By Mheryll L. Alforte
Record-breaking K-pop quartet BLACKPINK, composed of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, got reunited with their Filipino fans in a virtual event made possible by Globe’s Kmmunity.
In its campaign to reinvent ways in the digital world, the local telco, through Kmmunity, made sure the online fan event would be a platform to bring Blinks closer to their favorite idols.
During the event, the quartet was asked to play games and try locally-made Ukulele, jackstones, and the traditional fan or pamaypay, abaniko. The group was also amazed by the miniature Philippine jeepney, banig, and Philippine mancala game Sungka. These items were suggested via fan poll.
“Oh I love this! I really want it. Can I please have it?” Rosé said upon seeing the banig.
“This is like a travel package. You put this (banig) on the floor, you fan with that (abaniko), and you play the Ukulele,” Jisoo said.
The K-pop quartet collectively expressed that all the gifts and items made them want to visit their Filipino fans again.
“Seeing all this makes me want to visit (the Philippines) again,” Jisoo said.
Lisa added, “I really want to go again.”
The group last visited the country in February 2019 when they staged a concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
“It was so great, everyone’s energy was just wow!” Lisa said when asked about their experience during the Manila leg.
“They (Filipino fans) were very talented, super energetic, and showed some very “hot” reactions,” Rosé added.
Since then, the girl group had only met fans earlier this year through their record-breaking digital concert “The Show”, making Show You Like That another anticipated virtual experience brought to Globe Telecom subscribers and Filipino fans.
Fans based in the Philippines also prepared dance covers that captured the attention of the K-pop royalties. There was also a special video prepared by Filipino Blinks all around the country.
BLACKPINK is among the world-class roster of Globe Telecom’s endorsers since last year December 2020. The group is known for their hit songs “Boombayah,” “Ddu-du ddu-du,” and “Kill This Love,” among others.