Korean actress Park Shin Hye singing the classic OPM song ‘Kailan’ by Smokey Mountain at her Manila fanmeet last March 16, 2013 (credits: kristal23marie at YouTube)
(Note: I chose this one among the many fancams uploaded on YT because this is the one that shows the complete lay-out of the stage)
Random musings, because my thoughts cannot be contained in 140 characters:
1. I really appreciate Park Shin Hye for making the effort of singing something in Filipino. And she did a pretty good job at it, too.
2. This is the 3rd Korean event in a row where the artist sang something in Filipino. Is this going to be the trend now? MBLAQ is next in line, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they come up with something, as well. All they have to do is to push Thunder to sing something in Tagalog (maybe the Jollibee commercial jingle. Or more likely, In Or Out by Ate Sandara. hehe).
OMG, if CNBlue sings something in Tagalog, I’m gonna die. Something from Eraserheads or Sugarfree, please!
3. I know that the ticket prices aren’t as steep as the other events, but sorry to say this: Those tarpaulins are kind of an eyesore. Parang meeting de avance. Kulang na lang lagyan ng “Park Shin Hye for Senator”. Tarpaulins, per se, are not bad if laid out nicely. This one was… not.
4. Ok, I know that most of Park Shin Hye’s fans are young. But in the age of Google, it’s unforgivable to describe Kailan as a song “originally performed by MYMP“. It’s not even accurate to say that it’s “popularized by MYMP” because the song is already popular before MYMP covered it (which is why they covered it, in the first place). Lesson No. 1: “Kailan” is a song originally performed and popularized by the group Smokey Mountain and was written by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. If you’re too young to even know who Smokey Mountain is, well, I think Geneva Cruz is still very much around, so maybe you know her? She’s the voice behind the original.
5. *Enter Agent P in bitter mode* I’ve been monitoring Park Shin Hye’s Manila trip since her arrival. I saw how gracious she is with fans, even allowing them to approach her and take her pics (although when the mob started to get bigger, she naturally looked scared). I also read – and her translator mentioned it at her It’s Showtime guesting – that she went to Seaside Macapagal to treat her team to dinner and she went out to the market to buy the seafood herself (BTW, really, Ryan Bang? You’re only comparing Park Shin Hye’s popularity in Korea to Kathryn Bernardo? How about Anne Curtis or Angelica Panganiban even if PSH hasn’t done any sexy roles? It’s a much more accurate comparison). Park Shin Hye’s fans are extremely lucky to have found an idol as humble and accommodating as her.
Meanwhile, I’m here in one corner sulking at the fact that I am in the wrong fandom. #diparinmakamoveon #emotera #dramaqueen