“God's right time has finally arrived.”
This is what Maine Mendoza wrote to her 21-year-old self.
On her 21st birthday, the Eat Bulaga! star and Dubsmash Queen gave herself a tap on the back for fulfilling her dream to find her niche in the world.
“Before this day ends, I would like to greet myself a happy happy birthday.
“I am so glad you have successfully gone through 20 years of your life without actually giving up on finding what your life's purpose is.
“You didn't lose hope in waiting that you will truly discover what you are meant for in this world; that 'someday' you were talking about a year ago has arrived– God's right time has finally arrived.”
Maine was unexpectedly catapulted to stardom when she was cast as Yaya Dub on Eat Bulaga!'s "Kalyeserye" segment opposite Alden Richards, back in July last year.
Since then, she bagged a major role in a box-office movie, fielded countless endorsements, and won recognition from various award-giving bodies.
Looking back at her accomplishments, Maine mused, “It's crazy and amazing how much things can change and happen within a year.
“Everything is finally falling into place and it couldn't get any better at this moment.”
With a brand new year ahead of her, Maine gives herself five maxims to live by:
1. I hope you get to enjoy and keep up with everything this 'new' world has to offer.
2. I hope you get to discover and experience new things.
3. Always have the courage to take risks and be bold.
4. You have proved to yourself that you are capable of doing things you thought you could never do.
What an experience! Ang saya! Sobrang nakakatuwa na makita yung mga taong sumusuporta sainyo.. pero mas nakakatuwa na makita yung kasiyahan nila no'ng makita kayo. Kung tutuusin nga maliit na bagay lang, pero para sakanila ang laki laki na. Kaya nagpapasalamat po ako sa lahat ng pumunta, naghintay, nakisiksik, nakihiyaw, nakikaway at nakisaya sa amin ngayong araw. Hindi nyo po alam kung gaano ka espesyal itong araw na to para sakin. Sulit ang lahat! Aldub you all! AlDub Nation at AiSing Republic, My Bebe Love sa December 25 na!
5. Never doubt on yourself always always always keep your head high.