Ryan Bang and Jinho Bae aka Song-gyupsal spread good vibes on Gandang Gabi Vice last Sunday, August 4 with their “Love Shot” dance showdown. Ryan Bang is a regular host in It’s Showtime, who is also considered as one of Vice’s closest friends and anak-anakan. While Jinho was discovered when he joined in KapareWho segment of the afternoon variety show. This was all thanks to Ryan because he helped Jinho become one of the KalaWhoks. “Nagsisisi ako eh. At natatakot ako kasi parang mababawasan sweldo ko,” he said obviously kidding around.
Vice sat down with Ryan Bang and Jinho Bae for an interview and asked them to share how their lives were like in Korea. They were both born in Seoul, Korea. Ryan admitted that there were times he and family had a hard time sleeping, because their abode was situated near the airport, where they could hear the planes taking off. Jinho then moved to the Philippines 16 years ago and studied at Montessori School in Olongapo, then moved to First School of SBFZ. He also bragged that he was student body President three time, was the class president for 4 years and made it to the top 3 when he graduated from High School. Jinho also stated that he graduated from Mapua University in Manila with a major in Psychology.
Meanwhile Ryan has been in the country for 14 years now, and studied at Saint Mary of the Woods School but he then transferred to Reedley International School. He shared that one of his achievements was being student council president. Ryan also revealed that he enrolled at De La Salle University for a Business Management course. However, Vice disclosed that even if his friend passed the entrance exam, he was only there for five days. The GGV host elaborated that Ryan wasn’t able to pursue his studies because he had to choose between his education and working on It’s Showtime due to conflicting schedule. Apparently, Ryan decided to go for the once in a lifetime opportunity and work, but still claimed that he is a LaSallite at heart.
They also started to compare the number of subscribers they have on YouTube, where Jinho out-numbered Ryan’s 400,00 plus followers, with his 660,00. Ryan jokingly called out to all those watching to unfollow his friend and follow him instead.
Vice wanted to see how well Ryan and Jinho know our Filipino culture so the host made them do a challenge, where they had to guess the Tagalog name of the object that was flashed on screen. If the boys gave the wrong answer, they would have to eat Inihaw na Dugo, Balot, Adobong Palaka, Ulo ng Manok and Dila. First up, a Philippine folklore creature was presented, then Jinho answered Tikbalang. Since the he guessed it right, Ryan had to eat the head of the Chicken. For the second object that was shown, Ryan was able to give the right answer which was a Tabo, hence the winner got back at Jinho and made him gobble down what he did a while ago, which was the chicken’s head. Unfortunately for the next round, no one was able to guess the 3rd photo, which was an Arinola. They were then required to eat the Dila, which, in all fairness, they were able to injest. For the 4th try, the two Koreans had a difficult time trying to figure out what the image was where a couple of men were carrying a nipa hut. But Jinho prevailed and said Bayanihan, ergo Ryan had to gather his inner strength to consume the frog. For the last part, a horse with a ride attached behind it was the pair’s final guess, and Jinho said the right thing once more when he shouted Kalesa. And with that, it was chow time again for Ryan who had to devour Balot.
For the second challenge, Ryan and Jinho had to act out a scene from the movie “Four Sisters And A Wedding.” They watched closely how Bea Alonzo portrayed her role as Bobbie Salazar, while Angel Locsin did her thing as Alexandra. The scene showed Bobbie and Angel having an intense argument over relationships, and began to further lash out at each other for other personal reasons. When it was the Korean baes’ turn to carry on with the challenge, Ryan was tasked to play the role of Alexandra, and Jinho as Bobbie. But since Vice was such a fan of Korean Drama series, they had to re-enact the scene in Korean and not in Tagalog. Surprisingly, despite their sporadic funny expressions, they were both able to give a stellar performance, and wowed Vice and the crowd with their short but astounding stint.