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!
Haven’t done a monthly haul post in a long while! I’m so glad that I was able to have some time to piece all of this together! Grab your popcorn as this is a pretty long-ish video! Until the next haul!
Finally, here is the last part of my Photocard Collection flip through and my break down of my new Kpop Rules. It was fun to film this and to actually show you guys what I have been collecting, even though the collections are small and not complete at all. It also gave me a chance… Read More The Kat’s Kpop Collection: My Kpop Photocard Collection & Collection Rules Pt. II (November 2020 Edition)
This video was a long time coming! I’ve always wanted to show all of you my photocard collection and how it’s been going since its been more than a year since I started collecting. However, as I recently decluttered and downsized, I decided to also break down my Kpop Collecting Rules for myself…at least for… Read More The Kat’s Kpop Collection: My Kpop Photocard Collection & Collection Rules Pt. I (November 2020 Edition)
Finally, but just in time for the November 29 concert, here’s my unboxing of both versions of Pentagon’s latest album-WE:TH. This is a very special album as its title song, Daisy, helped them get their very first music show win since they debuted four years ago! I got these from Makestar & MyMusicTaste, as I… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Pentagon’s WE:TH (Seen & Unseen Ver.)
Pentagon is one of my ult groups, so I knew that I wanted to get a cupsleeve thing of sorts in time for their anniversary last October. So, I bought a really well done one from the Pentagon fanbase here in the Philippines, and the proceeds went to helping with streaming to help get Pentagon… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Fanmade UniKit + Pentagon’s Universe: The History (Kino & Hongseok Ver.)
KNK is a group that I’ve been listening to since last year, but haven’t gotten a chance yet to truly get into them, like watch their VLives and stuff. However, I do love their music, and when I found out that they did a Makestar campaign to try and get funding for their new album,… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: KNK’s Airline Makestar All Member Signed (OFF Version)
This was an extremely rare find as I was able to find a sealed copy of this, coupled with the fact that this is from an older group. However, it was such a blast looking through this photobook as I do love concert photobooks, and it was such a throwback to see 2PM as young… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: 2PM’s 1st Concert Photobook
I was so glad to learn that this one was still in stock! As you can see, I’m really starting to step up my game when it comes to collecting 2PM and this one was definitely worth it, as it is like a very gorgeous coffee table photobook! Hope you enjoy the video! ‘Til the… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: 2PM’s Gentleman’s Game Monograph
ONF is one of my top ten favorite Kpop groups, and this time, I caved and not only got myself a signed CD, but I also got the polaroid set that came out with this era! I’ve always wanted to get the per era merch that ONF puts out all the time, but never really… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: ONF’s Spin-Off & Polaroid Set
I’m really slowly but surely building up my Infinite collection, and I’m so glad I found a reliable FB Kpop Shop that can supply my Woollim and especially Infinite needs! So glad to have this one in my hands! Hope you enjoy this video! ‘Til the next unboxing!
Oneus is a group that I’ve been following since they’ve debuted, and by the time they released 가자 (LIT) last year, I knew that I was going to stan this group as they were so consistent in delivering great music, and the same is true for their offerings in 2020. However, Oneus’ LIVED was the… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Oneus’ LIVED
Monsta X has definitely wormed itself up my favorites list to my ults list, and is currently at fourth place, right beside Pentagon. (They are tied because I cannot really decide or have the heart to rank one lower than the other.) For this unboxing, as you can see, aside from keeping up with their… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Monsta X’s The Clan Pt. 1 (All Versions)
‘Lee Junho is one of my ult male biases in Kpop, so I’m very happy that I finally have my favorite solo album of his in my hands now! I loved this album, and I would say that this is Junho at his artsy-est. I am also a fan of 2PM, and both Junho and… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Lee Junho (of 2PM) Canvas
Seventeen’s first album of the year, Henggarae, featured the title track Left & Right, and marked a new era for the group, musically speaking, and I’m loving it! They also decided to switch things up by giving us a DIY album in which you can customize which photobooks you’d want in it. Anyway, enjoy the… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Seventeen’s Henggarae (All Versions)
This one has been a long time coming. Last year, when Seventeen’s An Ode first came out, I foolishly decided to get only one version, and it took me an entire year to actually complete the entire set. I finally have them now, and I can finally show you all each version in all its… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: Seventeen’s An Ode (All Versions)
This video highlighted a milestone in my collection as The Boyz’s All Area Access Photobook is the very first photobook I ever added to my collection! I loved this one so much as it gave us a lot more behind the scenes photos of them during the European leg of their tour in 2019, and… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: The Boyz’s All Area Access Photobook
CIX’s 4th Mini Album, Hello, Strange Dream, dropped last February with the title track Cinema. I got this sometime late in March, and I was only able to put this up now. The album itself is great, and CIX doing a refreshing and bright concept showed that they can do both dark & bright concepts.… Read More The Kat’s Cafe’s Unboxings: CIX’s Hello, Strange Dream