It all started with Christian Bautista as I followed every mall show he is in, how I tagged him as my forever ideal man and how I wished him to be my boyfriend (literally wished) until I am lured to the gorgeous men of South Korea’s K-pop and K-drama world. And it has been three years. So what really has changed in me after I learned how to dress up like a korean and put on those “cat eyeliner” on my peepers and buy almost everything in my “kikay kit” from Etude House, The Faceshop, Nature Republic and Tony Moly aside from making me look young as ever?
Strange as it may seem but I learned a lot and become a better person from doing this thing of following every korean happening here in Manila and Korea that were ‘silly things” to people outside korean or hallyu world. Here’s my list:
- How to balance my day job and following my heart.
Its tough but I love how did I managed to do it, I learned how to work and play and not just work and palpitate in stress like I used to. And yes its possible.
- Became more friendly.
Before my friends were confined to just family, relatives school mates and officemates, but now I have teenagers, singles and even mommies already who shared the same love for everything Korean as well as writers and bloggers. Even met friends from attending Korean-related events that have been good friends along the way. Believe me I’m a snob before but now I sometimes meet persons who know me but I just don’t know where I met them but still I’m all smiles when they smile at me at events ahahha.
- Discovered my passion for writing, what I really wanted to do when I retire or go out of the corporate world.
- Became the ambassador not just of everything korean but spreading of Goodvibes too.
It has been my favorite hashtag since 2013 and sometimes friends equate #Goodvibes to koreans, but really its not. I just found myself looking for goodvibes in everyday life. 😛
- Discovered that I have this unending luck on raffles, online and blogging contests.
From Kim Hyun Joong Autograph signing passes here in Manila, to Christian Bautista premiere night movie passes, to Lee Min Ho concert tickets, to Samsung Note II phone to CNBlue presscon passes to free Yoga vouchers name it, I have won them since 2011 and counting. And before that I never won in a raffle not even a single consolation price. There must be someone who blew me some lucky charms to have all of these ahhaha. Whatever is the explanation to these blessings I am just so thankful. Though my ever wish is to win a Free trip to Korea ahhaha, I know that will happen in the right time. Lol!
- If it’s yours it will be given.
Life is not all easy for me in the last 3 years. I almost gave up my korea trip last 2013 that I have been waiting for since 2010 due to unforseen reasons but it still happened, with matching 3-Year multiple entry korean visa and our sched coinciding Kim Jaejoong’s first Album Asia Tour Solo concert and a bonus stint of being an official social media ambassador of korea tourism as a WOW Korea Supporter of Korea Tourism Organization Manila. All of these happened in a single time not even wishing all of them to happen.
- Learned that life is not all about work and money.
Deep happiness can come from small trivial things like a surprise hug from someone you really really like to the highest level not on my birthday but on his birthday. ❤
- K-pop events can be a gateway to a blogging world career.
And maybe to lovelife too.
- A “Blessing in disguise” is a reality.
And this happened to me a lot of times in and outside the korean world. I won’t elaborate more but believe me everything happens for a reason, and yes I learned that in the course of fangirling.
- Dreams can come true.
When you dream and pray it can happen, and it always comes in a grand and unexpected manner. I remember that dream to see CNBlue in their press con for Cant Stop in Manila and would you believe that after crying that i didn’t win that presscon passes and that my writing powers is not enough to get me a media pass some kind of a miracle sent me that email invite that im in all of a sudden . Woahh! A lot of things have been given to me from being a simple korean drama fan to becoming an official ambassador of everything korean in the social media world that I just love doing. And all i wanted is to write and inspire.
Life is ironic. The best things in my life happened in the last 3 years as I discover these things through the term “K-FanGirling”. So guys follow your heart! Aja!
Sending Love and Goodvibes,