One of the blessings that Cristine Reyes is truly grateful for this year is her reconciliation with half-sister Ara Mina.
The two tangled over the house that they bought for their mother and other financial matters, and the ensuing word war between them reached the court.
Ara filed grave coercion and libel charges against Cristine for texting derogatory remarks to her.
They stopped talking to each other for a year, until Cristine finally made an effort to apologize to Ara.
TRAVELING WITH FAMILY. Since then, the two have been making up for lost time by spending quality time together.
Asked about their plans for the holidays, Cristine shared that she’s more excited about their trip abroad for her birthday in February.
She said she will be traveling with her whole family, including Ara.
“Kasi nag-out of the country kami ng ibang kapatid ko and ibang friends ko. So, this time gusto ko mag-out of the country with buong family.
“Kasi, this year nag-celebrate ako sa Boracay. Pero hindi pa kami kumpleto dahil hindi pa kami okay ni Ate [Ara].
"So next year, magiging super happy ako kung kumpleto yung family.
“I’m happy kasi first time mag-out of the country ang buong pamilya.”
The 24-year-old actress, who dotes on her nephews and nieces, revealed that part of their itinerary is to go to Disneyland.
“Magpupunta kami ng Disneyland, pero secret na kung saang country. As in, nung nagplano kami, the next day yung sister ko, si Heidi, nag-book na ng flight."
STRONGER THAN EVER. Since she’s turning 25 in February, is she experiencing some sort of quarter-life crisis?
“Ako? Wala. I mean, living the moment ako.
“Mas positive ako ngayon kasi parang na-overcome ko na yung stage ng life ko na ang dami kong kailangang gawin.
“So, parang ako, kailangan ko nang mag-relax.”
Apart from reading inspirational books, Cristine also keeps a journal where she expresses her innermost thoughts.
“Oo, nakatulong yun. Actually, gano’n talaga ako ever since.
"Bata pa lang ako mahilig na akong magsulat ng plans ko, mga nangyari and all.
“Minsan mahilig ako magsulat sa friends. So, yun lang.”
Cristine seems content being single. But is finding her true love something that she prays for?
“Yes, of course. Pinagpre-pray naman talaga yun.
"Ang lagi kong pinagpre-pray, yung right time at right guy.
“Hindi ako nagmamadali. Basta gusto ko, kung meron mang magpapatibok ng heart ko ulit e siya na talaga.”