Friday, July 26, 2013

When you really want...

CTO -  Simple, down to earth, a dreamer - Kim has remained to be these and more.  She has grown  fiercer, bolder, more articulate, perceived  all in a month after the death of her mother Louella and in the "closure to that chapter" of her life, Kim emerges a butterfly out of her chrysalis. 

CTO - Monarch butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.
Monarch Emerging from a Chrysalis  

CTO - Kim Chiu, 23, strong and fearless has this to say to her detractors, especially those who question her love for her mother; boldly, she declares, "I don't owe them any explanation". (DBuzz-7-21-13)  There are things she shares to the public being a public figure and things she keeps to herself; and being a product of a reality show she is well aware that she cannot please everyone.  

     CTO - D'Buzz 7-21-13 - Kim's interview with Host Boy Abunda.
Boy A. -- "Alam ko, nararamdaman ko kung ano ka kamahal ni Xian", bold affirmation from a talk-show host; first time and it happens  to be The Boy Abunda.

Kim, at 16, was Grand Prize winner of the first Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition, garnering 41.6% of total text votes over three other Grand finalists; had never been nominated for eviction during her stay at the Big Brother House by for her great attitude, honesty and strong will to win in all her tasks while there.

CTO - The butterfly, Kim's favorite art object in her sketches also symbolizes her coming into adulthood and the consequent maturity that is seen in her approach to life and the people who matter to her; her source of strength amidst her sorrows, foremost of whom is the man whom she spends almost all of her waking hours with, her strong shoulder to cry on, her bulwark of strength, Xian Lim, here shown in his characteristic loverly look at Kim.


         CTO  The Royal Couple - Reel and/or Real? That is the question.
Kim and Xian before start of Grand Press Con of their movie Bakit Hindi ka Crush ng Crush Mo, July 23, 2013, Dolphy Theatre.

CTO - Kim and Xian, all smiles at the Grand Press Con.  Just don't press them too much about their status; you will just end up more confused by their answers from when you started.
And when prodded to elaborate, Kim, seemingly exasperated over the nagging question, said, “Ano ba? Masaya naman po na kasama si Xian. Nakikita naman po natin na palagi siyang nandiyan para sa akin nakakatuwa kasi nandiyan ‘yung pasensiya, oras, paghihintay, willingness. 7-24-13.

Kim, bumalik ang tiwala sa lalake!
Pigil na pigil ni Xian ang sariling magsalita sa kung ano talagang meron sila ni Kim. Kung mabibigyan lang siguro ng go signal si Xian ay puwedeng umamin ito agad sa kung anong kaganapan me­ron sa kanilang dalawa ni Kim. 

Man proposes, God disposes. 
2013 is a year of sharp contrasts  for Kim Chiu.  This is the year her world turned upside down. She suffered significant losses  which set her back some. She also had significant gains.

Early in the year, Kim lamented a "wasted" friendship.  Notwithstanding, her professionalism still stood out; earning for her the respect of her peers for keeping her work in Ina, Kapatid, Anak  untarnished by her personal angst.

Midyear in May, 2013, Kim and Xian  guested  in this show in Mindoro, the place where her father and his second family reside. Kim , with Xian in tow, visited her Papa William in   peace and reconciliation ending an estrangement of five years from Papa Chiu, this momentous event witnessed by the only other significant man in her life outside of her brothers, Xian Lim.  

The Reunion.CTO Papa William Chiu and daughter Kim, May 29, 2013 in Mindoro, Xian in the background, talking to Kim's relatives.

Xian, Kim with her half-siblings in Mindoro - May 29, 2013.
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Sickness in the family. Less  than three weeks after this joyous reunion, Kim's world was shattered by the news that her mother whom she had been wanting to see since she left the family when Kim was only nine years of age is back into their lives but in coma and in hospital in Cebu from cerebral aneurysm with two ruptured arteries in the brain. 

The Daily Shuttle - Manila-Cebu-Manila. Mama Louella's  condition was critical and Kim who still had a movie to shoot and other showbiz commitments  shuttled between Manila and Cebu daily to be at her Mama's bedside to talk to her, urging her to be strong so that she could now go back to Manila with her and stay with her for good. This went on for six days unbeknownst to everyone except close members of the family.

A Blessed Time. A time of asking for and giving forgiveness to a dear Mama who is on the verge of leaving her dear daughter for good; her favorite among all the rest being the youngest girl and the one who learned her prayers and her religiosity as they prayed and went to Church together.  Such a legacy to a daughter who imbibed all this prayerfulness all in a span of nine years of her young life spent with her Mama. 

                                   CTO  Mama by Connie Francis

Kim spent more years without her biological mother than being with her but in those nine beautiful years of being with her, her Mama Louella  left a legacy of prayer and hope in her young heart that buoyed her up in the  long days and nights without her guiding light. 

Hope still springs eternal for Kim who is a believer in a Life after life here on earth and in a love that stays always and forever. 

Death in the Family.  On an ASAP Sunday, June 23, 2013,  Kim still performed leaving for Cebu late in the evening and on that fateful night when Kim was still flying to her side, Mama Louella breathed her last.  

It was a time of great sorrow for a daughter, her Mama's favorite, never really understanding why she left the first time, this time perhaps, not also understanding this second departure, clothed this time by a finality that is irreversible and irrevocable. 

The Boyfriend. Xian who had a show that evening in Pampanga took an early morning flight to Cebu to "check on Kim", condole with the family. CTO 
Xian, in hoodie and shades, trying to go incognito, lost out to  an airline  agent who twitted  his whereabouts to anyone and everyone in twitterlandia; this was morning of June 24th when the boyfriend rushed  to be with his girl who was at that time at the lowest point of her young life; losing her Mama the second time, this time into forever.

"Nung time na wake, the day when her mom passed away, she flew to Cebu, then after that I followed to check up on her, kung kumusta na nga siya," Lim said.
CTO - Kim posted a poignant letter to her Mama Louella, a letter of hope and thankfulness for the grace of time with her Mama, a time of sharing her love to her in talk knowing from the doctor that the last to go of the senses of a patient while in coma is the sense of hearing.  
Photo: From Kim's IG.. be strong @prinsesachinita

CTO - Xian's IG - 6-28-13.  Storm clouds over Bantayan, Cebu  left Xian and Mommy Mary Anne stranded in the island until morning of 6-29-13; day Kim's Mama would be laid to rest with funeral services starting at 9:00 a.m.
Xian looking out, so near and yet so far from being with Kim after his Bantayan show. 

Typhoon Gorio was headed for  Eastern Visayas and a  sea travel advisory was issued by the Coast Guard against small craft including the ferryboat crossing Bantayan Island to mainland Cebu, Xian and Mommy Mary Anne's only way out of the island.  

The Show must go on.  Three days after her mother died, Kim had to leave for Bangkok, Thailand to honor a commitment hammered in a contract made since two years back between her agency, Star Magic, and an international company for a commercial shoot that could not be postponed without incurring a lot of cost. 

In showbiz parlance, "The show must go on," even while her mother lie in state in a Memorial chapel in Cebu. Kim left with a heavy heart but assured everyone concerned that she would approach the company to allow her some time to attend her Mama's interment , June 29, 2013.  The company graciously allowed it but Kim had to fly back to Bangkok to fulfill her contract.

The Controversy. Kim's  trip to Bangkok in June 26th with big sister Lakam drew severe criticism from an unknown writer forwarded from an known source to a certain blogspot known for the notoriety of its blind items.

To people who dishonor  her beloved  dead and her time of mourning, Kim reacted with some uncharacteristic vehemence on twitter.   24 Jun  "i dont get the point on why this blog site always "MAKE-UP STORIES"??? just for the sake of his followers. #respetonamansana"

There are just some people in this world  who ignore lines of decency regarding the dead which should not be crossed and it is really  shameful that this would be happening in a country which  is known to revere its dead. 

Even the indigenous peoples consider a period of mourning, with the dead still lying in state,  as sacred. 

While her Papa William, siblings Kim and Lakam and boyfriend, Xian were asked a few words regarding Kim and her bashers, all of them were one in asking for understanding and respect for Kim in what she was undergoing at that point. Kim kept mum and refused a request from D'Buzz for an interview on the subject. What more can she say?  

The Final Farewell
CTO - Kim, with Papa William, sisters Lakam and Twinkle at the funeral cortege. (brothers William Jr. and JP not shown)

CTO Kim with elder sis Lakam, looking distraught and sad at the funeral Mass for their Mama Louella, St. Therese Parish Church, Lahug, Cebu City Philippines.

CTO - The family bidding farewell to beloved Mama Louella - 6-29-13.
"Farewell awhile beloved, you have only jouneyed on ahead."
CTO - Kim, eyes still swollen by tears and darkened by sleepless nights, manages a smile after her return from Bangkok.  Here with close friend and considered surrogate mom, Dr. Sheila Recasata of Faces & Curves.
Photo: cto: Kim with Doc Sheila of Faces and Curves

JULY and its CATHARSIS.   The healing winds of July.                               

The Movie.The month of July came and  in its early days brought  the breath of fresh air that Kim needed.  

Her two weeks leave of absence from finishing her movie had ended and she needed to go back to work to  the crazy world of Sandy Veloso in the full-blown comedy Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo with Xian as Alex Prieto.  

Kim confessed that the set was very understanding of her situation where daily she willed herself to do her job--go from a spirit of mourning to a whirlwind of laughter-inducing dialogue in the movie adaptation of Ramon Bautista's self-help book megged no less than by Direk Binibini Joyce Bernal.            

CTO Enroute to their seats for the BlogCon for Bakit Hindi Ka  Crush ng Crush Mo, the movie - 7-14-13; Kimmy demure, Xian seemingly saying,  " Don't worry Kim, I got your back!"  

Star Magic™ OFFICIAL ‏@StarMagicPhils 23 Jul
"She's every guys dream girl."-Xian (to Kim) @xianlimm @chinitaprincess #BakitHindiKaCrushNgCrushMo #GrandPresscon 

CTO - One of Star Cinema's official posters  for the KimXi movie showing 7-31-13. 

CTO Cinema News 7-23-13 KimXi interview re BHKCNCM. 

CTO - Grand Presscon - 7-23-13  

And the ANSWER is...
Their  reel and real lives intertwine and some people, fans and reporters included, get bogged down in the words that the two weave in the hopes of protecting the privacy they seek which are given away by the so many acts of love they do for each other; love as there is no other way to term it from the way these acts are done - way out of the "comfort zone" of one another. Kim and Xian, you befuddle us.

@ ] chinitaprincess HAPPY BIRTHDAY XXXXXXIIIIIIIII!!!!!!! @xianlimm   2w

CTO Happy Birthday Xi! He calls him "Xi". Surprise birthday party for Xian, conceptualized, organized, orchestrated by Kim; totally appreciated by Xian as he claims this is completely out of Kim's comfort zone;  totally not Kim.  This now is Kim with a difference; a Kim who's in love and is willing to go overboard for her love.  Kim, isdatchiu?

CTO -No one but the closest of friends and families of Kim and Xian only figured in Kim's invitation list  and now we hear, there is a slideshow too, prepped by Kim!  Indeed she's amazing or may I say, amazingly in love!  

Only when one is busy that one can accomplish a lot more!  So it is true, that if you wish anything done quickly, give it to a busy person.  

So Xian could only say, "saan, papano?"  He wonders when did Kim ever had the time and for her to escape his eagle eye!  Love conquers all! Go Kim!

CTO - A fan's account to be taken with a grain of salt; Kim surprise birthday party for Xian later confirmed by Kim and Xian in their succeeding interviews.
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CTO Fans have noticed that  @chinitaprincess has been quick with her Likes lately.

"@xianlimm: never been this surprised! thank you everyone who came sa early celebration! Palagi ko inuulit kay @chinitaprincess na wag sya masyado mabait kasi baka maubos! haha...thank you to my tita, tito, cousins..@ton_lao salamat sa pag singit ng sched hehe...@apuysy @jopetsy grabe ang galing nyo mag pretend na hindi nyo alam and lola very game din!  first time for me to see everyone together maraming salamat sa inyong lahat!"

CTO The birthday celebrant and his extended family, some of them from Canada on vacation in the Philippines.
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CTO  -  KrisTV teaser of episode featuring Kim and Xian to be aired Monday, 7-29-13.  
Xian happily recounting the surprise birthday celebration tendered by Kim July 11, 2013, day before his birthday. Kris reacts. (Pls. see below)
Kris: Happy ka na napahappy mo siya Kim: oo nman Xian: Meron pa nga siyang ginawang slideshow eh! Kris: ano yung song? Xian: uuuuuyyyyy!!!
Kris: Kimmy natutuwa nga ako na umieffort ka ng ganyan eh! (Kim smile) Kris: Ano nga yung song ( tawa si Xian)

CTO Exuberant birthday boy posted a rare photo of them two with this caption:
#‎XianLimm‬ :still here with my dubbing partner @prinsesachinita ‪#‎BakitHindikaCrushNgCrushMo‬ Am tempted to change "dubbing" to loving or add loving.  "dubbing and loving and hoodie partner".  Love radiates here. This was a day before their departure to Paris.

The Dream. The Trip. The Dream Destination. A First for both.
The year that was saw Kim and Xian finishing both a TV series, Ina, Kapatid, Anak and a movie, Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? almost simultaneously that perhaps drained their energies which perhaps also prompted them to mention in separate interviews their desire to take a break and hie off to a place outside the country, preferably Paris and/or Rome.  

There was this guessing game as to when and where this vacation together or by their lonesome  would be happening  and Xian's quote which sets aside  the import of one's destination than with whom one is going with made the guessing game more intriguing as this means he plans going on a  trip with someone special.

A window of opportunity opened.  A  TFC event, the  29th Barrio Fiesta in London, July 20, 2013, featuring Kim and Xian as main guests,  narrowed the continent to Europe  and the sight of the  Eiffel Tower on instagram saw Paris as the preferred city and its being known as the City of Love up the stakes in its favor! 

CTO - The intriguing quote...the company one is with more than the destination. What this means perhaps is one may go to Paris but if the company is not the preferred one, the journey would not be at all gratifying or worth it.
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Why Paris?  Here's Kim's answer: ] 
chinitaprincess nakakaiyak!!! haha one of my childhood dream is to see the eiffel tower someday.. and... nangyari na sya!!! hihihi yay!!:) #paris #cantsendmyIGviditsaysprocessing pano kaya to?...   1w

Paris. City of Love 

CTO - Dream Girl and Dream Boy off to Paris to fulfill a dream.  7-15-13.  
Photo: More airport pics.  credit pic to @elizafab

CTO - Proudly twitted on. Confirmed. Kim traveling with Xian and his family.
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CTO - To London via Paris. Kim and Xian fulfilling a dream. 
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CTO - Kim's Love at First Sight. chinitaprincess OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! Im so excited and i just cant hide it!!! :-) hahaha BONJOUR PARIS!:)   1w
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CTO - Kim and Xian at the Eiffel Tower. "Accidental" photo of the two?


CTO Kim and Xian blew in and out of Paris into London on a whirlwind visit that had them visiting the sights releasing "selfie" photos.

No photos with one another except when KimXis of the planet chance upon them and like the approachable artists that they are smilingly pose, breaking the fast of no photos together since they flew into the most romantic city of the world dubbed as the City of  Love. 

CTO - Fans who were brave enough to approach Kim and Xian are witnesses to our thinking that the two were indeed in Paris together since these fans twitted the photos themselves and sharp KimXis took it from there.

CTO  - To the curious - please check Xian's hand/s. Xian in the shadow of love.
CTO  Where Xian extolled love being amazing in his Instagram; Kim expressed some question about how strong would those locks hold and whether the people who put them there would have persevered in their love.  Kim and Xian being the hopeless romantics that they are must have sealed their love in that Love Lock Bridge; why else would they go there?

There are things, Kim says, that she keeps to herself.  One of those things would be the exact nature of her relationship with Xian.  

There are strong indications as to what they are to each other from their demeanor but neither Kim nor Xian are open enough to admit that Yes, they are a couple ; that yes, they have plans of staying together for keeps.  

Kim is more reticent and more questioning where Xian is amazed by love as he sees the wishes of many in the locks that abound at the bridge of love and the thousands of keys thrown down River Seine to seal that love.

Do they have a lock in the bridge with their names on it and did they do the ritual of throwing away the key?  

Jopetsy's post to Kim (pls. note below) points to that. Jopet requests to look for the lock he and wife Apuy locked on the bridge too. TOO is the operative word. They "locked it on that bridge too" which implies that Kim and Xian had a lock padlocked on that same bridge.

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CTO - Love Lock Bridge at  Ponts Des Arts loaded with thousands of lovers' locks padlocked into the bridge with their keys thrown down into River Seine; City of Love, Paris.

From Paris with Love to London.  Timed with the arrival of  the Teleserye Royals now venturing into a movie was the excitement and the waiting game by the British Royals Prince William and Duchess Kate for their royal baby now we know as His Royal Highness George Alexander Louis, third in line to the British throne.  

CTO  London sights. Big Ben. London Eye.  Where is Kim?
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Excitement was in the air but for the KimXi followers and fans in London and neighboring countries, nothing could  beat the excitement of  meeting  and greeting  the Royals, Philippine version--Kim Chiu and Xian Lim!

Team KimXi Pinoy Exchange member Tessie11 was beside herself with excitement with the concert of her two girls the following day, evening of Saturday, July 20, 2013 but that can wait.  

Tessie  with her older daughter, Florence, drove for four hours (one way) from their place to Hampton Court in Surrey to finally see the beautiful couple who fill  KimXis' minds, hearts and lives with joy - Kim and Xian. 

Tess drove; she knows some who took the train or flew from neighboring countries to be at the Barrio Fiesta and watch Kim and Xian perform but first the meet and greet.

Here is Tessie's daughter Florence do a beautiful rendition in violin two songs closest to the hearts of Kim and Xian - Ako'y Sayo Lamang, Xian's composition for and inspired by Kim and their favorite song in duet, When you say nothing at all.  Note the excitement of the two as they recognized the songs.  CTO Tessie's video.

London show.
CTO  Amidst a backdrop of blue skies and cottony clouds, Kim in white, beautiful, ethereal, display none of the colds, cough that she nursed the day before and beautifully performed  before a capacity  crowd of wildly enthusiastic fans estimated at more than 50,000 especially when she and Xian appeared together.  The show must go on!
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CTO  Chinita Princess performing before a sea of people estimated at 50K +

CTO The Chinito Prince visiting London.  7-20-13. 29th Barrio Fiesta sa London.
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CTO - People flocked wherever Kim and Xian perfom!  People magnet. Loved by the madlang pipol.  Thanks London!  

CTO  Lovers in Paris now in London regale the crowd with song.
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CTO Well, well, well,  it is now  Lovers in London.  Xian and his sudden headturn  earned him a kiss in the lips which also earned him some "hampas". 
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CTO There's a song called "Cheek to Cheek" and its first words are, "Heaven, I'm in heaven And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak And I seem to find the happiness I seek When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek"
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  CTO -  Cheek to Cheek  by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

Let us go down Memory Lane and be refreshed. In the early days there were the life-sized teddy bear, composition, Alay ko Sayo; health food, "Harana", offer of himself to be her "pakpak", her wing while her own wounded wing was healing; Love Rose Tree, Salmon from Alaska hand-delivered to the door from airport; dinners, Brian McKnight Concert; meeting with relatives in Cebu; bonding with the Chiu siblings in MetroManila; birthday celebrations for each other, gifts galore, exclusivity, time, patience, willingness and all-out effort. 

There is consistency in Xian, in what he says and does, and Kim recognizes his sincerity. Slowly but surely, wounded and fearful, Kim's defenses, fears slowly crumbled.  She opened up even into social media showing slices of her life and her thoughts which is clearly a Xian influence. 

CTO - Feb 1, 2012 First indication that Kim opened an Instagram account.
XIAN LIM ‏@XianLimm                                                                                 Feb 1

CTO January, 2012 at Republiq    CTO February 13, 2012 Faces and Curves                                                          Xian rushing in from Legazpi City.                                                                                    
 CTO First couple pic on Xian's IG signaling the beginnings of a new-found love in Xian. 5-26-12                  

CTO  Balitang America Interview - May 26, 2012.  Kim here is shy, diffident, but also very true to self with her Kimberly voice and deferring to Xian when he chided her to stop her childlike giggles while listening to Xian's heartfelt message for her.

CTO Showbiz Insider Report - aired July 20, 2013 - Notice the ease and air of comfortability Kim and Xian have with one another..."Sandalan nila ang isa't isa" - SIR - Carmina Villaroel. 
Here,they do a literal  "sandalan", preferring to stick close to each other with Kim's right arm overlapping over Xian's left one with Kim diffusing Xian's pronouncements on how surprised and happy he was for this "out of the comfort zone, hindi talaga si Kim" gesture of Kim in  taking the sole responsibility of   organizing  Xian's 24th birthday celebration at a fancy restaurant with all of Xian's relatives known to Kim present including those visiting from the U.S and Canada. 

CTO May, 2012 Carson, California - Kim and Xian on different planes arriving an hour of each other and the shy hug for the fans' cameras.                                                                                                                          
Hug Circa 2013 - April 21,  2013,  Kim initiating.

CTO - The Kandong before London July 20, 2013.

CTO - Kandong London version - July 20, 2013.

CTO  "Kim is every guy's dream girl" --Xian. A beauty, inside and out.

Sabi ng young actor, “Si Kim talaga ang para sa akin, every guy’s dream girl. Para sa akin, si Kim talaga.”
CTO - a fan comments on the above article...
Naniniwala ako sayo Xian Lim kasi crush si Kim Chiu nina Robi Domingo, Kean Cipriano, Paulo Avelino, Carlo Aquino, Sam Concepcion, Enrique Gil, Arron Villaflor, JC De Vera, James Reid, Marlon Stockinger, Enchong Dee, Martin Escudero, Slater Young, Jason Francisco, Hero Angeles, Jhake Vargas, Roco Nacino, Steven Silva, Wynn Adrada, Arjo Atayde, at ng mga basketbolistang sina Simon Atkins, Wesley Gonzales, Carmelo Lim anak ni Samboy Lim Certified CRUSH NG BAYAN!" --SK18  

CTO  Kim's Xian..."gifted and talented and everything"...

CTO Yahoo OMG Hottest Love Team of the Year! Kim Chiu and Xian Lim

They have this chemistry that sizzles and catches those who see them, watch their shows, their appearances unawares and they find themselves struck - star or love, immobilized; that cameras can be forgotten; for fear that the beautiful awe-inspiring feeling, that excitement might slip away if one moves! KimXified! 

CTO - Kim and Xian thanking everyone who helped them win as Yahoo OMG Love Team of the Year Award twice over (2012-2013) and for Ina, Kapatid, Anak as the Teleserye of the Year Award!

CTO  - Kim Chiu @ Bench Universe 2012. Fiercer, Fearless and Bolder.

                                  I flew too close to the Sun and I got burned,
Plummeting back to Earth is how I returned.
Bursting into flames as I fell back to the nest,
A pile of ashes where my head used to rest.
Just like the Phoenix, from the ashes I rise,
As I soar, my fiery wings light up the skies.
                                                     by Dan Hoger

 CTO - The Phoenix Rising.  Kim Chiu now flexing her wings. An eagle after the butterfly.  Whatever stance Kim takes, we are with her in her innate goodness and humility.
Kim Chiu as a Phoenix rising from the ashes, she draws strength from her family and from her superhero, Xian Lim. 

“Masaya ako kasi thankful ako sa mga nandiyan for me. 'Yung totoong nandiyan for me.” Chui was referring to her family and her rumored boyfriend Xian Lim. “Pamilya ko, of course, lagi naman silang nandiyan, sila ang inspirasyon ko sa kung anuman ang nangyayari sa buhay ko. Hindi naman sila bumitaw sa akin. And si Xian siyempre,” she said. 

Kim  blossomed and continues to bask in the sun of  Xian's assurances, his utmost respect for her person, making her see her worth, that as Xian says, "I just want to show my respect, to give her what she deserves and she deserves everything", a strong declaration of a man in love with a woman  whose life approximates his own in terms of early childhood insecurities and loss.

CTO - Teaser of  Kim and Xian on Deal or no Deal with Host  Luis Manzano to air 7-27-13.  Notice the very high comfortability Kim has around Xian.

CTO Xian and his Banana jokes tickle Kim pink every time.  First to laugh at his jokes, Kim never fails to mention that Xian is  funny on top of being caring, thoughtful, napakabait  and a hopeless romantic.

CTO - Xian after cracking a joke in an IKA taping lull time...early days of Celyn on IKA, from her simple outfit. "Gigil" then.

CTO  The Look;  the "gigil" remain; Xian - consistent; BHKCNCM shooting lull.

Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo  shooting early July, 2013.

CTO - DOND taping;  Kimmy  version of "gigil", lower right photo. Photo: The prize of picking the right briefcase, will their No. 2 prevail til the end? Kapamilya Deal or No Deal with Kim and Xian this Saturday na.. super nakaka-excite! ❤❤

As the month of July comes to a close,  Kim and Xian are caught in this whirlwind of promotional activities for their first movie together, Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?  Their guestings in morning, afternoon, talk, travel and game shows flow from one to the other.  

Resilient and running on adrenaline, Kim and Xian draw strength from each other and no matter how beleaguered they are by the perennial question of, "Are they or aren't they",  they still manage to come up with such circuitous answers that are sometimes laughable or come  blunt as to say in Tagalog, "what does it matter to you if we are or not?".  

Indeed what does it matter? Not to us who see more and better than the rest thus the question no longer arises in our circles. We just claim it!  Promise Ring, remember? The Promise Ring too was accepted by the recipient and proudly announced just as the birthday celebrant is shouting from the rooftops his beloved's labor of love in getting all the people who matter to him under one roof with a slideshow to boot lovingly prepared by her in a memorable birthday celebration in an upscale resto that will go down in Xian history as the first ever done for him in that grand a scale by no less than his girl, Kim!  Need we ask?

Guestings galore.  Kim and/or  Xian for BHKCNCM movie promo.

CTO Team KimXi Birthday celebration for Xian. 7-24-13 

CTO Admin Mommy Evs and Admin JP giving tearful messages for Xian. KimXi managing their loverly looks at each other still!

CTO Team KimXi Admin Mommy Evs and Admin JP's meaningful messages

CTO Kim Chiu's message to Birthmonth boy Xian.

CTO KimXi pic with Team KimXi Admin Mommy Evs and Admin JP

CTO Xian birthday wish, candle blowing and Kim-led birthday song!

CTO Cheers for Xian - Direk Joyce, Kim, Team KimXi

CTO Xian doing Gentleman dance at Kim's stage managing. Team KimXi party.
SANDY&ALEX❤7.31.2013 ‏@hapi2beAKO 3h  
NapakaCHIUportive naman ni Kim :-))) mave_nice's photo

CTO Tropang KimUy Birthday celebration for Xian 7-24-13

CTO Xian at Headstart with Karen Davila.     - CTO  Headstart     - CTO  Headstart

CTO - Kapamilya Deal or No Deal.  Magic No. 2 

CTO  No. 2 in their jerseys.  Destiny?

CTO - The excitement is just too much!  DOND!

CTO KrisTV to air Monday 7-29-13. Kim and Xian in their sporty best!
Photo: "@chinitaprincess: done with #kristv taping!:) thank you kristv and ofcourse ate @krisaquino214 for the super fun chikahan and adventure!!! thanks ate!:) mwah!!! @darlasauler di kita nakita kanina.,"

CTO"@deejayecuadrado: Abangan sa ‪#‎kristv‬. Sino etong naka-bullseye sa ‪#‎archery‬‪#‎bakithindikacrushngcrushmo‬"  

CTO  Xian's new hobby.  Playing cupid, Xian or playing for the Asian Games?
Photo: "@deejayecuadrado: Abangan sa #kristv. Sino etong naka-bullseye sa #archery? #bakithindikacrushngcrushmo"

CTO -  Movie promo - Davao.

CTO Sandy Veloso on Ihaw Na!

CTO - Kim and Xian heading for their car or whereever at the end of their  day of work, serenely walking away, arm in shoulder, in a journey that could mean forever. What a beautiful sight since both are unaware that they are in the sights of someone's camera, their walk preserved for posterity; a peaceful scene of two people attuned to each other, their thoughts perhaps  brimming of thankfulness and love. (KrisTV taping 7-25-13)
"@chinitaprincess: "the best things in LIFE aren't material "things". they are moments, feelings, lessons, faith, discoveries and truth." have a lovely day everyone..  ‪#‎onmywaytothedream‬

@chinitaprincess quote is so apt to the wondrous things that have happened between her and Xian, her "accidental loveteam", intentional love.

All in God's grace and will.  Thanks be to God.

They have this movie that is foremost in their minds and ours and may become an "accidental blockbuster".  

In the realm of the spirit, nothing is ever a coincidence or accidental.  It is in the will of God  or in man's and granted or allowed by God.  

Prayer is power. May God grant us our dearest  wish that  our much loved Kim and Xian may enjoy a  major blockbuster in Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? Thanks be to God!

We thank Star Cinema for having  Kim and Xian star in Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?, 3rd film released in celebration of its 20th anniversary;  Ramon Bautista for his material, Direk Binibining Joyce Bernal for her directorial genius, the stellar cast and talents, the scriptwriters, editors, staff and crew of the Production team, most of all Kim and Xian for this offering!

As Paulo Coelho has said in The Alchemist, "And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it."  

I sense the excitement and I thank God for using the universe as an instrument for the fulfillment of our dearest wish!

CTO From the movie Serendipity - When you know by Shawn Colvin

When You Know Lyrics 
by Shawn Colvin. From Serendipity

When You Know by Shawn Colvin
When you know that you know who you love, you can't deny it. 
Or go back, or give up, or pretend that you don't buy it. 
When it's clear this time you've found the one, you'll never let him go 
Cos you know and you know that you know. 

When you feel in your skin in your bones and the hollow 
Of your heart, there's no way you can wait till tomorrow. 
When there isn't any doubt about it once you come this close 
Cos you know and you know that you know. 

You can feel love surround you like the sky 'round the moon.
This is how love has found you, now you know what to do. 

When you know that you know who you need, you can't deny it. 
Or go back, or give up, or pretend that you don't buy it. 
When it's clear this time you've found the one, you'll never let him go 
Cos you know and you know that you know. 

And it's time you come in from the cold. 
And you know that you know.



  1. Hello Guts, been waiting for your blog thoughts amidst the kaganapans. July is truly a busy experience for KIMXI. My hubby just commented about me, if not workaholic, I'm KIMXIholic. Hubby sometimes gets jealous when I find time to sit and just browse on KIMXI moments.

    I don't need a confirmation from Kim and Xian, I'm waiting for the confirmation when they get engaged. Theirs is for the long haul.

    I claim that their 1st movie is a mega HIT and hope I can get a copy of BHKCNCM or west coast screening please, maybe this time I will have the courage and guts to drag my hubby HA HA HA !! good luck to me !!!

    Guts, as always you get me glued to your KIMXI blogs. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for the wait!

      hahahahah! Hindi ka nag-iisa!!! First time ko narinig ang KimXiholic, puede mahiram?

      Same here, not waiting, just claiming!:-))

      Praying and you're right, let us all claim even a super megablockbuster BHKCNCM!

      You will have the guts when it comes am sure! Hope and pray for SC to block international theatres too!

  2. --hello, ate!!! Another piece which captures my heart again.This one is a bit longer and "SWEETER" than the others..hihihi :)

    Thank you so much for transcribing all the things that happened since last month 'till now!! yeeeeyyyyyy!!!!

    A vongga clap for you again!!!!

    1. Uyyyyyyyyyyy salamat ha! Thanks for thinking it's sweeter!<3

      You're welcome! Appreciate the read.

  3. Hello there! Thanks for posting another blog on the Kimxi. Again, this made me fall in love with both of them more than ever. They are the sweetest and their relationship has definitely grown and friendship gone deeper. Reel or real it does not really matter for as long as they are happy and comfortable with what they have. I salute your brilliance as ever. Thanks for the inspiration. I am one with everyone in praying for their MEGABLOCKBUSTER movie. Looking forward to your next blog. Take care and God Bless to all!

    1. Awwwww...lahat tayo naiinlove with them in their love for each other.

      Claiming their Megablockbuster ...make it SUPER in God's will and grace!<3

      Hope to have one short one soon. Thanks for the read!

  4. It's seeing the KimXi's love and moments thru your eyes Ms. Gutz... and you know how your KimXi sisterettes love all your blogs. Aside from articulating our feelings and takes on their moves and moments, you also are deepening not only our understanding on them but more importantly our giddiness and happiness about our Kim and Xian. He he ... grabe na talaga ang addictness ko. Pero I'm comforted by the fact that we are many around the world.

    You know many are wondering why good vibes lang ako most of time. Sabi ko naman "effective talaga ang distressing activity ko" and I'm not ashamed to tell that my officemates know
    about it because I'm proud sa ating magbabes. Imagine me using these words parang teenager
    fan... Nakakaloka!!! ha ha ha. Love you, Ms. Gutz... Your No. 2 fan

    PS Yes well make KimXis BHKCNCM a megablockbuster!

    1. Mercy!!!!!!!!! So happy!!!!!!! BHKCNCM, on its way to being a megablockbuster!

      First off, thanks for the read! Thanks be to God for hearing our prayers!

      Yes! Positivities and Good Vibes lang!

  5. Yes, we will all make KimXi's BHKCNCM a mega blockbuster. I go to church every day and for the last two weeks or so, I have been praying for the success of BHKCNCM. We should all pray for good weather also, especially on the premier night and opening day. In the church where I attend mass has a book of intentions, I always write for BHKCNCM to be a success. Let all the KIMXi's fans pray that it will be a blockbuster. I read in one of the instagram posts that it appears ABS-CBN may have high expectations for this movie, so let us all make it happen. I believe the result of this movie will determine if there will be more projects for both Kim and Xian as a love team. I have a strong faith that it will, God is good and He will make it happen. Let's all pray together at 6:00 a.m. on July 31, 2013 for good weather and invite all our friends and relatives to see this movie. I may have to request my sister to go to St. Claire and offer eggs for good weather. Good luck and God bless to both Kim and Xian. I hope I will be able to meet them someday when I go back to the Philippines. Last but not the least, thank you very much for this article/story, you're such a good writer.

    1. Thank you, thank you for all your prayers and best intentions for Kim and Xian! Our God is a good God and has heard the prayers of His people! Prayer is really power! Let us pray for more projects for the two after this hit movie! Let us claim them now!

      I really thank God for Direk Joyce for her expert and understanding handling of Kim and Xian in having them deliver their best as envisioned by her!

      You're welcome and thank you too for the read!

  6. My hopeful, patient waiting is rewarded, Miss Kimxianity! I first browse the whole length of your latest kimxi blog in my excitement then go back to savor, with much care and love, the details of your KimXi blog! This is an eventful year for Kim and Xian, and because we love the two of them so much, let's continue to ask our our Lord God and the Holy Family to protect and bless their love for each other. Again, thank you for serving Kim and Xian and all their global fans, including me, with your excellent blogs! Kim and Xian should be your readers too!

    1. You're very welcome! I can feel your love for kim and Xian from your use of the word "savor"...namnam is the Tagalog word for it right? <3

      Yes, we are one in praying for them in their love for each other; that such may flourish and that they may end up happily together for always!

      Thank you too and yes, hopefully, Kim and Xian may read my writings some time!

  7. Hi Gutsy,

    Congratulations again for a well written blog. I lost the link when my PC bogged down hence this comment is a little late. As usual I enjoyed reading the KIMXI happenings in details thanks to your gift. Praise God for Kim and Xian who makes life easier and happy for all of us especially for those who are far form their loved ones.

    I am anxiously waiting for Wednesday to come so I can watch BHKCNCM here in Seattle.

    May God Bless you and Kim And Xian always,

  8. Ms Kimxianity,I'm constantly checking onn and waiting for your next blog! I wish and hope it will be out soon! Thank you!

  9. I don't know the reason why you have stopped writing for Kim and Xian since your last July 26 entry. I feel so sad.