Real-life best friends Bea Alonzo and Enchong Dee recalled some of their fondest memories together — including a ‘budol’ moment — as they looked back at their ten years of friendship in the latter’s latest vlog.
Talking over a sumptuous breakfast meal at Bea’s home, the two Kapamilya stars first talked about how their friendship began.
According to Bea, what makes them jive with each other is the fact that they are similar and different at the same time.
“It’s because we’re both driven. And that somehow we complement each other. Like I’m less aggressive than you are when it comes to like pursuing your dreams. But in both ways, we both get everything done. But we have different methods. Tingnan mo, in different ways we are so similar but at the same time, we’re opposites,” Bea said.
Enchong, seconded Bea’s thoughts and revealed that they built their strong friendship on the show “Magkaribal.”
“Ewan ko kung you would agree with me. Nag-start lang ‘to sa 'Magkaribal.' ‘Yung talagang deep friendship natin,” Enchong said.
Looking back at some of their most memorable moments together, Bea recalled a time when Enchong ’took advantage’ of her by convincing her to sell her year-old Starex limousine at one million pesos only. A brand new roughly costs around three to four million pesos.
“May party dito sa bahay. Mahilig kasi ako mag-entertain. So may pa-dinner ako dito sa bahay. And then nalasing ako. Lasing na lasing ako. Nag-take advantage siya. Kasi magpapalit ako ng kotse nu’n. Sabi niya, ‘Ibenta mo na ‘yung Starex Limousine mo.’ Ako naman ‘oo naman ipakuha mo na ‘yan diyan. Hindi ko alam binenta niya ng 1 million na isang taon lang ng kotse.
She went on: “Tapos the following day, hindi pa ako gising, naka-deposit na ‘yung one million sa account ko. Pinipick-up na daw ‘yung kotse ko. Sabi ng nanay ko, bakit mo binenta ng napakababa nu’ng kotse?”
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Meanwhile, Bea, who has been helping a lot of people during the pandemic through a foundation called “I AM HOPE,” shared how she feels about doing humanitarian acts.
“I never considered myself as a philanthropist. But I like helping. Ever since talaga, even if I have been helping a lot of people, hindi ko siya pinopost. And it never crossed my mind to build an organization just because I think it’s too much work,” she said.
According to Bea, she has always had that desire to help other people in whatever way she can, but she chooses not to talk about it because she doesn’t want to sound self-serving.
“Alam mo ‘yung parang my seed na nakatanim sa puso mo na hindi mo siya maiwasan. ‘Yung seed of desire. Desire to help. And I say this na hindi pang-eechos ha. Sometimes I cringe whenever I say those words. Kasi parang feeling ko ang echos because we hear a lot of people talk about it. Ayokong maging self-righteous na you know, this is about me ‘cause clearly it is not about me,” she shared.
I don’t usually say this, but I am proud of the I AM HOPE TEAM’s dedication to helping the community. Today, we attended DSWD’s Orientation webinar for public solicitation. We are committed to doing this the proper way, and I am happy that we were able to gather knowledge and information as to how we can go about our future projects. 🙏🏻 . . . @iamhope_org @thisisrinanavarro @lucillesering @iam_mariamay
Admitting that she didn’t expect it would become successful, she said: “I found this person, Rina Navarro and we have the same desire to help. And so instead of channeling our energy into the business that never really pushed through yet. Sabi ko sa kanya, why don’t we just channel our energy into helping the community. Frontliners ‘yung una naming tinulungan. And now, hindi namin inaasahan na ang daming nag-dodonate.”