These series played a great role in molding me to the fangirl that I am today. MG= Meteor Garden, HK= Hana Kimi (Taiwan), PH= Princess Hours.
METEOR GARDEN. It all started here. Imagine, I was still in elementary (Grade 4 to be exact) when ABS-CBN aired this series here in the Philippines. And it was like the birth or Asianovelas here in the country. We didn’t have internet connections back then so you can just imagine how hard it is to be a fangirl that time. I didn’t miss a single episode. I’ve sang to their songs in my awful mandarin pronunciation. I had almost all their merchandise that were sold near our school from posters to postcards to cellphone cases to watches. I’ve thrown tantrums because my parents and grandparents won’t allow/accompany me to f4 and San Chai’s concert. Yes. I’ve done it all. And I was still a kid.
PRINCESS HOURS. I’ve seen a few korean dramas that I liked but I have to say, Goong was my gateway to fandom. You know that thing when your parents won’t allow you to sleep late, so you’d just sleep at 6:30pm and wake up 10minutes before the airing time of Princess Hours? Haha. Yes. I did that. I had all the Philippine magazines PH was featured. We still didn’t have internet connection back then so every weekends, I travel to the neighboring town just to go to an internet cafe and surf (which was really tiresome and expensive way back) just to check on the forums related to them. My wallet was full of their photos. And most especially, it made me really appreciate Korea and its culture and made me look forward in watching other korean dramas too. And this is the only drama that I watched for over 10 times!hahaha
HANA KIMI (Taiwanese). The fangirling era begins. Well first it was an internet connection era for me. I started watching Hana Kimi online since I was curios with the hype that was going on that time. I missed the few episodes in ABS though. I think I finished the drama in just three days( good enough for a starter like me. ha!) The lead actor really took my breath away (OA lang?HAHAHAHAHAHA!) I started to research (the usual fang thing) about the lead and all of those stuffs. I ended up in a forum for Wu Chun’s group and the rest was history. My skills were developed since my FRH Fangirling days. I did some really weird stuffs and the like. My dad’s iPod is the living proof.haaaa~ Ahhhh~ I just can’t really express myself in words.
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE. (Additional) After my Wu Chun fangirling things, I had a lie low (since I was pretty upset when I didn’t get to see Wu Chun and Calvin in Manila and because I was busy with school.) I became a fan with a few dramas but the intensity wasn’t just as strong as the ones mentioned above. But then… last year… again because of curiosity about who this Mario Maurer is that has gone viral on my Facebook news feed, I decided to watch his movie, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and then BAM! BAM! BAM! KABOOM! POW! PAK! SIS! BOOM! BAH! The re-birth, the comeback of the stronger fangirl TIMAY. I’ve already mentioned in my post before how he changed my life in a span of 1 year.
Why am I posting this? Nothing. I just wanted to reminisce, to track down where I started and where I am now. For some, being a fangirl is nonsense and just a waste of time, but for me, no. It’s something that I’m proud of. WHY? I don’t know. Maybe because it helped me in a whole lot of ways that’s a bit unusual for some. I think it’s something that I’m good at and something that I can enjoy. Tiring, yes. But it’s also fun.
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