On September 14, 2022, members of the SEVENTEEN fandom called Carats were surprised to see posts of K-Pop idol Joshua Hong strolling around, and later, partying in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
"Got to talked to Joshua last night and told him that I will see him again on October!"
Some lucky Carats who got to meet Joshua said he was a delight as he answered their questions. He even told them about having adobo during his short stay.
Joshua's visit to Manila was in time for the Chuseok Holiday (Korean Thanksgiving Day) last September 10, 2022.
He was seen with his mom.
Many netizens were amazed and impressed by the fact that the Filipino Carats who met Joshua were able to keep his visit a secret.
"Joshua Hong was in Manila 3 days ago to celebrate the Chuseok Holiday with his mom. As expected from Filo Carats, they give them privacy!"
"NO ONE KNOWS JOSHUA WAS (?) IN MANILA (ASIDE FROM THE PPL HE MET) UNTIL YESTERDAY. LET ME KISS UUU CARATS!"
"Imagine Joshua Hong 3 days here in Manila. No news report, no circulating photos or videos on the internet, no mobbing. Just a peaceful vacation with his family."
Other Pinoy Carats who missed the chance to see the 27-year-old vocalist up close were simply in pain.
Here are some funny reactions from Carats.
One fan even showed a screenshot of her Twitter app being deleted to forget what happened.
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