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Dream big, Anne tells aspiring singers

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ANNE CURTIS: Fulfilled dream

Anne Curtis is still in a state of disbelief after filling the Big Dome to the rafters for her first major concert last month. Would she do it again? “My dream was just to have a concert and na-fulfill ko na ’yon,” she beams. “Although may world tour pa ’yong concert, we will bring it to Cebu first. Let’s see how it turns out. But a repeat in the same venue, baka ’di ko na kaya (laughs).”

What’s her advice to aspiring singers who, like herself, are not exactly blessed with strong pipes? “Dream big,” she quips. “My dream came true even if I wasn’t a professional singer. So I want to inspire people to pursue their dream, too. Attitude and determination lang ’yan.”

How did she and boyfriend Erwan Heussaff spend Valentine’s Day? “He cooked dinner,” she says. “Then we watched Audrey Hepburn movies.”

Does she see herself spending the rest of her life with Erwan? “I really hope so,” she says. “I’ve never felt this happy and peaceful. But as of now we have no marriage plans yet.”

As the new endorser of Century Tuna Flakes turned another year sexier last February 17, what lessons in life and love has she learned? “To practice the art of deadma,” she says. “Let go of any negativity. Always find time for love, no matter how busy you are. It’s all a matter of balancing work and love.”

Anne’s got her hands full, and her heart runneth over as well.

Getting there

Just like Anne, Derek Ramsay is Century Tuna’s Super Bod. Will he soon give his body, heart, mind and soul to Angelica Panganiban in marriage? “We’ve been together for five years now,” he muses. “And as they say, when a couple survives the critical first five years that’s a good sign. So I guess we’re on the right track and we’re getting there.”

Ah! The itch to get hitched. Derek and Angelica’s love has truly made them scratch beneath the surface and find joys their hearts had never known.

Pinoy twist

We gave Star Cinema’s “Unofficially Yours” a “B” rating at the Cinema Evaluation Board. Although the movie was patterned after the Hollywood films “Friends with Benefits” and “No Strings Attached,” it has a Pinoy twist to it, thanks to Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz’s talent and charisma combined. They have such great chemistry, I almost forgot Angel has Phil Younghusband and Lloydie has Shaina Magdayao.

Angel is in full bloom in the film even with minimal makeup. Lloydie has truly mastered that “little boy lost” portrayal. The supporting cast blended well, too.

The romance

Didn’t Phil get jealous of Lloydie because of all those steamy love scenes with Angel? “Phil is very supportive,” Angel says. “He knows the theme of our movie so he understands the need for intimate scenes.”

Would she go for casual relationships, as her character in the film does? “For me, relationship and commitment are inseparable,” she explains. “You cannot have a successful relationship without committing 100 percent to your partner. ’Pag wala, nandyan ’yung tampuhan at magkakasakitan kayo.”

How’s that for a post-Valentine thought? Commit or omit!

Chefs in action

I’m super excited about Goldilocks Cake Deco Expo on February 26 at the SMX Convention Center. My good friends Dingdong Dantes and Alan German say this one will be better than ever.

As a certified foodie with a sweet tooth, I really look forward to watching the country’s top pastry chefs in action. Highlight of the event will be the seventh installment of the Intercollegiate Cake Decorating Challenge a la “Iron Chef.”

Dong tells me there’s a top-secret twist to this year’s competition, and I can’t wait to find out what it is.

E-mail wateringholeshangrila@yahoo.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Dolly, first of all filipinos are easily convince to watch a show that promise good stuffs but the fact is it’s not a quality show at all..That’s what happened to the people who got robbed and fooled by Anne Curtis. Just look at Vice Ganda’s movie “Private Benjamin” the worst movie I’ve ever seen..worst, It toppled NO OTHER WOMAN which to me is one of the best filipino movie I’ve ever seen…

    • Anonymous

      i agree…pinanuod ko ang Praybet Benjamin kasi naintriga ako sa box office gross, pero walang kakwenta kwenta hehe…mas ok pa sa akin yung mga punch line ni Ai-Ai hehe. talaga lang dami nang Bading sa atin hehe. ganun din ki Anne hehe, mas walang kawenta kwenta. daming naluko hehe.

      • Anonymous

        I didnt enjoy watching praybeyt benjamin too. Super walang kwenta…ang mga punch lines eh panahon pa nina chiquito at babalu.  Di ko alam bakit top grosser yun? 

  • Anonymous

    Derek, come on pleaseeeeeee !!!   Three years is the ideal lenght fo a relationship to know if you’re both meant to each other ..more that 3 years it means you have no plan to marry your partner..Be man enough to tell the truth. For dolly, don’t be fooled that easily..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CIWG6FIK75G3G62JFT7ZHW2Y6E Anonymous

    nagsayang lang ng pera ang mga taong nanood sa concert na yon. ginagawa lang tanga ng anne na yan yung mga nanood na nagpatanga din. tsk

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    Why insist on singing in a major concert if you cant sing. Bad advice! Baka ang ibig mong sabihin ay PAKAPALAN LANG NG MUKHA ang PAGKONSIYERTO? Kung may potential ang isang tao sa kanyang kakayahan, saka ka magbigay ng advice na magpursige.

  • Anonymous

    bihirang bihira akong sumilip man lang sa showbiz news, pero this one caught my attention kasi yung mga artist daw na walang ka-art art sa katawan eh bakit sumusikat. i too is a critic of such. pero wala akong magagawa, kasi pinoy ang mga nagpapasikat sa kanila eh. napakahirap naman na punahin ang ugaling ito ng pinoy kasi masasabihan ka ng may diskriminasyon tayo. anyways, as i’ve noticed before, sa pagbabasa lang ng balita, minsan punahin ninyo ang portion sa net yung may nakalagay na “hot reads” sa inquirer at sa abs-cbnnews naman yung “most read” noong panahon na nag break yata si piolo at kc doon ko napuna na mas pinapahalagahan or mas interesado ang mga pinoy na basahin ang balita sa showbiz kumpara sa national interest. noong panahon na iyon kakasimula pa lang ng impeachment trial ni corona. pero mas pinapahalagahn ng mga pinoy ang showbiz. kakatawa pero ang totoo eh nakakalungkot. so ganun din yun kung bakit nagkakalakas ng loob ang mga artista na gumawa ng mga bagay na hindi naman sila mahusay kasi may tumatangkilik at tumitili, kinikilig at humihiyaw sa kanila at ang mga iyon ay walang iba kung hindi ang masang pinoy. saan kapa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEL5M676WZ7BLFR4SNH66WKRZM Bigboy I

    walang masama kung gusto mag aspire maging singer basta me talent sa pagkanta.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LB5LG7WFJMLB7IRRR4VK5DYVVI Carrie

    Anne’s having fun singing! Her fans are also having fun watching her perform and sing!!! No serious stuff…just fun fun fun….

  • Anonymous

     It’s all up to the fans. I’ve been to concerts before to see very famous groups and singers and the
    auditorium was not even full. If your fans like to see you perform then there is no limit to what you can achieve not even Leah Salonga should set the standard of singing. You got the magic, baby.

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