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Siwon and Dong Hae for BENCH
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So I almost got into a Robert Blair Carabuena kind of scuffle today at Trinoma.
Keri and I were invited to see Korean pop stars Siwon and Dong Hae of Super Junior, who are the newest BENCH endorsers.
Traffic was insane going to Trinoma. You know what they say about Manila traffic—it’s instant. Just add water.

Keri and I arrived shortly after 4. We were rushing in our heels (Keri) and wooden platforms (me).
The crowd was so thick at the activity center, it was hard to tell where we could squeeze in to enter.
Keri said last time, she passed through the side when Kim Hyun Joong was here also for Bench, so we ran to the left side and found an opening.

But then a bouncer stopped us. I started out friendly but the bouncer would not budge. To make a long story short it could’ve turned into a Robert Blair scene, except I don’t hit people on the face.
I was trying to tell him we are guests of Bench, and he kept pushing me with his big tummy (he gives a new meaning to the word “bouncer”) and saying “trabaho lang po” and exagg things like “wag mong hawakan yan, baka ma-electrocute ka.”
I was frustrated because he was insisting we go around to the main entrance, which was thick with fans, it would be impossible to see anyone from Bench.

Good thing Keri spotted Bryan Lim of Bench. I called him up and he brought us in.
After all that stress, Keri and I got the best seats in the house—right in front of the stage.

Si Won and Dong Hae for Bench

Good thing we were early. We sat with the lovely Bench family.

Si Won and Dong Hae for Bench
Si Won and Dong Hae for Bench

Behind us were thousands of excited fans. They were rather loud, I had to make earplugs out of Kleenex.
Next time I will bring real earplugs. (These people are louder than Tears For Fears fans!)

Si Won and Dong Hae for Bench
Si Won and Dong Hae for Bench

There was even a lola fan on the upper floor, whom they showed on the TV screens. Adorable.

Si Won and Dong Hae for Bench

High-tech si Lola

Si Won and Dong Hae for Bench

Finally, Siwon and Dong Hae came out. Watch them cover their ears.

For those who don’t know, Siwon and Donghae are two members of the phenomenal Super Junior band of South Korea

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From what I gathered, Bench picked the cutest ones 🙂
Siwon was recently photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for V Man magazine, so you know he’s hot property

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Siwon
Siwon

And here he is in BENCH

Siwon for Bench
Siwon for Bench

Between the two, I find Dong Hae cuter in person

Donghae and Siwon for Bench Spring-Summer 2012-01-1
Donghae for Bench

Sharing my photos from the Trinoma event. I know the fans would love these.

Dong Hae and Si Won for Bench

I love the hair. Filipino boys need to realize hair is so important. You don’t have to be handsome, sometimes hair makes all the difference.

Dong Hae and Si Won for Bench

They gave signed T-shirts and posters to lucky fans

Dong Hae and Si Won for Bench
Dong Hae and Si Won for Bench

So adorable

Dong Hae and Si Won for Bench

I wonder what happened to that water bottle

Dong Hae and Si Won for Bench
Dong Hae and Si Won for Bench

They were awfully sweet to the fans. What I loved was when Dong Hae told them not to love any other boy band, which made the fans scream.
Actually the fans scream at anything. If one of the boys sneezed, that would make the fans would scream too.
Finally, it was over. Dong Hae and Siwon posed for a parting shot

Dong Hae and Si Won for Bench

They exited, and then they came back to take a souvenir photo, which Dong Hae tweeted

Guess who’s in the picture?

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It was great to be part of the K-Pop scene for an afternoon. The fans are amazing.
Thank you Bench for having us!

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um guys just to clarify things, only five members of SUJU (thirteen members) underwent plastic surgery. si Siwon hinde ^^

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Huhuhu … How I wish I was informed of this event. I’m really looking forward to meet one of the SuJu stars, especially Dong Hae and/or Si Won, and I just missed one of my chances!!! Huhuhu … This makes me a bit sad and all, bu still, I’m happy that they came here once again. I hope that the next time they will visit us, I will have knowledge of it, also, a space in my upcoming tight sched hehe … Hmmm … I really love these guys!!!

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katuray

know what?a friend told me n may nabasa syang news na mag reporter n nagsabi n nilangaw daw un event nila?anu b ang ibig sabihin sa knya ng nilangaw..parang mali ata report nya…sa pictures at video plang kitang kita n halos magkagulo n un mga tao..maling mali ang chikka nya

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“I love the hair. Filipino boys need to realize hair is so important. You don’t have to be handsome, sometimes hair makes all the difference.”I still do not understand why our men don’t get this.

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Bre

natuwa ako kay lola. mukhang nag-enjoy sya.

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I wish I were in my teenage years and would be one of the girls going Gaga over these two.. Im too old to know them.. 🙁

I love the twit pic! Nice framing! 

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sakit sa tenga nung boses ng girl. aaaaaaaaaah.

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OMG! Si Mahal ba naman ang nag host. Char lang! 🙂

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Myged. Ang annoying ng boses ng emcee. Sino ba yan. 

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Markleetego

Ms. CVS, since you have to privilege as a Press to cover such events here and abroad, is it true that Japanese, Chinese, and Korean superstars / stars look ordinary in person (photogenic lang) compared to Pinoy celebrities? Like Siwon for example is no match for the lloydies, xians, and the milbys…???

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CVS Reply:

among those you mentioned only Xian stands out

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parang magigiba ang tri noma sa sigawan!

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It’s not just the Kpop stars. South Korea has the highest plastic surgery rate in the world. The estimates vary, but by some counts half of all Korean women (possibly more) have had plastic surgery. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/world/asia/in-south-korea-plastic-surgery-comes-out-of-the-closet.html

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Mehr03

Thank you for this fanaccount…thank you Phil Elf <3

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“Filipino boys need to realize hair is so important. You don’t have to be handsome, sometimes hair makes all the difference.” — Trulalu! like sa HK, kahit garbage collector yata shala ng hair at naka- jeremy scott ha kalowks!

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OMG! Sana nabitbit ako ni Ms. C dyan waaaahhh~
Kainggit naman! Siwon waaah~ Such cuteness overload! I just died of his cuteness! Eeekkk!

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Ang pogi naman ng mga Koreano 🙂

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Guest

wow!! sobrang kainngit lang…you’re so lucky!! thanks for sharing. ^^

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Guest

ANG LUCKY NIO NAMAN TALAGA OH ><

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wala akong hair, ate chuva. hahaha,

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CVS Reply:

oh, haha

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Wow, that girl’s voice is SHRILL.

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CVS Reply:

hence, the earplugs. hehe

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Best photo bombing moment! 

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Kaya pala. I read this yesterday and I had duda na the trip is for some endorsement. 
http://www.allkpop.com/2012/08/siwon-and-donghae-take-a-photo-on-their-flight-to-manila

By the way, these guys look like they’re related to your friend Cedric. No?

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CVS Reply:

yes, Dong Hae kahawig ni Cedric 🙂

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njmanang

I agree Dong Hae is cuter. Siwon has Vic Sotto moments LOL. I guess I’m too old to appreciate these boys. I’m more the Daniel Craig types. You are one lucky gal invited to all the cool events.

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CVS Reply:

lol @ vic sotto reference. so I heard Vic Sotto is really good looking in person 🙂

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I love the hair. Filipino boys need to realize hair is so important. You don’t have to be handsome, sometimes hair makes all the difference.  —— THISSSS!!!
haha

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f878

*hyperventilates and dies*

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Grace

Agree about the hair! I find Japanese and Korean guys with stylish hair really cute! 

Can’t wait till Lee Min Ho comes to Manila for Bench!!!! I’m sure you’ll be there too!

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OMG! sino gumawa nang nose nya (siwon)?! me want.. 

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