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Daniel Padilla shares how he overcame challenges in his life

Daniel Padilla talks about working hard for the sake of his family.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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4/19/2013 11:21 PM
Daniel Padilla shares how he overcame challenges in his life


042013-daniel_main.jpgDaniel Padilla said he is enjoying his continued success as one of the fastest rising stars of the Kapamilya network. After the hit Primetime Bida series Princess and I, he went on to star in the Star Cinema teen flick Must Be Love and is currently preparing for his first major concert, Daniel LIVE: The Birthday Concert on April 30 at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. “Masaya talaga, sobrang saya. Pag tinitignan ko parang hindi pa rin ako makapaniwala pero nagpapasalamat talaga ako sa lahat, sa mommy ko at sa inyong lahat, maraming salamat,” he shared.

The 17-year-old actor-musician said that never in his wildest dreams did he ever imagine he would become this popular in showbiz. “Hindi ko naisip na mag-artista dati talaga. Pero kailangan na at una inisip ko ba kung gusto ko mag-artista pero ngayon na nandito na ako, nakita ko talaga kung pano, talagang mas naintindihan ko at mas minamahal ko yung aking trabaho. Para sa akin siguro, ginawa ako ng Diyos para makatulong lang ako kasi wala ng tutulong sa amin. Kaya siguro may dahilan naman kung bakit ako nandito. Siguro dahil kailangan ko na talaga tumulong sa pamilya ko,” he explained. 

DJ said he is not bothered by rumors that he is now the breadwinner of his family. “Actually naghirap kami before. Hindi naman yun totoo, naghirap talaga kami at nakita ko yung totoong hirap, hindi lang yung hirap na basta hirap lang. Hirap talaga. At saka nakita ko at namulat ako sa hirap ng buhay ngayon pero challenge yun eh, lahat naman yun pagsubok lang sa buhay. Lahat naman ng tao niranas yung ganun, hindi siguro parehas nung sa akin pero may hirap din yung ibang tao. Pero malalagpasan naman natin yan,” he shared.

DJ said these challenges have even brought his family closer. “Hindi namin pinag-uusapan yun pero alam naman namin lahat yun at alam na namin yun dati. Kaya ngayon, kahit sino talagang wise na talaga sa lahat ng gagawin. At buti na lang nangyari din yun kasi mas naging wise kami dahil dun,” he added. 

As one of the most in demand teen stars today, DJ said he has not had much time to do the things he used to do before he became a celebrity. One of the things he enjoyed doing with friends before was using public transportation. “Nagagawa ko pa rin naman pero hindi na lang siguro ako makapag-jeep, tricycle at saka bus. Dati nakakapag ganun pa pero ngayon medyo hassle na. Pero yung hang out kasama kaibigan siyempre nagagawa ko pa rin pero piling lugar na lang. Usually talagang sa bahay lang kasi hindi ako mahilig umalis masyado eh. Tatambay lang ako sa kahit saang bahay ng kaibigan, ganun,” he said.

DJ said one of the biggest sacrifices he has made for his career was to give up his schooling. “Babalik ako pag may oras na siguro. Wala pa kasi ngayon kahit tulog nga hindi ko na magawa eh. Dito rin naman meron akong natututunang bago. Nung nag-start na ako sa Growing Up fourth year high school na ako,” he said.

After finishing promoting his movie with Kathryn Bernardo and prepping for his birthday event, DJ said he plans on enjoying spending more time with friends until next month when he starts work on his new teleserye with Kath. “Medyo ngayon maluwag ako eh kaya nakaka-alis alis din ako. Baka next next week mag-Subic ako kasama mga kaibigan,” he said.

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