1. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
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  3. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  4. Review: Hallyucon
  5. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
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  12. Drama: Meteor Garden
  13. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
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  15. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  16. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  17. Moon festival
  18. Band: LOVEBITES
  19. Chinese Traditional clothing
  20. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  21. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  22. Review: Wish
  23. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  24. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  25. Book: The White Book
  26. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  27. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  28. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  29. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  30. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
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  33. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  34. Produce 101 China
  35. Crossfaith (interview)
  36. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  37. Food: Ramen
  38. Artist: Jackson Wang
  39. Special: BTSXARMY
  40. SPECIAL: BTS
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  51. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
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  53. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  54. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  55. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  56. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  57. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  58. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  59. Religion in Japan
  60. C-Pop
  61. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  62. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  63. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  64. Boygroup: GOT7
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  66. Online shopping in China
  67. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  68. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  69. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  70. Boygroup: Day6
  71. Drama Review: Last Friend
  72. Valentine’s day in China
  73. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  74. Valentine’s day in Korea
  75. Valentine’s day in Japan
  76. Terracotta Army
  77. Beauty in Korea
  78. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  79. Chinese New Year
  80. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  81. Review: Snackfever subscription
  82. Cat Cafe
  83. Religion in China
  84. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  85. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  86. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  87. Review: Kaomoji
  88. Chopsticks
  89. Drama Review: Save Me
  90. LGBT in Japan
  91. Artist: Zhao Lei
  92. The power of BB Cream
  93. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  94. LGBT in China
  95. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  96. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  97. Rental bikes
  98. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  99. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  100. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  101. The Three Sovereigns
  102. LGTB in South Korea
  103. Japanese street food
  104. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  105. Mumun Pottery
  106. Boygroup: SF9
  107. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  108. Izanagi & Izanami
  109. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  110. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  111. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  112. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  113. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  114. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  115. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  116. Halloween in Japan
  117. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  118. Halloween in China
  119. Halloween in Korea
  120. Social Media in China? No!
  121. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  122. Camera Japan Festival
  123. Movie Review: Noise
  124. Heungbu and Nolbu
  125. Konpeitō
  126. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  127. Chinese Street Food
  128. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  129. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
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  131. Boyband: NEWS
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  133. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  134. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
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  136. Review: Hite
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  1. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  2. Empress Wu
  3. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  4. Review: Hallyucon
  5. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  6. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  7. Interview: LOVEBITES
  8. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  9. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  10. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  11. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  12. Drama: Meteor Garden
  13. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  14. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  15. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  16. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  17. Moon festival
  18. Band: LOVEBITES
  19. Chinese Traditional clothing
  20. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  21. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  22. Review: Wish
  23. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  24. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  25. Book: The White Book
  26. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  27. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  28. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  29. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  30. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  31. Artist: Hanggai
  32. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  33. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  34. Produce 101 China
  35. Crossfaith (interview)
  36. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  37. Food: Ramen
  38. Artist: Jackson Wang
  39. Special: BTSXARMY
  40. SPECIAL: BTS
  41. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  42. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  43. 10 years of SHINee
  44. Drama review: Erased
  45. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  46. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  47. Artist: Miyavi
  48. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  49. 10 Korean Proverbs
  50. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  51. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  52. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  53. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  54. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  55. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  56. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  57. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  58. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  59. Religion in Japan
  60. C-Pop
  61. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  62. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  63. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  64. Boygroup: GOT7
  65. Artist: BABYMETAL
  66. Online shopping in China
  67. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  68. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  69. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  70. Boygroup: Day6
  71. Drama Review: Last Friend
  72. Valentine’s day in China
  73. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  74. Valentine’s day in Korea
  75. Valentine’s day in Japan
  76. Terracotta Army
  77. Beauty in Korea
  78. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  79. Chinese New Year
  80. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  81. Review: Snackfever subscription
  82. Cat Cafe
  83. Religion in China
  84. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  85. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  86. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  87. Review: Kaomoji
  88. Chopsticks
  89. Drama Review: Save Me
  90. LGBT in Japan
  91. Artist: Zhao Lei
  92. The power of BB Cream
  93. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  94. LGBT in China
  95. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  96. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  97. Rental bikes
  98. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  99. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  100. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  101. The Three Sovereigns
  102. LGTB in South Korea
  103. Japanese street food
  104. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  105. Mumun Pottery
  106. Boygroup: SF9
  107. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  108. Izanagi & Izanami
  109. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  110. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  111. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  112. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  113. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  114. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  115. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  116. Halloween in Japan
  117. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  118. Halloween in China
  119. Halloween in Korea
  120. Social Media in China? No!
  121. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  122. Camera Japan Festival
  123. Movie Review: Noise
  124. Heungbu and Nolbu
  125. Konpeitō
  126. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  127. Chinese Street Food
  128. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  129. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  130. Jeulmun Pottery
  131. Boyband: NEWS
  132. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  133. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  134. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  135. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  136. Review: Hite
  137. The Rising Sun Flag
  138. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  139. Drama review: Hwarang
  140. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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The from Osaka reigning “Metalcore” band Crossfaith announced they were embarking on an 14 dates EU Tour in June. They had their first show of this tour in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on June 12th. Of course this means we couldn’t pass up the chance to see them live, as we’ve seen them before and we absolutely love their music. Their show took place in De Melkweg on Leidseplein Amsterdam. It wasn’t a headlining show however with them playing support for American bands Asking Alexandria and Bullet For My Valentine along with Nu-metal band Ded.

This venue is easy to reach if you’re coming from Amsterdam Central Station, take tram 1, 2 or 5 and get out at Leidseplein, from here it’s just a short walk and there are a whole bunch of restaurants and bars around so it’s perfectly located for a fun night. We arrived a little bit earlier because we had an interview with Crossfaith and we noticed there weren’t a lot of people around yet, maybe around 20 people. When we came out again though the numbers had increased, it didn’t take very long for us to be let in then and everyone was really excited. I noticed that the balcony was closed and was a little bummed because it’s the best place to view from if you’re not really into moshpits anymore. We found a good place though and later on we found out that the balcony was used by camera people and band members.

Ded
We stood around for about 15 minutes before out of nowhere the first band started playing. I didn’t know this band much but they were good, even though there weren’t many people watching them play, Ded is from America as well and they play Nu-metal music. It was loud and aggressive and I really enjoyed their music. However it was hard to see them because they didn’t have too much lighting going on which was kind of a bummer. It might have had something to do with all the other band’s equipment behind them. They played seven sounds of which the last one was my favorite and we enjoyed gently bobbing around to them and watching guys go wild in the miniature mosh pit.

Their setlist
1. Disassociate
2. Remember the enemy
3. Rope
4. I exist
5. FMFY
6. Hate me
7. Anti Everything.

Crossfaith
After them and a small build down of their set Crossfaith came up, of course, we were blown away completely. Unlike Ded who just came up and started playing, Crossfaith has an intro, loud electronic music, followed by each member walking onto stage and showing themselves to the fans. Ken, the vocalist, is last and he came in waving a huge Crossfaith flag. The crowd had grown since but everyone was sticking around in the back. After launching into their first song Ken worked hard to get the crowd to come to the stage and participate in their songs, it took him a couple of tries but they came and the crowd went wild in the moshpit and their signature wall of death.

Because they weren’t doing their full set I felt like some of the essence of Crossfaith was missing, They didn’t drink and they didn’t really have their moment to shine but I did think it was absolutely amazing and enjoyed the five songs they played immensely and was kind of bummed when they had to spot already.

Launching into one of my favorite songs Xeno, the party was on right away, everyone was bouncing and moshing around, I enjoyed watching the crowd and the band interact. When they started Monolith, they started a circle pit and a wall of death.

(for those who don’t know what they are:
Moshpit; Jumping around, punching, kicking, shoving and generally being violent to LIVE music, usually heavy metal, punk rock, hardcore or anything fast and hard.   

Circlepit; Usually the moshpit turns into a swirl of people running in the same directions, often at times there is moshing included.

Wall of Death; The crowd then divides in half…each half made up of aggressive fans ready to tear each other apart. When the considerably heavier or heaviest part of the song kicks in, the two halves of the crowd rush one another.)

When the band kicked into Omen, an electronic beat version at first, everyone went absolutely wild, moshing, jumping and screaming. I had to refrain myself from running into the pit and joining them. But then they ended and we wanted to scream for more, and we tried but it was Asking Alexandria’s turn.

Their setlist
1. XENO
2. Monolith
3. Freedom
4. Countdown to hell
5. Omen (The Prodigy cover)

Asking Alexandria
It took a bit for Crossfaith to breakdown their set but when they did Asking Alexandria came up, to be fair, I didn’t think they had the power that Crossfaith did but let’s just say I’m biased. They were good however and there were so many people losing themselves in their music and I had more fun watching the fans than I had watching the band.

Though that didn’t take away of their music obviously, it was good and they played 9 songs. De Melkweg was packed by now too.

Their setlist
1. Into the Fire
2. Run Free
3. Under Denver
4. The Death of Me
5. When the Lights Come On
6. Eve
7. Someone, Somewhere
8. Where Did It Go?
9. Alone in a Room

Bullet For My Valentine
I forgot to film a bit of BFMV because I was getting tired of standing around, they had an amazing stage presence and their stage decoration was great too. A huge wall of speakers with integrated lights on which their drummer was positioned and a huge BFMV banner behind him.

I had great fun bobbing around to them but it didn’t grab me as much as Crossfaith did. The fans were absolutely wild, with moshpits and insane dancing throughout the venue. I would like to say that They were definitely the most well-known band and a lot of people were there just for them. We moved a bit to the back and got to watch the fans and their interaction from afar and I’d like to say that I would definitely go see them again.

Conclusion
Grade: 7 in total
Crossfaith: 10 out of 10

I absolutely loved Crossfaith’s set because I’m their fan. However for me Ded and Asking Alexandria didn’t do much even though I did enjoy their set.
I’ll be honest and say that I was bummed it was only 5 songs for Crossfaith but then again, there isn’t a right amount of songs for me when it comes to them. I’m not dishing the other bands at all because they absolutely kicked ass and the fans really did show that with crazy headbanging and singing along and it makes me happy to watch them. It was a good night, we had fun and I made my friend a Crossfaith fan too so that was amazing to me!

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