Hello mga Ateh, Kuyah and everything else in between!
I have a confession to make.
Habang busy kayo sa kakapili ng inyong presidentiables, naging uber busy din ako the past weeks kakapili between Gu Jun Pyo and Ji Hoo haha. I’ve recently caught the Korean Wave myself, and it’s changing me big time. Tuloy, when I grow up, I want to be a Korean na haha.
Watching Boys Over Flower is my guilty pleasure haha (walang pakialaman ng trip lol). Many times I find myself unconsciously singing and dancing to K-pop music.
My current ring tone is Nobody and I can’t help but clap when it rings lol. I tune in to Arirang channel on afternoons to learn Korean. Shucks, I can’t even stop making those Korean peace signs when taking pictures.
I know, I fail at life haha
Sino ba kase ang nagpauso ng Korean Wave na yan?
As far as I know, the Korean Wave owes its success to K-dramas. OO alam ko yun, Kdramas are very corny, predictable, cheesy with very simple plot – an arrogant rich boy piggybacks a poor girl and says “Saranghaeyo” and then they live happily ever after. But despite its predictability, K-dramas has been enjoying a phenomenal success around the world.
If you notice, Koreans has been aggressive in marketing their culture through their K-dramas – from the way they set their tables when they eat together to family values to fashion sense to hairstyles to public baths to tourist spots to keeping their old age traditions alive – you will see all of these in every kdrama which makes them more interesting than our usual primetime kapamilya teleseryes. Plus, their production looks expensive and they’re really good at being funny.
Ganito kasi sa tin…
Most of our primetime teleseryes revolve around money, power, greed and revenge, with many sampalan, barilan and fighting scenes. Walang hanggan ang pagdurusa ng bida. At kung di ka ba naman mapamura sa hinaba-haba ng tinakbo ng Mara Clara, 10 taon yata bago makita yun diary na nasa ibabaw lang pala ng TV. And recently, sex themes have began making waves with shows like Margarita, Eva Fonda and Katorse (hellooo nun katorse ako eh naglalaro pa ako ng bending at chinese garter) Maloloka ka sa twists and turns of events. Meanwhile, ang kontrabida eh parang pusa na 9 ang buhay, tipo bang namatay-nabuhay-nasunog-nabuhay-namagmuli pero nabulag eventually mamamatay din either by a gun shot, papasabugin ng bomba o kaya masasagasaan ng truck. HAHAHA. At napansin nyo, laging Mayor or Gobernor ang kontrabida?
I love watching TV to relax esp. after a day of stress. Kaso pag nanood ka ng teleserye dito, mai-stress ka sa dami ng conflicts, angst at anger. Pinersonal ko kaya ang galit ko noon kay Madam Claudia at Gladys Reyes haha
Dito sa tin, we view our entertainment industry as uber jologs and ka-cheapan to the highest level. The Koreans think otherwise. They view the entertainment industry to be a big business that has a domino effect. Nakita nyo naman ang effect ng Korean wave diba? It paved a way to the success of many more industries. Look now, they’re becoming global – many more tourist visit Korea’s tourist attractions they see in movies and k-dramas. Their traditional dress (hanbok) has made its appearance at a prestigious Paris fashion show. A number of Korean restaurants abroad has begun to rise as Korean foods appeal to the global market. Hollywood has done remakes of popular Korean films (like Lake House and My Sassy Girl). Many more countries are buying the rights to remake some k-dramas. Korean celebrities are now making waves in Hollywood (that GI Joe guy, Wondergirls and Rain). Even our very own Charice Pempengco was discovered in Star King, a popular Korean TV show.
We had just as much of an opportunity as the Koreans, but look at us, we’re being left behind. Kontento na tayo sa kakagaya at kakagawa ng remakes – My Girl, Kim Sam Soon, Only You, All About Eve and recently Lovers in Paris (Piolo and KC) and Staiway to Heaven (Richard and Rhian). Ang wish ko lang naman sana eh, makapag-produce din tayo ng mga original teleserye na pang world class ang quality. Kung paano, yun ang di ko alam lol.
Malay nyo, maging daan ito para magkaroon ng Pinoy Wave! Weeeh!
Seo Bae-Nye (aka Chuvaness, haha)