K-Pop Domination

Posted by klomster | 3:37 PM | , , , , , , | 17 comments »

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? Drink moderately. Memorize "Nobody".

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.

After the successful hit of the Wonder Girls, K-Pop became more prominent in the Philippines when 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.

Honestly, I'm not much of a K-Pop fan, but I'm not a hater either. I admit that I was once hooked to Koreanovelas and I think 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.


  1. Diamond R // January 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM  

    Oh my goodness. What a news in bold letters pa. ang pinoy nga naman. Buminta ito for sure.give credit to the wonder girls.

  2. Nonoy // January 9, 2011 at 6:59 PM  

    Agree ako sa drink moderately; ;-)

  3. halojin // January 9, 2011 at 7:56 PM  

    hehe kulit naman nito ate claum.. hehe I want nobody nobody but you ^_^ yun nga ang tanong dun ate clau,... kung si K-pop ay in pa rin ngayong 2011 ^_^

  4. Arvin U. de la Peña // January 9, 2011 at 11:03 PM  

    ang lupit ng gumawa..

  5. Hazel // January 10, 2011 at 12:24 AM  

    Amen to what you said. Kanya-kanyang trip lang yan! And honestly, I'm irked when I hear K-Pop songs, and much worse, hearing pinoys actually sing them with wrong lyrics obviously. But then I realized that I should indeed learn how to respect them. Sabi mo nga, buti na dun sila ma-addict, wag lang sa drugs. :D

    xoxo hazel

  6. gingerSnap // January 10, 2011 at 1:21 AM  

    hahaha pinoy talaga mahilig sa K-pop. Ok na yan kesa droga.

  7. klomster // January 10, 2011 at 8:55 PM  

    @diamond R, matagal na yang news na yan eh.. nakakatawa nga.

    @nonoy, agree din ako!

    @halojin, ang dami kasing fanatics kaya sigurado sikat parin yan sa 2011.

    @arvin, thanks! pero mas malupit ka! :)

    @hazel, at first nainis din ako. kaso naisip ko guilty din ako..dahil mahilig naman ako sa anime at western movies. hehe

    @gingersnap, agree! :)

  8. rich // January 10, 2011 at 10:24 PM  

    I'm not into Kpop music but I love kdramas and I'm so addicted to dramas until now. ^^

  9. glentot // January 11, 2011 at 2:41 AM  

    Hay Dyoskopo! Ganun na ba kababaw ang buhay ng tao ngayon... sana kasama ng news na yan eh lyrics sa kanta para wag nang masundan ang krimen haha

  10. halojin // January 12, 2011 at 1:46 PM  

    hehe baka nga po ^_^ o kaya mas lalalong maging sikat dahil may bago silang ilalabas hehe

  11. helen // January 15, 2011 at 1:54 AM  

    parang hindi yata ako nahumaling masyado, although may mga koreanovelas of note for me (lovers in paris, full house etc)... palibhasa natisod ako sa pagtuturo ng grammar sa kanila e. hahaha. baka nasawa ako sa pagtuturo ko noon. pero upbeat mga kanta, magaganda nga. nag-aral pa ako basic Korean pero napakahirap ng grammar nila. hahaha.

  12. Rhea Gulin // January 15, 2011 at 8:03 AM  

    same here, i am not into them. and its quite annoying on how my friends nag me to appreciate them.
    its just that whenever i listen to them, i feel a little guilty, cause the Filipino music industry would be dying one step more.
    and also, i don't think that they see them as a musician, they're models, its just their face which they like the most.

    Sorry, just my opinion k-pop lovers!

  13. klomster // January 15, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

    @rich, I love some Korean dramas too!

    @glentot, dapat nga talaga imemorize.. haha

    @halojin, baka JPop naman ang mauso. :))

    @helen, gusto ko rin yung Full house.

    @rhea, I agree. they are more addicted to great looks than their music.

  14. Lintas Medan // January 16, 2011 at 5:52 AM  

    Nice to visit and follow...

  15. Lintas Medan // May 4, 2011 at 2:34 PM  

    Nice to visit and follow...

  16. Arvin U. de la Peña // May 4, 2011 at 2:34 PM  

    ang lupit ng gumawa..

  17. gingerSnap // May 4, 2011 at 2:34 PM  

    hahaha pinoy talaga mahilig sa K-pop. Ok na yan kesa droga.