Jodi Sta. Maria enjoys being a student alongside son Thirdy

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Jodi Sta. Maria and son Thirdy both share the struggles of being a student, and the celebrity mom considers it as a good thing. "Parang, 'Yes! We have something in common!'"

Jodi Sta. Maria and son Thirdy are both busy with their respective studies.

The celebrity mom is on her final year in her pre-med course at Southville International School, while her 13-year-old son is off to junior high school next school year.

During a short chat with (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Jodi expressed her joy to be sharing a one-of-a-kind experience with her son.

"You know what, it's actually fun in a sense na parang alam mong nasa isang plane lang kami ngayon na nag-aaral kaming pareho," she said.

"Kapag Tuesday, sabay kaming magigising; kung sino lang unang maliligo, and then sabay papasok ng school, and then uuwi ng house.

"Nagiging parang sort of bonding namin pareho, and then parang, 'Yes! We have something in common!' kasi di ba, ang tanda ko na and he's turning 13? So parang feeling ko, meron kaming pareho at this season in our lives."


Whenever she could, Jodi lends Thirdy a helping hand.  

"Sometimes, I would tell him, 'If you need any help, just ask Mama questions.'

"Minsan kapag math ang usapan, 'Wait lang anak, panoorin ko muna sa YouTube!'"

In exchange, Thirdy would help out his mom, too.

"There was one time I needed to do a clay model of a neuron, and so I was just asking him for his inputs. 'Paano? Anong magandang color?' ganyan. Ang cute. Nakakaaliw lang!"


READ: Jodi Sta. Maria after topping Dean's List in her pre-med studies: "Push pa more."


Jodi has never ceased to amaze fans with her ability to juggle priorities.

Apart from school, Jodi maintains a steady stream of work as an actress and endorser. She also manages to squeeze in time to travel for leisure, to exercise at the gym, and to indulge in her personal interests.


And what's the secret to achieving all of these?

The ABS-CBN star said, "I would always say that we have to fight for our time. Hindi kasi ako naniniwala na wala tayong time, e. It's just a matter of what your priorities are.

"In this business, especially in show business, di ba lagi they will fill you schedules left and right? Ang daming demands.

"But it's still up to you! I always believe that we have a choice to find that time and stick to that time and fight for it."


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