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ZSA ZSA Padilla (on bike, left photo) with some locals in Siargao

Zsa Zsa Padilla is fully recharged after her vacation on Dedon island in Siargao, Surigao del Norte, with close chum, Kris Aquino, her family and some friends. They celebrated the birthday of Kris and Valentine’s Day on that resort island. (Kris’s birthday is Feb. 14.)

“It rained most of the time during our stay but when it cleared a bit, we went island-hopping and tried Stand Up Paddle at the Mangroves,” Zsa said. “But aside from swimming at the beach and the pool, what I enjoyed most was the bike ride. I learned to ride when I was a young girl but never owned a bicycle. The feel of the wind on my face brought back so many fond childhood memories. As I biked outside the gates of Dedon, I stopped a few times to take pictures with the locals. It was a great way to meet people.”

It happened to be the first V-Day of Zsa without her Lovey, Dolphy. Just like the way she kept her balance while biking, Zsa is slowly getting back into the groove.

Anne’s biggest lesson

Anne Curtis turned a year lovelier (on Feb. 17). The birthday girl couldn’t ask for anything more. “Having my mom in town and being with people who love me genuinely made my celebration complete,” she gushed. “My boyfriend Erwann (Heussaff) gave me a beautiful painting for my new place.”

What’s the biggest lesson she has learned so far?

“It’s something I learned from my parents. Even if they have parted ways, they have remained such good friends.  They have taught me by example that once you love someone, you always love them. You may not be in love anymore but what you shared will always have a special place in your heart. It’s a unique kind of love that only the two of you understand.”

Anne was born with many gifts but l’amour is her fave one of all.

Show biz comeback

Anne Curtis with her estranged parents

My second mom, Amalia Fuentes whom I fondly call Mama Nena, is all fired up for her show biz comeback after 18 years via Direk Elwood Perez’s “Proserpina de Manila” where she will play the title role. It will be shown at the Sineng Pambansa 2013 All-Masters Edition organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines this September in all SM Cinemas.

What made Mama Nena decide to accept the offer?

“Everything about it was right,” she beamed. “The role, the director who’s my close friend … it’s the time of my life when I’m emotionally ready to do battle again (laughs). I also want to remind the young generation that oldies like me are still goodies in the acting department.”

Actors come and go but The Movie Queen of the ’60s will forever have a throne of her own.


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