To accidentally kiss a stranger would spell trouble to some. But, in the case of Dodong (Yves Flores) and Cai (Barbie Imperial), a stolen smooch actually sparked some romance. Here’s a Kapamilya Toplist showing the pair’s cutest scenes as they jump from being strangers to enemies to potential lovers in Bagong Umaga.
Kismet played its part when Cai rushed to Ely (Tony Labrusca)’s place, heartbroken and craving for his presence. But she instead found Dodong and accidentally kissed him on the lips, thinking he was Ely. The combined frustration and embarrassment just made her cry even more. Thankfully, Dodong was there to calm her down. He had a huge crush on her since then.
Cai’s constant attempt to get near Ely will eventually push her closer to Dodong, the one who’s always there in times of trouble and sadness. She may hate his sister, Tisay (Heaven Peralejo), for being her rival and the threat to her dream relationship with Ely, yet she gets nothing but kindness from Dodong. If only words can kill, Cai could’ve murdered Tisay with her sharp, nasty talks. Yet, Dodong remained patient towards her.
Seeing the lovely Cai always crying because of rejection, Dodong came up with a personal mission which is to make her smile. The goal was a real challenge.
Dodong did not give up. He scored a point when she replied to his text message because no one was there to keep her company. He reassured her that she isn’t difficult but maybe some are just too shy to approach her.
In an attempt to steal Ely’s attention, Cai orchestrated some trouble hoping he’d come to her rescue. But he never did. It was Dodong who showed up and figured her underhanded tactics. He low-key hinted at his feelings by lecturing her about what she truly deserves. He advised her to stop chasing Ely, telling her that she deserves to be treated fairly by a man who only has eyes for her because she is beautiful, and worth it.
In that scene, Dodong finally accomplished his mission. He caught her smile for the first time, so he took a photo of her and teased her for stealing a kiss before. He said he would never want to see her cry again.
There was also a scene where she got drunk because of Ely. The softhearted Dodong came to her rescue but she hated his presence. She insulted his social status, leading up to a lesson she didn’t see coming. She got a soul-piercing lecture about the essence of love and why a golden heart is more powerful and important than fortune.
Their friendship blossomed in the succeeding days. Add to this list Dodong and Cai’s sweet dinner date in a posh restaurant. He promised to pay her back next time yet Cai didn’t mind. She only smiled and thought he deserves so much more in life.
We know Cai was bit by bit growing more comfortable in Dodong’s presence when she volunteered to help him make a presentable résumé. And as she got to know him deeper, she realized how loving he is especially to his adoptive parents. She was in awe of how big his heart is.
He promised that one day, she will become his girlfriend. Follow Dodong and Cai’s story in Bagong Umaga, Monday to Friday, after it’s Showtime, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z Channel 11.