Saturday, June 9, 2012

MARS: Suzi Abrera’s secret to work-life balance

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During the press conference of her new talk show on GMA News TV “MARS,” morning show host and celebrity mom Suzi Entrata Abrera revealed to the members of the press her formula for attaining a good balance between work and family life.

As a regular co-host of GMA’s weekday morning show Unang Hirit, Suzi needs to wake up as early as 3:00am from Monday to Friday.  But despite her “unusual” schedule, she still puts her family as her top priority.

[Ang family ko] naman talaga ang priority ko.  Kaya hindi talaga ako nagtatrabaho ng weekend kasi sabi ko yun lang yung time na makakasama ko ang mga kids ko mula umaga hanggang gabi, unless it’s a special situation.  Maaga din naman natatapos ang taping namin and so when I get home I still catch [my children] before they go to sleep.

Suzi’s relationship with husband Paolo Abrera is also as sweet as ever.  According to her, their sweetness is apparent even when they’re fighting.

I think we fight well kasi even if nagdidiscuss kami, may iyakan and all, magka-holding hands kami [ni Paolo], may ganun pa rin kaming sweetness sa isa’t isa.”

Asked by Tita Nene Riego how she managed to put a cap on getting heavy with child after giving birth to her third child, Suzi quipped:

Natututunan din po pala ‘yun.  Alam po ng mga taga-health center kung paano po mapa-family planning.  Nagkasunod-sunod nga po pero nice naman po that their ages are close to each other now that they’re growing up.

In MARS, Suzi is going to share the floor with co-host Camille Prats, who also stars in GMA’s primetime series Luna Blanca.  According to Suzi even if she lacks sleep, she has far less to complain compared to her much busier co-host.

Actually naisip ko nung una mahirap talaga kasi ang aga talagang nag-uumpisa ang araw ko until may nakasama akong artista (referring to Camille) na pagkatapos nito may taping pa, bukas may taping ulit tapos may taping na naman kami sa Thursday, kung mejo mabigat po yung schedule sa akin, mas mabigat po yung [kay Camille].

MARS will premiere this Monday, June 11.  It airs weeknights, 6:00pm, on GMA News TV Channel 11.


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