Ogie, Regine open Japanese restaurant in QC


Posted at Jul 23 2012 07:35 PM | Updated as of Dec 04 2012 12:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Celebrity couple Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid on Sunday inaugurated their first business together: a restaurant in Quezon City.

Ryu Ramen and Curry is a Japanese restaurant located in Quezon City's famed restaurant row along Tomas Morato street.

Husband and wife tandem: Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez at their newly opened restaurant in Quezon City

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Alcasid said he remembers being business-minded since he was young.

“Business is something na kinahihiligan ko talaga, hindi puwedeng mawala sa sistema ko 'yun,” he said.

“Kasi 'yung nangyayari sa buhay natin, hindi naman tayo ang gumagawa niyan. So whatever comes our way, we just accept it. This is one of them, the business, kasi lahat tayo foodie. Maganda rin 'yung mayroon kang tambayan,” he added.

Alcasid said he will be more hands-on in their business since he works near the area.

Meanwhile, after giving birth to her first born son, Velasquez shared that she will soon be going back to work.

Velasquez is currently doing a movie with actor Aga Muhlach under the direction of Joyce Bernal.

“Every other day lang ang shooting ko. Ayaw kong every day kasi hindi ko maaalagaan si Nate. Noong first time ko mag-shooting, umuwi ako nandoon na siya (Alcasid), parang naweirduhan lang ako,” she said.

Although she admitted that she will have to adjust when she goes back to work again, Velasquez is certain she won’t have a hard time because she is already at ease working with Muhlach and Bernal.

“Sa acting medyo nangapa ako nang konti, kaya lang kasi ang kasama ko si Joyce and si Aga. Hinay-hinay lang, konti-konti,” she said.