Pinoys have inarguably dipped their toes in the K-Pop pool. Hindi siyempre magpapahuli ang Pilipinas kung Korean fever din lang ang pag-uusapan dahil talagang patok na patok sa bansa ang mga Korean artists na patuloy na nagpapakilig ng mga Pinoy fans. I find it amusing that despite the language barrier, I see and hear hardcore fans know every word, every line of the songs they sing and every step of the dances they do.
Bianca Gonzalez, my co-host on SNN, recently had an exclusive interview with Korean heartthrob Lee Min Ho. Sino ba naman ang hindi nakakakilala sa kanya? Bata man o matanda ay tiyak na kilala siya bilang si Gu Jun Pyo, the hot-headed but charismatic leader of F4, sa hit Korean drama series na Boys Over Flowers na ipinalabas sa ABS-CBN. Who wouldn’t fall for his drop-dead gorgeous looks and killer smile? I’m sure every fangirl would like to be on Geum Jan Di’s shoes.
Sinabi ni Lee Min Ho kay Bianca that he wants to meet his Pinoy fans kaya lang sobrang busy siya sa kanyang schedule. “The truth is I really wanted to visit the Philippines. If not for my busy schedules, I will go there tomorrow. There are people who were inviting me to go there. So I really hope that I could also visit and see your country.”
Ikinuwento rin niya kay Bianca that his friend Kim Bum (F4’s So Yi Jung) was so happy when he visited the country to shoot an RC Cola softdrink commercial with young actress Maja Salvador. “Kim Bum told me that he had a great experience in your country that’s why I’m hoping that I could go there. I’m sure I will enjoy my stay there.”
Incidentally, isa si Bianca sa limang masuwerteng girls who got a once in a lifetime chance to meet and bond with Kim Bum in Seoul and Jeju Island, South Korea when the actor starred in a special television program titled World Date with Kim Beom to celebrate the 7th anniversary of KBS World.
Na-miss n’yo na ba si Lee Min Ho? The long wait is finally over dahil muli siyang magbabalik sa telebisyon with his new Korean series titled Perfect Match. Kung noon ay gumanap siya bilang astig na si Gu Jun Pyo sa BOF, this time he will play a straight guy who pretends to be gay in order to become a roommate with a girl played by actress Son Ye Jin. Mabuking kaya ng babae ang karakter ni Lee Min Ho na hindi pala siya gay at paano kapag nalaman niyang mahal pala siya nito? Knowing Lee Min Ho, he will make every girl’s heart flutter again with his irresistible charm kaya naman tiyak na aabangan ang series ng kanyang mga fans.
Kaibigan, usap tayo muli!
Points of Boy
by Boy Abunda