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Article: Sandara Park Lives In The Spotlight Penshoppe Presents Dara was Nothing Short of ‘Krung-Grabe’

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A few hours before Sandara Park’s awaited Penshoppe fan meet at the Kia Theater, the local fashion powerhouse’s brand director, Jeff Bascon, enters the waiting room.

“I’m so excited for this!” is his greeting.

“I’m such a fan of Dara and watching her rehearse these past three days, I realized why they’re called superstars in the first place,” Jeff says.

No one in that room had any doubts that the former “fresh vocals” of girl group 2NE1 can pull of a show on her own.

She beams brightly the second the lights reveal her on stage. Sandara knows how to start a show with the fierce and upbeat medley of “Fire” and “Do You Love Me.” And yes, of course, they love her.

As Sandara’s Blackjack fans coin it, the opening act of their favorite “krung-krung” (or crazy person) is nothing short of “krung-grabe.”

Sandara prepared her own versions of 2NE1’s hits, and she was to perform them with new choreographs, too. It’s her first time singing these songs without the help of Bom, Minzy and CL, and she tells her fans how much she misses all the girls.

The K-pop sensation then slows it down with some ballads that are accompanied by guitar strings. A lover of acoustic versions herself, the singer says the night is due for some “hugot” songs, each dedicated to the 2NE1 fans.

She sang “Missing You,” “Good To You” and “It Hurts” in a melodramatic mood. Sandara also tells Super her favorite song to perform live is “Gotta Be You” as it is 2NE1’s ultimate composition for their fans. However, she is unable to sing it on Penshoppe Presents Dara as the track has whole verses of rap.

Sandara’s reappearance on stage came with heart-shaped balloons and the surprising number of “Kapag Tumibok ang Puso.” She taught the crowd her finger heart moves for this number, and everyone had their hands in the air.

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It was the cutest number you’ll see a K-pop star perform, and it spells out the theme of the evening: candid, hilarious, pure fun and intimate.

As she performs this adorable number, Sandara wears her favorite outfit of the night—the white Penshoppe hoodie that’s part of the 2017 Holiday Collection. She pairs it with a cream belt that highlights her enviable figure.

The performer also makes this old school piece unique by having the hoodie band slightly distressed, with a huge rip on the right side. (We know what we’re doing next with our white hoodies and a pair of scissors.)

“Gusto ko sana mag-perform ng songs ni Ms. Regine, kaso na-realize ko hindi ako birit queen. ’Dun lang ako sa cute-cute at pa-krung-krung,” Sandara tells the crowd and making them laugh.

This superstar also admits that her humor is very much Filipino, and she shares that it’s actually difficult for her to come off as funny whenever she guests at Korean variety shows.

The audience teases her to sing her previous hits “In or Out” and “Walang Sabit.” Sandara shrugs them off and jokes: “Wala ’yun sa setlist eh! ’Di ako prepared at mature na ako.”

She is the main act, the singer, the dancer, the entertainer, the audience’s choreographer and her own show’s host—the only star of that stage.

Read more: https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/281397/sandara-lives-spotlight/#ixzz50rI1GwaE 
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Article: Sandara Park reclaims the stage in KPop Musical Treat for Fans!

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DARA. The Kpop star continues to wow local fans over a decade after getting her big break in the Philippines. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Lights, music, and fans filled up the Kia Theatre on December 1, 2017 as Sandara Park reclaimed her rightful place on the stage in one-night only mini-concert, Penshoppe Presents: Dara.

Since her debut on Philippine television in the early ‘00s by way of the first iteration of Star Circle Quest, Sandara has enjoyed a highly successful career in the country, both in film and music. Over the decades she’s branched out and launched an equally successful presence in South Korea as an actress, as well as a singer in the now-defunct, legendary KPop quartet, 2ne1.

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AGELESS. Sandara Park looks as youthful as ever in ensembles by Penshoppe, of which she is a brand ambassador.

It’s difficult to imagine that the bubbly, fresh-faced girl who’s graced the small and silver screens – as well as multiple stages around the world – has recently turned 33, but Sandara proves that age is nothing but a number when you’ve got the personality of the Pambansang KrungKrung ng Pilipinas and the larger-than-life presence of KPop idol Dara – not to mention flawless skin that sets beauty trends.

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LOYAL. The crowd goes wild for Sandara Park.

Known for her youthful looks as well as her edgy and daring sense of fashion (can anyone forget her side-shaved hairstyle in 2012, or that gravity-defying ponytail in 2009’s “Lollipop” music video?), it’s no wonder that she’s been an international ambassador for global fashion brand Penshoppe since 2015. Two years later, Sandara proves that she’s still every bit as iconic as she takes the stage to electric performances, and that her fanbase, lovingly dubbed Blackjacks, are as supportive as ever.

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‘KRUNG KRUNG.’ Sandara shares her playful energy with the audience.

Garbed in elevated streetwear (thigh-high black boots, a tastefully deconstructed red jacket over a black top; a stylishly ripped white shirt over white long-sleeves cinched at the waist with a white belt; and later a white and blue striped polo shirt with fishnets and paired with adorable Mary Jane heels), Sandara wowed the intimate audience with high-energy renditions of well-known 2ne1 songs like “Fire,” “I am the best,” and “Go Away,” as well as the highly emotional “It Hurts.” The crowd was a veritable sea of her former group’s lightsticks, the lyrics to all the songs echoed back despite being in Korean—proof positive that KPop is indeed strong in the Philippines.

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HIGH ENERGY. Sandara is backed up by dancers from GForce.

Accompanied by a live band, with an opening act consisting of Keiko Necesario, Hashtags’ Ronnie Alonte and fellow Club Penshoppe member Emilio Perez, this was not your usual mini-concert. Unlike other performers, Sandara was unafraid to sit down and get intimate with her audience, mentioning how heartbroken she still is over 2ne1 disbanding in November 2016, as well as how much she misses her bandmates. She shared her fears that, despite being the one to ask Penshoppe if she could stage the mini-concert out of her love for singing and dancing, she would not be able to fill the venue – a fear that was clearly groundless, given the overwhelming support she received.

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KPOP IDOL. Sandara struts her stuff on stage.

Echoing Penshoppe’s branding, she enthuses that “different is good” and that she was glad she took on the challenge, taking the time to thank the people who made the evening possible like her GForce back-up dancers, even pulling her manager onto the stage to thank the crowd for coming.

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KEIKO NECESARIO. The singer-songwriter performs ahead of Sandara.

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RONNIE ALONTE. The Hashtags member sings for the crowd at Sandara’s mini-concert.

KPop fanservice is indeed a sight to behold, with members of the audience flying in from different countries like Singapore for the one-night only show. A hundred lucky fans, chosen by raffle, were also treated to a special meet-and-greet after the mini-concert, granting them the unique opportunity to have their photos taken with Sandara on stage.

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FAN LOVE. Sandara’s fans turn up in droves to see their idol live.

“Hindi na ako krungkrung, nagmature na ako! (I am no longer crazy, I have matured!)” Sandara teases – but we all know it’s an act. Decades into her career and it’s clear from her level of performance and the multi-faceted nature of her talent and personality that she’s just getting started, leaving fans eagerly awaiting what she has in store for them next.

 

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Article: How Well Do You Know Sandara Park? Come And Take a Quiz to see How You Know Her well!

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Blackjack or not, you’ve probably seen and heard of Sandara Park so many times, you’d think you could ace any trivia game about her. I’ve watched her career flourish since 2010 and I thought I knew her well. But Dara surprised us with all the stuff she revealed during our recent interview backstage at the Penshoppe Presents: Dara concert on December 1.

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Dara was super ecstatic and nervous to be back on stage for the first time after 2ne1’s All Or Nothing world tour, which she top-billed along with band mates CL, Bom, and Minzy. What made the concert more special, though, is the fact that Dara went all out and performed her band’s greatest hits on her own. “This is a very special day for all of us, ‘di ba? Kasi ito ‘yong first time na magper-perform ako ng2ne1 songs na ako lang mag-isa,” Dara told her Filipino fans.

She admitted to feeling super worried before the show, rehearsing for three straight days and even extending the hours for her tech run and dress rehearsal on the day itself. (You guys—I just have to say this—even the dress rehearsal was ~*lit*~ AF!)

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Dara performed 2ne1’s well-loved songs including “Fire,” “Do You Love Me,” “Go Away,” and “I Am The Best.” She also did an acoustic set featuring ballad songs “Missing You,” “Good To You,” and “It Hurts.” What could probably be one of the cutest highlights of the concert was when Dara performed “Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso” with G-Force and even asked the audience to dance with her.

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The crowd was ~*amazing*~. Everyone sang their hearts out with Dara and when I asked her how she felt about loyal Blackjacks (2ne1’s fandom name, ICYDK) who came to the concert, Dara said it still makes her emotional: “Nakakaiyak when I think about them. Nandito pa rin sila sa tabi ko. Parangforever na ‘yon, e. So, I want to promise them that I’ll be here for them too, forever.”

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Article: 5 Reasons #PenshoppePresentsDara Was The Best Start To December!

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DARA SURE KNOWS HOW TO START THE LAST MONTH OF 2017 RIGHT.

Last December 1, Korean pop star Sandara Park stunned her Filipino fans in her recently concluded mini-concert. The #PenshoppePresentsDara was held at the KIA Theatre, which made the fan meeting really intimate for Dara and her fans.

Even though she visits the Philippines often, that first night of December was surely memorable for the right reasons and we are here to give you a rundown on why #PenshoppePresentsDara was the best start to December, ever.

1. GETTING TO KNOW THE LOCAL TALENTS

Before the show officially starts, Keiko Necesario and Club Penshoppe members Hashtags’ Ronnie Alonte and Filipino-Spanish heartthrob Emilio Perez opened the night with amazing performances.

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2. A NOSTALGIC 2NE1 SONGS MEDLEY

Dara performed a string of hits that she used to sing with her past band mates such as “Fire” and “Do You L.O.V.E. Me”. After hyping up the fans, she shared that she felt like singing “hugot” songs, and sang “It Hurts”, “Good to You”, “Missing You”, “Can’t Nobody” and “I Love You”.

She also performed her own version of “Fire”, “I am the Best” and “Can’t Nobody”, which totally wowed the fans as she exuded her sexiness all throughout the performance.

Additionally, Dara dedicated the famous Tagalog hit song of Donna Cruz, entitled “Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso”, to the Blackjacks for still supporting her after eight long years.

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3. SEE DARA’S FASHION: YG STYLE

Penshoppe glammed up the Hallyu star and dressed her in elevated street wear, donning the clothing store’s Old School and Holiday Collections. Known for her hip-hop style, Dara’s edgy outfits depicted not only her personality but also the sounds and moments of the event.

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4. GET FEATURED IN DARA TV

Since she has her own YouTube channel called DARA TV, she took this opportunity to take some snapshots and videos to commemorate one of the significant events in her life. As an attendee, it’s a thrilling moment to personally witness a famous K-pop idol filming a video for her own channel. It’s even more thrilling to see yourself in the video, or say “I was in that event!”

5. A CHANCE TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH DARA

A fan meeting would be incomplete if there were no “photo ops” with the Korean stars in store for the fans. So apart from the special K-pop musical treat, 100 lucky fans were able to get the chance to have their photos taken with Dara, on stage!

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It’s truly a memorable night for both Dara and her fans as they were able to bond together through spectacular performances – a one-of-a-kind way to begin and celebrate the holiday season.


The #PenshoppePresentsDara brought to fans by Penshoppe. Special thanks to Penshoppe for the media invite.

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Article: Sandara Park reveals why she chose to celebrate her birthday in the Philippines.

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Sandara Park, who was a judge in ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Boyband Superstar, is prouder than ever for the reality show’s winners Ford Valencia, Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Russell Reyes, and Tristan Ramirez, who are now collectively known as BoybandPH.

Push caught up with Dara for an exclusive interview before she went out onstage for her mini-concert she personally requested from local clothing brand Penshoppe for her fans. And yes, she talked about her proud “stage mom” moment to BoybandPH where she was caught filming them while performing a song for her.

“Love na love ko talaga sila. I was really touched kasi ‘nung time na ‘yun, sila Joao, parang sabi nila ‘Thank you, Ate Dara. Thank you. Thank you. You’re my ate. Lima kami, don’t worry.’ So parang nagkaroon ako ng limang brothers,” she remarked.

When asked why she chose to celebrate her birthday with her friends in the Philippines, the South Korean superstar said it’s because she wanted to have a “Pinoy-style” party.

“Ang saya. Usually kasi sa club ‘yung mga parties sa ibang bansa – sa Korea, sa Japan, lahat clubs and DJs pero hindi ako nag-eenjoy sa mga clubs kasi hindi ako sumasayaw, hindi ako umiinom. So naisip ko ‘paano kaya Pinoy-style na birthday party?’ ‘Yun ‘yung mga sing-along. So nagrequest ako ng guitar and then isang vocalist. So on the spot nagrequest kami,” she said.

“Pwede ba ‘to? ‘Hanggang Ngayon’? Kaya mo pa? Kayang-kaya niya. So sing-along kami lahat. Nandun ang BoybandPH, Erik Santos, Christian Bautista. ‘Yung mga magagaling na singers. So parang nanunuod ako ng ASAP,” she added.

 

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Article: Sandara Park Reveals Her Most Unforgettable Hairstyles.

 

Sandara Park Reveals Her Most Unforgettable Hairstyles

Can you guess what they are?

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Eccentric hairstyles are never out of the question for K-pop stars. Each one of them has that one time they pushed their boundaries to try something otherworldly—it’s part of the job, one might say. And as someone who spent almost 10 years in a K-pop group, Sandara Park knows exactly how this works.

In an interview with Preview, the Korean star and Head & Shoulders ambassador talked all about her hair history and what she’s currently loving for her locks.

For Dara, her most memorable ‘do is one from 2012, when she and her former group 2ne1released the song I Love You. She had one side of her hair shaved for the music video, something she said was a suggestion from then bandmate CL. Reportedly, she even cried while having it done, but looking back, she remembers it fondly.

 

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“It wasn’t easy to do that hair as a girl,” she tells us, “but I really loved it because it made me look more [feminine] and sexier.” The edgy cut remains one of her signature hairstyles to this day.

That said, we can’t talk about her hair transformations without touching on color. Sandara has probably done it all: purple, pink, blue, and something akin to a silver. But still, she could never forget the time she went full blonde.

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“It also wasn’t easy to do blonde hair because after that mawawalan ka ng hair [your hair will fall out]. [There was] so much damage,” says the K-pop star. “That’s why if you try it, you need this shampoo,” she adds, pointing to Head & Shoulders’ display of the new Supreme Moisture Shampoo.

 

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After the quick throwback, we quizzed her on her current go-to hairstyle. If you follow her on Instagram, you probably already know which one we’re talking about. “When I tie my hair up in a ponytail, I really like putting a bandana or a scarf,” she shares. “I love using the colorful ones with many patterns to make it look more unique.”

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Article: Head & Shoulders Launches its Suprême Series with Moroccan Argan Crème with Sandara Park and Mario Maurer

Head & Shoulders Launches its Suprême Series with Moroccan Argan Crème for Lusciously Soft, Luxuriously Moisturized 100% Dandruff Free Hair

Most women think that soft and dandruff-free hair is an impossible combination to have. For the longest time, it was widely accepted that having a healthy scalp also meant living with dry hair—that anti-dandruff shampoos were harsh for your hair.

 

Now, all that is in the past with a scientific breakthrough from Head & Shoulders, a pioneer in scalp health development and the world’s number one anti-dandruff shampoo brand, as they launch the new premium Head & Shoulder Suprême  Series Shampoo and Conditioner with Moroccan Argan Crème in the Philippines—a first of its kind.

 

Head & Shoulders’ latest innovation fuses its scalp-to-tip know-how with brand new ingredients to create a product that answers what women want and need — beautiful, deeply moisturized, soft AND dandruff-free hair. The Head & Shoulders Suprême  Series with Moroccan Argan Crème comes in two variants: Head & Shoulders Suprême Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner infused with orchid perfume; and Head & Shoulders Suprême  Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, made with honey.

 

Head & Shoulders Suprême Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner leaves the hair touchably soft and intensely moisturized from root to tip. On the other hand, Head & Shoulders Suprême Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner leaves hair feeling super soft and smooth leaving locks perfectly polished all day. Both variants are infused with Argan crème and made with micro zinc technology that makes lusciously soft and 100% flake-free* hair a reality.

 

Designed to be used with the shampoo, the new Head & Shoulders Suprême Conditioner, contains Behentrimonium Chloride (BTMAC) or Better Targeting Magnetic Attraction Compound which targets damaged areas on the hair fibre for better conditioning. BTMAC is a dual-functional molecule that helps restore the cuticle, gives softness to the hair, and enables ease of combing while retaining moisture for up to 24 hours. The conditioner is also blended with rich alcohols for enhanced conditioning benefits, and 0.5% ZPT for enhanced scalp benefits.

 

Head & Shoulders’ scientists have long known that an unhealthy scalp leads to unhealthy hair. In fact, scratching alone can cause damage to the hair fibre resulting to dull, lack-lustre strands. Specifically, it was shown that oxidative stress leads to having an unhealthy scalp which then grows unhealthy hair. The best thing is that the new Head & Shoulders Suprême Series’ formula combines micro zinc technology and argan crème to effectively combat oxidative stress.

 

Saint Tiu, Principal Scientist, P&G Hair Care Asia Pacific comments; “Research from Head & Shoulders reveals that an unhealthy scalp compromises the hair surface and effects how hair develop, meaning unhealthy hair is born from an unhealthy scalp.  An unhealthy scalp will breed unhealthy new hair with damaged cuticles from the point at which the hair emerges, causing hair to be dry, dull and rough.  With new Head & Shoulders Suprême with Argan Crème, scientists are able to give women beautiful, nourished and smooth hair, while at the same time caring for their scalp.”

 

The Head & Shoulders Suprême Moisture Series has a blend of floral and fruity notes for a great scent right from opening the bottle. Its brand new packaging design includes its iconic swan-shaped shampoo bottle and never-been-see-before new tube-shaped conditioner bottle holds a lot of promise for users.

 

No less than Sandara Park, Chie Filomeno, Janina Manipol, An Estrada, En Estrada, Michelle Dy, Cha Ocampo, Haley Dasovich, and Kianna Dy have been named as the new Head and Shoulders Suprême Ambassadors. These women show everyone that lusciously soft, dandruff-free hair is now possible. Equally proud of their dandruff-free hair are fellow ambassadors Mario Maurer, Nico Bolzico, Jeron Teng.

 

“I’ve always wanted to keep my hair flake-free, but anti-dandruff shampoos could be harsh on the hair. I’m so happy with Head & Shoulders Suprême! It’s given me super-soft, beautiful and clean hair while leaving my scalp healthy,” said Sandara.

 

“I’m amazed at how my hair is so clean, without being dry and stringy. I didn’t know this was possible,” concluded Sandara.

 

Purchase Head & Shoulders Suprême is available in all major supermarkets, sari-sari stores, drugstores, and convenience stores nationwide, as well as on ecommerce at http://www.lazada.com.ph/head-and-shoulders-official-store/

 

For more information about Head & Shoulders, visit www.headandshoulders.ph and follow Head & Shoulders on Facebook.

A grand blue argan forest has arrived at the Green Sun in Makati for the grand launch of the all NEW Head and Shoulders Supreme series.

The grand reveal of the all NEW Head and Shoulders Supreme series with Moroccan Argan Crème, along with international stars Sandara Park and Mario Maurer last October 10 at the Green Sun, Makati.

Head and Shoulders International and Philippines’ Ambassadors at the #1010 Supreme Party last October 10 at the Green Sun, showing off their lusciously soft and 100% dandruff free hair.

L-R: Nico Bolzico, Janina Manipol, Chie Filomeno, Sandara Park, Mario Maurer, Haley Dasovich, Michelle Dy, Cha Ocampo, and Jeron Teng.

P&G Senior Scientist Ryuhei Morita who flew all the way from Singapore, demonstrates the effectiveness of Head and Shoulders Supreme series with Moroccan Argan Crème along with international stars Sandara Park and Mario Maurer.

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Article: Manila Bulletin’s Interview with Sandara Park and Sanghyun Park on their Food Trip in PH

Dara, Thunder embark on ‘Food Trip’ in PH

‘I am really happy but it’s like, for me, I feel awkward (because she’s family).’ – Thunder

Korean entertainment channel tvN Asia will air a new original TV production this month focusing on several Asian countries including the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.

 

Park siblings Dara (right) and Thunder pose for a photo after their interview with Bulletin Entertainment (mb.com.ph)

 

Park siblings Dara (right) and Thunder pose for a photo after their interview with Bulletin Entertainment

K-pop stars and real-life siblings Sandara Park, or Dara, and Thunder team up against TV host Grace Lee and radio DJ Sam YG in the Philippine leg of “One Night Food Trip-International Edition.” Premiering Oct. 10, it is a travel-food TV program featuring Korean and Filipino celebrities.

The two teams will travel separately to two Philippine destinations and complete missions involving local food, culture and attractions within 48 hours. Once a team completes a mission, they get a chop or stamp on their “One Night Food Trip” passport. The team that gets the most chops will win and get a golden passport.

The international edition is different from the Korean TV show of the same name as each team is required not just to eat but accomplish other missions.

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with Bulletin Entertainment, Dara and Thunder talked about the new TV show, the Philippines and their career.

For the first time, the two are working together on the same TV show through “One Night Food Trip-International Edition.”

“Actually I met him a few times (on TV shows) but this is the first time that we’re doing a show together. I am very excited. I was waiting for this chance to come. It’s been like eight years that we started working in Korea. After eight years, it’s our first time together,” Dara said.

Thunder said, “I am really happy but it’s like, for me, I feel awkward (because she’s family). It’s hard” to which Dara replied “I understand.”

This is also a homecoming for Thunder as he has not visited the Philippines in 10 years.

“One Night Food Trip-International Edition” proved to be a challenge for Dara.

“This TV show is very famous for eating a lot. We have to eat a lot and get the stamp. Honestly wala akong balak na sumali sa mga food shows kasi we have very small appetite. So I know what’s gonna happen. The only reason I said yes was because I was with him and the second reason is that we’re coming to the Philippines so I said ‘OK. Go!’” she explained.

Dara said the international edition is different from the Korean version as “it’s all in English.”

“They’re choosing people from K-pop or Korean industry who can speak English. I think it’s nice and it will be shown in 10 Asian countries. I’m really excited for Asian fans to watch us,” she added.

‘One Night Food Trip-International Edition’ presscon at Chaos of City of Dreams Manila with (from left) Geoff Andres, property president, City of Dreams Manila; Anne Chan, chief operating officer of CJ E&M Hong Kong; Thunder; Dara; Grace Lee; Sam YG; Charo Lagamon, Cebu Pacific director of corporate communication; and Arnold Gonzales, OIC media relations of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines. (mb.com.ph)

‘One Night Food Trip-International Edition’ presscon at Chaos of City of Dreams Manila with (from left) Geoff Andres, property president, City of Dreams Manila; Anne Chan, chief operating officer of CJ E&M Hong Kong; Thunder; Dara; Grace Lee; Sam YG; Charo Lagamon, Cebu Pacific director of corporate communication; and Arnold Gonzales, OIC media relations of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines.

Before becoming K-pop stars in Korea, the two siblings studied and spent many years in the Philippines.

“Before I was just a high school student so my life was very simple before I joined showbiz. (Thunder) doesn’t remember anything because he was 12 or 13 when he left (the Philippines). We only remember school, siomai, Jollibee. But for me, alam nyo naman na I’m here every month. Parang second home ko na ’to,” Dara said.

Asked what’s his fondest memories of the Philippines, Thunder, who studied in a Chinese school in Pasay City, said, ““For me, when I went to my sister’s (‘Star Circle Quest’ grand finals in 2004). I was in the audience. The second thing was I was a member of the badminton varsity. I always got a medal.”

As for their favorite Filipino food, Dara named sinigang na hipon, sisig while Thunder mentioned Chickenjoy and pizza.

Asked to name places in the Philippines they want to visit, Dara said, “I think I’ve visited all parts of the Philippines during mall shows. Siguro some parts of Mindanao. I went to Davao before and Batanes.” Thunder said he wants to go to Boracay.

Dara is now a solo artist after 2NE1 and she’s currently on three Korean TV shows.

“I have three regular TV shows in Korea (including ‘Get It Beauty’). Busy ako dun kasi every week ang taping. I’m trying to make some new music, too,” she said.

For Thunder, “I’m working on my new songs. I’m just composing,” adding that he will star in the Korean-Indonesian movie “Forever: Holiday In Bali” for screening this year.

He will also release a new song soon.

“Our company’s trying for a new song (to release) in October. If it’s a little late, it’s November,” he said.

Overall, The Park siblings are excited and very happy to be on “One Night Food Trip-International Edition.”

“So many fans supported us. Abangan nyo ’yung show namin kasi it’s our first time na makikita nyo na magkasama kami in the Philippines. We tried so many Filipino food. We’ll be showing some beautiful parts of Palawan and Manila,” said Dara.

 

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Source: Manila Bulletin

Article: FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki and Sandara Park Reveal Secrets And Struggles Of Hallyu Stardom

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On a recent episode of JTBC’s “Let’s Eat Dinner Together,” MCs Kang Ho Dong and Lee Kyung Kyu were joined by FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki and Sandara Park in Tokyo.

The two MCs worried that they wouldn’t be able to film properly once fans started gathering after recognizing the two popular Hallyu stars; however, the MCs were surprised when people came up to Lee Hong Ki and asked him if he was Jang Geun Suk.

Lee Hong Ki revealed sadly, “I sometimes get mistaken for actor Jang Geun Suk [in Japan].”

When the MCs asked Sandara Park, who used to actively promote in the Philippines, what the secret was to best learn a foreign language, she frankly replied, “If you date using that country’s language, you can learn that language very, very quickly. I’m almost a native speaker at this point.”

Meanwhile, Sandara Park has been busy with variety show appearances as well as her own YouTube channel through which she uploads episodes of “Dara TV.”

 

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Source: soompi

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