They say that if a friendship starts on a sour note, it will turn out to be real and long-lasting. And this was proven to be true in this unexpected friendship between Angelica Panganiban and her Banana Sundae co-star Ryan Bang.
In one of Angelica’s random posts in her Instagram account, she shared a series of throwback pictures of her Banana Sundae family. In her caption, Angelica narrated how her friendship with Ryan started. She shared: “Minsan bad trip na din mag check ng facebook dahil sa mga lumalabas na itsura mo, noong 23years old ka. Kakauwi ko lang nito galing South Africa. Si @iamjohnprats naman, kakagaling lang sa dengue. Si @ryanbang naman, first day niya sa banana. Na muntik na niyang maging last. Dahil habang nilalabanan ko ang jetlag, ginising niya ko sa dressing room ko, nagpa picture siya sakin. Pumayag naman ako. Pero nung nakita ko siya sa loob ng studio, nanggigil ako eh!! Naalala ko na siya ang lalake na gumising sakin para mag pa picture!! Sa isip isip ko, artista pala siya... at kasama ko pa!! Lagot sakin to... matatagalan ang pang bubully ko dito. Tsk tsk tsk.. well, hanggang ngayon naman, siya pa din ang kawawa sa grupo. (Paano?! Naging tribute na to para kay ryan)”
Years have passed since their not-so-good first meet up and until now, Ryan and Angelica’s friendship continues to grow. Annoyance and hate turned out into a real solid friendship. They even came up with a witty endearment for each other, which is “Mahar”.
Just recently, during Ryan’s birthday celebration on the Sunday show, Angelica gave him a sweet birthday message on stage saying: “Kahit na may malisya ‘yong tingin mo sa’kin, okay lang. Pero alam mo naman na love na love kita and lagi akong magiging ate sa’yo.”
Who knew Ryan would be one of Angelica’s few treasured friends? Indeed, it’s really amazing seeing how colorful the story of their friendship is.