Even though he's still young, teen actor Awra already knows his priorities in life.
Despite getting busy over different projects on screen, Awra makes sure he prioritizes his studies - especially because he is the breadwinner of the family.
“‘Yung taping ng Ang Probinsyano MWF. Minsan wala pang Monday, wala pang Friday. And then nakakapasok ako ‘pag walang taping so papasok ako ng 7am. Then after ng school may training ng volleyball. And sometimes, may ASAP, The Kids Choice,” he said.
Though he some times find juggling studies and work exhausting, Awra said the blessings that keep on coming his way ease up his tiredness.
“Pero ‘pag may absent ako kinabukasan kailangan mong habulin ‘yung lecture ng ganun. Kaya ko naman kahit nakakapagod talaga, walang pahinga. Nakakaya ko kasi nag-eenjoy ako sa ginagawa ko. And I think naman hindi talaga nakakapagod ‘pag puro blessings ‘yung natatanggap,” he said.
Awra also shared what motivates him to finish his studies, expounding that he’ll never know until when he’ll stay in the industry.
“Simple lang. Gusto ko talaga magkarooon ng diploma like artista pa ako ng matagal. At least may diploma ako na katunayan na nakapagtapos ako ng pag-aaral. And siyempre hindi naman panghabangbuhay na artista ka. Ang motivation ko lang is: ‘What if hindi na ako naging artista? Ano kaya ako after nun?’ So ang motivation dun is may pangarap ka,” he stated.
Now in Grade 9, Awra said he wants to fulfill his dream of becoming part of the tourism and hospitality industry.
“Isa sa mga gusto kong kunin na kurso is Tourism kasi gusto ko magtravel-travel din. ‘Yun. ‘Yung mag-entertain entertain ng mga bisita like alam mo ‘yun habang nagta-travel ka sa buong mundo, masaya,” he added.
After previously investing in a van and house and lot, Awra said he wants to invest in another house and lot - only bigger this time.
“I think another house and a lot ulit kasi magandang investment talaga ‘yung bahay at lupa so gusto kong regaluhan pa ‘yung family ko ng bahay, malaking-malaki. Gusto ko ‘yung, alam mo ‘yung sobrang luwag namin sa bahay, hindi na siksikan,” he stated.