Meeting Lou Diamond Phillips was never planned. But unlike Cynthia Luster, I saw him just the same. It was during the time when he was promoting his movie, "Bats," that he came to Manila and guested in ABS-CBN.
I was having lunch with officemates in the cafeteria. At one point, I saw Lou Diamond Philips come out of the conference room and alone. Finding a piece of paper and a pen, I gathered all courage to approach the famous actor.
I called him, "Sir, may I have your autograph please?" and he said, "Sure." And he scribbled his name and signed the piece of paper I had. Actually, when I approached him, some people saw this and followed suit. When I left him, he was being swarmed by fans asking for his autograph.
Was I bad or what? I started the commotion. Geez. I didn't think other people had the same idea. Or nobody wanted to take the risk of doing so. But I always thought to myself when there are famous people around, take advantage of their presence because you only see them once.
And so, that's my story of being a fan. That's why every time I'm in the office, I would always bring a pen and paper along with me, just in case.
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