Manila Korean Times

EPIK HIGH Concert Parade in Manila


Your summer will surely be ‘Epik’ as the alternative Hip Hop group ‘Epik High’ is coming to Manila this April 18, 2015. Epik High, formed by three versatile singer-songwriters, namely Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz released their latest chart topping 8th album “SHOEBOX” last October 2014 with their 19+ rated pre-release track ‘Born Hater’ featuring Beenzino, Verbal Jint, Mino (of Winner) and Bobby & BI (of iKon) . Their album ‘SHOEBOX’ ranked no.1 on iTunes in 7 countries Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and Taiwan, and dominated some Korean music charts. Epik High also won awards at Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA 2014) as ‘Best Rap Performance’ and at 29th Golden Disk Awards as ‘Best Hip Hop Award’. (more…)

February 26, 2015 |

Boys Republic’s first meeting with Filipino Royal Family

Boys Republic Presscon

Universal Music’s first Kpop boy group “Boys Republic” held a successful fan meeting in the Philippines last January 10-11, 2015. Boys Republic namely Onejunn (Wonjun), Dabin (Sunwoo), Sungjun, Minsu and Suwoong met their Philippine Royal Family for the first time (fan club) last weekend during their mall shows.

Prior to their mall shows, Boys Republic had a press conference last January 9, 2015 few hours after their arrival in Manila. It was held at at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas, where the media was able to ask them random questions. Read on…

Q: What can the fans expect from your latest EP ‘Real Talk’?

Onejunn: ‘Real Talk’ shows the “Manly” side of the group.

Q: What do you like to do here in the Philippines?

Suwoong: I wanted to meet people and eat Filipino food.

Minsu and Sungjun: We want to visit Cebu.

Q: What is the difference of Boys Republic to the other Kpop Groups?

Onejunn: Our group is focusing on Pop music in general only in Kpop. (more…)

January 13, 2015 |

The 6th Annual Philippine Kpop Convention, a year ender for every Filipino Kpop Fan


A fund raising event for the Fans by the fans, now on its 6th year and just keeps getting bigger and better! It’s the 6th Annual Kpop Convention that took place last December 28, 2014 at SMX Convention Center Halls 3 & 4 with performances by Bernard Park, GOT7 and Sistar and hosted by the ABS-CBN’s reality show I Do grand couple Kring Elenzano-Kim and Jimmy Kim better known as the Krimmy Couple. Brought to us by The Philippine Kpop Committee Inc. and Pulp Live World.

Bernard Park was the first one to perform and he serenaded the Filipino kpop fans with his latest single “Before the Rain”. Park Nak Jun also known as Bernard Park is the winner of Kpop Star Season 3 and currently signed up under JYP Entertainment. He also performed his own version of Eric Benet’s “Still with you” and Richard Marx classic hit song “Right Here Waiting” which was one of his favorites during Kpop Star 3. Bernard also sings his own acapella version of Daniel Padilla’s hit single “Na sa’yo na ang Lahat”. (more…)

January 6, 2015 |

Boys Republic Live in Manila


Jumpstart your 2015 the Kpop way with Boys Republic! They will be in Manila on January 10-11, 2015 to party rock with their Royal Family (Fan club name) Don’t miss their mall tour on January 10, 2PM at Lucky China Town, 7PM at Venice Piazza. January 11, 3PM at Eastwood Mall.

Boys Republic namely, Onejunn, Sunwoo, Sungjun, Minsu, and Suwoong, is the first Kpop Idol Boy Group under Universal Music and also managed by Happy Tribe Entertainment.

The boys debuted last June 2013 with their first single ‘Party Rock’, and after its first release, the song reached No.1 at iTunes single charts in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. After their successful debut, the group made a comeback with their 1st EP, ‘Identity’ on October with their single ‘You Are Special’. (more…)

December 31, 2014 |

2015 Movie Treat from Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won at Today’s Love


Everyone is now busy on planning and preparing their holiday break. And as we say goodbye to the year 2014, KDrama enthusiasts all over the world must be excited with the new set of Korean drama series or movies to be aired on 2015.
A sweet treat from CJ Entertainment as one of the hottest Korean stars, Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won reunites for the a rom-com genre movie titled, Today’s Love (English title: Love Forecast). The mentioned stars were first seen together on 2009 drama series, Brilliant Legacy or Shining Inheritance, together with Han Hyo Joo and Bae Soo Bin.

Today’s Love (Love Forecast) is a romantic comedy movie about a man and woman with 18 years of friendship that eventually turned into a magical love. A typical ideal type of all women, Kang Joon-Soo (Lee Seung Gi) is an Elementary school teacher who wholeheartedly gives all his effort to a woman he loves but in return, he gets deserted. On the other hand, Kim Hyun Woo (Moon Chae Won) is a weather forecaster possessing a pretty face with underlying tough and spontaneous personality which always leads to confusion on Joon-Soo’s feelings. Despite of their character differences and just like the unpredictable weather, love will unexpectedly bind them. (more…)

December 22, 2014 |

Gangnam Blues on Philippines’ Big Screen this 2015!


Filipino Minoz rejoice because Lee Minho’s new movie “Gangnam 1970” with international title “Gangnam Blues” will be shown in the Philippines on January 21, 2015! The Movie will be shown simultaneously in 12 Asian Countries including, South Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Philippines.

Lee Minho is well known in the Philippines due to the success of his drama “Boys over Flowers” the Korean Version of ‘Meteor Garden’, in 2009, followed by his Romantic Comedy Drama “Personal Taste” in 2010, he proved his acting skills on his Action Drama “City Hunter” in 2011, he made us believe that love is timeless on his Fantasy-Historical-Medical Drama “Faith” in 2012 that is currently being aired in the Philippines, and he made us squeal with his latest Television Series “The Heirs” (The Inheritors) in 2013. (more…)

December 22, 2014 |

Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum for MBC’s Kill Me, Heal Me


With the immense success of the revenge romance drama, Secret popularly known also as Secret Love, seeing our beloved Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum team up once again in a drama is truly great news and a good start for the year 2015 for all the fans worldwide. They previously and extremely hooked and nailed us up high on their priceless performance as couple who transcend anger, revenge and love in the said drama.

The mentioned stars are the main leads for the MBC’s newest drama titled, ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’ to be aired on the month of January, 2015. It is a love story about Cha Do Hyun (played by Ji Sung), a chaebol who has a seven (7) personalities and Oh Ji Rin (played by Hwang Jung Eum), a first year psychiatric specialized doctor who will secretly treats him and eventually, loves him in the long run. This medical romance drama will be aired on Wednesday and Thursday 21:55 time slot formerly filled by Mr. Back. (more…)

December 13, 2014 |
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