The friendship between Erik Santos and Yeng Constantino has grown deeper in time and the ASAP stage and all their other musical collaborations have become a witness to it. But, there was a time when these two good friends had negative assumptions about one another; proving that sometimes, first impressions don’t always last.
Erik recalled the first time he saw Yeng via Kapamilya reality show Pinoy Dream Academy. “Arteng-arte po ako sa kanya,” Erik said while looking back on those moments when Yeng had quite an on-screen romance with RJ Jimenez, Yeng’s fellow dreamer inside the academy. “Masyadong pakipot”, Erik added referring to Yeng’s “maarte” moves in the show.
On Yeng’s part, she admittedly doubted Erik’s character due to his green jokes. But, later on, she saw how good of a man he is. “’Yun lang ‘yung type of humor pero ‘pag nakilala mo si Erik, malalalim ‘tong tao,” Yeng’s good words for Erik.
Proving their closeness is the playful remarks between them. Yeng reveals that Erik is fond of calling her sexy. “’Pag siya ‘yung nagsasabi, ramdam ko talagang totoo. Kasi mahilig siya mang-asar ‘pag ‘di ka maganda, so ‘pag positive [‘yung comment], baka totoo nga,” Yeng’s reaction to Erik’s ‘sexy’ remarks.
To give a tempting taste of their concert, Yeng sang her own version of “Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka” while Erik gave his own rendition of Yeng’s “Salamat”. “We see to it na every production number will be an experience sa mga manonood,” Erik enticed fans and audiences.