ITZY was happy to be back in MANILA after over 3 months from their Checkmate World Tour, as Bench grants Midzy's suggestions of having the girls at a fan meeting presented by BENCH in order for the other Midzy's to meet their favorite group at this very moment. The stage lit up with a Wannabe opening performance and fans started to shout their favorite members' names.
Bench prepared interactive games to be played with Midzy inside the arena including SOOO LUCKY Design My T-shirt, where the girls have to draw anything however they like in a t-shirt that will be given out to a lucky Midzy in the crowd.
While waiting for the girls to finish their artwork, the host interviewed the girls and they were open to speak for Midzy.
Yeji's "mahal kita" cheers thousands of Midzy, and she was happy to be back while drawing on her shirt. Lia has so many things she likes about the Filo-Midzys including the warm welcome and happy energy she gets from the Filo-Midzy everytime they visit in the Philippines.
Ryujin shared her favorite Filipino delicacy Kwek Kwek and showed her smile by sharing that it is indeed a delicious street food. In addition, she added that she also wants to try Balut too (a Filipino exotic egg delicacy) as soon as she heard the suggestion of the host. Upon looking at the crowd, Chaeryeong was shocked to know how Midzys are knowledgeable with the names of her pets when she was asked for its names as Midzy shouted it for her instead. Yuna on the other hand seems so focused on her own world doing the artwork for the Midzy.
After the time is up, ITZY shows their artworks to SOOO LUCKY Midzys, and one by one, the competitive Ryujin is activated, and is not willing to give up until she was satisfied that she is done for it to look amazing for the SOOO LUCKY Midzy who will claim her T-shirt artwork.
cant believe i got ryujin's shirt and was able to show it to her during bye wave 😭😭 ITZY ILYSM#WannaBeWithBENCH #BENCHxITZY#ITZY #HappyRyujinDay #류진#푸르게_피어난_우리의봄_신류진#OurPrideRYUJINDay pic.twitter.com/NNKisOX8UH— . (@HCyejinni) April 16, 2023
Chaeryeong then flaunts her dazzling t-shirt with the signature of all members. Midzy's in the crowd shows a lot of interesting reactions on wanting Chaeryeong's t-shirt so bad that it is so good to be on their hands which is too sad as only 5 SOOO LUCKY MIDZYs can have the t-shirt made by the ITZY themselves.
Chaeryeong’s shirt with all members’ signatures ❤️🥳🎉 pic.twitter.com/y7pXTaiihc— yeahL (@RYJHattTuk) April 17, 2023
While Yuna was peacefully doing her thing in the corner, she then shows her t-shirt piece of artwork with the member's signatures as well, which Midzy has been wanting too. Robi Domingo praises Lia's drawing and shares how she likes to draw randomly, but not really into drawing.
After giving out the t-shirts to the 5 SOOO LUCKY Midzy, the girls also shared a lot of things that includes fun facts only for Midzys. Yeji shares her fitspiration that is Midzy and directing that she has no certain drill to maintain to workout in different ways. Ryujin would love to learn guitar but she was disappointed to share that it's too difficult for her to learn.
Yuna’s So Lucky tshirt design w/ all members’ signatures pic.twitter.com/lY1klDUFH9— yeahL (@RYJHattTuk) April 17, 2023
Moving on to the next game, karaoke challenge for ITZY is on and the Midzys were ready to hear and know how it will go as the game is a little different to make the karaoke more fun for the girls to play. ITZY has to sing their title songs but not in a typical way you think it is but with some Filipino words in the lyrics which makes it a lot more fun for Both ITZY and the fans. ITZY sang Wannabe as a trial and proceeded with Sneakers as the real start of the game in sequence with Not shy, and In the Morning.
The game was followed with the Guess the Tagalog word wherein a picture will be shown on the screen and the members have to guess the right term in the 3 choices given on the screen. The members played fair, but some seemed to have been coached by the Midzy in the crowd in front which makes sense as they were just helping their idols. ITZY then confidently answered the last picture which shows Halo-halo, and they said it is delicious. Yeji shares that it is like a Patbingsu in Korea.
GALAWANG MAFIA 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/uiseXycNfX— EMMANgram 💚 (@Nayugram) April 16, 2023
Another interactive game was played, namely spot choreography with fans which had been chosen before the show started and the lucky fan came from the crowd. A lucky Midzy named "Emman" was asked for his name by Yuna herself and that made everyone envy him as he also gets to come near Yuna in the barricade to dictate his name clearly as Yuna couldn't hear it audibly. Robi on the other hand does not let Emman get the attention of the girls and dared to dance with his bias Ryujin that made everyone laugh as this is what a usual fan would do.
Ultimately, BENCH and Midzy prepared a project for Ryujin on her birthday eve and celebrated the idol's birthday. Ryujin was shocked when she saw the birthday banners, and balloon clappers. She did not expect the birthday jingle and was surprised by the cake prepared by her fans.
"Thank you to making me enjoy my birthday, i have no idea how to spend my birthday this year so thank you so much" - Ryujin
The girls also watched a message video from the fans that made them focus on the screen to watch their beloved Midzy's messages. Furthermore, ITZY had an encore performance with Sneakers in a ravishing farewell and left a message to their fans.It is really an excellent moment as a fan to watch them closely and interact with them personally. The night is filled with fun and happiness in awe of fulfillment as a Midzy. Bench gave their very best and treated the girls as queens of the night. The event went well and there were so many memorable things that anyone cannot deny. Fans we're also hoping for another project for the girls with Bench in the future and will continue their support for them.