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Andrea Torres moving on and moving up

/ 12:02 AM May 17, 2021

Andrea Torres

Andrea Torres’ break up with Derek Ramsay turned out to be a breakthrough for her. Andrea has found new meaning in the joys of singlehood.

“Tita Dolly, no questions about love life muna, please,” she requested. To which I replied, “Sure, no prob. Both of us have not activated our love life this year. Blame it on emotional distancing in the time of COVID.”

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As she turned 31 recently, the Kapuso hottie vows to keep her spirits up and keep living it up. Let the AndReaNaissance period unfold.

Here’s my chat with Andrea:

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What’s your biggest realization as you turned a year fiercer?

That there’s so much more out there—it made me edit my dreams. My list gets longer and I always wake up excited.

What prompted you to have a “Bridgerton”-inspired birthday photo shoot?

The idea came from my dear friends, Ycoy Sitchon of La Belle Fete and Charisse Tinio of Nice Print. The requirement was that the concept should embody my tenets as a woman. By using the characters as references, I was drawn to the narrative. It resonated with me. The series depicted different women characters, with various “faces” and attributes of women’s strength. It somehow relates to my experiences and point of view.

What changes have you made as you turned 31?

With what’s happening in the world right now, I give more value to every day, every activity and everything I have. This constant feeling of gratefulness, I noticed, brings more of the things you want in your life. It also gives you more confidence in your choices because you know you made them, coming from a good place. I’m more firm with my decisions.

What are some of the goals you want to achieve before your next birthday?

To take more risks. I want to make this year packed with new, unpredictable experiences.

Lovi’s sparks of joy

During these dreary times, Lovi Poe finds “sparks of joy” by wearing jewelry even when she’s just at home. Quarantine “bling bling” is her thing. As the brand ambassador of Imono Jewelry, Lovi swears by the “feel-good factor” that being bejeweled brings.

“Now that we are going through tough times, we must pamper ourselves,” she pointed out. “Putting on a dainty pair of earrings or a fab necklace while having Zoom meetings at home lifts my spirits up. Imono means durable in Japanese. So wearing it reminds me of my inner strength, especially now that I need it the most.”

Lovi curated the brand’s nontarnish hypoallergenic SS21 collection. Does she already have a design for a wedding ring if ever her boyfriend, Monty Blencowe, proposes? “That has not crossed my mind,” she mused. “But just the thought of a marriage proposal thrills me because it’s hard to find a beautiful soul like him.” Ah! Lovey-dovey Lovi.

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Arwind Santos with some of his artworks

Arwind’s other passion

Since the PBA’s (Philippine Basketball Association) 46th season has not kicked off yet due to the COVID-19 surge, San Miguel Beer’s (SMB) superstar player, Arwind Santos, is not dribbling balls, for now.

Instead, he’s tinkering with brass and wire to create unique objects d’art. “When my wife Ivette showed me creations of Ronald Castrillo and Michael Cacnio, I was amazed,” Arwind said. “She wanted to buy one, but I told her I can make something like those.”

So far, his fave creations are “SMB’s Death 5,” “4 girls playing volleyball” (which represents his daughters), and his “signature dunk shot.” He accepts orders for customized pieces through his Instagram account @arwindsotnas. PBA’s Spiderman (his moniker) is eagerly spinning his web of visual delights. INQ

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