Masasabi daw ni Jake Cuenca na ang 2013 ay isang “blessed year” for him lalo na sa kanyang career.
Kuwento niya sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) bago magpasko, “For Christmas, I’m just going to mass, pray and thank the Lord for everything… you know that happened to me this 2013, and it’s really an amazing year for me.
“And if I can do that and spend time with my family, that would be a great Christmas for me.”
Ano ba ang masasabi niyang biggest achievement nitong 2013?
Kuwento pa ng Maria Mercedes star, “I think balancing six movies and a teleserye.
"Parang, last year I challenged myself to doing two teleseryes and both airing simultaneously.
“And this year I want to push that even further by doing more movies.
"I felt parang naramdaman ko sa sarili ko na parang hindi ko pinagbigyan ang sarili ko in doing movies last year.
"In all honesty, noong nagsimula yung taon na ‘to, when a movie camera aimed at me, I was still not comfortable, parang hindi ako comfortable, parang sanay pa rin ako sa TV.
“So after this whole experience, parang na-differentiate ko yung acting when it comes to TV and movies, which has to be totally different.”
SHOWBIZ AND FOOTBALL IN 2014. Sa 2014, hindi daw gaanong magpapaka-busy si Jake sa mga showbiz projects. Kumbaga, quality over quantity daw ang kanyang paiiralin sa trabaho.
Saad pa ng 25-year-old actor, na magsi-celebrate ng kanyang kaarawan sa December 30, “I’m looking forward to having a little bit time for myself, uhm, I think next year will be more controlled on my part.
Ito daw ang pangako ni Jake a sarili dahil gusto daw niyang pagbigyan ang hilig niya sa sport na football.
Aniya, “And at the same time, I’m looking forward to trying out for the Azkals. That’s one of my big plans for next year.
“If not the Azkals... I know step by step ‘yan e.
"Plano ko naman when it comes to football, it’s like my career in showbiz. Start from the bottom up.
"That’s what I gonna do. I’m not gonna take any freebies when it comes to football so if I gonna start at the second division of UFL [United Football League], I’ll do that.”
Gagawin daw niya ito dahil nakikinita niyang ito na ang tamang pagkakataon.
Saad pa niya, “You know if I’m not going to do it now, I can’t ever do it, ‘coz I’m not getting any younger.
"I feel like my game right now… the way I play I think I have, maybe, two good moves.
"Papasalamat ako sa Azkals kasi nabuhayan din ang loob ng mga Filipino sa football.”
Five years old pa lang daw si Jake ng nagka-interes sa naturang sport. Pero, kapag nakapasok naman daw siya sa anumang koponan ng football, hindi daw niya iiwan ang showbiz.
Pagtitiyak niya, “No, no. it’s my bread and butter.”