Fans of hit reality show, Oh! My Baby, were treated to a day filled with lots of fun and laughter, thanks to the heart-warming interactions between Ricky Kim and his two children, Tae Rin, 5, and Tae Oh, 3, during the meet-and-greet session at the “ONE Family Day Out with Ricky Kim & Kids” event held on 7 May 2016.
Proudly organised by ONE, the #1 Korean entertainment channel in Singapore, the hour-long meet-and-greet
session drew over 3,500 excited fans and curious shoppers to Waterway Point, the official mall of the event. Ardent fans had even arrived as early as 7.30am to secure a good spot to see their favourite ‘TaeTae Family’.
Holding shy Tae Rin’s hand in one hand and adorable Tae Oh’s with the other, the Korean-American actor and father Ricky Kim greeted fans with a dazzling smile. Fans could not help but shout ‘Saranghaeyo!’(‘I love you’ in Korean) as they saw little Tae Oh and Tae Rin, who were in high spirits and waving happily to the enthusiastic crowd.
The two children were showered with plenty of love and affection from their adoring fans – many had brought along stuffed toys and chocolates as gifts for the children. Delighted with their presents, Tae Rin and Tae Oh melted the hearts of fans as they exclaimed “I love you!” and “Thank you!” to the crowd.
Sharing about his unforgettable experiences of being on Oh! My Baby with his wife and three children as well as his thoughts of his first family outing to Singapore, Ricky Kim charmed the crowd with his fluent English and dashing good looks.
The actor interacted with fans by signing autographs, posing for plenty of photos and even heading into the crowd to get up-close and personal with many of them. Ricky Kim and his children also participated in a stage game titled the “Post-it Challenge”, which was filled with many “Aww!” moments as fans witnessed the adorable antics of Tae Rin and Tae Oh.
The most endearing moment of the evening was when Ricky Kim confessed to the crowd by sharing: “All the beauty and happiness [that we have], comes from my wife.” With that romantic statement,fans cheered as he invited his wife of 7 years, Ryu Seung Joo, up on stage and presented her with a huge bouquet of flowers.
In addition to the fun-filled meet-and-greet session, visitors also actively participated in exciting Kdrama and K-variety themed activity booths, where everyone walked away with exclusive ONE and Running Man merchandise. The most popular booth was the showcase of official, iconic Running Man animal headgear that were adorned by the members of the show, as plenty of fans were spotted waiting in line for their turn to take photos while wearing the headgear.
Much to the delight of their fans, Ricky Kim and his children also spent some quality time together at several attractions in Singapore. From appreciating the beautiful greenery and flora to soaking in some rays in their bathers, the trio had a wonderful time exploring the Garden City. The exclusive shorts of Ricky Kim and his children’s visit to Singapore are expected to air later in May on ONE.
Fans who missed the event can catch Ricky Kim and family on Oh! My Baby, which airs within a week of Korea’s telecast, every Thursday at 11pm on ONE. Viewers can also enjoy other hit variety shows within a week of their Korean telecast, including Running Man, Law of the Jungle, K-Pop Countdown (Inkigayo) and Star King (S2), every weeknight at 11pm.
ONE is available in Singapore on: Singtel TV Ch 513, 604 and StarHub TV Ch 124, 820 and 823. ONE Family Day Out with Ricky Kim & Kids is proudly organized by ONE along with Official Mall Waterway Point.