Mikael Daez is that kind of boyfriend who likes to surprise Megan Young.
One time, on the spur of the moment, he brought her to Japan.
Smiling, he recalled, "Epic trip namin ni Megan, may isang gabi, nagwu-workout kaming dalawa.
“Wala lang, good vibes lang kami, wala rin naman kaming work.
“Sabi ko, ‘Megan, alis tayo.’
“Sabi niya, ‘Saan? Nagwu-workout pa tayo, e.’
“‘Punta tayong Japan!’
“Umalis na kami, sobrang saya, as in the same day, within twelve hours, umalis na kami.
"Nag-online kami, bumili kami ng tickets.
"Hindi siya makapaniwala.”
Traveling is his only "luho."
"Ang dami kong ideas na puwedeng gawin especially related to travels.”
In time, Megan became his travel buddy.
“At natutuwa ako dahil tingin niya sa sarili niya, traveler na rin, talagang kinuha na rin niya, in-accept na rin niya.”
Because he loves traveling, he actually sets aside money from his income.
"Wala kaming ibang luho, yun lang. May travel funds ako.
“May bank account ako, nilalagyan ko every month.
“Puwede kong ubusin 'yan dahil doon may savings akong talaga, e.”
He feels privileged to afford even his out-of-the-blue trips.
"Ang sarap ng feeling, sasabihin mo, ‘Tara, Japan tayo! Ngayon na.'"
How many countries have they visited?
Mikael said "ten," three of which were unforgettable.
The Kapuso actor related, "Top three, in no order: Tokyo, Japan dahil ang hilig namin sa pagkain; South Africa dahil kakaiba siya; and the U.S. dahil na-meet ko ang pamilya niya doon.
“So nasa loob kami, nasa probinsiya kami ng U.S., sa Maryland."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had the chance to interview Mikael during the presscon for his afternoon prime soap, Legally Blind, on February 11, at the 17th Floor of GMA.
VALENTINE BINGES. This year, the couple celebrated their sixth Valentine's Day.
How did they manage to spend the previous Valentine dates so quietly?
Mikael replied, “Ang ginagawa namin, either early Valentine's or late Valentine's.
"Noong first Valentine's Day namin, siya ang nagbigay ng gift sa akin.
"Naalala ko, nandito pa siya sa Tomas Morato nakatira.
“Nag-bake siya, parang fruits and cream and cake sa isang bowl ’tapos may dala 'kong flowers.
"The other Valentine's, kumakain lang kami.
“I think, yung third Valentine's, sobrang traffic.
“Ayaw na naming mag-celebrate ng Valentine’s.”
This year, their celebration was also early.
The actor related, "Nag-food trip kami, Saturday and Sunday, kain talaga.
“Kahit na anong gusto naming kainin, go lang.
"Ikot kami, napadpad kami sa Fort, nag-Mecha Uma kami.
“The next day, dahil mahilig kami sa coffee, nag-coffee kami.
“’Tapos, Mexican food, sa Alabang, sa south."
On February 14, both of them had tapings.
Mikael got busy with Legally Blind, while Megan shot scenes for Alyas Robin Hood.