Since she was a kid, Nadine Lustre has been wishing to see the beauty of cherry blossoms.
It came true this year when she and boyfriend James Reid shot some scenes for their upcoming romantic movie, This Time, in Saga, Japan.
Recalling their trip, the young actress said, “Nag-enjoy po ako kasi gustung-gusto ko po talaga makita ever since yung cherry blossoms po.
"Nakita ko siya one day lang...
“Actually, umaga lang po kasi nahulog din sila habang ginagawa po namin 'yong [movie]."
Seeing the flowers in full bloom was a sight to behold. But that same day, the trees dropped most of their petals.
“Noong morning po, noong nandun pa kami sa location, ang dami pa po, sobra, as in punung-puno iyong puno.
“After po ng eksena namin, halos wala na po. Ang bilis!”
Nonetheless, Nadine still considered herself lucky.
For his part, James said, “It's beautiful!
“I was happy for Nadine because it's her first time to be in Japan and see the cherry blossoms.
“For me, it's my second time. But it's been her dream since she was a kid so, I was really happy for her.”
Meanwhile, the couple were featured on the local news Saga TV.
Imagine their reaction when they saw themselves on TV?
James related, “Actually, we went to eat after the interview, and we saw it on TV. Then, I look at the guys, 'Wait, are we in the Philippines? Japan?'
“We could see ourselves on TV! It was a surprise!”
Saga, which is on the island of Kyushu, is not actually a popular destination for tourists.
But the actor said, “I think there's a lot of beautiful place in Saga.
“I had no idea how nice it is in Saga. I think that's definitely a place to visit.”