Rich Asuncion gets job as waitress after moving to Australia: ‘Life is indeed a journey’
Actress Rich Asuncion revealed that she is now working as a waitress after migrating to Australia with her husband and daughter.
Asuncion spoke about her life in the said country on her Instagram page last Monday, June 29.
“Napakasaya ko ngayong araw dahil natanggap ko na ang una kong sweldo… at sa wakas ay di na ako nalulugmok sa lungkot,” she said.
(I am so happy today because I received my first salary… and finally I am no longer wallowing in sadness.)
Asuncion stressed how this is important to her since it has been harder to find reasons to be happy during these unprecedented times. She also explained that it took her a long time to find a job since she is still adjusting to living in Australia.
“Kailangan mo yun dito dahil pag sa bahay ka lang mas lalo kang malulungkot,” Asuncion added. “Marami naman kasing opportunities dito basta di ka lang mapili.”
(You need [a job] here because if you are just at home, you will feel more sad. There are a lot of opportunities here as long as you are not choosy.)
Following her own advice, Asuncion decided not to be picky and tried working as a waitress there. She admitted that it was hard for her to accept it at first, but eventually realized that there is nothing wrong with the job.
Asuncion added that working as a waitress is still related to the bachelor’s degree in tourism she earned from the University of the Philippines.
“At wala akong karapatan maginarte kasi nabigyan ako panibagong (And I have no right to be choosy because I was given a fresh) chance to start anew,” she said. “My point here is, I know most of us will need to adjust to a new/different life after this pandemic. And that’s not all that bad.”
“To be able to survive through this is already a blessing. As hard as it may seem, look for the silver lining,” Asuncion added. “Hold on and say I am still a champion.”
She also stated that she is content and happy with her new life in Australia with her husband, Filipino-Australian rugby player Benjamin Mudie, and their daughter Isabella, whom she fondly calls Bela.
Along with her job as a waitress, Asuncion recently received an offer from a daycare where she can work closely with Bela. She is also set to continue her studies there and has just made a reservation for their future home.
“Life is indeed a journey full of highs and lows but you should never stop moving and you always keep moving forwards,” she expressed. /ra
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