Korean star Seo Kang Jun arrives in Manila

by Rachelle Siazon
May 24, 2019
PHOTO/S: Nikko Tuazon

"Mahal kita!"

These were the Filipino words that Korean actor Seo Kang Jun learned on his first day in Manila.

Kang Jun arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around 11 A.M. this Friday, May 24.


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After five hours, he went straight to GMA Network's Studio 7 Complex where he was officially welcomed as a Kapuso.

His Korean romantic-comedy series Are You Human?, opposite Gong Seung Yeon, will premiere on GMA-7 Telebabad on Monday, May 25, right after Jennylyn Mercado and Gabby Concepcion's Love You Two.

The 25-year-old Kang Jun only had five hours to prepare for the mediacon, but he looked fresh and ready to answer queries from the press.

With the help of a Korean-English translator, Kang Jun said he also learned the Tagalog phrase "Kamusta ka?" and the word "mahal" which means "expensive."

What made him decide to visit the Philippines?

Kang Jun answered, "I've never been in the Philippines before. This is my first time.

"A large reason for going here is because I've never really met the Filipino fans."

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He went on to say that he's thrilled to meet his Pinoy fans tomorrow, May 25, at the New Frontier Theater in Cubao, Quezon City.

"It's not much about nervous, it's more of excited, because I've never met with fans face to face in Manila yet.

"So I'm very excited to be able to connect with them, to talk to them, [and] to relate to them, not only as an artist and a fan, but as a person and a human being.

"I'm very, very excited for tomorrow."

Kang Jun sang "You Are My Love," one of the soundtracks for Are You Human?.

He's also known for being a talent piano player, as seen in his 2015 Korean series Cheese In The Trap.

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But when asked if he'll be performing on his fan meet, Kang Jeon simply said he wants it to be a surprise.

"I can't tell you specifically, but you can find out tomorrow if you come."

One thing that he wants his Filipino fans to know about him is his "honesty," which he said is the "best side of me."

Get to know more about Kang Jun at his fan meet tomorrow. Prized at PHP3,000 to PH8,950, tickets are available at Ticket Net Online.


Are You Human? tells the love story of Nam Shin, a chaebol who slips into a coma because of an accident.

His mom, who's a genius scientist, creates an AI robot called Nam Shin III to fill the shoes of his son in their family business.

Nam Shin III has a female bodyguard Kang So-bong, who will soon get suspicious of his strange behavior as they grow closer to each other.

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What happens when she finds out that he's a robot? Will So-bong be able to protect Nam Shin III from the people who are out to snuff his life?

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