Richard Poon admits wooing Maricar Reyes

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Posted at Oct 29 2010 01:54 PM | Updated as of Oct 30 2010 03:07 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Crooner Richard Poon has admitted wooing actress Maricar Reyes.

In a press conference Thursday for his upcoming concert dubbed, "Richard Poon The Crooner: A 25 Piece Orchestra Concert," the singer said he is really hoping that Reyes will consider and accept his love. 

"I really hope na...hope for the best," he said.

Poon said Reyes is the first woman in showbiz he has pursued.

"In showbiz? I think so because I'm a very private person. People are wondering why for many years, wala akong kinonsider, kasi wala naman. But if my emotions don't run, why am I gonna [consider]. Pero nagulat din ako na when we first saw each other, there's already something, and sometimes, you wonder. Pero as the time passes and it's already what...after a year-and-a-half, two years na nagbo-blossom siya. So it's fun, it's fun," he said.

When asked if Reyes is the answer to his prayers of finding the right one, he said: "I think so because most of the things that I'm looking for ay nasa kanya....Sa kanya, a lot of our differences complement so that's nice."

The crooner bared that he started going out on a date with Reyes last month, but they have been seeing each other since last year. He said he first met Reyes while doing the music video of his love song "You and I."

Asked if he's going to marry Reyes if she accepts his love, Poon replied: "I think so. I think I'm not at a point that I wanna play around for temporary things."

"So, yes, I think kung sasagutin niya ako, I would really consider that seriously," he said.

Aside from Reyes's beauty, Poon said he likes her wit and intelligence.

"It's so nice to listen to her analyze things. Napaka-detalyado niya analyzing things," he said.

Poon said it is up to Reyes whether he wants to tell the public about what's going on between them.

"If ever one day she shocks all of you by saying something about me, then, wow I'll be the happiest man on the planet, hindi ba? I will leave it up to her heart to decide because she also needs space. She's a private person so I give it to her. Some of us, di ba, who are going through a hard time need some space. So ako, because I really, really like her, I'm giving that space. But if she comes out and says na Richard Poon is making my world a little bit magulo or medyo kinukulit niya ako, then why not? I'd be happy," he said.

Poon is the first man to publicly say he is courting Reyes since she was dragged into a sex video scandal with controversial Dr. Hayden Kho, whose private sex videos with several women circulated in 2009.

If he and Reyes become sweethearts, Poon said he will make sure that he will protect Reyes. 

"I'm a man myself. I have my own shortcomings and all, but I will try my best, everything that I can [do for her]," he said.

The "Richard Poon The Crooner: A 25 Piece Orchestra Concert" will be held on November 12 at PICC in Manila.