Nagkuwento si Rhian Ramos sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kung ano ang ginawa nila ng boyfriend niyang si KC Montero noong nakaraang Valentine’s Day.
“Oh, he surprised me!
“Well, kasi the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, nung nasa Party Pilipinas kami, tinanong kami ni Tim [Yap] kung ano yung plans namin.
“Tapos, bigla kong na-realize na hindi ko pala nasabi sa kanya [KC] na na-cancel yung work ko.
“So, hindi niya alam na puwede pala kaming lumabas so gumawa kami ng plan sa Party P, sabi namin, ‘Sige, mag-contest tayo! Sa iyo yung 13, akin yung 14.’
“So, nung 13, siya yung magpaplano ng buong araw, kahit anong gusto niyang gawin, iyon ang gagawin namin.
“Sa 14 ako ang bahala,” simulang kuwento ni Rhian sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa set ng Indio ng GMA-7 sa Cavinti, Laguna kamakailan, tungkol sa two-day Valentine’s date nila ni KC.
“So, 13 araw niya... E, honestly parang I felt so guilty kasi sobrang I underestimated him... super-underestimated him.
“Kasi yung na-plan ko na date, very quiet, far... somewhere in Tagaytay, you know... very intimate kind of dinner.
“Naisip ko kasi parang, ‘Ah, siguro dadalhin niya ako sa some place na magulo. Kasi parang iniisip ko personality niya, e.
“Sabi ko simpleng-simpleng tao lang naman talaga si KC, e... hindi siya gagawa ng masyadong ano, e... masyadong mahirap, e.
“Yung gagawin niya, yung masaya lang, yung makakapag-enjoy kami tapos hindi niya ako ipagha-high heels pa.
“Iyon ang iniisip ko kaya I just did a very nice, quiet dinner, parang ganun.
DAY 1. “So, he showed up at my house nung 13th, he brought me a bouquet of flowers na parang three-fourths the size of my body. He was like, ‘Hi! Happy Valentine’s!’ and then he gave it,” patuloy niyang kuwento.
“And naalala ko, super I didn’t know what to expect so nagdala ako ng flats at saka ng heels version of the same shoes.
“And then I was in a skirt pa that wasn’t tight so every time the wind blows …. anyways, and then he said, ‘Oh c’mon, let’s go na!’
“So, I went oustide the house and there’s this huge limo and then I felt like crap talaga because I felt like such a bad person kasi hindi ko naisip na gagawin niya yun. I super-underestimated him.
“So, there was a limo and I was laughing so hard and some of my neighbors were coming out kasi nakita siguro nila, ‘Ano’ng meron?’
“It was so embarassing coz everyone was looking and then he, like nung naka-exit na kami ng expressway, pina-blindfold niya na ako. So, parang feeling ko I can feel lang kung saan kami papunta.
“Sabi ko, ‘Are we in Pasig?’
“Sabi niya, ‘Yeah, we’re in Pasig, stop guessing na.’
“Kasi ayaw niyang malaman ko.
“And then saktong pagbaba ko ng limo the wind blew on my skirt, ’Oh my gosh!’ But I couldn’t do anything coz I had a blindfold, so he was protecting me.
“And then there was this building and he led me upstairs na parang I tripped like five million times!
“Anyways, we went upstairs and parang na-feel ko may aircon tapos pumasok kami ng elevator na narinig ko kasi yung sound nung buttons and everything.
“And then pag-open ulit ng elevator we walked out and then I felt it was windy, so sabi ko, ‘Ah, rooftop ito!’
“So, when he finally removed na the ano... [blindfold], there were no other tables— just one table for two.
“And then when I looked at the other side his yaya was there,” sabay tawa ni Rhian, “kasi he needed help with the food pala.”
“Anyways, so I sat down and then… I always fight him because he doesn’t like dancing. He super-doesn’t like dancing or siguro... no, he likes dancing... ayaw lang niya in public... siguro nahihiya siya.
“So we ate, siya yung naglabas ng food like dish per dish and then it was my favorite stuff which is really tsipipay!
“It was kwek-kwek pero everything was... yung presentation ng lahat, it was plated and then they were all in piles.
“So, kwek-kwek pero naka-pile.
“And then fishballs, it’s in a pile... misua soup, it’s like a giant bowl.
“What pa ba? There was betamax [grilled chicken blood]... so yummy!
“And last was, there was a pile of fillet of fish burgers.
“So, there were like six of them so I was really, really full and dinner was over.
“And then the building that KC lives in was medyo near lang yung building kung nasaan kami.
“So, that rooftop is probably mga ten floors high lang but KC’s building where he lives is like thirty floors high.
“So, we saw it, it was nearby and then after dinner kasi first he was like, ‘Oh, you wanna dance, di ba? Tara dance tayo!’
“Then he was playing super-duper hiphop music, he was like, ‘Go, go!’
“So, he was like dancing and stuff and we were laughing and then finished na yun. And then when we looked at the building, in LED lights may “I ♥ You!”
“And then ayun, that’s the last thing that we did na after that.”
Naiyak ba si Rhian sa sweet na gesture na iyon ni KC?
“Teary-teary lang,” at tumawa si Rhian.
“And then, the next day I gave him my super-baduy na date. “Pero he enjoyed it naman.”
DAY 2. Isang simple at intimate dinner sa Tagaytay ang Day 2 date nila nung Feb. 14.
“I couldn’t make changes na ‘no, kasi I had to reserve and everything and I pre-ordered everything.
“It’s a restaurant called Bawai’s and it’s this... not a lot of people go there, e. It’s this house, I think it’s this Vietnamese and her husband is Filipino and it’s their house and then they serve food there.
“If you wanna eat there you have to order in advance.
“If you walk-in, you’re gonna wait a long time for the food kasi inuuna nila yung guests nila that pre-ordered.”
Kung higanteng bouquet of roses ang regalo sa kanya ni KC, ang ibinigay naman ni Rhian dito ay…
“I got him a collection of belts. Because I felt like he needed more than one belt,” at natawa si Rhian; iisa lang raw kasi ang sinturon ni KC.
“Promise, he’s so simple. Actualy he’s the guy version of me. I don’t really buy myself a lot of stuff pero parang since it’s him parang I wanted him to have more than one belt naman.
“He has this one belt that’s... it’s black on one side and brown on the other side.
“So, it’s convertible so he’s like, ‘Hmmm... this, or this?’
“Parang ganun,” sabay-tawa muli ni Rhian.
“I got him four.”
Hugo Boss raw ang brand ng ibinigay niya kay KC.
NO WEDDING BELLS YET. Tinanong namin si Rhian, kapag niyaya siya ni KC na magpakasal, papayag siya?
“No. I think he knows that naman, e. I think he can feel naman siguro with my aura na I’m not there.
Ang ideal age for Rhian para lumagay sa tahimik…
“That’s his current age, and I’m twenty-two so that’s…
“There’s so many things I wanna do with my life, it’s not all, it doesn’t all involve showbiz. e, so there’s so many things that are alien to me.”
Gusto raw magkaroon ng retail business ng mga damit ni Rhian.
“I wanna have a store or a brand,” pagtatapos na pag-amin niya.