Melai receives special gift from BF

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 08 2010 04:17 PM | Updated as of Apr 09 2010 02:42 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Pinoy Big Brother Double Up grand winner Melisa "Melai" Cantiveros received a "special" gift from boyfriend Jason Francisco when she celebrated her 22nd birthday last Tuesday.

"Si sweetie pie, ang binigay niya sampaguita. Binigyan niya ako ng sampaguita. And binili niya 'yon sa mga bata sa labas. At least para akong Santo Niño. Sinuot sa akin ang sampaguita. Para akong nag-graduate,” she told "SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon."

Many believe that sampaguita symbolizes divine hope, fidelity, strength and purity.

Melai also said she’s happy to spend her birthday with her fans and the staff of PBB. Melai said she was surprised that her fans gave her a laptop and DVD player.

“Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako sa Melason fans. Love na love ko kayo. Sana nandiyan kayo parati," she said.

"Sobrang happy naman talaga ako. [Dati] ang mga bisita ko lang noon ay mga barkada ko, pero ngayon. Isipin mo na lang ang mga bisita ko, mga director, mga staff [ng PBB]. Nagpa-party na nga po ang PBB staff. Sinurprise nila ako, nila Direk Loren Dyogi," she added.

Her family and supporters from her hometown, General Santos City, celebrated her birthday even without her, the PBB winner said. "Nagpa-litson sila doon at kahit wala ako doon ay tatawagan ko sila. Live via satellite."

After winning the PBB Double Up edition, Melai said she received a lot of blessings. She said she is contented with her life now.

"Wala na po talaga akong mawi-wish kasi over over happiness na ang nangyari sa buhay ko. Nanalo na ako ng bahay, nanalo na ako ng pera, nanalo pa ako ng boyfriend. Lahat na lang over over ang pagka-panalo. Talagang parang wala ng kapantay," she said.