Kim Chiu regrets not going to college but hopes to continue studies someday
Kim Chiu opened up about how she regrets not earning a college degree, but looked forward to going back to school someday.
Chiu’s revelation came after she answered some of the most searched questions about her in her YouTube vlog yesterday, April 11. One of the questions was, “Where did Kim Chiu go to college?” to which the actress answered that she did not get to finish her studies at all.
“Isa ‘to sa mga regrets ko in life, na hindi ako nakatungtong ng college. But I think everything happens for a reason at dito ako dinala (showbiz),” she said. (This is one of my regrets in life, that I did not get to study in college. But I think everything happens for a reason and I was brought to showbiz instead.)
She believes that acting is part of her destiny and supporting three of her siblings in their college education is already rewarding for her.
But unknown to some, Chiu did try to pursue higher education. She attended the University of the Philippines Open University from 2015 to 2017, but was not able to finish her business management course because of the demands of her job as an actress.
She let fans know of her enrollment back then, as seen in her Instagram post in August 2015.
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“Hindi ako nagtagal kasi hindi ko kinaya. Ang daming assignment, ang daming projects, tapos nagte-teleserye pa ako,” she now admits. “Though hindi ko naman sinisisi ‘yung projects na ‘yon because those are opportunities.”
(I did not get to finish the course because I could not handle it. I had many assignments, many projects, and I was also doing a series then. Though I am not blaming those projects because those are opportunities.)
Even though her attempt at higher education did not go as she planned, Chiu is not closing her doors at the possibility of studying again.
“Ang pagaaral, I’m sure naman nandiyan lang ‘yan and there’s always a way and time na makabalik tayo sa pag-aaral. Makakakuha tayo ng college degree. Soon. Hindi natin iyan iba-block,” she said.
(I’m sure studying will always be there and there’s always a way and time to get back to my studies. I’ll earn a college degree. Soon. I will not block that [possibility].)
Aside from her desire to study again, Chiu also talked about her relationship with fellow actor Xian Lim to answer a question about whether they are already married. She denied this and stressed that they are still just in a relationship.
“Wala pa kami doon (We are not yet there),” she answered. “Let’s see.”
Chiu also talked about her Chinese heritage and looked back on her audition for Pinoy Big Brother in 2006. JB