Karla Estrada talks about growing up and studying Mandarin in Tacloban City.
During her latest brand endorsement launch, Karla Estrada said she has lots of reasons to feel happy this year. Aside from being the new Lee Kum Kee celebrity ambassador, Karla was also excited about the red carpet premiere of her movie Familia Blondina which was happening within the same day. “[Familia] Blondina is about having a family abroad, pagpapalaki ng mga anak na kailangan mo i-inject ang values ng Pilipino. Nandidiyan ang pagluluto, kailangan nila kumain ng gulay and everything. Kasi dinala ko ang mga anak ko dito sa Pilipinas then dito na-culture shock sila. Wala silang WiFi, wala silang hot water, it’s so funny. Nakakatawa po. Huwag niyo nang panuorin, nakakahiya (laughs). Loko lang,” she shared during the Lee Kum Kee event held last February 26 in Taguig City.
The Magandang Buhay host also shared how she feels how she felt about her latest blessing. “Ang saya saya ng araw na ito. Itong araw na ‘to is talagang fruitful sa akin dahil ang dami kong ginawa. Feeling ko lahat talaga pinorma ng Panginoon kasi ito yung mga bagay na pinapangarap ko lang noon pero ginagawa ko na kasi. Kaya pala natuto akong magluto ng maaga, natuto akong gumamit ng mga paborito kong sangkap, at wala hong etchos ito, kasi talagang nagluluto yung buong pamilya noong araw pa at talagang Lee Kum Keena talaga ang gamit namin. I’ve been cooking since I was 12 years old kasabay yun ng when I started singing. I love the TV commercial that we did because it’s very me na habang nagluluto kumakanta. Yung Lee Kum Kee actually ginagamit yan ng nanay ko ang tagal na so alam ko talaga yan. My favorite is the oyster sauce panda brand kasi ginagamit ko sa humba,” she said.
During the presscon, Karla shared her Chinese upbringing. “Wala hong etchos yan kasi I grew up with a stepfather that is Chinese. I’m actually Karla Lim. I studied in a Chinese school, the Sacred Heart School in Tacloban City and my name is Li Mei Lee. That’s my stepfather, siya na yung nagpalaki sa akin and he’s in heaven now, my papa Leo Lim. And the story why I am Karla Ford is a long story. I was studying grade school and high school I was using Karla Lim. So when I found out that I was just adopted and my real father is Ford. That’s why I’m Karla Ford and Daniel is Daniel John Ford,” she explained.