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Xian Lim treats his fans to his First Major Solo Concert, tonight!


The chinito and towering young actor in this generation—Xian Lim who has proven both his acting and star potentials on TV and in films alike will be treating his fans to a ‘the feels’, his first major solo concert as described by the director Alco Guerrero, titled—‘On a Date’ tonight, July 9, 8PM at the Kia Theater.

Guerrero added when he was asked what could be the show’s concept, “The idea was to maximize who he is and what he has become.

“We were thinking of the things of what it is to be in a date with the Xian. It is a look at what he is into and talks about what music he is into.”

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Produced by Star Events, Lim considered this as a fulfillment of a long-time dream to perform for his fans who have been very supportive since the beginning of his showbiz career. He has been a music enthusiast since he was a kid and through this concert it will showcase a diverse kind of repertoire—classical pieces, ballads and pop songs.

he concert will feature selected of songs from his original compositions such as ‘Iibigin Kita’ and ‘Puso Kong Hibang’.

“Dito talaga ibinigay ko ang puso ko sa mga awiting ito at sa concert na ito,” he adds.

Lim will be joined by special guest performers—Abra, Dawn Chang, Morissette, Richard Poon, Kim Chiu and with musical direction of Silent Sanctuary’s Chino David. To buy tickets, log on to TicketNet.com.ph or contact (632) 911-5555.

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Xian Lim holds a ‘Thanksgiving’ Gathering with Bloggers


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Xian Lim intently listening to the questions thrown at him during a ‘Thanksgiving’ gathering for bloggers held at a McDonald’s outlet near ABS-CBN. Photograph is courtesy of WazzupPH.ph.

In an intimate ‘thanksgiving’ gathering with the bloggers on Tuesday, February 2 at McDonald’s along Eugenio Lopez Street, Xian Lim talks about stuff in order to finish the movie—‘Everything About Her’ with two equally great actresses—the Star for All Seasons, Ms. Vilma Santos and Angel Locsin. According to young actor, who is now considered as one of the promising actors in both film and on television—he had months to psyche himself and be able to be more comfortable as Albert in the film directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal.

Due to the box-office success of Star Cinema’s opening salvo film, he expressed his gratitude for the support of his fans and to those who took time to stand in line just to watch it.

Lim also, added and described his experience in working with both Santos and Locsin are something he will treasure and be thankful for in his showbiz career, “It’s a life-changing process.”

After finishing the film, all he could say to his character Albert: “Napakasama mong tao. You are so ungrateful. Marami kang hindi naintindihan. Mana ka talaga sa ina mong impakta. Nasaan ang puso mo?”

Another thing he gamely revealed to the online media that during the filming of ‘Everything About Her’—Angel and him had a pretty tough time doing the dance scene where Vivian threw a dinner for her closest friends, relatives and selected guests.

The 26-year-old towering actor mentioned that it took them (Angel and him) two days to complete the scene, in fact the singer and her guitarist were even having difficulty in accompanying them in the dance, “Nahirapan po talaga kami nun.”

“Si Angel lang po talaga ang may kasalanan ng lahat,” he jokingly remarked.

He added that he was too confident that he could pull off that scene easily because he has been dancing with the G-Force and underwent dance lessons as well as he does production numbers in ASAP. It was a surprise for him and Angel since a simple dance—they couldn’t even successfully manage to perfect it. It was only when Direk Joyce called both their attention that they both realized they were doing it the wrong way.

After the film—he is set to star another television series on the Kapamilya channel and is paired once again with his onscreen partner Kim Chiu via ‘The Story of Us’.

For a glimpse of the upcoming series watch the video.

Mae Cruz Alviar talks about ‘Must Date the Playboy’


(An Exclusive Interview)

Direk Mae Cruz Alviar directs the first original StarFlix on ABS-CBNmobile. Photograph courtesy of Direk Alviar's facebook account.

Direk Mae Cruz Alviar directs the first original StarFlix on ABS-CBN mobile. Photograph courtesy of Direk Alviar’s facebook account.

‘Must Date the Playboy’, ABS-CBN mobile’s first-ever StarFlix original film is one of the many things that Kapamilyas must take advantage with as it features the blockbuster loveteam of Kim Chiu and Xian Kim or KimXi (as coined) under the direction of Mae Cruz Alviar; as it premiered on Monday, August 31. This exclusive film, which is created specifically for Kapamilyas and for ABS-CBNmobile subscribers to enjoy quality entertainment at anyone’s leisure.

Alviar admitted that it was a challenge for her, “Since this is a maiden project of ABS-CBN Mobile’s StarFlix, it was a challenge for me in determining the format. It’s like a mix of TV and film. It’s new for me because I’ve never done anything like this.”

StarFlix Movie: An Advantage Rather than a Disadvantage!

Despite the fact that there are a lot of shows offered by ABS-CBN, the mobile film is not even in competition with the rest of the shows and the films it has produced and will be producing in the future. In fact, it has created more venues or platforms for its valued patrons and subscribers to have a variety of choices to spend one’s free time.

Direk Mae added, “So far, it is an advantage. The viewers can watch it at their convenience. There’s no screening time to catch. Just watch when you feel like watching it.

“There are also no advertisements that get in the way of the viewing experience. You can also watch it over and over again if you wish.”

In working with Kim and Xian, Again.

This is not the first time that Alviar has worked with the KimXi tandem. She has considered both not just as her artists, but as friends, too. She has also observed that, “They (Chiu and Lim) have matured more both professionally and in their personal lives. Though they have worked well together in the past, I see how their relationship has leveled-up.

“The change I noticed is that they are more comfortable with each other. Kinda like an old couple dynamics. They’re more honest about feelings and there’s a deeper understanding of each other. They are still so supportive of each other but this time with more sensitivity to each other. At work Kim is more playful and makes ‘kulit’ to Xian. She helps him loosen up. Xian on the other hand, has his serious moments and I see how he influences Kim that way. I see how they balance each other out.

Alviar’s Advice to Women Dating and Wanting to Date a Playboy?

Dating a playboy in life may quite be risky and is actually a no-brainer for others not to do it like the character of Tori played by Kim.

However, for Direk Mae, she doesn’t want to impose her way of thinking, but shares these insights for women who are dating and are about to date playboys.

“Get ready for your hearts to be broken! After all the tears, learn from it and be wiser in choosing next time.”

Also starring in the film is Jessy Mendiola as a manipulative brat but loves her friends dearly. Because of the blossoming relationship between Zach (Xian) and Tori (Kim), her friendship with Tori is challenged.

Alviar hinted, “Chloe always says: ‘What Chloe wants, Chloe gets’. Find out if she will still get what she wants till the very end. Will she choose friendship over her selfish and vindictive plan or will she give up Tori who is the closest thing to having a family?”

To complete the crazy cast is Matt Evans as Nathan, playing a gay character.

Watch the trailer of ‘Must Date the Playboy’ here:

For only 10-peso load a day, any ABS-CBNmobile prepaid subscriber and ABS-CBNmobile MHP subscribers can access the movie anywhere, anytime using the ‘IWantTV’ app in their smartphones. Just text ‘IWantv10’ and send to 2135 in order to access the film on 3G or through WiFi. There’s no need for additional Internet load.

‘Must Date the Playboy’ is based on the popular Wattpad series novel of the same title.

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