But these factors aren't things that cannot be overcome with determination and strategic planning. Over time, one learns to swiftly convert between time zones, identify key vocabulary in a foreign language, and communicate through virtual interfaces in order to sustain a sense of togetherness with their artist(s) of affection.
YesAsia's delivery of Moonrise had not only been delayed, but also resulted in prominent dents on the CD in the process. (Not to mention: they had also exempted several of the preorder benefits that other retailers included.) As such, I looked towards other sources.
Locally- or domestically-operated group orders were another option, though forgetfulness and inefficient preparations on the GOM side easily resulted in extensive delays with no reduction in charges. West Coast-based GOs were ruled out as well.
- Eyes Ver. - cover design is slightly chaotic, high quality photos (Jinyoung made my heart stop again)
- On Ver. - cover design was adorable and, hands down, my favourite of the trio, high quality photos of every single member
- You Ver. - cover design is pleasant to gaze at though members appear to be too tiny, photos are of decent quality (the boys look great, but not stunning).
The preorder bonus, Lookbook, carried a randomly-inserted photostrip. To my utter shock, Jinyoung appeared in all three booklets! (Oddly enough, this was the case for a certain potato's order as well...)