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Cool Coupling: 11 of Manila's Most Beloved Couples
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Published on: Feb 11, 2013 - 7:30am

A Pair of Geniuses: Wincy Ong and CJ de Silva

He’s been hailed as a “genius” by Quark Henares and she began her public life being endorsed by a milk product as being a “gifted child.” But it’s certainly something when a polymath talent and a child prodigy fall in love. Wincy and CJ share a lot of things in common—most especially things that they hate. Even celebrating anniversaries are anathema to them. After all, what do you expect from a couple that can boast a combined artistic legacy that includes perfect pop tunes, advertising campaigns, album design, and a horror film? If anything, the most normal thing this maverick duo plan to do is get married, which they will this month. Best wishes from!

What are your plans for Valentine's?
Wincy: We usually don't celebrate Valentine's Day, because as people, we're innately contrarian. There's just something in our brains that declines established norms like dancing “Gangnam,” watching Les Miserables or going on a date. We'd usually just cook pasta, listen to music and watch movies from CJ's massive torrent folder. Yeah, we're a really introverted couple.
CJ: I don't think we have plans for Valentine's. We don't usually celebrate "special occasions." We don't even celebrate our anniversary. But we'll probably cook dinner, jam for a little bit, and watch an old movie—maybe a childhood favorite.

What's the best advice you've heard about love and relationships? Where and or from whom?
Wincy: Ha ha, actually from our secondary sponsor Gang Badoy! She told us, "Once you get married, move out immediately, even if you'll be living in a shoebox with only a Gasul as your appliance." Funny but helpful.
CJ: From my dad: To always listen. Listening is what brings people closer.

What's the one thing you wish somebody told you about before all this started?
Wincy: That a relationship is really not a choice, but sort of like gravity. We just fall into people, for some strange reason. And yeah, that being in love is not everything. If you're not lucky enough to find someone, or you get widowed or divorced, life should still go on and there are still a million amazing things out there to get you excited.
CJ: It's always a work in progress. In art school, they taught us to learn when to stop, because you continuously see imperfections that you want to improve on. But with relationships, it's constant discoveries, acceptance and working it out.

Who says sorry first?
Wincy: We usually do it in unison. I sometimes do harmonies.

Theme songs?
Wincy: We both love Miniature Tigers' "Hot Venom."  
CJ: “Fine Time” by The Eraserheads and probably “Private Eyes” by Hall & Oates. We just like singing this song together when we're driving!

By: Yvette Tan and Erwin Romulo

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  • Kid
    You're welcome,
    Feb 14 2013 @ 09:52am     Reply  
  • wilson
    This comment is Manila's Most Beloved Comment. (Libre namang magdeclare lang di ba?)
    Feb 13 2013 @ 01:17pm     Reply  
  • gigi
    Manila's most beloved couples? I live in Manila and I dont event know who these people are and what they did in the society to be loved. Spot, please come up with a better feature. It seems these people are those who belong within your circle of radar.

    Consider your audience, please.
    Feb 12 2013 @ 11:03pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • Javier

      Please define the audience composition of Spot. Ano ba talaga? Hindi naman siguro pang mga nakaka-afford lang ng combo meals sa Jollibee and website, di ba? Hello, nag-feature nga ng polo match sa Manila Polo Club. Maybe you should accept the fact na baka hindi ikaw lang ang target audience nila. Maybe they want to have readers from all walks of life. Hindi porke karamihan jologs ang mga nag-co-comment ay jologs na rin lahat ng readers. Please naman, this is the Net. Kahit sino ang pwede magbasa dito.

      Feb 13 2013 @ 11:12am     Reply  
  • isiah
    ha? Niño & Niña? seryoso ba yan?
    Feb 12 2013 @ 06:43pm     Reply  
  • Helena Roman
    da who ang mga itich? mga Trying Hard magpaka cool.
    Feb 12 2013 @ 04:32pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • maverick
      kilala mo ba sila at pwede kang mag husga na pa-cool? frog.
      Feb 12 2013 @ 10:25pm     Reply  
  • annienomous
    this is article for the "too cool to be among the ordinary masses" people. certainly not manila's beloved. hope next time you can publish couples that do outreach programs but not in politics kinda thing.
    Feb 12 2013 @ 07:54am     Reply  
  • jepong
    nina and nino!?!

    what the hell happened with francis "kiko" brew reyes?
    Feb 11 2013 @ 10:45am     Reply   Hide replies
    • santongkabayo
      obviously they broke up. maki-chismis pa.
      Feb 11 2013 @ 03:22pm     Reply  
  • Kid
    First couple's write-up:

    Valentine's days -- should be "first Valentine's day"



    Arre couple, the name of the girl on the title is Cynthia Bauzon-Arra
    Feb 11 2013 @ 09:57am     Reply  
  • monocle
    Cool? Definitiely. Beloved? Am not too sure. Beloved would be Hayden and Vicky!
    Feb 11 2013 @ 09:06am     Reply  
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