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Choose your Valentine Show

Love matters to Kuh, a funny Valentine for Pooh, others just get lucky
By: -Reporter
/ 09:35 PM February 02, 2013

Every year, Inquirer Entertainment helps readers pick a show for that special day, by asking the concert artists to talk about their gigs … and romance.


‘Love Matters’
Kuh Ledesma with guests Jose Mari Chan and Kris Lawrence; Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City; call 863-2222 loc. 1507/1511, 637-7016 or 891-9999


‘A Valentine Date with Sitti’

Sitti Navarro; Feb. 14, Bellevue Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City; call 435-1108 or 435-1120

‘Sitti and Hanson Nichols Live’

Sitti Navarro and Hansen Nichols; Feb. 22, Pagcor Olongapo; call 435-1108 or 435-1120

SITTI Navarro

‘My Poohny Valentine’

Pooh; Feb. 15, Pagcor Tagaytay; 435-1108 or 435-1120

‘Lucky, Lucky, Lucky in Love’

With Ima Castro and Duncan Ramos, Feb. 6, Pagcor Angeles; With K-La Rivera and Kim Idol, Feb. 6, Pagcor Tagaytay; call 435-1108 or 435-1120


‘Valentine’s Singles’

Duncan Ramos; Feb. 14, Muegen Bar, Metrowalk, Pasig City; call 435-1108 or 435-1120

‘K-La Rivera Valentine Show’

K-La Rivera; Feb. 14, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City; call 435-1108 or 435-1120


What’s the mushiest thing you did for love?

K-LA Rivera

Kuh Ledesma: I can’t remember any. But … I once did a Valentine show at the PICC Ballroom, where I broke up with my boyfriend! My friends, who watched the show, asked, “Valentine’s Day, galit ka?”

Sitti Navarro: I threw a surprise birthday party for my ex-boyfriend.

Hansen Nichols: Back in the United States, there was a girl I liked very much, but she lived very far from were I lived. I had just got my driver’s license then, and I would drive all the way to her home just to be with her.

Pooh: I used to work in Cubao. After my shift, in the wee hours, I would ride the bus straight to Alabang, to spend the night at his place.

Duncan Ramos: We once had this concert at Araneta Coliseum with South Border. We weren’t supposed to bring our girlfriends onstage, but I did. I took her up and gave her flowers. I thought it was cheesy!

K-La Rivera: I’ve never had a real boyfriend!

What’s your most memorable Valentine date?

Kuh: I have to say the one I mentioned earlier. My love life at the time was problematic. I was very affected.

Sitti: Tagaytay is always so romantic. I remember a beautiful dinner and good wine.

(FROM left) Jose Mari Chan, Kuh Ledesma, and Kris Lawrence

Hansen: The first time is always memorable. Mine is a school dance, ant it was the girl who asked me out.

Pooh: When I was in Grade 5, I wrote a Valentine card for my crush and gave it to him. He threw it back at me.

Duncan: My first date, in elementary school. We had some cake and kissed each other on the cheeks!

K-La: I’m getting to know someone at the moment. This year should be memorable. I’ve always spent Valentine’s Day with my family.

What’s your favorite love song?

Kuh: “Till I Met You” because you can sing it to somebody you love, or to the Lord. It’s such a well-written song.

Sitti: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. It’s a beautiful, beautiful love song. I have no one to dedicate it to right now, but I just love the song’s message. It’s so dreamy. It’s my love song— for no one!

Hansen: “Kailangan Kita” because the moment you start singing it, people go “Awww!” I once sang the song for a girl onstage, and she shook the whole time!

Pooh: “The Way You Look Tonight”—because I love the message. It was written for a woman, but a gay guy could tweak the lyrics.

Duncan: “For You” by Kenny Lattimore. It’s the ultimate wedding song. I’m saving it for my future wife.

K-La: “The Colour of My Love” by Celine Dion. It has very beautiful lyrics. I can imagine using this for my wedding… someday.

What’s the best way to deal with a breakup?

Kuh: Just keep busy. Noon, ’pag wala akong love life, it’s like I’m climbing walls—’di talaga ako makakanta. Now I have inner joy; I don’t need that anymore. No one can break my heart ever again.

Sitti: There’s no perfect way. You just plow through it! Time will heal you.

Hansen: I surround myself with people and explore new things to divert my attention from the heartache.

Pooh: I drink!

K-La: I hope I never have to. I’ll probably just surround myself with friends and focus on what I have.

Duncan: Keep busy and pray for healing. Breaking up sometimes feels like the world has ended.

Why should we watch your show?

Kuh: I’m doing the recorded songs of Jose Mari Chan for our duets. For my numbers with Kris, we’ll do R&B hits. We’re offering a mixture of old classic hits and some new ones as well.

Sitti: It’s been a long time since I had a Valentine show in Manila. Those who want to hear me sing their favorite love songs with a dash of bossa nova will enjoy this show.

Hansen: Everybody loves good music. We will sing songs that people like to hear. We’re having a post-Valentine show— to prolong the celebration of Love Month!

Pooh: I really prepared for this. Aside from love songs, I’m doing new Manny Pacquiao comedy skits. The audience can expect good music and lots of laughter.

K-La: We’ve prepared a fun evening, with lots of songs and laughter. I intend to remind everyone about kilig moments in their life.

Duncan: I’ll sing original songs based on my own experiences. Valentine’s Day is usually for couples, but even if you’re going on group dates with friends, we’ll serenade you, especially the ladies.

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