Hi everyone!

I just thought I’d drop a line in the blog while taking a break from studying for my two parasitology lab tests this week. It’s been pretty grueling for me, mostly because we’re having two tests back to back and I’m really worried that I won’t be fully prepared by the time the tests come up. As a matter of fact, I’m still in the midst of finishing up some flash cards for the exams, in which I’m about two-thirds of the way though. But I’ve been at this for hours, so let me take a quick bit of time to relax.

During my breaks today (which I guiltily admit that there were many of) I’ve been hanging out at an international forum called Spectacle!, which is devoted to the Wonder Girls. If you haven’t noticed from my previous posts already, I’ve been kinda obsessed with the group since I’ve downloaded their album. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been a fan of pop-music, but especially interested in Asian pop-music. I remember back to the days when I was a big fan of BoA (a Korean artist who is breaking into the American music scene) and Utada Hikaru (a Japanese girl, who graduated from Columbia University and went back to her country to become a pop-star). Now there seems to be a Wonder Girls craze, and I’m caught up in the rush.

I’ve made a couple of new friends at Spectacle!, many of whom I was pleasantly surprised to learn were located in the Philippines. There are apparently a lot of fans like me here, and it’s been nice getting to talk to some of them.

From left to right: Ye Eun, So Hee, Sun Ye, Yoo Bin & Sun Mi
The Wonder Girls: From left to right: Ye Eun, So Hee, Sun Ye, Yoo Bin & Sun Mi

If you guys are a fan of K-pop and happen to be located in the Philippines, I wanted to get this article out to you. Click here to read it. It’s a little exciting, and the prospect of bringing some beloved K-pop starts for a national concert would be totally sweet. Not only would it keep the Korean-Filipino relations strong, it would allow us all located in the Philippines to actually go and see some of our favorite stars. A lot of my friends here are K-pop fans, and I guess it’s not surprising since our countries are so close to each other. The influx and exchange of cultural ideas such as music were bound to entice us at some point. So basically if there’s enough demand, famous K-pop stars might be able to come and grace us with their presence for an awesome concert. I would love to see BoA, 2PM, Big Bang, f(x), 4 Minute and of course the Wonder Girls come for a national concert. The best part of it would be that it would be this November… a time coming up where I’d have a little more free time than I have now. I would totally buy a ticket! So if any of you are in the Philippines and want your favorite K-pop starts to come on over make your voices heard! I know there are plenty of you out there.

Ah… okay. I guess I’m a little too big of a fan, but seriously listening to K-pop music has been getting me through this studying. I’m off to finish up these flash cards, and then I’ll be reading my laboratory manual some more. Then hopefully off to bed. Guys, wish me luck!

And shoutouts to the Wonder Girls, Spectacle! and all the other K-pop stars who have inadvertently been keeping me sane these past few days. Kamsahamnida!

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