Most Filipinos would love to have a career in New York. Why ?y all the way to Manila?
I love New York, but I can’t forget about my roots. As a dual citizen, I would love to do what I love in both countries.
Are Brooklyn girls really tough?
New York will chew you up and spit you out if you let it. I’m no ?ghter, but I use other ways to get what I want, such as con?dence and education.
Think we’ll survive out there?
People in Brooklyn are friendly. As Notorious B.I.G. put it, “We spread love the Brooklyn way.” There are all walks of life in the city, but if you ?nd the right crowd, you’ll do just ?ne.
Any Pinoy in?uences growing up?
My parents always exposed me to the Filipino culture. They spoke in Tagalog and fed me Filipino food every day. My mom is from Capiz and my dad is from Tondo, so watch out!
Any chance of you moving here?
I actually come here very often, so you never know. I’m planning to ?nd a place in Makati so I could stay longer.
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