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Who doesn’t love and miss the most handsome alien on Earth “Do Min Joon” of My Love From The Star? To the delight of Kim Soo Hyun Filipino fans, TheFaceShop Philippines put up a Kim Soo Hyun Shrine at the recently held Hallyu festival The 5th Annual K-Pop and Culture Fest or KFEST5 event last July 20, 2014. As one of the event presentors , TheFaceshop Ph displayed an enchanting exhibit of posters, standees and pictures of the lovable Kim Soo Hyun inside the SM Megatrade Hall event venue.  Upon entering the event, aside from the KFEST5’s major poster for photo ops this is what would catch your eyes first.   I really wonder if there is a single girl attendee who doesn’t pose for a selfie or took photos with this Alien shrine.  With the irresistible charm of Do Min Joon, it’s really a feast for your eyes and heart, hihihi. ❤

Here are the various pictures I took from the Kim Soo Hyun shrine exhibit, all angles captured hahaha. Enjoy! ❤

Kim Soo Hyun shrine with the Kfest5 crowd behind <3

Kim Soo Hyun shrine with the Kfest5 crowd behind ❤

Kim Soo Hyun faces feast  <3 <3 <3

Kim Soo Hyun faces feast ❤ ❤ ❤


Of course I wouldn’t miss to pose with Do Min Joon as well (not just once, not twice, not thrice hahaha) and crazily hang out there with my friends LOLz! ^_^

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Feels like Cheon Songyi ^_^

Feels like Cheon Songyi ^_^

with the alien fangirls hahaha <3

with the alien fangirls hahaha ❤

Kim Soo Hyun Philippines, a Philippine fanclub of Kim Soo Hyun was of course present (credit to owner of the group photo from en.korea.com).

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More of Kim Soo Hyun means more fun.  Aside from this exhibit, there is one part, and I guess one of the most awaited stage segment of KFEST5 which is so close to the heart of the beloved alien fangirls. A My Love from the Star K-Drama Koreenactment segment was staged and is brought to us with the help of  GMA Asianovelas: The Heart of Asia, the local channel who aired the viral Korean drama in Philippine television. From the term itself, three fangirls were selected and asked to re-enact a popular scene in My Love From The Star with cutie k-pop cosplayers posing as Kim Soo Hyun. Here is a snapshot of this segment which garnered a lot of screams from the audience.  A video of the winning contestant is also here re-enacting the First Kiss scene.  Just don’t mind the loud screams that comes with the video, the crowd is just cheering hard as the girl portrayed it so like Cheon Song-Yi that made the guy playing as “Do Min Joon” really startled, hahaha.

My Love From The Star Koreenactment

My Love From The Star Koreenactment segment

My Love From The Star Koreenactment segment

This is a one truly Alien overload day, and a big thank you, Kamsahamnida to Kpop and Culture Fest Events Management, The FaceShop Philippines and GMA Asianovelas.

It has been 5 months since the viral Kdrama My Love From The Star ended in Korea, and a month since the Finale episode aired in the Philippines via GMA Asianovelas  but the charm of the one and only alien of Korean dramas all over Asia especially the Philippines is still overflowing.  We sincerely hope and pray that Kim Soo Hyun will visit Manila too, even for an hour or two if he can’t teleport long enough due to his busy schedules and CF filming, hahaha. Hwaiting! ❤

My Love From The Star Finale Scene (credits to My Love From The Star GMA FB page)

My Love From The Star Finale Scene (credits to My Love From The Star GMA FB page)

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Can’t get enough of Kim Soo Hyun and My Love From The Star? Here’s some good news from TheFaceshop Philippines.  Get a chance to win a Kim Soo Hyun signed DVD of My Love From the Star just by purchasing at least 500 worth of items from TheFaceshop!  OMO, it’s an original DVD and signed by “Do Min Joon” himself, I want! ❤ ❤ ❤  And for sure every Filipino Kim Soo Hyun fan would like to have it too. 😉 Promo period is from August 1 to 31 at all TheFaceShop stores nationwide.

Here’s the full promo mechanics as posted thru TheFaceShop Philippines  Facebook page:




10 Winners of autographed DVDs of My Love from the Star by Kim Soo Hyun

Promo Duration: August 01-31, 2014

With a minimum single receipt purchase of P500, a customer has a chance to join the Raffle draw for My Love from the Star DVD with Kim Soo Hyun’s autograph. Participating customer must write his/her complete name, address, telephone number, and affix his/her signature at the back of the sales slip and drop in raffle drop boxes located within the participating store premises.
Prize : 10 Winners of autographed DVDs of My Love from the Star by Kim Soo Hyun
Credit card and gift certificate purchases are valid.
Promo begins on August 1 and ends on August 31, 2014. Deadline for submission of entries is on August 31, 2014 at store closing hours.
Participating Outlets: All The Face Shop Stores nationwide.
Determination of winners will be on September 8, 2014, 5 PM at THEFACESHOP Glorietta in the presence of a DTI representative and The Face Shop representatives.
Employees of Suyen Corporation and The Face Shop stores including their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promotion.
Winners will be notified through registered mail and phone call, and announcement will be posted at all The Face Shop stores.
Prizes not claimed within 60 days from receipt of notification will be forfeited in favor of Suyen Corporation – The Face Shop with prior approval from DTI.
A person can only win once.
For Metro Manila Winners, they must present their two (2) valid IDs (any ID with photograph and signature), registered mail to the Suyen Corporation representative, at Suyen Corporation, 30TH Street cor. Rizal Drive, Crescent Park West 5, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (Office hours: 8:30AM to 6:00 PM)
For Provincial winners they must present their two (2) valid IDs (any ID with photograph and signature), registered mail to the TFS Store Manager at The Face Shop Store nearest them.
Prizes are transferable but not convertible to cash.

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So hurry guys and rush to the nearest TFS branch. Don’t miss this chance of owning this precious item and relive the viral alien-superstar love story of My Love From The Star over and over again. ❤ Goodluck to all of us! Fighting! ^_^
Kim Soo Hyun giant picture display at TFS Trinoma branch <3

Kim Soo Hyun giant picture display at TFS Trinoma branch ❤


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There’s one thing that made me look forward to the long weekend. It’s this Grand opening of Nature Republic, a popular Korean beauty shop at the 4th level of SM North The Block last November 4. It was a week of anticipation since I saw this wall picture of Nature Republic Philippines at Facebook.

It was a long Friday for me at work but the excitement kept me focused to finish my deliverables that day.  A Korean fangirl would not want to miss this event so I hurriedly get off from my workdesk around 7pm to catch at least the last couple of hours of the shop’s debut.  Luckily I managed to arrive there still fresh and full of energy.  It just made my day upon seeing the signage and of course the huge posters and standee of its Korean Hallyu star endorser, the pretty boy Jang Geun Suk.  Sukkie (as he fondly called by fans) became famous in the Philippines for You’re/He’s Beautiful and Marry Me Mary Korean dramas.

I really looked crazy as I take pictures without even stepping inside the store.   I was just mesmerized just from the outside.  No wonder when I get in I can’t stop from smiling.   The store is really full of JGS’s handsome face.

I was surprised that even at around 9pm customers are still flocking the store eager to try on anything. The saleslady who assisted me mentioned that in the morning the store was really full of customers, mostly were students.  Personally I got curious to try on this product, don’t ask why. 🙂

Exclusively for the opening day the store has a lot of promotions for the shoppers.  For a purchase of 3 bottles of nail polish (regular at 65 pesos each and their premium line at around 300) you get this cute clear pouch with Jang Geon Suk’s startling face.  As a nail polish lover and a Jang Geun Suk fan I grabbed this promo.

For the first 200 customers with a purchase of at least Php 500 one gets a choice of BB cream, facial wash a JGS standee or a poster.  Hmm, it’s hard to choose right; the freebies are all enticing to the senses.

Just recently I became a fan of facial masks so this one gets me knocked down – Free JGS facial mask for a purchase of a bottle of clay mask.

Nature Republic boosts of its cosmetics and skincare products made from nature and I  must say that the store ambiance is really greeny fresh.

After literaly touring the store, its time to finalize items to buy.  I’m a known fickle minded when it comes to choosing and its really hard since I want to try everything I see.  Finally I head into the counter and this is what I saw. OMO!  A blown up poster of Sukkie.

I can’t help it and blurted “Ang gwapo”.  I then asked them if it’s near possible now that he will visit Philippines soon since he’s their product endorser.  The promo ladies at the cashier booth asked me if I’m a fan.  Obviously I said yes and here’s what they buzzed me, Jang Geun Suk is coming here in April 2012, OMG! They are not just sure of the details if it’s a concert or just a tour to promote Nature Republic here in the Philippines.  All they say is that more or less 99% Sukkie is flying here next year.  Happiness much!

To complete my day and surely all fanatics will envy me.   Here’s my Sukkie experience, hahaha, pseudo of course with this giant poster and standee.  Enjoy girls.  Super thank you for the saleslady who volunteered taking my picture without even asking her. 🙂

I clearly remember doing this thing when I visited Korea last year the time when Rain is still the product endorser.  I crazily pose in front of the Nature Republic store in Myeongdong Seoul.  They are really fond of having this giant sized poster.

It’s no doubt I enjoyed this store Grand Opening day.  In my delight I asked a store assistant to pose for a shot as a way of showing my appreciation.  She gladly did with a smile and take note the mirror reflects JGS smile too.  Heaven.

Here’s what I brought home, aside from a happy heart – a limited edition JGS paper bag full of natural products to try on.  As one of the last few customers of the day I feel lucky enough to have not one, but three freebies:  a facial wash, the JGS clear pouch and of course a poster!  I even signed on a membership card that’s free for a purchase of at least 1000 pesos.  It gives an instant 10% discount on my purchase and a lot of exclusive perks for Nature Republic patrons.

I think I will love this store in the next few months not just because of its endorser but mostly of their organic products for a reasonable price and a very good customer service.  Another brand addition to my Korean kikay kit.  Friends don’t be surprised if my Christmas gifts will mostly come from this shop.  Nature Republic can also be found at Festival Mall Alabang, their first store here in the Philippines.  Soon to open in SM Fairview on Nov 11.  So girls and ladies rush to the shop near you.  I’m sure they will extend the store promotions mentioned (while stocks last) and even have new ones as they promote this new Korean beauty brand in the Philippines.

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