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Arci Munoz inspired by BTS to study Korean language in U.P.

by Emmy Burce Interview: Bernie V. Franco
Sep 21, 2019
Arci Munoz is ecstatic about going back to school, and has started attending her Korean language classes in University of the Philippines Diliman early this month.
PHOTO/S: @ramonathornes on Instagram

Arci Muñoz is ecstatic about going back to school.

In August, she dropped by the University of the Philippines in Diliman to enrol in a language subject.

She told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in a recent interview,

"Right now, I just took a short course...parang elective gano'n. Foreign language po."

How long will it take to finish her new endeavor?

"Ano lang po, depende sa inyo. Parang may three months, kung gusto niyong ituloy, puwede pa naman po parang seven sems? Depende po, e, depende po sa gusto niyong kunin na language."

She has started attending her classes on September 7, and her schedule is every Saturday.

The Kapamilya actress continued, "So, papasok ako ng school. Na-miss ko kasi."

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ARCI MUÑOZ STUDIES KOREAN LANGUAGE

Her first choice was to study Spanish.

Arci explained, "Kasi Spanish po ako so every time we have gatherings, half-Spanish po ako, e, so pag kasama ko yung mga family members ko, all of them can speak Spanish.

"Though I understand it’s hard. I'm not fluent. So parang yun po yung una kong gusto kong kunin.

"Pero...it’s so hard to get a slot sa UP. Sobrang hirap, parang first day pa lang, parang puno na lahat ng slots, so wala po akong mapuntahan."

The other two languages that, as she said, "gusto ko talagang pag-aralan," are Japanese and Korean.

She chose the latter.

"Kasi po sobrang fan ako ako ng BTS, gusto ko pong matuto ng Korean."

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013.

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Arci continued, "E, nagkataon po pagpunta ko ng UP… kasi kailangan kayo mismo ang personal na magreregister ng sarili niyo so punta ako doon. Naubusan na ako, parang nasa wait list na 'ko so pang-apat ako. 'Tapos iyon, after two days, nag-message, nag-email na sila sa akin na parang na-open na yung slot.

"Puwede na akong magpa-reserve..."

ARCI MUÑOZ NOSTALGIC ABOUT STUDYING IN U.P. AGAIN

On the day of registration, the 30-year-old star dropped by the Palma Hall, UP's main building.

Her August 19 post read, "Pure Nostalgia! Wala pa ako picture dito sa building namin nung nagaaral pa ko sa U.P. '05 un. wala pa kasi camera fone ko noon. Nokia 8210 pa fone ko. Hihi ngayon balik eskwela na 'ko, mag-take na ko maraming pics!"

During the interview, Arci admitted to missing her college days. She then took up a two-year certificate course in Theater Arts.

"Doon po ako nag-aral, college po. Nag-aral po akong theatre, e, sa UP. One year po ako sa UP. Kasi two years po iyon, e."

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With regard to being a student again, she said, "Na-miss ko din, e. Na-miss ko kasi parang nung bata ako. Pagpunta ko nga don sa Palma kasi po parang dati siyempre bata ka pa, nung pagpunta ko sa Palma Hall dati nung bata ako, parang anlaki-laki noon, parang ngayon, di ba lumaki ka na parang lumiit?"

ARCI MUÑOZ'S REASON FOR GOING BACK to school

Partly, the mean comments of some netizens motivated her to study again.

She said, "Kaya nga po, kumuha nga ako ng ganito para hindi ako mabobo. Kasi minsan alam mo yung parang nakalimutan ko yung spelling. Hindi mo na alam yung spelling ng words.

"So yun po, parang gusto ko lang… e, nakakatawa yung reaksiyon ng mga tao parang when I posted that on Instagram, I was in the campus, Parang sabi nila, 'O, baka maging NPA ka! Sabi ko, Ano ba iyan! Puwede bang maging masaya na lang kayo? Mag-aaral ako. Wag na kayong… just be happy, at least be happy for me."

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Her other reason was mentioned in her September 13 post: "We cannot ignore the importance of education in our lives."

She also told PEP.ph, "Sabi ng mommy ko, talagang kailangan naming tapusin talaga kasi lahat kaming magkakapatid, gusto niya [makatapos]."

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Arci Munoz is ecstatic about going back to school, and has started attending her Korean language classes in University of the Philippines Diliman early this month.
PHOTO/S: @ramonathornes on Instagram
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