Kim Chiu never thought she would get another surprise from her on-screen partner Xian Lim.
After getting serenaded on the set of their previous TV project for her 21st birthday and receiving a tree of roses for her 22nd birthday, Kim got another surprise from the 23-year-old actor on Valentine’s Day.
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The Ina, Kapatid, Anak actress was hesitant about talking about how her February 14, Valentine’s Day, unfolded.
Pressed to share her day, Kim started to blush as she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and Umagang Kay Ganda about an unexpected and grand gesture from Xian.
According to Kim, last week she was with her family and close friends in Subic when she received a call from Xian.
“Nag-Subic din siya," Kim began. "Sabi niya, may shoot daw siya doon.
“Sabi niya, ‘Punta kayo dito sa Subic Yacht Club.’
“Sabi ko, ‘Ano’ng meron? Sige na nga, pero sandali lang kami kasi mangangabayo pa kami ng mga kapatid ko.’
“Then, noong pagpunta, may pa-yacht si Kuya! Nagulat naman kami!
“Kasama ko ‘yong pamangkin ko, ‘yong ate ko, at saka isang kaibigan ko.
“Ayun, nag-ikot kami for three hours at may pa-design naman siya sa yate.”
Kim did not go on to give details of this design, but she did say that she never expected any of it from Xian: “Siya ang taong full of surprises!”
She added: “Nakakatuwa, kasi panibagong experience for me.
“Hindi ko pa nararanasan ‘yong ganun, may surprise-surprise.”
The former My Binondo Girl actress also appreciates Xian’s continuous efforts to please her.
“Sobra [matiyaga], nakakahiya na!” Kim laughed.
“Natutuwa ako kasi dumadaan talaga siya sa tamang way para iparamdam sa isang babae ‘yong ganun.”
When asked if she already has a romantic relationship with her on-screen partner, Kim pleaded with smile, “At saka na ‘yan!”
For now, Kim wishes to describe Xian as her new best friend.
“Kami? Siguro siya na ‘yong masasabi kong best friend ko, ang taong masasabihan ko ng lahat,” Kim beamed.