Angelina Cruz revealed she, too, has been struggling with the challenges of distance learning as so many other Filipino attending classes at home.
Angelina is currently taking up Marketing Management at the De La Salle University in Manila via online classes and self-learning modules.
In a press conference held last Thursday, February 4, 2021, which launched her as the new endorser of Silka together with her mom, Sunshine Cruz, Angelina talked about her online learning experience.
The singer and newbie actress said, "Because of the pandemic, we had to start doing online learning through our laptops or our phones or iPad. We’d use that to attend classes through Zoom.
"And for me naman, I can say that the first few months had been difficult for me to get used to things especially because face to face is very different from online learning.
"But I can say na now I’m getting used to it. I’m getting more comfortable with online learning. Because, I guess, with online learning, things are more lenient.
"And for me, I get to balance my studies and work with online learning."
Angelina admitted it's a struggle to stay focused outside a classroom setting, especially when her sisters Samantha and Chesca are around.
She said, "Honestly... I get distracted really easily especially when I’m around my sisters because we’re super kulit.
"But what I do to not get easily distracted is to learn how to isolate myself. I place myself in the room and to make myself focused.
"Usually, how I do that is to keep my headphones on or my earphones on and play some music para I can be focused on my task."
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MOM SUNSHINE'S ADVICE
Aside from online classes, Angelina has also been busy working on her music and taping for John en Ellen, a TV5 sitcom that also stars John Estrada and Ellen Adarna.
For her part, Sunshine said she supports her daughter's interest in pursuing a showbiz career if that's what she wants, but Angelina must make college her priority.
The 43-year-old celebrity mom said, "Ang advice ko talaga sa kanya is, unang-una, kasi first year college siya ngayon sa La Salle Taft.
"So sabi ko nga, as much as possible prayoridad mo pa rin ang pag-aaral mo. Iba pa rin kasi yung nakakapag-aral ka, yung nakapagtapos.
"That is why ako nga kahit matanda na ako, I try to finish college talaga, e, just to show everyone na wala sa edad iyan at napakahalaga ng edukasyon.
"So that’s what I always tell her. Okay lang mag-artista kayo. I’ll support you 101 percent pero huwag niyo kakalimutan ang inyong pag-aaral.”
It can be recalled that Sunshine graduated from Arellano University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology on April 1, 2017.