Kim Chiu remarked that she was very surprised by the birthday party organized by her family and friends for her recently.
In an interview with Star Magic Inside News, Kim said, "Nagulat ako and hindi ako prepared with my look, outfit, and lahat. Lahat ng mga boss ng ABS(CBN), hindi naman lahat, people close to my heart na talagang hindi ako inexpect na darating sila for my birthday surprise, nandito sila lahat," she stated.
When asked if she had an inkling that a surprise birthday party was being organized for her, she stated, "Hindi kasi nire-respeto naman ng mga kapatid ko kung ano ang gusto ko so sabi ko gusto ko ngayon tayo lang kasi bagong dating ang kapatid ko from Canada tapos 'yung kuya ko from Cebu na nagwo-work bumiyahe dito ng ilang hours tapos babalik din sa Cebu so parang sabi ko tayo lang tapos nakita ko ang dami pa lang tao, na-shock ako talaga. So mga Showtime family, ASAP family, lahat nandidito, Star Magic, ang dami nandidito so parang nagulat ako, hindi ko inexpect, so masaya ako," she stated.
According to Kim, one of her birthday wishes is to return to acting soon.
"Na-miss kong umarte so hopefully soon this year or next year bumalik ako sa pag arte kasi 'yun talaga first love ko. Of course I am thankful na nabigyan ako ng opportunity na mag-host sa Showtime, and then masaya talaga ako don, nakahanap ako ng bagong pamilya kaya sobrang thankful ako na kahit ano mang nangyari sa ABS(CBN), nabibigyan pa rin ako ng projects na pinagkakatiwala nila sa akin," she stated.
Another birthday wish of the actress is for her to be a stronger person.
"Sana mas maging matibay pa ako more kasi ang daming nangyayari eh, ang daming bumabatong kung anu-ano so kung ano man 'yung mga bato na 'yun, I think mas matibay na ako and wish ko mas matibay pa kung ano mang mangyari para hindi ako basta na lang matumba, tatayo at tatayo pa rin," she said.
She also wishes that ABS-CBN will be granted a new franchise soon.
"Sana siyempre bumalik na 'yung franchise natin and hopefully magkaroon na ng trabaho 'yung maraming tao na nawalan ng trabaho sa ABS-CBN," she said.
As part of her birthday celebration, Kim also did a community outreach recently.
Kim gave almost 500 grocery packs for a barangay in Antipolo, Rizal and Village of Hope. She also provided food packs, oximeters, and stretchers to the National Center for Mental Health.
The actress took to social media to extend her gratitude to everyone who became part of her birthday celebration.
"Indeed one of the most memorable birthdays I ever had. Punong puno ‘yung puso ko simula umaga hanggang gabi, surrounded by people who are dear to me. My family is complete after 8 long years, did a birthday charity in 3 different places, seeing those happy smiles made my heart melt. Iba ‘yung experience sobra. Got messages on my socmed accts and personal messages,(di pa ako nakaka reply but later I will.) May pa birthday greeting sa MOA globe ang Kim Chiu Global family. Grabe Salamat. Got a personal VP Leni greetings gulat ako na naiyak. Got cakes, flowers, and food pag uwi ko sa bahay and of course to end the day nagulat ako sa pa Surprise!!!!!!wala akong ka idea, pero grabe!!!" she said.
"SALAMAT SA LAHAT. SALAMAT SOBRA SA ARAW na ito NA DIKO MALILIMUTAN. It was indeed a HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. #forevergrateful," she posted.