Cassy and Mavy Legaspi, the twins of Carmina Villarroel and Zoren Legaspi, had an intimate birthday "salubong" last week, January 5.
The Kapuso artists officially turned 18, on Sunday, January 6.
A week later, they invited a number of friends and family members to their grand birthday bash held at One Canvas Events Place in Makati City.
In an exclusive email interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the twins shared their thoughts about entering a new chapter of their lives.
Mavy spoke first.
He said, "I didn't feel any pressure, but I felt sentimental. When I was a kid, I was really looking forward to turning 18, and being an adult."
He recalled one important advice from their famous parents.
He added, "When we were about to turn 18, our parents were telling us, 'This is how it's going to be. You don't have to change, but some things are going to change. You're going to have more decisions to make.'"
Cassy chimed in, "So if there is any pressure, it's with the decisions we have to make.
"College is on the way. We also have to think about our personal goals and our future in showbiz as well.
"I don't like to think about what's going to happen in the future. I just take it day by day."
Turning 18 can be life-changing. Some become more independent and more mature. Some go through a difficult time with their parents.
But Cassy and Mavy are grateful because there's no drastic transition at all in their household.
Mavy said, "They reminded us that being 18 is just a number. I'm sure, we're going to make more mature decisions, but we still have to be disciplined.
"I love that they're guiding us every step of the way. We will always need their support."
Cassy observed that Carmina and Zoren now treat them like adults.
She said, "It's the way they talk to us now. We sit down, and have a mature conversation.
"Sometimes, they make us realize our mistakes by ourselves. It's more chill, and we're more open with one another."
But surprisingly, the twins remain homebodies, and prefer spending time with their parents.
Mavy said, "To be honest, as much as we like to go out with our friends, our family has developed this kind of relationship wherein we really love to bond with each other.
"It's natural for us to just stay home and just do things together, like watching a movie.
"Even if the curfew has adjusted, the time with the family hasn't changed at all. In fact, we developed a deeper bond now that we're 18."
Are mom and dad more strict?
Cassy answered, "Now, they're stricter with our sleep because we're working, and we're also students, so for them, it's very important for us to have good sleep."
Both Cassy and Mavy are presently on their last year in senior high school at the Reedley International School.
They regularly appear on Kapuso weekend shows Studio 7 and Sarap, ‘Di Ba?
Their goal is to maintain their good academic standing, while being good at their craft at the same time.
Mavy said, "I'm just taking it day by day. I hope to be blessed with more projects which will allow me to work on my craft and train myself more.
"I just want to keep learning and progressing."
Cassy continued, "I'd have to say the same thing. I am still going to focus on college and at the same time improve on my craft as an artist.
"Currently, we have Studio 7 and Sarap, ‘Di Ba? I also want to try doing movies."