Abt Ur Luv

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Episode 06: New Year's Eve (Sunday) Pasabog

In a dream, Josh thinks Celine has come to him to apologize for dropping him and returning to Gens. She kisses him on the forehead to make up for her actions, and is about to kiss him on the lips when Rickson and Web wake him up.

At home, Brenda is getting instructions from her mom when Celine arrives. Celine apologizes to Neri, but couldn't help but ask if Neri is attracted to Gens. Surprised, Neri asks her if she's crazy, but doesn't deny it. Brenda hangs up the phone and Celine has to leave with her to go to the mall before Neri can give a real answer.

Gwen looks for Lieu at his home. Lieu is hiding on the landing of the stairs while Nelle tells Gwen that he's not around. But Lieu is busted when Gens comes down the stairs and starts talking to him, and Gwen hears. When Gens berates Lieu for his treatment of Gwen, Lieu says Gens shouldn't be quick to judge him because he says Neri's name in his sleep.

As Gwen walks back home, Mao sees her and asks her if she has a problem. When he learns that her cellphone doesn't work, he offers to take her to see a friend who can fix her phone.

Josh admits to Web and Rickson that he's in love with Celine. Web is quick to suggest that Josh become Celine's stalker.

Mich is in Stick's bedroom straightening his clothes when he gets home with Blue. Stick wanders up to his room to explore a fragrant scent in the air and finds his room clean. He thanks Blue for cleaning up his room, not realizing that Mich is just there, hiding behind the door. He does, however, see Mich's cellphone on his bed, and he hands it to Blue, thinking the phone belongs to his brother.

Gzel panics when she thinks Nelle is actually a tomboy and is interested in her. She starts making excuse to avoid Nelle.

Vince decides to write Neri a love letter.

When Neri and Gens cross paths in front of the Internet cafe, she runs from him as Celine's question echoes in her head. Gens finally catches up with her and asks if she's avoiding him. He apologizes and says it's his fault that Celine feels jealous; he admits to taking Celine for granted. He tells Neri he wants to her her friend.

Brenda asks Celine why she wants to be Neri's friend, especially since she was so jealous of her just a week ago. While Celine protests that her intentions are pure, Brenda laughs and quotes The Art of War: Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.

Neri bluntly asks Gens if he's attracted to her. She says goodbye when he can't deny his feelings.

While waiting for the cellphone repair service, Mao and Gwen watch a street magician perform, and Mao is quick to reveal the magician's secret. As they chat, Gwen is surprised to realize that Mao gets bullied in school.

Ahmad comes home and is dismayed to learn from Bill that Gwen is out with Mao. But he takes the time to tease Bill about his interest in Hillary.

Gzel tells Hillary that she thinks Nelle really is a tomboy. The two quickly run off when Nelle comes to see them.

Stick tells Blue he's meeting Brenda at the mall. Blue stays at home and goes through the mystery cellphone... and realizes that Stick has a stalker in Mich.

Lieu is sitting with his pigeons as he makes a new year's resolution to be less torpe. Nelle arrives in tears just then, and says to Lieu that she must really be a tomboy.

Neri is at home. She can't help but enjoy the thought of Gens being attracted to her, but she's not able to admit her own feelings. Just then, Gens knocks on her door and angrily tells her he's not interested in her. But he betrays himself when he asks Neri if she will still be avoiding him.

Mich waits until Blue leaves the house, then runs in to look for her cellphone.

Hillary and Bill see each other on the street and start arguing. Bill teasers her by popping firecrackers at her feet.

Mao's friend fixes Gwen's phone for no charge, just as two guys arrive and start harrassing Mao. Gwen scares them off by pretending to call a general. Mao is embarrassed that Gwen defended him.

Mich is in Stick's bedroom when Blue walks in.

Josh sits at the dining room with Neri and tells her it would be great if she would seduce Gens so Celine would be free to be with him. Just then, Brenda and Celine arrive with shopping bags. Celine presents a gift bag to Neri, saying she wants them to be good friends.

Watching Neri accept the gift, Josh sees his hopes of a Neri-Gens relationship evaporate, and leaves.

At the Internet cafe, Vince asks Gens if he thinks Neri will go to the movies with him, but Gens is too distracted by his own thoughts and doesn't answer, Vince asks if there's a problem. Gens finally loses his temper and tells Vince to just ask Neri out.

On the walk back home, Mao tells Gwen that if he had any money, he'd hire her as a personal bodyguard. Gwen asks him why he doesn't defend himself... and remarks that she seems to know a lot of people who can't stand up for themselves. She doesn't realize that Lieu has walked up from behind and can hear her conversation with Mao.

Gwen asks Mao if he would tell a girl "I love you" then hide. Mao says if he were to say "I love you" to Gwen, he'd follow through on it.

The sound of firecrackers popping makes Gwen turn around and she sees Lieu. But when Lieu asks her if they can talk, she escapes into her house.

Blue blackmails Mich into cleaning their house on Monday -- otherwise he'll tell everyone that Stick has a stalker.

Later that night, everyone is milling around outside their homes to enjoy the firecrackers as it approaches the midnight of the New Year.

Mao admits to Bill that he's in love with Gwen. He also says he knows Lieu is courting Gwen, but that he doesn't know if he too will court her.

Lieu sees Gwen arrive and goes to see her. He asks if she's still angry with him. He apologizes then gives her a rose and asks if he can court her as everyone else looks on. Gwen is happy.

Neri arrives with Josh, and Gens can't help but stare at her. Nelle notices and asks him if he's okay. Still staring at Neri, he says he's got a big problem... because he has feelings for Neri.

Hillary goes to see Bill and treats him with false sweetness, just before pouring water on his firecrackers.

Rickson, Web, and Josh ask Gzel and Hillary what Nelle's problem is because she seems to be avoiding them. Nelle finally joins them when the boys call her. She admits to everyone that she's a tomboy and asks that they not avoid her because it doesn't mean she's evil. Gzel and Hillary are quick to apologize and they all get into a group hug.

Mich watches Brenda and Stick from behind a tree.

Celine arrives and asks Josh if he's mad at her. He says to her that there are just some relationships that are not meant to be -- at least for now. He urges her to go see Gens. Gens and Celine hug as Josh and Neri look on.

Everyone gathers on the street and counts down the seconds to the new year as fireworks explode in the air.

Tag: Summary

Monday, December 25, 2006

Bagets Galore sa Abt Ur Luv

From Hi Magazine
January 2007 Issue

Scans courtesy of dhelcee. Thank you so much!

Marami-rami na rin ang kilala na sa 19 bagets na ni-launch ng ABS-CBN para sa Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv. Pero, meron din sa kanila -- komento nga ng isang beteranang reporter -- na ang pinaka-wise advice na maibibigay ay, "Please, iho/iha, concentrate on your studies na lang."

Kaya lang, iba talaga ang kaway ng limelight. Na pati ang dati-rati ay inaakalang di magsu-showbiz -- katulad ng only son ng basketball player na si Alvin Patrimonio na si Angelo Patrimonio, ay enjoy na sa harap ng camera. Lalo pa't nakatikim na ng kanyang first paycheck na P10,000 mula sa ABS-CBN ang 17-year old na si Angelo.

Kung popularidad naman ang pag-uusapan, ungos talaga si Shaina Magdayao, 17, dahil nag-start siyang child star, bukod sa kasalukuyang nagkalat ang kanyang mukha sa buong kapuluan dahil sa kanyang mga product endorsement billboards.

Sikat na rin sa mga fans ang ka-loveteam ni Shaina na si Ravyer Cruz, ang minomoldeng next in line leading man material ng Dos.

Although one week lang ang itinagal sa PBB Teen Edition, saksi ang Hi! kung paano pagkaguluhan si Aldred Gatchalian, 16, nang mag-guest siya sa concert ni Sam Milby sa Iloilo City a few months ago.


Hindi man ear-friendly ang name ni Carla Humphries, 18, naniniwala ang Star Magic na maganda ang future ng dalaga sa showbiz, dahil may "acting" naman ito na napatunayan niya sa Bituing Walang Ningning.

Napanood namin lately ang 14-year-old na si Empress Schuck sa Maalaala Mo Kaya at nakaka-impress ang galing nya sa pag-arte bukod sa gandang-artista talaga siya.

Hindi lang dahil brother siya ni Carlos Agassi kaya madaling tandaan si Aaron Agassi, 17, kundi dahil natural ang husay niyang kumanta, base sa review ng mga kritiko sa kanyang album sa Star Records.

Si Victor Basa, at 21, ang pinaka-kuya ng mga bagets sa Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, kilala sa mundo ng product endorsements at fashion, nagka-catch-up si Victor para makilala rin ng fans bilang artista.

"Nagyoyoyo" si Denise Laurel, 19, ng kanyang career sa kunsaan saan. Una siyang ni-launch -- noon pa -- ng ABS-CBN Talent Center, 'tapos lumipat siya sa GMA-7 kung saan siya napanood sa Mulawin at Encantadia. Nagkarun din siya ng well-hyped theatrical stint sa Singapore (ba yun?) Ngayon, eto siyang muli sa Dos. Saan kaya siya next?


Not exactly a leading man material ang first runner-up ni Kim Chiu sa PBB Teen Edition na si Mikee Lee, 16, pero dahil sa hilig nya talaga ang umarte, posibleng makilala siyang indie films actor sa mga susunod na panahon.

Katulad ng iba nilang kasamahan, hataw rin sa mga commercials sina Dino Imperial, 18, ang PBB Teen Edition cutie na si Joaqui Mendoza, 18, ang 13-year old na si AJ Perez, at si Valeen Montenegro, 16. At siyempre, malaki ang paniniwala ng Star Magic na hahataw rin ang showbiz career ng apat.

Kuwento ng swimmer na si Enchong Dee, 18, nung mag-taping siya sa isang GMA-7 show, ni isa ay walang kumausap sa kanya. Nang sa ABS-CBN naman siya mag-guest, "the people are friendlier. Rayver [Cruz] approached me, kinausap agad ako." Kaya nung kunin siya ng Dos para makasama sa Star Magic, di na raw siya nagdalawang-isip.

Thirteen years old pa lang si Lauren Young, pero marami ang nagsasabi na posible siyang maging "future Bea Alonzo."


Mga may "konek" sa showbiz sina Zia Marquez, 14 (anak nina Joey Marquez at Brenda del Rio), at Chris Gutierrez, 14, (apo ni Gloria Romero). Antayin natin kung pangmatagalang advantage ang pagkakarun ng showbiz kamag-anaks!

At ang pang-19 sa mga bagets, but not the least, ika nga, ang malusog na produkto ng PBB Teen Edition, si Mikki Arceo, 18, na hinahasang mabuti ang pagiging komedyanteng kontrabida! Stalker ni Victor Basa ang role niya sa Abt Ur Luv.

Abt Ur Luv is "a romantic journey ng mga bagets, pero di naman talaga nasi-zero-in sa romance lang. Kasama rin ang love for family, love for friends. Talagang buhay ng teenagers," paliwanag ni Ms. Eleanor Rodriguez, executive producer.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Episode 05 -- Teaser

The teaser for Episode #5 is now available on YouTube.

Tag: Teaser, Video

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Episode 04: Wishful Friday

A summary of this episode is posted on the Official Star Magic Presents Blog.
It’s December 15 and everyone is excited to do the Simbang Gabi at 12 midnight. Gwen is excited too about the Simbang Gabi and about her parents coming home for the Christmas season but...
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More info on Epi #4

by Mario E. Bautista

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The teen show, "Abt Ur Love," this Saturday at 5 p.m. is about Christmas.

Gwen (Valeen Montenegro) is excited not only with the Simbang Gabi but with the prospect of her OFW parents coming home. Sadly, she learns they won’t be home to be with her for the Christmas season. She also learns that her yaya is organizing a charity event for those affected by the typhoon in their province. She has been so caught up with her depression about her parents that she forgot about her yaya so she helps the yaya, along with Ahmad (Aaron Agassi) and Lola Conching (Mely Tagasa) in the event. She feels good about it and learns that Christmas means helping those in need.

Neri (Shaina Magdayao) also feels the Christmas blues. It’s her seaman dad’s birthday but he has been missing after a shipwreck so she prays that he maybe alive somewhere. But her Aunt Sonia (Marissa Sanchez) tells her to accept the reality that he is already dead and won’t be coming back. Neri refuses to accept it. She goes to Vince (Joaqui Mendoza) but finds him sick at home.

Unlike Neri and Gwen, Gens (Rayver Cruz) is happy because his mom is coming home! He fetches her at the airport with Lieu (Aldred Gatchalian), forgetting that he has a date with Celine (Denise Laurel). Not everyone is able to wake up for the simbang gabi but Celine does, because she is excited to meet Gen’s mother. At the mass, Gens is so happy to have a complete family that he has nothing more to wish for except that God give to Neri her missing dad back.

Tag: Press

Friday, December 15, 2006

Info on Epi 04: Wishful Friday

Daily Insider
by Dinno Erece
December 15, 2006

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Wishful Friday ang episode title tomorrow.

It will be focused kina Gwen (Valeen Montenegro) and Neri (Shaina Magdayao) na parehong malungkot this Christmas at hindi nila makakapiling ang mga magulang nila this Christmas.

Mabuti na lang, nandiyan ang magkapatid na sina Lieu (Aldred Gatchalian) and Gens (Rayver Cruz) respectively to make them happy, eh.

Tag: Press

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Abt Ur Luv cast on Wowowee

Shaina, Rayver, Carla, Aldred, Empress, Mikki, and Lauren were on today's episode of Wowowee for a dance number.

Tag: Wowowee, Video

Monday, December 11, 2006

More Cast Photos

New cast photos have been posted on the official Star Magic Presents blog.

Visit the official blog for larger versions of these photos.

Tag: Photos

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Episode 03: Sunday Stalkers

A summary of this episode is posted on the Official Star Magic Presents Blog.
Christmas time is near and so everyone is participating in monito-monita. Of course they exchanged babies to get the person they like to give a gift to...
Click here for the full summary.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

More About Epi #3

People's Tonight
Mario Bautista

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December 8, 2006

“Abt Ur Luv” is a new series on love, friendship, and living life to the fullest among the young.

This Saturday, Christmas is fast approaching so everyone participates in the “Monito-Monita” game where each gets a baby to whom he secretly gives presents. Lieu is ecstatic as he got Gwen’s name as his baby.

Everyone is happy except for Hillary (Empress Schuck) as she got a prank gift from her monito, Bill (Dino Imperial.) Gens (Rayver Cruz) is going steady with Celine (Denise Laurel) but he spies on her blog to know more of her since he seems to know more about Neri (Shaina Magdayao), than his own GF. He gets shocked when he reads that Celine has a crush on Stick (Victor Basa) who’s already on with Brenda (Carla Humphries.)

Watch Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv on Saturdays at 5pm after Let's Go.



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Sa episode na mapapanood bukas sa "Abt. Ur Luv," na-insecure si Lieu (Aldred) kay Mao (Mikee Lee), karibal niya kay Gwen (Valeen), kaya kinompronta niya ito. May monito-monita rin ang buong barkada dahil malapit na ang Pasko.

Tampok sa AUL sina Shaina Magdayao, Rayver Cruz, Aaron Agassi, Empress Schuck, Cris Gutierrez, Carla Humphries, Angelo Patrimonio, Denise Laurel, Victor Basa, Joaqui Mendoza, Zia Marquez, among others.

Tag: Press

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Abt Ur Luv Epi #3 Teaser

A teaser has started to air for the third episode of Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv.

Looks like Brenda (Carla) and Stick (Victor) have some tough times ahead.

Tag: Teaser, Abt Ur Luv, Video

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Episode 02: Nagka bukol ka na ba on Tuesday?

You can watch this on YouTube, courtesy of PDAYengDieHard2Prologue

Gens starts his Tuesday with an early morning phone call to his mother in Milan. He tells her about recent events (returning Neri's necklace, Brenda and Stick becoming official, and Gwen learning that her parents have split up).

As Gens thinks of Celine, he asks his mom if it's possible to love someone without feeling anything.

Episode highlights
  • Gen's dad wakes his kids with a loud whistle.
  • Josh and Hillary bicker over homework.
  • Hillary complains to Neri that breakfast isn't ready.
  • Brenda gets a call from Stick
  • While talking to Brenda, Stick finds Blue ironing and putting on his clothes.
  • Stick spots something under the ironing board and bends down to get it, only to hit his head as he gets up.
  • Gizelle tells Nelle she finds Blue cute.
  • Rickson teases Nelle about being a tomboy.
  • Vince and Gens are at the Internet cafe and Gens worries about the slow business.
  • Vince tells Gens he likes Neri.
  • Lieu arrives and tells Gens that the snatcher is still using his sim card.
  • Vince hears this and suggests an entrapment operation.
  • Gwen's yaya helps her apply ointment on a bump on her head, and learns that Gwen hit her head on the bathroom wall so she could stop crying about her parents.
  • Brenda gives Neri a long list of chores, and says it's the least Neri can do since they had to "sacrifice" their Yaya Rosing because of her.
  • Brenda's mom gives Neri more things to do just before she and Brenda leave the house.
  • Gens sends a fake prize notification by text message to the snatcher.
  • Gens agrees to help Vince court Neri if he gets his cellphone back.
  • Lieu gets all tongue-tied when Gwen arrives in front of the internet cafe.
  • Gwen challenges Lieu to prove that he doesn't have an issue with her by hanging out with her.
  • Neri works on her chores and without realizing it, she puts too much detergent into the washing machine.
  • Gwen convinces Lieu to cut school and go shopping with her.
  • Neri heads back home after completing her marketing for dinner ingredients.
  • Stick assists Brenda with her workout and doesn't notice when Mich grabs the keys to his apartment.
  • Celine arrives at the gym and tells Brenda and Stick she feels bad because the receptionist at the clinic says Gens didn't even know her last name, birthday, or address.
  • Neri is on her way home when she recognizes the snatcher standing in front of the Internet cafe. She trips him when he tries to escape. Vince and Gens run out to help her. Neri slips and lands on Gens, who hits his head on the ground.
  • The barangay tanod arrives and arrests the snatcher. Neri retrieves Gens' cellphone and returns it to him.
  • Vince asks Gens to take a phonecam pic of himself with Neri.
  • Vince walks Neri home with her purchases.
  • Gwen convinces Lieu to shoplift by running out of the store without paying for their clothes.
  • Bill and Mao see Gwen and Lieu running with the store owner chasing after them and calling them thieves.
  • Ahmad walks by with hardware supplies, saying he needs to repair stuff at home.
  • Neri is mopping up a soapy mess next to the washing machine when Brenda comes home and freaks out.
  • Blue visits Stick to ask for his keys, while Gizelle and Nelle follow him around.
  • Vince puts his photo with Neri up on his PC at the internet cafe.
  • Rickson, Josh, and Web talk about Celine, and get a warning from Gens.
  • Vince asks Gens about Neri. Celine is hurt when she overhears Gens tells Vince all about Neri.
  • Celine walks out and when Gens chases her, she asks him if he loves her. He has no answer ready and can only hug Celine when she asks him her last name, birthday, zodiac sign, and address.
  • Stick realizes that his keys are missing, and tells Blue he's been a pain since he arrived on Saturday.
  • Lieu introduces Gwen to his doves. Gwen learns that Lieu's father doesn't like his pets.
  • Lieu says he's tired of being compared to Gens, because his older brother is the perfect son.
  • Josh panics when he comes home and can't find his men's magazines in his bedroom after Neri has cleaned it.
  • Brenda arrives at Josh's bedroom to complain to Neri about the state of the kitchen.
  • Hillary arrives as well and asks Neri about the items she needed from the drugstore.
  • Neri finally can't take it anymore and lets out a scream before angrily telling her cousins that when she arrived at their house, she thought she would be accepted as family and not be treated as a maid. She tells them it's a good thing she knows her place now.
  • Gens and Celine walk along the street and Gens admits to Celine that Neri made him realize he doesn't really know his siblings and friends that well.
  • Celine feels reassured when Gens says there's nothing going on between him and Neri, especially when Neri has been nothing but trouble for him.
  • Vince bumps into Neri on the street and asks if she's been crying. Neri says she's fine. Vince offers to pick a fight with whoever it was who made her cry.
  • A patrol car arrives and policemen disembark with Mao. They ask Gens about Lieu. Gwen and Lieu see Mao with the police officers and realize that Mao turned them in for the shoplifting.
  • Brenda's family sits down to dinner when Neri emerges from the kitchen dressed in the maid's clothes.
  • Later that night, Mich lets herself into Stick's apartment with the keys she stole. Stick turns in his sleep and accidentally hits her on the head. She whispers that she loves him, and that at least she has a little "remembrance."

At the end of the day, Gens talks to his mom on the phone again and tells her that their father arranged things with the police, so that Lieu only has to reimburse the cost of the items they stole.

Lieu gets a scolding from his father, and later tells Gens he doesn't want to talk to their mom.

Gens resumes his phone call and tells his mom he got his cellphone back. He almost deletes the photo of Vince and Neri from his phone, but changes his mind at the last minute.

Gens tells his mom that he just realized that -- like the bump on his head, some people can really leave a mark on you, even if you've just met them.

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Ktext Update -- December 2006

Victor sent Ktext on December 2, 2006

Abt Ur Luv!

Note: If you have Ktext pics from other cast members of Abt Ur Luv and would like to share them with this blog, please leave a comment so I can get in touch with you. Thanks.

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