“We’ve been very very good because we are in Manila!” Bang Chan, Stray Kids’ leader, enthusiastically declared during their fan meet last January 20 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Together with his co-group, Hyunjin, Felix, Lee Know, I.N, Han, Seungmin, and Changbin, the South Korean act were all smiles and excited to be in front of the their adoring Pinoy fans.
After opening with a performance of ‘God’s Menu’, the fanmeet consisted of 8 different and unique segments wherein fans were able to interact and get to know the members even more. The first segment was called ‘I am who’, where the members must guess which member is being impersonated. This was followed by a game of jengga with a twist; that being the jengga blocks were much bigger, hence the segment being called ‘Giant Jengga No Easy Challenge’. An additional mechanic was also introduced: each block would either have the word ‘safe’ or ‘mission’ written on it. If a member gets a block with the word safe, they can simply place the block on top of the tower. If a member gets a block with the word mission, they have the option to do a mission as a team or as an individual, which added both more fun and difficulty to the game.
Next was the Domino Challenge, where the group with the most number of dominos toppled down wins, and as a reward, gets two free bench shirts. By the 4th segment, the members had to say I love you in four different ways: cute, sexy, crazy, and serious. The 5th segment was called the ‘Secret Secret Whisper Challenge’, which is basically a lip-reading game, the challenge being the noise-cancelling headphones the members must wear. In Cheese: Draw My Photocard, the 6th segment, 8 easels were placed onstage with bench shirts as their canvas. A photocard of a Stray Kids member would be attached, and the member would have 3 minutes to paint whoever is on the photocard. Eight lucky fans would have a chance to win a shirt from a random draw.
In the 7th and penultimate segment, Spot Choreography, a random part of one of their songs would be flashed on screen, and the members must perform the correct dance moves along with it. Loveline was the 8th and final segment, which was followed by a closing performance of ‘Case 143’, the perfect way to not only end and wrap up the fanmeet, but to also make Stays excited and look forward to the group’s return for their Maniac Tour on March 11 and 12, 2023.
Special thanks to Bench for making this event possible and for giving Filipino Stays a chance to see the members live!
Korean actor and heartthrob Ji Chang-Wook was in town last November for his “Reach You” fan meet made possible by BENCH/. Held at the Mall of Asia Arena, the 35 year old actor was met with that signature warm Filipino welcome and excited cheers. The show title is a reference to how the actor feels when distance causes people to be apart, and to reaching them brings so much joy.
Kicking off with a performance of “Do You Believe in magic” from the hit Netflix show, “The Sound of Magic”, the South Korean stunner was exuding with charm. Sharing a joyful aura for his first Manila event. Of which he shares “I’m feeling very good right now”. Alongside the song number, Ji Chang-Wook was too all smiles as he took questions onstage and shared candidly some highlights from his career and future projects as well.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a fan meet without the much awaited fan games. And it truly did not disappoint! Ji Chang-Wook actively participated in the event’s activities still donning that adorable smile throughout. Indeed, his presence was infectious. By the time the program ended, Ji Chang-Wook warm heartedly opened up to his fans and shared “Till we meet each other. Salamat po”. With that, we can’t wait for his return.
REACH YOU: Ji Chang Wook Live in Manila was made possible by Bench.
K-Drama actor Ji Chang Wook is coming to Manila this November as he headlines the Mall of Asia Arena for a fan meeting event sponsored by Bench. He rose to fame for playing the lead role of Dong-hae in daily drama series Smile Again (2010–2011), and had notable lead roles in television series such as Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011), Empress Ki (2013–2014), Healer (2014–2015), The K2 (2016), Suspicious Partner (2017), Melting Me Softly (2019), Backstreet Rookie (2020), Lovestruck in the City (2020-2021), and The Sound of Magic (2022), and If You Wish Upon Me(2022). He won numerous awards including Best Actor at the 2019 Asia Artist Awards and recently at APAN Star Awards for Global Star Award.
Bench presents JI CHANG WOOK Reach You in Manila November 6, 2022 – 5pm SM Mall of Asia Arena
ADMISSION MECHANICS PACKAGE 1: VIP – PHP12,500* ( SEATED ) Freebies and prizes to be claimed during the event: • ONE (1) VIP TICKET • ONE (1) BENCH/ JI CHANG WOOK SHIRT • ONE (1) JCW POSTER (UNSIGNED) • ONE (1) GUARANTEED WAVE OPPORTUNITY SLOT • Chance to win ONE (1) OF 150 PHOTO OPPORTUNITY SLOTS • Chance to win ONE (1) OF 100 JCW-SIGNED POSTERS TO BE GIVEN BY JI CHANG WOOK
PACKAGE 2: PATRON – PHP10,500* ( SEATED ) Freebies and prizes to be claimed during the event: • ONE (1) PATRON TICKET • ONE (1) BENCH/ JI CHANG WOOK SHIRT • ONE (1) JCW POSTER (UNSIGNED) • ONE (1) GUARANTEED WAVE OPPORTUNITY SLOT • Chance to win ONE (1) OF 50 JCW-SIGNED POSTERS TO BE REDEEMED AT THE DESIGNATED BOOTH care of BENCH TEAM • Chance to win ONE (1) OF 200 SEND-OFF SLOTS
PACKAGE 3: LOWER BOX – PHP6,500* ( SEATED ) Freebies to be claimed during the event: • ONE (1) LOWER BOX TICKET • ONE (1) BENCH/ JI CHANG WOOK SHIRT • ONE (1) JCW POSTER (UNSIGNED) • ONE (1) GUARANTEED WAVE OPPORTUNITY SLOT
PACKAGE 4: UPPER BOX – PHP3,800* ( SEATED ) Freebies to be claimed during the event: • ONE (1) Upper BOX TICKET • ONE (1) JCW POSTER (UNSIGNED)
PACKAGE 5: GENERAL ADMISSION – PHP1,200* ( SEATED ) Freebies to be claimed during the event: • ONE (1) GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET • ONE (1) JCW POSTER (UNSIGNED)
*TICKETING CHARGES APPLY
TICKET SELLING • Customers can purchase their Ji Chang Wook Fan Meet tickets at any SM Tickets outlet nationwide and smtickets.com. • The ticket selling for VIP and PATRON sections runs from October 11 until 5:00 PM of October 29, 2022. • The ticket selling for LOWER BOX, UPPER BOX, and GENERAL ADMISSION sections runs from October 11 until 5:00 PM of November 6, 2022.
CLAIMING OF TICKETS VIA OVER-THE-COUNTER (SM TICKET OUTLET): • Tickets will be issued immediately upon purchase.
VIA ONLINE (SMTICKETS.COM): • The customer must print the TICKET CLAIM VOUCHER issued by SM Tickets and present it to any SM Ticket outlet along with their valid ID. • Should the participant opt to assign another person to claim their ticket, the representative must present the printed TICKET CLAIM VOUCHER, a valid ID, the participant’s government-issued ID, and an authorization letter
MECHANICS FOR THE BENCH/ LIFESTYLE APP RAFFLE REGISTRATION (FOR VIP AND PATRON SECTIONS ONLY): • To join the electronic raffle, participants who purchased VIP and PATRON tickets from October 11 to 28, either via SM Tickets or SM Tickets online, can register their TICKET ID NUMBERS on the Bench Lifestyle App two (2) days from date of purchase UNTIL 10 AM OF OCTOBER 31. Meanwhile, those who purchased VIP and PATRON tickets on October 29 must register their TICKET ID NUMBERS on the Bench Lifestyle App from October 30 until 10 AM of October 31, 2022. • Once registered, a confirmation prompt will be displayed on the app. • The TICKET ID NUMBER printed on the ticket will be used in raffling off the ticket inclusions. • Each Bench Lifestyle App user can register multiple tickets using their unique TICKET ID NUMBERS. • The electronic raffle draw is on October 31, 2022, while the announcement of winners is on November 2, 2022. • Per DTI rules and regulations, winners will get notified through call, SMS, AND email on November 3, 2022.
REDEMPTION OF RAFFLE PRIZES AND FREEBIES • Participants must claim all freebies and raffle prizes on show day at designated redemption booths in SM MALL OF ASIA ARENA. • Raffle winners must present the screenshot of their winning confirmation, physical JCW event ticket, and one (1) government-issued valid ID to claim their respective prizes. They will also receive their event wristbands on show day. • Should the participant assign another person to claim the prize/freebies on their behalf, the claimant must present one (1) government-issued ID, an authorization letter with the participant’s valid ID, a winning confirmation screenshot, and a physical JCW event ticket.
MODES OF PAYMENT VIA SM TICKET OUTLETS • Cash, Local and International-issued Credit Card or Debit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, JCB etc.), and Digital Wallets (PayMaya, Gcash, Grabpay, etc.) • BDO Credit – Installment basis is allowed (0% interest: 3 mos. installment) with a minimum spend of Php3,000 for over-the-counter transactions only on selected outlets.
VIA SM TICKET OUTLETS • Local and International-issued Credit Card or Debit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, JCB etc.,), and Digital Wallets (PayMaya, Gcash, Grabpay, etc.)