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160119 ONE OK ROCK – 35XXXV Asia Tour Live in Manila

I low-key follow ONE OK ROCK. Like, super low-key. My sister is the bigger fan of the two of us so she would supply me all the information and music I needed, haha! Still, I do like them a lot.

Just a short history of how I knew about them: not many people know, but I’ve been kind of a follower for quite some time now. Thanks to my avid Tenimyu days, those times scouring through the boys’ Ameblo entries, my sister chanced upon Nakayama Masei’s blog and one of his favorite bands was, well, ONE OK ROCK. She listened to their songs, liked them–and I did too. I guess you can say the rest was history. 😛

As I said, my sister’s the bigger fan; she traveled to Kuala Lumpur just to catch their Who Are You?? Who Are We?? Tour. When she came back to Manila, she told me how incredible they were and that she never regretted going there. Woah hey, they must be that good then, right?

Well, my friends. They are. And so much more.

When Pulp announced the concert, I had a mini-freakout in the office thanks to Kim for informing me about it, lol! I called up my sister and she freaked out too. We wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world! Fast-forward to the concert day, I was super excited too! (And nervous because even if I’m used to sneaking in my camera, I was scared I might get caught since it’s a Japanese concert, not to mention the trauma I experienced in Infinite Effect Manila lol. I’ve never experienced watching a Japanese concert. Thankfully, none of the bouncers caught me. *_*)


But… taking pictures is a whole different story because I hardly took any stable ones. It’s kind of similar to Epik High’s Parade in Manila with all the jumping and screaming, except ONE OK ROCK is like, 100 times the intensity because there’s the addition of doing screamo and head-banging. Other than that, because I was in the moshpit with everyone else, I had to go with the flow–all the push and pull, you know? 😛 I didn’t realize I’d gone from behind the crowd to fourth-ish row from the front. INTENSE. (It’s not that bad though. Promise!) Nevertheless, even if I was unable to take as many photos as I would normally like, I felt that it was just as important to enjoy the concert. And I did! 😀

Okay, enough of my blabbering and let’s get on with the photos.

Disclaimer: I was in VIP2 which explains the abundance on Toru and Taka. I have like… only one of Tomoya and a wee bit of Ryota. 🙁





TOMOYA BAB. He’s so sabawMahari keeta! This is my only good shot of him. I’m sorry for I have sinned greatly, Dana. :'(




Then Taka was like, “This song is in Japanese.” And I swear I went deaf for a few seconds because of the screams of “YAAAAAASSSSS YAAAAAAASSSSS”. Of course I was part of that, LOL. (They sang the English equivalent of the songs in the setlist.) Turns out it was already Heartache, and oh my god I cried. Okay, maybe not like the hagulgol (T/N: bawling) type, but my face was twitching and I could feel tears in my eyes. I was too busy singing along that the tears never fell, LOL. Also everyone in the audience sang Heartache, even the Japanese bouncer in front cracked a smile. Baaawwwww. T_T

Also, Toru is unreal. I have to let you all know that, okay. He’s not human. 😐 THAT FACE. SO… BEAUTIFUL… SO PERFECT…






They all look 100000000000% better in real life. Pictures don’t do them justice. Especially Ryota. (Speaking of, Ryota’s pics are just ahead, hehe.)



Taka’s hearteu! ♥













ISN’T HE THE CUTEST??? I CAN’T BELIEVE HIM. All that cuteness under those facial hair and abs, I can’t. T_T He does his little puffy face a lot, too. Can we also talk about how clear and beautiful his skin is? So smooth and poreless and AAAHHH.

If it isn’t obvious yet, yes, I am a convert. Ryota is bae. ♥


Everyone singing Wherever You Are was surreal. SURREAAAAAL.

ONE OK ROCK wouldn’t be possible without Pulp Live World and Amuse Inc. Thanks to them, ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila finally happened. ♥ Everything was beautiful and amazing. I couldn’t have asked for more! (Okay maybe Liar because that’s my theme song y’all, harhar.)

PS. Don’t forget to check out Dana’s account and amazing photos of the concert on her blog! 😀

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  • Reply
    Conquering Space
    January 20, 2016 at 9:22 pm


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      January 20, 2016 at 9:57 pm


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    January 20, 2016 at 10:59 pm


    I’m joining your band of posts in a bit XDDDD!!!

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      January 20, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Hello there! I’m anticipating your post! 😀

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        January 20, 2016 at 11:15 pm

        The actual events will be delayed unfortunately (waiting for shots from PULP since they will give some to me XD YAY). But im posting one in 5 minutes XD

        Do you have a bigger version of Taka’s photos? Like not 1200×800? my huge mac is cutting beautiful Taka’s face!!!

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          January 20, 2016 at 11:23 pm

          Ohh, I see! Good luck with that. At the moment, I don’t post in bigger resolutions because of site bandwidth. I also feel that the photos’ quality isn’t at that level yet. That’s why all the photos I post are in 1200 x 800. ^^;

          • kythe
            January 20, 2016 at 11:27 pm

            Part 2 and 3 were LE DIFFICULT! hahaha, even now im still correcting what it is and all. The heartache is all here T_T

            I dont mind the quality ish. It is quite good. My shots were ok but, sigh, no cute shot of Taka. You can just mail it to me. I’ll just use it as a personal waller anyway XDD It sucks to have a mac sometimes. Big screen demands bigger pictures of Taka.

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    160119 : ONE OK ROCK 3XXXV Asia Tour Live in Manila | Conquering Space
    January 20, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    […] friend Elaine has her own post up on her blog as well so please check that […]

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    January 20, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Nice photo!!! Thank for sharing!!! <3

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      January 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you so much! ♡ And you’re welcome!

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    Vin Domier
    January 21, 2016 at 1:48 am

    and I just died… HONTONIIII!!!! hahaha.. what just happened?! these are great grabe!!! busog sa pictures!!! hahaha.. your shots are way too sexy and beyond any words! this is heaven and toast of hotness!!! hahaha.. ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      January 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Half of the effort came from the boys themselves, of course. 😀 Glad you liked the photos! ♡

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    January 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    these shots are awesome. what cam do you use? was there as well. I’m still trying to adjust to real life. FML!
    i’m saving some of you pics on my office computer. thanks in advance! 🙂

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      January 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      I always use my tiny Canon 600D for concerts. For the lens, I just had my 18-135mm kit lens. ^^ Same here, waaaah! My newfound love for Ryota is no joke asdfghjkl!

      Thank you so much too, and you’re welcome! ♡

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        January 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

        I’ve always thought Ryota as the most pogi of the four! Definitely, Ryota is a complete bae! And Tomoya is the most kawaii! 🙂

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          January 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm

          Oh goodness Ryota, RYOTAAAAA!!! So shiny and sparkly… joke, pawis lang pala. Kidding aside, they’re all so charming! Tomoya’s a darling little tomato. T__T

          • xtal
            January 21, 2016 at 5:13 pm

            don’t you just wanna pat his head and hug him tight?? T____T

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    Kimberly Gill
    January 21, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing this blogpost! PR ka din pala hehe

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      January 21, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Glad you liked it! ♡ I wasn’t PR actually, but I was in the mosh of VIP2 as a normal concert-goer. \o/

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        January 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm

        Oh…I thought you were but your shots are really nice! Pa-save ako ha? remembrance ko lang…di kasi talaga ako nagtake ng pics or videos that time. Thanks!

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          January 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm

          Wah thank you! ;-; And yes, feel free to have them saved in your devices haha. Nakakatouch din that people like my shots! ♡ /heavy drama lol/

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      January 21, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      hey kimchi! Bang2 to. HAHA!

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    January 21, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Hello Elaine~! Thank you for taking me back to that day! I was there too, but too far to see their faces. Haha! I love your shots…Toru’s veins~! lol XD now off to your friend’s site! Thanks again! “Mahal Kita!” XD

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      January 22, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Hello Bon! You’re welcome and thanks for visiting here! It’s always my pleasure to reminisce, hehe. ♡ And yes yes, go to Dana’s site! She has a more complete account of her experience. 😀

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    January 23, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Awesome shots! You’ve got a lot of artsy stuff here. I particularly like yr B&W foto of Taka. Did you use a flash with these?…I wanted to bring my Nikkon but it was too bulky to hide…that shot of Taka’s I heart U is priceless. Thanks for letting me share it on my tumblr blog

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      January 23, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      I actually wanted to post more ~artsy~ shots buuuuut Idk I guess I’m not too open about it yet? (Lol does that even make sense) I’m glad to know they’re appreciated though! ;-;♡

      Nope, no flash! It’s not allowed but it’s not a big loss. The lighting gave me everything I needed for the shots.

      You’re welcome! I’m always happy to share my concert photos. 😀

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    chel villegas
    January 23, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Hi! I love all your shots. I was at VIP2 area as well but I didn’t have a lot of photos and nothing that’s not blurry (lol) coz I was resolved to just enjoy the moment. Anyway, looking at your photos took me back to that unforgettable night so..thank you for that! ^_^ I hope you don’t mind if I save some of your photos for personal use (as wallpaper) and some to use for my blog post. Of course I’ll give credit and put a link to your blog, if that’s okay. Thank you! 🙂

    PS. My thoughts about Ryota changed when I saw him in person, too! Totally bae material. Lol! But my heart belongs first to Toru then to Taka. hahaha! Baby tomato Tomoya is like a little kid brother that I love eventhough he’s the oldest of the four. Hehehe. So kawaii!

    @chelleystrip (instagram)

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      January 25, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Ahh I don’t mind! Link me your blog too, hehe, I’d love to reminisce! Taking photos was indeed a struggle.

      TORU IS SO BEAUTIFUL??? Is he even real, we’ll never know. *___*

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    January 24, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Oh my goodness! Thank you for this ultra clear shots! I’m in the front row of the VIP2 and still had an unclear shots in my canon camera. I could barely remember the way they look like in person because of my shots but thanks to this. I can finally remember it! Thank you! It’s so CLEAR!

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      January 25, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Oh no don’t ever forget their cute faces! I hope they come back soon so we can see them and their sparkly selves again, hurhur. *0* And no worries, it’s always my pleasure to share my photos. This is what my site is about after all!

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    January 29, 2016 at 5:10 am

    I was reading your blog about your Inspirit 5th Gen package when I saw your blog about IE Manila and One Ok Rock and I was like OMG I’ve got to read your blogs. Really happy I came across with your blogs. I’m also an Inspirit and a One Ok Rock fan.

    I still can’t move on from One OK Rock’s concert so here I am still, fangirling. Your photos were really nice, just like your friend’s (Dana) photos in her blogn, and I just love Toru’s shots. I know that he’s really handsome even just seeing him from lower box area. But reading your description as well as Dana’s description of Toru made me love him even moooorrreee! Confirmed. Gwapo tlag siya in person. And I really need to see him and the rest of the boys up close the next time they visit PH. Thanks for sharing your blog.

    Hope you don’t mind if I use some of your photos for personal use and fangirling. Will definitely give you credit if ever I post them online. Thank you in advance.

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      January 29, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Omg a fellow Inspirit and OOR fan! (Ang OA magreact? Joke haha!) There’s surprisingly a lot of us around. Probably because of the live band and live everything… and true music true emotion(al). 😛 And I’m really glad you found me in the vast Internet! ♥

      AAAHHH same, OOR con was amazing and the best everrrr. Yes, confeermed na–Toru is super papa-ble. 😛

      Wah, thank you for finding my photos nice. 😀 I hope the boys (Infinite and/or OOR hehe) will come back soon!

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        January 30, 2016 at 10:36 pm

        Ang OA din ng reaction ko nung mabasa ko ung mga blogs. Heheh!

        “Happiness is finding someone who has the same interestS (with an s) like yours.”

        Super looking forward ako sa pagbabalik ng Infinite and One OK Rock sa Pinas. Meanwhile ipon muna.. Keep up the good work girl!

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