Experiencing how it was to be a whole family with husband Kiko Pangilinan and daughter KC Concepcion made up the many happy moments of Sharon while staying in Boston.
Megastar Sharon Cuneta has brought back many memories of her life in Boston. One particular incident that stands out in her mind is when she lost her first baby. It was her “loneliest moment,” she said.
“When I had the first miscarriage, I thought of going back to the Philippines. Kasi ‘yon na nga wala ang mommy ko, mga kaibigan namin. Doon, bahala ka sa buhay mo,” she muses. “My husband wanted to go home. But then, we just enjoyed every minute of our stay there because we knew that we had only a year in Boston.”
Experiencing how it was to be a whole family with husband Kiko and daughter KC made up the many happy moments of Sharon in Boston.
“In that special place we called home we had no one to turn to but each other. We were able to live normally and go to places where normal individuals go,” she said. “I became a real mom and wife. The best time of our lives is the Boston experience.”
“We became closer. In the future if we go through a crisis, which is inevitable, we have that bond that no one can break. We are strong already. It was good for the foundation of the marriage; it strengthened the family,” said Sharon.
She said the freedom she experienced in Boston was wonderful. “Hindi ka obligadong mag-ayos, magbihis. All of a sudden naramdaman ko ‘yong normal na buhay. I relived my normal days na hindi ko na nagawa since nag-artista ako. I also went back to school. I fell in love with Literature and Psychology; it helped me open my eyes to a new world. All I did was read and study. I also took up writing; I love writing. I’m a frustrated writer. (Sharon earned 16 units). That was like a preparation for my dream to go back to college and get a degree. And I also made some friends, mostly the wives of my husband’s classmates.”
The Boston experience was not without a price. “But I did miss a piece of my life here, specially during the second half of our stay in Boston. I missed my work here. There’s no place like home.”
She really missed her dad and mom, she said.
“But I didn’t miss the traffic and the pollution,” she added. “Up to this day, what makes me sad is that when I left the country, the economy was healthy, so was show business. Now, there’s a little sadness though I know we’ll get better.”
Is there anything else she wants to achieve? “A fast metabolism,” she laughed.
(Megastar Sharon Cuneta and husband Kiko Pangilinan have now four lovely children KC Concepcion, Frankie, Miel, and Miguel.)
Reprinted with permission from the old MIRROR Magazine.
Written by Ruby V. Asoy