Feel­ing great @ 48

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Alice Dix­son is not much into throw­ing birth­day par­ties. “But I like to cel­e­brate my birth­day with my loved ones with a cake man lang kasi I like mak­ing wishes blow­ing out the can­dles,” she told YES! in an email in­ter­view.

A day be­fore she turned 48, though, the beauty queen-turned-ac­tress gath­ered 44 of her friends and three fam­ily mem­bers—they were 48 peo­ple par­ty­ing— in the func­tion room-cum-club­house of the condo build­ing where she lives.

One of the top things that Alice is most grate­ful for in her 48 years is her show­biz ca­reer.

“I’ve had a suc­cess­ful ca­reer since I was 17, and I had ups and downs, and some­times, I would flee be­cause I re­ally didn’t like the gos­sip and neg­a­tive things in the in­dus­try I was/am in,” she wrote. “But at the end of the day, I re­ally love my work. I re­ally love be­ing in front of the cam­era. I’m just grate­ful for the con­tin­ued support that I have from Filipinos who still watch me on TV and movies, and support my ev­ery move.”

Alice’s cur­rent projects in­clude a major role in Star Cinema’s The Ghost Bride, di­rected by Chito Roño and star­ring Kim Chiu and Chris­tian Bables. Also in the works for Alice are a new TV show and a num­ber of prod­uct en­dorse­ments.

Less than a month after her birth­day party, Alice gath­ered an­other set of friends for what she called The Alice Dix­son Char­ity Bowl­ing. It turns out that the FilAmer­i­can ac­tress has had a long­time love af­fair with bowl­ing, start­ing when her fam­ily was still liv­ing in New York, U.S.A. She was around nine years old then, and her sis­ters were al­ready teenagers.

“They would go bowl­ing with their friends and I would watch,” she re­called. “I re­ally didn’t know how to play but I al­ways saw na ev­ery time there’s a gath­er­ing like that, masaya, and so thru the years, I would play once ev­ery cou­ple of years, and then this year, as my birth­day was ap­proach­ing, sabi ko I don’t have any­thing char­i­ta­ble that I’ve done this year. I need to do some­thing. Kaya naisip ko, why not do the char­ity bowl­ing para masaya na, makakat­u­long ka pa.”

To use the hash­tag cre­ated by Alice for her birth­day: turn­ing #48is­great, in­deed!

alice dix­son’s birth­day party boni­fa­cio global city com­plex tagUig city jUly 27, 2017 At her birth­day party, Alice Dix­son looked both el­e­gant and youth­ful in a black asym­met­ri­cal top and white flowy skirt (both items were pro­vided by her cloth­ing spon­sor, MAGS) and nude pumps.

“48 means get­ting closer to 50!” she told YES! in an email in­ter­view. “And I think when you reach a cer­tain age, you need to do what you need to do in the time that you have. You wanna travel, meet peo­ple, stay beau­ti­ful, do things with your loved ones—those things that are most im­por­tant.”

The birth­day girl had a pos­ter­ity shot with some of her friends in the in­dus­try: (L-R) Dina Bon­nevie, Vina Mo­rales, Ruffa Gu­tier­rez, Dawn Zu­lueta, Cristalle BeloPitt, Donita Rose, and Amy Aus­tria.

In­stead of a big cake, the birth­day girl’s friend Sharon Que (right) came up with four cup­cakes that had match­ing birth­day can­dles—to Alice’s sur­prise and de­light. An­other friend, Ai­lene Co (cen­ter), joined in the fun.

As in the past years, Alice wrote in her email that she wished to “con­tinue to have a happy fam­ily life, walang sakit sa ulo.” She also wished for good health and for “con­tin­ued bless­ing to come my way.”

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