Finally, it is the time of the year when Koreans and Ilonggos get together to celebrate “thanksgiving” which we call “CHUSEOK” in Korea. In Iloilo, September is the Korean-Filipino Friendship month and annually Korean Associations in Iloilo collaborate with SM City to provide a week festival for everyone.
It was only last year when the Iloilo Korean Association and SM City Iloilo combined with MK Academy (Central Philippine University ESL Center) and Iloilo Kpop Organization for a seven day celebration. There were free movies in SM Cinemas, Super Idol Search, Make Up and Cooking Tutorials, Korean Fashion Show, and the invasion of a rookie group in the Kpop scene, N.O.M.
So.. WHAT IS NEXT for this year?
This year, MK Academy collaborated with SM City Iloilo and of course, Iloilo Kpop Organization for another week-long event. This time, there will be a cooking show, Korean inspired booths, dance shows and performances from Ilonggo groups, and nevertheless, the anticipated Kpop cover dance contest.
This year’s KPOP DANCE COVER CONTEST is entitled WHO IS NEXT? KPOP DANCE COVER CONTEST to ask who and what dance cover group will be the next to take the trophy as this year’s champion.
Article and Illustrations by: Iveca Cale Ignacio