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Richard Poon explains why he wants to keep mum about courting Maricar Reyes.

Cooner Richard Poon says he prefers to keep his personal life private.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

1/15/2011 4:25 AM
Richard Poon explains why he wants to keep mum about courting Maricar Reyes.


Richard Poon is glad that his singing group in ASAP Rocks, the ASAP Sessionistas, has come a long way and will hold their second major concert at the Araneta Coliseum this Febuary 5. Aside from Richard, the other members of Sessionistas include Aiza Seguerra, Juris, Nina, Sitti Navarro, Duncan Ramos, and Princess Velasco.

ASAP Sessionistas mainly consists of singers with solo careers, but Richard said that coming together in a group did good for their careers also. "It works for us," he explained. "I think instead of working against us, it works for us. I think all of us, career-wise, I think mas lalo pa ngang sumolid [ang careers)."

He admitted that there are instances when the members have disagreements but Richard described them as trivial. "May mga little stuff like'hellip; at least naa-iron out naman. Any group naman laging may mga puwedeng i-fine tune pero we really get along. Makikita naman 'lsquo;yung chemistry namin 'lsquo;pag may samaan ng loob makikita mo sa stage."

Richard became secretive when was asked about for any development of his courtship to Maricar Reyes. "I just think I'rsquo;m a very private person. I have some friends who would like to be public about their love life pero it'rsquo;s nice to be private," he explained.

The singer explained why he decided to keep mum about his love-life. "Because people were asking [about me and Maricar]. May good friends tayo sa press so on that press con I had to tell them. Feeling ko parang you can take other options. Other people 'lsquo;pag pinag-usapan hanggang mag-break up or maging sila they want coverage on that. Ako naman I'rsquo;d like to take another route na parang I know some friends in the industry. Ako singer lang ako but sila artista na and yet kept quiet about it because they'rsquo;re private and ako I like it, I like the fact na ang galing nila sa trabaho nila and then sa private life nila."

Richard also emphasized that Maricar did not influence him to be private about their alleged brewing romance. "I cannot speak for her pero siyempre she has her own mind but I think she has [always been private about it], if I'rsquo;m not mistaken.

"Even before our issue, she'rsquo;s never been [the type who would announce], 'lsquo;Hey, I'rsquo;ve got something to say'rsquo;. Hindi naman siya ganun eh. Private din siyang tao, eh."

Richard even pointed out that there is no need to dwell on the issue after he revealed in a previous press conference that he is courting the Imortal actress.'nbsp; "Wala namang buzz about my personal [life], eh. Why should I suddenly change? Hindi ko persona 'lsquo;yun eh. If I really wanted to be public, siguro from the start the press would know. I want to just keep it the way I see I really am."