Medyo mahabang proseso bago napaamin ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Daniel Matsunaga tungkol sa tunay na estado ng relasyon nila ni Heart Evangelista.
Eksklusibong nakapanayam ng PEP si Daniel kagabi, September 2, sa launch ng Fun Run ng Blue Water Day Spa sa Encore (dating Embassy Superclub) sa The Fort, Taguig. Isa si Daniel sa endorsers ng Blue Water Day Spa.
Magkasama sina Daniel at Heart sa primetime soap ng GMA-7 na Langit Sa Piling Mo. Dito nagsimula ang magandang pagtitinginan ng dalawa.
"I LIKE HEART." Una muna naming tinanong kay Daniel ang reaksiyon niya sa pag-amin ni Heart sa isang panayam na lumalabas sila ni Daniel, pero hindi sila "exclusively dating." (CLICK HERE to read related story.)
Ano ang reaksiyon ni Daniel sa sinabing ito ni Heart?
"Yeah, we really do go out," pagsang-ayon naman ng Brazilian-Japanese model at actor. "Of course, it's really nice to have her beside me, like we always talk. Very nice...it's good to know different people.
"She's been very nice to me, we always see [each other] every taping. She's always teaching me Tagalog, help me with my lines. And you know, it's really nice to have her company as well."
In love ba siya kay Heart?
"Well, I like her a lot, she's really nice," sagot ni Daniel.
So, mahal niya si Heart?
"I really like her!" natatawa niyang ulit.
Gaano niya "ka-like" si Heart?
"A lot, a lot! She's very special, she's very nice, very kind."
Enough para gustuhin niyang maging girlfriend si Heart?
"I do. Actually, I do," sagot niya.
But not now?
"Puwede, puwede, pero she's in the U.S, di ba?" pakuwelang sagot ni Daniel. "She left yesterday [Sept. 1]."
Alam na alam niya yata ang schedule ni Heart?
"Of course! She works with me every day. But I always respect 'coz she just had a relationship before, she broke up. And I'm not the reason of anything like that, so, you know..."
Si Daniel ay kakagaling lang din sa isang relasyon with a Brazilian model na hindi rin nagtagal.
Aniya, "I also did break-up a few months ago, you know, and these things happen. Of course, you meet different people everytime in your life and you'll never know.
"Heart is really nice, she's really nice to me. Nice person, helps me with my lines, always, you know, teaching me new stuffs so I'm always learning."
Gaano katagal si Heart sa Amerika?
"She's staying there for, I think, 17 days."
Mami-miss niya si Heart?
"Yeah, of course!"
Hindi ba niya susundan si Heart sa U.S.?
"I can't 'coz I have to focus on my jobs here, 'coz I have some jobs already scheduled. So, yeah, I couldn't go. There's always a next time."
COURTING & DATING. Nililigawan ba niya si Heart?
"Yes, I am, I am!" bulalas niya.
Tinanggap ba ni Heart ang kanyang panliligaw?
"Huh...yes," pag-amin ni Daniel.
So, girlfriend na niya si Heart?
"Well, we are dating."
She said "yes" na, di ba?
"Ah, we're dating... Yeah, okay."
So, mahal niya si Heart?
"Hay, naku!" sabay tawa ni Daniel.
Gaano na katagal ang espesyal na relasyon nila ni Heart? Months?
"No, just days."
Kailan siya sinagot ni Heart?
Isang malakas na tawa lang ang naging sagot ni Daniel.
Bago umalis papuntang Amerika si Heart?
"Ah... Yeah, it was before she left, it was 20 of August," pag-amin ni Daniel.
FIRST FILIPINA GIRLFRIEND. First time niya bang magkaroon ng Filipina girlfriend?
"It's my first time," sabi ni Daniel. "It's been really nice. I'm really happy and, yeah, it's different of course from Brazilians and Europeans. And I really like it, I really like it."
Nakikita ba niya ang sarili niya na makapag-asawa ng Filipina in the future?
"In the future, of course!"
Wala raw magiging problema kung Pilipina ang mapapangasawa niya.
"No problem with that, no problem at all. Like, I love the Philippines, I love the people, I love the culture here, I love the country. I'm staying here... That's why, that's the reason I'm staying here in the Philippines, right?
"'Coz I've been travelling a lot and the Philippines is one of the best places I have been. So, that's why I decided to stay here also, to pursue my career and, you know..."
What are the best things he likes about Heart, physically?
"Of course she's really beautiful, really, really nice person. Her eyes, her nose."
What about Heart's traits and qualities?
"That's what I really admire with Heart, 'coz she's really nice, always being nice, always smiling every time. So, nothing bad, always good things to talk about her."
Gusto ba niyang ipakilala sa pamilya niya si Heart?
"Of course, of course!" sambit ni Daniel. "Actually, I already met her father, her mother. They're very nice people, like they're very religious as well, and I really admire that part also."
Siya ba ay gusto rin ng pamilya ni Heart?
"I'm not sure, I hope so!" natatawang sabi ni Daniel. "They're nice to me."
May kapatid na babae si Daniel, si Vanessa Matsunaga, na naririto rin sa Pilipinas. Dati na raw itong kakilala ni Heart.
"She met Heart... They know each other before already 'coz her friend knows Heart. I dunno, I think they went out or something."