Thursday, December 22, 2011

Random Revelation: Papa Chen's Wife in Real Life

Richard Yap a.k.a. Papa Chen in My Binondo Girl
Photo: ABS-CBN
He's been trending on social networking site Twitter for two consecutive days now. Richard Yap, more popularly known these days as "Papa Chen" in My Binondo Girl, defies the norm and proves to us that stardom requires no age. The 44-year old commercial model and furniture businessman is now a household name after accepting his first acting job this year as Jade's (Kim Chiu) father in the hit teleserye. Still crush-worthy in his 40s, Richard instantly gained a huge following. Too bad for some hopeful fans though, the guy's been happily married for 18 years. 
Richard Yap's wife Melody in Kris TV's November 22 episode
In his November guesting on Kris TV, Richard shared that his wife Melody and children Ashley, 15, and Dylan, 8, have been very supportive of his acting debut. In fact, his teen daughter helped convince Richard in accepting the role of Papa Chen when she learned about the teleserye's cast. And instead of hiring a personal assistant, his wife acts as one and does the job of taking care of his things on the set. Richard said this setup also provides some "bonding time" for them as a couple. 
 Melody as Papa Chen's doctor in My Binondo Girl
Photo: ABS-CBN screencaps
Last night, in a heartbreaking episode where Papa Chen found out he has a lung tumor, we noticed that the bad news-bearing doctor looked so familiar. We soon figured it out that she's the actor's wife in real life.
Richard and Melody Yap
Photo: ABS-CBN screencap (Kris TV)
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Prior to his association with MBG's "ChenJean" and "Twin Dragons" restaurants, Papa Chen was the face of a popular Chinese fastfood chain. Check out two of his 30-second TV commercials.

Video: Youtube (uploaded by username frannye)
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  1. Pa repost po ng photos ni Papa Chen....for facebook purpose lang po....thanks

  2. pamz of ngcarlan lagunaOctober 7, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Dios ko gbi gbi ko iniisip c sir chef.

  3. Sir Chief you are sooooo cute, nakaka kilg....

    1. Ang cute mu tlga Sir Chief..kinikilig ako sa iyo pagpinapanood ko kayo ni Maya sa PBCWMH....crush na crush kita S.Chief.sana magka mall tour kayo dito sa SM Clark..SM Pampnga..or sa Marquee Mall..PLEASE S.Chief..:)iloveu....:)

  4. crush na crush ko c papa chen...

  5. Sir chief sana ako na lang ang kukunin mong yaya para kay Abby,magaling Ako sa lahat..hehe more power po sa inyu sana may suvinier Ako sa teleserye nyong Be careful with my heart..<3 ingats kayo palagi may god bless u.. Muahhugsss

  6. I love you very much sir chief sana marami kapang Show..

  7. sir chief mahal na mahal kita..mahal ka rin ng lola ko at ng buong pamilya. mahal rin namin si maya. Sana marami ka pang projects.

  8. Gahd! Ngaun lang ako nagkaron ng ganito ka-like sa isang pinoy actor! Obssesion na yata kitang makita ng personal ser chief! Dunno how! Sana pumunta kau dito sa pangasinan..:-) kahit isang picture ko lang with u happy na ko.:-)

  9. Gahd! Ngaun lang ako nagkaron ng ganito ka-like sa isang pinoy actor! Obssesion na yata kitang makita ng personal ser chief! Dunno how! Sana pumunta kau dito sa pangasinan..:-) kahit isang picture ko lang with u happy na ko.:-)

  10. OMG...same s lhat ng comments...super crush ko tlga c sir chief...npaka ideal ng character ang hinhanap ko s isang partner..ung full of kilig khit super busy s work..sana makahanp ako ng katulad mo sir chief...super idol kita..infareness ngaun lng ako kinilig ng ganito.....g.r.r.r.r....

  11. Be Careful tv is my most favorite tv show of all times.To skip a day's show mekes me sad. Love the show so much. Could indeed relate to the love story the program has developed. Kudos to the script writers, production staff and most especially to the wonderful cast of Be Careful. Much love to all of you.

  12. Be Careful With My Heart is my all-time favorite !!!!!!!!!!!! I love be careful w/ my heart,,,,sana di pa magwakas ung story ni Maya at Ser Chief !!
    This show makes my day happy and beautiful
    Hindi makukumpleto ang araw ko pag hindi ko mapanuod ang BE CAREFUL WITH MY HEART !!!!
    I love the cast of BCWMH,,sana makita ko kau sa personal !!!
    Like : becarefulwithmyheart it has more moral Family Values
    Kilig muchhh
    Please don't end this yet ,,please.....

    More power to ALL

    by : Jochard-fan[iloveBCWMH]

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  14. I like watching Please Be Careful with my heart. .never miss it! I like to see Maya&Sir Chief together. If Mr Yap is solo, Jodi is the best pair for you. ^^ just saying. .

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