Kim Chiu denies any trouble brewing between her and longtime barkada Churigogobaschu.
Although she had not committed to being part of the 18 Treasures ceremony of Empress'rsquo;s debut, Kim Chiu was a welcome surprise when she made it just in time for the friendship ceremony to begin. Kim had rushed to the party after finishing work on a new ad campaign. During her turn on stage, the 21 year-old said she was not able to bring a gift but told the debutante that she was really happy to be there for Empress on her big day.
"Hindi ko kasi alam na aabot ako dito sa 18 Treasures mo kaya hindi ako prepared sobra. Hindi ko kasi alam talaga kung kaya ng sked kaya hindi ako nagpalista. Hindi ako nakapag-ready ng regalo kasi sabi hindi ako kasali sa 18 Treasures kasi nga meron akong schedule kanina. Sabi ko kanina sa trabaho ko kung puwedeng mabilis matapos para makasunod ako sa birthday. Nung tumawag ako, sabi kakasimula lang so binilisan namin so umabot kami," she said happily.
Kim gave Empress a simple message during the party. "Maraming maraming salamat sa friendship. Basta ang Chuirigogobaschu andito pa rin para sa 'lsquo;yo. Gusto ko maging laging masaya ka lang and sana marami pang projects. And sana mas marami pang blessings na dumating. Sana hindi ka magbago. Utang muna yung gift ko ha (laughs)," she said during Empress'rsquo;s debut party held at The Grand Terrace last February 19.
Kim said that within her circle of friends, she is known for giving gifts after the actual occasion has passed. "Ganun naman talaga ako magbigay ng regalo (laughs). Lagi-lagi talagang delay kasi titingnan ko muna yung mga gifts ng iba tapos saka na ako magbibigay ng regalo," she said.
Kim said that she already has an idea of what she will get for Empress once she finds the time to shop for it. "Kay Empress kahit ano basta pink puwede na sa kanya (laughs). Parehas kami ng gusto pero sa kanya more of rocker na pink, yung sa akin naman parang baby doll pink," she explained.
The two first got to know each other during an intensive acting workshop that ABS-CBN had for its talents. "Andami naming nagsama-sama for 14 Sundays. So every Sunday kami magkakasama ng mga six hours," she recalled.
During Empress'rsquo;s party, Kim dispelled rumors that their barkada, which they dubbed Chiurigogobaschu (combined from the last names of Kim Chiu, Melissa Ricks, Erich Gonzales, Beauty Gonzales, Kitkat Banas, and Empress Schuck), are not all on good terms right now. "Hindi naman ganun. Dumaan lang kami sa maraming intriga at tsismis na hindi naman totoo. Gaya na nag-aaway away kami o maghihiwalay. Sabi ko bakit naman iniintriga tayo. Eh wala naman talagang nangyayari. Para sa amin wala lang, wala lang talagang time minsan na maging kumpleto kami," she said.
Kim also denied that her friendship with Maja Salvador is another cause of problems within Chiurigogobaschu. "Naging close friend ko rin kasi si Maja kasi nagsama kami dun sa U.S. tour namin for thr