Gerald Anderson tells Bea Alonzo: "Wala muna tayong bakasyon."

by Karen A.P. Caliwara
Mar 25, 2019
Gerald Anderson will do more working out than travelling this summer. His gym, Th3rd Floor, is his tambayan whenever he has a presscon or a meeting "dahil napakalapit sa ABS-CBN, and nagpagawa ako ng kuwarto diyan."
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Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo usually travel abroad every Christmas and summer.

Their most recent vacation trip was to Asia's Winter Wonderland Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan, where they said goodbye to 2018 and welcomed the New Year.

What's their next destination as a couple?

"Dito lang," the actor told (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in a separate interview during his the launch of his gym,Th3rd Floor.

No out-of-the-country trip?

"Di nag-Japan kami, di ba? Then tinayo ko yung gym na ito, 'Wala muna tayong bakasyon,'" Gerald said, laughing.

The actor, who celebrated his 30th birthday last March 7, continued, "Kailangan kong bumawi muna. Pero honestly, sinabi ko yun nung isang araw lang.

"So sa ngayon, wala siguro. So kung magbakasyon, siguro dito lang."

How about some beach-hopping?

"Hindi pa ako nakakaplano that far, and sa ngayon, ito yung main focus ko, itong gym.

"Siyempre naman, makakahanap tayo ng time pumunta sa beach kasi sayang naman yung paghihirapan namin dito sa gym para magkaroon ng beach body, di ba."

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In his interview with Cinema News during the launch of his gym, Gerald described his Niseko experience with Bea, and the importance of travels in a relationship.

"Napakaganda ng Japan. Suwerte namin na na-explore namin with friends.

"Nakaka-recharge siya, nakaka-refresh siya.

"Pagbalik mo, ganado ka na uli. May panibagong goals ka na, may mga panibagong ideas ka na.

"Nakapagpahinga ka at nae-experience mo yung culture ng ibang tao.

"Malaking tulong din yan sa magkarelasyon.

"Dun mo talaga malalaman kung magkasundo kayo, pag bumibiyahe kayo."

Summer of 2018, they were both in London, and, based on his Instagram post, went to a "secret place" in the U.S.

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Individually, Bea went to eight cities/countries in 2018—London, Dubai, Portugal, Hong Kong, Canada, United States, as well as Hokkaido and Tokyo in Japan—while Gerald flew to five countries—Japan, Thailand, United States, United Kingdom, and France.

Aside from traveling, the real-life sweethearts have a new favorite bonding activity: Working out.

Gerald revealed, "Eto na yung naging bonding namin actually, sa totoo lang. And it is good kasi it's a win-win situation.

"Magkasama kami, may mga nakikilala kaming mga ibang tao, at, nagiging healthy kami at the same time."

Their tambayan is his newly opened gym on Roces Avenue.

"Yeah, almost every day na rin siya, meron silang group, e. Meron silang all-girls group, kasi meron kaming ganung workout, mga girls…

"Siyempre, iba-iba yung goals ng bawat tao so, yeah, sobrang supportive siya."

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Bea's recent swimsuit posts, which were taken last February in Coron, Palawan, went viral.

One of them was a close-up and no-filter shot which underlined body positivity.

She also looked fit and fabulous in her two-piece bikini.

So far, this post has generated 408,000 likes.

Its long caption read, "I have always been the type who would choose not to post photos of myself in swimsuits but since I declared this year as the year for CHANGE, I thought that maybe I should change the way I view myself.

"Maybe, I should get rid of all my insecurities so I can live more.

"I want to forget about how I hated myself for being 'fat' in other people’s eyes and just remember the things that I love about my body.

"It's the only body that I am blessed with and I am thankful for my health because I get to do the things that make me happy.

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"I hope that this post could inspire other women to love themselves more, flaws and all. Let’s all work hard to better ourselves for us and not just so others could accept us. #yearforchange #btravels #coron"

Gerald, meanwhile, was a proud boyfriend.

He remarked, "Kita mo, di ba, nakakagulat. Pati ako nagulat, e. But, yeah, I think yung message niya dun sa pinost niya, e, you know, for…

"Huwag tayong mahiya, huwag tayong ma-pressure, huwag tayong padadala sa sasabihin ng ibang tao."


The actor has managed to stay fit given his active lifestyle, does he still have fitness goals?

"Yeah. Nag-promise ako sa sarili ko, wala naman akong dahilan, 2019, dapat ito yung pinakamagandang figure ng body ko. Yun yung goal ko.

"Yung mga goals na naiisip ko, parang, basta panindigan mo at gawin mo ang lahat para ma-reach mo yung goals mo, mari-reach mo talaga…"

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He does not work out to prepare for a role that requires him to go shirtless. He also does not measure his weight.

His motivation has always been to beat his last performance.

The actor said, "Parang yung performance ko sa bawat workout, I think yun yung sikreto dun, e.

"Kung paano mo talunin yung last workout mo, yung personal best mo, yung personal record mo.

"Yun yung gusto kong i-promote, e. Kasi dati ganun ako, e, ’O, maghuhubad ako bukas, may eksena ako.. Ooopps, may love scene ako, kailangan maganda yung [form ko].’

"Parang di siya pangmatagalan. Pero kung may goal ka na gusto mong talunin yung sarili mo, yun yung mas may weight."

How about diet?

"Alalay sa pagkain. Wala naman akong specific diet sa ngayon."

Thanks to his being a gym buff, he does not have to think about calorie count.

"Sa dami kong exercise na ginagawa, nagba-basketball practice pa ako, diretso pa ako dito, and then pag may games kami, balik ako dito. Hindi ako nagkulang sa exercise sa mga last taon ng buhay ko."

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Gerald has a business, a busy career, and a love life—does marriage figure in his plans?

A pause before replying, "Getting married, uhm, naku, it's parang ano, kaso sini-set up ko yung buhay ko sa ngayon…I mean hindi ako masyadong malayo sa goal ko rin na mapakasal.

"But marami pa ho akong kailangang ma-reach muna na mga personal goals ko para pag dumating yung time na magpakasal ako, makakapag-focus ako dun sa family time, baby time, and sa asawa ko."

Does he have a timeline?

"Ayoko i-jinx, e. Ayoko na lang sabihin, baka bukas mangyari, tingnan natin."

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Gerald Anderson will do more working out than travelling this summer. His gym, Th3rd Floor, is his tambayan whenever he has a presscon or a meeting "dahil napakalapit sa ABS-CBN, and nagpagawa ako ng kuwarto diyan."
PHOTO/S: Noel Orsal
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