[KREW Says] Our Memories of Seoul

Due to the COVID-19 breakout early this year, countries across the world have imposed precautionary measures to prevent the further ramification of the pandemic. This included banning non-essential international travels bound to and from severely affected countries. Because of this, we are all forced to stay at home and just miss The Land of the Morning Calm—South Korea. 

Here are some of our memories from the last two years’ worth of visit with fellow KREW members! 

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KCC PH to hold ‘PKS Rewind 2020 Online Reunion’

With venues shut down in the country amidst the coronavirus pandemic, let the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) of the Philippines take you to an online nostalgic and electrifying trip with Pinoy K-pop Star (PKS) Rewind this August 21, 2020. This is the first-ever major online concert under the Korea at Home campaign. Absolutely nothing can stop you from participating and engaging with K-Culture even in this quarantine period as we offer you the best-of-the-best lineup from the previous PKS performers who brought out of this world talent to the stage. 

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Win Extraordinary Prizes in Korea at Home Photo & Essay Contest!

The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) of the Philippines has prepared numerous activities for the month of August, keeping true to its commitment of holding K-Events to reach more fans in the country even in this time of pandemic. 

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PKS Winner Highlight: The Grandiose Dauntless Star, Hazelyn Grace Dequit

To keep the Pinoy K-Pop Star season hyped despite not having an actual event, we sat down with our 2019 pool of winners for an online interview to look back on their journey as well as to look forward to what’s in store for them after their success in Pinoy K-Pop Star after a year!

With that in mind, let us have a glimpse on the 2019 PKS’ Vocal Category – first (1st) place winner, our lovable damsel, HAZELYN GRACE DEQUIT!

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PKS Winner Highlight: I Love Myself ‘Cause We’re Dalla Dalla, YARA

Moving forward in keeping the hype of the PKS season, it is now time to get to know more about the second (2nd) runner-up winner for the Performance Category. Let us see what’s behind their journey and success last Pinoy K-Pop Star 2019. IT’Z ME, IT’Z THEM, IT’Z NO OTHER THAN, YARA!

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[KREW Says] MANNERS IN KOREA PART 1—EATING AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE

Writer’s note: This is the first installment of a multi-part series about the Do’s and Don’ts in Korea. This blog entry is about the basic rules of etiquette when having a meal with your friend’s family at their home.

Okay, after securing a visa, you are now finally on your way to Korea to meet your Korean friend and see the sights and sounds of Seoul. Right before you board the plane, your friend texts you and invites you to have dinner at their house with their family. You’re excited, but also a little scared. How are you supposed to act? What are the basic rules of etiquette when visiting and eating in a friend’s home in Korea?

Well, worry no more, fambam. I’ll give you some tips on how to survive your first meal with Koreans. Having lived in Korea for a couple of years, I learned that while Korea is mostly a dynamic, modern country, the most common courtesies are still very traditional, and you might be considered rude if you don’t do them.

You ready to learn? Let’s start.

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[KREW Says] Creatively Dealing with Childhood Trauma – It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

For the longest time, most people are told to always be happy, to always find things to be grateful for even in the smallest things, to stay optimistic when things don’t go well or according to how they want. While the gesture could help us in several ways, sometimes it could be nothing better than plain toxic positivity which could result in denial, minimization, and invalidation of the authentic human emotional experience¹.

Netflix’s new k-drama series, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, features people dealing with different kinds of mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), antisocial personality disorder (APSD), bipolar disorder, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)—effectively minimizing the stigma about people experiencing it.

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[KREW Says] Constitution Day in South Korea

Two Korea flags under blue clouds | Photo by Pikrepo.com

Each year, South Korea celebrates Constitution Day (Jeheonjeol) on July 17 to honor its constitution. The South Korean Constitution was promulgated on July 17, 1948, with its ninth revision on October 29, 1987 currently being followed by the country.

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[KREW Says] Ahgase x Zquad’s twitter listening party must have been the cutest fandom interaction

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Fans of GOT7 (“IGOT7” or “Ahgases”) and Zayn Malik (“Zquads”) shared their interest and appreciation of the music from both artists through a Listening Party held last June 26 to 28 on Twitter.

While other fanbases were busy competing against each other for music shows and comeback views, Ahgases and Zquads were busy interacting and introducing good music to each other as they listened to GOT7 and Zayn’s masterpieces through online shared playlists for three straight days. 

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