"Unexpected but fun."
This was how ABS-CBN actress Kim Chiu described her friendship with fellow Kapamilya stars Angelica Panganiban and Bela Padilla.
Many of their Instagram followers were wondering how this squad was formed, and Kim made the revelation.
Their friendship grew when she and Bela decided to crash film director Andoy Ranay's birthday party last August. Angelica also happened to be at the same party.
"Pumunta lang kami sa birthday na hindi kami invited," the 27-year-old Kapamilya actress recalled.
"Gate crasher kami ni Bela," Kim said, "kasi galing kami sa isang birthday, 'tapos ayaw pa naming umuwi.
"Pumunta kami dun sa isang birthday, birthday ni Direk Andok Ranay, na nandun si Angelica."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press caught up with Kim last Tuesday, October 10, at the launch of BlueWater Day Spa in Novotel, Quezon City.
Kim has known Angelica and Bela for a long time, but it was only in the past months that she got to know the deeper side of her new best friends.
She narrated, "Kay Angelica, malalim pala siyang tao. Ang dami niyang pa-words of wisdom na 'Ay nako, sinasabi ko sa 'yo...'
"'Tapos si Bela, makata naman siya, naniniwala siya sa mga hopeless romantic, mga ganyan. So parang nagka-clash sila, 'tapos ako, taga-laugh lang naman ako."
All three of them are currently single, but their love lives were never a topic for chismis.
She told the press, "Wala namang usapang love life, hindi namin pinag-uusapan yun."
What Kim loves about this friendship is how their personalities just clicked.
As she put it, "Ang saya-saya, nakakatawa parang ganyan... nagtawanan na lang kami.
"Hanggang sa lagi na lang kami lumalabas, ayun Timezone, ganyan, mga kalokohan."
Some of their bonding activities include swimming, videoke, playing games at the arcade, or just a chill night out.
Kim said, "Kung anu-ano, yung ang bababaw pala namin lahat, na yung mga simpleng jokes, tawang-tawa kami.
"Parang dun kami nagkita-kita, 'yung mga simpleng bagay pagtatawanan.
"'Yung simpleng takbo sa U.P., enjoy na enjoy kami.
"'Yung simpleng kain sa labas na hindi namin pinupuntahan, dinadayo namin."
How often do they bond?
Kim answered, "Minsan lang, actually di naman ganun ka-often pero 'pag nagkikita kami, para kaming magkasama kahapon lang, parang ganun. Yung na-miss namin makipag-kaibigan, ganun."