Hilarious memes on checkpoints are going around in the time of the bad virus.
With checkpoints rising in Metro Manila's borders and uniformed law enforcers pointing thermal scanners at people's heads and demanding IDs as proof of employment in the city, netizens are producing memes taking off from popular Korean telenovelas.
The favorites are Crash Landing on You (CLOY) and Descendants of the Sun (DOTS), both from South Korea and both featuring characters in the military.
Crash Landing on You is about a South Korean fashion CEO, Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-Jin), who lands in North Korea after a paragliding accident. She crosses paths with an army officer, Captain Ri Jeong Hyeok (Hyun Bin), who helps her sneak her back to South Korea. The two end up being cross-border lovers.
On her Facebook page, Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Dolly Anne Carvajal posts a photo of Hyun Bin wearing a military uniform accompanied by the caption: "I’ve got a bad case of the ‘CLOYrona’ Virus"
The meme carries this text: "Sana ganto ang checkpoint IN and OUT of Metro Manila on Monday #lockdown #covid"
Descendants of the Sun (DOTS) tells the love story of the leader of an elite special forces team (played by Song Joong Ki) and an army doctor (played by Song Hye-kyo).
Here are some memes posted by netizens using images of the leading men of CLOY and DOTS:
Crash Landing On You: main character, the North Korean army officer Captain Ri (Hyun Bin, left photo).
Descendants of the Sun: the lead character, a South Korean Special Forces unit captain named Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki, right photo).
Without spoiling anything, let's just say that CLOY fans will recognize this pivotal scene that takes place at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a region in the Korean peninsula that demarcates North Korea from South Korea.
Kung ganito ba naman kagwapo ang mga magbabantay sa mga checkpoint at maninita sa oras ng curfew, ang sarap maging pasaway.— MaAn Delfin (@therealmaan) March 14, 2020
Pero kung hindi rin lang naman, magstay na lang ako sa bahay! ????#Covid_19 #COVIDPHL #covidph #CLOY #DOTS #HyunBin #SongJoongKi #Curfew #Quarantine pic.twitter.com/Y5XWegrUfQ