Before we welcome the New Year, here are some celebrities who shared with PUSH.com.ph their thoughts on 2016.
1. Liza Soberano
Actress Liza recalled her experience when she did the former primetime TV series Dolce Amore. “My 2016 was a crazy rollercoaster because I went through a lot of ups and downs this year. We started a show (Dolce Amore), we ended it also. So I was happy that we started Dolce Amore but I was also sad at the same time that it ended because I got very attached to everybody I was working with.”
Furthermore, she said that she was happy with the new families she gained through her endorsements and projects.
“I don’t know. I just experienced so much this year. I guess it’s also due to the fact that I’m 18… I’m really trying to experience things now,” Liza added.
2. Maris Racal
Vince and Kath and James star Maris likened 2016 to a circle because of the endless blessings she received. “Kasi hindi ako nagkaroon ng time na nag-rest. Sunud-sunod talaga ‘yung trabaho so, 2016 is so good to me and hindi nauubusan ‘yung work, palaging nasa TV and 2016 was fun.”
3. Nyoy Volante
Singer Nyoy considered himself very blessed this year (as he did with the year before). “Sobrang ganda for me, career-wise, family-wise. Ako, development ko as a person, as an artist, as a human being. Parang feeling ko napakaganda nitong 2016.”
4. Darren Espanto
For singer Darren, there was nothing he was not able to handle this year. “It was very blessed, I would say. Blessed po ‘yung 2016 ko kahit may mga, I guess, bumps along the way, wala namang hindi kayang hindi i-solve na problema so kahit malaki man ‘yan o maliit, life goes on,” he said, adding that it has been a fun journey for him.
5. Denise Laurel
“If I could sum up 2016 in one word, it would be ‘renewal,’” actress-singer Denise Laurel said, considering everything she went through this year.
“Life happens. It’s a matter of picking yourself up and making the most and being thankful for what you do have – good health, being alive, having a wonderful family and focusing on what you do have rather than what you don’t have,” Denise added.
6. Jovit Baldivino
Jovit shared his plans of being a better family man as his girlfriend Shara Chavez gave birth to their firstborn early this year.
“Siguro hindi ko din masasabi kung okay pa ba ‘yung career ko ngayong 2016. Hindi ko alam kung singer pa ba ako kasi hindi natin masasabi ‘yung buhay natin. Pero ngayon, bilang father na ako, siyempre gano’n pa rin ako, mas gagalingan ko pa, mas magfofocus ako sa anak ko and siyempre sa future wife ko and siyempre work hard. And sana gano’n pa rin ‘yung tingin ng karamihan sa akin.”