Filipino Dong Bang Shin Ki fans rejoiced as Cassiopeia Philippines bagged 3 prestigious awards in three categories: “Hottest Male Idol” for member Kim Jaejoong, “Song of the Year” for members U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin with “Why? Keep Your Head Down” and “Globe’s KPOP Fanclub of the Year” at the 3rd Philippine KPOP Awards during the 3rd Annual Philippine KPOP Convention held at the Mega Tent, Pasig City last December 30th.
The tension was felt towards the end of the event when the Philippine KPOP Awards portion started. Each Filipino KPOP fan was rooting for their own respective fanclubs, idol groups and artists. Dong Bang Shin Ki, member Kim Jaejoong and Cassiopeia Philippines was nominated in 5 categories, namely, “Hottest Male Idol”, “Song of the Year”, “Best Male Group”, “Album of the Year” and the biggest prize, “Globe KPOP Fanclub of the Year”. The red ocean roared with enthusiasm as chants of “CassPh! CassPh! CassPh!” shook the Mega Tent, when CassPh won 3 out the 5 awards mentioned.
For the “Hottest Male Idol”, Kim Jaejoong was up against Super Junior’s Choi Siwon, Jay Park, Kim Hyun Joong, BIG BANG’s T.O.P. and 2PM’s Nichkhun; while for “Song of the Year”, TVXQ members U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin’s comeback track “Why? Keep Your Head Down” battled with 2NE1’s “Lonely”, BEAST’s “Fiction”, Kim Hyun Joong’s “Break Down”, Sistar19’s “Ma Boy” and Super Junior’s “Mr. Simple”. Cassiopeia Philippines, on the other hand, triumphed among over 50 other Philippine KPOP Fanclubs.
More than the trophies, what the awards really meant for Cassies was the fact that the “Faith is Kept Alive” among the Fillipino Dong Bang Shin Ki fans. Despite the issues that plague the solidarity of the fandom, with Cassiopeia Philippines’ efforts and the cooperation of the fans, the support for all five members continues to remain intact.
To all the Cassiopeia and enthusiasts who helped and voted for Kim Jaejoong, “Why? Keep Your Head Down” and “Cassiopeia Philippines”, these awards are not only for Dong Bang Shin Ki, but also for all of the fans who continue to keep the faith and are proud of it. A million thanks to all of you! Always Keep The Faith and Keep It Alive and Kickin’! Till the next convention! J