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‘Pambansang Krung-Krung’ Sandara Park speaks Tagalog in Korean TV show

/ 11:13 AM July 31, 2020
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Sandara Park (Image: Instagram/@daraxxi)

It seems that K-pop superstar Sandara Park has not forgotten her Filipino roots after she suddenly spoke fluent Tagalog during an episode of the Korean talk show “Video Star.”

Park, who is one of the hosts of the TV show, shocked her co-hosts when she code-switched to Tagalog while doing an impromptu mother-in-law and daughter-in-law skit with Korean actress Choi Su-rin.

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Some netizens were delighted at Park’s performance and how fluent her Tagalog was despite not living in the country anymore, as they showed the portion of the show via Twitter last Wednesday, July 29.

“Ano po sinasabi niyo? Hindi ko kayo maintindihan, galing po ako sa Pilipinas,” Park told Su-rin. “Hindi ko alam.”

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(What are you saying? I cannot understand you, I am from the Philippines. I do not know.)

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Giving context to Park and Su-rin’s exchange, a certain @ALEXAsaki said that the scene was about the mother-in-law (Su-rin) not liking her daughter-in-law (Park) and insulting the way the latter dressed.

While Su-rin’s character appeared to be in the middle of a heated argument with Park’s character, the K-pop star spoke in Tagalog, throwing Su-rin off track and leaving her speechless.

“She (Park) ended up saying she’ll file for divorce [and then] fled,” the netizen said, describing the end of the skit.

Another netizen commended Park for her fluency in speaking the Filipino language.

“Walang ka accent accent si Dara mag Tagalog (She has no accent when speaking Tagalog)!” Twitter user @mermaidlouise16 replied to another netizen’s (@ara2ae) post of the skit.

“Kung [hindi] ka [K-pop Fan] at narinig mo [siya,] akalain mo na half Filipino [talaga] si Daraling.”

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(If you are not a K-pop fan and you heard her, you would think Daraling is indeed a half-Filipina.)

Some Filipino fans also revived Park’s former title as the “Pambansang Krung-Krung,” back when she was still an actress in the country.

“No one can’t take away Dara’s love for [the] Philippines and [her] Filipino Heart,” @1010outdated said.

Sandara Park debuted her acting and singing career in the Philippines when she appeared on the reality TV show “Star Circle Quest” back in 2004. She also starred in several movies including “Can This Be Love” (2005) and “Bcuz of U” (2004) with her former loveteam partner Hero Angeles.

After years of success in the country, Park returned to South Korea and became one of the members of the iconic K-pop girl group 2NE1, which was active in the music industry from 2009 to 2016.

Park has been consistent in showing her love for the Philippines. During her 35th birthday, the K-pop star celebrated the occasion with some of her loved ones by visiting Bohol.  /ra

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