Iza Calzado on her dad's posthumous award from the PMPC: "Siguro ang sarap ng pakiramdam niya ngayon na, 'Naalala pa rin pala nila 'yong naging kontribusyon ko.' Siguro iyon ang iniisip ng tatay ko ngayon, so I'm really just grateful."

 

 

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"Iba 'yon. Iba 'yong pain no'n.

"Iba rin yung alam mong may sakit. You know what's coming. 

"But even though that, like, Thursday...I didn't know my dad was gonna die on Friday.

"So, it's always something unexpected."

Matapos mailibing ang kanyang ama, para kahit paano'y maibsan ang pagdadalamhati na kanyang nararamdaman, nag-workout na lang daw nang nag-workout si Iza.

"I was just doing a lot of workouts with friends. And also workshops. 

"'Yon talaga," medyo natawa ulit na sabi ng aktres.

"And... of course, I saw some people close to my heart.

"Gusto kong magpasalamat sa mga tao na after the burial, they've been checking on me na, 'May gusto ka ba?' May mga gano'n. 

 "Na, 'Gusto mo ba ng pagkain?' 

 "Nao-overwhelm ako na parang, 'Bakit nila ginagawa 'to?' Napapagano'n ka talaga.

"Tapos, maiisip mo na... when a friend of mine misses someone, I have to make sure that I will do the same.

"People have been so kind to me over the past couple of days. A...sana laging gano'n tayo, 'no?

"Ako, naisip ko rin, sana gano'n ako lagi. Na lagi kong kinukumusta ang mga kaibigan ko.

"You know, it's shocking also like...people I hardly know will try to give me something.