Famous South Korean actor and BTOB member, Yook Sungjae went back to Manila for her solo fan meeting titled “Yook Sungjae – Paradise Fan Meeting in Manila” last July 13, 2018.
Yook Sungjae gifted fans with his solo song “Tell Me”, his own rendition of Goblin’s OST, “Beautiful.” The 23-year-old actor and idol also spoke Filipino words which made his fans even love him more. He also introduced himself using Filipino language. “Ako po si Sungjae. Sama-sama tayo palagi. Mahal ko kayo” (I am Sungjae, let’s be together always. I love you all.)
At the beginning of the fan meeting, he told them “Maraming salamat po sa pagpunta kahit malakas ang ulan sa labas” which literally means “Thank you for coming even though it’s raining outside.”
When asked how did he learn Tagalog/ Filipino words, Yook Sungjae said that he tried his best to learn it for his Filipino fans. He also shared that he used to study English in Cebu (part of Philippines) and that his favorite fruit is “atis” or sugar apple or sweetsop in English. He also tried eating rice in banana leaves which the locals call as “puso.” The actor-idol even inserted the words “gwapo” which means handsome when the MC is talking.
Yook Sungjae was overwhelmed with the support of his fans and he also promised that he will tell his hyungs (BTOB) that a lot of Philippine melodies are waiting for them too and that they will try to comeback as a whole group.
Yook Sungjae was also selected as one of the most looked up to South Korean artists of aspiring Filipino artists. With this, the BTOB’s maknae showed his gratitude to the fans and told them he will be humbled about it.
There was also part of the event where Yook Sungae sat down and shared his career beginnings with his fans. He also gave advices to fan’s concerns. He also shared that he is slowly learning to compose his own songs.
It can be recalled that the South Korean actor and idol has been coming back and forth in Manila, Philippines together with his idol group, BTOB and other Korean pop groups but this is his first time to hold an event as a solo artist.
Watch what happened during Yook Sungjae's fan meeting in the Philippines through this videos: