Being a celebrity opens opportunity for you but makes you busy and takes most of your time.
It is undeniable that being a celebrity will give you the luxe life you could ever imagine. The harder you work, the bigger income you can get. The more popular you are, the more you will earn.
However, being in demand will not give all the happiness you want. Behind all the success of every celebrity, there is one thing that had been taken for granted somehow.
Your quality time and moments with your family. Just like the hashtag member Nikko Natividad.
Nikko confessed to having almost no time for his family before the quarantine happen.
The usual? He would leave early in the morning for work and come home late and tired at night. He rarely had time bonding ang playing with his unico hijo Baby Aiden. His boy had to spend more time with gadgets.
In the event of a pandemic, Nikko and his partner, Cielo Eusebio, were forced to leave the Philippines temporarily. He’s making up for lost time now in Brunei.
This Father’s Day, Nikko obliges him to have a fun interview with Cielo about how he’s been faring like a dad!
According to him, he and his partner talked about leaving the country before the lockdown. Nikko shared that they are having a nice time in Brunei since the C0vid-19 is not so bad in that country. They see how the pandemic affects the Philippines, compare to Brunei.
When asked if he loves being at home with his family, he answered,
Love na love ko talaga. Syempre, sa family hindi pwede hindi nag-aaway, sa bahay hindi pwedeng nasisigawan mo anak mo, pero part yun. Kaya sa mga gustong magkaroon ng family, nangyayari po talaga yun. Pero promise, kahit saan kayo nakatira, kahit anong ulam niyo, kahit anong pinagdadaanan nyo, happy talaga kapag kasama yung family.
Cielo asked Nikko if he hates being home as well. Where he happily answered,
Hindi, hindi, never! Bakit ko magiging hate? Ang hate ko lang siguro yung nangyayari. Hindi ako sanay na napipirme sa bahay kasi gustong-gusto kong magtrabaho eh, dahil ang tagal kong hinangad makapagtrabaho para makapag-ipon. Kumbaga ngayon lang nangyari yung two months akong natengga na walang work na hindi lang naman ako nakaka-experience nito, pati yung ibang Pilipino, pati mga kasamahan ko sa showbiz.
The couple also talked about other things Nikko had learned during their stay in Brunei.
The most interesting part is how Nikko spends his time with his son Aiden.
Sinasabayan ko yung gusto nya. Basta katulad nun, sasabihin nya, “Daddy, maglalaro ako ng PlayStation. Pero gusto ko panoorin mo ko tapos magsalita ka nang magsalita.” Sobrang importante makipag-usap sa bata.
Nikko seemed to realize the greatest lesson on being a father. It is to have even a small-time bonding with your kid even how tired you are.
Wag nyong iparamdam sakanya na—aaminin ko nangyari dati na, “Daddy, nood tayo sa tablet ko.” Eh dahil nga pagod sa trabaho parang, “Aiden, bukas na lang ah. Sige na manood ka na mag-isa.” Nalulungkot sya. Ngayon, dahil nga may time na ko, nakikita ko na malaking epekto sa bata na ipakita mo sa kanya na interesado ka sa sinasabi nya.
The hashtag member also realized something about himself. He shared that he still has long patience. Unlike before during his busy days, he mostly brings home the problems he had on work. By then he realized what he must do with it.
Pero siguro ang na-discover ko dito, malaking ano pala epekto ng trabaho na dapat pala pilitin mong ihiwalay yung trabaho sa bahay. So, dapat bago ka pumasok ng pinto, maiiwan mona yung stress bago pumasok ng bahay. Katulad nito, lagi akong masaya kasi wala akong iniisip muna.
The most touching part on their conversation, Nikko apologized to his son for not being so Daddy before.
Uy, share ko lang guys, ah! Nung binibihisan ko si Aiden, humingi ako ng sorry. “Aiden, sorry, ah.” “Why Daddy?” “Kasi nung nasa Philippines tayo, hindi kita napapakain, napapaliguan, lagi akong busy.” Tapos niyakap lang nya ko.
Everyone will surely admit, being in the pandemic also made you realized some important things in life. What can you say?