FOR Maja Salvador, every person is working hard for something.
She says, “Walang boss. Walang mas nakakaangat, pare-parehas lang tayo na nagtatrabaho para sa sarili, para sa pamilya. Kaya ganon dapat attitude mo, maging mabait ka sa lahat.”
This has trained her to treat everyone with equal respect and kindness.
“Kasi sa mundo natin, hindi lang po sa mundo ng showbiz, sa kahit anong klaseng trabaho meron tayo, dapat lagi natin iisipin na walang boss, walang mas nakakaangat, pare-parehas lang tayo na nagtatrabaho para sa sarili, para sa pamilya.
“Kaya ganon dapat attitude mo, maging mabait ka sa lahat. Sabi nga nila, ‘Always be kind’ para tumagal ka kung saan ka nagtatrabaho, kung saan iyong mundo mo.”
Maja has been in the showbiz industry for more than a decade.
She credits her lasting success to the people around her and the lessons they have imparted.
“Siguro suwerte lang ako na iyong mga nakakatrabaho ko, grabe rin ako i-guide,” she continues.
“Sa lahat kasi ng mga nakakatrabaho ko, ginagawa ko silang mga inspirasyon din. ‘Tapos kapag nakakatrabaho ko sila, talagang tinatandaan ko iyong mga bilin nila o mga advice nila. Ako kasi, sa bawat tao na nakakausap ko every day, minemake sure ko na may natututunan ako. Iyong minsan akala mo walang sense ang pinag-uusapan niyo, pero kapag titignan niyong maigi iyong personality ng tao o kung paano niya tignan ang buhay, minsan makakakuha ka doon ng lesson.”
Looking back at her 20s, Maja tells the biggest takeaway she got from those years was: “Exciting ang life”
The Killer Bride star adds, “Kailangan mo lang maging strong dahil ang daming mga bagay na gugulat sa iyo. May mga surprises ang life na minsan maganda, minsan hindi.
“Pero iyong mga hindi, doon ka magiging strong. Iyong mga magagandang sitwasyon na mangyayari sa iyo, iyon iyong babalanse sa pagkatao mo.”
As she moves forward into her 30s, how does the actress stay motivated?
The 31-year-old Kapamilya star says, “Always believe. Hindi ako magsasawang sabihin na always believe. Sa sarili mo, sa dreams mo, and kay God kasi iyon, super combination na iyon.
“Kapag kinapitan mo talaga at nag-believe ka, it will happen.”
ANDI EIGENMANN and Philmar Alipayo’s bundle of joy Lilo is turning four months old on November 24, and raising her on an island has been a breeze.
From their home in Siargao, where she gets her daily dose of “fresh breeze and sunny weather”…. …to El Nido, Palawan, where her mom recently had a “work-vacation,” the baby is always in her element.
Lilo also cheered for her dad at his surfing event in San Juan, La Union early this week.
On Instagram, Andi gushes about having “kids that are well behaved during travel.”
Lilo and her Ate Ellie are “natural adventurers,” she says.
The latter is Andi’s daughter by former boyfriend Jake Ejercito. Raising Lilo on an island has been a breeze.
Of late, Andi says in one of her Instagram posts that she and Philmar have started experiencing “sleep regression” due to Lilo’s growth spurt.
But the actress and her family easily unwind in their relaxed environment and enjoy the blue skies, white sand, and crystal waters any time they want.
In her post dated November 18, Andi writes, “Not all days are perfect when Lilo and I are left together, but I don’t regret any decision I’ve made that brought us there.
When days are tough I’ve just learned to find my zen and go about it with a smile regardless.
“While Ellie is the reason for all the positive changes in my life, Lilo also allows me to continue to learn and grow as a person. This experience of caring for a baby is truly humbling. Specially now that she is going through a growth spurt. Yes, I am still on that!”
Andi goes on to enumerate Lilo’s baby milestones.
“On Saturday [November 23], the same day as ate Ellie’s birthday, Lilo will be 4 months old! It has been an exciting journey being able to watch her grow. Other than that she loves exploring her surroundings, and just. won’t. Sleep.. She too, has now discovered her cute litte feet and likes to grab on to them. She has also been trying to taste everything within her arms reach!”
And she can’t wait to start the baby on solids that are organically grown.
The mother of two ends, “Actually makes me more excited to introduce her to all the yummy fruit and vege we love stocking up on at home. Specially those that grow in our very own backyard!”