Magkasabay na dumating ang Younghusband brothers na sina Phil at James para sa ceremonial opening ng Gatorade-Chelsea Blue Pitch sa loob ng Circuit Makati.
Nagkaraoon ng pagkakataong makausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si James sa bleacher area, dahil si Phil lamang ang sumali sa exhibition football match pagkatapos ng kick-off ceremony ng Blue Pitch noong January 15.
Paliwanag ni James, "I injured my ankle last time, unfortunately.
"I was looking forward to playing here at the Blue Pitch for the first time.
"But we had a game for our local team and right at the end of the game, actually, at the last minutes of the game, I fell awkwardly on my ankle and twisted it."
Kinumusta namin si James kung ano na ang lagay ng natamo niyang injury.
"A, much better. It’s so good now," tugon niya, sabay tingin sa kanyang paa.
LEARNING TAGALOG. Sa Filipino-British na magkapatid, si Phil ang nakakapagsalita ng Tagalog kahit paano, samantalang hirap na hirap naman itong si James.
Aniya, "But I understand. Konti lang.
"That’s my New Year’s resolution. I want to keep a regular lesson.
"I have to serve my people.
"If I want to serve the people well, I have to speak Tagalog,"
Ano ang ginagawa niya para matuto siyang magsalita ng Tagalog?
"I watch local shows. I watch a lot of TV... TV5."
Nanonood ba siya ng mga teleserye?
"I don’t know what specific [teleserye]!" tawa niya.
"I did now and then, but not anymore. I’m more focused on football.
"We have a little sister, she’s the one who watches TV a lot."
DISAPPOINTED BY PHIL-ANGEL SPLIT. Kahit nakipaghiwalay na ang aktres na si Angel Locsin kay Phil, panonoorin pa rin ba nila ang bagong teleserye nito sa ABS-CBN?
Ang palihis na sagot ni James: "I still watch local shows. No matter who’s in it, I will always support and watch local shows."
Gusto pa rin ba niya si Angel kahit nakipag-break na ito kay Phil?
"Yeah," mabilis na sagot ni James.
"She’s a great role model for young girls and inspiration to some people."
Ano ang reaction niya sa breakup ng dalawa, lalo’t naging close na sa family nila si Angel?
"Oh, obviously I felt disappointed about that.
"I understand that one has a reason, and who knows maybe in the future.
"One thing also, as an older brother watching the career of my brother, he responded very well as a professional athlete.
"And he’s doing very well for the Philippine football team."
What about their younger sister? Is it true that she likes Angel so much?
"Yeah, of course. She calls her ’Ate Angel’!" natatawang sabi ni James.
How did she take the breakup of her kuya and Ate Angel?
"She’s okay. She’s too busy focusing on boy bands and same stuff.
"Focusing on Cody Simpson [Australian singer], and telling us what she wanted for Christmas.
"She wanted a bike and a skateboard. I don’t know why she wanted a skateboard, and she never uses bikes.
"She’s also focusing on her studies. Actually, this week was her exam.
"I hope she did very well," natutuwang kuwento ni James.
PHIL AND KC. Nali-link naman ngayon si Phil kay KC Concepcion.
Nang tanungin namin si James kung ano ang masasabi niya rito, alinlangan siyang sumagot.
Unang-una, hindi raw sila magkakilala.
"KC, I’m not so sure I haven’t met her personally," sabi ni James.
Gusto ba niyang makilala si KC para kay Phil?
"My brother, as I said, he has done very well as an athlete.
"At the moment, he is just focusing on football.
"We have a big tournament this year in May, we’re not too so sure.
"We’ll find out soon if it is in the United States or maybe here.
"If it is here, that’ll be fantastic," saad ni James.