I’m re-reading this interview by Jessica Zafra with Senator Mar Roxas when he was still Trade Secretary. It’s one of the interesting articles comprising The Flip Reader (I got my copy from Powerbooks when I was vacationing last December; it’s a very good read). On page 126, it says:
Mar Roxas is at Segafredo Cafe in Greenbelt. The shoot is done, and we are sitting down to pasta and pizza. He’s on the phone with the ex-girlfriend who lives on our street. He says he’s friends with all his former girlfriends. “Come and join us. What are you doing? Ghost? You’re sitting at home on a Saturday night, watching Ghost? Come out, we’re having dinner.” She passes on the invitation. He puts away the cell phone and turns his attention to the spaghetti.
“If you marry,” I point out, “Everyone will conclude that it’s for political reasons.”
He shrugs. “Maybe I won’t marry at all.” Through the glass walls he observes the people walking past the restaurant. “Look at that. Young love. Walking hand in hand on a Saturday night. Don’t they know it’ll end badly?” Then the Philippines’ most eligible bachelor laughs. He waves to the waiter and orders dessert.
Now, guess what? Senator Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez are getting married before 2009 is over.