Xian Lim says he was just beginning to establish a friendship with AJ Perez until the latter's tragic accident.
Xian Lim still couldn’t believe that he just came AJ Perez’s wake. Xian told Push.com.ph
, “This is a super sad experience First time mangyari sa akin ito
.” He added that when he visited the wake last April 18, he saw the devastation on the face of AJ’s father, Gerry Perez. “Kapag nakita mo
you might breakdown. Grabe.
Xian and AJ sat side by side for one week as guest judges on Showtime
from March 21 to 26. The two would frequently see each other around the ABS-CBN compound whenever there were events since they have the same handler in Star Magic. They also worked together last year in the comedy film Mamarazzi
top-billed by Eugene Domingo and Andi Eigenmann.
Xian said he was disappointed that his budding friendship with AJ was cut short by a terrible accident. “I am very sad that AJ Perez passed away. He was the type of person you wouldn't have an awkward moment with. There was always something to talk about. Nagkasama kami sa Showtime
for one week and start na sana yun ng isang magandang
friendship but it ended too soon. Rest in peace AJ Perez. I will miss you.”
Though he wanted to take a break during Holy Week, especially now that he is grieving the death of a friend, Xian still had to work. He was in Boracay doing shows for Studio 23. “Every year we do the Barkada Gimmick event to bring Studio 23 closer to people. We give them a good time with performances, awards, food, party, and all.”
The 21-year-old actor/model is also set to begin taping for the new teleserye Binondo Girl
where he will play the leading man of primetime princess Kim Chiu. “Kim is a really good friend of mine. I see na magiging masaya ang
bonding naming lahat dito sa bagong
show and I know I will be comfortable around her.”