Q&A

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MIGO’S FA­VORITES COLOR

Can I pick two? Pur­ple and black. Even though black is a shade.

PER­FUME

Burberry Men. Some­one got it for me. I pick by the smell. I don’t re­ally mind about the brand. If it smells good, it’s good enough for me.

FOOD

Isaw. But that’s street food. If it came to food food: steak.

CUR­RENT SONG IN YOUR PLAYLIST

“Come Thru” by Drake.

[Drake, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, is “a Cana­dian rap­per, singer, song­writer, record pro­ducer, ac­tor, and en­tre­pre­neur,” ac­cord­ing to Wikipedia.]

PHONE APP

I was ad­dicted to Arena of Valor be­fore.

[Arena of Valor is a video game—specif­i­cally, a mul­ti­player on­line bat­tle arena (MOBA) game.]

HIGH SCHOOL SUB­JECT

Mu­sic.

MIGO’S IFS IF YOU WERE TO BE IN­VIS­I­BLE FOR A DAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Rob a bank.

IF YOU HAD AN UN­LIM­ITED BUD­GET FOR A DATE WITH A GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

What­ever she wants… I’ll spoil her. Un­lim­ited bud­get, it’s not my money. I’m okay. Be it like, buy the most ex­pen­sive car and crash it for all I care.

IF YOU WERE TO WAKE UP AS SOME­ONE ELSE TO­MOR­ROW, WHO WOULD IT BE?

Zac Efron… He’s got a very pho­to­genic face, I won­der what it feels like. Does he feel ugly? Or does he wake up be­ing in­se­cure some­times? Imag­ine if you heard that Zac Efron is in­se­cure. Parang, ‘What?’ Migo re­veals that he is “kind of re­lated” to Kuh Ledesma, who dis­cov­ered him dur­ing her con­cert in Aus­tralia. Migo’s ma­ter­nal half­brother is Bryan Palanca. “It just so hap­pened that my brother is the pa­mangkin of Tita Kuh, kasi his dad and Kuh are first cousins.”

IF YOU WERE TO SING FOR SOME­ONE SPE­CIAL, WHAT SONG WOULD YOU SING?

I would sing one of my orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions. Or I would make a com­po­si­tion for that per­son.

IF YOU COULD READ A FA­MOUS PER­SON’S DI­ARY, WHOSE DI­ARY WOULD YOU READ?

Emma Wat­son’s. I love that girl.

IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO HAVE DIN­NER WITH SOME­ONE FA­MOUS, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD YOU IN­VITE?

Mar­ian Rivera. Yeah, even though she’s a mom, she’s still re­ally pretty. Like, oh my God. Ding­dong is so lucky.

IF YOU COULD BE PRES­I­DENT FOR A DAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I would re­voke every­body’s driver’s li­cense here in the Philip­pines and make them take a driv­ing test again, be­cause there are many stupid driv­ers on the road.

IF YOU COULD MAKE SOME­THING INTO A LAW, WHAT LAW WOULD IT BE?

No stupid driv­ers. No cor­rup­tion. And if there was cor­rup­tion found, you’ll be shot on sight. If there was ev­i­dence against you.

MIGO’S FIRSTS FIRST SCARE OF YOUR LIFE?

My mom and dad brought me to watch Para­nor­mal Ac­tiv­ity in the movie cin­ema, and it was so loud. That was just too scary. I was, like, eight years old. I cried and my mom laughed. Be­cause of that, I’ve learned to love hor­ror movies.

[ Para­nor­mal Ac­tiv­ity is a 2007 Amer­i­can su­per­nat­u­ral hor­ror film, de­scribed by the Google Play web­site as “the sur­prise hit crit­ics call ‘one of the scari­est movies of all time.’” The film went on to have five se­quels, pre­quels, and spin-offs.]

FIRST HEART­BREAK?

Ouch, I re­ally don’t wanna go back there. It hap­pened when I was in year 6. I met a girl, and when I got older she wasn’t just the same any­more.

FIRST PUR­CHASE US­ING YOUR FIRST SALARY? Tithe. I gave ten per­cent. That was when I won one mil­lion [pe­sos] from StarStruck as the prize money. FIRST TIME YOU RE­AL­IZED YOU WERE FA­MOUS? I still don’t think I’m fa­mous, I’m sorry. I wouldn’t even con­sider my­self as a celebrity, but if I had to con­sider my­self as a celebrity, I would be a C-list celebrity. FIRST THING YOU RE­AL­IZED WHEN YOU WOKE UP TO­DAY? I didn’t wake up... The last time I woke up was yes­ter­day pa. FIRST TIME YOU SAID “I LOVE YOU”? To my par­ents. FIRST TIME YOU FELT PROUD OF YOUR­SELF? When I fi­nally be­came in­de­pen­dent fi­nan­cially—and liv­ing-wise, able to sup­port my­self and sup­port my food and sup­port my own ga­so­line and sup­port, like, buy­ing a car. That’s when I first felt proud of my­self. FIRST TIME YOU MADE YOUR PAR­ENTS PROUD? They were al­ways proud of me when­ever I gave per­for­mances. But I think the big one is when I took up the op­por­tu­nity to come move here to the Philip­pines and study and chase my dream, be­cause not ev­ery­one your age can leave their home and still be the same per­son when they come back. FIRST TIME YOU EM­BAR­RASSED YOUR­SELF? In preschool, I was al­ways cho­sen for the cross-coun­try and run­ning events. It was my turn to run. But I re­ally had to go to the bath­room. But wala, e, they didn’t al­low me. They said, “Your run’s gonna be next.” So, parang once they shot the gun, I started run­ning and I said to my­self, “Just imag­ine that the fin­ish line is the toi­let.’” But I didn’t make it to the fin­ish line. I was pee­ing while I was run­ning. Oh my God. From then on, my friends would call me pissy pants. FIRST TIME YOU MADE SOME­ONE CRY? My ex… It’s high school. [Laughs.] It’s like you date the girl for a week and, yeah, she didn’t han­dle the breakup eas­ily. FIRST TIME YOU GAVE YOUR AU­TO­GRAPH? StarStruck.

MIGO’S LASTS

LAST HAPPY DREAM? Night be­fore New Year’s Eve. I dreamt that I had to go to the beach, and so I went to the beach the next day. LAST TIME YOU MADE SOME­ONE SMILE? To­day. Saw you guys smil­ing when I was pos­ing. LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Wow, when was the last time I cried? I’d say last year. I don’t think I cried this year. That’s cool. LAST TIME YOU LAUGHED SO HARD? This morn­ing. I was with my brother kasi, and we were laugh­ing about some­thing so bad. LAST THING YOU WANT TO SEE OR HEAR BE­FORE YOU DIE? I wanna see my kids’ kids. LAST TIME YOU HAD AN IN­TER­EST­ING CON­VER­SA­TION? Yes­ter­day. I was with Yvette from The One That Got Away. We were speak­ing about beers.

[The char­ac­ter named Yvette is played by ac­tress Elle Ramirez.] LAST TIME YOU LIED? To­day. [Grins.] WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? 9Gag.

[9Gag, ac­cord­ing to Wikipedia, is “a Hong Kong­based on­line plat­form and so­cial me­dia web­site, which al­lows its users to up­load and share ‘user­gen­er­ated con­tent’ or other con­tent from ex­ter­nal so­cial me­dia web­sites.”] WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? When­ever a fam­ily mem­ber leaves me or, say, dies. Like when my par­ents went back to Aus­tralia and left me. I’m very bad at good­byes.

RAN­DOM Q&A

SWEET­EST THING YOU’VE DONE YOUR WHOLE LIFE? I printed out 2,000 pho­tos of that per­son. Two thou­sand pho­tos of me and that per­son and I filled that per­son’s whole room, as in you couldn’t see her wall any­more be­cause it was filled with all our pho­tos. So that ev­ery day when she wakes up, she would re­mem­ber me. ANO’NG NAGPAPAKILIG SA ’YO? I think it’s how a girl brings her­self. A ma­jor fac­tor has to be how her per­son­al­ity is, the way she moves, her physique and lit­tle things, her lit­tle man­ner­isms. And of course, the body parts. TORPE KA BA? Oh no. I’m not like that. I’m straight­for­ward. So, if there’s some­thing I want to do with you, I’ll tell you straight to your face. IS THERE A HOUSE­HOLD CHORE THAT YOU HATE DO­ING? Tak­ing out the rub­bish. Only be­cause in Aus­tralia, may al­ley­way kami sa ba­hay namin and maram­ing red­backs doon. A red­back ay isang pinakapoi­sonous spi­der sa Aus­tralia. And ayaw kong du­maan doon, kasi I have arachno­pho­bia.

[Arachno­pho­bia is de­fined by the New Ox­ford Amer­i­can Dic­tionary as “ex­treme or ir­ra­tional fear of spi­ders.”] TAL­ENT YOU WISH YOU WERE BET­TER AT? Ta­ga­log. Hey, it’s a tal­ent, when some­body who doesn’t know the lan­guage learns the lan­guage.

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