Married life so far, for the Sorianos
Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano are so perfect for each other. His reserved nature balances out her feistiness. Toni’s longtime romance with the camera makes Paul fall in love with her more as he works behind the scenes.
The newlyweds let each other bloom and soar. They don’t need to complete each other, but they do complement one another. Toni and Paul were already whole even before they became one.
Here’s my tête-à-tête with Paul :
How’s married life so far?
Everything has been great, being able to wake up and go home to the love of your life is a blessing from God. I am always grateful for this gift.
Please share anecdotes about your honeymoon.
As a gift from Ninang Kris Aquino, Toni and I spent five beautiful days in Amanpulo. It’s so nice to know that you don’t have to travel so far to experience such a beautiful place. It took some time getting used to waking up next to each other since this was our first time to experience this. We had lunch on a private, isolated sand bar which was great, and we got to watch the sunset in a boat. It was just us two, very romantic and intimate.
What have you learned about Toni now that she’s your wife?
That she can cook. She was always into baking, but now that we live together she cooks for me. And she cooks really well.
What are your adjustments as a married couple?
We both did things on our own before, but now the challenge is doing these things together. Consulting one another, making decisions together and thinking of each other first before anything.
What’s really nice is that we get to pray together a lot and that’s something we love to do.
Have you had arguments yet?
To be honest we haven’t had disagreements as a couple yet since it’s only been two weeks.
We really make it a point to discuss things beforehand to avoid misunderstandings.
How has marriage changed you?
I really don’t know if I have changed. I’d like to think I’m the same person who just happens to be married. If ever, marriage has inspired me to work harder and be more aggressive in business. It has also taught me to love more.
Are you both ready to be parents?
Right now we’re enjoying our time together. We both want to have kids, maybe in a year. I want to have twins—a boy and a girl.
Nyoy the groom
It was nice to bump into my good friend Nyoy Volante at the airport. He was en route to General Santos, while I was Davao-bound. I told him that, for me, he was the rightful winner of “Your Face Sounds Familiar (YFSF).” Ever so humble, he just smiled and said, “It’s no big deal. The once-in-a-lifetime experience we had impersonating other celebs made us all feel like winners. We let each other shine.”
Now that he is done with YFSF, Nyoy is preparing for his wedding, which is set early next year. “My fiancée and I want to keep it simple,” he quipped. “We are planning to hold it at Fort Santiago. I told her to leave the music part to me.” For sure, Nyoy will come up with a magical serenade for his lovely wife-to-be.
ABS-CBN Corporation once again won an international Gold Quill award for its global campaign, “Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na” that raised funds for the relief and rehabilitation of areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in 2013. It is the only Philippine network to be recognized by the prestigious International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in this years’s Gold Quill Awards.
The campaign mounted two sold-out benefit concerts; launched the TulongPH microsite that offered people-finder functionality to assist those who were looking for their missing relatives; and sold more than one
million Tulong shirts that raised money for the calamity fund of Sagip Kapamilya.
Help, help, hooray!
Congratulations to Sen. Sonny Angara for being recognized by People Asia Magazine in its “Men Who Matter” issue.
He was cited for his accomplishments in the education sector (primarily for the passage of the Kindergarten Law and championing the welfare of students and teachers in his proposed bills).