Richard Poon delays plan of having a baby to give special attention to wife Maricar Reyes

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“Kasi, ‘yong mga married wowen na kaibigan ko, sinabi na, ‘Uy, huwag ka munang magkaanak kasi Maricar deserves na siya muna ang center of attention, siya muna ang aalagaan,’” singer Richard Poon explains why he and wife Maricar Reyes have no plans of having a baby yet.


Richard Poon is grateful to have “mentors” to guide him and wife Maricar in their first year as a married couple.

Through their common married friends, Richard says he and Maricar get useful advice about married life.

One advice that he follows right now is giving his attention first to his wife before having a baby.

Dismissing recent reports about Maricar being pregnant, Richard said it might take them at least a year before they start building their own family.

“Kasi, ‘yong mga married wowen na kaibigan ko, sinabi na, ‘Uy, huwag ka munang magkaanak kasi Maricar deserves na siya muna ang center of attention, siya muna ang aalagaan.’

“Kasi, nang nag-anak daw sila kaagad, nag-focus na silang lahat sa bata.

“So, feeling ng mga married women friends ko na hindi na nila na-enjoy na mag-out-of-the-country...

“So, gusto kong ibigay kay Mars ‘yon na parang, 'Mag-Taiwan muna tayo,' parang ganun muna.

"Kasi kapag nagkaanak daw mag-iiba na ang lahat, tapos tuluy-tuloy na,” Richard related to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other invited media during the “Thrillaton” press conference at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

Having a set of married friends was a good thing for Maricar, Richard said, “She likes the idea kasi ‘yong mga married na kaibigan ko, kaibigan din niya, so may mga mentors kami.”

If the day comes when they are ready to have a kid, how many would Richard want?

“I want twins pero hindi ko sinabi nang seryoso kasi alam ko ayaw niya,” he laughed.

“Natatawa lang siya kapag sinasabi ko ‘yon. Isa-isa lang daw.

“Sana isang girl, isang boy. Kasi, ganun ako isang boy at isang girl kaming magkapatid.

“Niloloko ko lang palagi si Maricar na gusto ko ng twins.”

RULES AND PRIORITIES. Also from their married friends, the newlywed couple learned that they have to have a set of rules and priorities, which they strictly follow.

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“Marami kaming guidelines, again tinuro sa amin ng aming mentors,” said Richard.

Two of these guidelines are “no walking out” and “no raising of voice.”

He related, “Kapag may away, walang walking out. Walang taasan ng boses.

“Kapag may tumaas ang boses, gaganun," he forms a "T" figure with his hands.

“Ibig sabihin niyan, timeout.

“Kasi ako, ang paniwala ko, kahit tama ang sinasabi ko, pwede akong magtaas ng boses.

“But our married friends [said], hindi tama ‘yon.

“So, kapag tumataas na ang boses ko, gaganun ‘yon, ‘Hon, time out muna.’

“Kailangan kong tumigil. Kahit tama ako, kailangan kong tumigil and then, we will resume.”

So far, the newlyweds have not yet experienced a serious misunderstanding.

Probably because, according to Richard, he and Maricar always have an open communication with each other.

“I think sa conversation, napag-usapan na namin na that’s one of the most important.”

TIME FOR EACH OTHER. Since they got married in June, nothing much has changed in their lives, says Richard.

“Wala naman kasi malalim na ang friendship namin.

“It’s very the same. It’s just that, like any other friendship, may nadi-discover kang bago,” Richard said.

Personally, Richard said he has started to understand his married friends, who would always leave early in special gatherings.

“Mas naiintindihan ko na ngayon ang dating kino-complain ko sa mga married friends ko, na kapag may kainan, sila ang unang umaalis.

“Sabi nila, ‘Chard, balang araw maiintindihan mo rin kami.’ Sabi ko, ‘Mga KJ kayo!’

“Ngayon, naiintindihan ko na kasi after ASAP or after the show, I’d go home agad kasi alam kong naghihintay siya.

“Alam kong limited ‘yong time lalo ngayon na mayroon siyang pini-film siyang movie kasama si Bea Alonzo.

“Ngayon ko nararamdaman ‘yong pag-uwi ko wala siya, may ganun.”

While Maricar is currently busy doing a movie, Richard will be preoccupied with mall shows, including his participation in Resorts World Manila’s concert series “Thrillapalooza” this September.

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Because of their respective schedules, Richard now gives more importance on spending quality time with his wife.

“Kapag may time kami, mas gusto ko na magkasama kami kasi alam ko na may work din siya,” he ended.


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