I’ve fond recollections of interviewing Donita Rose in Singapore throughout her MTV VJ days. She was on the peak of her present biz profession again then. Now, she has ventured into one other path as a chef (for Island Pacific) in California.
As Donita savors the following chapter in her skilled life, she additionally welcomes the brand new starting in her love life. After separating from her husband Eric Villarama in 2016, she has discovered love once more with musical artist, Felson Palad.
Their Instagram posts are such good vibes and kilig suppliers—they’re wacky and mushy in equal components. Simply as their surnames connote, Felson is certainly feeling ma-Palad, and the whole lot is arising “Roses” for Donita on their journey to “endlessly.”
Right here’s my chat with Donita:
What made you fall for Felson?
I met Felson at an Artist in Contact Christian occasion. He observed that I used to be so hungry, so he saved passing me meals. Then, he acquired my quantity from our pal and began messaging me. He stated he had been praying for me and wished to ask me out on a date. I stated I used to be busy at work. However he insisted that I wanted to unwind.
The second time we met was to observe Rufa Mae Quinto’s live performance. Felson provided to choose me up (and me not figuring out that he lives 2.5 hours away). I wasn’t considering of something romantic aside from that he was a brother-in-Christ, and that I used to be like an ate to him, since I’m 10 years older.
He shared his testimony, and I used to be blown away by how sincere he was. By the top of the night, I used to be already tremendous comfy with him, figuring out that we shared the identical beliefs.
Earlier than we parted he requested me out once more, however I informed him that I wasn’t comfy with the age distinction and that I simply wished to be pals first. We began speaking on the telephone on daily basis.
After we met up once more, we have been like giddy youngsters who didn’t know methods to act in entrance of one another. We have been blushing and laughing at how foolish we regarded. He requested if he might maintain my hand. Then, he stated very significantly that he was in love with me and wished to marry me.
That was solely our first date, however as a substitute of scaring me away, it introduced me a lot consolation to know that he was clarifying his intentions from the very begin. I used to be a little bit scared, however in hindsight, I’d not have given him the time of day if he hadn’t as a result of I’d have assumed that, at his age, he was nonetheless taking part in round.
The very last thing I wished for myself was to get right into a relationship that wasn’t geared for marriage. I used to be afraid to fall in love once more, however this gesture eased my fears. I’m excited for what’s to return.
What love lesson out of your previous will you apply to your relationship now?
In my first marriage, I saved quite a lot of report of wrongs in my coronary heart that constructed up—and it was affecting our marriage. I didn’t understand again then how detrimental it was to present your accomplice the silent remedy. I used to be being prideful and passive-aggressive, which was equally hurtful as being verbally abusive.
I do know now that delight could cause your accomplice to really feel rejection, missing the love and respect they should maintain the romance alive. I’ll make it possible for this time round, I’ll do my greatest to follow real love the way in which the Bible instructions us to and to maintain the strains of communication open.
What’s your recommendation to ladies such as you who’re afraid to fall in love once more after separating from their husbands?
The tendency is to need to bounce into one other relationship after being broken-hearted to fill the void, however it’s important that you simply face all your hurts, changing them with the Phrase of God and asking for therapeutic inside earlier than you progress ahead. We have to lower these ties to do away with all the luggage of our previous first, as a result of we don’t need to deliver that into the following relationship.
How does your son JP really feel about your relationship with Felson?
They’ve solely met by way of FaceTime, however JP might be with me throughout his summer time break, and I hope they’ll have the chance to essentially bond. I’m not placing any strain on them as a result of it wouldn’t be truthful. I imagine that growing a relationship ought to occur organically.
After I first informed JP about Felson, he stated, “Effectively, it’s about time, Mother!” I requested him if he might pray for me and, on the finish of the prayer, he stated, “Lord, I’m so happy with my Mother. She is rising up so quick, proper earlier than my very eyes. Please bless her relationship with Felson.” I used to be crying and laughing on the identical time, as a result of he sounded just like the mother or father within the prayer.
Ryza, Ella and Rhen in cautionary horror movie ‘Rooftop’
The mantra “Yolo” takes on a deeper which means within the millennial-horror movie, “Rooftop.”
You solely reside as soon as, so assume twice—that’s what the flick imparts. It was a part of the Asian Horror Competition in SM Cinemas and might be streaming quickly on Vivamax.
Directed by Yam Laranas, the thriller stars Ryza Cenon, Marco Gumabao, Ella Cruz, Marco Gallo, Rhen Escaño and Andrew Muhlach. Watch how pals who break the principles within the title of enjoyable find yourself breaking dangerous.
Listed here are quotes from Ryza (R), Ella (E) and Rhen (RE):
RE: Similar to in our film, I’ve damaged some guidelines as a way to reside it up. The teachings I realized from these reckless episodes of my life made it worthwhile.
E: In our rooftop scenes, all of us had a harness—buwis-buhay talaga. Even the trail resulting in the rooftop within the deserted home was fairly harmful.
R: Since I used to be younger, I already knew I’ve a 3rd eye. In our eerie location, I might actually really feel the presence of bizarre spirits.
RE: Since Direk Yam’s forte is horror, he pushed all the appropriate buttons in us. Similar to doing comedy, horror requires proper timing.
E: My takeaway from our film is while you do one thing fallacious, it can hang-out you irrespective of how onerous you attempt to cowl it up. Karma by no means fails.
RE: Our film will make you ponder on what you’re keen to do for friendship. Ought to or not it’s “one for all, all for one,” even when your pal has completed one thing fallacious?
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