Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SS501's Rebirth to be released in Manila too!!

Warner Music, the Philippine distributor of SS501 records is set to release one of the hottest KPop albums of this year!

Warner encourages all SS501 fans, BOF & JoongBo fans in the country to buy their copies of the group's RE-BIRTH Mini album locally as they'll be releasing both the Korean and Taiwan versions of these CDs.

Korean version: SS501 Mini Album - Rebirth (Special Edition) (Limited Edition) The Limited Edition comes with a 100-page photo diary and 2 posters. Only limited copies will be out so please contact to reserve a copy for this version.

Taiwan Version: Taiwan Limited Edition
A SEA Release Date: Nov 17, 2009
This configuration comprise of Album CD + Chinese subtitled DVD + 28-paged photo booklet with lyrics + Chinese lyrics +New music video of “Love Like This”(Chinese subtitle)+ Making of New music video of “Love Like This” (Chinese subtitle) 3-5 minutes +Korean Teaser Spot

PLUS! Prior to releasing the Re-Birth Mini Album, Warner Music will also release 3 of SS501's albums namely Deja Vu, Find and SUPER HITS. Fans can expect to see these albums at their favorite local record bars within this week or early next week.

So what are you waiting for? Place your orders now at

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pan de Purple

Many will wonder... a purple bread?

Yours truly was of course ecstatic when I was given this pack by my sister-in-law Pam. In the Philippines, the bakeries of old have a staple bread variety we called "pan de regla" because the middle part of the bread is/was red. There are fewer and fewer of them who make these bread and in recent years, the middle part of the bread has become purple! Why? I have no idea. :)

The taste is not that fantastic. It's not too sweet and it is usually soft. But I love it and has loved this since I was young! And now I've rediscovered where to get my fix.

Oh and I have renamed it pan de purple. I even told the sales girls at Oven Maid (the bakeshop who makes them) that I call the bread pan de purple. And they don't seem to mind.

And the price? Per pack it costs Php 20.00 or roughly 50 US cents! What a steal! I can't wait for my next trip to my hometown in Paranaque for my next pan de purple stockpiling. Anyone care to try it? :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SS501 CDs to be released in Manila!

Philippine fans of SS501 (read Double-S 501) is all abuzz as news of the release of their cds Super Hits, Find and Deja Vu came out. Although there is no official word from the record label carrying the boys' cds locally, the release is most likely to happen this month!

I am personally happy to hear this because I have been wanting to get the boys' cds since the Hongkong fanmeeting but only managed to snag UR Man in Seoul through the kindness of my brother-in-law Ramon.

The Super Hits cd was released in Taiwan and other asian countries like Hongkong and Singapore. Find and Deja Vu were also released in Japan. Our source also said that the albums will not be re-packaged so we will get similar looking albums as the ones released overseas.*

I hope that all fans of SS501 including the fans of Kim Hyun Joong (the group's leader) more popularly known in Manila as Ji-hoo from Boys Over Flowers support this great move.

The rest of SS501 are Kim Kyu Jong, Park Jung Min, Kim Hyung Joon and Heo Young Saeng.

*Note: Local packaging is usually horrible. :(

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Back to the birdcage..

Since mid-September, I have been living in my sister's flat while my car is being repaired. For half a month, I was a privileged child living in an upscale place only 10 mins. from my office. I did not even feel the typhoon that flooded and devastated most of Metro Manila!

I do miss my birdcage and the comfort of my own little home. So with much gratitude and thankfulness for the generosity of my sister and brother-in-law, I now get ready to leave my haven and move back to my birdcage.

The purple luggage (of course!) has to be packed until its next trip. The purple Ikea blanket also has to go back home.

Thanks Teng and Ramon for a wonderful time at TRAG! :)