Hwangbo arrived today in the Philippines at noon via Philippine Airlines together with the other Muhan girls to shoot but I will be posting more details of that in another post. I will be posting here my encounter of her last year(2011) when she visited the Philippines to visit her sponsored child through her Compassion family.
Her visit was known through her tweet on June 27th, saying, “@Estella816 I’m traveling to Manila, Philippines with the Compassion family to meet the sponsored kids.”
DAY 1 June 30: Got the hotel where she was staying through my friend, Nerie (fellow TSPH/Joongbo), so Lauren and I went to Discovery Suites in Ortigas that night.
We directly went to the 42nd floor which they had a conference the day before, but the guard on that floor there was no conference that day. I told him I was going to give my gift to my Korean friend and he saw my gift, so he called somebody and told us the conference was at 5th floor. 🙂 We then waited for HB at the 5th floor where there was a sofa. At about 10PM their conference finished and Compassion family went out one by one until we heard that familiar husky voice, HB was walking passed us. Starstrucked! I then called her and told her we were fans and I wanted to give her my gift. She then asked us if we waited that long. She said we could have told somebody and she could have gone out for us. Just so sweet and kind. ♥♥♥ We asked her to sign on her solo pictures and of course ♥JoongBo♥ pictures which she laughed, and of course a picture with her. Asked her a couple of questions and the three of us were left on that floor because her companions left already. She waited for the elevator to open and I talked to her. She asked if we live far and she was worried because it was late. Told her not to worry and we live nearby. Said our final goodbyes when she entered the elevator.
So pretty with just a mascara and lip gloss, simple and so kind.
DAY 2 July 1: After our Hyun Joong’s Breakdown dance practice in Cubao, we dropped by Discovery and waited for HB’s conference. Shimty passed by us and told us HB will be coming out soon.
She then came out and greeted us. She hugged each one of us with me the first. She even read my shirt with BINGO written on it and said you again. She remembered me from the other night. I got teary eyed and turned around so the tears would not fall. ♥ We talked to her, gave our gifts, let her sign some autographs(solo and joongbo pics), and had our group picture taken. I can’t forget how she said in Tagalog, “Salamat” and “Mahal Kayo ng Diyos.” 🙂
When will the other half of Lettuce Couple(Kim Hyun Joong) be able to sign these pictures? 🙂
DAY 3 July 2: They went out of the conference with their luggage/bags with them and told us they were heading for the airport. HB told us to wait in the hotel lobby. Funny thing, since there were only two elevators and they were waiting and they had their things, we took the stairs and they were laughing at us. 🙂 We said it was much faster to take the stairs. We waited for HB and as promised, she took the time to talk to us, signed some autographs (on Hyun Joong’s Breakdown CD, cellphone, pictures, notebooks, etc.), gave gifts, and had pictures taken of her and with us.
They were at their tour bus for several minutes and we just stayed in front of the bus and waited for them to finally go. HB opened the box of Polvoron and gave to the other Compassion members. They ate and she gave an OK sign to us. 🙂 She/They liked it. She took a picture of us and she posted that picture on her Cyworld. I also saw the picture of the Banana Chips that I gave her, which she said her mother liked.
Three days meeting her was a heartwarming experience. So kind and pretty in person. Thank you HB for being nice to us. ♥