MANILA, Philippines – Chito Miranda isn't shy about being very sweet to his wife Neri Naig in public, often posting messages for or about her on Instagram. These are meaningful gestures from him to help strengthen and develop their solid relationship even more.
"I think panliligaw yun eh (it's a way of courting her)," said the Parokya ni Edgar frontman at an October 19 press conference for their new album Pogi Years Old. (IN PHOTOS: Parokya ni Edgar's 'Pogi Years Old' album launch)
"Iba naman talaga pag sinisigaw mo sa public," he added. "Ibig sabihin kino-close mo yung doors mo to all the other girls because [pinapakita mo] na ito yung asawa ko."
(It's different when who shout it in public. It means you're closing the doors to all the other girls because you're showing that this is my wife.)
Eto po ang babaeng kaagaw ko sa kumot gabi-gabi. Akala mo mauubusan ng comforter. Yung tipong maaalimpungtan sandali, susungitan ka kapag namalimos ka ng kakapiranggot na kumot, tapos matutulog ulit na parang walang nangyari. Sarap sabunutan ng slight. Tapos biglang yayakap sa braso mo na parang bata. Tapos hahalikan mo sa noo. Sabay matutulog ka na rin. Gdnyt. A photo posted by Chito Miranda (@chitomirandajr) on Aug 23, 2016 at 10:26am PDT
Chito revealed that he also has a few songs for Neri in Pogi Years Old.
Of the 21 tracks in the album, Chito mentioned the songs "Wala Lang Yun" and "Friendzone Mo Mukha Mo" as for his wife of almost 2 years.
"Wala Lang Yun," Chito said, was about a time in their relationship when he would still flirt with other girls: "'Yun yung time na... I think she wrote about it on her blog, yung how she dealt nung gago pa ako, nung malandi pa ako with other girls. So that song was an excuse na wala lang 'yun, don't... 'wag ka ma-bother with the chicks I flirt with, parang ganon."
(That was the time when... I think she wrote about it on her blog, about how she dealth with when I was stupid and I was flirting with other girls. So that song was an excuse that all that was nothing, don't... don't be bothered with the chicks I flirt with, something like that.)
He added later, "To be clear lang, that [time] was bago ako magbago, bago ako magdecide na magseryoso na."
(To be clear, that [time] was before I changed, before I decided to be serious.)
Neri recently spoke about that period of their relationship in a blog post, where she said that sometimes, the girls Chito would flirt with would make their presence known by leaving their photos in Chito's room or spray perfume on his pillows.
She also said that she and Chito almost broke up when she was 28 (Neri is 31 as of writing), because of the other girls. She and Chito started dating in 2011.
"'Wag na lang ipilit yung hindi naman pwede. Maghiwalay na lang tayo habang mahal pa natin ang isa’t isa, at may respeto pang natitira. Mas maganda kako na maghiwalay kami na okay," she wrote.
(Let's not force what can't be. Let's just split up while we still love each other and we still have respect for each other. It would be better if we broke up while we were still okay.)
That same day, Chito came back to her and apologized: "Nakwento niya na habang nagmamadali siyang umuwi na nagpray siya at nangako siya kay God na hinding hindi na niya ako sasaktan. Nagbago siya on his own, hindi dahil sa sinabihan ko siya na magbago para sa akin."
(He told me that as he was rushing to get home, he promised God that he wouldn't hurt me. He changed on his own, and not because I told him to change for me.)
Sobrang gusto ko yung picture na 'to. Sobrang normal lang naman. Picture lang sya ng asawa kong buntis na hindi man lang naka-ayos, kasama ng isa sa mga dogs namin. Nothing glamorous nor impressive about it. Kita pa nga yung sampayan namin sa gilid eh. Wala lang. Normal. Pero I think it perfectly shows where I am in life right now, which is exactly where I want to be. Eto eksakto yung buhay na gusto ko. #Repost @mrsnerimiranda ・・・ Excited na si Colt sa bago niyang playmate. Pinashave namin si Colt few months ago kase nagkaroon siya skin allergies. I am so happy na bumabalik na yung maganda niyang fur. A photo posted by Chito Miranda (@chitomirandajr) on Oct 3, 2016 at 11:23pm PDT
On "Friendzone Mo Mukha Mo," the first song in the album, Chito said: "It's a song inspired by her, when we first met, di ako papayag na friends lang tayo. Kasi may gusto ako sa kanya eh. So I wrote about that experience."
(It's a song inspired by her, when we first met, I wouldn't allow that we would just be friends. Because I liked her. So I wrote about that experience.)
Baby Alfonso III
Isang buwan na lang! Ilang linggo na lang! Ilang araw na lang! Lapit naaaaaaaaa! Sobrang excited na kami ng tatay mo na makita ka, anak ko! Mahal na mahal ka namin, sobra sobra! by @niceprintphoto by @pornstar_roviel by @saturdaydress na matagal na sa closet ko, hehe! sa closet lang din ni Chito, hehe! #LittleChitoMiranda A photo posted by Neri Miranda (@mrsnerimiranda) on Oct 9, 2016 at 1:24am PDT
Chito and Neri are expecting a baby boy this November, and Chito said that they are planning on naming the baby after him, Alfonso, such that he would be Alfonso Miranda III.
On Neri's pregnancy, Chito said at the press conference that it's been delicate, because she suffered a miscarriage before this pregnancy.
"So talagang yung second [pregnancy] ingat na ingat na talaga siya. Pero wala naman naging any complications. Pero ganoon talaga yun, hirap na hirap talaga siya, hindi siya morning sickness, all-day sickness. Pero you just pray na mahandle niya."
(So with the second [pregnancy] she's been really careful. But there have been no complications. But that's the way it is, she's really been having a hard time, she doesn't have morning sickness, it's all-day sickness. But you just pray that she can handle it.)
Chito also shared that he's been taking care of Neri more too. "I needed to be more patient kasi kunwari ako talaga... kasi sanay ako na siya nagaalaga sa akin eh, pag-gising ko naka ready na yung breakfast ko eh. Ngayon gusto ko ako naman yung magdadala sa kanya."
(I needed to be more patient because for example... I'm used to her taking care of me, like when I wake up my breakfast is ready already. But now I want to be the one to bring her breakfast.)
"I think I'm really prepared na naman [to be a father] kasi madami akong kids na naalagaan before eh, mga pamangkin ko, kasi ako yung bunso so ako palagi yung inuutusan," said Chito on being a dad.
(I think I'm really prepared [to be a father] because I've taken care of a lot of kids before, my nieces and nephews, because I'm the youngest so I'm always the one being asked to do things.)
He added that he used to spend time with the kids of Kamikazee's Jay Contreras too, because they used to live in the same neighborhood.