Meanwhile, she takes advantage of a lull in the flurry of activities to have a late breakfast.
“I’m not fond of fancy food,” she says in Filipino, eating the spam and eggs—spamsilog, actually—out of a Tupperware container with her right hand encased in a clear plastic baggie.
Charice would rather eat with her fingers like any true-blooded Pinoy, but then she wouldn’t want to get any grease on her Macbook’s keypad, would she?
The silver laptop is powered on in front of the dresser, revealing a Garfield screensaver.
It’s more than just a prop.
Speaking mainly in Filipino, she explains: “When I get sleepy, I lose my voice. So I need games on my laptop to keep me awake. I love gadgets— cellphones, iPods, laptop—dati napapanood ko lang sila sa TV, ngayon nabibili ko na sila (I used to just see them on TV, but now I can afford to buy them).”