Super Junior on Ceci Magazine

Super Junior on the cover of Ceci plus a Ceci supplementary mag on fashion trends
Super Junior on the cover of Ceci plus a Ceci supplementary mag on fashion trends

I rarely buy Korean magazines since I still don’t really have the patience to read an all-Korean article, unless it’s news. Last week, I struggled to read the voting paraphernalia that the city government sent us. I understood about 70%, I think. That’s good enough since the last time I really sat down to learn the language was three years ago. Still, I hope to go back to learning Korean next month when I become a (temporary) full-time homemaker again.

Anyway, last Monday I bought Ceci Magazine. On its cover is Super Junior – and inside is a 15-page article on the famous Korean idol group. I didn’t buy the magazine because they are on the cover (on denial?). I’ve been buying the magazine for three consecutive months now. I have the one with 2PM, the issue that came after that and now the one with Super Junior. So why am I spending money for this mag? It’s because of the freebies!!!

The magazine itself is only 9,200 won but the freebies are worth more than that. Last month’s issue came with a 30ml bottle of SK II’s Facial Treatment Essence worth more than thrice the magazine price. I’ve always wanted to try SK II products but they’re really pricey in Seoul.

In the Super Junior issue of Ceci, the freebies that came with it are:

Cosmetic/Pencil case and samples from "Too Cool for School" cosmetic shop; Two pieces Whisper napkins; BB cream
Cosmetic/Pencil case and samples from "Too Cool for School" cosmetic shop; Two pieces Whisper napkins; BB cream

Inside, 15 pages are devoted to Super Junior.

Super Junior on the cover and inside CECI Magazine
Super Junior on the cover and inside CECI Magazine

The magazine is so thick and heavy at 2.5 kilograms! There are more ad pages than articles.

Won Bin and Moon Geun Yeong for Basic House and below is an article on male stars endorsing cosmetic brands
Won Bin and Moon Geun Yeong for Basic House and below is an article on male stars endorsing cosmetic brands
Pretty girls Song Hye Gyo and Sandara Park
Pretty girls Song Hye Gyo and Sandara Park

I think I remember seeing 2PM’s Nichkhun on three different ads. Here are two of them. One with his group 2PM and the other with Miss A.

The team 2PM and Nichkhun with Miss A
The team 2PM and Nichkhun with Miss A

I haven’t fully seen all the pages of this magazine. It’s mostly on fashion and trends. There are lots of pages on makeup, and there are some devoted on diet. Ceci’s target market is the single and 20s crowd.

12 thoughts on “Super Junior on Ceci Magazine

  • August 27, 2011 at 11:23 am
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    Hi Ms. Betchay!

    Amazed to know that such kind exists here! This is really a freebies-rich country! Where can I buy ceci magazine? I love love the idea of getting freebies hehehe.. Though I’m a practicing reader with zero comprehension, the mag would still be of help, I guess..^^

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  • August 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm
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  • August 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm
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    i was wondering where is SHG now. Glad to know she is alive =) and haven’t completely disappeared!

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    • August 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm
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      she was in the news last week… i think it was about her kissing scene with kang dong won

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  • August 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm
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    Hi Ms. Betchay. I just found your blog today. It’s very informative esp. for those pinays like me in Korea. Keep it up! 🙂

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  • August 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm
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    Ei kabayan! you really are starting to be Koreanize..Hope you enjoy your life in that country but please don’t forget our homeland..

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  • August 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm
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    Hi Ate Betchay!

    Wow. Even magazines have freebies. May question lang po ako, pero sorry unrelated to the post. >.<

    Pwede po mag tanong kung pano po mag mail sa Korea punta ng ibang bansa like the United States? How does the post office work? And cheap po ba mag mail ng mga packages?

    Thank you po! And I LOVE your blog!

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  • August 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm
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    Hi! Very interesting blog! Wishes from Greece….

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  • August 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm
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    wow! ang dami naman freebies nakakatuwa! may BB cream pa! eh kung ganyan naman lagi ang freebies eh bibili talaga ko ng magazine na yan. 🙂

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  • October 9, 2011 at 4:06 am
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    hello! san po ba pwedeng makabili ng past issues ng ceci mag? kasi i’ll be going this month, gusto kong bumili din nung ceci mag with super junior on the cover. i dont know where i can find one. thanks!

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  • October 31, 2014 at 5:40 pm
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    wondering where to buy korean magaines like ceci, the celbrity and vogue Girls

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