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Body Talk with Sarah Geronimo

03 December 2010 - 08:12 AM

Body Talk with Sarah Geronimo
FUNFARE By Ricardo F. Lo
(The Philippine Star)
Updated December 04, 2010 12:00 AM

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You, too, must have been wondering if Sarah Geronimo ever sleeps, what with her airtight schedule of making movies, taping for soaps, recording albums, doing personal appearances here and abroad, and a hundred other activities that could knock down a girl of lesser stuff.

“It’s a matter of time management,” said Sarah who is currently promoting The Sarah G. Phone by MyPhone, the first ever Music Album Phone (MAP) which contains the following tracks: Laging Kay Ganda (produced by MyPhone), Panalangin, Harana, Sana, Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika, Masdan Mo ang Kapaligiran, Umagang Kay Ganda and Laging Kay Ganda (acoustic version). “Yes, I sleep well and I eat well. And, thank God, I’m healthy naman.”

How do you feel about coming out with an album exclusively on MyPhone device?

“I’m thrilled, kasi nga it’s a first. I’m happy and honored that I am the first artist to do it. And I’m proud that the product I’m endorsing, ito ngang MyPhone, ay gawang-Pinoy.”

Piracy is still a big problem in the entertainment industry, so hopefully the MyPhone device and can help minimize if not eradicate it. You see, MyPhone is so equipped that the songs in it cannot be pirated. (Eat your hearts out, Pirates!). The pre-installed tracks are protected by the MAP technology, meaning the music files cannot be distributed and will solely be available in the Sarah G. phone.

With Sarah as endorser and the first-ever artist to be so featured, sales of MyPhone has reportedly shot up, exceeding expectations.

“Talaga po? Thank you.”

Does that mean another partnership with MyPhone soon?

“Sana nga…sana soon!”

Incidentally, Sarah will have a Valentine concert with Concert King Martin Nievera at the Araneta Coliseum on Feb. 12 next year, titled What Love Is, produced by Viva Concerts with Louie Ocampo as musical director and Rowell Santiago as director. (Tickets are priced at P4,000 for Patron A, P3,500 for Patron B, P3,500 for Lower Box, P1,500 for Upper Box A, P1,000 for Upper Box B and P400 for General Admission., Call Ticketnet at 911-5555 or Viva Concerts at 687-7236.)

Teased that she’s now the New Concert Queen, Sarah blushed as she begged off.

“Hindi naman po. There’s only one Concert Queen.”

Many people agree that it’s Ai-Ai delas Alas who’s the current title-holder but the fans of Pops Fernandez, Martin’s ”ex,” claimed that their idol is still “it.” Asked about it in a TV show, Pops said good-humoredly, “Marami pa namang available title d’yan, eh.”

Said Sarah, “Hindi ko iniisip ang title-title. What I focus on is doing my work well.”

At 22 (turning 23 on July 25 next year), Sarah stands 5’4”, weighs 112 lbs., and wears small/medium-size shirts and size-7 shoes.

How do you find time for your many activities (movies, TV shows, recording, concerts both here and abroad, etc.)?

“Mas maluwag ang schedule ko ngayon. I was just finished with my Idol (the ABS-CBN teleserye), so all I’m doing are out-of-town and out-of-the-country shows. This year, I did only one movie, Hating Kapatid (with Judy Ann Santos), and I concentrated more on singing and the preparation for my Valentine concert with Martin.”

With your tight schedule, how much sleep do you get per night?

“I’m used to going to bed late, sanay na ako sa napupuyat. I usually go to sleep at 2 a.m. and, if I don’t have work the next day, I wake up late. Nakaka-10 hours naman ako.”

Are you a pillow person?

“I love hugging a pillow. Mayroon akong favorite unan na yakap-yakap ko kapag natutulog ako. I have only two. The other one ‘yung sa ilalim ng head ko.”

Do you sleep alone in your room?

“No. I sleep with my sister.”

How do you want the aircon to be, full blast or quiet cool lang?

“’Yung medyo mahina lang. Ginawin kasi ako, eh.”

Do you snore?

“Only when I’m tired.”

Do you talk in your sleep?

“Sabi nila minsan daw po!”

Do you sleepwalk?

“No, I don’t.”

What’s the last thing that you do before you go to sleep?

“I pray.”

What do you usually pray for?

“The safety of my family. I also surrender to Him my problems and my concerns.”

First thing that you do when you wake up?

“I pray again.”

With your irregular schedule, can you manage to take three square meals a day?

“Oo naman.”

What’s usually for breakfast?

“Sometimes, especially when I wake up late, nagiging brunch na siya. I’m a rice-eater so gusto ko kanin na kaagad sa breakfast --- kanin with pagkaing-Pinoy like adobo, sinigang o kaya Fried Chicken.”

What’s for lunch?

“Kanin uli. I love what my mom cooks, especially her kare-kare. My dad is fond of cooking, too. Mahilig siya magluto ng tapa. Gusto ko rin ‘yon. I’m not choosy with food. Lahat kinakain ko.”

Good thing you don’t get fat.

“Mabilis ang metabolism ko, eh.”

For dinner, light or heavy, or none at all?

(Laughs) “Kanin din po at saka ulam.”

Do you take snacks between meals?

“Yes, whatever is there.”

What food do you always crave for?


What vitamins do you take?

“Vitamin C and vitamin E.”

How much water do you take per day?

“A lot. Malakas ako sa tubig. I have to be hydrated all the time. Kailangan ng katawan ko kasi palagi akong on the move, eh.”

Sarah co-stars with Martin Nievera in the Valentine convert What Love Is set for Feb. 12 next year at the Araneta Coliseum.
Coffee or tea?



“Mahilig ako sa Coke but since bawal nga po, binabawasan ko.”

Do you have a sweet tooth?

“Ay, mahilig po ako sa sweets. I love chocolates. My favorite is Linds chocolates.”

Do you have time to work out?

“Naku, that’s my goal --- to do regular workouts. But since I can’t go to the gym, I exercise na lang at home while watching workout videos.”

What part of your body do you think needs improvement?

(Laughs and laughs) “Hmmmm, gusto ko pumayat ang legs ko.”

What part is most vulnerable?

“My neck. It aches when I fail to do stretching exercise.”

You are a belter. How do you take care of your voice? Veteran singers say that the singing should come from the diaphragm and not from the throat, otherwise you could hurt your nodules.

“I do vocal exercises before singing. I make sure na ‘yung kinakanta ko ay within my vocal range. Or else, mada-damage ang vocal cords mo.”

What part of your body naman is your favorite?

(Laughs and laughs) “Ha? Mayroon ba? Actually, wala…wala!”

And what part of a guy’s body do you notice first?

“His eyes. At saka, gusto ko ‘yung maganda ang tayo n’ya.”

What else turns you on?

“He should be respectful.”

And what turns you off?

“’Yung mayabang.”

How do you relax, cope with stress?

“Ako naman, if I don’t work, I just stay home and watch TV or DVDs. O kaya kain at tulog.”

What kind of movies do you watch?

“Romantic movies.”

What was the last movie that you saw?

“Last night, I watched A Walk To Remember (starring Mandy Moore). It was the second time that I watched it.”

You’ve been to several cities. Which one is your favorite?

“London. I was there at the height of the Harry Potter craze so feeling ko nasa paligid ko lang si Harry Potter.”

What city to do you want to visit?

“I’ve been to Seattle but I want to go back. Gusto ko kasi ‘yung weather doon, ‘yung palaging maulan.”

When you want to get away from it all, where do you go…what’s your favorite hideaway?

“Naku, sa bahay lang po talaga.”

How is your love life?

“Wala, eh. None, as in none talaga.”

Oh, none? Anong inspiration mo? All work and no play makes Jean a dull girl.

“My friends and my family, so okey lang na walang love life kasi nandyan naman sila, eh. May mga crush-crush, ganyan.”

Who’s your crush?

“Secret po!”

Your peers have boyfriends na. They say na medyo naiiwanan ka nila pagdating sa romance department. Don’t you feel that you might be missing something, anything?

“Ganoon? Hindi naman po siguro. There are things that should not be rushed, at kasama na doon ang pagbo-boyfriend.”

Are you choosy?

“Dapat lang po! Hahahaha!”

Can you name three guys who you think know how to take care of their body?

“Piolo Pascual. Gabby Concepcion. Richard Gomez.”

And three women…

“Cherie Gil. Si Ate Juday (Judy Ann Santos). Zsa Zsa Padilla.”

Using only body language, how would you make a guy know that you admire him?

“I just smile at him while straight at his eyes.”

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Bea Tantoco: Carrying a tune and a legacy

25 November 2010 - 09:21 AM

Bea Tantoco: Carrying a tune and a legacy
THE DIALOGUE By Raymond Gutierrez
The Philippine Star
Updated November 26, 2010 12:00 AM

*Click on spoiler tags for rest of article*


If you could invite five personalities to a dinner, who would they be?

My late grandmother Gliceria Rustia Tantoco, Ellen Degeneres, Sarah Geronimo, Mariah Carey, and her hubby-dubby Nick Cannon!


Sarah, kabado sa movie nila ni Gerald

25 November 2010 - 09:04 AM

Sarah, kabado sa movie nila ni Gerald
Allan Diones
Abante-Tonite, 11/26/2010

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MASAYA at excited si Sarah Geronimo na makakasama niya for the first time sa isang concert si Martin Nievera.
Ayon sa Popstar Princess, nang marinig pa lang niya na magkakaroon siya ng concert kasama ng Concert King ay kinabahan na siya.
Nu’ng una ay na-intimi­date siya kay Martin, ‘yun pala ay napaka-approachable daw nito at magaan kasama dahil napaka-plea­sant at pala­biro.
Ituturing ni Sarah na ‘another beautiful challenge’ ito sa kanyang singing career at paghahandaan niya nang husto.
What Love Is ang pamagat ng Valentine concert nina Martin at Sarah sa Araneta Coliseum sa Pebrero 12, 2011.
Ano ba ang love para kay Sarah?
“True love waits. ‘Yun na lang. ‘Di ba? Ha! Ha! Ha! Parang kay Ms. Reg (Regine Velasquez), true love waits,” nakangi­ting sey ng 22-anyos na young singer-actress nang makausap namin siya kahapon.
Hanggang kailan siya handang mag-wait?
“No, sila ang magwi-wait para sa akin. Ha! Ha! Ha!” tawa niya.
Meron na bang mga nagwi-wait-wait sa kanya diyan sa tabi-tabi?
“Hindi ko po alam. Kung may maghintay man o wala, okey lang. Kasi, nandiyan naman ang parents ko, mga kaibigan ko, ‘di ba?
“So, bahala na si Lord kung meron talagang para sa akin.”
Bakit parang kakaiba ang ganda niya ngayon? Inspired ba siya?
“Yesss!! Opo, lagi naman. Ha! Ha! Ha!”
May mga bago bang ‘nagpaparamdam’ sa kanya?
“Kung may bago? Wala. Ha! Ha! Ha!
“Ewan ko. Alam n’yo, matutuwa talaga ako kapag merong naglakas ng loob na magparamdam muna sa mga magulang ko bago sa akin.”
So, wala siyang ka-date sa Valentine?
“Kailan po ba ako nagkaroon ng date?? Ha! Ha! Ha!” halakhak ni Sarah.
May balitang si Ge­rald Anderson ang bagong makakapareha ni Sarah sa next movie niya.
Usap-usapan na ‘yun sa internet at may nagre-react nang fans nina Ge­rald at Kim Chiu tungkol dito.
“Naririnig ko na may death threats na raw ako! He! He! He! Well, sabi ko nga, kung talagang God will allow it to happen, it will happen.
“And ako, ipagdara­sal ko na kung mangyari man ‘yon, maging maayos ang lahat, maging peaceful ang pagtatrabaho namin ni Gerald if ever man matuloy.”
Anong feeling niya na merong solid Kime­rald fans na pinepersonal siya sa hate mails at kung anu-ano ang tinatawag ng mga ito sa kanya?
“Well, may mga fans po talaga na possessive and naiintindihan naman natin ‘yon. Pero si­yempre, nakakalungkot na they take it too personally na humahantong sa mga death threats, ganyan.
“Pero as long as ako naman, I know na wala akong gagawing masama, magtatrabaho lang ako at saka well guarded naman ako ng mga magulang ko, ng mga supporters ko, I guess wala naman akong dapat ikatakot.
“At saka si Lord, hindi naman ako pababa­yaan ni Lord,” positibong sagot ni Sarah.
Excited ba siya sa pro­ject na ‘yon with Gerald?
“Well honestly, more than excited, nate-tense ako. Kasi, hindi pa man nag-uumpisa ‘yung pro­ject, may mga galit na sa akin. Noon pa po kasi ‘yan, ‘di ba? Parang ayaw nila talaga. So, hesi­tant ako.
“Pero kung makikita naman po namin na maganda ang istorya, maganda ang materyal at nandu’n naman ang chemistry namin ni Ge­rald, bakit naman hindi?
“At kung gugustuhin na ng Kimeralds na makita kami na magkatrabaho. Ha! Ha! Ha!”
Paano ‘pag nagkikita-kita silang tatlo nina Kim at Gerald sa ASAP?
“Wala po, no tension at all. Okey po kaming lahat doon sa ASAP!” kaswal na sambit ni Sarah.

Sarah palaban!

25 November 2010 - 08:38 AM

Sarah palaban!
TAKE IT! TAKE IT! Ni Lolit Solis
(Pilipino Star Ngayon)
Updated November 26, 2010

Kahapon ang presscon nina Sarah Geronimo at Martin Nievera para sa kanilang concert sa February 2011.

Yes, next year pa po ang Valentine’s Day concert nina Sarah at Martin pero maagang nagpatawag ng presscon ang produ ng kanilang first ever show together sa Araneta Coliseum.

Favorite ko si Sarah kaya dumiretso ako sa presscon nila ni Martin pagkatapos ng taping namin sa Tweetbiz.

Aba, palaban na si Sarah sa pagsagot dahil may mga hirit siya sa mga nagtatanong tungkol sa kanyang lovelife. May inspirasyon ngayon si Sarah pero ayaw niyang sabihin ang name dahil tiyak na pagpipistahan ito ng mga reporter.

Huli kaming nagkita ni Sarah sa contract signing namin para sa Cebuana Lhuillier. Sa mga nagtatanong tungkol sa aming TV commercial na ginawa, ipalalabas pa rin ito pagkatapos ng Pasko. Ang solo commercial muna ni Sarah ang mapapanood ngayon sa mga TV station sa Pilipinas.

Sarah limang taon pa bago mag-dyowa!

25 November 2010 - 08:36 AM

Sarah limang taon pa bago mag-dyowa!
(Pilipino Star Ngayon)
Updated November 26, 2010 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Five years from now pa bago mag-boyfriend si Sarah Geronimo. Yup, as in limang taon pa.

Matagal pa yun ha!

Bukod sa limang taong paghihintay, sabi ni Sarah, kailangang ligawan muna ng magiging boyfriend niya kung saka-sakali ang mommy Divine at daddy Delfin niya. Yup, old fashion style. Kailangang makuha muna ang kiliti ng kanyang magulang bago siya tuluyang mapasagot.

Kung sabagay ganito na talaga siya noon pa kaya nga walang makaporma sa kanya. “Pero kung gusto naman po talaga or seryoso sila, gagawin nila ‘yun. Hihintayin rin nila na maging ready na talaga ako,” sabi ng pop princess sa an­nouncement ng Valentine concert nila ni Martin Nievera na gaganapin sa Araneta Coliseum sa February 12, 2011 titled What Love Is.

Saka hindi na raw siya naghihintay, ipinauubaya na lang niya sa panahon kung kailan siya mai-in love.

Hindi kaya na-trauma lang si Sarah kaya parang iba ang attitude niya pagdating sa manliligaw?

“Hindi naman po,” sabay bungisngis niya.

Pero bakit parang mas maganda siya ngayon ? “Belo po,” sabay tawa na naman.

Aminado siya na meron siyang inspiration pero ayaw naman niyang sabihin kung sino.


Matangkad ba siya?

“Basta po. Inspirasyon nga eh, so para sa sarili ko lang,” sabi niya.

Actually pinipilit namin siyang umamin pero wala talaga eh. Hindi napilit.

Eh paano kung ang anak na panganay ni Martin ang manligaw sa kanya?

“Katulad po nang sinabi ko, kailangan muna niyang dumaan sa mommy at daddy ko,” sagot niya.

Pero si Martin very much welcome ang pangi-etching kung payag siyang maging manugang ang pop princess na makakasama niya sa concert for the first time.

Kasi nga naman, hindi sila puwedeng ma-link ni Martin. Anak na lang si Sarah nito.

Meron na bang somebody na nagparamdam sa kanya at sa parents niya ng interes na ligawan siya?

Nag-isip muna si Sarah. Ang naisagot lang niya, si Mark Bautista. “Pero ayoko pong sa akin manggaling. Siya na lang po ang tanungin n’yo. Noon pa ‘yun.”

Ang kaso bigla naman kasi niyang tinawag na kuya si Mark, kaya ayun biglang naudlot ang panliligaw sa kanya.

Tungkol naman kay Rayver Cruz, ayaw na nitong pag-usapan ang aktor dahil tapos na raw ang issue.

Sa issue ng banta sa kanya ng fans nina Gerald Anderson at Kim Chiu dahil balitang si Gerald ang susunod niyang magiging leading man, hindi raw siya natatakot dahil may Diyos na magpo-protekta sa kanila.

Pero sa kasalukuyan daw kasi, priority niya ang concert at album niya kaya hindi pa siya sure kung tuloy nga ang nasabing pelikula nila ni Gerald.

First time na magkakasama sa concert nina Martin at Sarah.

Si Mr. Vic del Rosario ang may idea nito.

Siguradong magiging showdown of talent that will bring together their respective hits in one grand showcase of talent ang What Love Is.

Who will outdo who in this meeting of two giants in the music industry? Who will elicit the loudest shrieks, the greater applause? Who will send more hearts a-flutter just a few days before the season of hearts -- the suave balladeer or the pop princess?

The concert, produced by Viva Con­certs, will settle the issue once and for all.

Tickets are available at P4,000 (Patron A), P3,500 (Patron B ), P3,500 (Lower Box), P1,500 (Upper Box A), P1,000 (Upper Box B ) and P400 (General Admission).

What Love Is is the the first time that the Concert King and the Pop Princess will do a concert together, a fresh collaboration from two of the country’s top concert performers.

For ticket inquiries please call 687-7236 or ticketnet AT 911-5555.