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You prayed for us regardless of not knowing me personally. i waited for my Singaporean doctor to send my final diagnosis. Now i’m ready to open my heart… I’m sharing our story for you to understand THE PAIN MY FAMILY ENDURED…Bumagsak po ang katawan ko, in 1 month i lost 15 pounds. i was SCARED, our Mom had unexplained weight loss before her cancer diagnosis. That’s why i had my series of blood tests. This is our TRUTH. My initial diagnosis indicated an autoimmune disease. Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, and Wendy Williams all raised my awareness. To be specific, we were afraid it was lupus. Kuya was anxious & confused. Bimb knew Selena’s journey. It was heartbreaking to see my 11 year old crying inconsolable tears and pleading, “please don’t leave me mama.” Bimb even offered me his kidney. Ang pera magsipag ako, kikitain ulit. PERO HINDI PO MABIBILI ANG EXTENSION SA BUHAY. Kaya nagmadali kaming lumipad ng Singapore for me to get the most thorough medical evaluation. To be specific i now know i have Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, and yes, mine is an autoimmune disease. I am now, and for the rest of my existence will be, on high dosage antihistamines and having the EpiPen will always be crucial. Severe allergies are life threatening because of anaphylactic shock. I disclosed that i started maintenance medication to control my hypertension in 2015; i also have ongoing treatment for severe migraines. You know my life’s journey. Thank you for being with me through the tears and victories. I AM PROOF, LOVE MAKES US STRONG. Because we know WHY WE ARE FIGHTING…for me it’s for my health because 2 people i love more than life itself still need me for at least 10 more years. My prayer is simple, to raise my youngest son to become a responsible adult who’ll care for his kuya, then God already blessed me more than i deserve. #laban (October 11, 1954, 64 years ago my mom & dad got married. Heaven timed i’d get my medical answers now for me to remember BEING BRAVE is part of my DNA.)🌈
Kris Aquino hasn’t been in TV shows for two years now and she had wonderful news to share. On Instagram, she said that her American agent sent her a script for a “multi-ethnicity production BUT this time for a unique type of series.”
While Kris said that she doesn’t know what her role is yet (maybe she does now), she did disclose that her agent wants her to do an audition for a recurring role. “[For] a girl who hasn’t been on Philippine TV for more than [two] years [and] who binge watches US series as her favorite form of relaxation, [this] is SURREAL,” she wrote.
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Whatever later may bring, please allow me to be grateful for yesterday & last night. My American agent sent me the script for a multi ethnicity production BUT this time for a unique type of series (i’ll know later if the role is still open because i didn’t see the email asking for me to submit my script reading by October 29). Just to be asked to do an audition to be a recurring character for a girl who hasn’t been on Philippine TV for more than 2 years & who binge watches US series as her favorite form of relaxation is SURREAL. In a world no longer required to be patient, 2 big Filipino conglomerates made me feel I WAS WORTH THE WAIT. I am privileged to work with people who treat me as their own, because they value me as FAMILY. Please don’t mistake this for “hugot sa love life” – it’s only ironic YET heartwarming that my brand partnerships are proving to me there are unexpected things and people meant for me because they are ready and excited for a long term consistent & committed RELATIONSHIP. it’s how multifaceted my life is- i did back to back shoots, it fascinated me that i wore a golden Carolina Herrera lace creation at 5 PM & by 9 PM i was wearing a dress i had an actual say in choice of colors (obviously because of the predominance of pink) and the silhouette (i love this semi cowl neckline plus i insisted on the midi length); it’s the realization of a wish that dresses made for me by my favorite Filipino designers & some inspired by my all black pre-shoot “capsule” wardrobe are now the inspiration for pieces available for all of you at great value for money price points this Christmas season. May i just THANK ALL OF YOU AGAIN? None of these opportunities would be here for me NOW had it not been for your unwavering support and for being my prayer warriors. … i am super GRATEFUL to have you traveling this journey with my sons & me… thank you for the inspiration to say w/ no regrets, THANK YOU, NEXT.
Of course, she still hasn’t revealed the show’s name—I mean, she might jinx it, right? But if it’s an existing show already, we’re betting on Superstore, Fresh Off the Boat, and Kim’s Convenience.
Best of luck on your audition, Kris![Bandera]
Photo courtesy of Kris Aquino’s Instagram account
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