Mark Mariano is a Sydney-based writer and has been a fan of K-pop since its Golden Era in 2009.

Raised in a karaoke-fuelled Filipino home, Mark is no stranger to Asian pop music and the power it holds in shaping culture and identity. His current stan list is led by BLACKPINK, GFRIEND, Chungha and Laboum. Find him on Instagram at @markusmuch.