The days of Maria Clara are gone. Filipinas today are no longer demure and reticent. Theirs is a kind b of femininity marked with a fearless, go-getter attitude that’s ready to break the glass ceiling.
These Filipinas are constantly evolving, striving to become the best possible versions of themselves.
This year’s Cream Silk’s latest endorsers—among them Nadine Lustre, Coleen Garcia, Rachel Ann Go, and Yassi Pressman--are the embodiment of amodern Filipina: They possess both the self-awareness and unshakable confidence to highlight their assets and control their vulnerabilities towards self-improvement.
The girls share their New Year’s resolutions with other women.
1. Be more honest. I always ask myself, “Will the people like what I say?” We always think that we have to please everyone. But I’m trying veer away from that because I want to be my own person. I want to be more honest with everyone and not be afraid of being judged by anyone. I’m trying to learn how to be okay with people judging me, because this is really me. If you don’t like it or you don’t agree with it, sorry—that’s me.
2. Straighten myself out. Last year was one of the craziest years of my life. I had lots of projects—We had OTWOL--and sobrang gulo ng utak ko. I was very down also because of some situations in my family. So now I’m just trying to free myself from all the sadness of last year and just try to be free, to enjoy life.
3. Take care of my health. I don’t eat properly; I don’t eat breakfast. But I know that’s bad, so I want to eat right, eat healthy.
1. Discipline. That’s something I decided on for this year because it’s something I need in order to make progress with everything that I’m doing—whether it’s working out or working in general. Just discipline in all aspects of my life.
2. Work on self-confidence. I want to put it in everything I do in my life. There was a time in my life when I really lacked it, and I was always a shy girl growing up, so this year it’s more of a coming-of-age for me: now that I’m becoming a woman, I’m already in my 20s, I want to live my life very confidently and be able to believe in myself.
3. To put perspective in my life: To plan ahead, to set goals. It’s hard for you to appreciate the things you’ve achieved in life if you don’t set goals, because then you don’t always realize you’ve achieved something, because didn’t put it into words in the beginning. It’s good to list your goals down, then strive to achieve them. So that every time you achieve them, you have something to make you realize that everything you went through was worth it, and it helped you grow as a person.
Rachel Ann Go
1. Never stop learning. I still attend voice classes in London even if I’m doing eight shows a week. I feel like I have to evolve also as a singer and as an actress, so it’s important to always keep on learning.
2. I’m going to start going to the gym. I need to take care of myself more because I’ve been living alone for two years. So I don’t really give time to myself and to my body, and I think I need to focus on that more. It’s going to be a tough season for me this year, so I need to take care of myself physically.
3. I’m going to start writing music again. I want to do original songs, an original album. Hopefully this year I’ll finish that!
1. I want to be more fit and consistent. I have my times where I go to the gym regularly. I used to box three times a week--and then there would just be months that I didn’t go. I tried yoga last year and I enjoyed it and would go regularly—then I totally stopped. I want to be more consistent when it comes to taking care of my body. As much as I am confident in myself--there shouldn’t be a regular beautiful for anyone—there should always be room for improvement.
2. I want to be more adventurous this year. I want to climb a mountain. I’d like to go on random weekend trips or day trips and discover more places in the Philippines.
3. I want to spend some more time with my family.
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