Super Show 5 Singapore

It has become an annual event. This is my 3rd Super Show in 3 years (: As usual, after some heart-stopping clicking, managed to snag tickets (and some extras due to Sistic) for this year’s show! Phew!

Other than Kim (who is becoming my regular concert buddy), 2 of my classmates were there too! ❤

Addie, Min Hui, myself and Kim (:

Addie, Min Hui, myself and Kim (:

With Teuk, Yesung and Heechul in the army, there’s only 8 members this year. And somehow, instead of the usual 2 shows, there’s only one this year. A fact that the members kept repeating throughout the show. I guess they feel as upset as the fans with the number of shows this year *shrugs*

Okay, overall impression of Super Show 5 (SS5). I think this has to be my least favorite Super Show ever. The arrangement of the songs and dance segments are kind of off. The stage was disappointing as well (little space for the boys to run around). And I don’t know. During the dance segments, the boys are always half a beat behind the audio. I suspect the music is not synced properly. Oh yeah. The boys themselves look tired and half-hearted. Fan service was minimal.

But that doesn’t mean the concert wasn’t good. It’s just not as good as the other Super Show(s) that I’ve been to.

the boys during the first goodbye.

the boys during the first goodbye.

With that said, I think without Teuk, the team feels a little dispersed. Without Yesung, it feels like the songs are lacking in that extra OMMPH that makes SJ’s song so SJ-ish. But Sungmin, Ryewook and Kyuhyun did their best to cover his parts. Without Heechul, the superstar factor is missing.

A special thing to note this year is that there’s no solo parts or SJ-H/T or KRY. It’s just heavy on SJ, SJ-M and dance parts by Hyuk and Shindong. Donghae and Eunhyuk didn’t even do “I Wanna Dance”. I love the boys but it got a little too much at some point. Even a little repetitive. So hmm.

And there’s no special appearance of the army boys. Remember that Heechul came out last year during Opps.

walking round and round.

But! On to the good parts.

I love the SJ cute dance for Sunny (: Draw a circle with your left hand, do a heart and shake from side to side, push the heart forward and back, brush your face and boing boing etc. It was cute! I also like one of the video break where SJ was in a park and they had a “pretend” gun fight (the guns were their fingers-.-).  Oh! And the superheroes! OMG. The ageyo was LOL!

Siwon, Ryewook, Sungmin and Kangin’s cross-dressing was funny too (: Kangin got the easy part being Ga-In. Just lie down, pose pose pose pose.

Rockstar was fun too 😀

one of the fan projects.

one of the fan projects.

After going to so many K-Pop concerts, I think SG ELFs are strong on fan projects. You can be sure to find banners like the one above on your seat (: Very very nice! However, SG ELFs are also the softest in terms of fanchant. I think I was the only cuckoo in my area shouting the fanchant. Gave up 3 songs into the concert.

I’m not saying we (SG ELFs) are not shouting. Just that we are soft. SONEs, Shawols and especially VIPs. Their fanchant are daebak!

But whatever it is, I am very very proud and appreciative of the effort spent in coming up with the banners! They are always successful!

kyuhyun hugging the one of the"Marry U" project.

kyuhyun hugging the one of the”Marry U” project.

All in all, I had fun! And I think this was the first time I screamed so loudly. Yes, I am having a sore throat now! >.<

Oh yeah. After the boys have said the goodbye and as we were leaving the stadium, Hyuk came out suddenly and started saying some stuff. He sounded really serious and solemn. I couldn’t quite understand what he was saying but I know we were getting “reprimanded” or something.

Anyway, gist of the thing is…I think recently there’s the Only-13 petition again. Like honestly?! Zzz. Hyuk just wanted to clarify that Henry and Zhou Mi are members of SJ-M and won’t be promoting officially as SJ. That they were on the same stage as them this year because the members feel that they should be more involved. Full story here.

ending song.

Here’s the thing I don’t get. Why are the fans (in SG and all over the world) upset about Henry and Zhou Mi joining the rest of the boys on stage? I mean, the boys are 3 down! Doesn’t hurt to have 2 more on stage to make it less empty. Plus, the 2 of them only come out during the parts where the boys are moving around and ‘interacting’ with fans. They don’t get to sing, you know.

Plus, they have come so far from Korea. You can’t expect them to just sing 3 songs and then rot in the waiting room right? Henry tweeted while waiting. Imagine how bored he was. Aiyo. Anyway, let’s face it. I barely noticed that Henry and Zhou Mi were onstage cos I was so busy looking out for Siwon (and the security guards :P).

I think everyone should just take a chill pill. I mean, I think SM got the message the first time when ELFs protested so violently against ‘incorporating’ the two guys into SJ. Plus I think the situation developed this way cos of the lack of solo parts, the 2 of them popping out probably looked weird.

I think because of this….Henry was not allowed to perform “Trap”. I was so looking forward to it 😦

henry doing an impromptu performance.

While I applaud Hyuk’s courage to come out and face the issue straight on, I think it could have been better handled. Yes, he is right in that there will be fan cams and by doing this, the message will go out. But honestly, because of what he did, the mood for (the four of) us went from WOOHOOO to WTH. And I think the rest of the ELFs community will think that SG was super mean to the two members that’s why Hyuk found the need to broach the subject. BAH! (Me thinks he decided to talk about the subject cos we were super friendly though).

I think Teuk would have handled this better 😦 Aish. Teuk, come back quickly!  But kudos to Hyuk!

Alrighty. Time for me to go. Can’t wait for October. Girls’ Generation!!!

thank you for another awesome show.

thank you for another awesome show.

Did I mention that I still love my Canon S100? HAHAHAH!

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Super Show 3 with Canon Powershot S95 (:

It’s been a week since the concert and I am still reeling from the awesomeness that is Super Junior (:

Okok, maybe that is a little too over but yes, let’s talk about 2 things today – the concert and the camera I smuggled in (:

Super Show 3 (#SS3SG)

I confess! This is my first paid concert and the first time I’ve actually queued to get tickets! I actually went to apply for an OCBC credit card just so I can buy the tickets during priority sales! (: Ber and I were discussing on how we should “attack” once sales start! After some boo-boos (hello, Murphy), we managed to get excellent seats BUT! they are seperated. Awww~

On the contrary, when the sales for the 2nd show came on, I was in a meeting with my boss about my confirmation! I was half an hour late but Shuyun and I still managed to get pretty awesome! Oh, we kept getting good tickets, letting go, getting good tickets and letting go because we can’t decide if we were being too extravagant by going to both shows. But we did buy the tickets in the end! (:

SUPER SHOW 3, HERE WE COME!!

SUPER JU-NI-OR!

While the first show feels a little below standards, my seats were awesome! Thanks to ber, who gave me the arena seat! This is how close the boys can get IF they came up –

donghae! (:

siwon ❤

Awesome right? (:

On day 2, I was in the last row of the Terrace seat. Quite far away but at least I was in the centre! My Arena seat was right at one corner so at times, I have restricted view! Boohoohoo!

ANYWAYS! Day 2 was AWESOME! (: More fan service! The boys were having more fun on stage! Everything felt more personable! (: Awesome awesome! (: I was also shouting along to the fan chant! Muahahaha!

Aish! I miss Super Junior! >.<

You know, the last time I went so gaa-gaa over some pop group was when I was 13? I remember queuing for A1’s autograph session at Junction 8. But after that, I deeply regretted it and it put me off celebrities and idols till…Super Junior came along 😛

For more Super Junior goodness from SS3SG, head to my Facebook ! I’ve tweaked the privacy settings to “Everyone” so if you can’t view it, let me know! (:

Superb Canon Powershot S95 – the compact with DSLR function (:

Stupid concert rules about not allowing DSLR into the concert 😦 I had to leave my D300 and my 18-200mm at home! Imagine the awesome photos I could have taken T_T Sigh.

HOWEVER! CANON S95 to the rescue! Thanks to Renhao, Ogilvy and Canon, I managed to get my hands on the S95 for the concert!

What is the S95? (: Well, it’s a compact but the zoom is awesome-pawsome! It’s from 28-105mm! After 105mm, there’s still more zoom (though I try to avoid doing that)! So in the end, the zoom power is pretty awesome! (:

Don’t believe? Let me show you some photos from Super Show 3!

This was from the Arena seat on Day 1 –

yesung was looking in my direction but my focus was on Siwon :p

Awesome quality, yes? (: Yes, you might say that the boys are already quite close since I was at Arena but imagine if I was only using a normal compact! The quality won’t be as good and I won’t be able to get THAT close! 😀

Okay, to convince you of the awesome zoom, photos from my Terrace seat on Day 2. I was in the last row!

Siwon! (:

that was where I was seated on Day 1(:

And to show the power of the Canon S95….I caught Shindong flashing the crowd while doing Single Ladies with Lady Hee Hee! 😛

my eyes T_T

Not sure about you but I know my compact sure CMI! The photos taken will be 10 times grainier and 10 times more blur!

Other than the awesome zoom, the Canon S95 contains all the features that the Canon IXUS 130 has PLUS some more features like Nostalgic, Poster Effect, Super Vivid and…the HDR function! (: Saves quite a bit of photoshop work!

As I was rather busy, I didn’t have the opportunity to take the camera out for a proper shoot. But while fiddling with it on my walk home one day, I did something “cool” (at least in my book) with the HDR function !

bus moving backwards?

More shots from the camera –

At Vivo (:

I also like how I can have full control of the Shutter, Aperture (from F2.0) and ISO (from ISO 80 to ISO 3200) (: This shot was taken in full manual mode! I know it’s not perfect (becos I was just getting acquaintance with the camera) but it’s not possible on the compacts that I have used.

dance!

Ohoh! There’s this ring function that is unique to the S95! You can set the function you want to adjust when you twirl the ring in front. It was quite useful for me when I was shooting SS3. As the lighting of the concert kept changing, my ISO had to change to fit it so I just set the ring function and every time the lights changed, I just twirl abit and my ISO changed 😀

For some more shots on the S95, you can go to my S95 album or my SS3SG album! (: For more detailed review of the S95, go to dpreview! (:

Ohh! I also managed to “convince” 2 of my colleagues to get the S95 (: Heeee! So far, they are happy with it 😀

With that said, I miss SUPER JUNIOR!!!

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