After that surprisingly overwhelming positive response to my Aftermath report of Kim Hyun Joong’s High Five Touch event (there! I finally got it right… I think?), I suddenly find myself with nothing to write about. That’s one tough act to follow. I’m afraid that those who said that they will continue to read this blog will eventually find out that I’m actually a boring writer.
Interesting to note, though, that those who have passed by this blog for the first time have immediately understood the humor behind it. Meanwhile, some of those who have been lurking (and sometimes de-lurking when they can’t take what they’ve just read) here still misunderstands everything and takes everything seriously. Howell, I don’t have a control over how people think, so I’ll just write whatever I want to write on my own blog. I’m not here to please people, anyway.
One of my childhood best friends who’s into extreme sports wrote this as her Facebook status:
the secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness
and the greatest enjoyment from life…
is to live dangerously..!
I live dangerously by putting myself in the middle of a throng of stampeding Kpop fangirls and writing brutally honest – oftentimes perceived as ‘negative’ – commentary about Korean idols, including – make that ESPECIALLY – my own. Does that count?
September starts tomorrow. Wonder how this month will pan out. I know this is going to be torturous for me, though, with the constant reminders of where I was and what I did exactly one year ago.
Edited to add:
I saw a comment from a Pinoy fan saying something like, these Korean stars (Kim Hyun Joong, in particular) should learn to adapt to our ways (referring to allowing fans to hug and kiss them) because that’s how Filipinos are.
Ay baket, Hapon ba tayo? Mga Puti ba tayo?
In the first place, what right do we have to demand such a thing when these Korean entertainers don’t even earn much from Filipino fans? The Japanese can pretty much demand anything they want because they pay A LOT. We don’t. We even patronize pirated products and merchandise, in the guise of, “we cannot afford the original”. We have no right to be demanding.
Secondly, and corollary to my first point, the Philippines is not only not a big market for Korean stars, there is also little ‘prestige’ that comes with being famous in the Philippines. Unlike, say, being famous in the US or Europe and having non-Asian fans. That’s why these Korean stars, no matter how snobbish they are, suddenly become Mr or Ms Super-Friendly in the presence of non-Asian fans, especially Whites. It’s always cool to have a press release saying, “Mr-So-And-So is a hit with American fans!” with a photo of him being pursued by Caucasians.
This is not meant to put down the Filipino fans. It’s just the way things are.
Edited further to add:
This is really nothing to be too excited about. For all we know, the guy who’s maintaining the topstar_KW account is not really Eric Mun but his manager or someone from the Spy Myung Wol crew. Also, this Twitter account has replied to so many fans, both in and out of Korea. But who cares, it’s not everyday that a legitimate A-list Korean entertainer replies to you on Twitter.
And yes, I realize that my Tweet to him sounds incredibly childish and corny. But hey, this is Eric we’re talking to here. That dude has the weirdest sense of humor, my silly Tweet is nothing to him.