by Jonathan M. Hicap
July 22, 2014
The stars of the Korean TV show “Real Men” spent their last days in Leyte, Philippines, interacting and playing games with Filipinos.
As shown in the fourth episode of the TV show that aired on July 20, Super Junior M’s Henry Lau, ZE:A’s Hyungsik, actor Kim Soo Ro, singer K.Will, Park Gun-hyung, Chung Jung-myung, Seo Kyung-suk and Sam Hammington wrapped up their tour of duty in the region with the rehabilitation of the Naga-Naga Elementary School in Palo, Leyte.
Joint Philippine and South Korean forces, as with the show’s cast, helped rebuild the school, which was damaged by Typhoon “Yolanda” back in November.
A mini-program was staged as part of the celebration.
Henry Lau and Seo Kyung-suk, together with two Korean soldiers and four students, danced to Girls’ Generation’s “Gee.”
The audience, especially the “Real Men” cast, were surprised and delighted when K-pop girl group Rainbow appeared on stage.
Korean and Filipino soldiers, together with members of Rainbow participated in several games including tug-of-war (won by Filipino soldiers), a sack race and Korean wresting, or ssireum.Locals expressed gratefulness to the cast for their effort via a thank-you note written on a blackboard inside the newly refurbishedschool.
It read: “Dear Korean Angels, We are blessed to have you. This would not be possible without your help. You give us encouragement, love, and moral support. Soon you will be leaving us. You’ll be flying home but the legacy you leave shall be imprinted in every soul of the Naga-Naga Elem. pupils, teachers and parents. Thank you very much and more power! Kamsahamnida.”