In 2016, arranging flowers was just "isa sa mga items na nasa bucket list" of Marian Rivera.
The lady enjoys arranging flowers, and posts photos of them on Instagram.
In May 2016, the first time she celebrated Mother's Day, the Kapuso Primetime Queen had a crash course with Te Amo Floristeria.
She also had a session with florist/stylist Teddy Manuel.
It was a gift from her husband Dingdong Dantes, who wrote on Instagram, "Check out my wife in her first attempt as a florist.
"Is this an alternative career in the making?
"Mukha lang serious dito sa shot pero alam kong happy siya."
He added, "We (Letizia and I) are your biggest fans, whatever industry it may be."
Dingdong saw an opportunity beyond Marian's newfound interest.
Thus, on Christmas Day, he gave her the "pinakamagandang bulaklak."
She revealed, "Ibinigay niya kasi sa akin ang D.T.I. [Department of Trade and Industry permit] ng Flora Vida, ibinigay niya noong Christmas."
Flora Vida will be the name of Marian's business.
In preparation for the official launch of her flower shop, Marian made the most out of her Japan trip by attending a three-day session on floral arrangement.
This she revealed in her Instagram post last March 17, 2017, using the hashtag #OffToSchool.
Here's a snap of Mommy Yan so focused and "happy to learn something new!"
Marian also posted this on her Instagram stories on March 18.
The Dantes family is expected to fly back to Manila on March 19, 2017.
Ed's note: The portion about Marian's crash course with florist Badang Rueda was corrected.