I'm not really into hobnobbing with celebrities whether actor or politician but my previous jobs entailed me to do so. I had no choice. Doing pictorials for magazine covers and spreads in the past, I've learned to compose myself in a manner that made the celebrities I met not feel special. They are, after all, just people like me. We all just have different things to do in life. The only celebrity meetup that I felt unguarded about myself was my merienda session with Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. It was arranged by his aides as I was invited to join him with some of his avid supporters for snacks at a hotel in Makati City. He was keenly interested about my opinions on politics, his work, and society in general. Personal views were exchanged. Casual stories were shared. What did I bring to the private salu-salo you might ask? What else but my favorite merienda treat, Amber's pichi-pichi which the good senator also sampled that afternoon among the other treats laid out on the dining table which included spaghetti and variants of puto (steamed rice cake) flavors.