Isa sa naging frustrations ni Sofia Pablo last year ay ang hindi nakapagtrabaho sa anumang TV show.
Isang taon na raw ang dumaan at umaasa ang teen actress na sana’y makabalik na sa pag-arte sa teleserye.
Huling napanood si Sofia sa GMA teleserye na Prima Donnas.
Noong mag-resume ng lock-in taping ang naturang teleserye last year, hindi nakasama si Sofia dahil sa kanyang edad.
Inamin ni Sofia sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) na medyo kinabahan siya sa umpisa.
Aniya, “I got frustrated because I was somehow scared that what if people forget about me and I really loved being an actress and everything that comes with it.
“But as days, weeks or even months passed by the frustration slowly disappeared, and I learned how to accept the situation."
Nakapanayam si Sofia ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) via Instagram Messenger noong March 26, 2021.
Ayon pa sa kanya, nakaisip raw siya ng paraan para hindi masayang ang kanyang oras habang naghihintay ng projects.
Ang pinalit na activity ni Sofia sa kanyang pag-arte ay ang paglago ng kanyang social-media presence sa iba’t ibang platforms tulad ng Tiktok at Instagram.
Kuwento niya, “Instead, I used my free time to improve myself, so when I make a comeback, I’ll definitely be a better version of myself.
“It’s the biggest achievement I made during the pandemic.
"I’m really overwhelmed by all the support and love I’ve been receiving from everyone despite not being seen on TV.
“I can’t really choose one achievement out of all I have achieved throughout the pandemic but there are two achievements I am most grateful for.
“First would be being a part of the Top 10 TikTok Artists of 2020 and second would be winning the Village Pipol Spotlight of the Year.
“Nakakagulat lang po iyong pagdami ng followers and iyong recognition. For me, it’s a blessing.”
To date, may 1.9 million followers si Sofia on Instagram and 6 million followers on TikTok
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION THWARTED ANEW BY ECQ
Samantala, hindi na naman matutuloy ang plano ni Sofia na mag-celebrate ng kanyang birthday.
Turning 15 years old na sa April 10 ang Kapuso teen actress, na last year ay sa bahay lang nag-celebrate ng kanyang birthday dahil sa Enhance Communityt Quarantine (ECQ).
Mukhang mauulit ito dahil muling pinagbawal na lumabas ang mga minors under the age of 17 dala ng surge ng COVID-19 virus.
Sabi ni Sofia, “Supposedly planned my birthday this year to spend it with family and friends through dinner. Pero dahil bawal po ulit na lumabas ang mga ka-age ko, susunod na lang po kami.”
Wala man daw big celebration, binahagi naman ni Sofia ang kanyang birthday wish at kung ano ang natutunan niya sa mga pangyayari ngayon sa mundo.
Aniya, “My birthday wish would be for the pandemic to end. Lahat naman po siguro ay iyon ang magiging wish.
“The biggest thing I learned is to always spend time with your loved ones since you would never know if they’d be with you forever.
“Sickness comes unexpected and when it does, you can no longer do anything about it. So be with your loved ones as much as you can.”
Bukod sa kanyang birthday celebration ay mami-miss din ni Sofia ang mga nakasanayang activities at family reunion ngayong Holy Week.
Sabi ng Kapuso teen actress, “I will miss again this year attending the Holy Week masses and vacation with my family yearly out of the country since my birthday is also days after the Holy Week.
“This year, maybe we’ll watch movies at home, themed about Jesus and attend masses via Zoom.”