About the Blog
Welcome to Annyeong Oppa, one of the Philippines’ leading social media hub for anything related to Korea – Kdrama, KPop, KLifestyle, KTravels and ultimately, our favorite Korean 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 Korean pop culture specially made for the Filipino fans which includes Korean-inspired travels, fashion, food, events and other activities.
Annyeong Oppa in Numbers
- 1.6Mn+ Readership (855k Facebook Followers +304k Twitter Followers + 33k Instagram Followers + 2.7k YouTube Subscribers + 400k Unique Website Visitors)
Source: FB Insights, WordPress statistics as of December 2019
Note: Statistics are all organic.
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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.
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 in November 2018 in South Korea.
Writer / Editor
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.
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!
Annyeong! I’m Sarah Montejo, a certified fan girl for a long time now. I guess my inner fan girling side started when Meteor Garden Taiwanese version hit Ph way back 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. On May 06, 2019 I officially joined Annyeong Oppa Team and become one of their Content Writers. I’m so glad to be able to share feels with everyone who loves KDrama, KPop and anything related to Korea.
A Filipina with Korean Heart. Frustrated writer. Loves KDrama, KMovies, KPop, KShow.
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.
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.
Writer / Editor
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!
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.
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.
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.
Sherilyn Vivar / risingpotato
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!
What made us be part of Annyeong Oppa? KDrama and KPop came into our lives. We are all hooked and fascinated by the Korean culture. Through this blog, we will share our feels, adventures, misadventures, recommendations, reviews to anything related to Korea along with our contributors.
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