Noong December 7 ang 35th birthday ni Derek Ramsay.
Pero mas pinili niyang mapag-isa sa kanyang kaarawan at walang ginawang selebrasyon—for the first time.
Nakausap si Derek ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Monday, December 10, sa set ng Kidlat sa may Urology Center of the Philippines, Quezon City.
Dito ay sinabi ng hunk actor na mas nais niyang mapag-isa dahil gusto daw niyang maranasan ang mag-celebrate all by himself.
Saad niya, “You know what, first time hindi ako nag-celebrate.
“I don’t know, siguro I… I don’t know.
“Everyone was calling me, I got so many tweets this year.
“You know, it’s really nice to read the tweets, but for some reason, I told myself that, today, I’m just going to be alone, and I played golf by myself.
“Ewan ko nga, e.”
Matatawag ba niyang “birthday blues” ito?
Sagot niya, “Birthday blues, maybe… or just, I was really tired.
“I’ve been doing so much work, it’s really hard to catch up.
“And I’ve been around so many different kind of people, I’ve been trying to help a lot of people, so that their Christmas would be a good Christmas, like my family.
“So, siguro, napagod lang ako, na sabi ko, ’Siguro, today, I’m gonna give time to myself, and then I’m going back to my old ways the day after.’
“Which I did, the other day I got back to work.”
Ano ang wish niya sa kanyang kaarawan?
Natatawang tugon ni Derek, “Hindi nga ako nag-birthday wish!
“Like I said, I got so many texts.
“I woke up on my birthday, and I had, like, 60 texts and more texts coming in through the day.
“Pero, sabi ko talaga, this day is just for me.
“And I played golf and, you know what, it was a good day because I shot the best round [of golf]!”
ONE OF THE TOP NEWSMAKERS OF 2012. Maituturing na isa sa top newsmakers of the year si Derek sa dami ng isyung ikinabit sa kanya.
Isa na rito ang hiwalayan nila ni Angelica Panganiban at ang paglipat niya ng istasyon, mula ABS-CBN papuntang TV5.
Ano ang masasabi niya rito?
Sagot ni Derek, “Wow, is that supposed to be good or bad?
“You know, every year, I always look back at everything that’s happened.
“Then everything happens for a reason.
“And I’m very blessed... You know, I have a lot of work and have a very good family—that’s the best blessing I’ve ever received.
“Every year, I’m just thankful and I give back as much as I can.”
Dagdag pa niya, “It’s impossible to let everybody like you but, you know, the important thing is you make an effort—and that’s what I’m trying to do.”