Xian Lim, Joseph Marco, Paul Salas, and Jodi Sta. Maria find themselves in the middle of a crossroads in the upcoming film “Dear Other Self.”
But in today's (May 5) grand press conference, they revealed that, just like everyone else, they constantly find themselves making decisions that change the course of their lives, no matter how big or small.
Jodi said that every day feels like a crossroads for her, having to decide about even the most mundane things.
“Personally, I believe na sa bawat phase ng buhay natin, may crossroads talaga tayong pagdadaanan. May mga decisions tayo na mas crucial na ginagawa. Pero I believe na every single day of our lives, we make choices. Sa paggising mo pa lang, ano'ng kakainin mo, ano'ng isusuot mong damit, magre-reply ka ba sa text, are you gonna make a call, papasok ka ba sa trabaho o hindi,” she said.
Xian mirrored Jodi’s thoughts and said these decisions are usually based on what your heart wants or what you think is right.
He said, “I think everyday naman we’re faced with a life-changing decision. Ang dami kasing choices palagi na binibigay sa atin ng buhay. So it was kung ano ba ‘yung pipiliin mo. Lagi kong sinasabi, pipiliin mo ba ‘yung binubulong ng puso or binubulong ng isipan? For me the I’m type na binubulong ng puso when it comes to passion, when it comes to work, ‘dun ko palagi---kasi minsan ‘pag kinakalkula mo na masyado sa isip mo, medyo nagkaka-leche-leche na lahat. Parang, ‘Ano ba, ano ba?’ Bine-break down mo na eh, ‘yung tungkol sa passion mo, kung saan ka masaya, and it’s gonna free flow kung susundin mo 'yung puso mo.”
Joseph then remembered that time he found himself in that situation and ended up following what he deemed to be practical.
“Actually bata pa lang ako gusto ko na tumira sa ibang bansa. Gusto ko ma-pick up ‘yung culture nila, mag-stay there nang matagal na panahon talaga. Permanently. Pero ‘yun nga, responsibilities, ‘di ba ‘yung opportunities sayang naman. So you gotta be smarter,” he said.
Paul also went through that moment and sometimes wonders about what could have happened if he made a different decision.
“Of course nag-iisip po ako. Paano kung hindi ako nag-child star, paano kung hindi ako naging artista, ano po ako ngayon, and of course, may mga passion din po ako. Katulad ng gusto ko maging basketball player...,” he said.
Directed by Veronica Velasco, “Dear Other Self” is showing in cinemas this May 17!
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