The fan meeting for South Korean actor Kim Min gue which also known as Kim Min-kyu, was successfully held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, in South Jakarta. Apart from greeting his fans warmly, the drama star The Idol also sang, ate Indonesian specialties, and wore batik shirts at the fan meeting titled “Smile with Kim Min Gue.”. Come on, let’s take a peek at a series of interesting facts about Kim Minkyu’s fan meeting.
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1. Opening the Fan Meeting by Singing
Kim Min Gue opened the fan meeting by performing one of the theme songs for the drama Business Proposal that he starred in, entitled Love, Maybe, by the duo MeloMance. He played the character Cha Sung-hoon in the drama, which also starred actors Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Sejeong.
After singing, Kim Min Gue revealed several things about himself, including his behavior as a child who would not stay silent and was often scolded by the teacher.
He also revealed that his spare time activities are sports and playing video games.
2. Want to Learn to Surf in Bali
Kim Mingue then said he wanted to learn to surf and according to him Bali was a good location to complete his desire.
“I’ve heard that the system for learning to surf is good. So I wanted to visit Bali to learn, but I haven’t had the opportunity. Next time, I want to learn to surf in Bali,” he said.
3. Wear Batik
The 28-year-old actor also took the time to try on the batik clothes provided by the event organizers. The first time he saw the batik shirt in front of him, he praised the design and thought the clothes looked cool when worn. “Nice and looks very cool,” he said.
Presenter Indra Herlambang then explained that one of the typical Indonesian clothes was drawn by hand and this caught Kim Mingue’s attention. Indra then asked about the actor’s willingness to try batik clothing and he said yes.
A lucky fan was invited on stage to put the batik shirt on Kim Mingue.
4. Taste Indonesian Culinary
Not only trying to wear batik, Kim Mingue, who is also known as Kim Min-kyu, also tasted a number of Indonesian foods, namely putu cake, pempek, martabak and grass jelly ice.
In general he thought the dishes served to him were delicious, especially the martabak which he said was similar to hotteok or pancakes in South Korea. Kim Ming kyu then gave an 8 for the sweet martabak he tasted.
He even tried a few mouthfuls of grass jelly ice that he thought was made of jelly. “It’s delicious. Is this jelly?” he asked after tasting grass jelly.
5. Playing Lato-lato and Gasing
Apart from tasting Indonesian culinary delights, Kim Mingue also played games that were once popular in Indonesia, namely lato-lato and tops. Although not proficient, he still repeatedly played it.
“It’s difficult. When I was little, I played like Beyblade,” said the man who was born on December 25, 1994.
6. Pronouncing words in Indonesian
Kim Mingue also had the opportunity to learn non-standard Indonesian words during his first fan meeting in Indonesia. At that time, the presenter, Indra Herlambang, had asked about the Indonesian word that he was good at and was answered by saying “How are you”.
The fans who were present then shouted “I love you”. Kim Mingue claimed to have heard the word, then said similar words.
Indra then asked Kim Mingue to say “Darling, have a good night’s sleep” and was greeted with screams from fans who captured the moment with cellphone cameras.
Not only words, he was also asked to listen to songs in Indonesian and sing or just hum them on stage.
At that time, he listened to the song Sang Dewi by singer Titi DJ, #Eaaaa (Eeeaa) belonging to the group Coboy Junior and Ojo Compared to . He had to try to sing those songs for the three fans who were invited to the stage to guess.
7. Reenactment of Dramatic Scenes on Stage
He also re-enacted a number of scenes in the drama, one of which was tying the other opponent’s hair like in Because This Is My First Life and re-singing several verses of a song he had performed in the “I Can See Your Voice 4” program several years ago entitled Ten Reasons to Love You by singer Lee Seokhoon.
8. Shed tears when closing the event
At the end of the event, Kim Min kyu was asked to share his impressions. First of all he thanked all the fans who took the time to meet him that night. He then sobbed again and wiped under his eyes.
“Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to come here. Everyone from afar continues to support me. Great enthusiasm for me and that is my motivation to continue acting,” he said.
He said he would try hard to repay fans’ love. He also plans to participate in a wider variety of drama projects.
In closing, Kim Min kyu hopes that fans will get good memories through this event. “I will continue to try to make good memories for fans, every event I get good memories too. Hopefully today everyone will get good memories,” he said, then said, “I love you”.