Kim Chiu doesn't want to be too dependent on showbiz

Kim Chiu talks about her dream of putting up her own business.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

9/22/2011 9:01 AM
Kim Chiu doesn't want to be too dependent on showbiz


092211-kim_main.jpgKim Chiu has come a long way since winning the first Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition back in 2006. Now the Fil-Chinese Cebuana is dominating primetime once again with the new teleserye My Binondo Girl, plus a movie with Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos is already scheduled to begin production soon.

But while the 21-year-old is at the top of her game at the moment, she confessed that showbiz is a very unpredictable industry. “Alam ko naman na hindi pwedeng forever na lang akong aasa sa pagiging artista. Matatapos din ito pero hindi ko alam kung kailan. Pero sana huwag muna ngayon kasi nage-enjoy ako sa ginagawa ko at mahal ko ‘yung trabaho ko.”

That’s why despite her very hectic schedule for tapings, commercial shoots, and mall shows among others, she successfully managed to finish high school through the Department of Education’s alternative learning system test. “Na-inspire ako nung mga old friends ko sa high school sa Cebu. Nakikita ko sa Facebook na karamihan sa kanila graduate na sa college. Siyempre kahit papaano naiinggit ako sa kanila.

Being a certified high school graduate, Kim said that she now has more self-confidence. “Iba rin naman kasi ‘yung may diploma ka, kahit sabihin nating high school lang. At least masasabi mo sa sarili mong may na achieve ka. Nakaka-proud na may katibayan ka na may natutunan ka at wala nang makakaagaw sa iyo nun. Kahit nagtatrabaho ka na at kumikita ka ng sarili mong pera iba pa rin ‘yung pakiramdam na may natapos ka.”

Next in her plans is to take up business course in college. Growing up in a Fil-Chinese clan, Kim explained that she was greatly influenced by her relatives who had expertise in running a business. “Kasi halos lahat ng mga kamag-anak ko may business sila. Lumaki ako sa Cebu na nakikita ko sila kung paano nila patakbuhin ‘yung negosyo nila, paano sila mag-manage ng pera. Naisip ko na ‘yun talaga ang magandang paraan ng kabuhayan, ‘yung may sarili kang negosyo.”

Learn more about Kim’s thoughts in the video gallery of mybinondogirl.abs-cbn.com