About Annyeong Oppa

About the Blog

Welcome to Annyeong Oppa, one of the Philippines’ leading social media hub for anything related to Asian content (especially Korean) – Drama, Pop, Lifestyle, Travels and ultimately, our favorite Asian celebrities. 

The Annyeong Oppa blog started in May 2017 as an extension of the Annyeong Oppa page on Facebook which has gained popularity since February 2016. It’s been known for its witty memes about Kdramas that give so much feels to its readers. And the rest is history.

In September 2017, the Annyeong Oppa website was relaunched to share more timely and relevant contents about Asian pop culture specially made for the Filipino fans which includes Asian-inspired travels, fashion, food, events and other activities.

"Feels kalma. Let's fangirl/boy together!"
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Feel free to send us an email at: theannyeongoppa@gmail.com

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The hashtag seemed to have started from user @TheAnnyeongOppa, a popular Filipino social media icon for Korean pop culture.
If you’re a fan of a Korean drama or Korean idol group, it’s not impossible that you can relate to this online personality. She frequently tweets and posts funny content about the latest K-drama scenes (and actors!).
Ever watched episodes of your favorite K-Dramas and had no one to share your feelings with? Don't worry because Twitter account @TheAnnyeongOppa will totally get ya! Her hilarious tweets will make you LOL and nod in agreement, and the best part? You'll get to fall in love with your favorite K-Dramas and actors even more!
You're probably familiar with the social media page + blog called Annyeong Oppa, a fan site that's dedicated to everything K-drama-related.
One of country's leading Korean pop culture blog sites, Annyeong Oppa, commended GMA's adaptation of hit Korean series, Descendants of the Sun, on a Facebook post shared last February 21.
SO excited to announce that @TheAnnyeongOppa will be taking over our Twitter tomorrow night to live-tweet the first episode of The King: Eternal Monarch!!! Red heart Join us for some fun, ~feels~, and yes, virtual hugs Hugging face #TKEMIsHere

About the Bloggers

Annyeong! Welcome to Annyeong Oppa!

Anj de Leon (a.k.a. Anj Kalma)
Founder / Chief Content Manager

I am Anj and I started the Annyeong Oppa Facebook in February 2016 to release my inner fangirling feels. I am a Registered Nurse in profession and a big Hallyu fan.

I am a certified fangirl of Asianovelas which started during the Meteor Garden (Taiwanese version) era. My fascination in korean dramas led me to start a page and eventually this blog and the rest is history.

At first, I managed Annyeong Oppa alone and decided to accept writers in 2018. In addition, I also love to write and draw. Visit my personal blog here.

Featured in: Cosmopolitan PH. Read here

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Jess Rosario
Writer / Editor

I’m Jess, a Korean pop culture fan of more than a decade. I’m also a part of the Taiwanese drama craze back then. I started watching Korean dramas when I was 12. Then I became a K-Pop fan when I was 16 and the rest is history. I never thought that my passion in writing and my love for K-Culture will be the key to achieved my long time dream which is to go to South Korea. But it really happened! Thanks to the support of my Annyeong Oppa family and fandom friends.

Jess was one of the winners of Annyeong Oppa’s giveaway. She eventually became officially part of the team when she represented Annyeong Oppa last November 2018 in South Korea for an event for South Korea’s tourism under KCC.

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Chriselle Olaguera
Writer / Editor

Hello! This is Chriselle, a college student, volunteer worker, and fangirl you can always befriend with. I became a huge fan of Korean dramas first when I was in elementary. Few years after, I have started stanning first and second generation Korean pop groups. Then and there, I became so in love with Korea, its wonderful culture, and its language.
 
For a decade, there is only one K-pop group which has a great impact in my life and has helped me a lot in different ways and aspects, it’s INFINITE. I am really glad that I have known them because the happiness, inspiration, and life lessons that they are giving me are no joke. They are one of the reasons why I took the opportunity to join Annyeong Oppa. I want to share to others how talented and well-mannered they are.
 
Aside from that, I also want to fangirl with my fellow Inspirits and Hallyu fans. As cliché as it may seem, I am a big fan of Annyeong Oppa, so being with them is such a dream come true.
 
Annyeong Oppa is like a second family to me where love, joy, generosity, and forgiveness are present. I have also grown so well with their guidance and I have learned a lot in terms of writing.
 
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Irene Morales
Writer / Editor

I am Irene an employee by day and fangirl by night. I have been immersed in the Asian culture especially of Japan, Korea and Taiwan since my childhood days. As a certified ‘Tita of Kpop’ I witnessed how the 2nd Generation of Kpop managed to lead the Hallyu Wave around the world. I also love travelling to different countries especially Japan and Korea. Hoping to share all the travel tips and experiences that I can in this blog.

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Hazel Rafol
Writer /Editor

Hi! I’m Hazel and I’ve been fangirling since I was in my elementary years. Now an employee, I couldn’t deny that being a fangirl has been a big part of my life! Thanks to the 2nd Generation of K-POP because if not from them, I wouldn’t be able to explore more about the Korean Culture and wouldn’t be able to share it with you!

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Sarah Montejo
Writer

Annyeong! I’m Sarah Montejo, a certified fan girl for a long time now. I guess my inner fangirling side started when Meteor Garden Taiwanese version hit PH way back 2003-2004.

I joined Annyeong Oppa Group and became friends with Anj Kalma in 2016. My love for Korean dramas and their culture lead me to pursue my fascination in writing. I officially joined Annyeong Oppa Team on May 6, 2019 and become one of their content writers. I’m so glad to be able to share my feels with everyone who loves k-drama, kpop and anything related to Korea.

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Lee
Writer

A Filipina with a korean Heart. I am a frustrated writer who loves kpop, kdrama, kvariety and everything korean.

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Patricia Ruiz
Writer  / Editor

I’m Pat, a fangirl who loves music and culture. I got to know Korean culture through K-pop and K-drama. I also follow K-fashion for style inspiration. Through the years, I also got into other entertainment programs and would binge watch variety shows whenever possible.

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HeyNoona
Writer  / Editor

Annyeonghaseyo! I’m Shin Reyes. A certified noona who enjoys binge watching on K-Dramas, traveling solo, staying in airbnbs, eating cheesecake and taking self-timed photos. I love Ji Chang Wook. I’m also a huge fan of the works of Gong Hyo Jin and Jo In Sung, screenwriters Kim Eun-Sook & The Hong Sisters, PD Na Young Seok, Director Bong Joon-ho and Animator Makoto Shinkai. I watch Running Man for a good laugh and considers Reply 1988 as the best k-drama of all time. I love listening to Korean OST’s, Standing Egg, Bolbbagan4, Paul Kim and Epik High. I stan Super Junior, Big Bang, IU and now adding Monsta X on this list. I have always wanted to write but never got the the guts to make it happen until I came across the Annyeong Oppa team. With the opportunity that was given to me, my very first article was published in February 2019. In pursuit of my writing dreams, let me share my stories and be inspired by yours. With our common love for all things Hallyu and fangirling, let’s create more beautiful stories together.

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Jon Pasca
Writer  / Editor / Graphics

Annyeong! I am Jon Pasca, a hopeless wanderer, an old soul, and a certified fanboy! The whole Hallyu wave got me starting high school, and it really did not stop. Watching KDramas all night laughing and crying, jamming through my KPop playlist and simply loving the Korean culture, language and its wonderfulness made me love Hallyu, and now, it dominated my whole life. I joined Annyeong Oppa to maximize my passion in writing and to share a little of my fanboy life to be many’s daily dose of happiness. I am currently an Administrator of AO Group, might as well join me there with our family!

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Noreen
Writer

Hi! I am Noreen, a full time researcher by day, a full pledge ARMY 24/7, and a budding writer/contributor of Korean content by night. Like most of the Annyeong Oppa contributors/writers, I also started getting hooked with Asianovelas during the Meteor Garden craze which was then followed by Full House, Princess Hours and Stairway To Heaven to name a few. I was an avid viewer until 2016 but due to personal reasons I kind of got off the groove in watching KDramas and focused on KVariety shows like New Journey To The West, Three Meals A Day – Na PD for the win! But it was in 2017 that I started to be a KPop fan and it all started with BTS’ and their song Save ME. I was a page admin for a BTS fan page in 2018 and until the first three quarters of 2019. I recently joined Annyeong Oppa since I write for a living, why not write about what I love. And now I am slowly going back to watching Kdramas and reclaiming the feeling of pure bliss and excitement I get from watching them.

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Annalizabeth Awa
Writer

Hi! I’m Annalizabeth “Ann” Awa, a college student taking AB English Language Studies. Aside writing, I do love to paint scenery and read books. I started to engage myself in the Korean culture during the Korean TV series Boys Over Flowers and in the Wattpad app — which most portrayers are Korean idols. Also, I’m a certified INSPIRIT and WOOLLIM stan. I am loyal to K-pop boy group INFINITE that made me happy and experienced this glowy feeling. Kim Myungsoo is my ultimate bias and I’ve known him through wattpad. Since then, I claim him as my husband. I also do appreciate other groups because Korea really produced talented artists especially Woollim artists – Golden Child and Lovelyz.

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Ren Galope
Writer

I’m Ren, a KPop fan since high school. I’m a teacher by profession and a full-time fangirl. I started by watching Korean dramas aired on local tv and through that I discovered KPop. Aside from dramas and music, I find the Korean culture, interesting that is why I also studied Korean language. I’ve always wanted to write and through Annyeong Oppa I can do both, writing and fangirling.

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Sherilyn Vivar / risingpotato
Writer

Annyeong! I am Sherilyn D. Vivar, a full-time fangirl since high school. I am currently a 2nd year journalism student in Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). As for my fangirling background, I am really not into KPOP and Kdrama when I was in elementary but when I discovered EXO, my ultimate group, everything changed. Little did I know, they will drag me into an all out fangirling journey. I am thankful to be part of Annyeong Oppa team as well as having the opportunity to share my fangirling feels as a content writer. Like other fangirls, one of my goals is to visit South Korea soon. Cheers to our fangirling journey!

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Gezzerree Viado
Writer / Editor

Annyeong! I am Gezzerree Viado. I have such long name but you can call me Gezai. I’m a full-time employee but I will always be a fangirl by heart. I am a certified fangirl and love anything that is related to Asian culture, especially, Korean culture. I watch Kdramas on a regular basis and have been an ELF ever since I was 14 years old. Running Man is my happy pill and I love watching animes with my sisters.

Through fangirling, I’ve met the most wonderful people, who I now consider friends and of course, my AO family too! Aside from being a fangirl, I’m also a certified bookworm. Being a fangirl brought me so much joy and one of them is getting to meet my favorite Korean artists! With my love in writing, I hope I can share more great content with our readers!

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Ro-Anna Santiago
Writer / Editor

Annyeong~!

I’m Ro-Anna. An unnie marketing rockstar finding solace from the corporate biosphere, thru fangirling.

Bigbang’s VIP for 10 years and counting. A ravenclaw and introvert at most times.
K-pop tita with a dose of K-drama and a little bit of J-pop.

Let’s talk about BIGBANG, 2NE1, RADWIMPS, YG FAM, Rain, Jessica Jung and Jang Ki Yong over a good cup of latte.

My heart will beat forever for Kwon Jiyong, Sandara Park and Yojiro Noda.

At random days, I’d like to wander and dream. Then I spend my everyday turning those dreams into reality.

Let’s fangirl together!

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Albrt Jusay
Graphics 

안녕하세여! I’m Albert Jusay, a certified KPOP and KDRAMA fan. I really don’t consider KPop as a genre of music before, because I can’t understand their language though. Until one day, I accidentally watched a clip of a KPOP boyband called BTS since then i became a big fan of KPOP. Also, i started watching Korean Dramas last October 2016 during “Descendants of the Sun” era.

Afterwards, i fell inlove with their uniqueness and creativity when it comes in making a film such as Sound Track, Cinematography, Storyboard, Entertainment Value and Message effectiveness.

“I may not be korean by blood, but I may be korean by heart”

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What made us be part of Annyeong Oppa? Asian Drama and KPop came into our lives. We are all hooked and fascinated by the Asian culture. Through this blog, we will share our feels, adventures, misadventures, recommendations, reviews to anything related to Asian culture along with our contributors.

Connect with us!

Follow Annyeong Oppa across social media sites! 

You can also join our exclusive facebook group where you can share your feels and get first hand updates from us. Or, you can email us at theannyeongoppa@gmail.com

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