Written by: Agatha Fabricante of BTOBPH
While still in the waiting game for Ilhoon’s return, fans showed their love and celebrated his birthday through different events and birthday projects to send warm hugs and strength to all those waiting for him.
One of these projects is the Happy Cheonsa Day cup sleeve event. Random giveaways were also conducted for those who availed the kits.
The same organizers held a donation drive by selling “My Boyfies Hoodie” with Ilhoon’s tattoos as design. With the number of hoodies sold, a total of P11,200 was donated to Bridges of Hope Rehabilitation Center last August 3 under Ilhoon’s name to help give a second chance and hope in life for those who need it.
A little trivia as to why “Cheonsa” is Ilhoon’s most used nickname. Ilhoon’s birthday is October 4, 1994 – 1004 (without the year). When read in Hangul it’s 천(10) 사(04) which means “angel” when translated in English and it couldn’t be a more perfect nickname for him because fans consider him a literal angel on Earth.
Aside from the online cup sleeve, @ilhoonday_1004 on Twitter also organized an “Ilhoon Virtual Exhibit” for all creative Melody who want to express their love and greetings through art. Fanarts, pictures, and letters to Ilhoon are up on October 3. Check out this tweet to know more about it.
Labasan ng feels? BTOBPH organized a Twitter space for Ilhoon’s birthday salubong where fans shared beautiful memories with Ilhoon and played games to win BTOB merch.
Full support? Melody got you! @kwangsum on Twitter made special edits for your profile picture and header which you can download and use for Ilhoon’s birthday. Click here to download the pictures.
Want to be extra on our boy’s birthday? Aside from the profile pictures, you can also add a Twibbon by going to this tweet.
Cupsleeve events were also organized by Korean fans. Indeed, our angel is well-loved and supported by his fans. If you’re interested to see all events and projects created for Ilhoon, check this tweet.
Over the past months, projects here and there were created to show Ilhoon love and support, prior to his birthday. Last September 2, one of Ilhoon’s masterpieces, “Always” charted number 5 alongside BTOB’s new songs from the 4U: Outside album on the Bugs chart – a Korean music streaming platform chart.
Following this meaningful event, another successful streaming party was organized by BTOB Supports last September 28. This time, 3 of Ilhoon’s songs charted in Bugs – “Big Wave” charted number 1 followed by “Always” at the number 2 spot while “Everything’s Good” charted at number 30. The successful event was celebrated with the hashtag #TuesdaysWithIlhoon.
Don’t forget to shower our birthday boy with love and support every day. A simple tweet or message on his Instagram account could do and mean a lot! Let’s all comfort and cheer on each other as we wait for Ilhoon!