Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, who are popularly known as MayWard, spent the recent holidays at the latter’s hometown in Germany.
The Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7 winner got to meet her love-team partner's dad, sister Laura, and “a few of his friends.”
Asked how did Maymay’s arrival in Germany go, Edward recounted, “As soon as we got outside of the car, kasi ang ginawa ko, I put a blindfold, PBB days parang gano'n.
"'Tapos, as soon as she exited the car and took the blindfold, ang ingay niya.
"As in my dad talks to the neighbor kasi ‘what was that sound last night?’
"Ayun, so ang ingay niya."
To this, Maymay explained, “Akala ko okay lang po magpunta sa mga ano, sa mga tao dun. Sabi nila, hindi pala, respeto pala dun.
"Sabi ko, 'Hello!'"
She later on learned about the community's “unwritten rule” where people are not allowed to talk loudly or make noise beyond 10 p.m.
This young lady who grew up in Cagayan de Oro City continued, “May policy dun, ikukulong nila yung mga maiingay.”
Edward elaborated, “Four thousand residents lang sa hometown ko. 'Tapos yung majority, matanda na, mga retired, kaya she doesn’t fit in.”
When asked what she discovered about the Barber’s household, Maymay replied, “Sobrang ganda nung bahay nila, parang hotel.
“Ay ang linis, kasi malapit lang yung tinutulugan ko."
Laughing, she clarified that she did not stay at the house of the Barber family.
“Nakikikain lang ako dun sa kanila.”
A LOT OF FIRSTS FOR MAYMAY. Meanwhile, Edward revealed that Maymay almost kissed a random girl just because she thought that the latter was “Barbie.”
He recalled, “My sister and her, Maymay, were walking my dog 'tapos nakita nila yung ibang babae who’s walking her dog too,
“Hala, 'Laura, ang ganda niya.'
“And then she tried to kiss the girl, parang beso lang.”
In defense, Maymay said, “Yung mga tao nakikita ko, akala ko kasi Barbie sila, hindi ko nalalaman kung ano yung mga personality nila.
"Pero yung time na yun, ‘hello po,’ gano'n-gano'n ako, ‘hello, hi!’ parang na-weirduhan sila ba.
“Sabi niya [the girl], ‘What?’ Gumano'n siya.
"At least na-open yung mind ko na, “Ay, tao pa rin pala siya.
“Parang artista ba, hindi mo malalaman hangga’t hindi mo makikita yung reaction nila.
“Parang ngayon, alam ko na, behave lang ako.”
Maymay with Edward’s sister Laura
Among Maymay's many firsts during their trip was finally experiencing the snow.
Edward narrated, “We were in the car because we… it wasn’t snowing in my hometown, it wasn’t snowing. My family and I drove one hour or two hour, we were going to an amusement park.
“So on the way, may black forest and there was snow.
“Siyempre si Maymay, natutulog siya sa kotse, and then when she woke up, it was full on snowing, you can barely see the road, snow everywhere."
The Filipino-British teen star said Maymay’s facial reaction was "like a baby who’s just been born.”
For her part, Maymay told the reporters, “As in wala talaga akong pake kung mabaho yung hininga ko kasi two hours yun [na natulog ako] di ba, 'tapos, ‘Oh My God!’
“'Tapos sabi ni Edward, ‘May, ang baho!’
“Pero sobrang ganda, di ko makakalimutan yun…”
Laura posted a photo of the Black Forest, where Maymay first experienced snow.
Another first was when they took a day trip to Paris, France.
The 20-year-old newbie exclaimed, “Parang di ako… basta, di ako makapaniwala.
“Umiyak ako ng dugo
“Alam mo tawag dun, hyperbole…"
She added, “Mapi-feel mo yung love kasi City of Love daw yun.
“'Tsaka yung mga tao po na nasa paligid namin, mga couples.”
Edward quipped, “'Tapos yung mga street vendors, they’re trying to sell us stuff because when we were there, she doesn’t know that around the corner, there was the Eiffel Tower.”
Overall, Maymay dubbed the entire experience “the best holiday ever in my life.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) caught up with MayWard at the Sunpiology Run held in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, yesterday, January 20, 2018.