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Erika Rabara graduates Cum Laude, says boyfriend John Manalo was her inspiration

Erika Rabara says her boyfriend John Manalo was never a distraction but a source of inspiration during college years.

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

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5/23/2018 2:38 PM
Erika Rabara graduates Cum Laude, says boyfriend John Manalo was her inspiration


 

YouTube content creator and Goin' Bulilit alumnus John Manalo's girlfriend Erika Rabara took to Instagram to reflect on her college journey, saying that it wasn't a walk in the park as it appeared to be on social media. 

"Being able to shuffle my time between semi-working, full-time studying and having a pretty decent social life was a blast, but I do not want to romanticize this and make it seem like my life has always been in tiptop shape, even though it seems that way in social media. Please know it wasn't easy," she wrote on Instagram. 

She admitted that there were times that she was emotionally consumed. 

"Mostly, this meant I had to waste some opportunities and prioritize and that I had to function with less sleep or sometimes just 15-minute naps while in the car (especially during internship!) There were a lot of breakdowns and tears and wrongfully redirected frustrations and everything else in between that you did not see behind the cameras. Not very healthy at all. It's important for you to know that I struggled too. But that was what made my ride even sweeter," she posted.

She added that her boyfriend John Manalo was her inspiration and never was a distraction in pursuing her dreams. "And if @manalojohn was a distraction? Never. He was my inspiration, my support system, my cheerleader. So if anybody ever tells you to not go into a relationship because this will stop you from getting your dreams? It's a lie. You just need the right guy. 😊 Rabara, Erika C. University of Santo Tomas. B.S. Medical Technology. Cum Laude," she posted. 

 

 

Being able to shuffle my time between semi-working, full-time studying and having a pretty decent social life was a blast, but I do not want to romanticize this and make it seem like my life has always been in tiptop shape, even though it seems that way in social media. Please know it wasn't easy. Mostly, this meant I had to waste some opportunities and prioritize and that I had to function with less sleep or sometimes just 15-minute naps while in the car (especially during internship!) There were a lot of breakdowns and tears and wrongfully redirected frustrations and everything else in between that you did not see behind the cameras. Not very healthy at all. It's important for you to know that I struggled too. But that was what made my ride even sweeter. 😌 ____ My heart is filled with joy and I cannot be anymore grateful. I'm able to do all of the things I love at the same time, with the person who I love the most, under the care of the person who loves me the most: God. 💛 And if you ask me if there's time? Of course there is. You just have to know your priorities and know which ones you're willing to make time for. And if @manalojohn was a distraction? Never. He was my inspiration, my support system, my cheerleader. So if anybody ever tells you to not go into a relationship because this will stop you from getting your dreams? It's a lie. You just need the right guy. 😊 Rabara, Erika C. University of Santo Tomas. B.S. Medical Technology. Cum Laude. ___ Now, I'm off to my next battle! Goodbye Medical Technology, Hello Medicine. 💛 ___ Graduation picture by @myredimages Make up by @glamourbygenaly Hair by @zaldyroca

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