this made me squirm!!! nakakapangilabot!
a lost interview from 1999, when apparently,
Ricky Martin was my idol. YIKES.
i was interviewed for the "MOD MEN" feature in MOD Magazine,
and the writer, Viva Andrada,
kept the article and posted the text
in her multiply.com
here are my truly embarassing thoughts from 8 years ago...http://vivaciousviva.multiply.com/reviews/item/3
Oct 6, '06 11:54 AM
Category: Other(MOD MEN October 1, 1999)Livin’ La Vida Spanky
By GENEVIEVE V. ANDRADALiving a bachelor’s life unhampered by a wife and kids is a state of euphoria to some adventurous souls. Not only do they have the freedom to do as they please, their hours are also, at best, effectively spent on self-actualization and improvement.
Spanky Enriquez, external affairs manager of Systems Technology Institute (STI), is relishing every experience life offers him at present. He is achieving his dreams and making them a reality through persistence, hard work, and love for what he does.
If Spanky could switch places with anyone in the world, he would gladly trade places with Ricky Martin. He says that Ricky Martin gets to travel around the world and, the girls “just by shaking your hips and bang they are falling all over you!”
MOD interviewed Spanky regarding his thoughts on first impressions, life as a bachelor and more. Here are his responses:MOD: What do you want people to see when they look at you?
Spanky Enriquez: Well, I want them to see a young man on the rise, with somewhere to go. I want them to see someone’s who’s able to speak his mind and is able to translate his ideas into action by inspiring the people under him, and around him to do as he pretty much pleases.When you meet someone what do you first notice?
When meeting a man, the first thing I’ll notice is how he shakes hands and whether he looks me in the eye when talking. That for me is the sign of strength or how far he can go, trusting the other person. Now, meeting a woman has a different dynamic about it for the reason that I’m not gay. I have a tendency to flirt with women I meet, I notice how she talks, basically, her diction, her vocabulary, all these things and of course, physically, her face and the eyes.What are the perks of being the external affairs manager of STI?
Number one perk is you get to set your own schedule. Given the kind of personality I have, I love to get to meet people, talk to them on a professional basis and as it usually turns out, I manage to make a lot of friends in the process. It’s a good opportunity to mix both aspects of what I’m doing as far as my professional career and my personal life are both concerned.How do you persuade people to your way of thinking?
Well, with extreme logic. I make them an offer they can’t refuse. I basically back up my intentions with the necessary justifications so you try to throw in the charm you have. You try to be very sincere. I don’t beat around the bush. I talk things straight. I know how to say no then I try to sweeten it, of course. It’s a matter of getting to relate to a person on a personal level, not just the professional.How do you cope with the stress?
Normally, after a long stressful day at the office I find myself lighting candles in my bedroom, playing a really soft classical or jazz in the background. When I like to relax, I read murder and mystery novels.If you were on a deserted island, name three people you want with you and why?
Three persons on a deserted island with me…Stephen King, he’d tell me really scary stories…Jennifer Lopez, she could sing and dance for me…a really good Italian chef, Philip from Azurro.What type of clothes do you like to wear?
I feel most comfortable in blue jeans and shirt. I’m not into brown or beige. I find them truly boring. I either go dramatic or wildly exotic.What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
Oh, I’d buy a new house. I’m living in our ancestral house that has been in existence for a hundred years now. It’s been in our family for generations. I want space for my kids, in the future, to run around. I want high ceilings and to be able to open my French windows into a garden. Next, I’d take a year off and go to Europe. I’d immerse myself in the culture and make a lot of friends.What do you enjoy most about being a bachelor?
I have lesser responsibilities. I don’t have to answer to anyone. Although, I would love to have a baby or a kid at this point but not a wife. When I get married, I might lose my bright-eyed wonder. An ex-girlfriend told me that: “Spanky, you’re going to be an excellent father but a lousy husband.” That was years ago, I’m hoping that I’m moving towards being an excellent husband material.When is the best time to get married?
The best time to get married is when you’re financially secure even more than that when you are emotionally ready. Men are boys. A lot of men have the Peter Pan Syndrome. If you’re in love with the chase, the hunt, the courtship stage, flirtation then it’s not really the best time to get married. Take your time.If your management philosophy were posted on a billboard somewhere in Makati, what would it be?
It would be “Respect the people you work with. Treat people with you like friends. Learn to trust.” By giving trust you inspire self-confidence. Talking to them, helping them reach their full potential. Be a friend and not a domineering, noisy boss.Any parting messages for the youth of today?
It’s imperative for the youth of today to be skilled especially where computers are concerned. They have to be knowledgeable with computers since Information Technology is the in thing nowadays. It’s what gives you the edge. Secondly, love your parents. Respect them. You can’t get the right advice just by surfing the net. Listen to your elders. They’ve been around longer than you have.
Facts on Spanky:
Full name: Ramon Candido Hizon Enriquez
• Spanky was a TV host of Vintage Sports RJ TV 29. He hosted PBA pre-game/halftime shows and Home TV shopping programs
• Spanky is a TV and Print Commercial model. He appeared in several ads of Stag, Diet Coke, Modess, Beer na Beer, PLDT, Burger Machine