Andrea Brillantes virtually celebrated her 18th birthday with her Star Magic family through a video the talent management arm uploaded on their Youtube channel.
Through virtual 18 treasures, the closest family members and friends of the "Huwag Kang Mangamba" actress shared their gifts and the meanings behind them.
Among those who were part of it was Dimples Romana, who portrayed Andrea's mother in the hit afternoon series "Kadenang Ginto." In the video, Dimples revealed that she bought a refrigerator for the actress' new home.
“Ang regalo ko sa ‘yo ay ang aking walang sawang pagmamahal at suporta...At parating na ‘yung refrigerator for your beautiful home," she said.
The "One More Chance" actress also said that she will be sending over some groceries once the refrigerator has arrived.
She assured, "‘Wag kang mag-alala, ‘pag dumating diyan, nai-deliver na, i-text mo ako at ipapadala ko pa ang mga ilalagay natin sa loob. Alam na alam ko na kung ano ‘yung mga gusto mong nandiyan sa loob ng refrigerator. I love you, Blythe. Happy 18th birthday, my love."
Her fellow Gold Squad members Francine Diaz and Kyle Echarri also shared their gifts, which were a rosary and wafer sticks.
Francine then explained why she chose to pick a rosary as a gift for Andrea.
"Kung bakit rosary, since magkatabi lang tayo ng room sa lock-in taping, nakikita ko minsan kapag nagkakasalubong tayo sa hallway, bago ka matulog meron kang suot-suot na rosary," she shared.
She also recalled that one time they felt scared during a plane ride. She said, "Naaalala ko rin dito sa rosary na ‘to ‘yung time na pupunta tayo ng San [Francisco] noon tapos sobrang natakot tayo sa airplane kaya sabay tayo nagdasal. Dala-dala mo pa ‘yung rosary mo. Nakahawak tayo sa rosary.”
Of course, Andrea's "Ali," Seth Fedelin, also had a special gift for her. He was the last to give his gift for the 18 treasures, which was a Filipino ulam, Estofado.
According to Seth, he was supposed to give a blender for the actress but it hasn't arrived yet since it shipped from overseas.
“Siyempre dahil [18th birthday] mo, gusto kong gawing special ito, Ali. Gusto kitang bigyan ng isang bagay na hinding hindi mo makakalimutan, maliit man o malaki. Tandang-tanda ko Ali ang hinihiling mo sa‘kin sa birthday mo ay blender,” he revealed.
“Blender na sa ibang bansa ko pa bibilhin, o-order-in ko pa, at napakamahal. Pero Ali, o-order-in ko ‘yun para sa ‘yo, kaso nga lang hindi ko mabibigay ngayon. Kaya ang ginawa ko muna ngayon, pinadalhan kita sa bahay mo ng niluto kong estofado," he said.
But apart from the blender and estofado, Seth said that he has an even greater gift for the actress - his heart.
"At ang pinakaregalo ko sa ‘yo ay ang aking heart. Ayun, Ali. Ang puso ko sa ‘yo lang, sabihin na natin, sa ‘yo lang ang puso ko Ali,” he said.
Awww, our SethDrea hearts! 💜
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Andrea, together with Seth, Francine, and Kyle, will headline the upcoming inspirational series "Huwag Kang Mangamba." It is slated for release very soon!
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