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WATCH: Vice Ganda, Ion Perez enjoy theme park to themselves for 2nd anniversary

/ 04:00 PM October 26, 2020
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Vice Ganda and Ion Perez celebrated their 2nd anniversary at a theme park. Image: screengrab via YouTube/Vice Ganda

To celebrate the milestone of two years as a couple, Vice Ganda and Ion Perez had the rare chance to have a theme park just to themselves.

The couple marked their second anniversary yesterday, Oct. 25. It was more than just fun and games at Enchanted Kingdom in Laguna: the two poured out their emotions too in romantic moments together.

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They also tagged friends and staff members along to make the experience more memorable. Vice assured on his vlog that everyone had taken a COVID-19 swab test with negative results.

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The couple started by riding the carousel, to which Vice joked, “Kailangan mo mameet iyong pamilya ko. (You need to meet my family.)”

He also quipped as they approached the carousel horses, “Dalawang taon na tayo ah. Baka naman malito ka pa.”

(We have been together for two years. You might get confused.)

To which Perez assured him, “Nag-iisa lang ganda mo eh (Your beauty is one of a kind).”

Among the thrills they took part in where bump cars, the interactive trampoline and carnival games. And while they had fun with friends — even pranking them to ride a terrifying drop tower — they still got time alone while in the Ferris wheel.

Vice was in awe at the experience as he said, “Sino makapagsasabi na darating ang araw sa buhay mo na kakain ka sa ferris wheel?… At magse-celebrate ng anniversary kasama ang jowa?”

(Who could have thought that there would be a day where you can eat on the Ferris wheel… and celebrate your anniversary with your boyfriend?)

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“Tsaka ang sarap na naging free tayo, naging tanggap tayo ng tao,” Perez replied.

(And it feels great that we became free, that we were accepted by people.)

Vice recalled being afraid of what people would think of them before they came out as a couple.

“Pinakamasaya sa akin ang nangyari, nagdesisyon tayo na panindigan ‘to kahit hindi naman tayo sigurado kung ano magiging reaksiyon ng mga tao,” Vice said.

(The happiest thing for me is when we decided to commit to this even if we were not sure what the reaction of others would be.)

He also praised Perez for being brave to be with him compared to past partners.

“Andaming beses na mayroon akong mahal pero wala silang sapat na lakas o tapang na panindigan, ni makita lang makasama,” Vice said. “Ang lakas mo lang talaga.”

(There have been so many times when I loved someone but they did not have enough strength or courage to stand up for it, not even to be seen together. You are really strong.)

The night culminated with a surprise from Vice — a song he wrote with “hugot” songstress Moira Dela Torre and her husband Jason Marvin Hernandez titled “Mahal Ako ng Mahal Ko.” Vice said it was based on a poem he wrote.

“Para marinig ng maraming-maraming tao. Tumanda man tayo, mawala man tayo, hindi mawawala ang kuwento natin kasi patuloy na maririnig ang kuwento na iyon sa pamamagitan ng kanta,” he said.

([I wrote the song] so that it could be heard by many. Even if we grow old, we die, our story will live on because our story will be heard through a song.

Perez was left teary-eyed, the happiness between the two being apparent even on the rainy night.

Vice released the music video of the song yesterday, which features their sweetest moments together. Happy anniversary, Vice and Ion! JB

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