Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Magic and Power of...

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This is a woman who wishes to use a Princess Gown on her wedding day, loves the color pink and once was asked what to her was a dream date, she chose a dinner date in a beach under the stars; she also has a penchant for romance novels and treasures love notes.

Is it okay for us to  say she is a born romantic or are all girls the same way as we all were at some point in our lives   except that this pretty girl who turned into a beautiful woman  is walking in the reality of a prince in her midst where once she only had this dream that one day her prince will come along.

CTO Throwback to the time when stars aligned, heavens smiled and the third on the line became "the one". Dreams do come true for reel and real when Jandy turned KimXi. 

CTO Just as in the romance novels she reads, Kim dreamt big dreams and now she is living that dream. (Thanks lemontree for the help re the book (s)that Kim recently read)

 Last book Kim read (KrisTV 12-3-14), confirmed by her Xi

CTO - "Someday My Prince will come along, the man I love" Is Kim singing this line. He looks like a Prince, talks like a Prince, has a white stead called Porsche Boxter...he must be a Prince!  Living the dream, Kim Chiu is.
The love that Kim received in full measure from her family fueled her grand desire to help them. Love begetting love begetting love and on and on brimming, spilling over to those around her - her family, her friends, her colleagues, her fans, her man whose name is Xian.

 Kim's dreamy look and Xian's signature loving gaze towards Kim, off-cam.

CTO - From the movie Past Tense, a movie which Kris Aquino claims as a box-office success and which successfully imparts the importance of the present moment, the NOW.
CTO Kim's dreamy look on lower right photo and Xian's distant gaze, on-cam.

CTO Snuggling...a meeting with a fan that must remind her of a childhood spent with her grandmother...such pleasure in her whole being, love communicated dearly and well.

Kim, filled with love from her surrogate parents, her Ate Lakam, her grandmother and her family grown closer through the years, radiates a loving persona that attracted a new arrival into the showbiz industry, one struck by her loving ways perceived through her curls and vibrant personality - a boy-man named Xian.  Xian said it first, Kim, nung kakarating ko pa lang sa Pilipinas, nung nakita ko siya, [Naisip ko] 'Grabe naman, sabi ko siya talaga ang ideal girl.'"   Carmina Villarroel asked Xian what made him say that? Xian recalled, "She really looks like a loving person. Mukha talaga siyang nagmamahal na tao. Kitang-kita mo naman sa kanya, di ba, may mga tao na parang nambubully. Very dominant na girl." 

Read more at:

KrisTV Part 2  CTO and thanks to Nayumi/friend Madame N for the FB upload.

CTO Kim's loves - her family. Kim surrounded by family and extended ones a year after her mother's passing.

CTO  Chiu girls and  Lola Francisca
The people we need to thank for Kim's entry into showbiz; her prime mover.

Somewhere in Kim's  distant past, hopeful and knowing herself well, is the shadowy figure of a man that stands "tall, fair-complected, possessing of a high-bridged nose and Chinito eyes".  Kim shared her ideal type with new found friends in the Pinoy Big Brother House at age 16, year 2006.

Kim's "ideal man" has taken flesh and  God who rewards her loving soul in great abundance  chose a man who fits the mold and more!

Xian,  with a name unique as his person, came equipped with all the romance and old world flair that warm and thawed Kim's heart, frozen and made hard by a lost love.

Kim and her "Ideal Man", the Paddington Bear to her Mulan.
"Kim Chiu admitted that her reel partner, Xian Lim, is her ideal man! The actress explained why Xian is the person she wants to be with: “Yes, Xian is really my ideal man because he doesn’t just think about himself, he thinks about me, he thinks about everyone. He’s not the ‘me, me, me!” type of person.”

CTO The "ideal" that has come down from his pedestal endowed not only with good looks but also embodiest selflessness, confidence and a good sense of self, Xian Lim.

       xianlimm #XianLimLovesPaddingtonBear ️ Watch out for this guys! 24h
       Read more at  - CTO

Xian , graciously  put in Kim's  path by a good God that heard the desires of Kim's heart, plied Kim with self-composed music, hearts, roses, bears, letters written in cursive folded in origami, good memories aboard a yacht, guitar lessons,  glittery stuff, 10-12  thoughtful texts and calls and over and above all these, his precious TIME, that left Kim breathless and thankful to the core; even an offer of a "pakpak" or wing to heal her broken one; and as Kim pleases to say now of her good graces,  "and the rest is history"!

Kim and her happy, red heart. 
Romantic notions filled to the brim that, "When asked what the state of her heart was at the moment, the pretty chinita replied with a smile, “Happy. It’s a happy red heart (laughs).”

CTO Kim's heart, red and happy, as red as the ones she received and continues to receive bountifully from the hopeless romantic, Xian.

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CTO as red and happy as the gigantic rose arrangement she got from ultra-creative giver Xian on her first birthday with this Man of Surprises, Xian Lim. Year 2012. (KimXi and friend sharing happiness).

CTO All too true, coming from Mother Teresa herself.
CTO  Kim, admiring the man who sets her heart aflutter, a "history" in the  making; the ideal man, Adonis-like plus plus, offering her his heart (pakpak-wing) to heal her own that she may be able to love (fly) again. Kim  and her  "...a happy, red heart", indeed.

CTO Kim's Xian
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CTO Xian's Chinita Princess, Kim
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CTO - Princess Mulan to Disney Asia 2015

How Kim reprise a Disney character whose life story mirrors in a little way her own male character Yuan in My Binondo Girl . Somehow Kim's dream of being a princess in some fairytale is fulfilled granted  it was only for a Disney calendar which , in fairness, will be distributed in Southeast Asia.

Kim and Xian's dream for some international exposure even if just  in taking on characters with some international significance  unexpectedly fell into their laps this year, a little twist of fate that did not leave the other hankering for his own.  God is truly good!  Thanks be to God!

The KimXi relationship or whatever they have, "special friendship" they say, marked by the presence of  Promise Rings,  Exclusive Dates, Jealous Bouts, Undivided Attention (at least from Xian who wants Kim's own especially when she plays her computer games ), Praises Galore (peppered by Kim's critique on Xian's fondness for certain wear) and Kim's avowal to tone down her being too vocal about her opinion on things and people, make us all ponder and wonder. 

There is also Kim's privilege of getting a first spin on Xian's Porsche; first swim on his pool; hanging out with his hommies and their girl friends; tagging along with him in his buying sorties for his home, gifting him with some carpets for some feminine touch to his bachelor pad (some term it mansion for its size), minding his wardrobe as he does hers among so many other privileges including being introduced to Xian's family--to his loves Lola, Mom, Dad. friends, his musical instruments.

In a statement so uncharacteristic of Kim, she answered a resounding YES to the question whether she was willing to move and relocate abroad if Xian were to do it.

Kim alluded to a Biblical phrase of the man  being the "head of the house" and she will follow Xian's lead if he will pursue his plans of buying  a home in the U.S. and further his studies there.

This is such a revealing admission to the seriousness of their special friendship to be at this stage be discussing  future plans,  leaving showbiz and settling in Xian's place of choice.

In the insignificant little things that they were asked such as food, room, etc. preferences,Kim and Xian  scored low in the supposed Compatibility Test given by Carmina and Kris on KrisTV but in the things that matter, Carmina commented that "swak na swak ang mga sagot nila" ( in the serious topics their answers jibed.)  - CTO Nayumi.

Some fly in the ointment?  Xian's ideal marrying  at 40+  got an immediate reaction from Kim, "Xi, hindi na tayo magkikita nyan" or loosely, translated, "that is far from my own" which  is 29 or  year 2019 when Xian turns 30.  

Xian's ideal marrying age is dictated by his fears of not being able to provide well for the family.   If this is a personal trauma, I  see he can, with some effort, get over it just as he overcame his fears of social interaction and we know who helped him with that.  Kim, you have 5 years till 2019 ends; ample time.

Money is the easier problem to solve; emotions and feelings or love once it's gone would be hard to beg or borrow for. 

Kim is  good at handling her finances; her expenses, for family, job, charity and stress relief; the last one necessary in her line of work and the schedule  she keeps. 

Generous to a fault, Kim's blessings also  multiply. In helping the downtrodden, graces come back to her ten-thousand fold. Prayerful and trusting in God's Divine Providence, Kim thrives.  Work hard, pray harder, share seem to be her dictum.  Kim has businesses  and investments that she started to prepare for the time when her career would ebb.

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom”. Bertrand Russel, philosopher, logician, social critic, etc.

Kim  wants 5 to 6 kids to Xian's one.  Xian, at Kris and Carmina's prodding, is however agreeable to try and try if girls come first.  Kim would still get her wish here in God's will and grace always. If this is still a "special friendship" I now question what the meaning if one is "friendzoned". 

Marriage and children talks are the prerogative of those who contemplate marrying each other and have kids at some point in time in their lives. Special friends discussing marriage, children? Another point to ponder and wonder about. Aah, Kim, Xian, you continue to befuddle us.

The foundation that they are building together now is admirable as they are  open to what each expect from the other.  

Xian wishes to have Kim give him the full attention he craves when they are together and also not to be so affected by bashers in social media; where Kim also wishes for Xian to bend,  be flexible and be open to her ideas and not to be close-minded all the time as to think that  his way is the only best way. If they can iron these kinks out, then they are on the road to a less bumpy one.

There was this delicate question about their friendship and the reason for it lasting this long - 4 years.  Their answers matched well.  "Nagkakaintindihan kami, we have similar likes and dislikes, we love going out to dinners, massages, Subic".

"Nagkakaintindihan" or being on the same wave length, thinking alike. I still go back to Xian's answer to his  Balitang America interview with Henni Espinosa, May, 2012 wherein he said this of Kim, "Finally, finally meron ng nakakaintindi sa akin"..."finally", emphasized.  

The hardest thing or the loneliest thing ever in a world that involves working with a lot of people as in the showbiz industry is not to be able to get your point across on things, where  no one understands or seeks to understand you  Xian, who is shy and introverted can only pull himself back in, as a turtle would slink back head, legs, tail into its shell, once threatened.

Kim, who understands a shy one, a product of a broken family, being one herself , extended a hand in friendship and the love that she received from her five sisters and brothers,  father and grandmother,   she  shared with  Xian as a gift to him; a gift of friendship that radiated to a man needing understanding and in turn offered Kim his own  shoulder to lean on, a "pakpak" or wing until her own injured one healed; love begetting love.

Xian, is a source of joy and happiness for Kim and vice versa, Kim, the same way for Xian.  - Kris affirming his  love for Xian for being Kim's "...go to guy", his shoulder to lean on, cry on with Kimmy paying tribute to Xian being able to put her back in groove whenever she opened up to him with her problems with Xian unable to keep his smile all throughout her declaration. The "pakpak" at work.

A mutual need, assuaged through the workings of a loving God who by some roundabout way that only God in His mysterious ways can contrive, the two, Kim and Xian, ended up spending long hours in the set of My Binondo Girl  as Xian's character Andy became the endgame to Kim's Jade and had more scenes with her.

This is a story that can be told and retold to their own grandchildren;  how the two  deepened that friendship and end up "exclusively dating" since 2012 and now discussing topics that spell forever  in "building foundation, marriage, children, going where her man  goest".

Promise Rings? Where is this in the equation? In the equation where one vowed to be the other's "pakpak" , wing , heart or what have you; how would one understand this promise in its simplest terms.  I leave the giver, Xian, the honor to show us in God's time when Promise Rings give way to commitment that rings forever for the two in bells, vows, togs, witnesses, proper rings and God's blessing.

Here's one promise Xian has already kept; not one to skip it, lodged in his bucket list, now it's checked which rendered Carmina and Kris all giddy at the thought that there was this promise and it was kept; told in their presence on National TV yet had them all giddy for Kim who acted cool in the presence of camera and the watchful pride-filled eyes of one Xian Lim:

“Jinojoke ko kasi siya sabi ko, balang araw, magkakaroon din ako ng sports car. Maisasakay din kita sa sports car, this was back in Binondo Girl.” He further related that he used to ride with Kim before in her Nissan. “So sabi ko dati, balang araw, isasakay din kita… ipagda-drive kita sa ano,” he said. Kim also recalled that day saying she was surprised when Xian picked her up in a sports car at her magazine shoot."  The sports car is no ordinary one, it is a Porsche Boxter.


There is this ubiquitous presence of Xian around Kim or Kim with Xian at work or off-work. The time they spend with each other is common knowledge, their reel  love team extending into the real that even Kim's lyrical dance with Enchong in  one ASAP show had one fan twit this way "Enchong, nagpa-alam ka ba kay Xian or have you cleared this with Xian?" referring to the moves in the dance.

CTO At work.  Here Kim and Xian lent their beguiling presence to the 2014 ABS-CBN's That's Christmas Special.  
Theirs is a togetherness which can be termed, "useless each without the other" from a common friend Jan Enriquez's remarks on his instagram:

CTO There is  another revealing aspect to their relationship subconsciously aired by Xian on his KrisTV interview wherein he  expressed reaction to Kim's skin exposure in her dressy outfits as "balat, puro balat", meaning, skin.  A male friend, normally, does not censor his friend's wear.  A boyfriend on the other hand discusses his waldrobe preferences to his girl. 

CTO Seeing Kim's confidence around Xian shows the extent of how he trusts Xian's gentlemanliness and protectiveness giving in to covering skin with sheer tulle to give way to Xian's conservative ways or suffer the use of long stockings in prods where she usually went barefoot and wearing cycling spandex for her lyrical dance under her short and billowy chiffon wear. Xian also carefully skirts skin (balat) in sensitive areas. Notice how Xian puts his hand on Kim's dress avoiding her bare waist. (upper pic)

          CTO   KimPrinsesaNiXian ‏@KimberLex_ChiUy 8h8 hours ago
Safe & Secured sa Stockings & Cycling!!!! Lol !!! Cto Takot *** Kay Mayor eh!!  
CTO ASAP 19 12-14-14 Lyrical dance with Enchong.   Kim in stockings and cycling shorts.                           

Xian through Kim's eyes. Xian, well meaning but frequently misunderstood, has a great ally in Kim who maintains her own perception of who and what Xian is in her estimation in the long time they have been bonding together.

There is no glossing over Xian. Kim sees him as he is, in close encounters, more than anyone else other than his own family. 

Gentlemanly, funny,  hopeless romantic, conservative, caring, thoughtful, kind, teacher-mentor and  to add, writer of love notes in cursive accompanying the flowers he frequently gives her or any gift which are plenty as gleaned from Kim.

Xian's  downside of being "inglisero ( English speaking)" which is actually good and "repeat user" of jackets he fancies, nothing wrong with that at all, more a Kim preference from being a fashionista; "close minded" which could be remedied; are far outweighed by his positive traits.

CTO Following is the only love note we captured from the net, a teaser to the rest the giver, Xian and the receiver, Kim have kept from prying eyes...
Birthday Greeting for Kimmy!.jpg
these notes folded in animal and bird shapes, origami style. 

After all the daily calls and the handwritten notes and the one on one bonding, what else can we say? Am speechless.

Kim's own romantic nature come to the fore as she treasures the notes or letters that come with the gifts, which perhaps moves her more deeply than the actual gift did judging from the way she heavily mentioned the "dedication" as she termed it that came with the gift so much so that she was even more reluctant to wear such gift as its value considerably increased by the note which accompanied it.  Isn't Kim something?

In the final scheme of things, one can say that Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu and Alexander Xian Cruz Lim-Uy  are a perfect match in their good looks, achievement and family orientation, musicality, fondness for just staying home to unwind, humor, sportiness, adventurous spirits, love for travel, loving nature; with a huge plus of enjoying  each other's company, Kim endearingly addressing him as Xi in her gentle tone and Xian calling Kim, Kimmy.

CTO chinitaprincess tito Tiger, kamusta po ang laban... sa Woods!!!!!????? #waley #havey #TBT  
Kim, is this following Xian's brand of humor or the Cebuana in you playing games?  Kim and her pun of the day! Xian, wherefore art thou?

CTO - Matching good looks.

CTO : The real power of a man is in the size of the smile of the woman sitting next to him. CTO for this collage.

Enjoying each other's company...

CTO Xian's straying hand  would have been met with a slap, a pinch and a move away from it; now the happy, red heart is at ease and Kim who seems to be wearing  a star in her hair in this pic meets Xian's  loving gesture with a good laugh.  Frozen heart, all thawed.

CTO Touchy feely Xian, you seem to be taking this friendship to an unidentified level; we can do the naming for you and Kim, if you wish.  Some pics are unscripted, take a guess, which one.

CTO Here's Kimmy, taking sweet revenge  with Xian taking her ribbing graciously. 

CTO xianlimm Mula bata hanggang ngayon, kailangan pa ako samahan ni mom sa clinic for my daly checkup heheheh...sino ang mga nakakarelate na only child hehe 

Reality of Kimmy's forever poke on Xian's rib - his "only child" syndrome.

CTO Bonding with Xian's hommies...extending getting to know each other to getting to know each other's friends.

Kim and Xian positively influence one another,  critiquing each other  with zest, humor , loving gazes and broad smiles thrown in, even boisterous laughter from Kim's end whose attempt at "piercing the veil" of Xian's perfect facade is met with an equally wide smile from him, no offense taken, we gather, only amusement shown for a lady love whose antics drew him out from his cold and closed self into the warmth of human interaction with new-found friends and family.

Xian had this extended tour with the Teleserye Bidas and though these stars are in the same network, the enforced bonding got them to know one another better and Xian, more open now than before found himself interacting with them and liking it. He met up with them again when they got back home from their tour in Australia and Qatar.  Some improvement.

Asked by Kris on KrisTV how Xian has influenced her personally, Kim thanks Xian for showing him this generous and selfless side of him especially towards his Mom and Lola.  Kim now sets aside a day wherein she goes shopping for members of her family, consciously, this time; perhaps, shopping for them then was out of convenience and more as an afterthought; this time it is scheduled and planned. Some improvement too.  

CTO Sharing families, the ties that bind; with KimXi  relationship/friendship what have you  going deeper and closer.

CTO - The most touching gesture given Xian by Kim was a surprise birthday dinner she orchestrated for Xian and his family including cousins who were on vacation from the U.S. befitting the initial impression Kim gave him at first sight, that of Kim being a "cute, loving and kind" girl, not the dominant type; above all else this must be what endeared Kim to Xian - being a beauty, inside and out.

2014 with its share of unfortunate events happening around the world with people of conflicting beliefs and ideology clashing with violent results, it is heartwarming to note that the people we admire and follow , Kim and Xian are peace loving ones  and by the grace of God has  2014 as their Banner Year.

KimXi movie, sleeper hit,  Bride for Rent. KimXi opened the year with a bang at the box office, breaking existing records as the highest gross earner for January,the slowest of months ( month following Metro Manila Film Festival) and no. 2 over-all in cinema receipts nationwide for their movie , Bride for Rent at Php340+m for its 3-week run.

CTO     Here Kim, Xian and his hommies in wacky poses at the  BFR movie's Premiere Night,  Photo Booth.                                                        CTO Past Tense released 11-26-14 is still showing and for sure this film will be long remembered as the KimXi movie whose fans of the pair also break existing records on number of block screenings held, over 30 of them , crossing  barriers of affiliations and pairings. 
Star Cinema on its 20th anniversary opened and closed with a KimXi movie. What a tribute to this two who according to Direk Mae Cruz-Alviar, their director for their two movies, have successfully found their niche in the romantic comedy genre.

The fulfillment of The Promise of a 3rd KimXiserye announced.                                          


CTO The much-awaited 3rd KimXiserye to air in  2015.  God is so good!  Thanks be to God!

A year of multiple awards, projects - unexpected, expected, secret ones; blockbuster movies capped by  Best Actress awards for Kim  her movie Bride for Rent and TV series Ikaw Lamang had Kim and Xian humbled and seeking God more in thanksgiving as the two were spotted going to Church, am sure, in supplication and thankfulness.

CTO A few of the caboodle of comments on Twitter...
R i A n ‏@rianrod27 5m5 minutes ago
@..itsjulimuchada No doubt si Kim at Xian na nga. That kiss? Ewan ko na lang. Hahaha #PastTense @.prinsesachinita @.XianLimm 😍 NAMAN!

Maliksi Joan Leilani ‏@joan_maliksi 2h2 hours ago
@prinsesachinita Good evening Kimmy. #PastTense is the Best Movie of yours and @XianLimm. Complete package comedy and drama. Congrats!!👋👋👋

Hilda Gay Marco ‏@oinkybebs 3h3 hours ago
Hindi ako magsasawa ulit ulitin panoorin ang #PastTense! Very wonderful movie ever basta KIMXI ❤ @prinsesachinita @XianLimm

★ regghie ★ ‏@redgeontherocks 2h2 hours ago
Papaiyakin ka,papatawanin,at papakiligin lahat andito na sa movie na ito.congrats sa buong cast at director ng #PastTense @prinsesachinita

CTO - Their Thank Yous repeated in as many times Kim and Xian, Box Office Royalties,  had the opportunity to give them.

2014 Yahoo Celebrity AwardsBest Actress, (Ikaw Lamang)Won
4th Eduk Circle AwardsBest Film Actress (Bride for Rent)Won
28th PMPC Star Awards for TVBest Drama Actress, (Ikaw Lamang)[56]Won


CTO and many thanks; no copyright infringement intended.

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Part 2

Add to the above all the other awards in polls in magazines/Facebook, etc won for Kim and Xian from the efforts of fans, local and globies;  fans who believe, who love , share and trust the two to deliver in their shows and projects, entertainment, faith, hope and love that everyone who watches their shows would enjoy life; making it more bearable in the context of all things happening in the world nowadays.

The world that Kim and Xian revolve in is dizzying in its kaleidoscopic switches from awards, high praises, hallelujahs which  can easily turn on a dime  into fabricated scandals, character assassinations, loss of fame, ugly bashings and at times, death wishes.

As KimXi/and or Kim or Xian followers, we are gratified to see them grounded, humble, simple and thankful for the graces that come their way. That they have each other is a big plus, that they love one another is a bigger one, that they have God at the center of their lives, the two now become, a majority.  The two together in God , with their families, loyal friends and fans behind them, we are hopeful for an expected progression of this relationship they call special.

I leave them be as to what they call themselves or what they say to the press; with my little understanding of their persona, Kim having only one boyfriend in the 8 years since she started working at age 16, I can see that she is serious when it comes to her love life.  Kim is a girl who "believes in the magic and power of love"; a girl who "would fall in love to stay in love forever". 

I believe and I claim, judging by how Kim is around Xian, Kim has found her "forever" in Xian and vice-versa.  

The look of love that is unmistakable. Xian Lim - guilty, your honor.

Let us just read the signs and be happy where they are happy; as Kim says and permit me to repeat when ask how her heart is, "...happy, my red heart is happy.

CTO Kim thanked  teacher Xian before singing "Im Yours" live in  Canada; first time for Kim to sing solo on guitar.
Xian gave Kim guitar lessons and the chords to this song, a cover of Jason Mraz, I'm Yours; same song  Xian  gave in answer to  Boy Abunda's question on Ikaw Na as the song he thinks of  at the mention of Kim's name; reminiscent of his self-composed song he gave Kim, Ako'y Sayo Lamang (roughly translated, 
Only Yours).  

From an anonymous author, CTO. 
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For Kim and Xian who are believers in a faithful God, theirs is  manifold happiness.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bringing out the best in...

Love is a partnership of two unique people
                 Credit to; no copyright infringement intended.

CTO - Thanks to Marc M. Pijuan Photography - ASAP 2014 in LA.
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Gazing out towards one direction, walking on parallel lines, Kim and Xian, spelling Love, feeling love; individual hearts "beating as one", showing more guts and gumption than before as they "flaunt" their inner feelings for all to see; unfettered and free. 

2014, a year of  "togetherness and separation" in their reel lives, Kim and Xian continually enjoy each other's company in their off-work hours; so what now, Kim and Xian, where are you in the love game?  

No words uttered to affirm what they have; what we hear and see are boisterous laughter and beautiful smiles which to us their loving followers  are louder than the loudest thunderclap there was in Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda! Team Happy is what they're called; no objection from us who see their unbridled happiness!   

CTO The Boisterous Laughter magnified on screen...

CTO Check Xian out...Kim's shy smile says it all.  Check their microphones; even the microphones are seeking each other's company.  
Thanks KATG for this revealing photo.

Here's another one...while the two pairs interacted; our two here are in their own little universe. Kim, Xian, what gives?  Lost?  No, found. Found each other in each other's eyes.   CTO  and thanks KATG.
It seems it  is a given that all else pale when they are together; if they are singing, their performance is better than good than when they are singing solo. There is this synergy which develops; their built-in charisma enhanced.

KimXi, you continue to befuddle us KimXis such that we do things beyond rhyme or reason  around you 
at times.  

CTO  Such as one KimXi here...doing a selfie against KimXi's own.  Two birds with one stone. My t
hanks to Agnes Dizon and her amusing caption.
agnes dizon @avjed · 7h 7 hours ago
Habang nag se-selfie ang KimXi panay din selfie ko ang lagay eh sila lang!😆😉 KimXi Movie 21st Shooting Day

Agnes Dizon's  airport scene personal selfie,  KimXified!

Or THIS...A selfie with KimXi standees; one wonders where her smiles would reach if Kim and Xian were truly sandwiching her.  

CTO VoteKXAsapPopAwards @TeamForKeeps · 22m 22 minutes ago
Ahahahaha! Ang cute ni ate! Tuwang tuwa sa standees nila kim and xi! <3 
Thanks to pic owner.


CTO...The realization...the confirmation...the reality...the proximity...the ecstatic admiration...the feeling of redemption...the never-ending smile! "Hallelujah, praise the Lord" is what she seems to be saying here!
KimXi presence does that to us...wonder how they must be with/to each other.

CTO - Not to forget a celebrity eyewitness account on a KimXi follower...
cathygonzaga After careful consideration today i've decided na KimXi nako.. Pinaalam ko na rin sa kanila. #salamat #hydroxi #AsapLiveinLA 5


What prompted Cathy G. to switch belief  from KimXi reel to KimXi real?  We can never really say for sure but the hours she  spent with KimXi must have given her  a strong inkling of what they are to each other; I would not be surprised, even Kris Aquino's Bimby knows who Kim's boyfriend is. He says he knows who he is. Bimby  did not mince words...ah out of the mouths of babes. Wonder what is taking so long for the rest out there  to relinquish their quest for Kim's hand for their bets and biases.

CTO Did Cathy Gonzaga see this?

                                                    Or these?

CTO  Fluttering hearts that beat as one.

Or these?

Credit with thanks to KATG.   The lifts that lifted our spirits too!

Uninhibited KimXi in an LA Park...they must have been told to play around and play they did!

Cathy or Alex Gonzaga, If I may say, does not  do it in half measures...she did the long haul and this early urged the two to tie the knot and the answer, which we already heard from Kim once, "Bata pa po sila" or they are not old enough to marry yet.   Team Gonzaga Alex to Sis Toni convo...CTO
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Well, there was no contradiction to the answer since in showbiz age 24 and 25 are considered young to marry and settle down into perhaps parenting, nest building versus the exciting though hectic showbiz glam and celeb life both are leading and still enjoying.               CTO
                             The contradiction stems from the fact                               that both Kim and Xian have never said anything about being in a relationship at all or admitted that they are in one.  

Kim was unwittingly caught here.  There's this bait and she took it.  Just don't ask her for a categorical "yes, we are together" because she is not one to say it; she can just say,"... siguro,  we do not owe you our personal lives" or some answer of that sort.  

Alex Gonzaga, prodded the two to take the plunge or the next next step; she did not even mention engagement, which could have been the  "level up" to what Alex or what we, KimXis have been believing all along.  Here is Alex, a new KimXi follower, and she shoots for the endgame for the two.  Does she know something more than what we believe in?  

Ano ba talaga, Kuya or   What is the real score, Bro?  Naah, we don't want to go this way.  Let us just chill, keep our cool; the signs are in neon and louder than loud; there is no need for more questions; the answers are posted; Love is in the air and it is spreading.  This is one virus everyone wants to catch--Love!

Well, if you ask me, Kim and Xian  who are so used to seeing good looking people in their work and off-work time  are not there for each other  based on looks alone. 

Their standards are higher or deeper than skin deep.  Kim has asked her family to be with her in knowing those who reach first base in her estimation; she no longer trusts her own basic standards; she wants to involve her family in knowing her choice; to see what she has failed to see; to counsel her if need be. 

She claims Xian to be her best friend; someone she trusts with her life even.  So, saying marry each other because you look good together can be true to every Tom, Dick and Harry in the movie business if paired with Kim.  There are so many out there who would look good with her. Question is would she go for them? 

CTO The Grand Revelation. The wish to  be the wind beneath her injured wing or her "Pakpak (Wing)" even.  Kim's diffidence; his imploring eyes before National TV. D'Buzz, January, 2012; Toni Gonzaga as Host.
Here, Kim displays depth in her choice of the man for herself.  She only had one boyfriend you can call a boyfriend before Xian.  She says she is serious with her relationships.  Love or falling in love to her is a serious matter.  Xian feels the same way; he  is not the type to flit from one relationship to another.  He says that  would be a waste of his time.

Kim is now 24 and has had lessons learned.  I believe Kim likes/loves Xian beyond his good looks and I believe Xian feels the same with Kim.  They don't even have looks in the qualities they mentioned about each other..."funny, caring, thoughtful, hopeless romantic", Kim on Xian; "Definition of sweet; someone who really understands me", Xian on Kim. 

So, KimXis, let us feel the love, peace and joy that they feel for each other; the assurance that theirs is a love that goes deeper than their good looks would be worth the wait in its announcement.  Let us not even prod them when to do it; they know better than us; they who balance deftly , love and work.  Aaaaah. Love, the KimXi way!

From a celebrity let us go to a fan who could not contain her own giddiness at first sight of KimXi , she just needed to share it.  

CTO.   Share she did and how at the KimXi thread on Pinoy Exchange! Thanks  for sharing rxdr.  rxdr 
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My first time to post coz its my first time to see kimxi in person. As much as I don't want to follow another love team after samanne, I can't deny how I like kimxi. Since I know how it feels to wait for kilig moments I would like to share what I saw tonite at the LA ASAP show. 

The fact that kimxi cannot get their hands off from each other is an indication they're definitely in love. You don't do these gestures to a friend, in fact they were the sweetest in the group. A couple things I noticed that revealed themselves was when Xi blurted out "ang galing talaga ng pincessa chinita KO" after na bumirit si Kim and he couldn't contain himself and nangigil siya while squeezing her chin as she looked at him. Sweet! 

After their number (with couple shirts) they stopped in the back, in the dark, to watch the lyrical dance of Enchong's group. While standing in the back they were side by side holding each other with their arms around each other. Huli sila!

Stay panatag and let's stop the doubting because "Sila na!" For whatever reason that they don't want to be public, let's respect that. I just hope their love can withstand the test of time.
Sorry I don't have pictures but my binoculars saw it all, the akbay the holding hands and sweetness galore even if the cameras where not on them. #kimxiisforreal 

So everyone of us wonders how Kim and Xian are with each other.  If those who see them personally  are transported to some heights that we lesser mortals who have not seen them cannot begin to imagine, how do Kim and Xian maintain this overwhelming chemistry that translates so well on screen.  

Where is this KimXi magic coming from?  We can only surmise.  Let us try the Five Senses.

The Sense of Sight...Xian recounts he first saw Kim on TV while he was still in California.  She caught his eye.  His first personal close encounter with her was etched in Xian memory.  He remembered her in a purple blouse, jeans, hair all curly.  This was revealed in one of his early interviews after he got chosen as one of three and the third one in the quest for Kimmy's hand as Jade in the now legendary, My Binondo Girl.  
                               CTO  Is this what Kim wore when they first met?
            CTO The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Celine Dion
Thanks to mihaelamdp2; no copyright infringement intended.

Kim's first sight of Xian was no less historic.  They were shooting a last scene, a wedding scene and there was Xian as Wedding Photographer, to Kim must have been someone who suited her embedded specs for the man of his dreams  which she announced for all Philippines to hear on PBB Teen Edition, 2006 when she innocently cited who he could or should be, "...matangkad, maputi, matangos ang ilong, Chinito..." or "...tall, fair-complected, aquiline nose, and chinky-eyed"...prompting Kim to say two words at first sight of Xian, " Sino siya?" or "Who is he?"  Kim says that she asked because she wondered why was he getting a lot of close-up shots?  This is a Kim disclaimer, if you ask me. 

                                CTO  The Xian Kim saw at the set of My Girl.
Coincidentally, here in the My Girl  story, Xian  caught the eye of Alex Gonzaga as in the story, Kim was the Bride in the wedding.  Small world or let us say what a strange turn of events since in slightly more than three years, add another word in (My Binondo Girl or MBG), Xian as Andy would now be groom to Kim's Jade.  God works in such mysterious ways to people who pray and believe.
The tall, fair, good looking Chinito has also won the heart of the Chinita for real. This is a bold claim after Alex Gonzaga's bolder statements.

CTO The KimXi eyes have it!

Before people sensed the look of love in KimXi eyes; there was Xian's long lingering stares at Kim noticed by then writer for their soap, My Binondo Girl, Noringai.  Kim had to leave for her next take and Noringai commented on the look of longing Xian had for  Kim who was  now quickly  moving away from their sight.

The Sense of Hearing...Xian as everyone knows by now is an introvert.  He prefers his own company, bringing along his guitar, his keyboard to the set.  On the other hand, Kim who is such good friends with Matteo, speaking the same dialect (Cebuano), spent time cracking jokes with him and the rest of the MBG cast.  

Kim who is not wanting to leave anyone behind, dragged Xian to the group who ended up sharing his own brand of humor which did not tickle anyone's funny bone except Kim's.  In the beginning, he had a time letting them understand but practice always makes perfect thanks to Kim who did not give up on him.

CTO and thanks to KATG.  The now funny, Xian judging from Kim's huge laugh.  Fan meet and greet in LA.

Kim got Xian out of his shell and in turn he got her to tinker with his guitar or made her bring her own and in short order they jammed.  Kim is now very openly saying Xian is , "funny, caring, thoughtful, a hopeless romantic".  Xian, on national TV claims, "malaki ang pagtingin nya kay Kim" or loosely translated, Xian likes Kim a great deal.  

   CTO The Introvert and the Shy One on Acoustic Guitar before   
an enthusiastic and giddy  Toronto , Canada crowd, 9-14-2013.
Kim Chiu Confidence soaring.  Xian Pride. KimXi Happiness!  
                       Many thanks copyright infringement intended.

He told Toni Gonzaga in his January, 2012 D'Buzz interview that he wished to pursue or see Kim even when their teleserye has ended to get to know her better; seriously declaring his intentions even if they were already seen in the song he created and composed for her, "Ako'y Sayo Lamang".  
                                              Inspired by Kim Chiu
Sana'y ako ang pagbigyan ng puso
Pangako sa'yo, ikaw ang iibigin
Araw-gabi, ikaw ang nasa isip
Unang tingin, ako'y nabighani

Tunay ang naramdaman
Sa'yo magpakailanman

Ako'y sa'yo lamang
Pag-ibig ay higit sa kaya
Ako'y sa'yo lamang
Bigyan mo sana ng pag-asa

Sayong-sayo lamang
Tiwala mo ay iingatan
Ako'y sayo lamang
Iyong-iyo lamang... Ako

Iyong-iyo lamang... Ako
Any girl or woman who hears this song played would really feel the plaintive plea of a young man in love professing sincerity and loyalty and never ending love to his loved one.  
          CTO Here,Xian is still singing the same tune now, matched by Kim. 
         Many thanks to Joyce Sorilla.  No copyright infringement intended.

The Sense of Smell...A picture certainly speaks a thousand words.  The smell of a loved one is comforting, lulls one to sleep; his or her scent evokes a welcoming warmth that signifies safety, protection and love. 
       CTO  Kim and Xian...jetlagged?  Kim, declared; Xian trying to keep cool in the face of cams galore; sure enough here's one KimXi photo that marked them, with two hearts, one inside the other yet. Kim?

CTO and thanks to Igi Bumagat who captioned it: "KimXi Manila bound. Pssst! What's something smelly @chinitaprincess ? @xianlimm"
Photo: igibumagat: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena

"KimXi Manila bound. Pssst! What's something smelly @chinitaprincess ? @xianlimm"

         CTO Here's Xian with his own brand of smelling and kissing. 

The Sense of Touch.  To the blind, the sense of touch is his way of seeing.  To a lover, touch would be one of his  ways of expressing his affection.  

It must have been hard for both Kim and Xian while they were taping My Binondo Girl.  Here's this growing affection of Xian for Kim and there was their show that also depicted them as lovers.  

Xian mentioned a time when the slight touch of Kim's lips to his cheek in what was supposed to be an accidental kiss in one of their early MBG scenes had him in jitters and in heavy sweat.  

                     CTO The "Accidental Kiss" scene in My Binondo Girl...

Xian even had to ask the Director to give him some break. His personal feelings and shyness got in the way.  He gives his thanks to Kim who understood his predicament and guided him into giving justice to his role; he even mentioned he had two directors--the studio and one personal one, Kim.

If just the sight of the beloved can be heady, imagine what touch can do. Time can keep the emotion at bay especially if the beloved also returns the love one gives.  

                       CTO  Here is Kim at her most expressive at 5:57
                     Thanks to KATG; no copyright infringement intended.    

There is the traditional Akbay or arm around the shoulder that we see Xian does on cam.  This picture can only spell Love; "twin hearts beating as one" as they say;  well, their two hearts happen to beat as one; same gesture is being done by Xian off-showbiz camera range too. 
                       CTO Kim and Xian on ASAP Live in LA - 2014
               Thanks kapamilyatfc; no copyright infringement intended.                 

Prompting  one fan to mention them to their family friend and his long response which is self-explanatory:  CTO

Yes, "Walang tigil" or they are not at all stopping; one of Kim's new normal now is having Xian's arm around her shoulder even if the cameras are not grinding.

CTO Kim and Xian checking in for departure to Manila after ASAPLive in LA. Thanks to KATG.  A private KimXi moment, their backs turn; love still abounding. They were also leaving by themselves; their Road Manager staying behind for the rest of her "alagas" or "charges".
Star Magic leaving precious cargo Kim Chiu in the care of 6'2" Xian, who is one willing and able protector. 

The Sense of Taste.   The idiom, "There is no accounting for taste." is not one one can use for Xian preferring Kim and vice-versa, meaning Kim preferring Xian instead of many others who were just waiting in the wings.  

Their's  is a "match made in heaven" as many of us opined; Xian possessing all the physical attributes that she wants in a man with the added qualities of being faithful and sincere; and Kim who sees Kim as the definition of "sweet"; her kindness, sweetness extended to one and all on top of being beautiful.  He cherishes her understanding of his ways and even emphasized his find with the word, "Finally, finally" said twice which ended his search for his , "The One", I can only, again, surmise. 

We see a fierce, courageous Kim; bold in her words once she is convicted to say something to support her stand against a colleague or the press, with Xian by her side the whole time.  We saw this since early 2013.  Her hosting skills have improved; English pronunciation up to par.  She exudes lightness of being, her smiles reaching her eyes and laughter, tinkling; she has this happy vibe that infects her sets-- movie and TV.  She plays the guitar in a duet with Xian in ASAP and her show abroad.  Kim is reborn!  God be praised! 

We see a Xian who is his usual handsome self but with a strength of character and moral fiber to defy those who wish to bring him down.  "Finally, finally , meron ng nakakaintindi sa akin", emphatically said or "Finally, finally, there is someone who really understands me" and he means, Kim. 

Kim, the one who got him out of his shell and face the world and its people with true grit; more courage and resolve to strengthen oneself against the bashers who want to break his will to get to where he wishes to be -- at the top of his game! 

Like water off a duck's back Xian lets these negativities flow down, not minding them; armed with positivities; pushing his limits; Xian is  a rocket  thrust into space   propelled by these same negativities which fuel his success engine -- the bullying of his childhood, the bullying of his adulthood are fodder to the engine that built Xian what he is now - a student of Psychology; a student of human behavior; a master of the piano, guitar and some instruments he put his mind to learn; a techno-savvy;  master at managing his time among his many interests - work, art, music, his loves - God, family, Kim; a beautiful person as Kim, inside and out, such is Xian.

CTO Kim and Xian, matching good looks and good disposition.

     CTO  The Look of Love remains...KimXi, KimXifying each other.

CTO   Kim, beautiful inside and out!  A Princess of the people in her Teleseryes and a Princess Mulan to  Disney.


CTO   Xian and his beautiful spirit shining through. Mariel Alapto @mariel0718 · 8h 8 hours ago
eto yung nung binuhat ni xian yung girl na iyak ng iyak kanina...oh di ba @XianLimm 

Without a doubt, success has not changed Xian; and if it did, only for the better!
issamazing @imshellaa08 · 16h 16 hours ago
Welcome to Bacolod Xi! Happy Masskara2014 @XianLimm thanks for the quick photo op  

These two beautiful people who captured our imagination, brought us unto a carousel of emotions bespeaking  the throes of  true love that is left unspoken in our presence, finally revealed not by words but by action and the testimonies of those that cross their paths; and not so unlike the fan who went ecstatic in their presence, we revel in the happiness that only a KimXi follower can feel. 

Happiness, inexplicable, undeniable and so filling, it overflows!  God be praised always!  

Thanks be to God for these two people, who emptied themselves for everyone who loves them and in turn received an avalanche of graces from a God  Who is all kind and merciful to those who believe in Him!  They gave their all and they are filled in turn; what a good God we serve!  

Kim and Xian bring out the best in each other into the forefront of their lives - serving God in one another; family, work and service to the people that surround them physically, figuratively and in the cyberspace that they inhabit in their social media  accounts. They have a number of publics that they have sworn to serve and they have acquitted  and are acquitting themselves creditably well.   Kim and Xian, you inspire us!  Keep on keeping on!  Happiness!

                                      CTO  All of Me by John Legend
Thanks to Mike McCaskill; no copyright infringement intended.