Is anyone here not familiar with the song, "Nobody nobody but you! *Clap clap, clap clap*"? If yes, then prepare to be stabbed to death. Not by the Wonder Girls, but by some drunk men, just like this:
Absurd, isn't it? Getting killed because you can't sing "Nobody". What an ugly way to die. The lesson here?
K-Pop or Korean Pop is indeed the widest phenomenon of the 2010 scene (second would be the Jejemons). I remember when I was in High School, there were only 3 Korean students in our school. Now there are more or less 300 of them in UST. It seems that the Koreans came here not only to study, but also to invade the music and television industry.
Sandara Park, who happens to live and work here as a teen actress a few years back, became popular together with the all-female group 2NE1. Though Sandara Park isn't Filipino, she at least gave us a boost of Pinoy pride when she became successful in Korea.
Korean guys are cute. A good example of a cute guy would be Nichkhun, a member of the K-Pop group 2PM. I learned about him when I saw a compilation of pictures and videos of him winking. Yeah right, he is best known for his winks.
I watched a few videos of him in YouTube and I found out that he's not just a handsome face, he can play the guitar and piano too! I also learned that he is Thai-Chinese. He turns out to be not Korean, after all! Amazed by his good looks and talent, I followed him on Twitter. But still, that doesn't count me as a fan. Because by definition, fans would be something like this:
Ladies and gentlemen, this is not the feast of the Black Nazarene. This is when Super Junior arrived in Manila. Avid fans were so much excited to see SuJu that they mobbed NAIA to welcome the famous K-Pop group. This just proves how phenomenal Korean Pop really is. As of now, not only their music and television series are being adapted by the world, but even their culture. Try shopping in Divisoria, you'll find the Chinese store owners wearing Korean fashion. K-pop fans are also studying the Korean language.
Some would find this obsession ridiculous. Some people says it's not patriotic. You could even read rude, racist comments about it. What I think about this is simply RESPECT. We have our own preferences, or should I say, addictions. So let's just mind our own business. Besides, it's better to be addicted to other country's culture than to be addicted to drugs, right?
The question is, will K-Pop still be IN this 2011?
My fearless forecast: YES.