Friday, May 05, 2006


It is a thrill to be able to meet famous people. But it is doubly wonderful to find out that beneath the glitz and glamour, they are really nice persons who take time to talk to their fans.

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure to meet, briefly talk to and have my picture taken with Eula Valdez and Wilma Doesnt after watching Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, Ze Muzikal. Although I was starstruck about how pretty they both look, I found it more endearing that they took time to joke with my friends and I and make us laugh.

Last Wednesday, I had another amazing experience when I had the honor of interviewing Mrs. Ligaya Salonga for an article I'm writing. She is so pleasant to talk to! I was mortified that the heavy traffic I encountered made me almost an hour late for our appointment and I apologized profusely. But she was very nice about it.

The interview went well. We talked about a lot of things and I got to know more about her family. It's enriching to be able to get a glimpse of how it is to be mom to two famous kids. My admiration and respect for this fellow mom grew tenfold as we get to talk more about parenting and raising children. Despite our age differences, I wholeheartedly agree with the things she said about being a mom, how it is a 24-hour job and how it does entail much sacrifice. Still, she affirms that the fruits of one's labor will be reaped in the future.

I pray that someday, I can accomplish at least even half of what she did.

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