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Korean Music Review

TITLE: The Korean invasion comes ashore AUTHOR: Lim Jin-Mo SOURCE: http://joongangdaily. com SUMMARY: Korea has been striving with excellence in their “hallyu wave” these days or better known as “Korean Invasion” not just in their popular koreanovelas but more on their music known as Kpop. Kpop music is gaining worldwide recognition due to their popularity in United States, England, France, Japan as well as Philippines. Big thanks to Youtube, Twitter and other networking sites.

Kpop have been completely befuddled by the unexpectedly outstanding stage performance like their dynamic dance, good singing talent, and outstanding appearance, not to mention the attractive qualities of Kpop itself. There is no exaggeration to this Kpop fever at all because it has emerged on the international stage as a new trend in the music industry. NEW IDEAS LEARNED/ SIGINIFICANT IDEAS: Kpop music is the new trend in the pop music industry.

And its popularity is quickly spreading all over the globe. IDEA I AGREE WITH: Technology is a big factor to consider in scattering out magnificent talents. Social networking sites just like Youtube and Twitter are proven to be a way of searching through a pool of different talents. These sites are prominent sources of several outstanding people who can be place in the big screen just like our very Charice Pempengco. IDEA I DISAGREE WITH:

Though it is not directly stated in the selection, this Kpop invasion at some point cause to be a hindrance to us Filipinos to have a chance to explicitly reveal and build up our talents in music up to the next level same with the other countries like China and Japan. In my standpoint, OPM songs and Filipino talents have a great chance and opportunity to be stars in other foreign countries as well. This Kpop invasion is slowly dwindling our patriotism towards prioritizing our own music style. IDEAS I CAN RELATE TO MY OWN LIFE:

Well, music is a universal language and anybody can listen to whatever music they like and still appreciates it. While reading this text, I just stop for a while and allow myself to realize that despite the language barrier between Filipinos and Koreans, we are or maybe some are magically hypnotized by their spell. How many Filipinos understand the song of Wonder Girl’s “Nobody, But You”? Maybe not that a lot except for those who are addicted to Korean music who finds time to study Hangeul. But who will disagree that this typical song can capture the hearts of Pinoys?

Please don’t deny that you have done this because even my mom can do it: singing the chorus, gesturing your right hand saying no, pointing the two index fingers while raising the right knee and not to mention that you have to clap your hands twice after. Funny isn’t it? But absolutely true! Can we blame Filipino music producers? Who will idolize the copycat XLR8? IDEAS I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT: In the future I just want my questions to be answered: Will this Korean wave last? Or it is just a fad that may die slowly and gradually? Let’s see. OTHER REACTIONS/COMMENTS:

Have you ever asked yourself why so many Filipinos move to the groove of Koreans’ catchy tunes? Have you ever asked yourself why their songs are such a hit in this non-speaking Korean country? Have you ever asked yourself why we accept Kpop groups in open arms despite the language barrier? Have you ever asked yourself if you are up to do something to let “Ppop” to be the next trend that will not gradually fade? I’m not saying we easily admire things that caught our easy-to-please attention but what I’m trying to let you know is that Filipinos should be patriotic.

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