YAY! The monthly round-up is here for April!
I know that it’s almost the middle of May (dodges pitchforks, swords, and various pointy objects thrown my way… dodges Primary Admin unnie’s bombs), no excuses are acceptable, I know, but work has been stressful (impending unemployment not withstanding), and so many things happened already! ^^ But anyways, the month of April has been a good one for 2NE1 and Blackjacks alike.
First, the girls solidified their position as Adidas‘s official endorsers, attending not one, but two Adidas-related activities in the month. Earlier in the month, on the 19th, 2NE1 attended the re-opening of the biggest Adidas showroom to date, the Myeongdong store. The group showed up in red and black Adidas tracksuits, as they posed for the gathered crowd, then posed with some of the Adidas shoes inside the store. Apparently, they also tried out the various sports equipment inside, as seen in the fan-taken photos of Dara running for a bit on their treadmill.
Hey guys! ^^ We here in WeLoveDara and OhDara have decided to print are very own WLD and OhDara cheering banners! Weee~! ^_^ The banners would be distributed to Daralings so that we can have something to use for concerts, events, etc. to cheer for Dara~ ^^ But for now, we need your help in choosing which design we should print out.
I have made different designs and it’s just so hard to choose which one we should use. T_T The different designs are below and there is a poll at the end of the post where you can vote which banner you like most. ^^
The month of love – February – has been full of love for us Dara fans! It may not seem like we didn’t get much action this month (or for the past few months for that matter T_T) but if we take a closer look, we do have so many things to be thankful for! ^^ And here we go with our second monthly round-up!
First and foremost is Dara‘s gorgeous, flawless photoshoot for Elle Korea titled, “Say My Name,” which was perfection in its finest! YG Entertainment set us all in a frenzy when they announced that each of the 2NE1 girls would be featured in four differentmagazines. And oh what an awesome features it turned out to be! Each of the girls absolutely shined in
their respective magazine photoshoot and interview.
Dara’s magazine was Elle Korea. Elle is the world’s largest fashion magazine and one of the top 10 most popular Koraen fashion magazines. I felt really happy that Dara was featured in Elle. I know that I wasn’t the only one who positively gaped and had extremely ecstatic feels bordering on hysteric hyperventilation when I first saw her photos in the magazine. Dara was gorgeous. She had her hair in soft curls that was simply styled down, tumbling on her shoulders or in a loose ponytail; no crazy hairstyles this time. She had toned-down, barely-there make-up with a just the right shade of powder pink lipstick. Her clothes leaned towards neutral colors of white and brown, with a refreshing popout of blue and yellow, courtesy of her Fendi skirt. It’s really quite impossible to choose a favorite photo (Really, how can you choose between one shot of perfection to the other? It’s like forcing me to choose between the bass guitar and keyboards, both of which I truly love equally. T_T). But if you really have to make me choose (like if my life depended on it or something), I’d choose THIS shot:
Guys, you have no idea how much we are crying right now! Like really… It feels like an out of body experience! I just can’t describe how happy I am right now that I am crying so hard and I am having a headache. Its just… I am not making sense anymore… Just… Argghhh!!!
Dara, THANK YOU!
Just a short background…
I think it was around the end of 2009 or the beginning of 2010 when we came up with this idea to give Dara a “magazine” full of articles, photos, features, fan-accounts about her and of course 2NE1. We mobilized ourselves and distributed different parts of the magazine to different Daralings. We had so many plans and so much content that our heads were bursting with it. Then I dunno what happened but the fire died down a little and we found ourselves buying other gifts instead for Dara. But of course, little by little, Daralings began submitting their stories, features, etc and we decided to compile it.
WeLoveDara/ OhDara New Evolution Concert in Singapore Project!
Everything about New Evolution Concert was epic! Just epic! From the preparations of the gifts, to the giving away of the OMG fans, Baidu Sandara Bar slogans, and WLD/OD freebies and dried mangoes, until the concert itself.. Everything was just so awesome!
Allow me to share to you our projects for the last concert in the New Evolution Concert world tour! It was held in Singapore, and for the first time ever, I saw 2NE1′s concert live (This is SlaveTranslator a.k.a. @BlackjackBelle by the way) ! It was a surreal, awe-inspiring, and humbling experience that I would not forget in a hurry.. ^^ Here are some of the stuff that your WLD/OD admin representative did in Singapore! ^.^
Super lucky Blackjack Ee Yuen Unnie won a contest where she got a chance to meet 2NE1 backstage at New Evolution Concert, Singapore! So so so lucky! I know most of us are dying with jealousy right now but of course as a Blackjack, we are all so happy for her! ^_^ We met Ee Yuen Unnie in Seoul for the Korea leg of 2NE1′s New Evolution tour. She is really nice! And thanks to her, our gifts for 2NE1 and Dara were also given directly to the girls!!! In this photo, you can see Ee Yuen Unnie and her daughter with 2NE1. You can also see 2NE1 carrying our gifts for them! <3
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO @2addictedne1 and @2yenE1
Here are our gifts for Dara, CL, Bom and Minzy!
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! ^_^ Dara just tweeted one of the gifts that we gave her for her birthday! I am jumping up and down right now! She ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS shows fans her love! We can’t help but love and love and love her so much more in return! ^_^
You can view more of our gifts for Dara’s birthday here!
We at OhDara and WeLoveDara ordered almost 1,000 OMG fans to be distributed at New Evolution Singapore. Not only that, Baidu Sandara Bar, Dara’s Chinese Fansite, also prepared around 1,000 banners to be given during the concert. @BlackjackBelle and @2yenE1 will also be giving some goodies as well as dried mangoes from the Philippines. Check out the poster below to see where you can grab them prior to the concert! ^_^
Hey guys! Have you been wondering what we got Dara for her birthday? Since the gifts have already been delivered to Dara, we have decided to share with you what OhDara/WeLoveDara and a few Daralings decided to give Dara for her birthday! Most are personalized and made with much love and care. Hopefully Dara these gifts will bring a smile to Dara’s face. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARA!
We would like to thank all the DONORS who helped us make this project possible. Thank you so much! To the WeLoveDara and OhDara team, you guys are jjang! (@WLD_PA, @BlackjackBelle, Phail Admin, @OhItsLai, @Ouley_Soleil). Thank you also to @2yenE1 for her part-time creative design work! ^^
@HalmeoniLuvDara, you are heaven-sent!
This gift showcases Dara in all the music videos she has been in since she arrived in Korea!
Click the link below for more gifts!