First scare oF your liFe?
Andre and I were in Boracay or some beach and then we just, like, we were super small, so we went to the deep end and we both drowned. And I thought we were both gonna die at that point. And then, we just forced ourselves to swim. And Andre was like a superhero, cause he was, like, ‘I’m gonna go under the water and you step on me’—so I can breathe. So Andre saved my life. I’m not sure if he remembers that, but that was the funniest and saddest, scariest time ever.
Probably when I was 15. I got my heart broken because of cheating. But I was 15, so I don’t really care. You know, I was a kid, and that was really fun to just go through a lot of things. And you know, it taught me a lot of lessons. Not everyone’s gonna be kind to you, not even your girlfriend. So, just great lessons.
First purchase using First salary?
I think I bought an iPhone right away. I think I had a Samsung at that point, and I was, like, ‘You know what, I wanna have an iPhone. I wanna be able to iMessage my friends and send emojis. So, I think, first purchase was an iPhone 4. I was so happy ’cause Dad had an iPhone, and I felt the part, I was, like, big time.
First time you Felt proud oF yourselF?
Probably when I accepted the fact that I needed to do my chores every day. Just because, like, there are a lot of people out there who have yayas here in the Philippines and the States. If you go to the college dorms, it’s gonna be really messy. So I’m just proud to have one of the cleanest dorms out there. And you know, I think that’s when I realized na I don’t need a yaya in my life. I don’t need someone helping me. I can, like, focus on myself and just do my own chores.
First time you realized you were Famous?
Actually, that’s kinda hard, just because ever since I was a kid, I’ve seen my Dad get, like, covered by a lot of people asking for pictures. I think when I realized na I’m getting pictures because of me was when I was playing for La Salle Green Hills during my junior year. That’s when I left to go to the States. That’s when I realized—I don’t like to say famous, but well-known. That was when I was, like, I have to accept the fact that people actually appreciate me.
First time you made someone cry?
Probably Andre. I probably threw a toy at him just because when we were kids we were like enemies. So, like, me and him used to… We didn’t really fight, but we’d throw stuff, and think I threw a Tonka Truck at him and he cried. So he’s probably the first person I made cry.