It’s midnight. I’m beat and probably should get some sleep already. But I couldn’t. Sleeping in command has never been something I’m good at. My mind is certainly out of juice and in need of a good refresher before I let myself doze off.
What I would do on most nights is pull out my phone, go on YouTube, and watch Kris Aquino’s latest vlog entries. You’re probably thinking her unfading celebratory mood isn’t the best idea for someone getting ready for bed, but for someone who just had a tiring day and is seeking for motivation, it’s the best thing you could ask for.
There’s no denying that she is one of the biggest stars in the Philippines and as well as the most wanted, but when she realized she needed a break, she didn’t neglect herself.
She stayed out of the limelight for quite some time. She spent time with her family, her two sons Josh Aquino and James “Bimby” Aquino-Yap, took care of her health, and when she was ready to return, she did it like a true queen.
Kris found a new home in the brisk world of social media, a new field for the Queen of All Media to conquer. But even for a woman like her, nothing good ever comes easy and she knows that.
If you’ve ever watched any of her videos, you could tell she really is working hard. But we’ve always known that one of Kris’ talents is making things look fun and entertaining no matter how tough they actually seem.
She is a master of this. Not much effort needed and it’s because it’s just who she is. Unapologetically rich, certified fashionista, and sometimes brutally honest — which could seem a bit too much for some at times, but Kris wouldn’t be Kris without her signature candor.
She is as real as anyone could get. No pretense for the camera and she never really had to go with what people like to see. She sticks to what she likes and get people to like it. Like it, share it, and talk about it… Whatever it is we do.
But then again, when you love what you do, there’s nothing that could stop you. Even with the gravity of doubters and haters pulling her down, Kris manages to rise.
This self-confessed avid shopper of all things with hearts and rainbows on them is one tough cookie. “Ah, hello… Wala ka na bang ibang mahanap na kasalanan ko from today?” she said about her bashers from an interview with PEP last October. Kris knows how to perfectly shut down any basher and leave no more room for negativity.
If you have to ask if she still got it, you already know. If there’s anyone who knows how to create a brand and a career lifeline that never skips a beat, it’s her. And she's not afraid to share this with her fans.
For better or for worse, Kris is never not grateful to them. They’ve never left her side, anyway. In return, she gives back by doing random giveaways, when staying the way she is is already a gift to them.
Now, if that’s not the kind of person you would want to watch before getting a peaceful slumber, then I’m not sure who should be. The same way she becomes the person who you would want to be like when you wake up the next day.
Kris is and will always be a reminder that while it’s good to love life and everything that goes with it, it’s more fun and so much better to “love, love, love.”
Talk about sweet dreams…