“Our language and culture are different but despite this, I can feel the love. I don’t know if I deserve this overwhelming love. I am thankful, moved, and motivated because when I hear how I’ve helped you get through difficult times, it makes me want to work on the next project.”
Those were heartfelt words from the South Korean actress Son Ye Jin during the first leg of the Smart Hallyu Hangouts.
Powered by the country’s fastest mobile network, the event was initiated by the leading mobile services provider Smart Communications. Smart Hallyu Hangouts is a series of online shows where subscribers can watch their favorite idols live wherever they are in the world.
Despite the physical limitations brought about by the pandemic, Smart champion’s dedication and cutting-edge technology bring its Korean endorsers closer to their Filipino fans.
The series kicked off with no less than Crash Landing On You (CLOY) superstar and Smart signature endorser Son Ye Jin, who was joined by the Philippines-based Host Sam Oh, Korea-based Park Kyung Lim, and, her 40 lucky fans in the event.
During the event, Son Ye Jin shared a lot about her acting philosophy, her workout regimen, and even her behind-the-scenes moments from the global phenomenon CLOY as well as her commercial for Smart released earlier this day.
Son Ye Jin gladly shared her experiences during the Smart shoot that lasts very long hours that they took all morning and night to shoot. She also said that they shoot remotely with the Philippine Team.
“It was kind of strange situation but also kind of very fascinating to be virtually communicating with the team in the Philippines” she added.
Moreover, during the talks, the actress offered more interesting trivia about herself, such as her favorite color (light Indian pink), hobbies (exercising and walking her dog), a favorite aspect of herself (when she can make someone laugh), and her beauty secrets (indulging in hair treatments).
During talks, it was revealed that the actress has been practicing Pilates for 10 years, she never watches herself on TV as she feels embarrassed and awkward, and she attributes her ability to play diverse roles and genre and empathy for whichever character she plays.
When talks about her experiences in the Philippines, the actress is moved as she said a very long time ago of staying in the country it makes her never forget the most memorable thing was the friendly faces of the Filipinos. “I could see that everyone was very happy and friendly, and there was innocence about them. The next I go again I would really love to go to Boracay” she added.
The event had so many joyful surprises for the fans that five lucky fans were picked to be given an autographed bag prepared by the actress herself, and two fans have given the chance to have a minute-long one-on-one chat with the actress. Also, the event was not complete without a heartwarming tribute video from the fans and a Photo op session with the attendees.
Indeed, the Smart Hallyu Hangouts powered by Smart, the country’s mobile data network, is one of the brand’s ways of bringing amazing experiences to its valued subscribers and fans. Also, it was reported by third party-mobile internet analytics firm Ookla.
Ookla, is just the global leader in internet testing and analysis, named Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network in the second half of the year 2020 after it was achieved a speedcore of 24.99, with an average speed of 20.08 Mbps for download, and 7.42 Mbps for upload, based on 3,915,679 user-initiated tests taken with speed tests. Ookla also cited Smart as the fastest mobile data network for three years in a row now.
In addition, Smart scored a rare sweep in the April 2021 Philippines Mobile Network Experience awards by independent analytics firm Opensignal, beating the competition across all metrics in three essential aspects of service: Coverage (4G Coverage Experience, 4G Availability), Speed (Download and Upload Speed), and experience (Games, Video and, Voice App). This was the first time an operator in the Philippines won decisively in all categories.
Smart also informing their valued customers to level up their digital experience with the 5G’s super-fast speeds and ultra-low latency powered by the country’s most extensive 5G network with over 4,000 sites.
Lastly, after interacting with the Korean Superstar Son Ye Jin, Smart’s big surprises does not end here, Smart subscribers can catch now the highly acclaimed Korean Actor, Crash Landing on your leading man and fellow Smart Endorser Hyun Bin in the next episode on July 13, For More updates on the #SmartHallyuHangouts, follow Smart on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.