PUP-COC-DBC at 18 features Nash Ang: From rags to K-Pop and Arthdal Chronicles

By Hemmady S. Mora

Did you know that Nash Ang, a PUP, College of Communication (COC) Alumni was casted in Arthdal Chronicles as the leader of Wabi Tribe?

Wabi is a tribe located on the southern part of the mythical land of Arth where it is typically warmer compared to the north; It is where the ancient city of Arthdal is located. Native languages from South East Asia fits the narrative of Arthdal Chronicles. They even filmed some parts of the series in Brunei. Luckily, the family of Nash came from Mindanao and speaks Tausug and Yakan.

Nash started his Korean feat when he was accepted for a masteral scholarship in film at Korea National University of the Arts in the year 2012 after graduating from the Broadcast Communication program of  the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Prior to his acting career in Korea, he has been an active student in PUP.  He was busy with co-curricular activities of COC and Tanghalang Hulyo Beinte Tres, Ink. Although he is a filmmaker by profession, he was able to utilize his acting skills whenever there were opportunities.

“I haven’t played any leading or supporting roles but my cameos are so prominent,” said Nash.

“I was in Cheo Yong starring Oh Jiho, The Beauty Inside starring Lee Minki, Tale of Fairy starring Seo Jihoon, Special Inspector Jo starring Kim Dongwook, The Undateables starring Hwang Jungeum, and lots of short appearances here, there and everywhere. Magugulat ka na lang at susulpot ako,” he blurted.

“Ganun pa din ako dito sa Korea compared to my life as a PUPian. COC ang naghubog ng pagiging resourceful ko sa lahat ng projects kaya lagi tayong napapansin dito. As an actor, kahit I often portray small roles, I’m still thankful kasi that’s more than enough opportunity for a Pinoy to be a part of Korean entertainment. Isipin mo,  may nagtatagalog pala sa Korean drama!”

When asked for a special message for PUP-COC, this was what Nash said: “From rags to k-pop! With hard work and dedication, anything is possible. Just be optimistic! Even when the stakes are high, use your brain and don’t over attach your emotions to your experiences because it may pull you down in case of failures.  As for me, I always challenge negative thoughts because these are based on our own fears, doubts and self esteem problems. Failure itself does not make us unhappy…it is how we treat failure that determines whether we are going up or down. While we cannot change what happened before, we can change our response to them. I used my own personal failures in the past, to improve myself, and for that, I am not only a proud PUPian now but a human being as well!”

 

photo credits: https://push.abs-cbn.com/2019/7/2/fresh-scoops/pinoy-filmmaker-featured-in-korean-series-arthdal-210999

 

 

 

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