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Manilyn on being wife and mother

Author: Crispina Martinez Belen

Host of QTV-11's "Moms" Manilyn Reynes has a simple solution to his two sons Kayle and Kurt whenever they feel scared: She tells them to pray and their fear just vanishes.

"Alam na nila yun. They always pray," she proudly shared.

The manner in which she takes care of her children is seen in how she carries herself on "Moms," which she co-hosts with Lani Mercado and Sherilyn Reyes. Their show, which airs from Monday to Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., is a one-stop shop for mothers or soon-to-be mothers.

"I also learn a lot from it in the process like in our episode about what kids might ask," quipped Manilyn who described "Moms" as a dream come true for her since she has long wanted to do a talk show.

As a real life mother she calls herself a protective one. She admits that her being protective has always been the source of discussion between her and hubby Aljon Jimenez.

"Maasikaso talaga ako in real life. I'm very protective of my children. ...I just can't help it kasi mga anak ko 'yan. What if something happens to them eh kaya mo namang protektahan," remarked Manilyn.

Aside from television, Manilyn's fans will see her in "Shake Rattle & Roll 8," her comeback to the horror series that was also instrumental in catapulting her showbiz career to star status. She appeared in "Shake, Rattle & Roll 2,3,4 and 5" so when the latest "SSR" was offered she grabbed it instinctively.

"Iba kasi ang pelikula. I missed doing horror movies," explained Manilyn.

Basically the latest "SSR8" is like its predecessors, aimed to scare moviegoers and also make them laugh. However, the movie equipment used compared to the past SSR movies she made was what was new to Manilyn. She was surprised to watch the whole sequences when she dubbed her parts, something she never experienced before.

As veteran in the "Shake Rattle & Roll" series, Manilyn did seem to have any problem working with young director Mike Tuviera.

"Nakakatuwa kasi young mind and parang barkada. Of course there's that respect na kailangan mong ibigay sa director mo. Madali siyang ka-trabaho. Kinukwento lang niya kung anong mangyayari kasi ang gusto niyang ilabas yung natural ang reaction," she replied.

Manilyn in "SSR8" gets reunited with her love team of years ago Keempee de Leon in the film's episode "LRT 2." Also with them are Quintin Alianza, Eugene Domingo, Miko PAlanca, IC Mendoza, Cassadra Ponti, Empress Schuck, Dino Imperial, Charles Christianson, Sergio Garcia, Mhyco Aquino and Ehra Madrigal.

What challenged her in "SSR8" was her character which has her child with her throughout the LRT ride.

"Honestly sa episode na ito nahirapan ako kasi first time na may anak ako sa pelikula. First time na may karay-karay akong bata which made it a little harder kasi I had to bring that child wherever I went. Ang hirap tumakbo kapag may bata kang kasama. Tapos nagiging anak mo na siya talaga. Tapos naka-heels pa ako all throughout and ang hirap tumakbo," lamented the actress.

Having a kid in tow wasn't the only challenge she experienced. She remembered she had to run down a long flight of stairs alone and without a harness. Unlike in the past "SSR," she saw herself go out of an office window that was more than 30 feet above the ground. And there weren't any net or cardboard boxes waiting for them at the bottom if they fall. She and Keempee even opted to do the stunt themselves instead of using doubles.

So will she let her boys watch "Shake Rattle & Roll 8?"

"When they offered this I asked for a storyline and they emailed the script. I printed it and let my eldest read it. Sabi niya it looked cool and during filming interesado siya sa mga nangyayri. Hindi siya scared...if they want to watch it, they can," she replied.

"Shake Rattle & Roll 8" will open on Dec. 25 as one of the official entries in the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival. It will have a Gala Premiere Night on Dec. 19 at Megamall Cinema 10.

Guess where the stars are seen hanging out these days?

At the Krispy Kreme flagship store in Bonifacio High Street, The Fort, that's where!

Pia Magalona, wife of rapper Francis and mom of TV star Maxine, braved the crowds of about 3,000 and lined up on opening day.

During the VIP night, present to get their Krispy Kreme fix were Angel Aquino, Zanjoe Marudo, Agot Isidro, Albert Martinez and daughter Alessandra, models Carlene Aguilar, Phoemela Baranda and Bubbles Paraiso (who was busy playing aunt to nephew Tomas, the son of Paolo Paraiso and Mylene Dizon).

Brothers Borgy and TJ Manotoc threw their all out support for brother-in-law Jim T. Fuentebella, the chairman of Real American Doughnut Inc., the Philippine franchise owner of Krispy Kreme. Jim is the husband of former model Mavis, the big sister of Borgy and TJ.

More celebrity sightings after the store opened - Gretchen Barretto, Angela Montenegro-Arroyo, Lea Salonga, David Bunevacz, Gabby Eigenmann, Vince Hizon, Troy and KC Montero, Chynna Ortaleza and boyfriend Railey Valeroso, Cheska Garcia and cager Doug Kramer, and even Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago.

Krispy Kreme not only offers its world-famous Original Glazed doughnuts and a variety of filled, cake, and sprinkled doughnuts, but also a wide selection of coffee beverages made from high quality beans - and it seems like celebrities just can't get enough. More celebrity spottings are expected this month as Krispy Kreme's second store opens on Dec. 21 in SM Megamall Building B, upper ground floor. And as in all Krispy Kreme openings, the first in line will get a one year supply of free doughnuts at the rate of one dozen per week.

Nathaniel Barrera and Sung Joon Park will spearhead the Philippines' campaign for top honors in the Bandai Action Kits Universal Cup 2006 (BAKUC) competition set Dec. 26-28 in the administrative region after their entries were adjudged winners in their respective categories during the Manila leg of the tourney held last month.

They will see action against hundreds of other crack model kit enthusiasts from various Asian countries in vying for the top prizes by submitting the best Gundam model kits created from parts of Gundam and other model kits, compete with artistic designs and exciting color combinations.

In winning the championships in their respective divisions, Barrera and Sung bested a field of 65 final entries from hundreds of local model kit fanatics which were judged based on their painting skill, modification and creativity.

Barrera, a 29-year-old architect from Las Piñas City, topped the professional (open) category with his entry titled, "Project Echo Core Defenders," and received P30,000 worth of Gundam products, a trophy and an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong for four days and three nights.

Sung, a 14-year-old junior student, won the first prize in the junior division with his entry titled, "NEO UC," and was awarded a Gundam product showcase worth P6,000, a trophy and an all-expense paid trip for two to Hong Kong for four days and two nights.

Since its introduction a few years ago in the original Japanese TV animé series, Gundam, a humanoid flying vehicle with V-shaped antennas and a distinctive blue-and-white color motif, has successfully evolved into a pop culture phenomenon and inspired a host of pop items and derivatives, including the highly popular Gundam model kits that have triggered a massive Gundam fever among millions of kids worldwide.

In this connection, Ban Kee Trading, Inc. was given the prestigious Asia's Master of Gundam Model Kit Caravan awards for 2004 and 2005 in recognition of its monthly workshops and other projects geared to develop the creative minds and skills of kids through the miniature mecha.

Gundam model kits are exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Ban Kee Trading, Inc. and are available at leading toy stores and hobby shops nationwide.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Dec. 17, go to Manny Pacquiao, Henrietta Mendez, Angelo Banaria, Pep Red Vasquez, Mel Valic, Amy Austria, Buenvenida Crisanto, Susie P. Belen, Dr. Vivian Sarabia-Ong, Victoria Binondo-Collado of LBC, Ernani Cueco, Jr., Coun. Aiko Melendez, Lucresia Belarmino, Cherry Yalung, Angelica Joaquin Domingo, Conchita L. Gallaga, Leon Miguel, Jocelyn "Joy" V. Acuin -secretary of PTA, GM and Christy Praise a.k.a Tata Villaruel...Happy wedding anniversary to Paco and Becky de Liaño...

Source: The Manila Bulletin