Sharlene San Pedro Gets Real About the Struggles of Being a Working Student

"May mga days talaga na kaunti na lang magbe-breakdown ka na sa hirap tapos hindi mo alam kung paano mo matatapos."
by Leika Golez   |  Jun 14, 2022
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Being a working student is a challenge for most, including your favorite local Gen Z stars. Just recently, Goin Bulilit alum Sharlene San Pedro got candid about the numerous difficulties she encountered on her journey to graduation. 

"Challenging siya kasi online eh,” she revealed in an interview with Push. “Kasi napaka-daming readings, tapos after ng babasahin mo, may quiz agad. So doon magkakaalaman. Medyo hirap pero sobrang pasasalamat ko dahil nairaos ko.”

The 23-year-old singer also shared that her heavy workload taught her the importance of time management. At some point, she even had to read modules on the way to work just to keep up with her online classes. 

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"Medyo mahirap sa time. Pero nasa sa 'yo rin 'yan, dapat may time management ka, kung kailan mo isisingit 'yung mga modules mo, 'yung mga kailangan mong basahin,” she said. 

Minsan papunta na sa work, nagbabasa pa ako, nagki-quiz pa ako. Kumbaga 'pag nasa byahe ganun ang pinagkakaabalahan ko kapag alam kong may free time. Ayaw ko kasi nung natatambakan. Tapos kada araw nagse-set ako ng goal na dapat ganito karami 'yung mabasa ko para matapos ko in 3 months itong 24 units," she explained. 

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Sharlene’s love for her parents also encouraged her to push through adversity. With their guidance, Sharlene realized that education was a necessary safety net given the unpredictable entertainment industry.  

"'Yung pamilya ko ang parang nagpu-push sa akin lagi at tumulong para mairaos ko 'to. Kasi talagang prinomise ko sa parents ko na kahit gaano kahirap, kahit gaano karaming trabaho ang mangyari sa akin, hindi ko igi-give up ang pag-aaral. Kasi alam ko na 'yung showbiz hindi naman forever," she said.

Now that Sharlene has successfully graduated with an AB Psychology degree from AMA University and Colleges, she only has words of encouragement for her fellow working students. 

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"Siyempre hindi siya madali. Parang sa una, sasabihin mo, kayang kaya naman 'to. Pero may mga days talaga na kaunti na lang magbe-breakdown ka na sa hirap tapos hindi mo alam kung paano mo matatapos. Ang maa-advice ko lang, matatapos mo 'yan. At the moment ka lang talaga mahihirapan, na parang imposibleng matapos mo. Pero lahat ng binibigay na load sa 'yo, kayang kaya mo," she shared.

"At ang buhay ay continuous learning. So kung may opportunity na kailangan mong mag-aral or parang sign na need mo mag-aral, i-grab mo na. Kasi kakailanganin mo 'yan in the future, sigurado," she concluded.

We couldn't have said it better! Congrats on your graduation, Sharlene! 

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