Fritz, the K-Pop senior behind The Patbingsoo

Way before K-pop reached its peak as a worldwide phenomenon, there were already a few people who have devoured the genre. People from outside of Korea who have been fans of K-Pop since 2007 or earlier are now called K-pop seniors. This week, we are featuring one of the people who celebrated the K-pop craze with me during its earlier days, and he’s here to … Continue reading Fritz, the K-Pop senior behind The Patbingsoo

It’s 2020. Who still thinks K-Pop is cheap?

It’s 2020. Who still thinks K-Pop is cheap? Cheap, that is pertaining to taste, like in film or music. In Filipino terms, it means “buki,” “baduy,” or something that has “no class” or something that’s of “bad taste.” I recall a conversation with a friend in 2012 regarding K-pop, and how she is so annoyed by her little sister’s qualms on the now-defunct boy group … Continue reading It’s 2020. Who still thinks K-Pop is cheap?