At 6’2” tall, it is impossible not to notice the South Korean singer-actor Rowoon (or Kim Seok-woo). Additionally, he is one of the angelic voices of K-pop sensation SF9, a multi-awarded actor, and one of the most in-demand models and brand ambassadors in the Hallyu world. So, when the 25-year-old celebrity entered the stage of Mall of Asia Arena on a rainy Sunday, it was not surprising to witness the deafening excitement of thousands of his fans who flocked to Manila from all corners of the Philippines for the exclusive event held by telco giant, Globe.
While it was not his first time in the Philippines, Rowoon was eager to learn more about the country. In one of the segments of the event, he was asked to try Filipino snacks, including turon (banana fritters), puto bumbong (purple rice cake) and taho (silken tofu in syrup), of which he particularly liked the latter. In Korea, silken or soft tofu (commonly known as sundubu) is often cooked as a savoury stew, and it was the first time the actor had tried it as a sweet snack.
The debonair singer also looked stunning in Barong Tagalog (traditional Filipino formal shirt), which the host asked him to put on, on the spot. Of course, it was a visual feast to the fans' delight.