Kapamilya actress Shaina Magdayao graced the launch of SMILE Center and their second enrichment program, Challenge Island, at 142 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City last Sunday, October 25.
“We’re partnering with institutions already for Engineering for Kids (their first enrichment program) and ito namang Challenge Island, we’re offering it now as camps, ‘yung mga parang programs sa birthday party, team-buildings so this is not just for kids, also for adults kasi ginagawa rin namin siya sa mga team-buildings ng companies,” she said about her latest venture, adding that it helps enhance kids’ social skills.
When asked why this project is close to her heart, Shaina replied, “Malapit kasi sa’kin ang mga bata eh. Obviously, mahilig talaga ako sa mga bata so I guess it’s really perfect.”
Moreover, she said that this inspires her to take up Psychology, something she really wanted to do. “Investment-wise, di ba parang pinakamagandang investment kasi education. Actually, naiinspire nga ako kasi matagal ko ng gustong magtake up ng Psychology so siguro kapag medyo nakaluwag-luwag na sa schedule, I’ll be able to take it, di ba? Not only for the business pero para rin siguro sa sarili ko,” she said.
Since she mentioned her fondness for children, does Shaina want to have her own kids too? “Actually, meron na kong pitong anak, ‘yun ang aking pitong pamangkin. And then dumagdag pa si Nathaniel (Marco Masa) at saka si Abby (Yesha Camille) so parang feeling ko, siyam na ‘yung pamangkin ko… Even in Nathaniel, siguro nakita niyo naman kung gaano ka-natural sa akin maging si Nay Nay Rachel hanggang maski nga tapos na ‘yung show, feeling ko ako pa rin si Nay Nay Rachel nila so I guess, malapit talaga sa akin ‘yung mga bata. Pero ang (my) kids, eh ‘wag muna siguro.”
Revealing that she wants to have four children in the future, when does she plan to have her own? “I’m turning 26 (years old) pa lang next month so siguro pag-iisipan ko ‘yan by January next year,” she quipped, adding that she will enjoy her “me time” first this November and December.
Earlier, Shaina said that she would be taking a birthday leave, “I’ll take a birthday leave lang and hopefully by early next year, magstart na (ng work).” The actress also said that the second season of her Cinema One show, Single/ Single will start next year as well.