For it is in giving that we receive. ~ Francis of Assisi
When I heard there was going to be an Mwave online meet & greet with MBLAQ following the release of their 6th mini album Broken, I was stoked. It would be the first time I participated in something like that and it just sounded exciting. Mwave was offering the CDs for sale with the added extra bonus of them being autographed by the men of MBLAQ. Now, I really wanted in.
My plan was simple in the beginning. I was going to order two copies (one for me and one for my Byung Hee World blogging partner Nelly). Then my competitive nature took over when I learned that there were going to be some extra bonuses for the top five buyers. I wondered how far I could go and also wondered if I could actually land in the top five. Did I have the financial stamina to beat out group buyers?
The answer: Yes! My purchase of 50 autographed copies of Broken put me in third place among the top five buyers. I received some extra goods in way of an autographed poster:
And 8 badges commemorating the meet & greet which took place on May 30:
The meet and greet was high entertainment and it was so wonderful to see G.O even though I had just seen the guy two weeks prior (in Seoul) in his role as Ho Dong in 바람의나라 (The Kingdom of the Winds). I have learned that a fangirl’s appetite to see or be near her bias is pretty much insatiable once she has had the opportunity to see or be near her bias!!!
Ummm…yeah..ok, that may look a little stalkerish…..I was rather close! LOL!
But I digress….so nearly two months following the Mwave meet and greet with MBLAQ, I received my 50 autographed copies of Broken. Now during the meet & greet, Seung Ho, Cheondoong, G.O and Mir all graciously thanked the top five buyers for buying so many copies of their CD. They said they were appreciative and hoped that we would be sharing the CDs with others. I took that to heart and started my MBLAQ Love Package campaign of sorts and have been shipping them all over the world to fans who were otherwise not able to buy a copy or missed the opportunity to buy one. It has been an absolute joy and pleasure to send the packages and share my love for MBLAQ in this way.
These Love Packages have made journeys to Mexico, Spain, Venezuela, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Indonesia, Guam, Malaysia, Romania, as well as here in the U.S.
I have also shared CDs with coworkers and friends. I believe this is what those five fab men would expect me to do. So if you are interested in owning an autographed copy of MBLAQ’s sixth mini album, Broken, drop me a message here and I can probably hook you up!!^^
I do have one a caveat, however….my remaining copies with G.O and Joon photo cards are not available. I have sent out all I can of those and need to hang on to my remaining copies. The actual cover of the CD box is what is autographed and I can assure you the autographs are 100% authentic. If you are not an MBLAQ fan but are curious and interested in owning a copy, I heartily recommend. This 7-cut CD is remarkably good and is not your average cookie cutter K-pop. It leans more towards R&B than anything else.
I plan to continue to send out these Love Packages until I have one remaining copy of those with Seung Ho, Cheondoong and Mir photo cards. I have to keep a set of the five for myself after all!^^
[Video credit: JTuneCamp]