Actress Julia Barretto, on Wednesday, July 29, opened up about the lessons she learned from living alone amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On the online show We Rise Together, the 23-year-old Julia said that being alone while in quarantine has been a life-changing experience for her as it taught her the importance of being happy and comfortable in her own company.
"When I moved out, all of a sudden I was alone. Not just in the room but in the entire house. So, it was a big adjustment to me," she said.
"But you know it's also, for me, a good step and it was so healthy for me to feel comfortable in my own company. It's so important to feel comfortable being alone and to be happy with your own company," she added.
Julia went on: "You don't always depend on someone para happy ka. You don't always depend on someone para hindi ka lonely. You don't always depend on someone para you feel comfortable. Parang okay ka lang mag-isa.
"Kapag may kasama ka, mas okay, pero kung mag-isa ka ulit okay lang din. So I really enjoyed myself because ang dami ko ring na-realize at natutunan about myself. So it's healthy. It's a healthy adjustment."
Julia, however, admitted that she has yet to fully embrace the "new normal."
"Actually I don't know how to feel about it. Ang dami pang bagay na hindi pa nagsi-sink in sa akin. Ang dami pang bagay na hindi ko pa alam kung paano ako gagalaw sa bagong normal natin. But I think I'm taking it day by day. I'm just embracing the change na lang and see what I can do with it," she said.
Meanwhile, the Kapamilya star also revealed that she will soon go back to work to start shooting ABS-CBN's new drama series Cara Y Cruz.
"Salamat sa Diyos, marami po akong makakasama sa teleseryeng 'Cara Y Cruz. Mag-i-start na po kaming mag-taping sa August," shared Julia.
"Sana umere na po para mayroon kayong abangan sa ating Kapamilya Channel. So let's keep praying for good things lang. Kapit lang, kapit lang tayo," she added.
Cara Y Cruz, produced by RSB Scripted Format, an ABS-CBN production unit, is set to air on the new Kapamilya channel and iWant.
Aside from Julia, it stars her contemporaries Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Tony Labrusca, Marco Gumabao, Barbie Imperial, and Heaven Peralejo.