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SM Town Live at MSG in NYC

27 Oct








As I stood out of my seat applauding with a mildly blank/ semi-sad expression on my face, all I could think was “Did this really just happen?” and “It feels like a dream already”.

That is how I felt AFTER the best five hours of my life.

For starters, I’d had such a busy few weeks that the concert’s date actually crept up on me very quickly. And I was SO excited, but I just couldn’t feel the reality of it all. My idols were going to be in front of my eyes, MY EYES. IN PERSON. HERE. ON THE EAST COAST. I couldn’t fathom it. Something that a year ago I joked about being my life’s goal was finally attainable. I would see them in concert. They were finally coming here.

And Madison Square Garden of all places! As my Nana says, “You know you’ve made it when you get to Madison Square Garden”.

So Sunday early afternoon, I headed to my Nana’s house in NJ. I left my car there and my other friend picked me up. So it was me and two of my best friends in total as we headed through the Lincoln Tunnel to the concert of my dreams.

As we got there, we parked and (decked out in our home-made SM Town t-shirts) got on an elevator where a little girl who was probably 11 asked us if we liked SM Town (she must have seen our shirts haha) and what our favorite groups were. We enthusiastically replied with our favorites and then said that we pretty much loved them all.

We left the parking garage and walked across the street to MSG. And then….we proceeded to try and get in at 2 or 3 different entrances that were wrong for our tickets. When we finally found our entrance, we were in a line that wrapped around part of the building. Excitement was building as everyone around us (that we could understand) started buzzing about how excited they were too.

We got to our seats and started taking photos of ourselves being excited, of the stage, the logo, the stadium seats, etc. I was far too anxious for it to start. And my face in all of the pictures is SUPER excited and happy. Haha

As we waited for the concert to finally begin, we watched mini-commercials (sort of) that advertised things related to SM Town as the crowd’s cheering got louder and louder with each loop of video.

THEN IT STARTED. I couldn’t believe that I was laying my own actual eyes of f(x). There they were….IN THE SAME ROOM AS ME. It was a dream come true.

The entire show continued on like this, with groups doing some hits, a little intro, then something special like a duet or a dance break. They even had these ‘friendship’ commercial things with SM artists in them while they prepared for the next number. It was so awesome.

So here’s what you need to know about me: When I get really excited at a concert or event like this, I scream. But I can’t control it… And the more excited I get, the louder it gets, the HIGHER in pitch it gets, and the more intense it gets. I just get too excited.

I deafened people.

I don’t know what happened. And the thing is – I’ve taken voice lessons for a long time so…I can hold this piercing scream for almost a minute and a half without breathing……………………..ridiculous right? I can’t help it. I’ve tried. I just can’t contain myself.

ANYWAYS I think my highlights of the night were this:

Everything that involved pyrotechnics (specifically the fire bursts during ring ding dong), flying, or lasers (like Lucifer which was just the greatest thing ever).

TVXQ – Before U Go. Hot. There’s nothing else to say but – hot.


BoA and Key singing “I Did it For Love” – This got the LOUDEST and most extreme scream out of me.

Girls’ Generation singing “The Boys” live – it really made me love the song more and more.

BoA. period. I once screamed “I LOVE YOU” when everyone got quiet for a second and everyone around me laughed. I wish she had heard me, but I don’t think she did. Also her English was really good and very cute.

Super Junior’s “Don’t Don” was really REALLY impressive. I gained a lot more love for Super Junior seeing them in person. I always liked them, but they were definitely at the bottom of the SM totem pole in my heart (the totem pole itself being above a lot of other people). I can no longer say that anymore. They really REALLY impressed me.

I also went into this concert having barely ANY idea who KangTa was, and he REALLY impressed me. His voice was incredibly beautiful.

F(x) being one of my TOP favorite groups also really impressed me. They are all so talented and impressive. I wish Luna had gotten more screams because her voice is really incredible live (and of course not live). I love them all.

The moral of this story is that SM Town live at MSG in NYC was the best concert OF MY LIFE. 

And I will be posting a fancam recap of the night (before my camera TRAGICALLY died) and a vlog about it. I’ll also include some photos of our t-shirts! 🙂


“Hot Summer, A Hot Hot Summer”

21 Jun

Today marked the day that my best friend FINALLY returned from Brazil after 4 long long months (for me). Too bad she’s already gone and on her way to Hawaii for her brother’s wedding. Lucky girl.

In other news:

I finally finished my entry for the 2NE1 Lonely Cover Contest!!! Unfortunately, the video quality is pretty bad and the song isn’t really in my ideal range or style so it doesn’t sound that great. I wrote the English lyrics, however, which I am quite proud of. Here’s my cover:

I know I’ll never win, but I have a secret wish that 2NE1 will see it and at least like my lyrics 😦

Anyways, the winners are chosen through popularity and voting – which considering my small number of subscribers and lack of professional equipment and reputation pretty much means no one will see it. If you want to help me make it at least more likely to be seen, please like it. Thank you!

For those of you who haven’t seen the wonderful original – here it is:

On other news of my life and things that interest me, f(x)’s new song and video for “Hot Summer” are fantastic and so is 2pm’s (just released today!!!) mv (and song) “Hands up”!!!  I’ve also been loving Secret’s “Starlight Moonlight”.

The most intriguing new kpop teasers I’ve seen are for 2NE1’s “I’m the best” and Block B’s “Halo” 

I have also started watching the Dramas “City Hunter” and “Miss Ripley” but I have only watched 2 episodes of each. I am also sort of keeping up with “Immortal Song 2”, but it’s not that interesting. I am excited for the new drama with Jung Yongwa and Park Shin Hye!!! Love them. 

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS HAS RETURNED HOORAYYYYYYYY!!! I am such a fan. Tuesday nights!!! I am also going to watch the show that is on after it “The nine lives of Chloe King”. The acting is not so great, but the plot has interested me enough to make me want to watch the next episode. Hopefully, it’ll get better.  

And I will leave you with a wonderful Ryan Higa video. They are always sooooo hilarious.

SM Town

4 May

I have a deep deep love of SM artists. 

It is a dream of mine to see an SM Town Live concert.

Last year they held only one concert in the USA and where was it? Los Angeles. 

I guess they thought that LA has the highest Korean population and that they were doing a concert in the U.S. so what’s the big deal.

I was bummed because LA is really really far away from me. Like…I’d have to cross two time zones to get there. Not possible.

AND THEN SM decides to do a concert in Paris because they have a lot of European fans. Okay. That’s fair.


Dear SM,

Please PLEASE come to the East Coast of the United States. Just because you came to LA does not mean you gave an adequate opportunity to the entirety of the U.S. population to see your artists in concert.  I REALLY LOVE THEM. So I’m begging you. Please come to New York City. The Wondergirls, 2PM, 2AM, and JYJ all made it. What are you waiting for? 


Alyssa – an SM TOWN lover


25 Feb

In honor of Big Bang’s Comeback!!! , and also two of my best friends’ birthdays, I made some comics on paint (I am the worst artist ever. haha) of Big Bang. I also made one of 2NE1. Enjoy!

Big Bang Fighting!!! 🙂

Big Bang members plus their beloved dogs

Because I'm a bad artist, this doesn't portray them as beautiful as they are, but it's comical.

This is my friends Jess and Kaylyn meeting Big Bang

I really enjoy creating paint artwork. Here is one not about celebrities and rather about a girl who FREAKED OUT that the teacher didn’t pronounce her name correctly on the first day of class, and my friend Jessica and I being shocked that she freaked out. haha

First Day of Class.

Twitter MISHAP.

23 Nov

Here’s another classic “WHY IS THIS MY LIFE” story for you.

So on Twitter – for those of you who don’t have one- when you want to send a tweet to someone in particular you use an @ symbol and then their twitter username. For example, sending a message to me would be “@acherewaty blah blah blah” and I would see that under my @mentions tab on twitter.

So there are a few of my friends that I avidly tweet to on twitter. Specifically my friend Jessica, and her username is @JayyOhh.

WELLLLLLLLLLLL when I tweet from my phone I can’t look up her username and APPARENTLY I spelled it wrong whilst tweeting her yesterday not once

not twice


Some man with the twitter username of @JayOhh (SO FREAKING SIMILAR) received the following messages yesterday from @acherewaty


“Ahhhhhh! so excited!”


“i am done. like i am just not going to reference a thousand other dictionaries”

So embarrassing…

Why is this my life? I BLEW IT.

Prayers for South Korea in this terrible time!

Here’s a few new great music videos:

Beast/B2ST!! -” Beautiful” so cute! 

F.Cuz – “Midnight Sun”- really catchy and kind of hott?? 

Orange Caramel- “Aing” They are adorable. I didn’t really like this at first, but it has grown on me more than I thought it would. 

Happy Thanksgiving Vacation college kids!

What’s new in Kpop that I love?

10 Nov

Many things. Recently there have been many great new things in the Kpop world.

My top 5 favorite new MV’s:

#5 is VNT with Sound – VNT is a new group which I really know nothing about, but I found out about their mv primarily because SHINee’s Minho is in it, and I love him. However, the video is actually really good and I’m excited to hear more from them. 

#4 is 2NE1’s new MV for “It Hurts” – honestly the video is a little odd as it is Halloween themed, however, I really love 2NE1 and the song is pretty. 

#3 is 2AM’s new MV for “Like Crazy” – I really love 2AM. I love their voices and I love their albums, and I especially love how hilarious they are on variety shows! haha I seriously love them. 

#2 is ALSO 2AM with their other new MV for “You wouldn’t answer my calls” which is now on my list of SADDEST MUSIC VIDEOS EVER along with Big Bang’s “Haru Haru”. AH! so sad. 

#1 just came out yesterday and that is Kara’s new MV “Jumping” ! – Although I, of course, know some past Kara songs (what kpop fan doesn’t?) I honestly was never the biggest fan of them. They’re okay, but I never liked them that much. This new MV, however, changes things! I LOOOVE IT! I think the song is really catchy and the video is well done. I like the Korean version much better than the japanese version. 

Other things to be excited about are B2ST’s new MV teaser (which is surprisingly long to be a teaser!)

And this FANTASTIC fancam of SHINee at SMTOWN LIVE doing Lucifer, which of course sounds and looks amazing.