Ever since the first Korean dramas were aired in the Philippines, the Korean wave has taken Filipino binge-watching to a different level and certainly since then, the rich and multifaceted culture of Koreans and Korea itself have well seated into a part of our own.
In fact, some of our shows here in the Philippines are an adaptation from Korean shows like, the popular game show I Can See Your Voice hosted by Luis Manzano which is a Filipino adaptation of the South Korean game show of the same title.
Many have been taken into a frenzy by the hottest challenge in the world, the Spicy Noodle Challenge, a challenge where people film themselves attempting to complete a bowl of Buldak Bokkeum Myeon, a hot chicken-flavored ramen variety of the ramyeon Korean instant noodle dish.
And of course, who doesn’t know what OPPA means? In the Korean language, Oppa is a term that is used by Korean girls to refer to a man who is older but not less than about 10 years of her. In the Philippines, “oppa” refers to a guy that girls (and girls at heart) find attractive. And in order for you to become an oppa you should have the qualities of these oppa of Korean dramas:
Nam joo hyuk from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Song jong ki from Descendants of the Sun who recently married Actress Song Hye Kyo
Lee min Ho, Gu Jun Pyo of Boys Over Flowers, Legend of the Blue Sea
Park Bo Gum from Love in the Moonlight
Kim Soo Hyun from My Love From the Star
Park Hyung Sik from Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth