Body Talk with Susan Enriquez, the indefatigable Kapuso who is every household’s lovable companion
Doesn’t Susan ever sleep?
FUNFARE - Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Since she is in our consciousness seemingly every hour on the hour from early morning to sometimes late at night when she pinch-hits for colleagues on leave, Susan Enriquez has become every household’s lovable companion who proves that big things indeed come in small packages. But don’t be deceived by her petiteness because she can gracefully dodge teargas and blank bullets when covering violent rallies or report ramrod straight from a typhoon-battered town.

The title of one of her shows speaks volumes for her…yes, Kay Susan Tayo!

Here’s a typical day in the life of Susan:

She retires at around 9 to 10 p.m. and wakes ahead of the sun at 3 a.m. for Unang Hirit, her first GMA show from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., before she proceeds to DZBB for Kay Susan Tayo (formerly Easy Easy Lang) from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. After that, until 8 p.m., she covers stories for 24 Oras and other newscast. Weekends are for the family, unless there’s a shoot for I Juander (with co-host Cesar Apolinario).

A B.S. Journalism graduate, Susan started as writer-production assistant at DZBB in 1989. From the ranks, she metamorphosed into the star that she is today.

She took precious time out from her airtight schedule for this “Body Talk.”

What kind of diet do you follow?

“I can’t afford a day without fruits and vegetables.”

What is for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and snacks (if any)?

“For breakfast, I take sabang hilaw (raw banana) which I usually share with my co-hosts in Unang Hirit. Lunch is rice with fish, gulay and meat. Snack is usually sandwich with lots of veggies. Dinner is almost the same as lunch.”

How much water do you take per day?

“Eight glasses. No soft drinks for me. Fresh fruit juices or shakes are okay.”

What food do you always crave for?

“Salad with balsamic or vinaigrette’s dressing.”

What vitamins do you take?

“Multi-vitamins.”

What workout do you do?

“No regular workout, just walking and doing household chores. Being healthy is always my goal.”

How much sleep do you get per night?

“Five to six hours per night.”

Last thing that you do before you go to sleep?

“Read the latest stories.”

First thing that you do as soon as you wake up?

“Read the messages on my celfone and e-mail, and then the papers’ headline stories.”

How do you cope with stress?

“Doing household chores, keeping things organized and planting give me a stress-free day.”

How do you relax?

“I meditate. Or listen to music…songs of Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. I also love watching action and comedy movies. But my favorites are true stories.”

Favorite hideaway?

“I love the beach and the farm.”

Favorite city?

“Prague.”

(E-mail reactions at rickylophilstar@gmail.com. For more updates, photos and videos, visit www.philstar.com/funfare or follow me on Instagram @therealrickylo.)

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