FROM: Princess Punzalan-Field, Award Winning Actress, Host, Model
OUR PICTURE DURING THE PREMIER IF "AI". THE START OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP
I met Lyka in 2001 when we worked together doing the sit-com “Biglang Sibol, Bayang Impasibol.” We would chat during breaks and in between takes. Our interest in watching and analyzing movies brought us together. During that time, she was still working with SM Cinema. She invited me to watch the premier of “A. I. Artificial Intelligence” by Steven Spielberg. After the movie we went out and started dissecting and analyzing the content of the film. We had so much fun chatting that evening and that started our beautiful friendship. I have heard that water seeks its own level and we both felt like we just “jive.” The relationship is definitely NOT one way. We get so much from each other.
I like her warmth and her being so affectionate. I super duper love the dishes she cooks for me! She makes the meanest, most delectable squid stew (Adobong Pusit)! She makes me the best meals because I know she puts a lot of love into it. One thing with her is that if she loves someone, she shows it and she really makes so much effort to make that person feel it.
Lyka stimulates my brain when I talk to her. I have heard people describe her as “logic na tinubuan ng ulo” (“logic that grew a head”). She is so smart and quick. That is why we both enjoy analyzing the movies and shows we see together. We both enjoy exploring possible alternative endings, or alternative casting.
She loves excellence. She wants to do things well. She makes the effort to do her best. Sometimes, she gets too hard on herself when she does not reach the goal she set for herself.
She had ups and downs but what I admire about her is that she always manages to rise above her challenges. She has so much fire within her… with so much courage and tenacity.
This woman has so many facets to her. She can be who she wants to be… the sky is the limit! She is a very loving woman…mother…daughter…friend. This kind of friend is definitely a keeper. I love her so much.