The Philippines holds a special place in Son Ye Jin's heart.
In fact, the 39-year-old South Korean actress would even consider living in the country, which she finds "absolutely beautiful."
Did you know the Crash Landing On You actress visited Puerto Princesa in Palawan with her family over a decade ago?
During her virtual fan meet for #SmartHallyuHangout on July 16, 2021, Friday, Son Ye Jin recalled the most memorable part of her trip.
She said, as translated by TV and radio host Sam Oh, "I’ve been to the Philippines a very long time ago, and the most memorable thing about that trip was the friendly faces of the Filipinos.
"I could see that everyone was very happy and friendly, and there was an innocence about them."
In the near future, Son Yen Jin hopes to visit another popular tourist destination in the country.
"The next time I go again, I would really love to go to Boracay."
GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF FILIPINO FANS
During the fan meet, she got a little emotional after a fan shed tears of joy while giving her message to the actress.
To all the Filipino fans, she said, "I hear through the messages and gifts that Filipinos send me that they’re very thankful for helping them get through this difficult time.
"But I haven’t done anything, all I did was my job. I’m so moved that people from far away, across oceans, feel this way about what I’ve done and I feel very thankful.
"It almost feels a little odd sometimes but overall I’m just very moved whenever I hear things like this.
"I thank all of you and I look forward to meeting you all in the Philippines."
Lastly, she promised to continue doing her best in all her projects.
"Our language and culture are different but despite this, I can feel all the love. It’s almost like I don’t know if I deserve this overwhelming love.
"I am thankful, moved, and motivated because when I hear how I’ve helped get you through difficult times, it makes me want to work on the next project.
"Acting can be very hard, it’s not an easy job although I enjoy it very much, but when I hear things like these from fans, I want to put out more good work which will please them.
"I’m very happy that I’m able to do that for all of you."
Currently, Son Ye Jin is busy with her upcoming drama series Thirty-Nine.
South Korean actor Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin's love team partner in Crash Landing On You, will also have a fan meet exclusive to Smart subscribers this July 31, 2021.