A K-Drama fan who turned 70 years old recently celebrated her birthday with a Park Seo-Joon-themed party.
Aurelia Galarrita, known as Batch to her friends, was all smiles as she celebrated her birthday with life-sized images of the Korean actor in her home in Muntinlupa City.
The party was organized by her daughter Mel Galarrita Menes.
“Dahil sa [enhanced community quarantine], hindi makalabas mom ko, at hindi rin namin siya mabisita. Pero 'yung kapatid ko na kasama niya sa bahay, sinigurado na masaya siya. Tiniruan niya mom ko mag-Netflix at Viu, sinigurado na mabilis internet. Tuwang-tuwa mom ko na mapanood lahat ng K-Drama, pero ang mga show ni PSJ ang naging paborito niya talaga," Mel shared with ABS-CBN News.
Since Aurelia is a big fan of Seo-Joon, they decided to surprise her with a party inspired by the Korean actor.
“Dahil gustong gusto n’ya si PSJ, nag-decide kaming magkakapatid na i-surprise siya sa birthday niya na ‘yun ang theme,” Mel said.
Though there were no guests at the party and all were on Zoom, Mel shared that her mom enjoyed the celebration.
“Super surprised and masaya, kasi kahit mga kaibigan niya sa high school at relatives namin sa Canada lahat nandoon, mga tatlong oras siya sa Zoom party niya sa sobrang daming nag-attend. Super happy din kami kasi alam naming mahirap na ‘di makalabas nang ilang buwan, sanay pa naman siya na araw-araw nasa labas. Sabi n’ya happiest birthday niya so happy kaming lahat na nag-attend at nakita reaction niya," Mel relayed.
Aurelia extended her gratitude to her friends, family, and fellow fans who celebrated her 70th birthday with her even though it was just through online.
“It may be hard to believe that at my age, I am a confessed die hard fanatic of Park Seo-Joon. He is not only good looking, he is not only an excellent actor, he is also a loving son, he is modest, amiable and acts as though he is clueless as to his popularity," she said.
Aurelia added, "I used to think that there can be no one more obsessed with this dream superstar than I am. I could watch his dramas and videos many times over, and still eagerly want to watch more. Dear family, friends and fans of Park Seo-Joon, thank you very much for your kind birthday greetings and awesome reaction to the posts. I never imagined that my 70th birthday can be this fun, and more memorable than the last 69!” she said.
Park Seo-Joon rose to popularity with his hit K-Drama series like Itaewon Class, What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, and Fight for My Way.