“The one thing that bothers me right now is the knowledge that I can’t protect my son from the painful realities of this world.”
“He’s 8, and he’s growing fast. I’ve been through a lot, you know. But this one is tougher – not being able to guard him from experiencing vulnerability and hurt. I guess that’s what happens when your life revolves around someone who means the world to you.”
What’s the biggest lesson life has taught you?
“That nobody’s coming to save you. I mean, you have got to do it yourself. When you trip, get back up. You’ve got to move on, keep moving forward. After all, what else can you do? It’s the only pleasant choice out there. Unfortunately, I had to learn it the hard way.”
Any wise words on pulling though?
“Hang out with people who know how to laugh it off. It can save your life. You can’t be too serious every moment of your life. It can kill you.”
What other endeavor do you dream of setting out to undertake?
“Raising a child who would later contribute something worthwhile to help restore even one single soul’s faith in humanity is an endeavor that’s more than enough, I guess.”
Photo by DONALD RENTIQUIANO
Interview & Text by RONA LIN