Why Judy Ann Santos thinks New Zealand is a good place for retirement

by Nikko Tuazon
Jun 22, 2021
Judy Ann Santos
Judy Ann Santos, her husband Ryan Agoncillo, and their kids Lucho and Yohan (behind Ryan) on a trip to New Zealand. They visited the Hobbiton Movie Set, a significant location of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy, and now tourist attraction in Waikato, New Zealand.
PHOTO/S: @officialjuday on Instagram

If there's one place on earth Judy Ann Santos would love to visit over and over again, it would be New Zealand.

Her reason, "New Zealand kasi, we just really fell in love with the place kasi mas maraming baka sa tao.

"'Tapos ang daming puno. Wala kang basurang makikita.

"And then, the kids, you can see them going up to the school. 'Tapos nakaapak silang uuwi sa kalsada.

"It's just so free. Napakalibre nung lugar. Yung ang linis, ang lawak."

Judy Ann and Ryan were so awed by what they've seen in New Zealand they started thinking it would be a good place for their retirement.

She said, "We could have... At some point, hindi imposibleng mag-migrate sa New Zealand in the future. Yung ganun siya, ganun yung effect niya sa amin."

One other thing that makes New Zealand special to the couple: "Dun nabuo si Luna."

Judy Ann revealed, "Nung pangalawang punta namin, alam namin na may nabuo dito.

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"Yun na nga, tumpak! Jackpot! Pag-uwi, yun na! Okay, good job. Achieved!"

Judy Ann, Ryan, and their kids have been to New Zealand twice. Their last visit in the country was in 2015, with Judy Ann's best friend Beth Tamayo.

They also enjoyed the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour in Waikato, New Zealand. The Hobbiton Movie Set was a significant location of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy.

The city of Las Vegas in Nevada, USA, is also dear to Judy Ann's heart, "Kasi may place kami sa Las Vegas."

Remember Ryan's video that went viral in 2016? It captured Judy Ann's reaction upon seeing the house for the first time. Ryan was heard telling his wife, "This is your new home! Yahoo!"

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Judy Ann Santos, her husband Ryan Agoncillo, and their kids Lucho and Yohan (behind Ryan) on a trip to New Zealand. They visited the Hobbiton Movie Set, a significant location of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy, and now tourist attraction in Waikato, New Zealand.
PHOTO/S: @officialjuday on Instagram
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