Carmen Soo enjoying life in Manila

by Rachelle Siazon, ABS-CBN.com

Posted at Apr 05 2010 07:40 PM | Updated as of Apr 06 2010 03:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines - During Holy Week, Malaysian actress Carmen Soo opted to stay in the country to accomplish some work commitments and to hit the beach with some of her non-showbiz friends in between.

As a matter of fact, she just came back from Boracay where she happily had some time off to tour the island via the famous paraw sailing.

“Yeah, I really had fun riding the traditional sailboat made of bamboo. It was an amazing experience knowing that the paraw is completely dependent on the wind for it to move forward. Of course, the best part was it offered a spectacular view of the island. So it was all fun, fun, fun,” said Soo in her recent tweets.

As for latest updates about her showbiz career, she said she hopes to stay longer here to do more projects with the Kapamilya network.

“I think last year there were some projects that have been delayed. There have been some problems, you know. Remember there were news about a movie with Cristine Reyes and Jericho Rosales. But they were doing a soap and it was extended so they called it off at that time,” she said.

“I’m supposed to do another project with other stars but let’s see how it will go. I think it’s best to ask Star Cinema about other plans for that movie,” she added.

In the meantime, Soo is determined to improve her Tagalog so that she can maximize her TV exposure in the Kapamilya network.

Her last acting stint was in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” together with Luis Manzano in December of 2009.

“I hope to spend more time here in the Philippines this year. I love it here, you know. I also hope to speak and know more Tagalog words so that it’ll be easier for me when we finally start shooting for the movie. At the same time, I’d get to enjoy being around with my Filipino friends if I understand the language much better right? I’m just grateful because a lot of people have been really welcoming here and even encouraging me to fly here more often,” she stated. -Rachelle Siazon, ABS-CBN.com