Ongaku Gayo 2013

29 September 2012 - Chuseok Festival - Fangirl Asia
Cover group from last year's Fangirl Asia Chuseok Festival

Ongaku Gayo 2013 - Fangirl AsiaIt’s that time of the year again when J-Pop/K-Pop shop Fangirl Asia brings fans together for a day of music and dance. An even bigger ONGAKU GAYO will be held this year on May 18 at the Mondragon House in Makati City, as Fangirl Asia partners with k-pop convention organizer KFest Manila. One part of the event I look forward to in particular is the countdown of the bestselling merchandise (CDs, DVDs) of the previous 12 months (and not just because my Big Bang babies always kick ass in that list, but it’s a definite plus). However, the other parts of the event are also a blast. For instance, there are the cover groups who dress up and perform as their favorite k-pop idol groups. This year, there will be a competition between cover groups — I’ll be one of the judges, in fact. (I was also a judge for the cover group contest in FA’s Chuseok Festival last year.)

29 September 2012 - Chuseok Festival - Fangirl Asia
A cover group from last year’s Fangirl Asia Chuseok Festival

There will be snacks, courtesy of North Park Noodle House. And giveaways, like a raffle for tickets to C.N. Blue‘s Blue Moon Concert, which will be held on June 15th at the Araneta Coliseum. Plus, the event will also serve as the launch of promotions for Alexander Lee Eusebio’s Fan Party in Manila, which will be held in July.

Fangirl Asia will top off all that fun with the awarding of the previous year’s top customers. There will be awards for Fanboy of the Year, Fangirl of the Year, and Fan Club of the Year. Here are the nominees:


  1. Park Shin (winner 2012)
  2. Ian Uy
  3. Charles Alfred Cruz


  1. Shirlene Dee
  2. Marianne Venice Quianzon
  3. Erika Jill Lopez


  2. INFINITE PH (Beyond Infinity PH)

I have a few friends in one of the nominated fan clubs, so some of those who know me will know which club I’m rooting for! (Kudos to my fellow VIPs of T.O.P. Philippines for taking home the best fan club trophy twice in a row for the previous couple of years.)

Tickets are only PhP 250 each. Go get yours now!

By Tania Arpa

Thinker, writer, skeptic, spy. Geek. I do my own stunts. Follow me on Twitter at @TaniaArpa.

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