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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!

Hallyu Market is an original production of MAKEITLIVE, with special thanks to SM City Pampanga.

Interested Hallyu Market sellers or partners can email an inquiry to hallyumarketph@gmail.com or instantly book their booths at www.hallyumarket.live

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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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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

Round 2 of album selling opens for Yerin’s Fansign

After many requests from fans, the album selling for Yerin ‘Aria’ Fansign in Manila is re-opened until July 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Fans who didn’t make it in the first round get another chance to participate and meet the South Korean star face to face.

Much like the first round, participants are in for plenty of perks including a Goodbye Session for all. Ten signed polaroids, 115 group photo slots, and 40 signed albums will also be raffled.

CDM Entertainment also announced a new venue for the fansign which is now taking place at Gateway Cineplex 5. It is still scheduled for July 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM.

In her video greeting, Yerin expressed enthusiasm about meeting Filipino fans as a solo artist. The 25-year-old idol also showcased her impressive Tagalog skills, prompting a lot of oohs and ahhs from adoring fans.

Yerin is a former member of GFRIEND, the KPOP girl group behind the hit song “Me Gustas Tu.” The group disbanded in 2021, with the members pursuing solo careers, including Yerin who released her debut album last May.

Round 2 of the album selling for Yerin ‘Aria’ Fansign in Manila is available at https://www.cdmentertainment.ph.

Yerin ‘Aria’ Fansign in Manila is presented by Y Global Music in partnership with CDM Entertainment.

SM Southmall to host 3-day K-Bazaar

Bringing a special Hallyu Market in partnership with SM Southmall, a three-day bazaar featuring all things Korea and K-Culture! Hallyu Market is also coming to a city near you as it plans to hold more Hallyu Market bazaars in Pasay, Cebu, Pampanga and Davao towards the latter part of the year, with an aim to make Hallyu reachable to fans all over the Philippines.

Snag the hottest K-merch, update your K-beauty routine, and shop til you drop while sipping on an iced Americano from our K-Cafe selections. What’s more, K-collectors can visit the designated Photocard Station where they can trade, auction, buy, and sell all-day, nonstop!

More exciting activities and swag await, so make sure to be at SM Southmall on July 29-31, 2022! See you there!

Hallyu Market is an original production of MAKEITLIVE, with special thanks to SM Southmall.

Interested Hallyu Market sellers or partners can email an inquiry to hallyumarketph@gmail.com or instantly book their booths at www.hallyumarket.live

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Just One 10 Minute: Cha Eun Woo Starry Caravan in Manila

Korean superstar and member of KPOP group, Astro, Cha Eun Woo will be returning to Manila for a grand fan meet event titled Starry Caravan in Manila on August 2022 at Araneta Coliseum. Eun-Woo held his first fan meet event back in October 2019.

DNM Entertainment presents
Starry Caravan in Manila
August 6, 2022
Smart Araneta Coliseum

SVIP – Php9,500
VIP – Php8,500
Box Premium – Php7,500
Lower Box – Php6,000
Upper Box – Php4,000
Box – Php2,500
*Prices exclusive of Ticketnet service charges*

Pre-selling: July 2, 2022 at Gateway Cineplex (10am to 3pm)
General Ticket Selling: July 3, 2022 – 10am onwards via Ticketnet outlets and online: www.ticketnet.com.ph


Winners of Asia Artist Awards 2021

The 6th edition of the prestigious Asia Artist Awards 2021 took place at KBS Hall earlier today which was hosted by singer Jan Won-young and Super Junior’s Leeteuk.

Here are the winners of this year’s Asia Artist Awards:

  • Daesang – Actor of the Year: Lee Jung-Jae
  • Daesang – Actor/Actress of the Year: Drama: Lee Seong-gi
  • Daesang – Actor/Actress of the Year: Film: Yoo Ha-in
  • DaesangSong of the Year: “Butter” by BTS
  • Daesang – Artist of the Year: Seventeen
  • Daesang – Album of the Year: Sticker by NCT-127
  • Daesang – Stage of the Year: Aespa
  • Daesang – Performance of the Year: Stray Kids
  • Daesang – Trot of the Year: Lim Young-Woong
  • Rookie of the Year (Television/Film): Lee Do-hyun
  • Rookie of the Year (Music): ENHYPEN, Aespa
  • RET Popularity Award (Television/Film): Kim Seon Ho, Song Ji Hyo
  • RET Popularity Award (Music): Lim Young Woong, EXO, TWICE, CL
  • U+ Idol Live Popularity Award (Television/Film): Kim Seon Ho, Jung Ho Yeon
  • U+ Idol Live Popularity Award (Music): BTS, BLACKPINK, Lim Young Woong, IU
  • AAA Asia Celebrity Award (Television/Film): Yoo Ah-in, Bright Vachirawit, Win Metawin
  • AAA Asia Celebrity Award (Music): Bambam, The Boyz
  • AAA Best Artist (Television/Film): Jeon Yeo-Been, Han So-hee
  • AAA Best Artist (Music): Enhypen, Bambam, Brave Girls
  • AAA Best Icon (Television/Film): Ryu Kyung-Soo
  • AAA Best Icon (Music): WOODZ
  • AAA Best OST: Lim Young-Woong for “Love Always Run Away”
  • AAA Fabolous Award (Television/Film): Lee Jung-jae
  • AAA Fabolous Award (Music): Seventeen
  • AAA Focus Award (Television/Film): Doyoung, Park Geon-il
  • AAA Focus Award (Music): DKB, Kingdom, Blitzers
  • AAA New Wave Award (Television/Film): Na In-woo
  • AAA New Wave Award (Music): STAYC, Weekly
  • AAA Best Actor Award: Park Joo-mi, Heo Sung-tae, Kim Joo-ryoung
  • AAA Best Creator Award: Brave Brothers
  • AAA Best Emotive Award (Television/Film): Cha Eun-woo, Moon Ga-young
  • AAA Best Emotive Award (Music): Kwon Eunbi, WJSN CHOCOME
  • History of Songs Award: Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE
  • AAA Best Musician: Kang Daniel, ITZY, ASTRO, Wonho, The Boyz
  • AAA Best Producer: Woozi (Pledis Entertainment)
  • AAA Best Choice: Pentagon, Golden Child, Momoland, Lee Jun-young, Joo Suk-tae
  • AAA Best Trend (Television/Film): Lee Jung-jae
  • AAA Best Trend (Music): Brave Girls, Aespa
  • AAA Potential Award (Television/Film): Hwang Min-hyun
  • AAA Potential Award (Music): T1419, AleXa
  • AAA Scene Stealer: Cha Ji-yeon
  • AAA Best Achievement: NU’EST
  • AAA Best Acting Award: Kwon Yu-ri, Sung Hoon, Takumi Kitamura
  • AAA Best Music Video Award: Everglow

Congratulations to all the winners!

Infinite’s Nam Woo Hyun, releases a preview of his new album ‘With’… Foretelling a high level of perfection and ‘healing ears’

Nam Woo Hyun from group INFINITE heralded ‘healing ears’ with high quality of album.

Woollim Entertainment released a preview video of Nam Woo Hyun’s 4th mini album ‘With’ on its official YouTube channel at 6 p.m. on the 14th.

The preview video draw attention, with various images of Nam Woo Hyun showing off his extraordinary good looking and some of the songs in ‘With’ playing out.

Starting with the intro ‘With’, which is the same name as the album’s name, the album consists of 6 songs, including title song ‘Between Calm and Passion’, ‘Lonely Night’, ‘My Diary’, ‘Alone’, and ‘A Song for You’, raising expectations for the birth of ‘the best album ever’.

The title song ‘Between Calm and Passion’ is a R&B pop genre with a dreamy atmosphere, featuring a heavy base line, a concise yet sentimental beat, and Nam Woo Hyun’s restrained vocals. It creates a drowsy and sexy atmosphere by expressing intense love and the deep inner thoughts in ‘an image of passion disguised as coolness.’

Nam Woo Hyun is expected to generously show his unique sensibility and musical capabilities that have grown one step further by participating in the lyrics of ‘Between Calm and Passion’ , ‘Alone’ and ‘A Song for You’ and composing in ‘A Song for You’.’ Global fans are paying keen attention to the unique music color Nam Woo Hyun will present through ‘With.’

Nam Woo Hyun’s 4th mini album ‘With’ will be released on various music sites at 6 p.m. on the 19th.

JUNGSU drops new single “Breakdown”

After a year he released Gotta Bring It Back in September 2020, up-and-coming KHiphop and K-R&B artist JUNGSU dropped his much anticipated new single “Breakdown” last August 13.

This is his first single of 2021 after a full year of break. After graduating UCLA in 2020, he’s seen big life changes such as moving back to his home country, South Korea. As he looks back on his time in the States, especially during sophomore year of college in which he was constantly in a state of mental breakdown due to isolation, loneliness, and helplessness induced by personal problems.

The message embedded in “Breakdown” encourages listeners that although they are definitely not alone in the fight, it’s actually okay to “want” to be alone for some time.

During that period of “aloneness” in the state of Breakdown, JUNGSU tore into pieces but was slowly but surely glued back together through the everlasting peace that nothing and no one in this world can provide. The author and defender of that perfect healing, as JUNGSU credits, is Jesus Christ.

Stream “Breakdown” on Spotify, Apple Music, and other music streaming platforms. Check out his official website for more details.