks to some of their songs, I knew that it was something special that I wanted to have. Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
Welcome, everyone, to the very first Kpop Monthly Roundup of the year! I haven’t done this in quite a while, and I’m so excited to bring this back in a slightly different format. Before, I used to combine it with my haul posts, but since my collective hauls are posted as videos, this space will… Read More The Kpop Monthly Roundup: January 2021
Here’s the very first collective haul video for the year! I got a lot of awesome stuff in January, mostly because of shipping delays, but I was excited nonetheless. Grab some popcorn, as this is going to be a long one! Hope you enjoy this video!
I was fortunate to find a shop that was buying concert merchandise for Kim Sunggyu’s online concert last year! Currently treating this postcard set as a “photobook” in a way! Hope you enjoy this video!
Last video for the month, and the first photocard organizing video of the year! Hope you all enjoy this video and stay tuned for more of these to come!
2020, despite everything, was a pretty big year for me in terms of Kpop. I got into A LOT of groups this year, and most especially, I really got into Monsta X and Pentagon, who are in my top five ultimate groups of all time. I also went to Kim Myung Soo’s fanmeeting in Manila… Read More The Yearly Round-Up: The Kpop 2020 Edition
I’ve been wanting to make this video for the new year, and it’s finally here! Here are my goals and Kpop collection plans for 2021!
Hello everyone and welcome to a brand new year! 2020 was a strange year to be living in, and I hope that everyone has been staying healthy and safe. However, despite everything, I’m grateful for 2020 as it challenged me in a lot of ways, and there were a lot of changes that… Read More Updates: Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!
I tried for a fansign for Kim Sunggyu’s first album since his discharge in early 2020, but didn’t get in, unfortunately. However, I absolutely loved his comeback, and I’m hoping to see more solo work from him, and the other discharged members of Infinite! Hope you enjoy the video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
Here’s another one I filmed last December 2020! I am so happy to have this as this is my very first photobook for Seventeen, and a meaningful one at that as it documents their Ode To You world tour experience, and as I also attended the concert during their Manila stop. Hope you enjoy this… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Seventeen’s Ode To You Photobook- Off The Record
Another video that I initially filmed in early December 2020. I couldn’t wait for this to arrive as the entire album was just full of amazing songs that only grew on me more and more as time went on! The Boyz are definitely on the rise! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
This is another video that I originally filmed in December 2020. I felt like I waited for these album for forever, but I was so happy to finally have it in my hands! Jungle is such a bop, and CIX is such an underrated rookie group! Hope you enjoy the video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
“TilThis video was originally filmed in December 2020, but I wasn’t able to upload it as I got pretty busy. I was really excited about receiving this album, especially as I was very eager to see the photobook pictures, especially the retro inspired one! ‘Til the next unboxing!
Welcome to the very first unboxing post of the year, and it was pretty apt that it was a Season’s Greetings-to be exact, Golden Child’s! Instead of getting this from my usual favorite stores, I decided to get this one via Makestar, as they also held fansign video call event. I didn’t get in, but… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Golden Child’s Season’s Greetings 2021
As it has been more than a year since I started collecting Kpop albums, I really wanted to show you guys my current collection. Initially, I wanted to show the albums individually, but as that wasn’t working, I decided to show you all my collection shelf tour style. Also, this is the last YouTube video… Read More The Kat’s Kpop Collection: Kpop Collectio 2020 & Shelf Tour
This is a pretty old one so I thought that I would never be able to find a copy of this. In fact, I was supposed to get a sealed copy, but that fell through. Thankfully, I was able to find someone who was selling an unsealed version, so here we are! Hope you enjoy… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Monsta X’s 1st DVD-Montories
I honestly didn’t expect that Seventeen’s Ode To You in Seoul DVD would get sold out that fast, but I should have expected it. So, I ended up getting myself an unsealed version, and bought one mini photobook and photocard separately. Going through this photobook was a treat as it reminded me of their Manila… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Seventeen’s Ode To You In Seoul DVD
I actually thought that I’d never be able to find a sealed copy of this as it is an older concert from an older group. Thank goodness I found a Facebook shop that caters to a Woollim stan’s needs! Hope you enjoy the video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
My collective haul clips have been getting a bit shorter as I’ve been trying to be more mindful about my spending. However, several exciting items came for me in May, including L’s album, Seventeen concert merch & some cupsleeve event merch! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next month!