It was truly an extraordinary day!
Kim Soo Hyun recently concluded his BENCH fan meeting this June 10 at the Mall Of Asia Arena. Pinoy fans warmly welcomed the actor by telling him “I love you”, “mahal kita,” “saranghae,” to show their love—in different languages—to the actor.
The actor then showcased his gratitude by communicating with the fans in Filipino using phrases such as “Mabuhay, Philippines. Kumusta kayo?” and respectfully adding “salamat.”
GETTING TO KNOW KIM SOO HYUN
At the beginning of the event, host Sam Oh asked various questions to the actor for his fans to get to know him better. When asked about what role he would like to portray in the future he said, “[I want to] grow a really long beard,” and eventually portray more “mature and serious” roles.
Although the actor thinks that “Tagalog is so fast,” he still did his best to learn Tagalog for his Filipino “Hyunas.” He uttered the words, “mabuhay,” “kumusta kayo,” “salamat,” and even “mahal kita.”
HALO-HALO WITH A TWIST
With a special Bench café cart, Kim Soo Hyun made halo-halo for a special fan. And, although things were going well first—he added the usual halo-halo ingredients—the actor mischievously added carrots and kamias to his halo-halo.
The fan who got his first-ever halo-halo? It’s no other than actress Francine Diaz!
The actor played Pinoy Henyo on stage. Some of the words he had to guess were “Kimchi,” “butterfly,” and his “My Love From The Star” character name “Do Min Joon.” In the end, he goofily admitted that it was difficult for him to say the right answer since the audience were already telling him what the answers were.
WHO IS MOST COMPATIBLE WITH KIM SOO HYUN?
He also played the “It’s Okay” and “Not Okay” compatibility test with some lucky fans. The audience got to find out his likes and dislikes—he doesn’t like eating ice cream on a rainy day and also dislikes drinking hot coffee during summer—and who among the contestants he is most compatible with.
Fans got to ask questions to Kim Soo Hyun, as written on the wish tree. During the Q&A, the actor also talked about his gratitude to his fans and even bowed to the audience.
Kim Soo Hyun showcased his playful nature even more while participating in the tongue twister challenge where he would say the words “Siopao, Siomai, Suman, Soo Hyun”—but ended up often forgetting his own name.
STARRING GAME AND MORE FAN INTERACTIONS
A lucky fan got got a few seconds of eye-to-eye contact with Kim Soo Hyun! The actor also noticed a fan from the audience who bought an “It’s Okay To Be Okay” OST album. He said, “Why are you carrying that?”, and then smiled.
PHONE CALL AND SELCA
A lucky fan won a phone call with Kim Sok Hyun. But also got to have a selca with him, when he asked her to come near the stage to give her gift to him!
AN EXTRAORDINARY DAY WITH KIM SOO HYUN
The night ended with Kim Soo Hyun being teary-eyed as he feels so much gratitude to the 8,000 fans who gathered to meet him. He concluded the event by letting his fans know his wish to return to the Philippines.