Lucy Torres-Gomez on daughter Juliana: "She's a natural athlete like her dad."

"She has thebest of both worlds. The sporty side ofher dad and the creative side of her mom," says Lucy Torres-Gomez about daughter Juliana.



Sa unang pagkakataonay humarap sa media si Lucy Torres, kasama ang kanyang anak na si Juliana, salaunching ng pinaka-latest endorsement nilang mag-ina, ang Canon Selphy CP770and CP760 Compact Photo Printers. Ginanap ito sa Hard Rock Café last Sunday, July 6.

"Yeah, this is thefirst time in a presscon like this. Kaya sobrang mahiyain," bungad ni Lucy tungkol sa kanyang unica hija.

May kanya-kanyangopinyon naman ang iba kung sino ang kamukha ni Juliana between Lucy and RichardGomez.

"Well, it reallydepends on who sees her. Sometimes kamukha ko raw, sometimes kamukha niRichard. It really doesn't matter for as long as kamukha either one of us,"ngiti ni Lucy.

Tinanong ng PEP(Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Lucy kung type ba ni Juliana namag-artista tulad ni Richard at kung papayagan ba niya ang anak.

"I'd rather that shebecomes an athlete like her dad. If she wants to enter, it's–" Naputol ang sinasabini Lucy at tinanong si Juliana kung gusto ba niyang mag-artista.

"Oh, she just paintswalls!" tawa ni Lucy, at saka sinabing, "She's sporty also."

Ano ba ang hilig niJuliana?

"You know, what Richarddoes now is, he exposes her to different sports, like soccer, baseball, they didtrack and field, swimming... And then she can choose na where she wants toconcentrate eventually."

Ano ang favoritesport ni Juliana?

"For now, it'sbaseball. She's a natural athlete like her dad. She can pick up a game easily."

Paano sila nagbo-bondingni Juliana?

"Our bonding time ismore sedative. You know, arts and crafts. Yung mga danger, sa kanila yun ng daddyniya. Yung tumatalon," natatawang kuwento ni Lucy.

Ano pa ang mgaginagawa ngayon ni Juliana?

"She prays. Sheprays every night before she goes to sleep."

Nagmana rin daw sakanya si Juliana sa pagiging relihiyosa.

"As religious as a child her age, yes. Pero hindipa naman siya nagno-novena!" tawa niya ulit.

Kinumpirma rin niLucy ang sinabi ni Richard na gusto na nilang magkaroon ng kapatid si Juliana.

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"Yes, we've beenworking on that. But you know, we've been patiently waiting for God's perfecttime, also. All in His plan and time."

Habang katabi niLucy si Juliana, may ilang nagtanong sa bagets kung gusto ba niyang magkaroonng kapatid. Umiling lang si Juliana at sumiksik pang lalo sa tabi ni Lucy.

"Well, you neverlook for something you have not tried yet, di ba? So, every time we ask her,she says, ‘No, I don't like.' Maybe that would change."

Masuwerteng bata si Juliana dahil sa kanyang mga magulang, ani Lucy.

"Yeah, she has thebest of both worlds; the sporty side ofher dad and the creative side of her mom."

Kung si Lucy angmasusunod, mas gusto niyang magkaroon ng normal life si Juliana.

"I want her to havea regular life and to be appreciative of the things she has. Because inshowbiz, everything comes so easy, e, di ba? So, I don't want her to be jaded."

Juliana is currentlyin Grade II sa Montessori sa White Plains. British school ba ang pinapasukanniya?

"No, not Britishschool," ngiti ni Lucy.

Paano niyadini-discipline si Julianna?

"Meron naman. Like akid, she can get impatient at times also."

Pero sa mga isinusulatdaw ni Lucy sa kanyang kolum sa isang broadsheet ay parang hindi sila nag-aawayni Julianna.

"We fight also!"tawa niya.

Anong madalasnilang pinag-aawayan?

"Usually we fight aboutclothes," sagot ni Lucy. "Yes, because she won't wear what she doesn'tlike to wear. Ako, I have a differentidea of how child should dress up because back in my time, it's all aboutdresses and you know, mga ruffles. So, I stopped.

"Now, I stopped buyingclothes for her that I choose. So when we buy clothes, it has to be what shechooses para walang sayang. Otherwise, hindi niya susuutin. Hindi talagagagamitin, e. So maybe it's her way also of expressing herself."

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Ano naman angbinibili sa kanya ni Richard?

"Si Richard buys allher rubber shoes."

Pang-ilangendorsement na ni Juliana ang Canon?

"I don't know. Idon't know anymore kung ilang endorsement.... I think four, thereare two more coming. So, it's six. Butone is out already, the vitamin commercial."

Hindi lingid kayLucy na ini-endorse din ni Sharon Cuneta at ng anak nitong si KC Concepcion angkaribal na brand.

"Well, you know, Ithink it' natural for people to compare. Kasi, di ba, you always look out whatthe other company is doing? It's just keeping abreast with what's happening. There'snothing wrong with that," pahayag niya bilang pangwakas.


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