Thursday, January 15, 2015

Culture: Did Korean showing affection everywhere???

I’m back!! After a week away, I felt fresh! Wee ^^ My vacation just over, strangely I felt my body is here but my mind was still there??ㅋㅋ Well I guess that’s normal for anyone after a long break (having vacation) isn't it? My body still need some time to adjust to normal conditionㅋㅋㅋ

As I travel with Korean to Vietnam, most of local people were amazed on how we get to know each other ㅋㅋ. Anyway today I’m not going to write about my personal experience for having a vacation in Vietnam though, as you guys knows right I write about Korea on my blog so I don’t want to make you guys confusing! ㅋㅋㅋ. However someday I might write little bit about it as K-Pop culture had brought Korea trend everywhere these days including in Vietnam! ㅋㅋㅋ

While I’m away, I still have some time to check about interesting event/news that happening around us (especially related to Korea)! ㅋㅋㅋ I guess most of you were aware of K-POP trend isn't it? I never write about it on my blog as I don’t have much interest in it but because of the incident between Korean band and their fans in Malaysia, I felt I need to at least say something.

I read a lot from different sources, most portrays about this incident badly, personally I disagreed with the “hugging session or they said it as parody of K-Drama scene” itself, true as celebrities this is normal for them, this is one of way for artist showing their appreciation to their fans. (Some artist from western or even from Malaysia itself does the same things to their fans but somehow it’s never become an issue). However as an event organizer, they fail to follow the rules.  They know well about conditions for organizing concerts or any entertainment event in Malaysia, so supposedly they can prevent this from happen. Yes, at first they already asking permission and agreed that there is “hugging session” between celebrities and fans (win contest) but they should think it again as these days with internet it is very common for anything to be viral!

For B1A4 members, this might be a surprised to them because most of KOREAN didn't know much about Islam teaching and Islamic culture. Even though most of Korean didn't know about Islam that doesn't mean we should just agree with them. I have a lot of Korean friends including guys, it’s true some of them didn't know anything about Islam when I first knowing them, they was like “Islam/Muslim”? Ok I know it’s about religion, but I don’t know the rest of it. Slowly I explained to them about Islamic teaching and culture and they understand it well, so when I met them in Korea, most of them knowing that shaking hands between women and guys (that’s non mahram) is forbidden in Islam. There is no offended for them when I refused to shake their hands (if they forgot) ㅋㅋㅋ more over, they felt guilty and kept saying sorry as they failed to memorize about it!!ㅋㅋㅋ

Korean are known for securely their PRIVACY well, so if you asking meDid Korean will act like simply HUGGING or KISSING at public?” The answer is NO! In Korea itself it’s very hard to see everybody showing AFFECTION much in PUBLIC area, for holding hands, that’s normal, even in Malaysia, we can see many holding hands everywhere regardless Malay, Chinese or Indian! Those act like hugging; kissing on forehead and etc is just simply in DRAMA and in K-POP culture, in reality NOT every Korean like that. I hope Malaysian will not backlash every Korean because of this incident. For any girls especially MUSLIM who obsessed about K-pop, please get yourself on grid, even if they are your favorites, you can choose to say NO for those actions, perhaps taking photos is more acceptable.

p/s: As a person that have background and once working in event industry, I felt that in the future, event organizer should be MORE CONCERN and AWARE about those CONDITIONS. K-Pop fans don’t make yourself to become VIRAL on the internet if you know that you CANNOT handle situation well, WORLD is HARSH than what you EXPECTED. I hope Korean also will improve their UNDERSTANDING about others culture as well, as many people were attract to Korean culture so much, hope Korean also can do the same things! ^^ 

p/s:Those are Koreans that I known well while I'm in Korea (I only get to know them while I'm there), see the different? Showing affection between same gender is no problem, but for opposite gender, there still gap between us 

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