“Save the best for last!”
Hwang In Youp made every PH HIYLIYs so genuinely happy in his first official fan meeting in Manila last September 24 at New Frontier Theater.
Brought to us by Applewood and Ovation production, Hwang In Youp successfully held his first Asia fan meeting tour in Manila. Manila was the last stop on his Asia Tour and as the quote says, “Save the best for last”, it was indeed the best night for every PH HIYLIYs and that night made them grin from ear to ear.
Let us all reminisce about the unforgettable moments in his memorable fan meeting.
PH HIYLIYs shouted “Saranghae Hwang In Youp” together, they got so ecstatic as the star of the night entered the stage and sang one of the beautiful OSTs of True Beauty titled Starlight by SF9’s Chani. He then said, “Mabuhay Philippines, Ako po si Ryan (his English name) Bumalik na ako, Salamat, Enjoy Kayo”. He is very happy to be back again and very happy to be ending his tour in the Philippines.
Hwang In Youp shared that he went to the mall and ate one of his favorite Filipino foods, Halo-Halo. He was so happy when he had given the chance to eat Halo-Halo again as he correctly answered three questions about the Philippines.
In the said segment, Filipino fans got to hear Hwang In Youp speak Tagalog words such as Mahal Mo Ako, Ang Ganda Mo, Gusto Kita, and Mahal Kita. Kilig!
He also said Mahal Kita in a sexy version (pano kumalma?) even the host of the event, Sam Oh wasn’t able to hold her kilig when he said that!
Moreover, PH HIYLIYs got to know more about him in the segment, “In Youp Q and A”. He sincerely answered questions. When he was asked if he has a plan to visit Davao, he said that he plans to go on a secret trip to Davao this year, and if a Filipino fan sees a man with a cap, eating Halo-Halo, it is probably him (he really loves to eat the halo-halo, so cute!).
He also said that he loves his Filipino fans and that every time he comes here, he feels like he’s visiting his hometown and the best gift he wants to give to his fans is his time because he believes that spending time together is the best gift. (So sweet)
The first part of the Fan meeting ended by showing a mini vlog of Hwang In Youp.
The second part of the show started with a surprise, Yes! we were incredibly surprised because he went down just to see every fan closer, he was walking, smiling while waving his hands to each one of us.
Furthermore, with the segment called “InYoup_Filmogram” wherein he talked about the characters in his dramas namely, 18 Again, The Tale of Nokdu, True Beauty, The Sound of Magic, and his recent drama, Why Her.
The fans had the opportunity to witness the live version of his famous “Okey Dokey” dance in his drama, True Beauty as Han So Jun.
When he talked about his character in Why Her as Gong Chan, he mentioned that when he like someone, he would boldly confess his feelings to that person just like Gong Chan who is a very straightforward person.
He as well played games with the lucky fans who got polaroid photos with him and made a customized fan who got by one lucky fan (A fan for a fan hehe).
To wrap the event up, Hwang In Youp serenades the fans with his song I Mean It from his drama, The Sound of Magic.
The show ended with a hi-bye session, we got to see him close and say bye for the last time.
Thank you for coming here again Ryan Leon Oppa, we are so happy to see you again.
Kudos also to all the staff who organize this such a memorable event. Thank you, Applewood and Ovation Production for making this event possible.
Meanwhile, Hwang In Youp is currently starring in a variety show called Young Actors’ Retreat along with the casts of Itaewon Class, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, and his former The Sound of Magic co-stars.