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● LaBers' Park ● Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park ~ "Better Together" (Part 40)

LaBers nina John Lloyd at Bea… Dito Tayo sa LaBers’ Park!!! :bounce:


Halina’t mamasyal… maglaro… magpagulung-gulong sa saya…


LaBers (noun, pl.) - Lloydy and Bea lovers

Love… It surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be…

Love is the realization of a beautiful dream. It is the miraculous key that unlocks all doors. Love completes us and brings us vision where we once were blind. Love is wise. Love is patient. Love is forgiving. Love is the only truth. Love holds each heart like a fragile ornament, yet gives us strength beyond compare. Love is believing in someone beyond ourselves. It is courage in the face of adversity, faith in the midst of doubt, certainty when all else is unclear. Love awakens us from slumber and frees us from the entrapment of fear. Love finds its voice in passionate whispers, silent gestures, and in a language only two hearts can hear. Love is all abandonment. It knows no sense of beginning or end. It does not measure the distance of the journey. True love lives forever…

The word is "LaB"
Life is always Beautiful with Lloydy and Bea...
Love and Be loved...

LaB always wins...…………..

LaBers, keep posting…
Ituloy ang LaBing-LaBing…

Spread the LaB………………………… :heartpump:


John Lloyd and Bea Tandem Thread (the sequel) 06.06.03 – 02.03.05

John Lloyd and Bea Tandem Thread (part 3) 02.03.05 - 04.06.05

John Lloyd and Bea Tandem Thread (part 4) 03.19.05 - 04.17.05

LaBers' Nest... Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Nest (part 5) 04.17.05 - 05.20.05

LaBers' Nest... Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Nest (part 6) 05.17.05 - 06.01.05

LaBers' Nest... Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Nest (part 7) 05.30.05 - 06.13.05

LaBers' Nest... Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Nest (part 8) 06.10.05 - 06.20.05

LaBers' Nest... Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Nest (part 9) 06.10.05 - 07.06.05

LaBers' Nest... Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Nest (part 10) 06.29.05 - 07.10.05

LaBers' Nest... Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Nest (part 11) 07.11.05 - 07.21.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 12) 07.20.05 - 07.28.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 13) 07.28.05 - 08.12.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 14) 08.04.05 - 08.14.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 15) 08.11.05 - 08.21.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 16) 08.19.05 - 08.27.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 17) 08.27.05 - 09.05.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 18) 09.05.05 - 09.11.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 19) 09.11.05 - 09.19.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 20) 09.19.05 - 09.28.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 21) 09.28.05 - 10.12.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 22) 10.12.05 - 10.28.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 23) 10.28.05 - 11.10.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 24) 11.10.05 - 11.23.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 25) 11.23.05 - 12.03.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 26) 12.03.05 - 12.20.05

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 27) 12.20.05 - 01.11.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 28) 01.11.06 - 01.28.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 29) 01.28.06 - 02.08.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 30) 02.08.06 - 02.24.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 31) 02.24.06 - 03.13.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 32) 03.13.06 - 03.31.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 33) 03.31.06 - 04.19.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 34) 04.19.06 - 05.05.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 35) 05.06.06 - 05.19.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 36) 05.19.06 - 06.05.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 37) 06.05.06 - 06.23.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 38) 06.23.06 - 07.09.06

LaBers' Park: Lloydy and Bea Lovers' Park (part 39) 07.09.06 - 07.29.06


  • John Lloyd-Bea Loveteam Tribute
    by: nice_girl

    How do we start a love tribute?

    “I love being with her…

    I love making her laugh…

    I love seeing her smile…at me.”

    So said John Lloyd Cruz about Bea Alonzo.

    It did not start out to be that way. In 2002, John Lloyd Cruz was a young man at 19, already 5 years in the entertainment industry waiting for his big break. Just a year earlier, he was awarded Best Actor in a Drama Series by the Star Awards for Television for his portrayal as Rovic in Tabing Ilog, a long-running afternoon soap opera. Despite the recognition and the soap having its gaggle of loyal fans, he only said a few lines in the first movie he did as a grown up headlining Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa. He played a wide-eyed suitor to Kristine who was wildly in love with Jericho. If years earlier, John Lloyd did not ask to be paired with Kaye Abad, with whom he had a very big crush on and who eventually became his girlfriend, and instead gave in to management decision of pairing her with Kristine Hermosa, would he have been in Jericho’s place now? Hoards of product endorsements, a very successful soap opera that changed night time television and a series of hit movies. Jericho and Kristine, at that time, were the biggest stars at the ABS-CBN firmament. But, looking back now, nothing happens by accident.

    John Lloyd began his stint in primetime in forgettable roles, one of which as a younger brother to Judy Ann Santos. His character was promptly killed off. He was eyed to play the son of Ms. Lorna Tolentino in her first ever teleserye, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. Yuri Orbida came into being…a poor boy living with his father, going to college on a scholarship, in love with a rich kid named Helaena whom he takes out on dates at fishball stands. Helaena, by the way, has a geeky, braces-wearing sister named Katrina and a younger brother named Nikos. Perhaps, at that time, it was just another role to play for John Lloyd. Or, perhaps, was this the big break he had been waiting for? If only he had a looking glass at that time and could see the future, he would have known that the 15-year-old he had a few scenes with would change his life and his future. Inevitably. Forever.

    That 15-year-old was Bea Alonzo. In her former life, she was Phylbert Angellie Ranollo, daughter to Mary Ann and a British man named Philip who met in Macau, China when Mary Ann worked there as a saleslady. When Bea was 4 years old, her British father left her and her mother and was never heard from since. Mommy Mary Ann married Carlos Ranollo and they had a son whom they named James. Bea now has a family…a mother, a father and a younger brother. Their family only had enough for what was needed. They didn’t have much for extras. At a young age, Bea had her future in sight. She would study hard and support herself through college. She had also one burning ambition. She wanted to be an actor. So, as fate would have it, she joined a beauty contest. She didn’t win that one but she was destined for a much bigger prize. She caught the eye of a talent agent who brought her to the offices of Johnny Manahan who made sure she had the guts to be an “artista”. She was launched as part of Star Circle Batch 10. Her first TV show was K2BU. Although the show was short-lived, it would prove to be significant. That was where she met Shaina Magdayao, two years younger than her but already a showbiz veteran. They would call each other “cousin”, their word for best friend. Like most actors at the beginning of their careers,
    Bea experienced rejections. But her persistence paid off. Finally, she was cast as Rica Peralejo’s geeky sister wearing a cumbersome brace in a soap opera entitled “Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay” starring Ms. Lorna Tolentino and John Lloyd Cruz. It started out to be a forgettable role. Definitely, it was not a role that would take her places. Wearing very large eyeglasses and a brace and hardly having any scenes at all were not tickets to stardom. But nothing happens by accident.

    The first chapter of Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay ended. It was time to start Book II. They needed a screen partner for John Lloyd Cruz, a character that would serve as a point of contention for Yuri and now ex-girlfriend Helaena. They had actresses lined up for a go-see. They asked them to stand beside John Lloyd Cruz’s picture and looked for whatever it is that people who know look for in this instance. This was not going to be a big role. There was already Rica Peralejo playing the younger female lead. But big role or not, the actress must match John Lloyd Cruz in some way. So, Bea Alonzo, the one who played the geeky sister in Book I went to the go-see, stood beside John Lloyd’s picture and she was looked at. She was only 15. The character was a 21-year-old law student. Maybe, if she wears a little more make-up? So, she did and she went on to deliver the now unforgettable valedictory address in primetime television.

    The first meeting of Katrina Argos, law student and Yuri Orbida, debonair new young lawyer, was electric. The first meeting of Bea Alonzo, 15-year-old showbiz newbie and John Lloyd Cruz, 19-year-old veteran of various soaps and movies, was not memorable. He asked her how old she was, she answered and they hardly spoke behind the camera after that. He saw her as a child and saw himself as considerably older even if the 4-year difference in their ages is infinitesimal compared to eternity. He stayed in his corner, she stayed in hers but on-screen, they have sparks fly off each other and they light up the room. The whole nation was riveted. The soap opera which was to end soon was extended to give in to the clamor for more Yuri-Katrina scenes. The role that was not a ticket to stardom started to give Bea Alonzo notice. For John Lloyd Cruz, it was as if Yuri Orbida was the first character he ever played. The most beautiful loveteam on Philippine television was born.

    The sparks on the small screen was tested if it had the same intensity on the big screen. John Lloyd and Bea starred in their first ever lead role as part of a twin-bill entitled “My First Romance.” Enzo (John Lloyd), was a soccer player who received a heart from Bianca’s (Bea) boyfriend who perished in a car accident. These two were entirely different from the feisty Katrina and the intense Yuri. Enzo is a simple guy who fell in love with the girlfriend of the one to whom he owes his heart and his life. Bianca is a heartbroken fresh college graduate who tries to resist the affection of Enzo and is confused about whom she is in love with. Is it still Jojo, played by Dominic Ochoa, the kind-hearted doctor who is now deceased or this Enzo, the recipient of her boyfriend’s heart? In the end, it was all about Enzo and Bianca. The movie was a hit. Although another pair was in it, there was no doubt which pair made an impact in the thousands of viewers’ mind and heart. Bea won the award, Best New Movie Actress for this movie from the Philippine Movie Press Club’s Star Awards for Movies.

    The on-screen romance didn’t quite translate to real life as fans would have hoped. John Lloyd, at that time, was very much committed to a long-time girlfriend wearing their promise ring on his right hand even during promotions of the movie. To preserve the illusion of the movie, Ciara Sotto’s name was not permitted to be spoken during press conferences and TV guestings . Although John Lloyd and Bea gave the audience the requisite hand-holding during their TV guestings and mall shows, there was no doubt that their relationship was purely professional. It was evident in their body language, in their answers to questions, in their awkwardness when they were required to do more. They didn’t profess to be close friends and were quite honest to say they don’t know each other all that well. They don’t even oblige to the usual demand for a kiss. Still, the movie was a hit and the audience accepted the fact that while the pair sizzled playing characters in front of the camera, they don’t have much to do with each other behind the camera. Still, the audience was enchanted.

    After the success of the Yuri-Katrina tandem on television and Enzo-Bianca in the movies, ABS-CBN struck while the iron was hot. Almost immediately, John Lloyd and Bea were given a soap opera of their own. “It Might Be You” aired December 8, 2003 with Jean Garcia, Gardo Versoza, John Prats, Maja Salvador, Miko Palanca and Tirso Cruz III to support them. They played star-crossed lovers, Lawrence Trinidad and Cielo San Carlos, who fought for their love until it culminated in a wedding in a beautiful church in Pampanga. It was also during this time that rumors were rife that Miko Palanca, brother to Bernard and ex-boyfriend to Joyce Jimenez, was courting Bea. The rumors turned out to be true. Bea, in an interview months later, admitted that there was a time she and Mico exchanged text messages. The teleserye did well in the ratings, proof that John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo have a pull on viewers and that ABS-CBN did not make a mistake of giving them their own soap opera.

    2004 was a pivotal year in the career and lives of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. They started the year busy with “It Might Be You”, starred in their first solo movie, “Now That I Have You”, ended “It Might Be You” as 2004 closed . During this time, too, John Lloyd broke up with Ciara for good, it appears and John Lloyd and Bea started talking to each other. It was during this year too that drug addiction rumors began to hound John Lloyd, rumors which he vociferously denied. There were talks of him dating Heart Evangelista which he also denied. John Lloyd and Bea were awarded the Most Popular Love Team of RP movies from the Guillermo Mendoza Foundation, an award recognizing the strength of the tandem.

    “Now That I Have You” wrought many changes in John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo as co-workers and John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo as human beings. The movie was also a litmus test for their ability to draw crowds into movie theaters. “Now That I Have You” reunited them with neophyte director, Laurenti Dyogi, the man who nurtured Yuri and Katrina during the “Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay” days, the man who was responsible for choreographing Bea Alonzo’s first on-camera and real life kiss with John Lloyd Cruz. The first of the many, it turned out. “Now That I Have You” saw John Lloyd playing Michael Morelos, a certified public accountant who was not really on the lookout for love. He was pursued doggedly by Betsy Rallos, a hopeless romantic working at a call center. In a script written by Jose Javier Reyes, John Lloyd and Bea gave life to Michael and Betsy so convincingly that the movie was not only a blockbuster hit but a critical success as well. It was awarded Best Picture Comedy by the Golden Screen Awards. They were awarded “Prince and Princess of RP Movies” by the Guillermo Mendoza Foundation for this film. John Lloyd realized that he can be friends with Bea and Bea realized there’s another side to her brooding co-star. John Lloyd said, “She brought out the kid in me, the side of me that I’ve missed for a long time,” the first of many pronouncements that signaled their evolving relationship. At the end of “Now That I Have You”, they have each other’s cell phone number.

    While the fans rejoiced in this new development, they were taken aback by the news that Bea will soon be paired with Piolo Pascual and they will be making a new movie. John Lloyd confirmed this in his interviews and though not apparent, this move by the management caused him considerable concern. They finished “It Might Be You” and during their interview in “The Buzz” to herald the end of the teleserye, John Lloyd quite honestly admitted that he is not ready to be paired with anybody else. He expressed with a hint of sadness in his voice that there will be somebody else who will fill the spaces he will leave behind in Bea’s life. They obliged for a kiss after the interview after which John Lloyd made a surprising comment saying he had enough of kisses on the cheeks. Would he like to plant a kiss somewhere else? Was this portent of things to come? Sometime in 2004, John Lloyd Cruz ceased seeing Bea Alonzo as a child and perhaps, he saw something more.

    Bea went on to make “Dreamboy” with Piolo Pascual. It was the Valentine date movie of Star Cinema. She was a girl named Cyd who fell in love with Phillip, then Eboy, then Jaime, all played by Piolo. The movie went on to make money but this was overshadowed by the fact that the movie made by the rival network made more. There were a lot of moments in the movie which were cheered on by the audience but the loudest cheers came in the end when John Lloyd made a cameo appearance. It was clear who the audience wanted as a leading man for Bea Alonzo.

    In March of this year, John Lloyd and Bea did a series of shows in the United States. It was the first time that Bea set foot in the US mainland. Many saw the growing friendship between them, the subtle and not-so-subtle touches that made those who saw them think there’s more to these two than what they were saying. They proceeded to Dubai as guests of the Champions and more of the same stories kept on surfacing although not publicized. They went back to the Philippines and proceeded to work on “Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin”, the new soap opera they will star in with Claudine Barreto, Diether Ocampo, Angelika de la Cruz and Shaina Magdayao.

    “Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin” was eagerly awaited by their legions of fans who waited for 5 months without seeing them on television together. A new John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo seemed to have been born after almost half a year of not seeing them. In their interview in “The Buzz”, the answers were guarded. When Bea was asked to define their relationship, she said, “I’m happy when I’m with him and I hope that he feels the same way.” One can sense there’s more to it than that. There was a visible sense of relief when the interview shifted from “what they have now” to the promotion of the new teleserye. In the new soap, John Lloyd played Oliver who was an extrovert given to playing pranks at the expense of Jasmin whom he adores and Bea played Jasmin who was an introvert and a fodder for Oliver’s pranks and her classmates’ bullying. The chemistry was still there and the mystery why it was there was still left unanswered. In “Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin”, John Lloyd and Bea was seen reacting to each other more spontaneously. It’s as if they have reached a level of comfort and knowledge of each other that watching them was like watching a well-choreographed ballet, except that one doesn’t notice the choreography, only the beauty of the dance. It’s as if they could read each other’s mind. There too, was the spontaneity of physical affection. There were more kisses on this soap than all previous soaps and movies combined.

    September of this year proved to be a thrilling month for John Lloyd. “Dubai,” the movie he starred in with Aga Muhlach and Claudine Baretto, opened in theaters. John Lloyd, of course, was honored to work alongside Aga Muhlach, without question the best actor of his generation. More than that, perhaps he saw in Aga what he wanted to be in the future…a loving husband, a good father to his kids, a responsible family man blessed with a fulfilling career. Happiness embodied in one individual. Perhaps, he saw in Aga a man who has paid his dues in life and who now deserves to partake of his blessings. John Lloyd found a role model. At the premiere night, fans were thrilled to see Bea’s name on the reserved seats behind the movie’s stars alongside Claudine’s sister and Aga’s wife. Perhaps, it was prudent of her to come in after the lights were off and not to take the seat reserved for her. But her name was there. “Dubai” was an astounding success.

    “Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin” ended its 6-month run in the first week of November. Credit was due to the directors, writers, staff and crew of the soap that despite having many actors, who are stars in their own right, there still was an opportunity for all of them to shine. John Lloyd and Bea played their characters so well with just the right texture, the right feel, the right nuance, that there was no doubt they are the heirs apparent.

    It has to be remembered that before there was John Lloyd AND Bea, there was John Lloyd and there was Bea. Individuals. October marked the month that Bea turned 18. Instead of having a grand debutante’s ball, she celebrated with a television special that showed her enormous talent and the bigness of her heart. The dance numbers with Carlos Agassi, Rafael Rosell, Rayver Cruz, Vhong Navarro and no less than Mr. M himself showed different aspects of her, aspects of her that the fans seldom see. She treated twenty orphans to Enchanted Kingdom and visited a rehabilitation facility in Cebu City. It took courage to do that. She partied with Bamboo, her favorite band and was immediately reported in the tabloids that she and the band’s lead singer have something going on which was, of course, a fabrication. And, there’s John Lloyd in his funny music video. It’s good that he’s an actor and not a singer. In the television special, Bea was shown being surprised by her best friend Shaina. Their friendship was touching.How many actors in showbiz today enjoy a real and pure friendship? Bea and Shaina are lucky to have each other.

    Bea, from all accounts written of her and from all the impressions of people who met her, is a down-to-earth and kind-hearted girl. She is a good daughter to her parents, an authoritative sister to her brother, a sincere and trusted friend, a grateful star to her fans, a respectful and charming young woman to those she worked with, a faithful child to her God. She is extremely talented and now has the confidence to really show what she’s capable of. Rather than play the prima donna card which she has every right to, she knows when and when not to speak. She chooses to be quiet most of the time about issues that concern her but speaks up when warranted. She’s introspective and careful not to hurt another person’s feelings. There’s not a mean bone in her body. She’s sincere and honest and does not hanker after the glare of the spotlight.

    Recently, John Lloyd won the award for Best Actor in a Drama Series from Enpress for his performance in “Skating Rink”, an episode in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and Best Actor in a Drama Series from Star Awards for Television for “It Might Be You”. The boy who was born in St. John the Baptist’s Feast Day 22 years ago is slowly and surely reaping the rewards of his labor. These awards are well-deserved. And, there will be more to come.

    John Lloyd is a good son to his parents Cito and Aida, a good brother to his siblings, and a good friend, as he claims, to Bea Alonzo. He is a very private person. Although at ease during interviews, one can sense that he draws a line that shouldn’t be crossed and there are questions he wouldn’t answer. Except when it comes to Bea’s love life where he volunteers, almost always, false information or incoherent statements. From his partying days of old, he appears to have grown up and found his center. He is a young man wise beyond his years, thinks too deeply and lately, seems to have found the license to relax and to just enjoy the moment. There is more to watch out for in this young man.

    They claim to be good friends to each other, saying they are each other’s best friend who is only after each other’s happiness. But it seems they are who make each other happy. They give each other a certain glow that seems to radiate from within. Their body language seems to say there’s more than friendship here. The way their eyes light up when they talk to each other suggests that there’s something else. There’s an incandescence about them when they are together. They seem to be so into each other and just into each other that they inhabit a world of their own. A cocoon of happiness seem to enclose them, their joy oozing from the pores of their being that looking at them makes one happy too.

    The Greeks have three words for love, Eros, Philia, Agape, connoting love’s different levels. Seen from any angle, looked at any side, what John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo have for each other is love. Whether Eros, Philia or Agape…still love. Love between two beautiful souls.

    “Halos araw-araw na ba naman kaming magkasama, naubusan na kami ng pag-uusapan.” Bea Alonzo on John Lloyd Cruz, Star Studio Magazine, June 2004.

    How untrue…those words now.


    Star Studio Magazine September 2003
    Star Studio Magazine June 2004
    Star Studio Magazine July 2005
    Various television guestings and interviews
    by: nice_girl

    John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo first came to Filipino viewers’ consciousness as star-crossed lovers, Yuri Orbida and Katrina Argos, in the soap opera, “Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay”. Their pairing was a risk that took root in the minds of ABS-CBN creative bigwigs, particularly director Olivia Lamasan. After seeing Bea Alonzo standing beside the picture of John Lloyd Cruz pasted on the wall, they decided that Bea will continue to play the role of grown-up Katrina Argos, a 21 year old law student. This is a far cry from the 15 year old that she was in real life. She pulled off the role beautifully that people were surprised to know she was only 15.

    John Lloyd Cruz, at that time, also starred in a teenage drama, “Tabing Ilog” opposite Kaye Abad. His role in that afternoon soap already earned him a Best Actor trophy, the first of many that he continues to receive. He was also in a relationship with someone in real life. Despite this, television viewers started to take notice of the sizzling chemistry of this new pair. The production people behind the soap opera were obliged to extend the series for a few more months to answer the clamor for more John Lloyd and Bea scenes. When the soap ended, there was no doubt that two new stars were born --- John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo.

    ABS CBN immediately tested the chemistry on the big screen. They starred them with another pair in a twin bill presentation called “My First Romance”. It was a blockbuster hit. This was followed by their own teleserye entitled, “It Might Be You,” which needless to say, did well at the ratings. With a fanbase firmly established, Star Cinema decided to give them a movie all their own. Directed by Laurenti Dyogi, their director in Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay and the screenplay written by one of the more respected filmmakers, Jose Javier Reyes, “Now That I Have You” ran for several weeks in the theaters earning millions for Star Cinema.

    A hit movie and an on going teleserye should have been enough for the fans. But as fate would have it, John Lloyd and Bea began to forge a friendship. When before they practically ignored each other off-camera, they now began to enjoy each other’s company. This maybe largely due to the fact that John Lloyd was now free of any real-life commitment. The fans began to hope that what was reel may just become real.

    Bea’s new movie which paired her with (the most delicious piece of human flesh in the whole universe*) Piolo Pascual brought the fans back to earth. Fears of the love team breaking up circulated but was quickly dashed when John Lloyd made a cameo appearance at the end of “Dreamboy”. The fans reacted to it as if it was an oasis in the desert. Clearly, they want John Lloyd and Bea and none other.

    After a long absence on television, John Lloyd and Bea were seen again as part of the teleserye, “Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin.” Their new characters as Oliver and Jasmin were well-received by viewers. They were seen acting more spontaneously with the chemistry that first endeared them to viewers’ hearts still clearly evident. “Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin” might be best remembered by John Lloyd and Bea lovers as having the most poignant airport scene in history. Who can ever forget that hug?

    As “Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin” was ongoing, John Lloyd made “Dubai” with Aga Muhlach and Claudine Baretto. This film marked John Lloyd Cruz as an actor that can hold his own against such heavyweights. His role in this film earned him Best Actor trophies, a well-deserved acknowledgement of his talent.

    After two years of waiting, word was out that John Lloyd and Bea will again star in a movie. They were joined this time by new heartthrob Sam Milby. A story of how good friends are meant to be lovers, “Close to You” was a film that fans hoped parallels what was happening in real life. Prior to the showing of the movie, John Lloyd stood by Bea when malicious rumors about her circulated and Bea showed her appreciation to him by acknowledging the importance of his friendship. “Close to You” became a very big hit.

    Three months later, it was followed by “All About Love”, a trilogy of love stories participated in by two other pairs. In the movie, they were recognized as the country’s premiere love team. Rightfully so. As of this writing, “All About Love” is still showing at the theaters entering its third week. Bea’s new film with Jericho Rosales, “Pacquiao, the Movie” will open soon. John Lloyd and Bea fans need not fret however because the two have started working on their new teleserye, “Maging Sino Ka Man.”

    These two have given fans so many unforgettable moments both on and off camera. Their names will forever be linked because in truth and in fact, they have made each other. There would have been no John Lloyd Cruz if there was no Bea Alonzo and no Bea Alonzo if there was no John Lloyd Cruz. John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo is one. They have kept the fans wondering about the real status of their relationship. They have declared their love for each other but as what? Are they just friends? Best friends? More than friends? This may be unclear but one thing is certain --- when John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo are on screen, there is magic.
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  • heylow labers... they r so cute and sweet perfect tlga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • hi laberssss...
  • Hello everybody. Eunice here.

    Forgive me. This will be long. Minsan lang ako mag post kaya sasagarin ko na.

    For the past several days now, I have been losing sleep reading the threads from the old days. I’m new here so this is a whole new world for me. Reading the excellent reviews and episode capsules of Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay to the exasperating happenings of It Might be You, the First Romance to Now That I Have You to the kilig moments of the US Tour to the promotion for and showing of Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin. I read and read and read. It made me think, how can two people stir this much interest and adoration and love in hundreds, probably thousands of people, in almost an instant and sustain it until today, this very moment?

    Reading the summaries of KTKH, I re-live the days when I, too, was so caught up with the soap, with Yuri and Katrina, that I don’t go out on weeknights, the channel stays on ABS even during commercials, all phone calls will be returned after the soap, the cell phone is on silent mode and I spent precious hours learning the recording mode of the VCR for those times when I absolutely have to miss it. The first time I saw Katrina delivered that valedictory speech, I was hooked by this beautiful actress whose name I don’t even know and at that time, not a lot of people do either. Imagine my incredulity when I learned that she was only 14! Say what?! But by then, it’s too late. She’s a 21 year old law student to me. And this brooding young man…he just looks so gorgeous with his eyeglasses and his expensive suit. Oh, is he the same actor in that afternoon soap which was a ridiculous spin-off of Dawson’s Creek? He’s also the same actor who doesn’t have any lines in that Jericho-Kristine movie? Why is he doing a lot of talking now? Oh, and he talks well. He talks very well. Their presence together in the screen was like magnet. It draws you in and gets you into a trance, made you forget there’s another world out there where real life exists. At that moment, there’s only Yuri and Katrina and you, intruding on their moment. The cutesy moments looks contrived but the dramatic moments…the moments where more than pa-cute is needed crackles, electrifies, takes your breath away. Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay is an excellent soap opera, well-written, well-directed, well-acted but to me, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay will always be about Yuri and Katrina, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. So, when it ended, they move on to other things, another soap opera which I still watch every night despite its written-while-running-late ambience. It’s a credit to them that the audience still got hooked despite its less-than-believable plot (Jean Garcia is not really a looney and Lani Mercado underwent plastic surgery). They made a movie where they were part of a twin bill and therefore audiences can see who practices the craft of acting…there’s acting and there’s acting. And finally their own solo movie. Just them…for 107 minutes (I checked the DVD back cover). Oh my god, she’s not just this feisty law student and loving younger sister, she’s also this forward, aggressive, funny, beer-drinking ditz. He’s not just this intense young lawyer, he’s also this boring accountant. These kids can act. And how about when they’re not acting? They admitted that they hardly talk when every other actor and actress involved in a loveteam would prefer to let the audience think they were close friends with the implication that they were more than that. They admitted they don’t have each other’s cell phone number while they were promoting a movie where they kissed three times! They admitted they don’t know anything about each other’s lives other than the barest facts. And the audience didn’t mind. They watched the soaps, they lined up for the movies. The audience did not demand that John Lloyd and Bea pretend. They did not ask for superficiality. What they see is what they got, and they liked what they got…loved what they got. It shows what kind of audience, fans, these two have. Intelligent, discerning, loving, loyal.

    As all relationships evolve with time, John Lloyd and Bea’s evolved too. We can see it in their song numbers, in their interviews, in their acting. When before there’s guardedness in their interviews, it is because they don’t know each other that well. Now, there’s guardedness because they want to protect each other’s privacy. When before the execution of a scene was rooted in a well-written script, now, the excellence of the execution of the scene lies in the spontaneity in which it is played out even if the script is lousy. A good analogy would be an old couple who knows each other so well that they finish each other’s sentences. They’re so into it that it seems they’re not acting anymore. It looks effortless which all acting should be. A good example would be Wednesday’s episode where Oliver called Jasmin to check on her. In that phone conversation, we heard Jasmin call Oliver “Hon” for the first time yet, it’s as if, she calls him that when we’re not prying and they call each other to check on each other when we’re not watching. We come to believe that Oliver and Jasmin exist even if we don’t see them on television which of course they don’t. Oliver becomes John Lloyd Cruz and Jasmin becomes Bea Alonzo. We are not privy, well, most of us are not, whether they, John Lloyd and Bea, call each other Honey or call each other to check on each other. We don’t really mind not being privy to that, do we? These two have given us excellent performances and as actors, that’s all they owe us.

    And it’s a credit to us fans that we leave them their private lives. A lot of things stand out while I was reading the thread about their US tour…the finale picture that Tita (makikita Tita na rin ako ha) Marivel PM’ed. I haven’t seen that picture because I haven’t found it in the threads. I surmised that Tita Marivel PM’ed that picture not only to avoid the lurkers but that she was given an opportunity to glimpse a private moment and she wishes to keep that moment private, to be shared only among close people, like a family secret, saying that the picture should be shared responsibly. Correct me if I’m wrong, Tita Marivel. Tita Deng lovingly narrated her encounter with Bea and John Lloyd. Tita Peng lovingly stalked them from one city to another. Bhaves sharing her house with everybody else and the pictures too. Miles, joining Bea and John Lloyd from one country to another. Joyce2 with her vociferous defense of Bea. Few of the many, many stories. Farrah’s and Dandelion’s art works. The starcallers, fanzone and ktexts from other Labers. The time and money spent and the time and money still to be spent. It’s just time and money. Everything else is priceless. Let me say it again, Intelligent, Discerning, Loving, Loyal. And how about the relationships that have developed from this house and John Lloyd’s house and Bea’s house? Those are priceless too. Cris caring for the infants in this thread that they don’t pollute their minds with R-rated DS. Everybody cares about what’s going on with everybody else and everybody lives in different time zones. Isn’t that just wonderful? Sometimes, John Lloyd and Bea became coincidental because what replaced that mutual admiration for them were genuine friendships. If before, what brought people together in this thread was adoration for John Lloyd and Bea, now it’s genuine care for each other. Priceless. Intelligent, discerning, loving loyal.

    So this long litany is in appreciation of:

    John Lloyd Cruz, who, sometimes may be a little bit confused but in his age he has a right to be…you are a work in progress and the work is progressing very nicely Bea Alonzo…God was really at His best when He made you. Advance Happy 18th Birthday

    John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo together for your passion for the craft of acting, sincerity towards your public and your friendship towards each other

    Most of all, for all the people who inhabit this house, and John Lloyd’s house and Bea’s house…for the affection and genuine care you have for each other that stemmed from the affection and care you have for Lloydy and Bea.

    John Lloyd and Bea, see what you have wrought.

    May God bless this house forever and ever.

    by: nice_girl
  • Dream On...
    Eight Years From Now...
    by: nice_girl

    Matagal tagal na rin kayong magkasama. Naalala mo tinanong mo siya kung ilang taon na ba siya. Sabi niya, 14. Masyado naman yatang bata yun para gumanap na isang 21 year old law student? Kung ano man ang agam-agam mo dala ng kanyang edad, nawala lahat yun ng kagalingan niya. Ang galing-galing niyang umarte. Parang hindi katorse anyos. Naalala mo, pagkatapos niyong mag-take, pupunta siya sa tabi. O di kaya usap at tawa sila ng bestfriend niya. Hindi kayo nag-uusap. Hindi mo rin siya masisi kasi hindi mo rin naman siya kinakausap maliban na kung nagsisimula na ang inyong dula-dulaan. Kung umaarte kayo, you understand each other perfectly. Acting is your medium. Pagkatapos ng take, parang wala lang. Parang hindi ka affected sa mga linyang sinabi niyo sa isa't isa. Pero, kung nagpakatotoo ka, alam mong sa unang eksena pa lang na kinunan niyo, nabighani niya na ang puso mo, kaya lang nga that time, hindi talaga pwede eh. Hindi pwede. Pero siguro nga, the road always leads you to where you should rightfully go. May paraan lang talaga ang Diyos na tuparin kung ano na ang natadhana. Pagkatapos ng dalawang taon na hindi kayo nagkikibuan, nagsimula na kayong mag-usap. Masarap. Napakasarap.

    Marami na rin kayong nagawang soap opera at pelikula. Nung una nagkahiyaan talaga kayo, kasi nga matagal rin na hindi kayo nag-usap pero bandang huli, pagdating mo pa lang sa set, siya na ang hinahanap mo. Mawala lang siya sa paningin mo, hinahanap na ng mata mo. Nakaka-adik pala siya. Pero isang magandang addiction. Sus, ilang gigabytes ng memory na ba ng cellphone, digicam at videocam ang kuha mo sa kanya? Maraming-marami na. Hindi mo pa binilang yung nasa wallet mo at ang photo albums mo sa bahay. Kung lahat nga lang ng magagandang memories kinunan mo ng videocam, baka naubos na ang lahat ng memory card sa mundo. Napakaganda niya. Parang may umiilaw mula sa kalamnan. Ang mga mapupungay niyang mata. Kung nakatingin ka dun, nakikita mo sarili mo...kung ano ka talaga. At kahit maraming mali sa yo, you still feel worthy.

    It was not always smooth sailing. Minsan naman talaga maldita siya, nauubusan ka rin ng pasensiya. Matigas ang ulo. Minsan nag-iinsist kahit hindi pwede. Kaskasera kung mag-drive. Pero, okay lang talaga yun. Nakakalimutan mo namang naiinis ka kung nginitian ka na at nagso-sorry. Sa tagal niyo nyo ng magkasama, kala mo hindi ka na niya kayang sorpresahin, nasosorpresa ka pa rin niya. Pleasant surprises. Napaka maalaga. Ang dali niyang tumawa kahit corny ang jokes mo. Napakatatag ng loob. Kahit na may dumating na problema, ang outlook niya sa buhay, positive pa rin. Minsan, you asked yourself, what did you ever do to deserve her? This? Siguro, dahil naging mabuti kang tao.

    Sino bang mag-aakala na nagsimula ang lahat ng ito nung tumabi ka sa larawan niyang nakadikit sa dingding? Dati ang swerte swerte na ng feeling mo na makasama ka sa isang teleserye. Naging mahirap rin ang pinagdaanan mo hanggang marating mo ito ngayon. Minor role lang talaga ang gagampanan mo pero mukhang may ibang plano ang Diyos para sa yo. Sa lahat ng tumabi dun sa larawan niya sa dingding, ikaw ang napili nilang maging kapareha niya. Unang kita mo pa lang, nalusaw na tuhod mo. Kumabog ng malakas ang dibdib. Pero hindi ka pinansin eh. May girlfriend kasi. Okay lang, trabaho ang pakay mo dito. Nandito ka para umarte. Kung hindi man kayo nag-uusap pagkatapos ng take, nagkakaintindihan naman kayo the moment the director says, "Action!" You can't help wishing na sana magkausap rin kayo pero hindi eh. Mabuti na rin yun, iwas chismis. Kya nagulat ka nung sa pangalawang pelikulang ginawa niyo, nagsimula na kayong mag-usap, ang gulo niya. Napakasaya niyang kasama. Hindi mo maipaliwanag ang tuwa mo kung kasama mo siya. Masarap. Napakasarap.

    Simula yata nun, hindi ka na tinantanan eh. Ang kulit nya. Kung kasama mo siya, daig mo pa ang energizer bunny. Parang nakainom ka ng sampung boteng Lipovitan. Pano, he always brings positive vibes with him. Parang ang tanging pakay niya sa mundo ay ang patawanin ka. Paligayahin. At parang alam niya kung kailan mo kailangan ng kausap. Nandyan lang siya palagi. Hindi mo na kailangang tumawag. Nakakaadik ang presence niya. Kahit nasa bahay ka na, naaamoy mo pa rin siya. Kahit hindi na kayo magkasama, may bahid pa rin ng ngiti ang labi mo because of one of his corny jokes. Yung mga kamay niya na mas maganda pa sa mga kamay mo. Ang mga hawak nun na nakakapagpakalma ng mga kaba mo. Pag niyakap ka ng mga braso niya, nawawala ang problema mo. Kahit gaano pa kalaki.

    Siempre, hindi laging ganito. Minsan masyado siyang authoritative. Kesyo apat na taon ang tanda niya sa yo, kala niya, dapat lagi siya ang nasusunod. Marami siyang binabawal. Minsan napaparami ang inom kasama ng mga pinsan at kabarkada. Pero alam mong ngumingiti pa lang, patatawarin mo na siya. Minsan bibigay ng bulaklak na walang okasyon o tatawag ng dis-oras ng gabi. Gusto mong mainis dahil gusto mong matulog pero ramdam mo na nami-miss ka niya kahit ilang oras pa lang kayong hindi nagkita. He's very thoughtful. At alam mong hindi ka niyang kayang saktan. Minsan tinatanong mo ang sarili mo, what have I ever done to deserve him? This? Siguro dahil naging mabuti kang tao.

    Hindi mo mawari ang naramdaman mo ng pumasok na siya. Totoo na ba to? Totoo pa lang napapaiyak ang isang tao sa tuwa.

    Hindi mo mawari ang naramdaman mo ng makita mo na siya. This is it. This is real. Kahit siguro ilang botox injection ang ibigay sa yo sa pagkakataon na yun, hindi pa rin makukuha ang mga ngiti sa labi mo.

    You thought you felt your happiest that time. Pero mas masaya, mas masarap ang sumunod.

    Mas masarap ang sumunod.

    And now this...

    And now this...

    Beiby, I never thought a woman breastfeeding her child is so sexy...and so beautiful. Especially when she's my woman and it's my child.

    Hon, I never thought you could look at me...us with so much love.

    Makahalik nga.

    Hmp. Halik lola.

    At hahalikan kita hanggang maging lola ka.


  • hello. :wave:
  • hello to all labers:wave:Congrats sa new thread.New beginnings for all of us here.I know that I only post here once in a while but I'm still a laber(forever).Si lloydy kasi, medyo nakakaasar.
  • foreverLoVeforeverLoVe PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
  • congrats sa new house! :cheers: :cheers:

    hello and bye lang ako... tom ulit! :kiss:
  • naku, walang tao... up ko lang before i go to bed...

    nytnyt! :D
  • labers.......congrats sa new haus natin.......
  • hi laber's :wave:

    zash, here's my little contribution sa game nyo kanina nina tita elise

    *c aga mahilig sa long legged c jl mahilig sa four legged(yokie horsey) :lol:
  • maffe16 wrote:
    hi laber's :wave:

    zash, here's my little contribution sa game nyo kanina nina tita elise

    *c aga mahilig sa long legged c jl mahilig sa four legged(yokie horsey) :lol:

    correct ate maffe*okay* :lol:
  • hi jen :wave:

    i thot kanina namnali me ng bhay kala ko baka may iba pang thread mali napasok la kasing katao-tao.:)

    i heard gumimik ka kagabi ah?

    did u have fun?
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