Ara Mina admits she’s not ready to start dating again

Ara Mina says she’s not sure when she’ll start thinking about romantic relationships again.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

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11/17/2015 8:45 AM
Ara Mina admits she’s not ready to start dating again


111715-ARA.jpgApart from preparing for her baby daughter Amanda’s first birthday next month, Ara Mina admitted she is happy at how she’s been making an effort to get back to a sexier figure after giving birth. "Nag-yo-yoga ako, nag-ji-gym, nag-Allura so ewan ko na lang kung di pa ako pumayat di ba (laughs). Pag hindi ako masyado kumakain 26 waistline ko (laughs) pero pag normal 27. Pero pag dumadami kain tumi-28 (laughs). Mag-wa-one year na yung babay ko so hard work talaga kasi hidni ako nag-da-diet eh kasi I’m still breastfeeding. She’s getting malikot tapos parang feeling ko nagiging kahawig ko na. Naks umasa pa eh noh (laughs). Parang lumalabas na yung itsura ko kasi usually sinasabi nila kamukha ng daddy pati yung eyes. Excited ako sa first birthday niya. Siyempre may theme tapos yung minake sure na yung kids na pupunta ng birthday ng anak ko sobrang magiging happy. It’s Amanda in Wonderland. Kasi di ba may Alice in Wonderland? So may sarili siyang wonderland,” she shared during the Starmobile Knight Spectra launch held last November 9 at the EDSA Shangri-la hotel in Ortigas.

Apart from raising a baby, Ara shared that she is busy cooking up a new business with her close friends and fellow young moms Melissa Ricks, Say Alonzo, and Helga Krapf. "Busy kami dun so yun ang pagkakaabalahan namin next year. We’re excited kasi para siyang magiging reality show na walang script. Kung ano lang kami behind the camera, ganun lang. Sobrang madami silang matututunan, mga tips isi-share namin kung ano yung strength namin, kung ano yung mga nalalaman namin. Kasi lahat kami new moms eh so isi-share namin,” she admitted.

Ara said the idea came to them when they were sharing tips with each other during their pregnancy. "Kasi lagi kaming magkakasama. Buntis pa lang kami lagi kaming magkakausap, nagtatanungan kami. So lahat kami nag-se-share ng tips so parang we decided na since yung internet naman talaga yun yung next big thing eh di ba? And yung mga business namin online it’s doing good so sabi namin mag-create kaya tayo ng show na ma-se-share namin lalo sa tao yung mga nalalaman namin. Kasi lagi din kaming magkakasama,” she added. 


111715-ARA.jpgThe 36-year-old actress also shared some tips for moms like her who are still getting used to entering a new phase in their lives. "Kailangan kahit nanganak na tayo kailangan huwag nating pabayaan ang sarili natin kasi ayoko kasi yung porke nagkaanak ka na losyang ka na. Hindi dapat. Parang dapat meron tayo nung ma-bi-build up yung confidence mo kasi yung iba na-lu-lose na yung hope na ang hirap magpapayat. So parang gusto ko sila dalhin sa journey na talagang kailangan may paghihirap ka bago mo ma-achieve yung gusto mo,” she explained.

Now that is she is single again, Ara admitted she has not had time to think about going back to the dating scene. "Actually iniisip ko pa yan (laughs). Hindi ko masyadong iniisip ngayong taon na ito. Tingnan natin next year (laughs). Hindi ko alam kung may standby kasi hindi naman talaga ako nag-a-announce na ‘Hey! Hello! I’m on the market’ (laughs),” she said.

Going back to acting is a different issue for her because Ara says she is still working on getting her body camera ready again. "Of course sa work ko kailangan na maayos at presentable ang itsura mo in front of the camera pero yung health din, kumbaga siyempre gusto ko healthy ako para sa baby ko di ba? Siyempre alam mo naman ako pabata ng pabata so kailangan okay talaga yung health natin (laughs),” she said.