Chesca Garcia is back to work after her wedding with basketball player Doug Kramer last October 9. PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to talk to Chesca during a photo shoot for the holiday collection of Petit Mondeyesterday, November 19, in Quezon city.
How is her married life?
"Same. Masaya,"answered Chesca. "Wala naman, ganun parin, magkatabi lang kami. It's stillthe same."
Chesca added that nothing has changed in her life since her marriage last month, except that she seesDoug more often now. "Hindi, kasi parang ganun din 'yon, e, parang ikinasal lang kami. Really, it's still the same, para namangwalang nagbago," she said.
Cheska said that Doug remains a "verycaring, very maalaga, very understanding, and thoughtful, a good husband."
Are they planning to have a baby soon?
"Kung ibigay. Hindi naman talaga namin pinaplano. Kung ibigay, kung mangyari, e, di go," she replied.
The Us Girls host said that she'll be spending herChristmas with Doug's family in Baguio and with her family on the New Year.
ON PATRICK GARCIA. During the interview, Chesca was also asked about her younger brother Patrick, who came back to the country for herwedding.
The young actor went to theStates during the height of his breakup with former girlfriendJennylyn Mercado. They have a lovechild named Alex "Jazz" Mercado.
Patrick was seen by PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Sunday,November 16, during the back-to-back concert of Chris Brown and Rihanna at TheFort Open Field in Taguig City. He was with young actress Glaiza de Castro. (CLICK here for realted story.)
Is he still going back to the States to pursue his plan ofgoing back to school again?
"Well, he's still deciding whether he wants to pursue hisstudies or he wants to stay here," said Chesca.
The model-host said that Patrick is taking histime to relax since his mother network GMA-7 does not have a project for him yet.
"He doesn't have anything with them [GMA-7] yet, e," said Chesca. "Siyempre, matagal siyang nawala, gusto niyang mag-spendng time with his family and friends. Enjoy lang ang oras kasi he's been in the industry for a long time. Ngayon lang siya talagang nagbakasyon ngganun katagal. Siguro, may hangover pasiya doon."
Is it possible that Patrick was burned out in showbiz?
Chesca replied, "I guess, you could say that there's a part ofhim that's burned out from showbiz. Butthen, you know, once an actor, always an actor."
Despite this, Cheska believes that Patrick will still goback to the industry that honed his craft as an actor.
"It's just a matter of ano, kapagsinabi niyang, siguro, ‘Okay na ulit ako. Tapos na 'yong pagre-relax ko.' Lahat naman tayo nagbabakasyon. So, sa kanya, hinahayaan lang namin siya, kasi it's a much-needed restnaman and much-deserved rest din for him."
Does she give any advice to Patrick?
"Wala, alam naman ni Pat na anytime he wants to talk to me,I'll be there for him," Cheska said. "Pero kapag hindi niya in-ask ang advice ko, or hindi siya lumapit saakin, ayaw kong manghimasok. Kasi, hehas his own life and I have my own life.
"But, for him lang, kapag mayroon akong nakita na hindi kogusto, sasabihin ko lang na, ‘Maybe you should look into this.' Pero 'yong para pakialaman ko siya, that'snot my job because he has his own self."
When a reporter tried to bring up the issue that happenedbetween the Garcia family and Jennylyn, Cheska cut in and said, "I really don'twanna talk about it, sorry. I don'twanna talk about that issue anymore.
"For me, that issue hasalready been talked about a lot of times and there's no need to continuouslyexplain and explain and explain. 'Yonlang din at 'yon lang din ang pinag-uusapan. Parang nakakapagod.
"So for me, I hope you guys would understand, I don't wanna talk aboutit and I don't wanna talk about her [Jennylyn]. For me, nasabi ko na ang lahat ng kailangan kong sabihin, tapos na'yon. Everybody has moved on, so stop na'yan."Nasabi na niya ang side niya, nasabi na namin angside namin. Tinuldukan na niya,tinuldukan na namin. Dapat tapos na'yon, kasi nakakasawa. Hindi namannakakatulong 'yon, e, so huwag na lang pag-usapan," Chesca said in closing.