Jason Francisco reveals what went on behind the scenes during his first trip abroad.
Currently known as half of the popular Melason love team, Jason Francisco found his life take an interesting turn after joining Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up last year. In StarStudio magazineTravel Special Collectors Edition, the 21-year-old comedian shared his experience after taking a trip to Great Britain after being invited by The Filipino Channel. Jason, along with other Kapamilya stars, performed in an event called the Barrio Fiesta in London in Lampton Park, Hounslow. Because it was his first time to travel abroad, Jason admitted it was definitely one of his most unforgettable experiences. "Siyempre excited. Hindi ko alam yung experience na yun mangyayari din. Sobrang layo. Sixteen hours biyahe na nasa eroplano ka," he recalled in the StarStudio interview. The quiet guy from Mindoro also enjoyed flying comfortably in the business class section of the plane. "May TV naman. Nakahiga ako ng maayos," he added.
Jason was welcomed by the Filipino community there and was even accompanied around the city by their fans. "May mga Pinoy din na nagpapa-picture. Sabi nila, kapag maingay, Pinoy daw yun! Yung iba, makukulit pa. Wacky, one by one, group," he says. Out of all his experiences in London, Jason admitted that more than the sights, he really appreciated the food and the weather there the most. "Paborito ko yung sausages and tinapay, si Melai (Cantiveros, his love team partner) hindi masaya kasi puro kanin 'lsquo;yun. Ako basta may ulam, kakain ako. Nagustuhan ko yung klima, sobrang lamig. Mahilig naman ako sa malamig," he shared.
Even though he was not a seasoned traveler, Jason admitted he was lucky to not experience any jetlag while he was abroad even though it took him some time to recover when he got back to the Philippines. "Wala namang jetlag kasi hindi naming alam ang jetlag. Kaya parang wala sa amin. Pero ayun, dito sa Pilipinas, isang linggo ako nagkasakit. Yung pakiramdam ko kakaiba, hindi ko lang ma-explain. Siguro yun yung tinatawag na jetlag, na-late lang," he offered.
To read the full story on Jason'rsquo;s London trip as well as photos and articles on your favorite Kapamilya celebrities, get your copy of StarStudio Travel Special Collectors Edition now. StarStudio is published by ABS-CBN Publishing and is available at all leading bookstores nationwide.