Who do you love? – Manila Standard

Love does not have to be reserved for a special someone. In fact, that “special someone” is not limited to a romantic partner; a child, a parent, a sibling, a friend, a pet can be that special someone so long as we love them. 

Divine Lee-Go loves Baz and Blanca

With “quality time” as her love language, blogger and host Divine Lee-Go considers spending more time at home with her son Baz and daughter Blanca a blessing.  

Divine Lee-Go with husband Blake and children Baz and Blanca.

“I agree that the silver lining of this pandemic is that I never miss a milestone. I consider working from home a blessing because it allows me more time to be with my family,” she says, adding, “I’m also very hands on with my kids, making sure that even if we are stuck at home, they’re having the best time of their lives.”

Some of the toys she recommends for those with children like Baz who’s very active and Blanca who loves pretend play include Zubels Emma The Gallant Princess doll, Janod Macaron Cooker, WePlay We-Blocks Mini, Looping Scootizz 5 in 1 Scooter, Nike Boys Nike Tanjun, and Banz Short Sleeves UV Rash Top. 

Victor Basa loves Stephanie

Victor Basa shares that he shows his love for wife Stephanie by being supportive and spending quality time together. “Getting away from our gadgets and walking outside in the village together is how we spend quality time. We also go swimming, we sing and play guitar, and we also enjoy playing competitive ping pong against one another,” he shares. 

Victor and Stephanie Basa

According to him, “love in all forms” translates to “love in all ways and at all times.” 

One of the ways he shows his love for his wife is giving her gifts; some of the items on his list for Stephanie include Bardot Alberta Lace Dress, Criselda Nikki Floral Appliqued Lace face mask, Pedro del Hierro Woman Denim Shirt, and more.

Heart Evangelista loves Panda

Heart or Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero never hides her love for her dogs. “It’s really nice that my fur buddies keep me company especially since I have anxiety and my husband’s always away,” she shares. 

Heart Evangelista gives Panda a kiss.

The actress defines “love in all forms,” as love for all kinds of dog, regardless of breed.  

“It’s like beauty beyond breed—it’s a campaign I actually did for PAWS. I do foster and adopt Aspins; Panda is actually an Aspin and Cheche is an Aspin. It doesn’t really matter if they have a breed or they were expensive, it’s the same thing, pets can still give you the most unconditional love. I am very, very blessed to have them with me.”

She showers them with love by making sure they’re nourished with the right food and that they are always safe and comfortable. Heart says she likes giving them collars and treats; she also buys them nice beds and comfortable mats. Some of her favorite products are Pottery Barn Faux Fur Alpaca Throw, Pottery Barn Kids Belgian Linen Quilt, Ralph Lauren Home Wyatt Euro Sham, West Elm Cotton Knit Throw, and Rustan’s The Christmas Shop White Bow Cushion. 

Rica de Jesus loves James

“Just like love comes in all forms, love is also for everyone not only for couples,” says wife, mom, and lifestyle blogger Rica de Jesus.  

Rica de Jesus and husband James

She adds, “We give and share love with our family, our friends, and our employees. So when it is Valentine’s Day, we give presents to all the ladies. Just like Christmas, Valentine’s Day is a day for giving and sharing love through our tokens. It does not have to be big, because it is always the thought that counts.”

Since she and her husband James love getting out of the city and exploring the Philippines during weekends, her Valentine’s Day gift for him is “either a Santos de Cartier watch with multi purpose strap or something from the Montblanc M_Gram 4810 collection (document case, Summit 2 smartwatch, wallet 8cc, duffle).”  

Lexi Schulze Berenguer-Testa loves Georgia

TV anchor and host Lexi Schulze has a close relationship with her younger sister Georgia, so much so, that she says, “It was a tough time for us both as we didn’t get to see each other throughout the first year of the pandemic.” 

Lexi Schulze Berenguer-Testa is close to her younger sister Georgia.

“That being said, there were always tiny gestures here and there, from banana bread sent my way from her kitchen, to personalized gifts I found online for her and her four beautiful daughters,” she relates. 

Lexi’s Valentine gift list for her sister is something Georgia can use for her home—specifically for entertaining. “She’s very proud of what she’s created for her family, and she’s always happy to share that joy by inviting friends over. But the bar can use some stocking up, and that’s where her big sister comes in. Rustan’s has a beautiful rose gold bar cart that my girly-girl sister would absolutely love! And with it will come all the ingredients to her current favorite cocktail—the Aperol Spritz, so she can leave my stash alone!” she happily shares. 

Lexi admits Valentine’s Day “isn’t my favorite of the holidays.” “But seeing it from a different perspective, and finding a pocket of time to celebrate the love of, say, a sister, appealed to me. My wish for everyone this Valentine’s Day—especially during such unprecedented times—don’t wait. Reach out to those who mean the world to you. Tell them you love them. And show them if you can, in whatever creative, resourceful way you can muster during the pandemic. It will mean the world back.”

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