SEVENTEEN‘s Joshua trended in the Philippines when it was revealed that he visited Bonifacio Global City last weekend. He was seen walking around Uptown Parade with his mother in celebration of Chuseok, the Korean thanksgiving holiday.
we talked to him around 2-3 am 3 nights ago! we still actually cant believe it! we were just casually party-ing ! IT WAS SO SURREAL! we kept this for so long and it was so HARD we didnt post it cause he was really enjoying the private time wd her mom @M0N0RKlVE @jjkjwon @briixxie pic.twitter.com/5ENvOsnsFP
— aly (@forkoojin) September 14, 2022
The fans who unfortunately didn’t run into him had the most hilarious reactions online. Check them out below!
1. First up, when they were jealous and understandably so
me to everyone who saw joshua hong last sunday: pic.twitter.com/MHVtizC8fA
— velle (@sevalentine_) September 14, 2022
2. When they pretended they saw Joshua in a private university
The “conyo” style of speaking gave the joke away.
Tbh i saw joshua hong in DLSU. He said he was an alumna and was there to visit. The convo went:
me: are you gonna stay here for long?
Joshua: gago dein pare. need ko na bumounce after 3 days.
— jelly 🌟 | ia (@leechanranghae) September 14, 2022
3. When they were laughing but depressed
"we saw joshua hong last sunday" "i got a sign from joshua" "we had a little convo with joshua" 😔😔😔 pic.twitter.com/i7vhc2tdgf
— ًshaz is lf moots 🙂 (@hannieglazed) September 14, 2022
4. When they joked about Christmas in September
Yes, Pinoys put up Christmas decorations starting September 1.
Joshua went [to the Philippines] for the Chuseok holiday and got surprised why it’s Christmas already.
— Twitter user @cheolattes
joshua went in the ph for chuseok holiday and got surprised bakit christmas na agad
— ❔ (@cheolattes) September 14, 2022
5. When they could only guess how the fans who saw Joshua in real life reacted
filo carats nung mamukaan si joshua hong sa bgc ng alas dos ng madaling araw:pic.twitter.com/4lXD80pr4i
— mj | jc on-going au 📌 (@yoonjeonghannny) September 14, 2022
6. When they were proud to be Pinoy
ph carats bc they’re breathing the same air as joshua hong: pic.twitter.com/DDu4NiDH0l
— LEE⁷ ⑰ (@KTHP0GI) September 14, 2022
7. When they realized that Joshua doesn’t lie
every time joshua does something, this meme becomes more and more relevant pic.twitter.com/NZYF6NSnUA
— —Thy 🌷 (@lunacithy) September 14, 2022
8. When they needed a hug
"i met joshua hong" "joshua hong talked to us" "he introduced us to his mom"
— aze. (@kmthsgf) September 14, 2022
9. When they would’ve greeted him with a very extra dance
WELCOME JOSHUA HONG pic.twitter.com/g9UGQhgoBQ
— j. (@one234woo) September 14, 2022
10. When they were sad about not getting their own “Y/N” moment
They could’ve been living in a fanfic.
me reading all your yn tweets with joshua pic.twitter.com/6uu5DmBkK1
— a 🌻🌼 (@jisoohannie) September 14, 2022
11. When they lied about not being envious of the CARATs who met him
When the TikTok creator said, “Me?! Me getting jealous? God, I don’t,” in that tone, we all felt that.
"we met joshua hong and mama hong" pic.twitter.com/zCu542ql1q
— æ | SHUT DOWN 09.16 (@imjimin__) September 14, 2022
12. When they couldn’t help but sulk
me after knowing that some filos saw joshua hong in manila a few days ago pic.twitter.com/t4uJr2VdwS
— mika ♡ (@11O7th) September 14, 2022
13. When they were at the right place but at the wrong time
same place, different time. when kaya in this lifetime joshua hong? 😢 pic.twitter.com/f9id19CFZ9
— cj⑰ ; 🌼| seeing svt 💙 (@uwujoshiii) September 14, 2022
14. When they quipped that COVID-19 didn’t kill them but not meeting Joshua would
They said, “I wear a face mask all the time but it’s actually envy that’ll kill me.”
"we met joshua hong"
"we got joshua's autograph" pic.twitter.com/hEInNsYwCe
— via ⑰ (@wondokzihui) September 14, 2022
15. When they were burning with jealousy
“i saw joshua hong last week!” “shua and i had a small conversation” “i met mama hong!”
— kien (@stvryjh) September 14, 2022
16. When they were like every Filipino teleserye character who had a breakdown
"I partied with Joshua Hong" "I met Joshua Hong" "Amoy hand sanitizer si Joshua Hong" "He leaned in and talked to me" "Joshua in bgc-pic.twitter.com/D7LTMLYocw
— Miso.🍈📗 (@MisoFruity) September 14, 2022
17. When their murderous tendencies made an appearance
Don’t take it seriously, of course!
congrats to everyone who met joshua hong !! pic.twitter.com/Urj3qE8rh4
— oatmeal (@eightkyeom) September 14, 2022
18. And when the fandom blew up in less than a day
Joshua hanging out in the Philippines? Fans barely missing him? It’s a certified meltdown for many.
CARATLAND WHEN JOSHUA:HONG pic.twitter.com/EzR9Y7Vdkc
— 🚐 (@strwbrryhui) September 13, 2022
Read more about his visit below.