MANILA (Mabuhay) — This year has been filled with life lessons for Kris Aquino, who shared the key learnings she took away from 2014.
The outspoken host-actress Aquino looked back at the ups and downs this year and what she learned.
1. Value of life
“I learned the value of life because of what happened to Boy and I learned how to value those who are important to you,” she said, referring to the health battles of her good friend and co-host Boy Abunda during the second half of the year.
“Sa pinagdaanaan niya, doon ko napatunayan ‘yung devotion ko sa trabaho. Kasi August ‘yon, nine months pinlano ang bakasyon na ‘yon pero finorego ko siya talaga. Hindi ‘yon biro na four days ka lang sa New York. Umuwi talaga ako dahil kinailangan ako ng trabaho,” noted Aquino, who volunteered to cut short her New York trip to allow Abunda to recuperate.
2. Family comes first
“Natutunan ko also as far as political popularity is concerned maraming ups and downs talaga. Pero at your core ay pamilya kayo so alam mo na you are there for each other. So kung alam mong down, alam mo kung paano ipakita na babangon at gaganda. ‘Di ka magbibigay ng sakit ng ulo kung hindi magbibigay ka ng inspirasyon,” said Aquino, who is youngest sister of President Benigno Aquino III.
3. It takes two to tango
“Matters of the heart, ang natutunanan ko it’s beyond your control because it will take two of you to make it successful. And if you are both not on the same page, kahit na ikaw ay truthful at ikaw ay sure, kung hindi kayong dalawa nandoon, eh magkakaiwanan kayo. So dapat walang looking back, dapat looking forward to everything that can still happen na maganda,” mused Aquino, whose romance with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista early this year proved to be short-lived.
4. Quality mom
“As a mother natutunan ko talaga na they need me, na ‘yung naramdaman ko na it’s not enough that I’m a great provider, I should be an ever present source of love of caring. Super ganda nga bahay niyo pero kung kumakain sila mag-isa gabi-gabi what’s the point of that? So natutunan ko talaga how to balance na kung hindi man ako ‘yung makauwi para mag-dinner kami, sila ang pumupunta,” said Aquino, who is a proud stage mom to son James “Bimby” Yap Jr., who is part of the comedy “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin” with Vice Ganda.
5. Peace with James
“Last siguro it’s benefiting both Bimb and Kuya na ini-encourage ko ‘yung relationship ni Bimb with James na super proud ako sa son ko na they are building their relationship. They are on the same page at honest sila with each other and ‘yung polite talaga siya sa girlfriend, polite siya sa tatay niya, polite siya sa kamag-anak ng tatay niya,” she said, referring to ex-husband, basketball star James Yap.
“Pero siyempre hindi madali ang journey na pinagdaanan namin pero kapag nakita nila na okay ang mom nila, basta happy ang mom nila, ‘okay Mama, I will do it for you.’ And I have to credit James na ginawan niya ng time na ‘yung every Friday ay hahanapan niya ng oras talaga,” Aquino added. (MNS)