Seeing one's idol in person is a dream come true for every fan. It's a memory that one will cherish for the rest of their lives. But Sha Soriano, a Seonhohada (Kim Seon-ho fan) experienced more than that.
In addition to meeting Seon-ho in person, the bracelet she gifted him was also seen on the nation’s favorite good boy's wrist during a fan meeting, as well as on his brief trips to Manila and South Korea.
A day after the fan meeting held last July 22 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Sha shared her experience during their photo-op with Seon-ho, a perk she received with her VVIP ticket.
“Sobrang saya ko! I get to see Seon Ho nang super lapit (via photo op). He also accepted my gifts and we exchanged 'I love you's' again for the 2nd time (wasn't able to take vid for that specific moment since my phone died, but I will always cherish that. Forever, in my heart),” she wrote in her tweet.
In a separate tweet, Sha continued to express her disbelief in her experience.
“I still can't believe that our hands touched when I handed him my gifts,” she said. “I just hope he use[s] and wear[s] it even just for once.”
Just a few hours later after her “manifesting,” she saw Seon-ho's latest Instagram post—where he posed with his giant billboards near EDSA—eagle-eyed Sha noticed that he was wearing the bracelet she gave him during the fan meet.
“Just opened my socials today and guess what? KIM SEON HO IS WEARING THE BRACELET I GAVE HIM. This is a couple bracelet. White for me, black for him,” she wrote in her viral tweet. “I still can't process this, but I just want to cry out of happiness.”
Just opened my socials today and guess what?— I miss Seon Ho so much 😩 (@shasha_ily) July 23, 2023
KIM SEON HO IS WEARING THE BRACELET I GAVE HIM. This is a couple bracelet. White for me, black for him.
I still can't process this, but I just want to cry out of happiness. 😭💖
#BENCHxKIMSEONHO #KimSeonHo #LoveToMeetOurGoodBoy pic.twitter.com/DPFNAdQkEe
Sha shared with PhilSTAR L!fe that she had prepared the gift just a day before the fan meet.
“I got it on the day of [the] fan meeting,” she said.
“One day before the event, I've been thinking so hard what to give him, because I can't lose the opportunity of giving him something. Thankfully, I was able to spot an FB page selling this bracelet, and although it's a rushed order, they still accommodated me,” she said.
Each bracelet had its corresponding Morse code meaning. For Sha, she chose to give Seon-ho the “itinatangi” or “most cherished person” which holds a “very deep meaning” for her.
“My friend recommended giving him bracelets since he's fond of wearing this kind of accessory,” she told L!fe.
“I thought of giving him something that holds a very deep meaning for me. I still can't contain my happiness, I feel like we are somehow connected since we already have a couple bracelets,” she added.
Detailing the precious moment, Sha shared how Seon-ho reacted upon receiving the gift.
“He gave me his brightest smile and said thank you,” she said. “I am so wonderstruck that instead of 'you're welcome,' I said, 'I love you' and he said, 'I love you too' with his thankful eyes and widest smile,” she added.
Seonhahadas also spotted the idol wearing it on different days, like when he visited Intramuros, Manila, and when he is at the airport going back to South Korea.
Still in awe, Sha couldn’t be happier seeing her idol wear her gift. “I'm lost for words, I can't believe it,” she said. “Right after I saw the photo, literally I was shaking, as much as I want to scream, I can't because I'm riding a PUJ [at] that moment. I am really happy and kilig,” she said.
“My fangirl heart will always remember this, and he will always have a special spot in my heart," Sha said.