Why We Love K-Pop?

Some people will ask me, “Why do you love K-Pop, when you don’t even understand what they are singing?”

Why do I love them? Why do many teenagers nowadays love them? Why do most of them are into K-Pop? Why? What’s the main reason? Why is K-Pop so influential? Is it only the looks?
K-Pop or Korean-Pop is a musical genre consisting of a wide variety of audio elements originated from South Korea. K-Pop has already grown popular among teenagers and young adults throughout in Asia because of the internet and the use of social media. Many people nowadays enjoy K-Pop even though they don’t understand the whole music. They are not only into the music but also in the choreography. The best example here is the Gangnam Style released on July 15,2012 by Korean Rapper, Psy. The Gangnam Style gain billion of views in Youtube and achieved an international recognition. As a result, it has massively influenced worldwide popular culture in many aspects.

 

Here’s the Top 5 reasons why many teenagers & young adults love K-Pop.

 

1. Addictive Melodies — K-Pop have extra-ordinary and unique melodies in their music. Their music is appealing to listen and instantly stuck in your head that when you hear them you suddenly turn into an alien because you’ll really try hard to sing the lyrics like ‘erirong erirong erirong dae’. Lmao

2. Choreography — Their choreography is where K-Pop artists are completely dominating. They perform routines that are so complicated and challenging. Also, their choreography is so insane that needs an amount of hard work, practice and skill, but K-Pop artists are well-known for performing such routines especially in live, proving that they are truly skilled professional artists. How they do it? Unlike western artists who often grow famous in a short period of time, K-Pop artists are trained and mentored by their managers or agents for years before recording their first song. They spent intensive training and practice less than or more than a year to make them an ultimate performer by the time they will debut.

3. Fashion//Costume — K-pop idols brings a new level of concept in fashion. Their outfits and styles are quirky yet fashionable (because they know how to handle). Sometimes their stylists try to bring the unique aspect over the top which can lead to strange and bizarre outfits, that would most certainly be look upon in a strange way if you wore it in public. But K-Pop stars are not ashamed of making a splash on their outfits and have a unique way of interpreting the current trends. 

4. Looks//Personality — This is what I truly admire in a K-Pop stars, they are down-to-earth. They really give importance to their fans in such way you will fall for them over and over again. Their funny, witty and charming personality will make you go crazy over them. Looks? it’s too obvious. K-Pop idols have an eye-popping and alluring looks that will make you drool (not mentioning the 6 pack abs..aye!) every time you see them in a video, stolen shots, magazine posts or airport pictures. They are so kyeopta that you can’t even pick one of them as your bias. lmao

PS: If you’re an iGOT7 try to watch their short K-Series entitled Dream Knight (you will also fall for their character’s personality. Go JB! Qt Bambam) or try to watch their Got2Day series in YouTube to let you know how crazy and funny they are.

If you’re an EXO-L try to watch their EXO-Showtime (to throwback the days when they are still OT12 so sad. huhu) but still try to watch it and you’ll know their personalities.

If you’re an ARMY go watch their Bangtan Bomb. (I didn’t finished their episode for some reason huhu, but I’ll watch it anyway)

5. Open to a New Culture— Due to the influence of K-Pop, many teenagers, especially a K-Pop fan or a K-Series fan wants to go to Seoul, South Korea or any other part of South Korea. K-Pop is one way of the Korean idols to appreciate and promote their culture. We, as a fan, open our perspective to a know and learn a different culture.

 

For me, the real reason why I love K-Pop aside from the list above, is that K-Pop makes me feel good. Their music gives serenity and also they bring back the hype-mode inside of me.  I want to thank my biases for saving me in my every day depression, through their music, I want to be alive and I want to enjoy every moment of my life as I take them with me in my journey. No matter what will happen, I will always be a K-Pop fan and I will support them until my last breathe. Aja aja Fighting! 🙂

 

I asks some of my co-KPop fan and here’s their reason why they love K-Pop?

Jan Generao Gutierrez –i love kpop esp BTS, becoz everytime I see them sumasaya ang araw ko and esp magagaling silang sumayaw and syempre feeling ko complete na ang araw ko makita kolang sila😄 I hope someday Makita kona sila in real! (trans: I love K-Pop especially BTS because every time I  see them they made my day happy, they are good in dancing and they complete my day. I hope someday I can meet them.

Marian Irish Villacarlos Estrada: K-Pop is very unique for me compare to others.

Rensie Estanislao Caringal: I started with jpop.. but I don’t know how hell happened and start listening to kpop songs especially EXO because my friend in Cambodia talks about it all the time while chatting with each other.

Angelika Presenta Malinao: I Love kpop coz the 1st time I dance in public is the step of War of hormone by BTS

Jowela de los Santos: Everytime i saw kpop video or picture i was just like a little child who received a gift from my mother or father or someone who’s very special to me.i was like a crazy girl whos always scream when i see a kpop news or picture,some of my friends told me.why do you love kpop so much,even if you dont understand what they said.why are u still love them,well i just say to them that its just my choice,no matter what i dont understand their language,i’d still feel their emotion through their songs^^and the most important why i love kpop so much is bcoz they make me feel happy everyday.

Estefany Ramoskpop makes me feel im dancing and i love that feeling

Joyce Palmares: I love KPOP because it leads me into the world of being a socialize person. Hanging out with my co-fandoms really enjoys me.

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June 28th: Letting Go

Letting Go:

Letting go of someone who you really love is not that easy, you need to deal with the pain in order to be happy again. It’s like not going to your favorite place again. You don’t need to go back to that place again because the memories will kill you and you need to forget about it and start finding another one again where you are really suitable for. At first, it’s hard, but in some cases, you need to, for you to move on and start again. You’re a human too, you deserve to be happy.

I let him go not because I don’t love him anymore. I let him go because it’s the best for the both us. We’re too young to know about forever as what One Direction says, but seriously, We’re too young for this thing called “Love”. Love is such a big word. It composes of many “sub-things”. Love is about sacrificing. Love is a responsibility. Love takes your freedom to be happy on your own or to do things on your own. Yes, maybe it’s nice to have someone to be there for you, but isn’t it even nicer if you will start on your self?  Start to love yourself first before others, because sometimes life is a trickster. Life will deceive you on some ways and you need to deal it alone. You need to stand alone for your own sake. Don’t be stuck with a person who make you feel worthless. That’s why many people today stays being single because no one can hurt them. If you are already tired in your relationship, if you are already hurting and you don’t feel love anymore or maybe you realize that you still have many plans to do in your life, talk to him/her. And whatever decision you made, do it without any regrets. Let him/her go if it needs to. True love never fails, and it fails, it’s not true love. And one more thing, true love always waits.

 

June 25th, 2016

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I am slowly learning that some people are not good for me, no matter how much I love them. I realized that I deserve better, someone who is kind and gentle because my soul is getting tired. I am beginning to rip. I want someone to save me. But I learned from time and time again that human beings cannot be saved, fixed or grown by any other people — they can only be loved.

Can you love me enough for me to be fixed and to be saved? I am dangerous, I was like a bomb ready to explode any minute. I’m a paradox. I think positively but I want the negative to happen. I know that I have my own worth because I am my own diamond. Yet myself contradicts to myself. I want someone to be good enough for me. Someone who is really destined for me because I don’t want to go into a wrong relationship anymore. Therefore, I learned that waiting may be hard sometimes, but in the end it’s all worth it. I will glow again like I am the brightest star in the sky.

FINAAL

 

I’m a Fan (Surallah Celebrity Night//Fangirl-ing experienced to Yohan Hwang)

June 21,2016
I went home from Gensan to Surallah just to witness Yohan Hwang performing again. It’s a cold night since it was slightly raining. The moment we arrived at the gym, we suddenly asked the front desk of the VIP seats if they still have the ticket, but they said it was only for the sponsors, in that moment, I’m already scared because I’m really looking forward to get closer with Yohan again because I won’t miss this second chance to meet him again. We suddenly saw Kuya Larry, he’s a family friend and he is working in the municipality, we went to him to ask help if he can give us seats on the VIP. Unfortunately, he can’t give us because he has nothing left so he suggested us to sit and wait for Yohan beside the bleachers (it is where the celeb.. will enter) So we sat there and while praying, Nicki Minaj-look-a-like already entered the backstage, so I have a chance to capture her.

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For me, she looks more like Nicki Minaj if she’s in side view.

Fast forward, while Nicki Minaj look-alike was making fun of the boys she get from the crowd, the 2 car was already outside waiting for a signal to enter the gym. So, Ninja moves begin! We kept on talking to the Mamang Police if it was Yohan and Kiray on the car. We have so many questions and he was just answering it. Mamang Police was so kind that he was suggesting us that if Yohan will arrive, we just took a video of him instead of taking pictures with him and so on blah blah. Nicki Minaj look-alike already finished her performance and quickly exits on our way.

Sadly, I didn’t have a video on her because I was surprised and didn’t have a chance to open up my phone. It was fast! After that Kiray already showed up and I was videoing her when I accidentally touched a wrong button in my phone and video disappear. How unlucky! But btw, she was so sexy! In the middle of Kiray performance, Yohan enters the stage and I was like, Oppaaa! I didn’t have a chance to capture him because the moment was so fast and even the people around us didn’t expect that Yohan will enter out of the blue. I was so close to him!! *Omooo* After Kiray performance, she immediately exits from the crowd and I was one of the lucky people to hold her hands. *I’m not her fan, but I admire him*

Save the best for last? *Hmmm* When the emcee started to announce the name of Yohan Hwang the crowd was screaming. The crowd was on fire! Super hyper! And we kept on shouting! Yohan Hwang started to sing HAHAHasula and I already expect it! (he also sang it when he visits Gensan).

While he was performing, together with my niece and my friend Joyce, we have been already screaming! And we decided to raise the banner, goraaa na to! He was singing so good and I can’t help it to giggle. Some of VIP wanted to have a selfie with him, but he refused (It’s too early babies! bleee :P) He looked on our side and my niece was holding the banner.  He suddenly waved his hand to us and make a heart shape through his finger and we are screaming, giggling and we can’t believe “Yohan Hwang notices us” so the crowd’s eyes were also on us! The Police and the people besides us was just laughing at us because ‘grabe gid daw kilig namun.’ One of the police told us that on the 2nd song of Yohan we will enter the VIP. And we’re so shocked! But he it was still the last part of HAHASULA when he signalled us to enter the VIP seats. Quickly, we entered and while we were entering we kept on shouting and giggling because from Gen-Ad to VIP! How lucky us! We enter the VIP through where the Celeb also entered or we can also term it as backstage! Kuya Larry and Capt. Philip told us to stay aside, so we sat on the floor before the front row of the VIP Chairs. We were already close to Yohan! I cri!!!!

He starts to sing his 2nd song and I forgot the title. I just kept on recording him on my phone and God, You created a genius. His voice was totally good. And we are screaming when he hit the highest note of the song. I kept on making the heart shape and waving it. My niece still waves our banner and AGAIN, He notices us. Yes and he really reads our banner and he said “Aww Thank You!” while pointing his finger to us and make the heart shape. We scream again!!! Actually, he notices us many times. On the third song! Thiz iz it! The moment of unexpected!

On the second stanza of the 3rd song he came down from the stage and walked with us. He was already preparing his right hand for us to hug him, yes we hugged him! And we’re the first and lucky fans to hug him. (The photo below is from the recorded live on Facebook by Tito Mike, but he deleted it anyway. Idk )

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After that hugging moment some staff already forbids other fans to hug Yohan. I don’t have the chance to have a selfie with him because some of the VIPs were already after him. 😭 After that we exits and thanked the police who let us enter. After that we went to Municipal hall, hoping we could get the chance to meet him and give the gift personally but unfortunately! After the event they left already to Marbel.

We hugged him, but didn’t have the chance to give the gifts personally. (I was totally out of myself after I hugged him because I can’t even believe it that it happened!) Still, we’re lucky, right? ☺️ Thank Yohan! We’re always be on your side no matter what. Saranghae Oppa!