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5th year of fun for Filipino K-pop fans

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PHOTO by Hotaru Niitsu/INQUIRER.net

While international K-pop fans in other parts of the world awaited the yearend specials of big Korean networks, Filipino K-pop fans donned their best K-pop paraphernalia and Korean-inspired fashion outfit on a bright Saturday for the most awaited annual K-pop event in Manila.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Made in Korea fun fall looks

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The look: K-pop princesses need to stay fresh and unique-looking all the time, since all eyes are on them. With their countless fans all over the world, K-pop princesses aren’t just trend followers; they’re trendsetters. This look features bright aqua eyes, thick eyeliner with a square wing and gradient-orange lips

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Korean celebrities pop in with their favorite bags

KOREAN celebrities at Furla’s AW2013 press presentation at the Seoul, Chungdam, CAIS Gallery

Members of the Korean K-pop all-female group Girls’ Generation, as well as some notable Korean actresses, made an appearance at Furla’s Autumn-Winter 2013 press presentation at the Seoul, Chungdam, CAIS Gallery on July 25, each carrying a Furla bag.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Why Filipinos love Lee Min Ho (and vice versa)

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PHOTO COURTESY OF WILBROS LIVE

After his short but sweet meet-and-greet event for Bench last November, hallyu heartthrob Lee Min Ho finds himself back on Pinoy soil (and traffic) a mere eight months later, and his loyal Minoz couldn’t be happier.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

The JYJ phenomenon

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It was a scene straight out of a movie. In a conference room at the Seoul Royal Hotel, burly bodyguards clad in black suits with earpieces made sweeps of the room and we wondered briefly if these guys were packing heat.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Take your pick: ‘Hallyu’ weekend concerts with Sungha Jung and CNBLUE

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Hello, Hallyu! Contrary to popular belief, this “Korean wave” phenomenon isn’t just about pretty boys and girls doing cutesy song-and-dance numbers. Next weekend, teenage guitar prodigy Sungha Jung and pop-rock quartet CNBLUE are set to take Manila by storm in two separate shows. Which one will you be watching?

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

K-Pop invades Latin American countries

In this May 11, 2013 photo, a fan of South Korean singer Hyun Joong shows her picture of him as she sits with other fans as they celebrate the singer's birthday in Ramon Castilla park in Lima, Peru. Hundreds of fans of K-pop gather each week in the downtown park to dance to the energetic music. Some dress up as Korean comic book characters. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Teenagers throughout Latin America have long looked north for pop music inspiration. Now the East is rising, with a large and enthusiastic cult of fans in some countries following the K-pop music from Korea.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Seoul food carts: You may even catch your favorite K-pop/ Koreanovela stars grabbing a bite

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MUFFIN-like bread with soft-boiled egg topping

Thanks to my distrust of weather forecasts, I found myself shivering in Seoul last week. Though various weather sites predicted lows of 1-degree Celsius, I still insisted on dressing up like it was spring, foregoing heavy socks and tights in favor of loafers and cotton leggings.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Into the heart of K-Pop

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MBC Dramia, a fictional movie set which served as filming location for famous Korean dramas. PHOTO BY ROSEMARIE RAZON

Whether you switch on your TV or your radio, you can’t escape the way Koreans are Koreanizing the world. Koreanovelas are now a mainstay on Philippine television. And who hasn’t heard “Gangnam Style” of Korean pop musician Psy? K-Pop is practically coming out of our ears, and has become as omnipresent as that most international of Korean brands—Samsung.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Time to meet K-pop’s ‘beastly boys

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MANILA,meet the “beastly idols.” Put your hands up for 2PM’s Taecyeon, Nichkhun, Junho, Wooyoung and Jun. K. PHOTO BY YAM ENRIQUEZ

Late Friday afternoon, the members of 2PM greeted the Filipino media with prim smiles and waves, the occasional giddy shrieks echoing outside Manila Hotel’s Sampaguita room. In front of the cameras, the “beastly idols” of K-pop cut quite dashing figures in white three-piece suits that hid their notoriously toned torsos. But off-cam, the twentysomething gentlemen were more like playful young pups, just as cute, and maybe twice as naughty.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

A Super date with 2PM’s Nichkhun

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PHOTO COURTESY OF BENCH

It’s 2 p.m. in sunny Bangkok. Just inches away, Thai-American K-pop idol Nichkhun is slouched comfortably in his seat, lips curved into that closed-mouth smile of his. He has just finished shooting his ad campaign for Bench at the ultrahip Chamni’s Eye studio in Suan Luang district, and we only have a few minutes to chat before he goes to rehearse for a solo show downtown.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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