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Time to reflect

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Behind me are (l-r): David Miller, Sebastien Izambard, and Urs Buhler. Photo credit: STUART MERSER.

The pace here is far slower than it has been for the last few months. My days are spent with family. (Rob spent many summers with cousins at their grandparents’ farm in the town of Blanca, some 32 kilometers away.)

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A fattened heart

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There is an expression that gives me a little giggle whenever I hear it: Nakakataba ng puso. If we’re speaking literally, a fat heart is one that would send a cardiologist panicking.

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‘Alamat’

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ENCORE for three artists (from left): Cecile Licad, Lisa Macuja and Lea Salonga

The thing about the title of the recently concluded encore concert of “The Legends and The Classics” is this: It seems otherworldly and mythical. As if the three women at the center of the concert—Cecile Licad, Lisa Macuja and myself—are people only read about in books, or whose histories are passed down orally from one person to the next in the manner of the alamat.

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Let your ‘Voice’ be heard

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FRANCISCO  “Bamboo” Mañalac (left) and Sarah Geronimo are two of the coach-judges.

By now you’ve all heard the news, but allow me to confirm it one more time: I am officially one of the four coaches of “The Voice of the Philippines,” along with Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Mañalac, and a fourth judge, who has yet to be announced by ABS-CBN.

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Celebrity makeup artists

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There is a spoof from the old “Electric Company” TV show that I remember watching as a little girl. On a movie set, whenever the director screamed, “Makeup!” a lady with an oversized powder puff would hit one of the actors in the face.

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