I will tell my story how obsessed I am with this girl group’s merchandise or how obsessed I am with Twice merch.
The first song I heard from this group was one of their hit song ‘FANCY’ I was just having fun listening to it casually in 2019. Then some of my YouTube and Spotify suggestions are now gaining more k-pop songs. That time the girl group BLACKPINK was really famous and has a lot of fans and audiences here in the Philippines.
I was slowly becoming a ‘BLINK’ (BLACKPINK’s fandom name) then I had an epiphany that blackpink is slowly looking like 2NE1. I was a fan of 2NE1 since I was a kid. Still remembered how I lip-syncing and dance to their music specially ‘FIRE’. It made me sad to see 2NE1 to disband that’s why I was not prepared being a BLINK.
Going back to the topic, now I am a certified ‘ONCE’ (TWICE’s fandom name) and all started with their 2020 comeback album “EYES WIDE OPEN” with the title track “I CAN’T STOP ME” I was screaming and really jumping while watching and vibing with the song. I still remember how my eyes was hooked by my bias JIHYO, Twice’s Leader.
K-POP MERCH COLLECTION
My collection of K-pop merch started with a birthday gift that I got. I got an EYES WIDE OPEN Retro Version. So I was thrilled and got excited when I got home and then displayed it somewhere in my room.
Days went by and I’m always looking at the shrine of the music album and then starting to realize that it’s only one and it might feel alone. The next day I joined a group page on Facebook, a marketplace full of K-pop merch. I saw someone selling the Story version then I bought it not thinking twice. A week has passed and still kind of feeling kinda sad with only two albums in the shrine that I have. A friend of mine posted his Style Version of the EWO album. I message him that ill get it all with its inclusions, a poster, photocard, and a message card.
The exciting part here is that I was exhausted buying albums and had a spark from buying more photocards, photocards are way more fun to collect. Then I just learned that you’ll only get a photocard when u buy a SEALED album, yes that’s right albums again. I was almost ready to sell my albums the marketplace page then suddenly there was a live selling of photocards. So I bought bunch of Jihyo’s photocards and now learned how to collect photocards efficiently.
I GOT SOMETHING TO SAY
Thankfully twice was my sanity in the pandemic without their music and their personality I don’t what would I be in a pandemic. Bored? Crazy? Love Crazy? with their talent and personality I found my home and safe space and also the ONCE community is special to my heart. Here is a picture of 0.1% of my photocard collection:
Now I considered myself also an ENGENE (Enhypen’s Fandom) it’s a 4th generation K-pop boy group and my bias is jungwon! Ill be having another story about collecting enhypen photocard soon because as of now I am just starting.
A big shoutout to all ONCES, ENGENES and all K-POP stans that will read this, Tell me your bias in the comment section
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