Miriam’s advice to Rabiya
Miriam Quiambao-Roberto makes geriatric pregnancy look so fab and easy. She and her hubby, Ardy Roberto, are expecting a boy once again.
What’s Miriam’s advice to women who are wary of infanticipating in their 40s? “There are risks in getting pregnant at a later age,” she says. “But risks can be managed with the guidance of your OB-Gyne.” What about her advice to Rabiya Mateo for the Miss Universe pageant next month? She answered, “Always be herself and focus on the purpose she has set [for herself]. This will go beyond winning the crown and prove to be the most rewarding in the long run.”
Take it from the 1999 Miss Universe first runnerup, who has redefined what being a “hot mama” is.
The ‘other’ Kimerald
Kimerald, the loveteam of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson, has long fizzled out. But another “Kimerald” tandem is for keeps. That’s Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles. They’re proof that couples who laugh together, stay together. What makes their relationship work? “We complement each other,” Jerald points out. “She’s the perfect yin to my yang, and the rose to my thorns.”
If their love story would be made into a movie, Kim said that the title should be “Bangka.” That’s because their romantic journey began on the bangka of the stage musical, “Rak of Aegis.” Since then, Kim and Je have been rowing their love boat gently down the show biz stream. Merrily, deeply, truly.
Vivamax now in the Middle East
After its successful launch in the Philippines, Vivamax (VM) is out to conquer the United Arab Emirates. The Filipino community in that part of the world can now enjoy “VM Middle East (ME)” for only AED 34.99 a month. Then, they gain access to the biggest collection of Pinoy films, TV series, documentaries, music specials and genre-bending exclusives on Vivamax.me.
The Dubai-based co-CEO of VM ME, Zain Myrza, clarified that despite the strict rules in Arab nations, VM ME’s content won’t be subject to censorship. So, OFWs can binge-watch their homesickness blues away.
Here are some quotes from Darryl Yap, the avant-garde director of hit VM movies, during the launch:I qualify everything thrown at me. For me, “bash” equals “cash.” Bashing is a huge part of engagement. If ayaw n’yo sa akin, dapat huwag n’yo ako pansinin kasi pinapasikat n’yo lang ako (laughs).
My advice to content creators is “Start and don’t stop.” Walang tumitigil na nakakarating. There will be hits and misses. Eventually, you will gain views because people will get curious and appreciate your consistency.
As part of my creative process, I talk to people who are not on social media, so I can get ideas on what will lure them to social media.
I was able to cross over from Facebook (Vincentiments page) to mainstream because of my content’s relatability. And I cling to the truth. No matter how crass and irreverent, the truth never grows old. INQ
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