Manila Korean Times

B.A.P Philippines’ 2nd fan gathering: Earth’s most wanted

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B.A.P Philippines recently held its second major fan gathering on August 30, 2014 at the Jackman Plaza, Munoz to celebrate the second anniversary of South Korea’s hip-hop boy group, Best Absolute Perfect (B.A.P) and to collect donations for its UNICEF Project. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Earth’s Most Wanted: The Second Landing”, indicating the boy group’s latest promotional campaign. The six members of the group each have a corresponding word that describes the theme, such as: justicepassionhappinessemotion, love, and you which have been used on their posters in their Earth Needs tour. (more…)

September 17, 2014 |

Filipino girl group MICA will move on to the next level of Superstar K 6

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Once again MICA impressed the judges with their rendition of “Missing you” by 2ne1 on the recent episode of Superstar K 6. Judges includes Yoon Jong Shin, Baek Ji Young, Kim Bum Soo. Some of their comments were “MICA has a good, skillfull and high quality voice performance.” The judges liked that kind of stage more than the actual broadcast because MICA can display their harmony and full singing voice. They were surprise. They also said “The sisters have a little bit of a problem in terms of Korean pronunciation, but they got the real emotion of the Korean songs which made us deeply moved by it.” (more…)

September 15, 2014 |

Baro of B1A4 met his “mini me” in the Philippines

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Jinyoung, CNU, Baro, Sandeul and Gongchan collectively known as B1A4 recently held the Philippine leg of their concert “B1A4 Road Trip”. It was their first time in the Philippines and it was also Baro’s birthday. Few weeks before the concert, pre-events were held. These events also served as gatherings for the fans. Filipino Banas (B1A4 fans) met a little boy who looks like Baro through these events. His photos circulated on social networking sites which made him popular. Netizens even called him “Baby Baro”. (more…)

September 9, 2014 |

B1A4 Road Trip to Manila

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More than three years after their debut, B1A4 finally came to Manila to have a concert last September 6, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Members consist of Jinyoung (Leader), CNU (Vocal & Rapper), Sandeul (Main Vocal), Baro (Main Rapper), and Gongchan (Maknae).

The KPop boy group arrived in Manila at around 11:05 AM at Ninoy Aquino International Airport last September 5, 2014. A press conference was held afterwards at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas at around 4PM, where they answered the questions from the media.

September 6, 2014 the day of the main event. The concert started at around 8PM. They started the event by performing their debut song “OK” followed by “Beautiful Target” where they performed their famous “Sprout Dance” towards the end of the song. The next songs were “I Won’t Do Bad Things”, Oh My God”, “Because of You”, “Seoul”, “Tried to Walk”, “This Time is Over”, abridged version of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”, the unplugged Version of “Wonderful Tonight”, “내가뭐가돼”, “Amazing”, “Lonely”, and “Solo Day”. After the performance of the said songs, a video was played showing their rehearsals for their Road Trip Live Tour. (more…)

September 8, 2014 |

The final countdown to B1A4 road trip to Manila

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Exactly 7 days before the main event, another pre-concert event was held at Farmers Plaza Activity Center in Cubao, Quezon City last August 30, 2014. The first pre-concert was already held last August 16, 2014, also at Farmers Plaza.

This promotional activity served as a preparation for the upcoming concert of the korean boy group, B1A4, which will be happening on September 6, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Like the previous event, many fun activities and games were conducted for the fans to enjoy. The first game is a bit challenging, it is the “Guess the Body Part” game wherein the players have to guess which B1A4 member owns the body part that was shown in the picture. The second game challenged the players to dance to the latest song of B1A4, “Solo Day”. The third game was “Guess the MV”, wherein the participants must name the Music Video where the image being shown came from. The last game was the classic “Bring Me”, wherein the attendees must bring various B1A4 related items. Winners of these games were able to bring home signed B1A4 albums, merchandise, and B1A4 concert tickets. (more…)

September 3, 2014 |

Korea Study Abroad Expo 2014

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Last July 27, 2014, Korea Tourism Organization Manila Office in partnership with National Institute of International Education (NIIED) and Ministry of Education (Korea), had their Free Counseling & Seminar, “Campus Korea, Study Korea: Korea Study Abroad Expo 2014” at UPAA Ang Bahay ng Alumni University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus).

Korea Study Abroad Expo is a 2-day Counseling and Seminar for Filipinos who want to have Scholarships to be able to study in South Korea. There are thirteen Private and Universities had their booth on the said event such as Korea University, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Dongguk University, Gyeongnam Provincial College in Geochang, Soongsil University, Sogang University, The State University of New York, Korea, Wonkwang Health Science University, Sejong University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seokyeong University, Korea University of Media Arts, and Changwon National University. (more…)

September 1, 2014 |

A Filipino-Korean couple to be a part of a big reality show in the Philippines

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A real life Filipino-Korean OTP (One True Pair) Kring Elenzano and Jimmy Kim, better known as the “Krimmy couple” will be a part of the newest realiserye “I do” which will be air on ABS-CBN.

Kim and Jimmy have been together for three years. Their love story started on February 19, 2010 where they met in a Kpop event in the Philippines. They share their cute and funny videos on you tube as well as on their website which made them popular on the Filipino Kpop community. As a matter of fact, they hosted some of the big Kpop events in the Philippines such as 2ne1’s meet and greet, Dream Kpop Fantasy concert, The Philippine Kpop Convention and a lot more. (more…)

August 29, 2014 |
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