The first season of Angelica Panganiban’s digital talk show “Ask Angelica” aired its finale episode yesterday, December 4.
The fun season aptly ended with the topic: One great love. Mamee Angge was joined by her ka-TT Kean Cipriano, and their special guest, celebrity vlogger Alex Gonzaga!
Angge shared that her one great love is her career.
“Siyempre kapag gusto mo naman ‘yung ginagawa mo, kahit nakakapagod, eh minsan hindi mo na rin mararamdaman ‘yung pagod kasi masaya ka naman sa ginagawa mo. ‘Yan ang tinatawag na great love,” she said. “Ang greatest love ko siyempre ay ang trabaho ko.”
Alex’s one great love is of course, her fiance, Mikee Morada! She shared, “Ang pinaka-nagustuhan ko kay Mikee, talagang he brought out the best in me. Noong time na na-meet niya ako, heartbroken ako. Feeling ko nakikita ako ng tao as loser, or parang ‘walang kwenta ‘to,’ kahit ‘yung ate ko parang pasuko [na din sakin].”
“Pero nung nakita ako ni Mikee, para ba akong prized possession. ‘Yung parang hindi niya naisip ‘yung masasama sa akin, ang nakita lang niya sa akin, maganda. Kaya parang na-inspire ka, hindi ‘yung pinipilit mong maging mabuti, nai-inspire ka talaga na maging mabuting tao, hindi para sa kanya kundi dahil masaya ka lang, kaya gusto mong i-spread ‘yung happiness na ‘yun.”
The three also gave tips to different Kapamilyas around the world, who sent in questions about their own "one great loves".
Here’s some of their practical advice!
1. When your one great love is a K-pop idol
A Kapamilya sent in a video sharing how much she loves fangirling to K-pop idols. She asked how she could control herself from buying so much merchandise, because it’s her way of showing support for her faves.
Angge said, “Dapat ma-inspire ka. Gamitin mo ‘yan as inspiration na magtrabaho ka ng husto.” Meanwhile, Kean believes there’s nothing wrong with supporting your favorite artists, as long as you “budget wisely.”
Alex added, “Kapag marupok ka sa isang bagay, kailangan mong iwasan. So tingin ko para maiwasan mo, ‘wag ka munang online nang online. I-lessen mo muna para ‘pag may prinomote sila, ‘di mo muna mabibili, kumbaga ikaw na mismo ang iiwas.”
2. When your one great love is your career
A medical student called the show and shared that her great love is her career. To pursue med is her choice, however, she said, “bilang panganay ang bilang first doctor in the family, napapaisip ako kung ‘yun ba talaga ang one great love ko. Napapaisip ako if this is what I really want or pressured lang ako ng family?”
Alex advised, “Nandyan ka na ng ilang taon, isipin mo may purpose si Lord kaya ka nandyan.”
Angge shared that when she was young, she was very shy, and it was her family who pushed her to join showbiz so she could get rid of her shyness. “Tingnan mo naman ako ngayon, wala na akong tigil,” Angelica joked. “Nagsimula ka nang gawin ‘yan, dapat maging proud ka. Then kung nandyan ka na, natapos mo na, naka-graduate ka na, I’m sure ang saya-saya lang ng family mo para sa’yo. At the end of the day [‘pag narealize mong hindi pala talaga], then i-pursue mo naman kung ano ‘yung personal mong gusto.”
3. When you’re pressured into finding your one great love
A Kapamilya in her 30’s asked for tips on how she should react to people who are pressuring her to find a partner and settle down.
Alex shared that before meeting Mikee, she also felt the pressure to find a boyfriend. She said, “Ganyan din ako. Minsan ‘pag na-pressure ka lalo kang napupunta sa kung sinu-sino na lang kasi you are dating for the wrong reasons.”
She added, “Iba-iba ang journey ng bawat tao.”
Alex then asked Angge if she ever felt that kind of pressure, too.
To which Angge answered, “Syempre, lalo na sa pamilya. Then, umabot sa point na nainis ako kasi parang bakit, bakit niyo gusto yung isang tao na magkaroon ng isang partner kahit na nakikita mo naman na buong-buo siya by herself. Kailangan ba talaga ng lalaki o babae para lang masabing kumpleto? Eh ‘di ba nga dapat buo ka bago makipag-relasyon sa iba kasi kung hindi, hindi rin kayo magiging masaya.”
Thank you for joining the chikahan and kulitan in the first season of “Ask Angelica”! Till next time, mga Mamee! 💗
You can rewatch "Ask Angelica" episodes on Star Cinema and Black Sheep's Facebook page, as well as Sinehub and MyCHOS's Youtube channels. It is also available on Kapamilya Online Live's streams and the streaming platform Kumu.
You can also listen to it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, and Overcast!
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