I thought I won’t be able to make it to this event but heck, I told myself I can’t afford to miss this so I tried my best in asking permission. It’s been a while since I attended fangirl events and I miss it so much. Fortunately, I got a yes. A day before the event, I found out Jodie was planning to come too so I was extra excited about that. On the day itself, my Dad decided to attend too because he said he didn’t want to go back and forth to fetch me. Plus, I think he personally wanted to meet KimXi too. Anyway, here are my personal highlights from that night; tried my best to remember the details. Bear with me if they’re not 100% accurate anymore. :)
One of the things that’s so special about this event is I got to meet Jodie for the first time! I was so excited to meet her and wow she is a wonderful girl to be with and talk to :). We had fun conversations and she even did well in talking to my Dad and in keeping him company while I was busy roaming around to take photos. She is like the little sister I never had. She is so sweet; she even gave me (and other people) Krispy Kreme donuts aww. Love you Jods! Looking forward to more bonding moments with you. :)
Here they are! Can I just say I love Kim’s outfit (as always). :)
Kim to Jodie: Ohh andito ka!
DAD MEETS KIMXI
I noticed Xian looking at me and he was like "Ohh.." like he didn’t see for a long time. I think he said "Musta na?" after that. Not sure cause I was too busy admiring his beauty. Then he high-fived me *kilig*. At this point, Kim began to notice me too.
Kim: Oh Mave. Ikaw pala yan. *makes beso* Parang pumayat ka.Me: O__________O *WOW I’M SPEECHLESS*
I paused for a moment then awkwardly introduced my Dad.
Me: My Dad..
Xian: Sabi ko nga ba eh.
Then they both approached my Dad and was like, "Hi Daddy." and shook his hand and stuff. Of course my Dad embarrassingly said he was playing driver for the night.
Xian: Tinitingnan ko kanina. Parang magkamukha kayo.*I hid my face behind my camera*
Dad said (to me only, when KimXi was at their table already) that he didn’t recognize Xian immediately because of his hair HAHA.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION WITH KIMMY
I accompanied Jodie in giving her gifts to KimXi and in asking Kim for autographs. When we approached Kim to sign, my shoelaces were suddenly untangled so I had to awkwardly tie them in front of her (why). She was very accommodating as usual. :)
Jodie waiting for her autograph from Kimmy
Kim kept saying, "Wow ang payat mo na. Anong ginawa mo?"
I didn’t know what to say HAHA. Actually, there are a number of people who tell me they think I lost some fats but when THE Kim Chiu aka Ms. Slim-in-a-good-and-sexy-way was the one who told me, OMG guys I believe you. :))
Xian: Ginagawa ko ba to sayo?
Kim: ……………….. :)))))))
Xian was teasing Kim for a prize (kiss? hug?) because he guessed the word just in time. :))
1. Nicole, Istin and Ate Jojelyn dancing to Bruno Mars’ ‘Treasure’
2. Ate Megs and Mommy Evs singing
But the star performer was Kuya JP. I thought he was going to use the dress as a costume but nope. He just danced with it and pretended it was a living ballroom partner.
It was hilarious! :)) Then he did a short ‘Gimme Gimme’ dance showdown with Istin.
KimXi happily enjoying the performances.
They sang ‘Magkabilang Mundo’ live awww. I cannot. The feels. ❤
And look at them being all touchy feely sweet ❤
OPENING OF GIFTS
Xian jokingly said his toy figure (whatever you call it) kinda looks like Marcelito Pomoy :))
It was Jodie’s first time to have a photo with KimXi :) Happy for her!
So glad to finally see them too and have a photo with them after being MIA in the fangirl scene for so long :) Missed them both heaps.
When it was my Dad’s turn for photo op, Kim and Xian started cheering him. "Daddy! Yeheyyyy!" It was so cute and adorable; they were so warm and nice to my Dad. What a bunch of sweeties! :) Kim also bid him goodbye when they were leaving and gave him thanks. Awww.
Team KimXi! Super love this family ❤
Hmm.. what’s happening here? :)) Just a cute moment when one of the ladies in front accidentally sat on Xian’s shoes HAHA.
Even with heels, I still look like a smurf beside him :))
When I asked Kim for a photo, she kept telling me my Dad was so “bait” awww and that I really slimmed down HAHAHA.
Holding the ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2013 tropy for ‘POP Fans Club’ :)) Congrats again Team KimXi! :)
PHOTOS WITH MS. EDITH AND ATE TATA
I finally have a photo with these two lovely people :). Ate Tata (upper photo; Kim’s PA) was so nice as always. She even asked how I was doing. It was my first time to talk to Ms. Edith (lower photo; Kim’s handler?). She was so friendly and down-to-earth. :) Too bad I wasn’t able to ask Ate Kam and Sir JC for a photo op. Next time, I won’t be shy in approaching the Chius.
There’s just something in the way they look at each other. ❤
Gahd this photo. Look at Xian adore his lady love. ❤
They hugged not once, but twice. Awwww. KimXi hugs are the best ❤
Thank you Kim and Xian for a beautiful and amazing evening. May God continue to bless you and your “special relationship” :) Love you both! ❤
Team KimXi, you’ve done it again! Thank you to everyone who helped and contributed in making sure that everyone will enjoy the party. Love you guys! I am so happy and honored to be part of this beautiful family ❤ Thank You Lord for everything :)
View more photos from the event HERE
With DLSU students who interviewed me about digital participation of fans 😃. Love it when people do scholarly projects and research about fan culture 👍.
I was so happy when I found out we can watch It’s Showtime live. It’s been more than a year since I last saw gANNEda (OJT days pa) and I really really wanna see her na. I was a bit nervous kasi I wasn’t sure if I’ll be able to meet her or have a photo w/ her during/after the show. Medyo strict daw kasi ang security dun and wala rin akong direct contact sa team niya but I was praying talaga na sana mangyari. I was with AJ, Elaine, Ate Sai (whom I haven’t seen for years!) and her relatives.
First time ko sa new studio. Last time I went to watch kasi, Showtime pa lang siya and that was years ago pa. Here are some photos during the live taping of the show :)
Chant ni gANNEda! :) Billy-Vhong sexy dance
Sine Mo To..
It’s Showtime Barkada. I was really thankful na nakanuod ako ng ep where they were complete and walang absent :)
We had a small paper banner thingy that the staff gave where you put your location/company/group/whatever. We wrote a big big “F2” so Anne can easily spot us. Fortunately, we were seated in the middle and medyo malapit pa rin sa stage so it wasn’t hard to see us. We were calling her so she can notice us and one time nakita niya ako and she had that “Oh you’re here” look as she smiled and waved. *KILIG*
We really wanted to make sure na we meet her. We called Ate Mean during commercial break kahit di talaga kakilala HAHA. Gulat nga ata siya. Sabi niya baba raw si Anne after the show. Pero we wanted to be sure pa rin HAHA. During breaktime, while Anne was at her hurado chair, we called her again and I used my fingers para sumenyas ng “Picture with us” HAHA. Then she mouthed. “Mamaya”. So after nun medyo relieved na kami :))
After the show, medyo panic mode kami kasi we saw Anne and everyone else leaving through the exit near the stage. Then dumating si Ate Mean & Sir Monch who led us to the dressing room area. We waited for a few minutes and even saw some artists na dumadaan-daan like Vice. Then, ayun pinapasok na kami sa DR. Anne looked really happy to see us and syempre kami rin.
Me: We super missed you.
Anne: Awwww. Buti free ka na.
Me: Graduate na eh.
Anne: Tapos na? Diba nag-OJT ka?
Awww I can’t believe she remembered! HAHA. Actually I had this weird fear na baka nakalimutan na niya ako cause it’s been more than a year since we last saw each other pero awwww. Anyway.. We knew we couldn’t stay long so photo op mode agad. I hugged her instantly.
Tapos siya pa mismo nag-suggest na mag-group photo <3
Autograph for me and my friends :)
Sir Raymond Santiago (Anne’s hair stylist) took some BTS shots using my cam HAHA. Thanks Sir. :D
Final photo before leaving :D
Thank you so much Ate Chona, F2s, Sir Monch, Ate Mean. Sa mga nakasama ko.. AJ, Elaine, Ate Sai & family. Syempre kay gANNEda for being so sweet lagi. And of course.. THANK YOU LORD! :)
Nagulat ako may nag-approach sa aking guy kanina sa Ignite na di ko kilala. Sabi niya, Tumblr follower ko raw siya HAHA. Nice meeting you Gab if you’re reading this :))