"The man of many quotes," that's how Mo Twister introduced Jomari Yllana during his "Gimme Mo" segment last Sunday, July 26, on the GMA-7 showbiz talk show Showbiz Central. Ang actor-turned-concert producer na si Jomari ang ininterview ni Mo sa kanyang segment noong Linggo.
Nakita ng marami ang interview mo sa Cool Center regarding Martin Nievera. He made a comment about you at nagalit ka. How are now now? Are you in the point na nakausap mo na si Martin and are you interested in patching things up with him?
"Siyempre, unang-una, siguro tayo, tao lang tayo. We make mistakes in life. Dumadaan ‘yan, nagiging pagsubok ‘yan sa life natin. Siguro sa akin, ang importante, sa kung anumang pinagdadaanan mo sa buhay, you learned from it and whatever mistakes you've made in the past, matuto ka for you to become a better person.
"Kapag nalagpasan mo yun, that's when you realized you've moved on and you've learned a lot and you tried to be the best person you can be. At yung sa akin, it's been said and done. Kung anuman yung pinagdaanan namin in the past, it's the past, tapos na siya."
Kung makita mo si Martin tomorrow, what would be the situation?
"You know, it's something that you cannot predict. And it's something you cannot plan. There's only one way to find out, when it happens."
Would you say at this point, galit ka pa rin sa kanya or mas magti-trigger ang galit mo kapag nakita mo siya?
"Hindi...yung sa akin, tapos na yun. Kumbaga, we both said our piece. Ang sa akin, ayoko rin nu'ng nagdadala ako ng negative feelings sa katawan ko. I hope, he feels the same."
Before you and Pops broke-up, was there a time when you considered marrying her?
"Yung marriage part, it's something really big. I mean, coming from...dati rin akong may asawa, ‘di ba? ‘Yung marriage part, hindi ganoon kalinaw. Pero noong kami ni Pops, I really thought, she'll be the last.
"Yung sa akin, pakiramdam ko talaga parang last stop ko na siya, e. Pero unfortunately, it didn't work out."
If you'll look back, sa relationship n'yo ni Pops, would you consider yourself a very good boyfriend?
"If I will look back, siyempre, nagkaka-edad na rin tayo. But I can honestly say, with Pops, I was at my best."
You we're married before, of course, with Aiko Melendez and it didn't end well. Now that you're single, do you see yourself having the ability marrying again? If yes, what are the things that you have to change para lang maging successful ang next marriage mo?
"Ako, yung marriage, ang hirap tingnan, e. Lalo na kapag single ka," natatawang sabi niya. "Siyempre, marami kang...I'm not so sure, if it's about changing yourself but finding the right match or the right partner for you.
"I still believe, there's one person there na pinakababagay sa akin. And siguro, kapag pinagdasal mo lang yun, darating din yun."
Are you dating right now?
"Hindi, e...I'm not dating. Puro trabaho. Puro work. I don't know. Maybe, sooner or later, I'll come out and date again."
What are your next plans after bringing David Cook and David Archuleta to Manila?
"We're very busy bringing talents, big one, big artist. Yung pasikat pa lang na mga artist dito. Malaki or maliit pa lang dito, yun ang gusto naming dalhin. We plan on bringing it three or four times a year, so, medyo nakakapagod."
In fact, Jomari is now part of the team that will be bringing in Marie Digby, the newest YouTube sensation.
"This one, it's more intimate but it's gonna be a special show. Ako nga, nag-iisip kung sino ang contemporary niya rito, pop na rock na acoustic na maganda."