Dear Oppa: A 55 year old Philippines fan requests Start Up actor Nam Joo Hyuk to work with IU after Suzy

Dear Oppa: In our today's edition, we feature a letter written by a 55-year-old fan from the Philippines addressed to Start-Up actor Nam Joo Hyuk. She gushes about the star and urges him to work with IU.
Dear Oppa: A 55 year old Philippines fan requests Start Up actor Nam Joo Hyuk to work with IU after Suzy
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Nam Joo Hyuk has starred in a number of K-dramas over the past few years. This year, he caught everyone's attention with his mellow but powerful performance in Start-Up. The actor starred opposite singer-actress Suzy while sharing the screen with Kim Seon Ho. As fans eagerly wait for the actor's next release, Josée, a 55-year-old fan from the Philippines reaches out to the actor requesting him of working with Hotel Del Luna star IU. In her Dear Oppa letter to the star, Sarah D. Canarias reveals how she became a fan of the star. 

She goes on to explain why she feels Nam Joo Hyuk and IU would make a stellar on-screen couple. She also apologised for not attending his fan meets in the country in the past. Read her complete letter below: 

My dearest Nam Joo-Hyuk,

A blessed Sunday to you and your family!

I am a 55-year old happily married mother with three (3) young teenagers who are all boys with ages 18, 16 and 15 from the Philippines. I learned that your mother was born in 1965 and I was born too in May 1965. So can I call you “my son”, my “eldest son”?

I started to become a fanatic of Korean Dramas (K-dramas) last April 2020 when the pandemic started. I need to work from home and it gave me more time to watch K-dramas which happens to be one of my hobbies now. I became curious about you when I had the chance to watch your “Start-Up” TV drama and found your simple and innocent-looking amazing. After the Start-Up, I look for all your K-dramas and watched “The Bride of Habeak”, “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo”, “Who Are You-School 2015”, “The Light In Your Eyes”, and “The School Nurse File. I have also watched “The Cheeze In The Trap” and “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” wherein you are in the second lead role. I haven’t watched yet “The Great Battle” as it is not in the Netflix and Vui right now. I have watched all of them one after the other and still looking forward to watching your movie entitled “Josee”.

In those K-dramas, your acting is absolutely amazing. You were able to justify your roles and build connections with your audience. You’ve shown your incredible acting and have convinced me that you are a great actor be it in a serious and funny moment. It cannot be denied that your face is really a Korean but stunning. Your eyes are like a shining armour and your smiles make me blush.

I have also watched all your YouTube videos and interviews and found out about your humble beginning wherein you are the one and only son and lived a difficult life when you are a kid. I also learned your close friendship with “Ji Soo”. And with that, I am really so proud of you. May you lead a good example to the young generation now who faced the reality and hardship of life and lived with it in order to reach the goal and success in life. And because of that, I could not contain my excitement to write you this letter to show my support to your career all the way and as you grow old. So sorry that I’ve missed your Fan Meeting in Manila, the Philippines hosted by Penshoppe last July 29, 2018, as I have learned all about you just recently.

It is my fervent prayer that you continue to shine in your career being as an actor and all your dreams in life may come true. Keep your feet on the ground and stay humble. Do not forget to pay forward for those people who help you in your career. I am requesting that if you could please team-up with IU (Lee Ji-eun) as she is also my favourite Korean actress. I think your ages are too closely the same. Surely, you and IU will go to make it on top.

Hopefully, when I retired from work and all my kids have graduated from school, I could travel to Korea with my family. One handful shake hands and a souvenir photo with you would be enough.

More power to you Nam Joo-Hyuk. God bless you! Stay safe and healthy. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

SARAH D. CANARIAS

Your Umma from the Philippines

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Anonymous 2 months ago

What a lovely letter! I'm sure if NJH were to read this he would get emotional, miss his mom, while being comforted and thankful for your words!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agree. He really loves his mother and dedicates everything to her mom. I admire him for that

Anonymous 2 months ago

wow wow.. what a beautiful words. ☺ and I agreed when she mention iu onnie. ♥

Anonymous 2 months ago

He he's gorgeous good actor fantastic love his work

Anonymous 2 months ago

That's a big no no no.....not her

Anonymous 2 months ago

He already is in a drama with IU. Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryu.

Anonymous 2 months ago

But Nam Joo Hyuk is not the love interest of IU.

Anonymous 2 months ago

That anonymous stating that Miss Canarias is over stepping I disagree. Her letter is nice with much respect and praise to NJH whom I also admire. I am from Florida USA and watch both kdrama and Chinese drama. She all the right to express her opinion and your criticism is the that over stepped. Peace you will be happier if you are nicer. If you are Korean where did respect on elders gone. Peace ✌.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I totally agreed to this letter of my kababayan from the Philippines. Hope to see you also in person Nam Ju Hyuk! Stay happy and healthy!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

I wish that nam joo hyuk will have a drama with park shin hye..they gonna be amazing partner..i will wait for that..

Anonymous 2 months ago

Not her please!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Not her please!

Anonymous 2 months ago

This lady is absolutely right about the actor. I started watching Korean drama in March. Corona does not only get you sick, it is the virus that have me hooked on drama. Sometimes I feel I need to retract because it has become part of my daily routine. Beautiful people all created by God. I can't say that I will visit because it is beyond my means but I am indeed happy to know that, there are so many beautiful talented people on planet earth.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I am a fan of nam yoo hyuk from the Philippines

Anonymous 2 months ago

Way over stepping requesting an actor to do a project with a certain actress. And if you're gonna try to use a word or phrase from another language make an effort to use it properly with context. Oppa is used by younger females when referring to an older familiar male, like an older brother. She starts out by calling him oppa and ends with your mother from the Philippines wtf.

Anonymous 2 months ago

But I re read it. She started with My Dearest. And I didn't see a word oppa from the letter.. DEAR OPPA, I think is the name, where they post fan letters Around the world. But I think that instead of asking him to collaborate with IU, much better if she say that she will support if he collaborate with IU in the future..

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why way over stepping of course not. It is a beautiful letter with much respect and praise to NJH whic he desetves. I am from Florida Usa and also admires him. You even criticize the way she addressed NJH. If you are Korean where is the respect on your elder. ✌

Anonymous 2 months ago

Seems your life is so sad. Go out and live a happy life.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I totally agree with this wonderful letter.im sooo hoping he will co star with IU.she is my favvvvvvv actress.so AMAZING in My Mister..

Anonymous 2 months ago

The amount of effort and detail this man puts into his work is amazing. In a career of 6 years, he has shown so many sides of his acting prowess with his diverse roles. A talent like him with a humble personality makes a him a true gem.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agreed

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agreed

Anonymous 2 months ago

This is the most intriguing and sincere letter...Nam joo hyuk truly deserves all the success and love. He came from a poor background but he didn't let that limit him... Him and IU will make great success if they decide to team up on a movie again.