So now you know why we were flying up North. We were supposed to go there with movie actress Iza Calzado for the premiere of her movie ‘Batanes.’ In the film opening in theaters on Dec.5 , Iza stars with good-looking newcomer Roem Bascon and Taiwanese superstar Ken Chu (of the F4 fame). The heart-wrenching drama will either make you cry for a lost love or enthrall you with the cinematography taken mostly in rustic Batanes, with its lush valleys, majestic cliffs and imposing sea.
Iza was first actress I’ve talked to in a long, long time and it helped that she was the epitome of niceness, not to mention beauty. The girl has the most tantalizing almond eyes, a perfect set of teeth and a “real” body which is not shrunken from too much diet :D. Was glad to sit down with her to ask some slum-book type of questions and she was such a sport to answer. Okay, let’s get jiggy with it 😛 .. here goes:
What are the Top 5 places you love?
Iza: Batanes – there’s just so much beauty there – whether you turn right, turn left, look up or look down!
Paris – I went there with my boyfriend in 2006 and it was just so romantic!
Washington, D.C. – because of the cherry blossoms in spring and because this is where my boyfriend’s (Fil-Am) family comes from.
Boracay – this place gives me absolute freedom to dance
Palawan (El Nido and Coron) – the limestones and lagoons are amazing!
P.S. I also love Baguio. I’ve never been to New York and maybe if I go there, Washington D.C. will be removed from the list, haha.
What’s on your Christmas wish list?
Iza: A YSL Muse bag. It’s been on my wish list for two years now. I was about to buy it for my birthday but I had to stop and do something better with the money.
an IWC chronograph watch
the new Camry
A house. Am looking for a place and am saving up all the money so I can buy my own
Your favorite scents?
Iza: White Tea & Ginger by Bath & Body Works
Dreams by Anna Sui
A “secret” one I won’t tell
Who are the fashion designers you go to?
Iza: Lyle Ibanez does simple stuff that fits well
Arlene Sipat of Salsa Trends
I wear a lot of Rajo’s, Patrice Ramos-Diaz, Dennis Lustico and Pepsi Herrera
Sadly, wala pa rin akong Inno Sotto 🙁
What’s your favorite food and restaurants?
Iza, a pesco vegetarian who hasn’t eaten chicken, pork or beef in four years, manages to tick off a long list. ” Pag food ang pinag-usapan, forever and ever ko nang sasagutin yan,” the confessed foodie states. Here are her choices:
Uno in Quezon City – their menu changes every month and their bread is always baked fresh
People’s Palace in Greenbelt – for their suman and shrimp pomelo salad
the baked oysters at Lolo dad’s
The salad in Sonya’s Garden
Mango Cake at Cuerva
Hizon’s Ensaymada – pinaglihi ako dito!
Carrot cake at Dome
The flourless chocolate cake and donuts in the bakeshop of Shang-ri La Makati
Nanohana in Salcedo Village for their Japanese food
How do you take off the calories?
Iza: When am in the mood, I cut back on sugar and the carbo. I eat only frozen yoghurt and fruits and go to the gym
Do you cook?
Iza: Sometimes. I had to cook spinach with garlic and pears in Lucy Torres show.
Does being a vegetarian help you lose weight?
Iza: That was my intention at first. But I realized I cut back on the meat, only to feast on the carbo and the sugar… ugh.
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