Xian Lim  and Kim Chiu (MNS Photo)

Xian Lim and Kim Chiu (MNS Photo)

Actor Xian Lim is hoping regular on-screen partner Kim Chiu will be his Valentine this coming February 14.

“Para sa akin, the best invitation sa Valentine’s is surprise,” he said.

Although they have yet to take their relationship to the next level, Lim vowed to just continue making the actress feel special.

Parati kong pinapakita sa kanya na nandito ako, parati ako nagdadala ng bulaklak or mga favorite niya, ng mga chocolates. Kung gumana ‘yung pa-cute ko sa kanya, malalaman natin,” he said.

Lim understands that it is important that they build a strong foundation as friends first if ever they indeed become a couple in the future.

“I think to get a really good relationship, dapat ‘yung friendship niyo matibay ang foundation para hindi naman kapag nandoon na kayo, medyo rocky,” he said.

During his interview on “Aquino and Abunda Tonight” last February 4, Lim gave a meaningful answer when he was asked if he and Chiu are already a couple.

“Nararamdaman ko, malapit na eh. I think lume-level up na ako,” he teased without going into details.

Asked why he was able to say such thing, Lim said: “Nararamdaman ko kasi na—nasasamahan na niya ako. Kasi dati parati kaming may chaperone. Hindi kami pwedeng makanood ng sine. Ngayon sumasama na siya sa akin, sumasama na siya sa mga kaibigan ko lalo na ‘yung lola at mommy ko.”

With a little more effort, Chiu said in a separate interview that Lim is close to becoming her boyfriend.

Malapit na, konti na lang, konting push na lang,” Chiu said.(MNS)