Iyan ang millennial na paglalarawan ni Inigo Pascual, 20, sa status ng relationship nila ng onscreen partner niyang si Maris Racal, 20.
“Ganun na, e, millennial, e, dapat may exclusively, kami rin,” sambit ni Inigo.
“When you’re exclusively talking to someone, it just means that you guys are good at each other.
“It’s basically, alam mo yung, you mean you’re very special to each other.
“Siyempre, when you’re talking to someone, you want to know if the other person’s interested to somebody else, gusto mong malaman siyempre kung ikaw lang ba yung kinakausap nung tao.
“So, para sa amin, I told her, ‘I’m talking to you, I’m not seeing anybody else.’”
Hindi naman daw sila nagmamadaling magkaroon ng mas seryosong relationship.
Alam din daw ni Inigo na gumaganda ang career ni Maris ngayon kaya nakasuporta lang siya rito.
“The thing is we don’t wanna rush things, we don’t want to make things super… alam mo yung parang, nowadays, many just jump into a relationship, and I don’t wanna do that.
“I wanna make sure she’s able to enjoy her career.
"I mean, she has a blooming career right now, and of course 2018 will be a very big year for her, I’m claiming it.
“I feel like we don’t wanna limit ourselves because of our situation.
“I’d want her to enjoy whatever she have at the moment and I’m always gonna be here for her as her number one supporter.
“I’m just excited for her.”
Pagpapaliwanag pa niya sa status nila, “Exclusively talking means na parang we’re each other’s special person, we’re each other’s special someone.
“I enjoy just telling her everything. I enjoy being able to tell her my dreams, I enjoy telling her what I wanna do.
“She does the same thing with me and I’m excited because we somehow have the same passion, we have the same dream and goals in lfe.
“So, nakakatuwa lang.”
Mas mababang level ba ang exclusively talking sa exclusively dating?
Ayon kay Inigo, “Kasi pag exclusively dating, parang you guys have a commitent na. I think we need more time together.
“I don’t wanna jump into a relationship knowing that we can’t give the right time for each other, you know, she’s working and I’m working, as well.
“And usually, yung relationships na sa phone lang, it doesn’t work out like that.
“So, I want to get to know her, I want her to get to know me, more than sa trabaho.
“And we’re in that process of understanding how she is as person, how she is with her family.
“It’s very different siyempre na alam mo lang pag magkatrabaho kayo.
“I want to get to know her when she’s mad, when she’s sad, or how she is when she’s super happy or kinikilig.”
So, wala pang dating?
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainmeng Portal) at iba pang media si Inigo sa presscon ng kanyang Dahil Sa ‘Yo: A Thanksgiving Concert, na ginanap nitong Martes, November 21, sa Star Music conference room sa loob ng ABS-CBN compound.
Produced by Cornerstone Concerts and Star Events, ang concert ay magaganap naman sa December 1 sa Music Museum sa ilalim ng direksiyon ni Johnny Manahan.
FOR MARNIGO FANS TOO. Incidentally, kasama si Maris sa special guests at performers sa concert ni Inigo, along with KZ Tandingan, Darren Espanto, ASAP Jambayan gang, at G-Force.
Bukod sa sariling fans and supporters ni Inigo ang concert na ito, para rin daw ito sa fans ng tandem nila ni Maris na kilala bilang MarNigo.
“Maris is gonna be there. We’re gonna be performing a couple of songs together and also her solo songs.
“Excited po ako doon dahil sobra po yung suporta ng MarNigo, I mean, from Dubai, from Singapore, everywhere I go, ibang klase po yung suporta ng MarNigo.
“Siyempre, this is also a show for them.
“And sa December 10, we have the Enchanted Kingdom with One Music and MOR for the MarNigo fans also.”
Excited na nga si Inigo para sa kanyang thanksgiving concert.
“Sobrang excited. I don’t even know how to express my feelings about having my own major concert in Music Museum.
“Nagpapasalamat ako siyempre sa suportang ibinigay nila sa ‘Dahil Sa ‘Yo’ [hit single niya] and all the opportunities coming right now, all the blessings na dumarating.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako and I’m just excited to be able give back and to be able to give joy through all the performances and all the numbers that we prepared for everyone.
“I just did my digital concert last June, so kailangan namin ibahin yung mga kanta ko and performances.
“Siguro dito mas makakakita sila ng dancing, sa digicon kasi I didn’t dance as much.”
INIGO’S ABS. Samantala, kabilang si Inigo sa celebrities na rumampa sa Bench underwear fashion show kamakailan.
Ano ang naging reaksiyon ni Maris na nagpakita ng abs si Inigo?
“When I show her the pictures sabi niya, ‘Grabe ka naman!’
“Sabi ko, ‘E, di ba, ni-rape ka naman sa MMK [Maalaala Mo Kaya] mo?’
“So, yun, she was happy and she was excited for me.
“Ako mismo, I was scared to do it. It’s something na may takot akong gawin.
“And also her MMK, when she was taping for it, grabe yung takot niya rin.
“And, you know, to be able to do those things at the same time, alam mong kailangan naming ‘tumalon sa bangin’ to do it.
“Masaya, it felt good to be able to do those things at the same time together.”
Pabirong tanong ng press ay Inigo kung privately ba ipinapakita niya ang abs niya kay Maris?
“Hindi, hindi ako ganun!” sabay tawa niya. “Walang ganun.”
Dahil sa pagiging daring niya sa Bench fashion show, ibig sabihin ba nito magiging daring at maghuhubad na rin siya sa next projects niya?
Sagot ni Inigo, “Para sa akin, ayokong maghubad palagi.
“Yung tipong special events lang, like yun ngang Bench fashion show.
“Ayoko naman yung makikita nila ako lagi na nakahubad.
“Sa special events lang para abangan nila.”