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SB19:Chronicles of a Fan-girl

January 31, 2020

I’ve been a fan girl for most of my life. It all kicked off way back the year 1999 when Westlife was just starting to take on the music scene, and I was in High School. I recall that certain “high” and thrill whenever I go home from school, holding bags and bags of freshly-bought posters and songhits and plaster them securely on my bedroom wall while staring at them like an idiot. This went on for several years.

Along came My Chemical Romance era, fell into obsession yet again but I was so sure I loved MCR and Westlife equally and dearly. Fast forward to maaany many years later, I found myself getting insanely hooked with the Kpop girl group Twice. I went to their concert in Manila last June with a wallet-wrenching VIP standing ticket. I was at my happiest and regretted nothing. Everything was worth it.

I retired from work on that same month last year to take a much-needed breather from corporate toxicity. The first few months of vacation were great, but I eventually began to succumb to boredom and desolation from being at home and alone all the time.

One morning of September, I was dispiritedly browsing through Facebook when I stumbled upon a video, which I initially thought was a dance practice of a newly debuted Kpop Group. I tapped on Play and got confused after hearing a familiar language. I thought I was hearing Tagalog? I finished the entire song with my mouth practically on the floor. I even showed the video to my husband since I was in disbelief. Was it for real? Did I really just watch a NON-CRINGEY, SYNCHRONIZED AF Filipino group?

The caption stated that the group’s name is SB19 who was trained under a Korean Entertainment Company. I played the video a few times more. Eventually, I was solely focusing on the boy with light Gray hair, the only one wearing a pair of shorts. He was the best dancer in my eyes.

It didn’t take me long before I found myself searching for more SB19 profile and content and I happily found their YouTube channel. In a matter of two days, I was able to watch all of their vlogs and memorize the lyrics to Tilaluha, Hanggang sa Huli and Go Up. I knew right there and then where this was all going ; my 33-year old fan girl heart has once again, found true love.

Let me share with you this SB19 profile that I obtained from Kpop Profiles. Also, credits to jennxsb19 and SB19’s Official Twitter account for the photos!

SB19 Josh Profile:

Stage Name: Josh (조쉬)
Birth Name: Josh Cullen Santos
Position: Lead Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: October 22nd, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 5’5” (165.1cm)
Weight: 55kg (121lbs)
Blood Type: –
Instagram: josh_cullen_s
Josh Facts:
– He’s from Pasig City, Philippines.
– He loves playing video games.
– His music inspiration is G-Dragon and BTS.
– His Filipino music inspiration is Loonie, Gloc-9, Shanti Dope and Smugglaz.
– His Filipino celebrity crush is Liza Soberano.
– He and Stell used to be in a dancer cover group called ‘SE-EON’ and they won 7 competitions.
– He revealed that he and the other members train their vocal and danceability 9 hours each day with only a 1-day break each week.
– He admitted he’s the most sleepy member.
– He won first place for Dance Dance Revolution regionals before.
– He cannot swim.
– He snores so loudly the other members can’t sleep.
– Josh’s ideal type: “I don’t have a preference, I appreciate all kinds of beauty. What’s important to me is someone who is open-minded and easy to talk too/connect with for a better understanding when there are problems.”

SB19 Sejun Profile:

Stage Name: Sejun (세준)
Birth Name: John Paulo Nase
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist, Main Rapper
Birthday: September 14th, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 5’7” (170.2cm)
Weight: 58kg (127lbs)
Blood Type: –
Instagram: imszmc_
Sejun Facts:
– He’s from Imus, Cavite, Philippines.
– He likes to write and produce music.
– He trained for the longest.
– His music inspiration is G-Dragon.
– His Filipino music inspiration is Loonie and Gloc-9.
– His Filipino celebrity crush is Nadine Lustre.
-He loves hotdogs.
– He currently has braces.
– He is the most romantic member.
– He used to be apart of basketball varsity in highschool as the point guard.
– He loves sour food.
– He loves reading books.
– His favourite author is Neil Gaiman.
– His favourite book is Smoke and Mirrors.
– His favourite Korean food is gungjatang.
– Sejun’s ideal type: “I want someone who is dedicated and very passionate about what they do. I want someone who is understanding because this industry will be taking up so much of my time.”

SB19 Stell Profile:

Stage Name: Stell (스텔)
Birth Name: Stellevester Ajero
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Birthday: June 16th, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 5’5” (165.1cm)
Weight: 60kg (132lbs)
Blood Type: –
Instagram: stell16_
Stell Facts:
– He’s from Las Piñas City, Philippines.
– He loves cooking.
– He loves going on bike rides.
– His music inspiration is VIXX.
– His Filipino music inspiration is Jed Madela and Morissette Amon.
– His Filipino celebrity crush is Toni Gonzaga and Mariz Racal.
– He and Josh used to be in a dancer cover group called ‘SE-EON’ and they won 7 competitions.
– He has a stuffed toy monkey named ‘Tokki’.
– He likes to tease the other members.
– He is good at impersonating.
– He hates peanut as a spreading but loves it in kare-kare.
– He’s a choir member for a church and is the only boy soprano. (highest singing voice)
– His family calls him TayTay man.
– He’s afraid of ghosts.
– Stell’s ideal type: “I don’t look at appearances. For me, if we come to a mutual understanding that we both like each other, that’s all it takes. If I were to have a future girlfriend, it’d be someone like my mum who is caring.”

SB19 Ken Profile:

Stage Name: Ken (켄)
Birth Name: Felip Jhon Suson
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: January 12th, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5’6” (167.6cm)
Weight: 58kg (127lbs)
Blood Type: –
Instagram: keunsnsn
Ken Facts:
– He is from Manila, Philippines.– He loves anime.
– His favourite food is chicken.
– His music inspiration is Daniel Caesar.
– His Filipino music inspiration is AI James and IV of Spades.
– His Filipino celebrity crush is Anne Curtis.
– He loves coffee.
– He has the deepest voice out of all members.
– He admitted that he’s not very flexible.
– He sometimes forgets the choreography.
– He grew up in a church with his grandfather being the pastor.
– His grandparents raised him.
– He can dance for grades.
– He plays Sepak Takraw (kick-volleyball) varsity as a striker.
– His biggest fear is roller-coasters.
– Ken’s ideal type: “For me, physical appearance doesn’t matter. I like talented, skilful and confident women. I would like someone I could dance with.”

SB19 Justin Profile:

Stage Name: Justin (저스틴)
Birth Name: Justin De Dios
Position: Visual, Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Bunso (Maknae)
Birthday: July 7th, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 5’8” (172.7cm)
Weight: 59kg (130lbs)
Blood Type: –
Instagram: jahdedios
Justin Facts:
– He is from Malabon, Philippines.– He loves to draw.
– He was still in school when training.
– His music inspiration is GOT7.
– His Filipino music inspiration is Michael Pangilinan.
– His Filipino celebrity crush is Sarah Geronimo and Sharlene San Pedro.
– He finished his college degree (ABM Multimedia Arts) as Honorable Mention in 2018.
– He is left-handed.
– He thinks Sejun is the best rapper in the group.
– He is the member that’s always on time.
– He taught himself how to swim when he was 9 years old.
– He likes to catch insects from floods.
– He loves turtles so much that he used to own 2 but, they passed away.
– Justin’s ideal type: “Maria Clara; conservative.”

You see, being a stay-at-home wife is nothing sort of exciting. Everyday is a routine. You wake up, eat breakfast, play with your dog, do the laundry, do the dishes, do these and those, cook meals, play ML when hubby gets home, sleep. Reset. So on and so forth. Discovering SB19 has helped me cope with that day-to-day monotony. Listening to their songs has kept me going and moving. It gives me this immeasurable energy that I lack to complete each day with flying colors. At days when I’m extra bored, or maybe even out of my wits, I binge-watch their vlogs ’cause they’re hyper AF. It’s as though I’m transported into their midst and absorbing all this beautiful friction, giving my system enough power to survive.

I’m just a silent fan-girl, lurking in the corners of their Social Media accounts. Probably a bit aloof since I’m aware that I’m most likely one of the, if not the oldest in this blue ocean of young A’TINs. Supporting their music and their content makes me inexplicably happy. I want to be able to see them perform live, but seeing them before my eyes might possibly be too much for my heart to handle. But I’d really want to see them anyway. And I’m still hoping <3.

From L-R: Ken Suson, Justin de Dios, Stell Ajero, Josh Cullen Santos and Sejun Nase.

If in any case, my post has made you curious, I encourage you to listen to their songs and watch their Music Videos. By the way, their latest single is called Alab (Burning) which you can watch here. You can leave comments if you’d like, I’d be happy to tell you more about them. 🙂

“Always choose to be kind” – Sejun Nase

Much Love,

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  1. @itsching06

    Complete details thank you for this💙💙💙 hope one day we can be part of that blue ocean fighting

    • Anne Basilan

      Thanks for reading bb! Yes, we will definitely be a part of that blue ocean!!!!

  2. J Arce

    Hi, just want to inform you that the a’tins (sb19 fandom) have a LoT of older generation fans (I’m one of those) so you are not alone. Checkout Twitter, you will find a lot of fans there, much love 💙💙

    • Anne Basilan

      So you’re older than me? hehe Yes, I’ve been active on twitter just last month. I turned my personal acct into a fan acct and have been interacting with fellow A’TINs. It’s just that I haven’t really met anyone there who’s the same age as me :))))



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