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Globe Kmmunity reunites fans with BLACKPINK at exclusive fan event

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Screenshot from BLACKPINK's Lovesick girls M/V

Globe customers, K-Pop fans, and BLACKPINK fans ended last week in a high as Globe Kmmunity reunited them with record-breaking K-pop quartet, BLACKPINK last June 18 for a “Show You Like That: An Exclusive Show for the Ultimate Globe Fans.” Given the pandemic and its restrictions, Globe was still able to create a one-of-a-kind experience and brought the Philippines closer to JENNIE, JISOO, ROSÉ AND LISA, and likewise, the girls to their dearest fans in the Philippines.

“A lot of us have been deprived of experiences that bring delight ever since the pandemic which is why we are more than happy to serve our customers with exclusive experiences and exciting treats like this show together with global ambassadors, BLACKPINK,” said Issa Guevarra-Cabreira, Globe’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Unboxing Globe’s balikbayan box

Filipino fans suggested Pinoy items for the girls to unbox as a way of bringing the Philippines to the girls. BLACKPINK was surprised as they learned more about the Philippines. The girls unboxed a balikbayan box where they tinkered with uniquely Pinoy items like a ukulele, abanikobanig, and a miniature version of the Philippine jeepney. JENNIE even tried her hand at playing jackstones!

Designing their own Globe At Home x BLACKPINK modems

JENNIE, JISOO, ROSÉ, and LISA also had fun making their unique personalities come alive as they designed their own limited edition Globe At Home x BLACKPINK modems.

LISA displayed her fondness for cats and UFOs with the stickers while ROSÉ went wild with gemstones to represent “wild beauty.”

Remembering the warmth of the Philippines on her last visit, JISOO placed a sticker of a palm tree on her Globe At Home x BLACKPINK modem to commemorate her trip.

Lastly, JENNIE opted for a clean and simple design that would still emphasize the Globe At Home modem is a limited edition. She hopes that this reminds fans to enjoy Globe At Home’s internet connectivity at home!

BLACKPINK’s Reaction to BLACKPINK fans’ dance covers and tribute video

The girls then watched and reacted to daebak dance covers of their popular hits like Pretty Savage and Love Sick Girls. The girls were really delighted with how passionate their fans from the Philippines are, admiring their style, expression, and moves.

JISOO said that she would want to see these performances live while JENNIE was genuinely surprised at the talent of their Pinoy fans especially how they were able to pick up their choreographies accurately.

While watching the tribute video from their fans, the girls reminisced special moments with their fans and had nothing but utmost appreciation for the effort. “I thought I was really getting used to the contact-free life, but seeing these clips from our concert and our fans really hit me how long it’s been since I last saw our fans, and how much I miss them,” said JENNIE.

Globe bringing BLACKPINK closer to its fans with products

During the live pre-show segment, host Jaz Reyes revealed the many promos and activities Globe has in store for the BLACKPINK fans, hallyu fans, and customers.

Globe At Home has recently launched the Hallyu At Home room at the World @ Home platform which will be open until July 30. Experience BLACKPINK vibes in this virtual room and get the chance to be one of the lucky winners of ten limited edition Globe At Home x BLACKPINK modems OR twenty BLACKPINK solo kits. Winners earn one raffle ticket when they post their selfies taken from the Selca @ Home booth from the World @ Home platform on Twitter together with #GlobeBLACKPINK until July 2. Visit this link to register and check out the Hallyu At Home room today: https://glbe.co/WorldAtHomeReg

Customers can cop their very own Globe At Home x BLACKPINK Limited Edition Modem at https://new.globe.com.ph/prepaid-wifi/blackpink for only P2499! This is Globe At Home’s fastest ever Home Prepaid WiFi, with exclusive BLACKPINK photo cards and stickers so customers can design their own modem!

Globe Prepaid’s latest promo Go+99 has  8GB for all sites, and free 8GB of your app of choice so you can enjoy all your favorite BLACKPINK content for only P99, valid for seven days. Plus, get limited-edition Globe Prepaid SIMs and Call Cards bundled with BLACKPINK photocards! This ‘Pretty Savage’ deal is available on Globe’s Online Store which you may check out here: http://glbe.co/BLACKPINKLoadCards

The exciting festivities wouldn’t have been possible without Globe’s Kmmunity. What humbly started as a hallyu hub where K-fans can freely share their love for all things K: K-drama, K-movies, K-Pop, and more evolved into each K-fans’ avenue to be brought closer to their idols like BLACKPINK through the latest news, as well as exclusive content and events.

For more exciting updates and promos on all things related to K-culture, follow Globe on Facebook and join Kmmunity PH’s groups on Facebook, Twitter and Viber.


This is a press release from Globe Philippines

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Korean TV series Island hits Prime Video

Exploring the legends of Jeju Island

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Korean TV series “Island” is coming to Prime Video in December 2022, the streaming service announced today.

This means the one-of-a-kind fantasy action series will be shown to audiences in Southeast Asia and more than 240 countries and territories as Prime Video continues to promote Korean content offerings outside of the country.

The development follows the global launch of romantic comedy “Love in Contract” last September.

Jeju Island legends, folklore explored

“Island” is based on the comic/webtoon of the same name by Yoon In-wan and Yang Kyung-il, which was first published in 1997. In 2016, on its 25th year, Island was uploaded to Naver Webtoon and gained even more popularity.

Directed by Bae Jong (Welcome to Dongmakgol, Fabricated City), the fantasy action series features Kim Nam-gil, Lee Da-hee, Cha Eun-woo, and Sung-joon in lead roles.

The live-action adaptation is set in the beautiful Jeju Island and portrays the journey of the characters fighting the evil force that is trying to destroy the world – in the process tapping into the legends and folklore of the famous tourist destination.

The show will be available on TVING in South Korea, and on Prime Video globally.

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Park Seo-jun, Han So-hee headline newest Netflix series

Titled Gyeongseong Creature

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So much star power. Netflix’s newest upcoming series Gyeongseong Creature is being headlined by Park Seo-jun (Itaewon Class, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim) and Han So-hee (Nevertheless, My Name).

The series is set in the spring of 1945, in the city of Gyeongseong. It follows individuals going up against monstrous creatures that were born out of human greed.

Park Seo-jun plays Jang Tae-sang. He is the head of merchant marketplace Golden Jade House who is the wealthiest, most well-connected person in Gyeongseong. Tae-sang puts money before justice. But all that changes when he crosses paths with Yun Chae-ok while investigating a series of missing person cases.

Han So-hee plays Yun Chae-ok. She is a famous bounty hunter who can track down missing people, even ones who are dead. Chae-ok possesses a sharp eye and agile survival skills learned from her rough childhood roaming across Manchuria and Shanghai with her father.

Also starring Claudi Kim and Wi Ha-jun

Joining the main leads are Claudia Kim and Wi Ha-jun who have both received international spotlight for their roles.

Claudia Kim plays Maeda, who is the wife of a powerful official in Gyeongseong during the colonial period. The actress has been active on the global stage through the films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and the Netflix Series Marco Polo.

Wi Ha-jun, who made a lasting impression on worldwide audiences with his role in Squid Game and is currently winning over viewers in Little Women, plays Gwon Jun-taek, Tae-sang’s best friend. He joins Tae-sang’s dangerous plan in rescuing the people who have gone missing.

The production team, meanwhile, is led by screenwriter Kang Eun K and director Chung Dong-yoon. The former has penned dramas across various genres such as Dr. Romantic and Kang Chi, the Beginning while the latter is known as a creator in Hot Stove League.

Gyeongseong Creature will be released globally only on Netflix.

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Genshin Concert 2022 set on October 2

Celebrating 2 years of adventure

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HoYoverse has announced that the Genshin Concert 2022: Melodies of an Endless Journey event will officially commence on October 2, 2022, celebrating two years of Genshin Impact adventure.

Music producer Shiro Sagisu has been invited to be the music director of the global online concert that will last for about 75 minutes.

Known arranging the Final Fantasy VI Grand Finale soundtrack, Sagisu will be joined by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra on top of other talented musicians around the world.

The trailer for the upcoming concert is now live, and may be watched below:

Sagisu and his team will recreate beloved Genshin Impact soundtracks for the concert, taking fans on a journey as they reminisce their adventures in the world of Teyvat.

It was announced recently that Genshin Impact Version 3.1 will release on September 28, 2022, so the concert is a fitting incentive for fans as the open-world adventure RPG enters its third year.

The patch update includes Cyno and Nilou’s release, the Desert area, new weapons, and anniversary events.

 

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