“Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” judge Sharon Cuneta is currently experiencing major separation anxiety from her daughter Frankie Pangilinan. 😢
She posted several photos of herself hugging the young woman on her Instagram account last night, June 21.
“These were taken at my shoot last Monday. Kakie came to my set because she was leaving very early the next morning. I cried in between these photos, because my Kakie was flying to another time zone, and I really am still so uncomfortable with the thought of that!” she wrote in her caption.
Sharon warned her daughter to be careful on her trip, having been shaken by Liam Neeson’s 2008 film “Taken.”
“I also told Kakie to be very careful and not to talk to strangers, and to remember the movie ‘Taken.’ Sabi niya, ‘Yes po, Mama… And Daddy has no special skills po!’ Hahahaha! Oo nga naman. Di naman ex-CIA agent itong si Kiko na marunong mag-karate!” Sharon shared. 🤣
Thankfully, Frankie’s been contacting her mom daily to ease her worries, revealing that they’ve been video chatting every day. But, of course, nothing compares to having her back home.
“I guess what I miss most about my Kakie is that she is the only one among my four ‘gremlins’ 😊 who makes me ‘po’ and ‘opo’ a million times in any conversation,” the “Unexpectedly Yours” actress admitted. “[She] calls me ‘Mama ko’ and always, always takes a few minutes every day to lie down with me or sit beside me, and we hug and say ‘I love you’ to each other over and over again. She also has my sense of humor and is able to make me laugh so hard! She is also always the first one to ask me how I am, if I need anything… Waaaaahhh!!! Baba come home sooner!!! Kala mo one year mawawala eh wala pang two weeks. Hahaha! Sorry - I just love her so much and miss her so much.”
We definitely feel the love! ❤
Much like their mom, Frankie’s sister Miel also wants her Ate home sooner rather than later.
Sharon shared a snippet of their exchange in the caption, revealing that when asked by their relative what Miel wanted as a gift from the US, she said, “Nothing, Tita. I just want my Ate to come home, thank you.” The younger Pangilinan then turned to her sister and said, “I miss you, Ate. I love you!”
According to an earlier post by the Megastar, Frankie is currently in the US with her best friend to visit schools for when she graduates Senior High and moves on to college next year. This is also Frankie’s first trip without any of her family with her.
My Frankie, 17 years old and just entering her Senior year in High School this August, is leaving for the U.S. West Coast with her best friend Sophia to visit some schools. I have a feeling though that Kakie and Yellie are gonna end up in the East Coast for college! But for now, my Kakie is leaving for the first time without any of us, her family. And last night as well as the other, I couldn’t help crying because I am both proud and worried! My baby has always had me and our family, or her Dad or Ate to travel with. I guess it’s just hard for me to accept that she is turning 18 in December and will eventually fly the coop to live her own life and follow her dreams... My Baba, I am so thankful for you. God has been so good to me, and I became a better person from the day you were born. You make me want to be a better Mom because you treat me like I am the best mother that ever lived. Thank you, my Kakie for loving me, respecting me, making me feel appreciated and needed. Thank you for being one of my best friends - always willing to listen to me even when I need to vent! Thank you for being a trustworthy and dependable daughter. I will never think twice about sharing my secrets with you! And thank you for trusting me and treating me like one of your best friends as well. It means so much to me that you are always so comfortable in opening up to Mama. I will always love you unconditionally. Thank you for being you, my Baba. Because of you, I have hope. I miss you already! Please hurry up and get yourself back home. I cannot live without your hugs, kisses, “I love you Mamas,” for too long. I love you with all my heart, my Kakie Snow White with the black hair and red lips and beautiful big, round eyes! You’re almost an adult. Please don’t be in too much of a hurry! You are one of God’s best gifts to me, my darling good girl who was born a “manang” like I was! I love you soooooo much, my Baba... Remember to pray everyday. Always, your Mama. @frankiepangilinan
Stay safe, Frankie!
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