Serna: Manny’s ‘Bieber hair’ gets flak-A A +A
By Roger Serna
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
PERHAPS there are a lot of people belonging to the working class who are wondering why only students are given the break today, the silver anniversary of the Edsa People Power revolution.
Is it for the students for them to be able to better understand the significance of the celebration? They who most probably were not yet around during that time, with the older ones having already imbibed the spirit of Edsa in their lives? I hope so. Anyway, happy Edsa Rev anniversary, Filipinos!
Some boxing enthusiasts are not happy with the “Justin Bieber” look Rep. Manny Pacquiao is sporting these days, saying it does not fit his age and stature. Some even said it will bring his downfall as the hair will cover his eyes when he mounts the boxing ring in May.
Funny, but there’s wisdom somehow.
For the first time, I was able to set foot on the scenic and picturesque island of Camiguin, a good three days before the day of hearts, as a guest of the generous Gaisano family.
Together with two colleagues, the hosts, their Sino-Filipino guests and relatives, we explored the still virginal landscape of the island province, including the awe-inspiring and majestic Katibawasan Falls, which produced so much water at that time that it created a mist and thereby adding to the mystic ambience.
Later that day, we took a dip at the Ardent Hibok-hibok Hot Springs, which gave a relaxing effect. It is said to be therapeutic as most hot springs are believed to be.
We drove to a mountain barangay with the hope of getting a vantage view of Mt. Hibok-hibok’s crater. But the thick fog blocked our view of what could have been another awesome creation of the Great Architect up there.
If not for the bad weather that Sunday, we could have taken another dip in the waters around White Island, a sandbar, and could have also given our two cents worth on how the so-called sunken cemetery came about.
We did not expect bunches of lanzones to be laid before us as the fruiting season was still seven or eight months.
Having missed these things, one of our hosts surmised that it was perhaps nature’s way of telling us that we need to go back once or several times more. Hmm, sounds good!
Though showers come unexpectedly, it’s undeniably hot these days. In an informal talk, hair expert Jun Esma divulged what he describes as his salon’s summer and spring collection for men.
As to hair color, the “in” thing is a combination of red, gold and copper. He discourages single color as this tends to be monotonous.
The color mix, over and above giving the wearer a high level of self-confidence, brings out a bright and warm radiance that seems to emit positive energy, magnify a vibrant aura and influence people around to feel good themselves.
As to the cut, it’s still the irregular, creative, layered look which is mostly worn by the Koreans. The cut does not form a line; instead, it blends from the nape to the tip of the hair. Jun, by the way, has just finished his L’Oreal master colorist course. Congratulations!
Finally, the movie that started the romance between new lovebirds Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez—that eventually led them to tie the knot in a tribal rite in the Cordilleras, and in a Muslim ceremony somewhere in India—will be shown simultaneously nationwide on March 16.
My Pledge of Love was partly shot in some alluring spots in the Philippines, and in charming and fascinating places in India. Still intrigued at how fast their love has developed? See more of the lovers’ excitement in this movie from Star Cinema.
I was glad to see Cebuano talent Piero Vergara, a Starstruck reality search grad, in the ongoing fantasy teleseries Mutya.
In an earlier get-together with Cebu media together with the search’s finalists and winners, I saw a potential matinee idol and serious actor in the young man who traces his roots from Mandaue City.
Jumping to the other side of the fence could be the start of the realization of his dreams starting with the aforementioned project. Good luck!
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 25, 2011.