5 Times GOT7's BamBam Proved He Was a Pinoy in His *Past* Life

We're *obsessed* with all his Filipino references!
by Hanna Tamondong for Cosmo.ph   |  Oct 1, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/bambam1a, Twitter/uhhhhgase
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One of the funniest K-pop idols we know is undoubtedly GOT7's BamBam. He can make you laugh with just a single tweet or even a GIF reply! If you need a mood booster, just go visit his Twitter account and you're guaranteed to have a good day.

That being said, we have been ~reading~ BamBam's tweets and we found out how much he enjoyed his stay in the countryfrom trying bangus (milkfish) to learning Filipino slang! ICYDK, the Thai K-pop star *met* Filo Ahgases (GOT7's fandom) last July for a fan sign event in Manila and Cebu, and as part of the lineup in the 2022 K-Pop Masterz In Manila. We can't wait for him to come back to the Philippines but until then...

Let's revisit some of the best moments when BamBam showed that he's loving his ~Pinoy era~:

1. When he expressed how much he likes bangus.

BAMngus in the house! It all started when BamBam uploaded a photo of his meal which includes lechon and sisig (he ate this Pinoy dish with James Reid and Liza Soberano, too!), but he highlighted that "Milkfish is the best." During K-Pop Masterz, Bammie mentioned that bangus is the best fish he ate in his life.

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2. When he did a song cover of "Ngiti."

Aside from performing his tracks during K-Pop Masterz, BamBam also serenaded the crowd with his rendition of "Ngiti" by Ronnie Liang (he had the best reaction!) and needless to say, he made everyone ~smile.~ This is not the first time that he did a cover of the classic OPM song because back in 2021, Bammie sang a few lines during a Vlive broadcast!

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It doesn't stop there—the Thai K-pop idol was mentioned in a TV show where the host asked the player which song he performed, and he jokingly answered that it's "Tala." LOL!

BamBam's tweets
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3. When he loved the food at Gerry's Grill.

ICYMI, Sandara Park made a surprise appearance at the K-Pop Masterz concert in support of her labelmate and dear brother. Before that (specifically after BamBam's fan sign event), the two ate at Gerry's Grill (a.k.a Dara's fave Filipino resto). Bammie shared that Dara flew all the way to Manila to buy him a meal!

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BamBam with Dara
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We've seen them enjoying their Pinoy food (like bulalo and sinigang) in Dara's vlog:

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4. When he danced to BINI's "Na Na Na."

BamBam is always game to do anything for his fans: During his fan sign event in Manila, a Filo Ahgase asked him to dance "Na Na Na" by BINI with her and it looks like he had fun doing the popular TikTok challenge!

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BamBam with Dara
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5. When he mentions "Shot puno!" whenever he can.

Trust BamBam to say this Filipino slang anytime, anywhere! For those who are not familiar with this phrase, "Shot puno!" is used during drinking sessions in the PH. When arrived in Cebu, Filo Ahgases sent him food and beer and he replied to a tweet about it.

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During his ment in K-Pop Masterz, BamBam was asked by host Kring Kim what he would do if he wins the lottery. He said that he wants to establish a night market in the Philippines and name it "Shot puno," haha! The Thai K-pop idol also mentioned the Filipino slang during his perf with Dara, complete with a gesture (he also did this during his Manila fan sign event).

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Also on International Beer Day, Bammie retweeted a post that has the "Shot puno!" caption:

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Aaaand for BamBam's latest "Shot puno!" ~moment,~ a fan asked him to come back to Cebu. He wittingly replied with a photo edited by his fan that has the words "Just shot puno and you'll feel fine." He even made the pic as his Twitter header! You are truly the best boy, @BamBam1A.

P.S: He said the ~quote~ after joining a Twitter space hosted by Filo Ahgases.

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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