MANILA, Philippines – Young actress Kim Chiu on Friday revealed the surprise birthday gift she received from love team partner Xian Lim that made her feel special.
|"KimXi" during the story conference for "Ina, Anak, Kapatid." Kim
pinches Xian's ear when he teases her about saying "thank you."
Lim, who has been vocal of his admiration for Chiu, is running no short of sweet gestures for his “My Binondo Girl” co-star.
After serenading Chiu on the set of their last television series last Christmas, Lim kicked gift-giving up a notch by planting a tree of roses inside the young actress’ home for her birthday.
“Nu’ng birthday ko nasa bundok ako, wala akong signal, [kasi] nasu-shooting ako ng ‘The Healing.’ Ta’s nu’ng umuwi ako sa bahay, sa sala may puno ng flowers na naka-heart shape,” Chiu said, who turned 23 last April 19.
At the time, Chiu said she didn’t know who had given her the flowers. Little did she know, her siblings had connived with Lim to make her feel special on her birthday.
“Red roses, angdami-dami. Na-appreciate ko naman, nakakagulat na may puno sa sala ng bahay ko, nakakatuwa,” she said.
“Sabi ko sa mga kapatid ko, ‘Kanino naman galing ‘to?’ ‘Di raw nila alam. Ta’s bigla siyang (Lim) tumawag, nag-text dahil sinabihan siya ng mga kapatid ko na nasa house na ako,” Chiu added.
On her siblings’ relationship with Lim, Chiu said they occassionally eat out with the young actor, who has since formed a growing friendship with them.
Asked what his intentions are in surprising Chiu, Lim said he merely wants to see the young actress happy.
“Masarap lang makita si Kim na ngumingiti, na masaya,” he said.
Chiu and Lim, who formed their friendship on the set of “My Binondo Girl,” will be reunited in ABS-CBN’s upcoming drama series titled “Ina, Anak, Kapatid."
They will join stars Enchong Dee and Maja Salvador in the new soap, which will be directed by Don Cuaresma and Jojo Saguin.