Category Archives: Hallyu

K-Bazaar – Hallyu Market 2022 coming to SM Pampanga on Oct. 29

MAKEITLIVE is bringing Hallyu Market 2022 to SM Pampanga this October 29, 2022! Fans of everything hallyu in Pampanga will get to experience a one-day K-Bazaar with everything hallyu. From searching for your hard-to-find K-merchs from your favorite artists from our Hallyu Market merchants, learning more about K-Beauty from our K-Beauty partners, and a selection of K-Food from expect exciting activities from Viu Philippines!

Don’t miss this exciting Hallyu Market SM Pampanga stop this October 29, 2022!

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Binge the best K-FLICKS at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Korean Film Festival

It’s time to grab your movie-buds and enjoy a new cinematic experience! Get ready for some serious laughing, screaming, and kilig-tears when you watch the best of K-films at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Korean Film Festival: Seoul Spotlight running until September 27. The film fest kickstarted on September 20, at the special screening of South Korea’s official submission at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival: Decision to Leave. Among those in attendance were esteemed Korean Culture Center Director Im Young A and renowned film directors Jeffrey Hidalgo, Dennis Marasigan, Easy Ferrer, Bobby Bonifacio, Jr., and RC Delos Reyes. Also present at the event are actors Eric Ejercito and power couple Elijah Canlas and Miles Ocampo, rising artists Joaquin Canlas, Rob Deniel, Silas, and Valfer, along with other Viva artists.

Korean Film Festival: Seoul Spotlight is part of Ayala Malls Feed Your Seoul celebration, which aims to bring the best of South Korean culture to Filipinos on a nationwide scale. Recently, Ayala Malls brought K-Pop stars BamBam, Lapillus, and Soyou to the local stage to finally extend safe face-to-face entertainment for Pinoy fans. Smiles and screams flooded the malls to show support for their most beloved idols. Ayala Malls is bringing this energy to the big screen as cinemas play South Korean’s most heart-pumping flicks.

Ready for your weeklong K-flicks binge? Korean Film Festival: Seoul Spotlight is happening at Glorietta, TriNoma, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Centrio, Ayala Malls Capitol Central, and Ayala MarQuee Mall.

Movie line up
Discover Korean films’ distinct cinematography and fresh storylines that will both tickle the funny bone and bring butterflies to the stomach. Thrill seekers can also get their fix by watching unique horror concepts and gripping crime plots featuring varying themes—from tackling social inequality to delving into the human psyche. Audiences of all ages will surely be fascinated!

Get your detective gears running:

South Korea’s official submission at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d’Or “Decision to Leave” debuted in the Philippines on September 20, ahead of its US and UK theater release, commencing the Seoul Spotlight. It will also have its exclusive regular run across Ayala Malls Cinemas from September 28 to October 4. The romantic mystery featuring “The Late Autumn” and “Wonderland” star Tang Wei and “Ode to Youth” and “The Host” star Park Hae-il follows the story of a detective who becomes enthralled by a widow after she becomes the prime suspect in his murder investigation. Decision to Leave is directed by Cannes Film Festival Best Director winner Park Chan-wook—one of the most successful and critically praised filmmakers in South Korea known for directing visually stunning and breathtakingly violent dramas “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” (2002), “Oldboy” (2003), “Thirst” (2009) and “The Handmaiden” (2016).

What’s more for mystery and crime films? The Policeman’s Lineage starring Parasite actor Choi Woo-Shik shows a by-the-book police officer’s struggle to investigate a team leader who believes the chase of crime should be justified even if it’s illegal.

On The Line, on the other hand, revolves around a victim of voice phishing who goes out of his way to infiltrate the organization behind the system.

Get spooked with these Thrillers:

Cinephiles who like to be kept at the edge of their seats are in for a treat with Seoul Spotlight’s lineup! Ashfall, featuring “Train to Busan” star Ma Dong-Seok, Miss A member Bae Suzy, and “Squid Game” star Lee Byung-hun, highlights the pandemonium that ensues after the eruption of an active volcano, and the chaos that follows after a threat of more imminent eruptions.

Meanwhile, the action thriller Emergency Declaration shows the unprecedented terror that occurs inflight forcing the aircraft to declare an emergency. The movie has one of the most powerful casts ever assembled in a Korean movie, featuring “Parasite” star Song Kang-ho, “G.I. Joe” star Lee Byung-hun, and “The World of the Married” star Park Hae-Joon.

Horror fans can surely appreciate the Anthology Horror film Urban Myths which consists of ten different horror stories felt in familiar everyday life places like noise between floors, old furniture, mannequins, tunnels, and social media.

Feel-good films for all ages:

Following the intense line-up, it is always good to wrap everything up with light-hearted films that will either tug at heartstrings or make the stomach ache from too much laughing. Putting a spotlight on outcasts is In Our Prime which revolves around the story of a genius mathematician with a hidden past and a needy student who has given up on math.

Additionally, the romantic drama Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 is based on the best-selling novel of the same name and tells the story of a woman in her 30s who suddenly shows signs of being inhabited by others such as her late mother and older sister, and the stories of the people connected to her.

On the other hand, The Golden Holiday, which is set in the Philippines, is a comedy film that follows the story of a man who sets out for Manila to find his friend who scammed him under the guise of going on vacation.

Last but definitely not least on the line-up is the fantasy comedy The Dude In Me, where a weak high school student and a mighty gangster exchange their bodies accidentally.

Special admission prices
Visit Ayala Malls Cinemas today and discover why Korean films are dominating global cinema at special admission prices! Catch a flick at only P250 per ticket in Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Glorietta, and TriNoma; and P200 per ticket in MarQuee Mall, Centrio, and Capitol Central.

What’s more, Ayala Malls Cinemas is offering special Festival Passes! Watch three movies for only P650 or seven movies for only P1,500 in Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Glorietta, and TriNoma. Meanwhile, you can also watch three movies for only P500 or seven movies for only P1,200 in MarQuee Mall, Centrio, and Capitol Central.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
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Korean superstar Kang Daniel returning to Manila on October 22

Korean superstar Kang Daniel has confirmed the Asia route of his World Tour following the concerts in Seoul and Japan. Konnect Entertainment has announced the seven cities tour including Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. “KANG DANIEL TOUR IN ASIA will start in MANILA on October 22, 2022 at the New Frontier Theater. Tickets will go on-sale on October 1, 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph and all TicketNet outlets nationwide. Presented by Konnect Entertainment, Genie Music and promoted by Wilbros Live.

Last month, Kang Daniel was well received by performing his first concert in Seoul three years after his solo debut. As local and international fans attended, they witness the amazing performance of the superstar after the long wait, which was delayed by the pandemic. On October 15 and 16, the heat will continue in Osaka and Yokohama, Japan. Due to the demand, the first solo concert will be expanded to a world tour. Kang Daniel recently made a strong impression on the overwhelming stage at the Kelly Clarkson Show, starting with the US Grammy’s “Press Play”. It also signed a contract with Warner Music Japan to confirm its entry into the country, signaling the start of its global activities. Kang Daniel’s management Konnect Entertainment explained that “This Asia Tour shows Kang Daniel’s spectrum that extends to the global stage”.

For more information, follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

There and Back Again World Tour: Eric Nam Live in Manila 2022

R&B singer-songwriter Eric Nam is coming back to Manila and he’ll be bringing There And Back Again World Tour which will be held this November in Samsung Hall, SM Aura. Since his debut in 2013, he was named GQ Korea’s Man of the Year in 2016, included on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia in 2017, and honored as one of YouTube Music’s Global Trending Artists on the Rise in 2019. Eric Nam’s last performance in Manila was in January 2020 when he brought his Before We Begin Tour at New Frontier Theater.


Live Nation Philippines presents
There And Back Again World Tour
ERIC NAM
Live in Manila
November 10, 2022
Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier

TICKET PRICES
GA Standing – ₱ 4,750
Balcony – ₱ 3,250

Meet & Greet Experience:
₱10,350
Inclusions:
-Meet Eric Nam for a photo opportunity (groups of 5+ in a photo)
-Early entry into the GA floor
-Designated lane for queuing
-Autographed poster
-1 GA Standing ticket

TICKETING ON-SALE DATES
-General On-Sale: September 8, 2022 (10am – Philippine Time)
via SM Tickets outlets and online: www.smtickets.com

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) celebrates 10 years in the Philippines through a two-day Korea travel fair!

To celebrate the 10th year since the opening of its Manila Office, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), together with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center (KCC), is having the two-day event entitled: “2022 Korea Festival” at the Glorietta Activity Center and Palm Drive Activity Center, Makati City on September 10-11, 2022. The 2022 Korea Festival is expected to showcase the Past and Present of Korean culture and increase the interest of Filipinos to experience Korea through a grand Korea Travel Fair. This is the first time that the Embassy, KTO and KCC will be celebrating Korean Thanksgiving or Chuseok for an event together.

A collaboration of all-things Korean, the Embassy, KTO and KCC invite all Korean culture and tourism lovers to visit and enjoy the activities prepared during the two-day event. To highlight tradition and Korea’s history-rich culture, the activities attendees may participate in include wearing of Hanbok or Korean traditional clothing; playing Korean traditional games such as ddakji, dalgona candy and jegichagi; and learning Hangeul or Korean calligraphy. Since it is also Chuseok in Korea, we cannot miss to highlight Songpyeon or half-moon-shaped rice cake making and tasting session, which is a must-have during Chuseok time in Korea. Meanwhile, modern activities include busking and picnic experiences as if you are in the streets of Hongdae or riverbanks of the Han River.

Travel to Korea begins again as Korea welcomes back Filipino tourists starting June 1, 2022. From then until August 2022, Korea has recorded over 60% increase of Filipino tourist arrivals compared to last year’s numbers. To reignite the interests of Filipinos and make Korea their first international destination after the pandemic, KTO is partnering with seven (7) airlines and five (5) local travel agencies to offer special promo fares and installment deals just for this weekend’s Korea Travel Fair. These seven airlines include: Korean Air, Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Fly Gangwon, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia. While partner travel agencies namely – Ark Travel Express, Horizon Travel & Tours, Pan Pacific Travel Corporation, Rakso Air Travel & Tours, and Travel Specialist Ventures, will offer flexible payment terms and installment options available to BPI credit and debit card holders. As a bonus, visitors who will purchase within the promotion period from any of the participating partners may redeem special gifts from KTO.

To join the celebration, K-pop soloist and former SISTAR member, SOYOU, will come all the way from Korea to perform for Filipino fans on Sunday, September 11, 2022. She will serenade the audience with some of her best hits – “I Miss You” from K-drama Goblin, “Rain” featuring EXO’s Baekhyun, and mega-hit “Some” featuring Junggigo. Aside from Soyou, Korean talents Painters and Superstick will also come to Manila to grace the event. Live musical performances, travel quizzes and talk show, fun games, and mix of modern and traditional activities will complete the two-day program line-up on stage.

For more updates, visit Korea Tourism Organization Manila’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/koreatourismmanila/

Hwang In Youp scheduled for Manila return on Sept. 24

South Korea’s rising star Hwang In Youp is set to come back in Manila for his 1st official fan meeting 2022 HWANG IN YOUP 1st Fan Meeting in Manila on September 24, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater.

HWANG IN YOUP is a South Korean Actor who debuted in 2017 as a runway model before launching his acting career in 2018 with a lead role in Playlist Studio’s web drama . He has been steadily growing his acting career since then and his name rose rapidly after his performance as the beloved second lead, Han Seo Jun, in the drama adaptation of the highly popular webtoon, , which started airing in late 2020. HWANG IN YOUP recently strengthened his position as a trending young actor by leading Netflix’s series, , and , which finished its run last 23 July after 16 episodes.

Apart from the confidence that Hwang In Youp radiates with his icy yet warm charms, fans can expect a memorable night as the actor will have exclusive up-close interaction with them, will sing songs and lucky winners will even have the chance to get hold of his autograph during the fan meeting.

Proudly presented by KEYEAST, APPLEWOOD and OVATION PRODUCTIONS, Tickets to 2022 HWANG IN YOUP 1st Fan Meeting in Manila are now available at all ticketnet outlets and ticketnet.com.ph

NCT 127 Neo City: Manila The Link 2022

South Korean pop group, NCT 127 returns to Manila and will be headlining their first solo major concert, bringing the group’s on-going world tour Neo City – The Link which will be held on September 4 at the Mall of Asia Arena. This will be the group’s second performance in the Philippines. The tour is in support of NCT 127’s third studio album Sticker.


Pulp Live World presents
NCT127
Neo City – The Link
Live in Manila
September 4, 2022 – 5pm
Mall of Asia Arena

TICKET PRICES
Standing 1, 2, 7 – Php12,000
VIP Seated – Php12,000
Upper Box – Php7,500
General Admission – Php4,500
Generic – Php3,500
*Prices exclusive ticketing service charges*

TICKETING ON-SALE DATE:
-August 21, 2022 – 12noon (Philippine time)
Tickets will be sold via SM Tickets outlets and online: www.smtickets.com

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Concert Round-up: Successful K-Pop Masterz with Treasure, Bambam, Jackson Wang at MOA Arena

On the evening of Friday, July 29, 2022, Korean stars Treasure, BamBam, and Jackson Wang all gathered together for 2022’s KPOP MASTERZ in Manila. After a climactic countdown, the first act of the night, Treasure— entered with a striking performance of ‘Jikjin’, followed with a selection of their songs such as ‘I LOVE YOU’, ‘MY TREASURE’, and ‘MMM.’ Shortly after, the fetching host of the evening, Kring Kim—with her vibrant pink hair and lively aura entertained the crowd with a few games.

Kicking off with treasure match wherein the members split into two groups competing against each other. It was team ‘mahal kita’ v.s ‘team gwapo’, engaging in battles of “bato-bato pik” and “Ddakji”, the notorious Korean game popularized by Squid Game. Treasure then wrapped up their segment with ‘BOY’ and a remixed performance of their viral hit song ‘DARARI’.

Up next was Bambam, opening with ‘wheels up’, and unexpectedly surprising the audience with a heartfelt performance of ‘Ngiti’ by Ronnie Lang – as per an old vow from one of his past shows in Manila a few years back.

Bambam, of course, kept to his promise and sang the song for his fans. During BB’s Yes or No segment, he proudly showcased his ability to say ‘i love you’ in six different languages, told his fans that he wanted to build a night market and name it #BamBamShotPuno, and even expressed that bangus is the best fish he tried, thus making #Bamngus trending on twitter. The highlight of the night, however, was when Bambam invited Sandara Park onstage for a special performance of 2NE1’s ‘I Don’t Care’. Bambam then encouraged his fans to do Got7’s fanchant as he ended his segment with a performance of ‘riBBon’ with Sandara.

Jackson Wang, the final act of the night, opened with ‘Cruel’ and swarmed the stage with dusky yet enticing themes. He also performed ‘Blow’ and new songs from his upcoming ‘MAGICMAN’ album. Jackson acknowledged and praised how genuine and passionate the crowd’s cheers were, even going as far as to say that he could feel that his fans truly meant it. The Got7 member ended the night with a charismatic finale of ‘100 ways’.

Everything that had transpired wouldn’t have been possible without Inang Reyna of Kpop Happee, Sir Vernon, and everybody at Pulp Live World. We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to them for giving teume’s and aghase’s the novelty to see their idols and witness their performances live, and for making their dreams come true for the night.

See more photos from the show here
Words by: Manila Concert Scene

Yugyeom Live in Manila

AhGaSes! You’ll definitely want to be around when YUGYEOM finally visits Manila for his first-ever solo concert! He’s excited to meet his fans live once again with various intimate fan activities that include a Meet & Greet and Goodbye Session for lucky fans!

Last May, YUGYEOM embarked on a European solo tour with sold-out stops and is now on his way to visiting his fans in Asia with concerts happening in Bangkok and finally, Manila this August!

In February 2021, GOT7’s maknae was revealed to have signed an exclusive solo contract with AOMG partnered with his dance visual video release, “FRANCHISE”.

In June 2021, YUGYEOM made his first comeback as a solo artist under AOMG with his 7-track EP, Point Of View: U, wherein he collaborated with top hip-hop artists Jay Park, GRAY, Loco, punchnello, DeVita. His pre-release single titled I Want U Around (Feat. DeVita) debuted at #2 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart with his EP debuting at #11 on the Gaon Album Chart. Another song, All Your Fault (Feat. GRAY) also debuted at #15 on the Gaon Album Chart.

PULP Live World presents YUGYEOM LIVE IN MANILA happening on August 19, 2022 (Fri) at the New Frontier Theater. The show starts at 7 PM so see you there!

Tickets are priced at Royalty = Php9,500, Premium Standing = Php7,500, Regular Standing = Php5,500 and Balcony Seated = Php4,500. Ticketing fee will be applied. Tickets will be available on July 17 (12nn), Sunday at all Ticketnet Outlets nationwide or via online at http://www.ticketnet.com.ph.


Pulp Live World presents
YUGYEOM
Live in Manila
August 19, 2022 – 7pm
New Frontier Theater

TICKET PRICES
Royalty A & B Standing – Php10,070
Royalty Seated – Php10,070
Premium Standing – Php7,950
Regular Standing – Php5,830
Balcony – Php4,770
*Prices inclusive ticketing service charges*

Tickets available at all Ticketnet outlets and online: http://www.ticketnet.com.ph

VENUE SEATMAP

Get SEOUL-ful at Ayala Malls! Immerse in K-culture with Ayala Malls’ Feed Your Seoul campaign

Jump into a SEOUL-ful adventure you cannot miss! Ayala Malls is bringing South Korean culture closer to Filipinos by celebrating the best and most beloved Korean food, fashion, beauty,, sports, K-pop, K-drama, and more. Ongoing until the end of the year, the cultural takeover is part of the mall’s Feed Your Seoul campaign. It kickstarts with the arrival of K-Pop superstar, BamBam, for an exclusive fansign event in Ayala Center Cebu and Ayala Malls Manila Bay.

In the flesh: Say hello to BamBam!
BamBam is the next KPOP idol to hold a solo fansign event in the country. Preceded by Jung Yerin and fellow GOT7 member YOUNGJAE, the Thai superstar isn’t just hitting the streets of Manila in Ayala Malls Manila Bay. In fact, he’s also made an appearance in Ayala Center Cebu, making him the first KPOP idol to hold a solo fansign in the Queen City of the South. Given that not many South Korean artists hold events outside of Manila, Cebuanos were definitely filled with excitement; not to mention the fact that BamBam decided to surprise fans with a special performance of riBBon. Fans are excited and looking forward to a variety of activities, especially the official fansign event where fans get a 1-minute 1 on 1 time with BamBam to get their album signed.

Time to Feed Your Seoul
It’s undeniable that K-culture is taking the world by storm. This phenomenon is also known as hallyu–aka. the Korean wave. From food, to beauty, to fun, and entertainment, more and more countries are getting to know the vibrant culture and its uplifting effect on people. Exciting news is coming to K-culture fans in the Philippines as Ayala Malls adopts hallyu and introduces the best finds and activities in its nationwide locations!

Dig in on new flavors
One of the best ways to get to know a foreign culture is through the stomach. Indulge in Korean favorites like a hearty bowl of bibimbap, bulgogi, japchae kimchi stew, jjajangmyeon, tteokbokki, and a whole lot more at ’ food festivals across different Ayala Malls.

Glow up with K-beauty
Koreans always had the best skin, thanks to their iconic 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine. On top of that, they’re always ahead in the skin care game, with various trailblazing trends popping up such as the iconic face LED masks and multi-use products. Stock up on Korean beauty products when you visit Ayala Malls’s K-beauty merchants and achieve soft and supple skin by incorporating the 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine to your life.

Fully immerse yourself in korean sports and culture
Did you know that taekwondo originated in Korea? Distinct for its punching and kicking techniques, the sport has been celebrated all around the world by kids and adults alike. Ayala Malls furthers the opportunity to learn this way of martial arts through workshops in select dates and mall venues.

Want to know more about the Korean culture? You no longer have to search far and wide! Ayala Malls is bringing all aspects of the Korean culture to you through a Korean Festival in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center of the Philippines and Korea Tourism Organization this September at Glorietta.

Discover your new favorite flick!
There’s no denying that Korean Films are dominating the market today. Discover your new favorite K-film with Ayala Malls’ Korean Film Festival in partnership with Viva. Various Korean films will be exclusively released in select Ayala Malls Cinema this September.

Move like a K-pop Idol
K-pop Cover Dance Festival is back for a face-to-face event on August 20 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay! Everyone with access to the internet and passion for K-pop cover dances are encouraged to join. There will be 2 rounds to qualify where winners are chosen through open online popularity count for the 1st round and the top contenders will proceed to the 2nd round where they will be judged in person by famous Korean choreographers, musicians, artists, directors and other professionals. The lucky winner will represent the country to South Korea and experience an all expense paid 7-day tour. They will also get the chance to have their photoshoot taken by a celebrity photographer, a dance lesson with a famous kpop choreographer, an experience to perform on their very own kpop stage and a gaze upon your favorite K-pop idols in this year’s Dream Concert.

Dare to discover K-world that continues to amaze and unveil happiness—find it, take it, and keep it when you Feed Your Seoul at Ayala Malls.

For updates and announcements, tune in at Ayala Malls social media pages @AyalaMalls360 on Facebook and @iloveayalamalls on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.