The story of real life BFF and famous Taiwanese actresses Janine Chang and Ivy Chen and one particular turning-30 trip is the stuff that makes me long for a similar experience. Back in November of 2012, Ivy Chen was still dealing with her Summer breakup with long time boyfriend Kun Da and had four days off so jetted to gleaming Boracay for a girl’s trip with Janine. The two have known each other since they did Black & White together back in 2009 and are one of the famous best friend duos in TW-entertainment. The trip was more than just about having fun, Ivy’s nickname is Da Fa (Big Shot) because her personality is so gregarious and adventurous. To commemorate turning 30 (she does not look a day over 20, BTW), Ivy vowed to do 5 crazy things on this trip. Janine wasn’t just game enough to accompany her, she actually did the same things with Ivy! Now that is what I called a great girl friend. They got braids together, got tattoos (fake), went skinny dipping in the ocean (top and bottoms off, baby!), jumped off a cliff into the sea, and kissed a random stranger on the street.
Apparently Ivy needed some liquid fortification before attempting some of the more daring tasks but in the end she just went with it. They asked folks to take picture for them to document the trip and Ivy later posted them all on her weibo as proof that she did it all. They also promised each other to return to Boracay in 5 years when Ivy turns 35 because they had so much fun together. It was the first time traveling together for the two girls and they were surprised at how easy going the other person was when traveling, going make up less and just winging it. For the kissing of a stranger, Ivy and Janine accosted two cute white guys on a boat and they happily obliged their lips for the adventure. The girls also made friends with a couple who was getting married and they ended up attending their wedding that night and dancing “Gangnam Style” on the dance floor. Don’t we all need a crazy trip like this with a BFF at least once in our lifetimes, yes? This story makes me love Janine and Ivy more for showing fans their real unpretentious and fun-loving side.