As he turns 23 on July 12, Xian Lim said that he is very grateful for all the blessings he has been receiving since last year. The Ina, Kapatid, Anak star said it is definitely going to be a different kind of birthday for him this year. “Alam ko mas marami ng parties na mangyayari this time. There are a lot of things happening. Sobrang thankful ako for the support and it’s been a wonderful year. Siyempre mas marami ng endorsements ngayon. Mas marami ng tao akong kilala, mas marami ng parties, mas marami ng celebrations. Nakakatuwa na heto pala yun. Kasi ako lang mag-isa usually eh. Usually small lang ang party but this time its different. Kasi there’s a lot to share with everyone,” he said.
Xian admitted that he usually plans something very intimate during his natal day. “Sa mismong birthday ko ang gagawin ko lang naman is yung nangyayari every year is just very small dinner, usually kasi kasama ko mommy ko, lola ko. Si Kim (Chiu) i-invite-in ko siya pero kung busy siya kasi busy naman yung schedule niya. If she can come then why not ‘di ba? The more the merrier,” he said during his birthday presscon held at McDonald’s ABS-CBN held last July 10.
As early as July 9, fans of the Kapamilya heartthrob surprised him with a dinner at a restaurant near ABS-CBN. “Nagsimula sa surprise birthday party. Ang nag-organize ng surprise birthday party is yung mga KimXi fans from the States. Pumunta sila dito to celebrate my birthday. Sa Cerchio restaurant sa Morato. Kasama ko dun yung family ko, handler ko, my stylist, basta nandun lahat,” he revealed.
Xian said he is waiting until his actual birthday to open the gifts he received that night. When it comes to buying gifts for himself, Xian said he is saving his money in the bank for now until he can afford his dream house. “Kasi tinatanong ako kung anong regalo ko daw sa sarili ko, wala pa naman akong plan. Wala pa naman akong naiisip na bibilhin ko but in terms of celebration heto na yun eh. I’m not planning to buy bigger things but hindi ko pa kasi alam kung ano bibilhin ko eh. Hindi pa yun sa plano. Basta ang nasa isip ko kung tinatanong kung bahay, siyempre nag-iipon ako. Siyempre that’s an achievement ‘di ba? And siyempre gusto ko rin yun pero in terms of kung bibilhin ngayon, wala pa eh. Wala pa akong naiisip eh. If I buy something, hindi material, siguro something with my mom and family,” he explained.
Xian said he is thankful that all his wishes last year were fulfilled in such a short time. “Yung wish ko last year natupad siya. Before wini-wish ko na sana mabigyan ako ng break, sana matanggap ako ng mga tao. Then everything happened and yung pagmamahal nila is priceless kasi from the fans todo suporta sila, from the endorsements talagang pagmamahal ang pinapakita nila and everyone okay sila,” he said.
Xian admitted his only wish now is to be able to continue having a successful showbiz career. “Sana, sa lahat ng nagyari ngayon, sana tuloy-tuloy lang siya. Sana ma-sustain. Sana patuloy ko mapasaya ang mga tao sa mga shows, sa mga roles na pino-portray ko and pati na rin sa mga kanta na sinusulat ko, sana unti-unti nilang matanggap yun at magustuhan,” he added.
In just the span of one year, Xian said he has learned to grow as a person and as an actor as well. “Siyempre mas masaya, siyempre sa lahat ba naman ng nangyayari and mas marami na akong alam ngayon. I have more experience now sa lahat ng ginagawa ko,” he said.
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