Kim Chiu has said that Xian Lim doesn’t have to exert extra effort for her to be his date on the night of the Star Magic Ball on Saturday, September 30.
It would be their fifth time to attend the annual red-carpet event of ABS-CBN’s talent management arm.
As the Kapamilya actress puts it, “Parang ilang years naman na may paandar.
“So, parang siguro 'bigay na sa mga teenagers.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Kim if it goes without saying that she and Xian are attending the event together.
She replied, smiling, “Siguro naman, oo. Parang ganun, oo.”
Kim spoke to PEP.ph and other entertainment reporters after the press launch for her third album, Touch of Your Love, held at the 9501 Restaurant in ABS-CBN’s ELJ Building, Tuesday, September 26.
The bubbly actress also noted that she appreciates how Xian made her feel special by formally asking her to be his date in the past.
“Ilang years na rin siyang nagpaandar. Mga five years," she recalled.
“So, parang sa edad namin ngayon, siguro okey lang kahit ano. Paandar o ano, okey lang.”
In the past two weeks, some of Star Magic’s younger male talents have caused a stir with the various ways they formally asked their respective reel- and real-life partners to be their date for ball.
Take Joshua Garcia, who brought a group of singers to Julia Barretto's home to serenade the actress with Ed Sheeran's "Perfect."
Each of the singers was holding a letter that, when put together, read: "Will you be my date?"
Kim remarked, "Yung mga jugets nga ngayon, may paandar silang lahat. Dati, wala pang ganun. Cute tingnan ng mga bata."
Looking back, it was Xian who may have pioneered the tradition of the grand manner of asking someone to be a date.
The 28-year-old Xian did not simply text or call the 27-year-old Kim.
In the past years, he would make a surprise visit to Kim's Quezon City residence with a bouquet of flowers, teddy bear, and a banner that read: "Will you be my date?"
Xian Lim started d SMBDate proposal— P2005 (@p2OO5) September 24, 2017
He sincerely invited Kim Chiu privately, no tv camera around,
KimXi fans knew abt it thru Kim's post