K-Wave in Sri Lanka is spreading rapidly after the Local Broadcasting stations ( SLRC , ITN , Derana) started airing Korean Dramas.( specially Jewel in the Palace & Boys Over Folwers)
There are many kinds of kpop fans in Sri Lanka. The 2 main categories are,
A. Kpop fans of the K-Wave (Hallyu Wave).
B. Fans of Korean Dramas.
The first category includes K-Pop and K-Drama fans. Fans in this category normally knows the korean culture and traditions. They know a lot about KWave and KEntertainment industry. They are interested in learning korean (because it’s the only way to get closer to their bias) and most of them use kormanized words. They are aware of major incidents that take place in Korea. (They are more mature than the other categories)
The second category holds the korean drama fans who started liking korean dramas after watching them on Local Channels (both Subbed and Dubbed). They don’t have a clear idea about Korea or Korean Culture. They tend to belive the dream world they see on dramas. Most of them are not mature and they don’t like to accept what Fans of the Hallyu wave says or the reality.
AND they will believe anything mentioned on media without checking if it’s true.
most of BOF fans believe that there is a BOF season 2. – (Yeah.. it’s the April 1st Prank by DRAMAFEVER)
Many believe that Ji Hoo or Jun Pyo and JanDi got married and have a baby (I know it’s an edit)
Majority of this category doesn’t know the existence of Kpop and the remaining people think that the Only singer in S.Korea is PSY (Oppa Gangnam Style)
*please note they have no idea what “oppa” means*
Fans of this group think that they know everything and try to manipulate the fans of the first category fans.
And there’s a category in the middle of these 2 categories. They are in the immature stage, but they try hard to get in to the category A. They try to communicate with the Category A fans and they discuss with them. They are also very curious about the side they don’t know. So they keep exploring.
Please don’t get offended but try to figure out where you stand.
Give me your ideas and opinions. So I can upgraded my article.