The magic happens when you start to believe. I did not expect that my students would know more about ABS-CBN's newest Primetime Bida romantic teleserye Got To Believe more than me before attending its press conference last Tuesday at the Dolphy Theater. Every moment I give exercises and we reveal answers by letter every time I'd say D as in ____, they'd shout Daniel Padilla and even scream just at the thought of him. Their excitement grew realizing I'd be attending the grand presscon and they didn't miss watching the live streaming at www.got2believe.abs-cbn.com/chat last Tuesday.
Hosted by MJ Felipe, the presscon made me fall out of my seat laughing at Benjie Paras, Ian Veneracion and Carmina Villaroel passing the mic on to each other trying to avoid controversies. Daniel Padilla was also hilarious with his answers and made everyone scream at his sweet remarks about Kathryn Bernardo.
Of all the fun and the kilig moments during the grand presscon was missing Manilyn Reynes, the actress who can perfectly show how to feel kilig everytime. She will play the mother of Kathryn (Chichay) who fell in love with Ian Veneracion who married Carmina Villaroel to bear Daniel Padilla (Joaquin or Waki). Manilyn Reynes with her chubby cheeks and sweet endearing smile we've missed all these years will be back at Got To Believe. The same perky positive attitude of the mom will be exuded by Kathryn (Chichay) who'll cross paths with Daniel (Waki) twice and will forget about it because of a deadly stray bullet that will affect his memory.
My kids went crazy excited over the teleserye and it is not a wonder why because Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo make every request granted. With their constant communication with the fans, #kathniel did not just become a top trend on Twitter. It had already become part of Filipino pop culture. Now accepted as a noun in the Filipino language, the magic of the love team of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo will strengthen with every fan screaming at every scene in Got To Believe.
As a teacher, I'd have to say it's all for the good because the two had exhibited attitudes and behaviors all parents would want their children to follow - humility, kindness and amiability. All these are just part and parcel of what makes the magic of #kathniel alive in the Filipino pop culture today. I'm very interested with how Manilyn Reynes will play as a mom to Kathryn (Chichay) and how Daniel (Waki) will have scenes with her in Got To Believe. Let's all watch Got To Believe to premiere this July on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For exclusive updates, visit Got To Believe official social media accounts www.facebook.com/G2B and follow @G2BGottobelieve on Twitter.