May 15, 2014

[Update] 2NE1's Sandara Park arrives in the Philippines and #WelcomeHomeDara trends world wide

Days prior to 2NE1's All or Nothing concert in Manila on Saturday, Sandara Park arrived in the Philippines for some solo promotions and prompts the hashtag #WelcomeHomeDara to trend world wide. Needless to say, the entire country is beyond excited to have the National Krung Krung back on Philippine soil. The other girls - CL, Bom, and Minzy - don't arrive until Friday morning, just in time for a press conference and a meet & greet in the afternoon.

In the meantime, Dara has been shooting TV guestings and the first of which was a pre-recorded episode of Gandang Gabi Vice which is scheduled to air this Sunday evening. Apparently, Dara's friends from Star Circle Quest joined her on the program, including ex-boyfriend Joseph Bitangcol. I hear Ryan Bang was on the show also.

As I'm writing this, I'm waiting for her appearance on daily noontime show Showtime. It's probably gonna be a short stint, but it's bound to be funny. Dara's also scheduled to drop by the Big Brother House today as a celebrity guest on Pinoy Big Brother. Which means I will have to rush home in time for the primetime telecast.

Late last night, Dara also guested on Aquino & Abunda Tonight. One of the hosts, Boy Abunda, shared that Dara had requested that the interview be conducted in mostly Tagalog, much to the delight of Filipino Blackjacks - myself included. In the interview, they discussed several topics including 2NE1's upcoming concert, Dara's trainee days, and little brother Thunder.

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Dara will, indeed, always have a special place in the hearts of Filipinos, k-pop fan or not. And the concert this Saturday is bound to be very special. Not only will 2NE1 be celebrating their 5th anniversary, Dara is also celebrating her 10th year in the entertainment industry this year, and she's in Manila for all of this. Add to that the fact that freaking Winner will be joining them as a guest act, can you imagine how much I'm kicking myself for not having tickets to watch the show??? I hate my brokeass self so much right now.

I guess I'll just have to drown in all news 2NE1-related in the next few days. Gah.


Dara's short guest stint on Showtime was adorable and her Tagalog is still as awesome as ever. Below are several videos from the variety show.

Dara performs her first single in the Philippines, the 2004 hit "In or Out"

A couple of 2NE1 fans join Dara in dancing "I Am The Best"

Two lucky fans receive free concert tickets to this Saturday's show


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