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K Life PH Might Just Be Your New, Premium Korean Culture Experience Store. Here's Why

If Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite winning Oscars Best Picture and BTS being the first KPop group to present at the Grammys still don’t say the obvious, the Korean wave has long evolved from fad to culture on a global scale.

Interestingly, Filipinos are atop the list of countries and communities immersed in K lifestyle – particularly in music. According to X (formerly Twitter), the Philippines ranks third on the app with the most stans and second when it comes to tweeting about KPop. According to TikTok, the country produces the second most number of videos on the app showing KPop content. Buying and collecting photo cards featuring one’s biases is also serious business in the country. Last but not the least, the fast rise of the PPop scene makes another story of just how wild the fanaticism has gone.

K-Pop = life for many Filipinos? Definitely an understatement!

Adding fuel to the Hallyu fire in the Philippines is K Life PH, the newest store for local fans that carries one-of-a-kind pieces related to popular KPop groups. From memorabilia, fan art, and posters to apparel and artist collectible KPop chocolates, the store showcases a curated variety –  exclusive items of KPop acts such as BTS, Aespa, IU, Seventeen, and more. Anyone exploring K Life for the latest discography, albums, and souvenirs will surely see their fandom jump to the next level!

Strategically located at the corner of ORE Central Building in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, K Life PH features massive LED screens, sleek black interiors, and high glass walls inside. Playing in the background from brunchtime to evening are the hottest KPop songs sure to tickle fans and new enthusiasts alike.

Besides shopping, fans and enthusiasts can enter the dance studio and the two photo booths for a quick sesh to create content or just to immortalize fun moments with friends. To boot, each space is complete with stage lights and funky props and costumes including the traditional Korean Hanbok!

Altogether, the premium spot and the modern design plus the immersive experience for anyone who comes in make K Life PH the perfect, multisensory escape for Hallyu lovers!

“Being a KPop fan goes beyond knowing the hit songs and collecting idol merch. It is also about immersing yourself in the culture. K Life PH offers interactive activities such as wearing the Hanbok and capturing it via the in-store photo booth,” says K Life PH founder Jacob Oh.

“For those who are into performing and singing their hearts out, the store has a dance studio, too, where you can duet with their favorite KPop stars. Whether you are an amateur or a  seasoned artist, this is your chance to display your stellar vocals and moves while having fun at the same time!”

“We at K Life PH would like to invite everyone to come and experience the vibrant and shining world of KPop. Come in and meet fellow KPop fanatics here. Let this be a safe and fun space for you where passion for KPop overflows!” he added.

On May 8, 2024, K Life PH officially opened its doors to the public through a ribbon-cutting affair. Jacob Oh, Atty Jei Panganiban and Atty Bianca Panganiban, graced the launch with select news and lifestyle media, KPop content creators, and PPop performers as special guests. Among the celebrities and influencers featured were Arci Muñoz, Miss Supranational Japan 2024 Yuki Sonoda, Yan Yan De Jesus, Jinho Bae, Sammie De Leon, and Halyu Lu. PPop acts Jean Kiley and Ajaa.

For more information, visit K Life PH’s official Instagram page: @KLifePHOfficial, or drop by the physical store at the Ground Floor of ORE Central Bldg, 9th Avenue, cor. 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.



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