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Richard Poon reveals why he and Maricar Reyes don’t have a baby yet

Richard Poon talks about the ups and downs of his four-year marriage.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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06/13/2017 10:21 AM
Richard Poon reveals why he and Maricar Reyes don’t have a baby yet

 

After celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary last week, Richard Poon said they just enjoyed a low key affair. “Actually may small and very simple dinner lang kami with yung pinaka-important lang namin na married mentors slash ninongs and ninangs. Kasi ganun akong tao eh,” he shared during the launch of their new Mocha Bourbon cake last week in Quezon city.

Richard said one way that keeps him bonded to wife Maricar is exercising at home together. “It’s very hard. I’ve gained a little bit nga pero we have a treadmill at home para kesa lumabas pa kami, sa bahay na kami together and then we watch something together so mas nag-ba-bond kami. We treadmill together so may time. Kasi kung aalis ka papunta gym, traffic pa lang, parking then babalik ka so nag-invest kami sa magandang treadmill and then we watch movies. So ang nangyari, nag-ba-bond pa rin kami as you try to burn off the food that you eat. Kami halos in a week four to five times kaming nag-te-treadmill mga one hour or an hour and a half. Pero palitan kami. Pag-nag-tre-treadmill ako, siya marami siyang mga Crossfit exercises na ganun,” he shared.


After launching their Chocolate Liquor cake business less than two years ago, Richard said he is happy to have discovered his wife’s true passion. “I finished business pero ang ending ko sa music. Siya naman medicine and then ang passion niya is negosyo. So when I married her I made sure kasi yung family ko very Chinese traditional. Nung minarry ko siya ino-oberbahan ko siya kung saan siya masaya. Minsan pag family dinner kasama father-in-law ko, pag naririnig ko father-in-law ko sabihin, ‘Sayang naman yung medicine mo. Eight years siyang nag-medicine.’ Tapos nakikita ko yung mukha niya, yung mata niya walang stars. Tapos nung gagawa kami ng negosyo,” he recalled.

Initially, Richard admitted he was not keen on getting into baking as much as Maricar. “I’m not into cakes. I’m not into sweets. Chef ako eh. Mr. Poon 40 years na yung restaurant ng daddy ko. Kinontra niya ako. Sabi niya, ‘Gusto ko cake.’ Tapos may stars yung mata niya. Sabi ko sige na nga. Para hindi naman masabi na masyado naman akong dominante. Kasi nakikita ko there’s a passion for it. Merong joy eh. So sabi ko try niya. Yun na. Tuloy tuloy na,” he added.

With an upcoming marriage advice book in the works, Richard said he and Maricar are simply enjoying married life before they start a family. The 43-year-old crooner admitted they are already working on it. “Well bago kami nag-marry sabi namin gusto namin two years na kami lang. Ngayon, mag-fo-four years na kami (laughs) na kami so nag-ta-try na kami pero alam mo yung hindi kami pressured. Parang if it comes, it comes. Tapos relax lang kami,” he said.