From There to Here: Unboxing My Purchase from KPOPMART.com

Or my obnoxious way of saying I stopped denying and resisting the urge to splurge.

So, yeah, I guess the title says it all – this is an account of my unboxing whatever it is that I bought from KPOPMART.com and yes, it is an online purchase and international and my first time to try international online purchase ever. inhale, exhale Sorry, I think I just let my inner “Dexter” out, I got so carried away yeah, where was I? Ah, online purchase. But first how did I find KPOPMART? That’s easy, Google. I wanted to find another site that offers Kpop goods other than Yesasia and voila, my best friend Google suggested KPOPMART. And before I know it, there’s no turning back.

Maybe you’ll ask what’s the difference between Yesasia and KPOPMART and what made me proceed with the purchase, well the answer is the price is relatively cheaper isn’t that a deciding factor? For me it is, it always is. Kekeke. Anyways, let’s proceed with the “accounting” not the one that involves numbers, thank you; I’m done for the day with that one. So, I ordered the following on the 16th of December 2014:

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On the 29th of December I received a shipment notification:

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On the 5th of January 2015 I received this:

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Comments? Of course there would be some! Read on:

  1. KPOPMART’s site is very easy to navigate, very user friendly and organized! I love the last part very much because I’m a bit on the OC side so, yes, that’s why I’m giving them a gold star for the site layout.
  2. They accept various payment methods – PayPal, Western Union, or Bank Wire, convenient right?
  3. You can download your invoice and their format is very straightforward – all the details of your transaction are entered right to the last letter or number. Ain’t that cool?
  4. Awesome customer service. Yeah, KPOPMART’s customer service support is really something, they reply to emails promptly, very polite and patient, and they know how to set the expectations of the customer in a way that won’t aggravate them in anyway. Three gold stars for the customer support team.
  5. Notifications! Yup, they make sure you are updated with the status of your order. Isn’t that great? No need to wonder so much what’s happening because you’re well informed.
  6. Very secured packing and timely shipment. Considering that I ordered my items during holiday season, it came within almost 21 days or so; that’s something! Plus I got my package in a very, very good condition all thanks to their very secured packing.

Conclusion:

I will definitely buy from KPOPMART again and soon, like really, really soon!

Rating:

Five GOLD stars

My LSS cum Acceptance

Cryptic title right, I think so too but who cares, I’m bad at titles and I know very well about that. Title aside, I’ve been having a battle with myself lately. I’m in denial and I am having this inner struggle if I’m going to accept the truth and be free or just continue hiding in my closet. That thought was processed for a week, yes; I needed a full week to process if I’m going to let you know of my current dilemma and that I have come to accept the inevitable (I just so hope my close friend is not reading right now.)

This is it, the moment of truth. I have an ICOMYM, I know it’s not such a big deal because after all, it’s not as if I am going to go as far as to cross a country to stalk the kid or something, well maybe the web is an enough means of stalking (LOL) still, it’s not so bad (that’s me consoling myself.)

It kind of started a few months ago, while my obsession of Korean Drama was at an all time high that I finish a series after the other; back when I devour one whole series in more or less three days (that is if it’s a 16 episode series) I came across with a particular series with an awesome soundtrack and me being me, I had to download it, it all started there. I noticed the voice right away, it stands out. It has this unexplainable quality that can melt you or break you depending on the melody, but I didn’t really pay much attention because, after all, I haven’t completely embraced K-pop, I was just watching K-dramas (trust me to reason with myself.) Thus, as I said, I didn’t pay attention only to fall deep in the end.

I heard that voice again mid October; he sang one of the songs on the OST of “The Heirs” my official drama crack of the year.  It got me really curious, who is the voice behind the song, who is that guy? I guess everyone knows what a person like me would do in this situation, ask your best friend, I mean everybody’s best friend: Google.

A few clicks and URLs later, I found out who the guy behind the voice was and I was surprised to know that he was one of the actors of that particular series with an awesome soundtrack that I downloaded; and he’s only 23! Well, I brushed that last detail aside. Turns out he’s in a band named F. T. Island as a lead singer. More clicks later, earphones plugged in (I love how dramatic and rebellious it looks) I listened to one song after the other and lo, I was hooked! I think I listened to the band’s song the whole day but I didn’t get tired of it. I can’t explain how appealing his voice is, it’s husky, melodic with angst, and it really stands out, not to mention the songs are actually good, melody and all.

One particular song really hit me hard and I have been singing it in my head for more than a week now and I am admitting that I have a fever, the K-pop fever and the first band that I am into is F. T. Island all because I was hypnotized by Lee Hong Ki’s voice (not to mention his looks) and as I have mentioned, I admit to having an ICOMYM and I guess it’s all fine, there’s nothing so bad about it.

Here’s my current LSS, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:

[Day 8] The Tube Fuels My Addiction (Name any television show you’re addicted to)

Err, I have a confession to make: we do not have a television at home. Come to think of it, it’s been a year since I watched something on an actual television, which only means that my laptop has been working diligently to entertain me, I should be more patient with it (it took me that long to realize that I’m an abusive user, go figure!)

The lack of television didn’t really have any impact at my current home, my roommates and I all have our own laptops, and we all watch TV shows online which is convenient because we do not watch the same shows, plus if it is on an actual TV, there would be a huge problem because of the time-slot (irregular shifts people, irregular, odd shifts) and that is why not having a TV is fine (having no Internet connection is worst!)

Today’s challenge is to name a show that I am addicted to, which made me think, which one of them? I am sort of easily hooked on TV shows, well mostly TV series from TrueBlood to Winx Club. I can imagine some of you wrinkling their foreheads or raising an eyebrow. Yep, huge gap but hey, I think I have more than 10 persons in me what with my mood swinging from left to right; my mom addressed this as the “frustrated writer syndrome.” Her sense of humor is not bad sometimes.

So, TV shows, hmmm. I don’t know about TV shows but I am currently hooked with Korean Drama series. That’s what I have been watching lately and I like most of them (I mean it) so I guess I would just have to name which one I am currently watching (more on obsessing about that is.)

I am currently addicted obsessed with The Heirs/The Inheritors or One Trying to Wear the Crown, Withstands the Weight – The Heirs (I dunno about you but I think this has got to be one of the longest title ever!) It’s a good drama, wait scratch that, it is an almost good drama, let’s say it’s average on my standard but why am I obsessed to the point that I would wake up very early on my off day just to watch it first thing in the morning? A very few friends know the answer: because of Lee Min-ho. Yep, I’m finally letting it out in the open, I’m a Lee Min-ho fangirl (slight) and yes I watched all of his TV series. Why? He’s a very good actor; he’s the only actor I know that can act with his eyes, ah those eyes, I’ll happily drown in those eyes! I read a comment I think it was at Dramabeans’ or maybe at Joonni’s (these are my favorite Korean drama recap/review sites) if he was an American actor he should insure his eyes like some American celebrities (e. g. Jennifer Lopez’ butt) and I definitely agree.

Back to the series, as I said, it is average on my standard because there were parts that are really dragging, and some characters are really giving me a hard time, to quote girlfriday, it’s making me bipolar. And some scenes frustrates the daylight out of me although if you try to justify and read between the lines it’s acceptable but still, can we get it simplified?

Thankfully it picked up its phase last week and ended with a scene that practically broke my heart, made me cry and turned me into a puddle of mush mainly because Lee Min-ho was crying (why are they making Lee Min-ho cry?) I assume the next episode is going to be a good one, or I’m keeping my fingers crossed. But in case it’s not, I’ll still get to watch Lee Min-ho so whatever!

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Lee Min-ho as City Hunter

That is my latest addiction obsession. How about you, what’s the television show that you’re addicted to?