High na high pa rin daw ngayon si Dra. Vicki Belo pagkatapos ng spiritual trip niya sa Holy Land.
Lahad niya, “I don’t wanna sound corny, kasi I don’t want to sound like a Born-Again [Christian], whatever.
"But I’m still Catholic. But, you know, for me, the Holy Land was such a...
"Parang it’s the first time that I was really able to connect with Jesus and feel na He’s really with me.
“So, parang when you get into that high, yun ang concentration ko ngayon, that’s what inspires me.
“It’s hard because you have to kind of put everything aside.
“Hindi puwedeng ginagawa ko dati na one Our Father, one Hail Mary before I sleep.
“So now, I’m reading the Bible, I’m watching talks the whole day.
“I’m on leave nga for about a week, parang I just want to establish that relationship [with God].
“When I wake up in the morning, I listen to Pastor Peter Tan Chi.
“Kasi during the tour, ang ganda, ang ganda.
"Sa umpisa ng tour, morning we had breakfast and then may Bible study.
“Kunyari yung Bible study ngayon is about Moses and bringing the Jewish people out of slavery from Egypt, then you go there!
“Can you imagine? Yes, you read everything and then you go there!
“Kunyari sasabihin, ’Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemani and then entered Jerusalem by donkey...’ whatever.
"Then you go there and you pray there!
“Before, I couldn’t read the Bible talaga, parang one paragraph pa lang, bored na bored na ako.
"Hindi ko ma-gets na yung ibang tao, e, excited.
“Pero parang ngayon, I’m so high about it and so inspired about it.
"I really want to make busog so I’m taking a week off kasi wala akong time, e.
"In the morning, I work out and then I go to work, parang ubos na yung araw."
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Dra. Belo sa launch ni Marian Rivera bilang pinakabagong endorser ng Belo Medical Group sa Luxent Hotel, noong Biyernes, May 9.
GOD’S CHOOSING. Mahalaga ba ang tinatahak niya ngayon pagdating sa kanyang lovelife?
Sagot ni Dra. Belo, “Well, I’m praying for God to send me who it will be.
"Kasi, all my life, ako ang namimili, e.
"That’s one part of my life na hindi ko pinababayaan kay God.
"Ako lagi namimili kung sino, and medyo hindi nagwo-work.
“So, sabi ko ngayon, ‘I’ll be patient, wait on You to send me someone.’
“Pero sabi ko, ‘Lord naman, ha, last quarter ko na ito kasi medyo matanda na ako!’” at tumawa si Dra. Vicki.
Saad pa niya, “So, sabi ko, sana naman mahanap ko na yung happiness and peace of mind.
"Kasi about joy, happiness, I’ve always been...
"But peace of mind, I’ve never really had anyone na I feel so safe with and so loved.
“So, sabi ko, sana iyon ang mangyayari sa akin.”
LETTING GO. Magkasama sa Holy Land two weeks bago ang Holy Week si Dra. Belo at ang ex-boyfriend nitong si Hayden Kho Jr.
Ano naman ang pinakaimportanteng naidulot ng spiritual tour na ito sa kanila ni Hayden?
Sagot ng celebrity cosmetic surgeon, “I think what happened ba with us ni Hayden, all our lives have been all about drama.
"Now, it’s really peace.
“And he’s having his own journey and I’m having my own, hindi kami sabay.
"So we’ve decided na, you know, ’Put Jesus first and everything will be added unto you so let’s concentrate on this.’
“And I don’t really know... he’s turning 34 and it’s time na rin to decide what he’s gonna do with his life.
“Kasi as far as I’m concerned, he should start a family, get married na.”
Aminado naman si Dra. Belo na kapag nangyari ito ay masasaktan pa rin siya.
“I will, of course, but I also know that I cannot give him children and I won’t marry, so it cannot really be talaga.
“Dapat maayus-ayos na yung buhay niya so... you know.
"It’s hard nga ’cause walang away or anything.
"Basta you just agree that hindi na, it’s time to part because you’ve already journeyed whatever you had to.
“’Tapos, medyo tapos na yun, di ba?
“So, bahala na siya, pero he has brought me to Jesus.
"Sabi ko nga, I’ll always be grateful kasi all these years, I try… pero si Hayden kasi ’pag may ginawa siya, tuluy-tuloy na yun, e.
“Ako pa-try ’tapos nadi-distract, pero nakita ko siya and the changes in his life.
"Sabi ko, don’t tell me naman nangyari sa kanya, of all people, dapat naman ako din, ’di ba?
“So, ang sarap, ang sarap ng feeling.”
CUTTING OUT. Kung may one word to best describe ang sitwasyon sa pagitan nila ni Hayden ngayon, friendship ba?
Sabi ni Dra. Belo, “You know, we don’t even talk so much, so I don’t call it a friendship.
"Kasi I told him that I... parang I love… it’s hard to get over someone kasi if you still talk.
“Although we were friends in Holy Land, we made a peace there, and then we split up, parang we’re not talking.
"Once in a while, we do.
“I don’t want to be his friend kasi... it’s me.
"He can be friends with me, no problem.
"But me, parang since mahal ko pa rin siya as a romantic person, then I feel that I have to get out.
"Because I don’t want to be a friend and I’ll see him involved with other women—and I mean he can be already, ’di ba?
"And I’ll just sit there, parang napakaano naman!” at natawa si Dra. Belo.
Pakli pa niya, “So, sabi ko, better talagang may cut na para malinis na rin ang ano.”
Masasabi niyang closure ang naganap sa kanila ni Hayden sa Holy Land?
“It was a closure, I think... it was more of a closure.
"Talking and saying, you know, parang threshing out all the things, and being grateful!
“If it’s anything, I think, for me anyway, I’m very grateful to him.
“Kasi, I’ve had the best experiences of my life with him and the worst experiences in my life.
“But I’ve learned so much, ’di ba... naiiyak na ako!
“And in the end, he brought me to the Lord.
“So everything happens for a reason and I think that was the best way to end [a relationship].
“Kasi, ayoko naman na mag-end na pangit, ganun, whatever, ’di ba?”