Sweet and cold; Korean Ice Creams and Bingsu

June is just a few days away but Summer is far from over!

In fact, the weather in the Philippines is pretty much unpredictable. It maybe rainy in the morning but extremely sunny in the afternoon. With the kind of environment we have, beating the heat is a must! What else would pop-out in your mind when asked what to eat during such situation? ….. Ice cream!

Are you craving for some ice cream now? Then I suggest that you run into the nearest Korean shop and grab some of these featured ice cream from the freezer!

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♦ Ice pops

Eating ice cream can be messy at times but that’s something you don’t have to worry about when eating ice pops. This is the modest form of iced refreshment and also the cheapest one! It is perfect for a quick break or an after meal munch. Ice pop is the Korean version of our ice candy!

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 ♦ Fish-shaped Ice cream – (Boggupang Ice cream)

This creatively designed ice cream can be frequently seen in Korean marts and other supermarkets in the Philippines. The filling is made up of vanilla ice cream and sweet red beans, while the outer layer is composed of a thick wafer.

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♦ Ice cream sandwich and on-stick ice creams

These chiffon-like sandwich vanilla ice cream and Korean ice drops are still the easiest kinds Korean ice cream to find. You can easily spot them in ice cream freezers at convenient stores and supermarkets.

Bingsu

Bingsu is the Korean counterpart of our ‘Halo-halo.’ Nowadays, the popularity of Bingsu, a Korean dessert composed of shaved ice with fresh ingredients, also conquered the rows of choices for desserts. Yes! There are lots of bingsu shops that introduce variety of flavors for K-foodie lovers! See? Koreans love desserts as much as Filipinos do.

Just to give a quick background, bingsu is one of the most popular desserts in Korea and it is highly consumed during summer. Also, this brings a nostalgic feel to Koreans since it’s a big part of their childhood.

Must try flavors:

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Injeolmi – Traditionally, injeolmi is one of the most popular types of Korean rice cake. It has a chewy texture covered with bean powder. Could you imagine the taste when paired with almond flakes and top on a shaved ice?

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** I’ve tried a fruit-patbingsu before and the combination is pretty pleasing for me.

Red Beans – Keep it traditional. Patbingsu, with pat literally meaning red beans is the most classical type of bingsu in Korea. The dessert itself is just made up of ice, red beans and milk.

Fruit – a traditional kid’s favorite! (Sometimes even topped with ice cream).

Here in the Philippines, different shops got their own takes on their bingsu menus so try to keep an eye to it!

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Chocolate – nothing can beat a good chocolate-flavored bingsu topped with chewy small cubes of chocolate brownies or chocolate corn flakes. Sometimes it comes with a scoop of ice cream!

Suddenly craving for bingsu and ice cream after reading this? There are so many bingsu shops opening around the Philippines and convenience stores offering Korean ice cream now so there’s no more excuse not to try one.

Don’t forget to try any of them before the season ends!

Written by Krew Member Mikay Javier

Window of Pain and Glory; DMZ Docs Film Fest

“How humane can we be as a human?”

Not your traditional Korean and mainstream storyline, variety of characters from the seven internationally-acclaimed documentary films opened our eyes on the sensitive issues brought by the divided peninsula of Korea. These films were screened last May 11 to 13 during the Manila leg of DMZ Docs Korean Film Festival held at the Cine Adarna UPFI Film Center Diliman.

Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman

The film ‘Mrs. B a North Korean Woman’ by director Jero Yun, who graced the opening day, rejuvenated the atmosphere of the theater as it officially kicked off the series of documentaries for the festival. Yun’s film revolved around a North Korean who escaped from her motherland, became a human trafficker in China and eventually tried to see asylum in South Korea. The film gained loads of applause as the story ended with a melodramatic tune coming from Mrs. B.

“To inform the public about Korea’s other side through film and visual arts”

After the screening, Korean Cultural Center Director Lee Jin Cheol informed the audience that the Philippine leg of DMZ International Documentary Film festival aims to display the enormous desire of Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to be remembered as a landmark of peace for the two Koreas who are currently facing political issues.

Following are remarks from UP Film Institute Director Sari Raissa Dalena who noted that the selection of films will make known how the country deals with contemporary issues governing Korea and how such films contribute in cultural exchange.

A rundown of commentaries made by Patrick Campos, Director of the Office of Research and Publication of the College of Mass Communication of the University of the Philippines (UP), remind everyone the importance of human subjects as the base of national interest.

Wrapping up the opening ceremony was a talk made by Director Yun himself who gave his best, to answer all the points of interest by the viewers. He also admitted that the story of Mrs. B whom they refer as Madame B during the shoot made a huge impact in his view as a filmmaker and encouraged him to produce a ‘better’ film and at some point made him feel more humane.

Categorically, we may answer the question “How humane can we be as a human?” by simply explaining science theories or stating the good deeds we do for others. However, films like the ones featured in DMZ International Film Festival might also prove that your thinking might be the other way around. See how suffering and survival can make one humane and how perspective could build a strong character inside as a human.

Written by Krew Member Mikai Javier

The Perks of Studying Korean

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Kamusta ka?, did you understand that phrase? If you did, then you might know Tagalog. I will assumt hat you are fluent in English by being able to read this post! You know, living in the Philippines has its advantages and it is because we are exposed to a bilingual type of environment: where people can speak two languages fluently.

In turn, it is easier for us to converse with other people. But as a Korean fan, did you know that adding Korean to our everyday language, is even better! Let me tell you how.

Asides from simply understanding what Song Joong Ki is saying in dramas and knowing what B.I was rapping about in “Rhythm Ta”, learning Korean can help us express ourselves more, increase our intellectual capacity- not to mention even decrease our chances of dementia and help us be ready for our “globalized” world.

There are some words in a certain dialect that cannot be translated. Can you please tell me how to translate, “kilig” in English? Nothing, right? You’d probably describe the feeling rather than a translating the word. How about “멍 (meong)” in Korean? I can’t think of an English word; “dumfounded“, “stare“, “Song Ji-Hyo“?

With this you get to express yourself more because you don’t need to find an equivalent meaning or explain yourself in long sentences when the word that you want to say is right in front of you! You might not notice how many times you already said “aigoo” during your stressful moments.

Another is that learning Korean can help deepen our cognitive ability. It can helps us in multi-tasking, thus expanding the capacity of our brain to work. Studies also show that learning another language helps decrease dementia because it helps our memory. What is it that we do when we learn Korean? We memorize, we recall and we adopt. That’s what exercises our brain constantly.

Lastly, learning Korean can help us as we enter a globalized world. Admit it or not, in finding a job, it would be an asset if you know three (3) languages- or more. Not just that but, if your boss finally assigns you a project in Korea, you won’t think twice because you can converse confidently in Korean!

There’s definitely a number of things you haven’t realized you’re gaining in studying Korean. Sometimes, a drama can get you a job, a song lyric can help you with your memory and a Korean word can help you express yourself!

Face it, there’s more than just understanding what Song Joong Ki said.

Written by Krew Member: Max Chua

6 Korean Travel Variety Shows to Binge-Watch This Summer

It’s summer!

For almost everyone, summer is pretty much synonymous to hitting the beach, throwing pool parties for the fam or the entire barkada, or traveling overseas to catch a cool breeze or bask under the heat of the sun even more.

But for me, a total homebody who prefers staying in the comforts of her home over posing for Insta-worthy sunny season pics, summer is all about binge-watching and catching up on TV shows I missed – that is, of course, whenever I’m not dragged to a trip by relatives or friends.

My guilty pleasure? Korean travel variety shows.

Unlike typical travel programs you see on TV that will simply sweep you across a certain city or country – throwing in facts and tips here and there as the host samples local fare or joins in some loud festival – Korean travel variety shows are not just informative but also extremely entertaining. I’m talking about wacky missions and tons of excitement topped with lots and lots of laughter here!

Indeed, watching K-Celebs exploring a new place abroad or featuring Korea’s lesser-known destinations in these incredibly addictive shows is an experience in its own, and if you’re curious enough to check out one for yourself during your free time, here are six Korean travel variety shows that will give you some good laughs and serious #TravelGoals:

One Fine Day

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MBC Music’s “One Fine Day” (OFD) goes all out in treating your favorite idols to themed trips. In the earlier seasons, OFD is mainly about giving overworked idols a vacation they deserve, but now, each trip almost always comes with a catch.

Among my favorite guests of this show are the boys of SEVENTEEN. In One Fine Day, which was renamed as “13 Castaway Boys” just for them, the group’s survival skills were put to a test as they were marooned on the island of Yeoseo in the southern tip of South Korea, with nothing but a plastic bag packed with items they deemed as their “needs.” Their teamwork, funny antics, and charm in variety probably helped them score another OFD season, the currently-running SEVENTEEN’s One Fine Day in Japan.

Also check out: SHINee Surprise Vacation (Onew in Thailand, Jonghyun in Japan, Key and Minho in England, and Taemin in Switzerland), AOA’s Hainan Getaway, VIXX’s One Fine Day in Jeju, Super Junior’s One Fine Day in Switzerland, and G-Friend’s Variety Training in Cebu

Battle Trip

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Some time last year, there was a fuss around my workplace in Bonifacio Global City. Apparently, Sandara Park was shooting a segment at a restaurant nearby for KBS travel show called “Battle Trip.”

Curious, I checked the show after it aired, and got hooked by its simple yet fresh concept: MCs divide into teams and go on an adventure in exciting destinations. Upon returning to Korea, they will then come together in the studio to talk about their experiences and decide on which team has had the better trip.

While Sandara and her travel buddy Kang Hyoni’s course called “Dara Tour” initially lost to actor-director Kim Min Gyo’s Pattaya, Thailand escapade, she didn’t fail in showcasing the beauty of the Philippines, even defending the country as a safe place to travel for foreigners.

1 Night 2 Days

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This 10-year-old show is one of the longest-running travel-themed programs on air.

Staying true to its motto “real wild road variety”, the 1 Night 2 Days or 1N2D cast members Kim Jong-min, Cha Tae-hyun, Kim Joon-ho, Defconn, Yoon Shi-yoon, and Jung Joon-young embark on different trips throughout South Korea per episode all the while performing a slew of obscure missions to earn rewards (that will make their trip more comfortable)and avoid punishments.

Idol groups like Infinite, APink, and Twice, as well as celebrities like Park Bo Gum, Park Seo Jun, and Han Hyo Joo have graced 1N2D.

New Journey to the West

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Inspired by the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West”, this rollicking travel-reality program follows personalities like Lee Seung-gi, Kang Ho-dong, Eun Ji-won, Lee Su-geun, Ahn Jae-hyun, Kyuhyun, and Mino on a backpacking trip across Xi’an, China.

To make things interesting, the cast portrays characters drawn from the original novel, and together, on their trip of 5 days and 4 nights, they take on a string of games that will send you into fits and fits of laughter.

Youth Over Flowers

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Getting kidnapped has never been this fun.

In “Youth Over Flowers”, celebrities are taken to a far-flung country without prior notice, rendering them completely unprepared for the trip. Every season, the cast spends about a week or so in their destination, filling their time with a number of activities that they planned on their own or have to do for the show.

Among this program’s most notable guests are actors Park Bo Gum, Kang Ha Neul, Jo Jung Suk, and idol group B1A4’s Baro.

Exciting India

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So, what happens when you send five of K-Pop’s biggest stars to a country where very few people know who they are? “Exciting India” has the answer.

In this 4-episode KBS World special, Super Junior’s evil maknae Kyuhyun, Infinite’s leader Sunggyu, CNBLUE’s lead guitarist Jonghyun, EXO’s leader Suho, and SHINee’s main rapper Minho are flown to India as KBS’s newsroom correspondents to create a full-length report on how K-Pop is perceived in the South Asian sub-continent.

Setting forth as men with a mission (well, they look more like university students doing a group project), they scour the city of Mumbai – from the historic Gateway of India, to the cosmopolitan shopping district, to the slums of Dharavi – immersing themselves in the rich Indian culture as they gathered facts, overcame language barrier, and learned the ups and downs of journalism.

Written by The Krew member Andy Flores

Eorininal (어린이날): Children’s Day in Korea

“Children are the future of our nation. Let’s show respect for children. Children who grow up with ridicule and contempt from others will become people who disrespect others, while children who grow up with respect from others will become people who respect others in turn.”

Bang Jeong-hwan (방정환)

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Children’s Day, or Eorininal (어린이날), is celebrated in  Korea on the 5th of May every year. It is a public holiday observed since 1922. Korea sets this date to celebrate children’s happiness and to remind each citizen that the day should be commemorated to promote children’s general welfare and protection.  It is also a way to instill in them a sense of patriotism and national pride.

It is viewed by Korean children in a similar manner as Christmas is viewed by many children in the rest of the world — as a time for gifts and fun. During this day, parents shower their kids with gifts ranging from toys to money. Together with the presents, they also spend time with them by visiting amusements parks, zoos, museums and other places which are children-oriented. In some areas, various cultural programs are also held for both the parents’ and children’s enjoyment.

Children’s Day actually started through the hard work of Bang Jeong-hwan (방정환), a pioneer of Korean juvenile literature and a children’s rights activist. His purpose for the holiday was to promote love, care and respect for the youth because they are the future of the country.

In 1922, Bang Jeong-hwan with a group of Korean students and social leaders came up with the idea of celebrating a holiday that would focus on promoting and improving the social status of Korean children. The first Children’s Day was celebrated on May 1, 1923. Until 1939, Japanese authorities based in Seoul tried to ban the celebrations. After independence in 1945, the holiday was revived. In 1961, it was pushed to May 5 and was officially registered as a holiday in 1970.

Children’s Day not only focuses on celebrating the dignity of children and highlighting their need for care, love, and respect, but also honors adults who contribute to improving the children’s lives.

My Korean brother, Jae-woong, enjoying Children’s day 20 years ago.

It would be great if we also have this kind of holiday in the Philippines, don’t you think so?

Credits: anydayguide.com, wikipedia.com, dodoland.com, 90daykorean.com, aglobalworld.com, teacherspage.com

Written by Krew Member: Miao Canlas

2017 Korean Speech Contest: Treasures from Within

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The grand finals of the much-awaited Korean Speech Contest was held last April 29 at the College of Engineering Theater, University of the Philippines (UP)—Diliman. The contest, made possible by the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in cooperation with the UP Department of Linguistics and the United Korean Community Association of the Philippines, was a way to discover the best Korean speakers in the nation.

The contestants were gathered from six beautiful cities of the Philippines—Baguio, Pampanga, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Manila—to showcase their ability and wit. The theme of this year’s speech contest was “My Treasure”, where the contestants talked about what they hold dear in their hearts.

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Even before the start of event, the attendees were already filled with excitement and energy as they were able to enjoy various booth activities outside the theater, such as Hanbok wearing, Tuho Game, eating Korean food samples care of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and receiving free travel kits from the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). These activities made the attendees more pumped up and enthusiastic as the minutes passed by.

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Ms. Paola Ebora, Events Coordinator of KCC Philippines, hosted the event and started off with asking everyone to sing the national anthems of Korea and the Philippines. This was a great way of showing the continuously increasing partnership of both countries—that beyond the differences in languages and cultures, Filipinos and Koreans have shown optimism and respect to one another, creating an unbreakable friendship that will continuously grow over time.

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Director Lee Jin Cheol, the new Director of the Korean Cultural Center and the First Secretary of the Embassy of Korea in the Philippines, gave his warm welcoming remarks to everyone.  He expressed his gratefulness to be present in an event like this, which, for him, is not only a mere contest, but something that demonstrates how much the Filipinos enjoy the Korean language and culture. Director Lee then wished all the contestants the best of luck, and for everyone to enjoy the show.

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The Korean Speech Contest doesn’t only have a good roster of contestants but also an incredible panel of judges—Director Lee Jin Cheol of the Korean Cultural Center; Director Park In Shik of the Korea Tourism Organization; Mr. Kim Jong Ho, Principal of the Korea International School; Mr. Bang Jong Ryeol, King Sejong Language Institute and KCC instructor; and Ms. Song Ah Reum, First Secretary of the Korean Embassy. They made the contest more exciting as they have prepared questions for the contestants after their speech—which helped exhibit their ability to converse well in the Korean language.

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Once the judges have been introduced and criteria has been announced, it was time to meet the grand finalists. First up was Darla Joyce Dabu from Cainta, who expressed her love for her family and friends. Darla, in “My One Kind of Treasure”, talked about how no one is perfect and that it is okay to make mistakes. She holds her memories close to her heart as they give her strength to carry on with life, and that no matter what happens, we should all protect and cherish our own treasures.

The second contestant was Luxmie Jean Zacal who came from the province of Davao. Her speech titled “Our Family”, talked about how her 9-member family helps one another through the good and the bad, and that their days are always filled with dreams and love.

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Next one up was Jezreel Gibaga from Pasig City. “Which of these Treasured Things?” expressed her love for her family, as they have provided her the gift of life and showed life’s purpose. She also said that people will only be able to treasure others if they know how to treasure themselves, thus, she should be strong and stable to be able to take care of someone.

The fourth one to take the stage was Ronil Carino representing the province of Pampanga. He walked the audience through his life with his speech titled “My Journey in Life”, and how he had persevered to overcome the challenges along the way. Despite the various hardships, Ronil did not quit because he is stronger than his failures. His advice to everyone is to never be discouraged and don’t ever hold back, and that we should always keep the spark burning within us.

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The next finalist was Aubrey Ortega from Manila, who talked about her “Little Things.” She expressed how we should not be stressed out about the various happenings in our lives, instead, we should take a moment to appreciate what we have, even the small things. It’s easy for us to get carried away by the demands of our everyday lives that sometimes, we don’t notice the significance of little things and certain moments. Aubrey is grateful that she can enjoy and appreciate her treasures—the little things in life; and she is definitely making the most out of every moment.

Halfway through the contest, there was a raffle draw where randomly selected attendees won various things such as a KCC tumbler, a limited-edition K-Movie book, a Hallyu Tourist Guide Book, and an Easy Korean Cooking Book. Also, to give everyone a visual break, the beautiful ladies of the KCC Performance Team, NARA, performed a traditional fan dance. The audience was mesmerized with how NARA performed with elegance and grace, showcasing a part of the Korean culture.

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After the visual break, it was then time to hear more from the remaining finalists. The sixth contestant, Anthonette Cantara, also known as Annyeong for some of her friends, came all the way from Cebu. She talked about her “One Dream”, and how her love for the Korean culture started. Anthonette shared that we will find our treasures if we follow wherever our hearts lead us.

The next finalist, Angeleen Lee, a student from the Ateneo De Manila University, expressed her treasure through “My Tall Height.” She shared how her insecurities get the better of her before, because she thinks that everyone is better than her. Angeleen has always been insecure about her tall height—it’s uncommon and was often made fun of when she was young; but now she has learned to accept the things that are out of her control, and appreciate herself more.

The eighth—and the second male—contestant for the day was Carl Kelvin “CK” Sabillo. Through his speech titled “My Music, My Treasure”, he was able to express his love for music and having his own sound. CK admire how he can convey emotions, thoughts, memories, and love through music; and how it helps him to connect to other people’s hearts.

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The next finalist up the stage was Precious Ann Pendon from Iloilo, who is a nurse by profession and an English tutor by passion. Her love for her students was evident through her speech, “My Memories with My Korean Students.” Precious shared how she introduced the Filipino traditions to them and vice versa, and that no matter the distance, their great memories together will always be in their hearts.

The last but not the least contestant was Jerlyn Mercado from Baguio City. Her speech, “Now”, showcased her greatest treasure—this moment, today. There are a lot of things happening in our daily lives, but it is important for us to appreciate—and never take for granted—the people, things, and time that we have now.

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After the amazing speeches of the grand finalists, a Korean Word Ending Game was played up the stage. It was fun to see how the connected the Filipinos are with the Korean language. Val John, a former representative of the Philippines at the 2015 KBS K-Pop World Festival who is now an artist under Star Music, gave a special and lively performance. He performed K-Pop songs and has also showcased his latest single, “Ikaw Pa Rin.”

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The most exciting and nerve-wracking moment finally arrived—the announcement of winners. Before the Top 3 awards, special prizes were first awarded. The Popularity Award goes to Jezreel Gibaga, who has absolutely won the hearts of the aufience. The Best Content Award, on the other hand, was awarded to Jerlyn Mercado.

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The audience, especially the supporters of the contestants, were already on the edge of their seats waiting for the announcement of the grand winners. The third place, who took home Php 5,000.00, a trophy, a scholarship package from KCC, and a goodie bag, was given to Precious Ann Pendon.

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Aubrey Ortega was then announced to be the second place winner and received Php 10,000.00, a trophy, a scholarship package from KCC, and a goodie bag. At that moment, the whole theater was filled with cheers and support.

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The grand prize winner of this year’s Korean Speech Contest took home Php 15,000.00, a trophy, a scholarship package from KCC, a goodie bag, and—here’s the fun part—a round trip to Korea courtesy of the Korea Tourism Organization, and it was none other than Angeleen Lee, who was truly surprised from the announcement.

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The event has been a blast—a treasured moment for most of us. It’s always amazing to witness the increasing interest and love of the Filipinos towards the Korean culture and language. I believe everyone has also thought about what their greatest treasures are on their way home. This contest did not only showcase some of the best talents, but was also a way for us to reflect and realize the beauty of every given moment. To anyone who is learning or planning to learn the Korean language: get ready and have fun—you might be the one up on the stage next year. 🙂

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Photos taken by Krew Member April Aquino

Written by Krew Member Nikki Harriet Cunanan

5 BTS: The Wings Tour Moments We Can’t Wait To Experience In Manila

We’re just a few days away from the 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour in Manila, and we could hardly contain our excitement!

Arguably the most-anticipated K-Pop concert of the year, The Wings Tour in Manila (6-7 May) sold out some 20,000 tickets in just a few hours on the first day of ticket selling alone – a true battle of blood, sweat, and tears among the ever-so-passionate ARMYs.

As we count down the days till we witness Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V, and Jungkook set the SM Mall of Asia Arena stage on fire for their third solo concert in the country, let’s run through five The Wings Tour moments we couldn’t wait to experience on both days of BTS’ stop in Manila:

The super lit set list

 

The Wings Tour is divided into four glorious parts on top of VCRs and talking segments. Kicking off with the kinetic “Not Today” numbers and a slew of intro songs, BTS will then treat the audience to solo stages, to be followed by a medley featuring their title songs before they ease down to the encore, capping off the show with “Spring Day.” Crowd favorites like “Fire”, “Dope”, and “Baepsae” are also part of the concert’s set list.

The seven solo stages

We’ve seen BTS hold unit stages at their past concerts, but they’ve never really dedicated an entire segment to solo performances, so we sure are looking forward to the the seven stages of each member this time around. From Taehyung and Jin nailing the high notes in “Stigma” and “Awake” to Hobi’s à la worship “Mama” stage to Jungkook showcasing some impressive footwork during “Begin”, we’ll get to watch the Bangtan Boys bare their souls through powerful, uplifting, sometimes sensual, sometimes heart-wrenching numbers that we certainly won’t forget any time soon.

Watching the live performances of “Spring Day” and “Not Today” for the first time (in the flesh!)

This would be the first time we will be seeing the choreography of “Spring Day” and “Not Today”, as well as the other songs in the Wings and You Never Walk Alone albums including “Blood, Sweat & Tears”, performed live right before our very eyes – of course, we are pumped!

Taking part in the fan projects

From creating a rainbow ARMY Bomb ocean in the US, to forming encouraging messages that illuminated an entire arena in Thailand, ARMYS have always believed in “go big or go home” when it comes to packing a surprise for the boys. And since we PH ARMYs don’t want to get left behind, we have something in store for BTS, too! So if you’re attending the show, it would be best for you to familiarize yourself with all the fan projects and share the word to your fellow concert buddies!

Singing along to “2!3! (Hoping For More Good Days)”

What better way to make your fans feel loved than by writing a song especially for them? That’s exactly what BTS did. “2! 3! (Hoping For More Good Days)” is the ARMYs’ official fan song that says so much about the ups and downs that the band and the entire fandom endured together, and getting the opportunity to sing along to it is a chance we definitely wouldn’t miss. After all, it’s not everyday we get to express our love and gratitude to our ultimate bias group by singing back to them with all our heart.

Written by The Krew member Andy Flores