Through numerous media entertainments such as Korean dramas and K-Pop, Korean culture has created a firm basis in the Philippines. Since the 2010s, Korean boy and girl groups like Big Bang, Girls' Generation, 2NE1, EXO, and others have been pushing the boundaries of its impact. As the distinctive charisma of Korean culture becomes more widely recognized by people via global internet platforms such as YouTube and social networking sites, the enthusiasm has spread to Filipino society by collecting K-Pop merchandise.
K-INSPI: Wide-Ranging K-Pop Merchandise
Through numerous media entertainments such as Korean dramas and K-Pop, Korean culture has created a firm basis in the Philippines. Since the...
It quickly became a popular hobby and investment for K-Pop lovers globally. Who wouldn't want these items with iconic K-Pop logos, photographs, and signatures? Here are some goods that, from the perspective of a K-Pop fan, are worth the price.
Source: Ms. Cherish Faith Sanchez
Why do K-Pop fans pay thousands for physical CDs when we can listen to their music for free on YouTube and Spotify? Answer: K-Pop records provide people with satisfaction and sentimental worth. These albums have unique qualities that make them limited editions. Furthermore, because they come in various forms, colors, and styles, it exudes an aesthetic vibe to collectors.
Lightsticks are a type of K-Pop item often utilized by fans at performances. They are generally created to fit the K-Pop group's theme or color and include an LED light that can be switched on and off. During concerts, fans waved their lightsticks as a symbol of a united fandom. I can visualize a sea of glowing lights in the Araneta Coliseum!
Source: Ms. Cherish Faith Sanchez
Photocards are wallet-sized photographs of K-Idols included in their actual albums. They are frequently collector's goods that may be swapped or sold amongst fans. The manufacturing of the photocards determines whether the photocards showcase a solo artist or a collective artist. Fans typically kept these photocards in photobooks for safety, while some displayed them on the back of their phone cases and referred to it as "flexing!" Sweet!
Cosmetics, accessories, bags, clothing, and other goods associated with K-Pop culture are valuable to K-Pop enthusiasts. And for many, it's a means of expressing their undying love and support for their biases. These are simple items to some, but to avid K-Pop fans collecting merchandise is worth every peso.
There are multiple ways to express our appreciation and admiration to these talented Korean boy and girl groups. It doesn't matter whether you're a K-Pop merch collector or not, what matters is that how these individuals inspired you.
AUTHOR: Darlene Online Journalism
Darlene Urriza Pomperada, aka Dars, is a Communication major at San Pablo Colleges in San Pablo City, Laguna. A Kdrama fanatic who loves to read and write!
Darlene Online Journalism Darlene Urriza Pomperada, aka Dars, is a Communication major at San Pablo Colleges in San Pablo City, Laguna. A Kdrama fanatic who loves to read and write!
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