With his last overseas shooting for the travel show Aja! Aja! Tayo sa Jeju done in 2019, Donny Pangilinan said he can’t wait for the pandemic to be over and for it to be safe to travel abroad again.
“Yes sobra kong na-miss yung mag-travel. Sobra. I think as long as the procedures and protocols are done and it’s safe, I’m more than okay to travel for work kasi na-miss ko talaga. Sa Korea, na-appreciate ko nung gumala kami ni kuya Robi (Domingo), I really loved the scenery, the nature, how nice their parks are and a lot of people exercising and stuff. So I feel like that’s something that really stuck with me. Miss ko lang yung black pork, yung pagkain dun. Yung noodles. I’m a fan of samgyup but it’s different when you’re actually in Korea. Iba yung pagkain dun,” he shared during the Aja! Aja! Virtual Fan Meet.
Although he said he has yet to watch any Korean series, Donny said he really enjoyed hosting and traveling around Jeju island with his Aja! Aja! castmates Robi Domingo, Kristel Fulgar, and Shine Kuk.
“Masaya. masaya lang. Very supportive towards each other… We all just wanted to make it feel less of work but more of a group thing na parang let’s go through this together, let’s have fun. But at the same time let’s be professional as well.
“Si Kuya Robi siya yung kuya ng group pero hindi niya pina-feel na ganun yung age niya. He really relates with us always.
“Si Kristel siya yung nakakasama ko sa most of the challenges and stuff and I don’t think I would have been able to push myself kung hindi din ako pinush ni Kristel kasi solid din yan. Warrior yan si Kristel.
Si Shine naman very game kahit saan. I didn’t actually expect Shine to be like that. I thought mas reserved siya ng konti. Pero grabe wala talagang reserve (laughs). Siya yung parang key namin sa Korea. She was telling us where to go to sa Jeju, kung ano yung delicacy nila, cultural references,” he shared.
During the event, Donny also weighed in on whether he preferred to be a solo actor or in a love team if given a choice. Donny is currently being paired onscreen with Belle Mariano in the iWantTFC series He’s Into Her.
“I don’t think you should choose. Whatever is happening in my career I’m happy and it’s part of the journey eh, everything you go through. I don’t think you should say na ito lang yung gusto ko or ito lang yung gusto ko. Parang part yun ng pagiging spontaneous di ba? It’s just not one thing, it’s a lot of things. I’m just happy where I am right now and excited for what the future has in store,” he said.