Celebrity mom and Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez grew up in Ormoc City, Leyte.
When she was a child, she would run in the fields and play on the beach with cousins and friends her age.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) learned all about her childhood summer activities at the launch of the book, Not On Our Watch, a collection of stories written by student activists during Martial Law.
The launch was held Thursday, May 10, at the Metropolitan Museum on Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila.
Lucy smiles recalling her early days of summer.
“You know I can’t remember one particular summer.
"I do remember ‘yong summer sa probinsya was all about playing under the sun, and playing with sticks and stones.
“Hindi kami ‘yong nagko-computer the whole day, hindi pinapawisan.
“I remember after lunch, rest ng konti, kapag hindi na masyadong masilaw ‘yong araw, laro na. Then papasok ka na lang before dinner time para mag-ayos before [eating].
“So, we flew kites, we made kites, gumagawa [din] kami no’ng tirador, tapos ‘yong bala namin manzanitas.”
She hopes her daughter will have her own fond memories of summer.
“That’s something I really want Juliana to experience.
“So, as much as possible kapag may break, we bring her to the province. Natutuwa ako na madali siyang mag-adapt.”
FAIR SKIN. Despite all that time spent under the sun, Lucy has porcelain skin.
The model-TV host reveals her secret to smooth, white skin: “I always use sun block, and I stick to a skin regimen.
“I go for facial [treatment] twice or three times a month.
“So, ‘yon alaga lang talaga, parang more preventive than anything else.”