BamBam surprises fans by having Sandara Park, singing ‘Ngiti’ at K-pop Masterz in Manila

Published July 30, 2022, 12:40 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop boy band GOT7 member BamBam performed at a Manila show on July 29 and surprised fans by having Sandara Park (aka Dara), former member of 2NE1, as his special guest and singing a Filipino song. 

BamBam, GOT7’s Jackson Wang and K-pop boy band Treasure headlined the “2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila” show held on July 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

Sandara Park and GOT7’s BamBam on stage at the “2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila” show held on July 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena
(Photo from MOA Arena) 
Sandara Park and GOT7’s BamBam backstage at the “2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila” show on July 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena (Sandara’s Twitter) 
Sandara Park and GOT7’s BamBam backstage at the “2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila” show on July 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena (Sandara’s Twitter) 

During his set, BamBam sang the Filipino song “Ngiti” (“Smile”) by Ronnie Liang. 

Before he finished his set, BamBam announced, “Before I have to say goodbye,  I want to introduce one of my friends.” 

“I don’t know where she is. Please come on stage. Everybody, give it up for Sandara!” BamBam said. 

“Kamusta kayong lahat? (How are you?) First of all, welcome to my second home, BamBam,” said Sandara, referring to the Philippines. 

Sandara spent many years in the Philippines where she started her showbiz career before debuting in 2NE1 in 2009. 

She flew to Manila from South Korea on July 27. BamBam arrived in the country on July 25. 

Before the show, BamBam and Sandara Park met at a restaurant in Manila on July 28

“@daraxxi she fly all the way to buy me gerry’s grill (shot puno),” BamBam wrote along with their photo at Gerry’s Grill, a restaurant. 

During the show, Sandara told BamBam, “Thank you so much for inviting me on to the stage. Last time I went here was three years ago. Na-miss ko kayong lahat (I missed all of you).” 

BamBam asked Sandara if she could sing one song. 

“Do we have the music?” I don’t have anything with me right now but I’ll try,”.said Sandara. 

Dara performed “I Don’t Care,” one of 2NE1’s iconic songs, with BamBam by her side. 

“Alam mo BamBam, sobrang saya ako. Dahil sa iyo, nandito ako ngayon (You know BamBam, I’m so happy. Because of you, I’m here today),” Sandara told BamBam. 

BamBam wrapped up his set with a performance of “Ribbon” with Sandara Park staying on stage with him. 

“Manila, I wanna say thank you so much. This is all I prepared for you today. I hope you guys enjoy all the performances and I promise I will be back with, I don’t know, my solo concert or GOT7 concert. I’ll try my best to come back,” said BamBam. 

After the show, Sandara Park posted photos with BamBam on her Twitter account.

“Grabe~!!!  What a totally unexpected day todayyy~!!! Came here to support my dear brother @bambam1a  and I ended up performing on stage. Nag enjoy ba kayo?! Sana nag enjoy kayo!!! (Did you enjoy it? Hope you enjoyed it) Thank you Bambam~!!! 

“Actually,hindi talaga ako special guest sa show. Came here just to support and watch lang talaga dapat. Kaya wala ako dalang damit pang stage puro beach wear lang dala ko ahahaha (Actually, I was not a special guest in the show. Came here just to support and to watch only. That is why I didn’t bring any clothes for the stage. I only brought beach wear). 

She added, “But I had so much fun!!! nakakamiss  noh…sana makabakik ulit ako (I missed it. Hope I can come back).”

The “2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila” was presented by Pulp Live World.

 
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