Not all of our favorite celebs went to Boracay during Holy Week. Some of them were in London. I would know. I was there myself for a concert tour.
Thankfully, our schedules didn’t clash, so we didn’t have to compete for audiences.
Daniel Padilla and Yeng Constantino headlined a concert there. Parents complained that their eardrums popped with tons of teens screeching and screaming for the two.
The Eraserheads were in England for a concert, too. Many OFWs wanted to watch the Eraserheads but the tickets were priced at 120 pounds. In comparison, Lady Gaga’s was pegged at 40 pounds. It was a good thing that the producer decided to slash ticket prices at the last minute so more people were able to attend.
Also in London around that time were Gretchen Barretto and Jessica Soho. My husband saw the two, who were traveling separately, on his flight.
Anyway, I’d like to thank all those who supported my Europe/UK concert tour. It is because of your good reviews that I’m coming back on June 7 and 8, to perform at Barrio Fiesta in Morden Park, south London.
Around the time I was doing my concert tour, Aiza Seguerra was in Denmark to perform with Noel Cabangon. Filipinos I spoke to at my concert told me that Aiza might just marry girlfriend Liza Diño there, as Denmark allows same-sex marriages. Knowing Aiza, she wouldn’t hide such juicy news from the press, so let’s just wait if she really made that leap.
On Black Saturday, Rayver Cruz and Xian Lim had a successful performance at the Cache Creek Casino Resort in California. Actually, Rayver was with a big group that included Enrique Gil, Gerald Anderson and Jason Abalos for a basketball tournament with other Star Magic artists in Hayward and Pasadena.
Rayver had told me that he likes hanging out with Gerald and Enchong Dee. “They are among my good buddies in Star Magic. If ever we are together in a show or in a basketball game out of the country, we make sure we travel to different places on our own or stay longer.”
He remembered how Enchong once bragged about booking them in a New York apartment during one of these sojourns.
“We were all so excited. When we arrived, the apartment could only fit our luggage. It was that small.
“We were joking that we would probably have to sleep standing (up). In any case, we roughed it out and had one of our greatest times in New York,” Rayver detailed.
He added, “A word of warning: never trust Enchong to make you ‘libre.’ He is so ‘kuripot’ that he is now among the richest in our group in terms of saving up because he is so smart with his money.”
I must agree with Rayver. I know firsthand how thrifty Enchong could be. Once, during a trip to Hamburg, I saw him asking for loose change from members of our entourage, this is so he could buy himself a pint of milk and some crackers. I asked our producer: “Isn’t Enchong’s talent fee more than mine?” We all had a hearty laugh about that.
Anyway, Rayver – who appears on the cover of this month’s Garage magazine with his brother Rodjun – is coming out in an indie movie titled “Filemon Mamon.” It is a musical, which focuses on health and nutrition. Rayver plays the role of a school teacher who falls in love with a co-teacher 10 years older than him.
Guess who the lucky cougar is? You guessed it right. It’s none other than yours truly!