I remember when I was Sofia Andres’ age. Jump to the end for the video! Otherwise, read on. =)
At 18, I was a bit of a rebel – still, in my wholesome girl-next-door way, though. So it’s not as bad as you’d like to fantasize about. I did want to learn how to drive so I can take the car out and be cool. Did I take the car out without asking permission? No, but I did change the destination a few times! Hahaha! Telling the parentals I’m only going to a friend’s house nearby but actually already crossing SLEX to go to BGC when there was nothing but the Fort Strip and Embassy Super Club there.
I got my license at 19, borne out of the need to drive myself to work. I started acting at 18 but adulting real hard at 19 because I had to financially support my family. So paying for a driver’s salary became an extra expense. And boy, is it hard to find a good driver! So when I would lose one for whatever reason, it would take me months to find a replacement and I’d just have to drive myself.
At 19, I was driving myself to locations in Subic, Batangas, etc, etc then to school in Taft and back home in the South of the Metro. From being a “rebellious teen”, I was forced to grow up and take care of myself. Along with learning how to drive, I also learned very early in life how to be self-sufficient, independent and responsible – amongst other traits you acquire from being a safe driver. I see this in baby girl Sofia Andres. Yes, she plays my daughter on a little show on ABS-CBN called Pusong Ligaw. But more than being co-stars, we are very close because we relate to each other like old friends – even if I’m really a big sister to her in every way. She is strong and wise beyond her 19 years. She was a joy to have in the car with bestie Sam.
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