Manila Korean Times

B1A4 Road Trip to Manila – Countdown Day 1


Filipino BANAs once again, gathered at Farmers Plaza Activity Area for the B1A4: Road Trip to Manila – Countdown Day 1 last August 9, 2014. This event served as a promotional activity for the upcoming concert of the KPOP group B1A4 which will be held on September 6, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The event started at around 1:30pm. Music Videos and Live Performances were played for the attendees. Various games and fun activities were also conducted not only for the fans to enjoy but also to give them the chance of winning B1A4 Road Trip concert tickets.

Game 1 is the trivia game which really tested their knowledge about B1A4. Game 2 is “Guess the MV”, where a picture will be shown and the players will guess which B1A4 music video it came from. Game 3 is the classic “Bring Me” where they have to bring various B1A4 related stuff. BANAs who won the games were able to bring home Silver Tickets for the concert. (more…)

August 12, 2014 |

CN Blue’s 2nd Concert in the Philippines


After their comeback last February, with their Single “Can’t Stop”, Jung Yonghwa, Kang Minhyuk, Lee Jonghyun, and Lee Jungshin, collectively known as CN Blue will rock the Big Dome for the second time. 2014 CNBLUE Live “Can’t Stop” in Manila is set to happen on September 19, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Last July 26, Boices (CN Blue fans) gathered at Gateway Mall, as All Access Productions held a pre-selling of concert tickets at Gateway Cinema lobby.

Even though the weather is awful, an average of three hundred BOICES gathered on Gateway Cinema Lobby to buy the most coveted VIP tickets to the said concert. Some fans even went to the venue as early as 6 in the morning, because of the “Special Surprises” that the production team mentioned on their Facebook fan page. (more…)

August 1, 2014 |

Pre-selling of tickets for B1A4 Road trip to Manila


July 19, 2014 marks the start of the selling of tickets for B1A4 Road Trip Live in Manila, which will be happening this September 6, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The pre-selling event happened at Gateway Cinema Lobby from 1pm to 5pm.

According to one of the administrators, more than 300 BANAs (B1A4 fans) attended the said event to get themselves tickets for the concert. Music Videos of B1A4 were even played as background at the venue to entertain the attendees while still on the line for the tickets. (more…)

July 21, 2014 |

Solo Day by B1A4 music video review


B1a4’s newest music video “Solo Day” is out! It has a timely summer theme that gives you the feeling of relaxation and happiness. The song is about a story of a carefree single man who bemoans his solo status. Solo Day is an upbeat song perfect for summer! Their mini album has 9 tracks which are:

1. Solo day
2. What Does That Make Me? 내가 뭐가돼
3. It’s Going Well 잘돼가
4. A Cup Of Water 물한잔
5. Drive
6. You feat. Sunmi
You feat. 선미

July 15, 2014 |

Everything you need to know about B1A4 Road Trip to Manila


After years of waiting, Filipino BANAs will finally experience B1A4 live in Manila. The KPOP group is set to have a concert in Manila for their “2014 Road Trip – Live Tour” this coming September 6, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The tour is set to begin after they made their comeback this July with their first concert happening in Taiwan and Shanghai this August, and finally in Manila this September. (more…)

July 11, 2014 |

Hot Young Bloods: Movie Review


Park Bo-Yong as Young-sook
Lee Jong-Suk as Joong-gil
Lee Se-Young as Soo-hee
Kim Young-Kwang as Gwang-sik
Ra Mi-Ran as Na-young
Kim Hee-Won as Jong-pal
Park Jung-Min as Hwang-kyu
Shin Hyun-Tak as Man-chul
Jeon Soo-Jin as Song Yeon-hwa
Kwon Hae-Hyo as Dae-pan (Joong-gil’s father)

“Hot Young Bloods” is set within the early 1980′s in Heongseong, South Korea. The movie depicts the rivalries, friendships and secret crushes held by students at a high school in Heongseong. (more…)

July 10, 2014 |

The Hallyu Impact in the Philippines

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Sporting colorful hair and stylish clothes, Korean Pop brought in an enormous amount of followers as they dance and sing into Filipino’s hearts. There is no denying that our country has caught the KPop fever with our stations airing more Korean dramas and our malls carrying more Korean brands. With that said, the demand for more Korean goods is being recognized as Filipinos grow fond of Korean culture. (more…)

June 23, 2014 |
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