"Be sweet to yourself."
That's the advice of Callalily vocalist Kean Cipriano to those who will not have a date on February 14.
He added, "I mean, it's nice to give yourself flowers and chocolates, you know...
"Have great food, uh, gather friends who are single or third wheel!"
Just because you don't have a special someone doesn't mean you can't enjoy Valentine's Day.
Kean continued, "I mean, being single is really like fun.
"And that's the whole point of it—you can explore and see things from a different angle and just be free...just have fun and not, well, enjoy being single!"
The mindset, he said, it's just a phase in your life.
"Like kumbaga ang daming nagse-celebrate ng Valentine's Day as a couple, and once you find the right person for you, you know, you can't do that anymore.
"So might as well, as long as you are single and when I mean single, single single alright..."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) caught sight of Kean at the Converse SP15 Press Preview last February 10.
We laughed, as his most recent role in English Only Please is a two-timing boyfriend to the movie's lead, Jennylyn Mercado.
"Kung single ka, just enjoy, have fun, go out with your lovers or lover-friends, alam mo yun..." the singer-composer cheekily remarked.
Does he have a special song just for them?
He smiled, "Well, I might do one, if I feel like it."
V-DAY PLANS. How about him, does he have any special date lined up?
"Oh, I am going to Yeng's wedding.
"And ah, I don't know, many are celebrating their birthdays, but definitely, I don't know if I'm gonna be having a date or what."
Doesn't he have a plus one on his wedding invite to the Yeng Constantino and Yan Asuncion nuptials?
"No, too bad, too bad," he began before pausing, and changing his mind, "Well, not too bad, it's fine. I like being alone in weddings."
We tell him if he enjoys being alone in weddings, he'll most likely be included in the "singles and ready to mingle" table, to which he reacted, "That would be lovely, I'm looking forward to that!"
GIFT FOR YENG & YAN. Kean has previously collaborated with Yeng. Has he prepared his wedding gift?
Kean unabashedly admitted, "No, not yet, I don't have the time yet to buy but I will find time.
"I mean a day before the wedding or the day itself, I'll find time, that's my thing.
"That's my thing, I buy gifts on the dot!"
Well it has to be personal, and Kean said, "Should be. Can't be something that I just got from home..."
Well how about pots and pans, the quintessential wedding gift, we joked.
Kean grinned, "If there is a good one! If there is something with Yeng and Yan on it!"
We told him he could make a good story about it, and he smiled mischievously.
Kean, you've got less than two days to find Yeng's gift. We're rooting for you. And maybe, you'll find a date, too!