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Enrique Gil's Career Timeline In GIFs

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Our September cover boy, Enrique Gil has come a long way. From being that shy teenager, this cutie is now one of the country's most sought-after teen leading men. Just like you, we're a little curious about Quen's beginnings too—so we made this career timeline so we could go over his projects together.

2008

I Love Betty La Fea and Pieta. ICYDK, Quen started out playing small roles on these TV shows.

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2009

George and Cecil. Quen tried his hand at comedy acting for a little while, joining the cast of this show which was headlined by real-life couple Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos.

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2010

Rosalka. In 2010, the budding star joined the extended cast of this afternoon series about a hunchback girl's life which was played by Empress Schuck.

Maynila. Quen appeared next on the Dangerous Charade episode Maynila where he was paired with Sarah Lahbati.

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ASAP. Also in 2010, Quen began performing and hosting for the Sunday variety show. You can usually see him showing off his rad dancing skills onstage.

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Diego and His Brothers, Pitas, and Till My Heartaches End. Quen appeared in 2 indie films and one Star Cinema film in 2010.

2011

Mara Clara. This year was probably when he started getting more attention. Quen starred on the remake of the hit 90s TV drama opposite teen queen Kathryn Bernardo, who was also starting out then. The two had undeniable chemistry that the loveteam KathQuen was born.

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100 Days to Heaven and Good Vibes. More shows for this cutie! He played an important role on 100 Days To Heaven and a main role for Good Vibes, which allowed viewers to see how good he is with dancing.

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Mula Sa Puso. Quen got another starring role! ABS-CBN cast him with Lauren Young and JM de Guzman for this drama remake.

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Your Song Presents: Kim. Quen appeared on the 12th season of the show alongside Kim Chiu and Empress Schuck.

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Budoy. This guy can be a villain, too. Well, sort of. He was cast as anti-hero to Gerald Anderson's Budoy for this TV series.

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Way Back Home. Quen only had one movie in 2011, but we really didn't mind. He made a lot of TV appearances that year anyway.

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2012

Maynila. Quen returned for the show's Star Collision episode, and was paired with Max Collins.

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Princess and I. One of his most memorable characters was Prince Jao of Yangdon from this TV series which starred Kathryn Bernardo. Kath and Quen (KathQuen?) starred on the show with Daniel Padilla and this year's Candy Cuties minimag cover, Khalil Ramos!

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The Reunion. JulQuen fans must've had a blast watching this movie. Aside from seeing Quen acting alongside some of this generation's cutest leading men, the flick also paired him with Julia Montes.

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Amorosa and The Strangers. Quen starred in 2 horror movies in 2012. In Amorosa, he worked under the direction of critically-acclaimed filmmaker Topel Lee. Meanwhile, he played twin brother to Julia Montes's character Pat for The Strangers.

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2013

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Must Be Love, Maalala Mo Kaya, and She's The One. This guy sure had a lot of projects last year.

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Muling Buksan Ang Puso. But of course, fans still wished to see him reunited with Julia which his home network granted by making the onscreen pair star on this TV series.

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2014

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Mirabella. This year started out great for Quen. Aside from a TV show, he was also paired with another Julia—Julia Barretto.

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ForevermoreThe Bet, and The Trial. Aside from endorsements and guestings, Quen is also working on 3 more projects this year—a TV series and 2 movies.

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Candy Cover Boy. The long wait is over this year, Candy Girls! This cutie says hello to you as he graces the cover of this year's September issue.

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Now we can all join him in doing this happy dance.

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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

Choosing between dreams and practicality is never easy. My CETs season just ended with the release of the UPCAT results. Anxious as I logged on the website, I started to think about what would happen if I didn't pass UP. Ever since I was six years old, I fixated on the idea that I will become an iska, serving the country and studying at my dream school, which is UP. I strived and studied hard for the UPCAT, sacrificing a lot of things like hang-outs and gala weekends for reviews.

Throughout my CETs journey, I started seeing myself studying only in UP, and while there were no results yet, my friends and I already started planning our lives around the fact that we're gonna study in UP. It was a big deal for me, my friends and my family that I get the chance to study in UP since it's so far from my hometown which is Benguet, and better yet, it's a very well known university.

January 2020 came and universities started releasing CETs results. I was expecting my DCAT and ACET results that month. I passed DCAT but brushed it off because even though I liked the school, I never really saw myself studying there. Same thoughts with Ateneo, since it never really crossed my mind that I might study in ADMU. In fact, Ateneo was never really a choice for me, I only took it just to have another choice in case I failed the UPCAT. I also applied for financial aid not because I was really planning on studying there, but more of "para lang sure na may college ako". I know it's a bad thing but they were just my back-up schools because my main goal was really UP.

One Friday afternoon, ACET results came out. I passed, managed to get a scholarship, and in that moment, my plans just started to crumble.

Seeing that I got a 100% tuition and fees discount, free dorm fees, and an additional book allowance got me into considering studying to Ateneo. Suddenly, I got torn between UP, my dream school, and Ateneo, which offers so much more.

As the months passed, and after talking to my parents, my plans and decisions got more jumbled and messy. I still wanted to go to UP even if there were no results yet but Ateneo offering so much would mean a lesser burden to my parents in terms of finances.

Even though my parents told me that they'll support me no matter where I choose to go, the practicality that Ateneo offers in terms of finances was not an easy thing to waive. Sometimes I would laugh at the fact that I'd spend less on a private school than on a state university. Talking to my friends helped somehow, but they also have various opinions about the two universities. I managed to tell myself to hold off the problem until UPCAT results get released, and so I did.

UP released the UPCAT results and seeing that I passed made me scream and cry, literally. At that moment, all I was thinking was that I passed my dream school and I'm officially a QC college student.

My parents were so proud of me even though they got scared because I screamed, but ultimately, they were happy for me. The next day, I sat down, stared at my UPCAT and ACET results, and told myself that I needed to decide. This was the hardest part. I tried deciding using the pros and cons method but it didn't really work. Talking to my parents also didn't help because they'd support me either way, so their judgement was not a factor at all. I also had the same course in both schools so that wasn't a big help. I was 99% close to letting go of my dream university and decide to go to Ateneo.

I weighed options and Ateneo was the cheaper and more practical option. I also started to see myself studying as a blue eagle, roaming around the campus etc. And financially, I didn't need to worry much except for food. At that point, I started to really like the idea of going to Ateneo more than studying in UP. But then, as the weeks went by, the Ateneo Plan started to lose my interest.

I realized that studying in Ateneo would be a great opportunity, but not something that will really make me happy. The finances and all would be so much better but I wouldn't be happy and content, and I felt that Ateneo couldn't give me everything that I wanted and needed. Then a light bulb lit up.

As I was imagining myself at UP, I ultimately felt that happiness and content that I didn't feel with Ateneo. I realized that, if I didn't study in UP, I know later in my life, I would regret it. I would regret not choosing my dream university because I didn't choose what would make me happy.

In short, I chose my dream over practicality. I know that I would be successful in both tracks, but I simply chose my dream because it is where I'm happier and more content. Besides, we can make our dreams practical but not all the time can the practical choice equate to our dreams. So to those having a hard time choosing between dreams and practicality, weigh it out and always remember to put yourself and your happiness first. And of course, choose the choice that you know you'll not regret later on.

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