Chie Filomeno shared how she used her time doing home quarantine as a period of self-discovery and reflection.
“This whole pandemic I realized that you really have to take care of yourself. Prior to the pandemic, siyempre tayo puro tayo work here and there. We keep ourselves busy na kahit stressed tayo parang yun yung escape natin yung work. Pero parang naging blessing in disguise yung pandemic becaue we were able to sit down and think about what’s really important like yung health natin and especially our mental health. Siyempre we had our breakdowns sa pandemic pero to be able to rest your mind, yun talaga yung natutunan ko,” she said during her official launch as Ginebra San Miguel’s 2022 Calendar Girl.
It has been over two weeks since she was evicted from the Pinoy Big Brother house but Chie said she was proud about her decision to experience being part of the long-running reality show because she had a mission in mind.
“Lahat naman ng pumasok sa PBB we all have projects here outside and entering PBB was a make it or break it for me. Yun yung iniisip ko kasi one of the bosses told me na, ‘You have already millions of followers pero bakit mo pa gusto pumasok ng PBB?’ So I told them, ‘For me, yung numbers na yun is just numbers. I want to prove to them that there’s more to what they see on social media and I think PBB was the greatest platform for me to showcase who I really am, who Chie is, and si Kuya naman super supportive na pinakita nga niya sa outside world kung sino si Chie,” she admitted.
The 25-year-old GSM Calendar Girl shared the biggest lesson she learned during her stay inside the PBB house.
“What’s so funny is that ito rin yung sinasabi ng parents ko and natutunan ko rin kay Kuya is to never give up. Because what if you’re an inch close to that success tapos you start giving up? Sayang lahat ng effort, dugo’t pawis na linaan mo para dun sa bagay na yun. Isa pa to never judge people because we’re all going through something. We just have to be really kind and understand people and where they’re coming from and why they act a certain way. So in a nutshell, just never give up kasi sayang lahat ng pagod and lahat ng sumusuporta sa ‘yo nandiyan sa likod mo na nag-ga-guide sa’yo so you really have to be strong,” she added.