GMA-7 star Rich Asuncion is now embracing a new life in Australia with her family.
The actress-beauty queen, who flew there with her family just before the Manila lockdown, reveals she’s found a job there as a waitress. And earlier today, July 1 (Manila time), she expressed on her Instagram post how grateful she is now that she has received her first salary.
"Napakasaya ko ngayong araw dahil natanggap ko na ang una kong sweldo...at sa wakas ay di na ako nalulugmok sa lungkot," Rich started her long IG post. "Malaking bagay to dahil sa panahon ngayon ang hirap humanap ng dahilan para sumaya. Lalo pa at nag-adjust palang ako dito sa Australia."
The StarStruck alumna revealed that she spent quite some time looking for a job, which now helps divert her feeling of homesickness to something productive.
"Tagal ko rin naghanap ng work," she went on. "Kailangan mo yun dito dahil pag sa bahay ka lang mas lalo kang malulungkot. Marami naman kasing opportunities dito basta di ka lang mapili."
There, she admitted that she entered the food service indurtry and applied as a waitress in a restaurant.
"So yun na nga, dahil di na ko ako nagpaka-choosy sinubukan ko na ang pag wi-waitress. Casual job at a restaurant."
She proudly explained that being a food attendant is still related to the tourism degree she earned at the University of the Philippines.
"Nung una nahirapan ako tanggapin pero narealize ko ngayon, ano naman ang masama dun," the Boholana actress muses. "Part pa rin naman sya ng Tourism course na kinuha ko sa UP. At wala akong karapatan maginarte kasi nabigyan ako panibagong chance to start anew . 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."
The 30-year-old actress added: “As hard as it may seem, look for the silver lining. Hold on and say I am still a champion. Be grateful because some people have lost more than you already have."
The Descendants of the Sun PH actress also shared that she is happy with her new life in the 'Land Down Under' together with her husband, Filipino-Australian rugby player Benjamin Mudie and their one-year-old daughter, Bela.
"Sa ngayon ay tanggap ko na at masaya na ko sa bago kong buhay kasama ang aking pamilya."
She also shared that she has also just received another job offer from a day-care center and that she is set to pursue her studies there soon. Moreover, she said they’ve also just made a reservation for their future home.
"Nakapag-enrol na rin ako to continue my studies and last week, I was offered a full-time job at a Daycare where I can work closely with Bela," said Rich.
"Life is indeed a journey full of highs and lows but you should never stop moving and you always keep moving forwards," she concluded her IG post.
Rich’s supportive hubby, Benj Mudie, for his part, congratulated his wife for her recent achievement.
"[T]aking care of Bela is already a tough job," the Filipino-Australian rugby player posted on the comment section. "But picking up your life and starting anew, into the unknown, is a completely new challenge on its own."
He continued: "Congrats pangarap ko, you’ve been resilient and tenacious at the same time. Just gotta enjoy the journey #thenewnormal"
But to answer some of the questions from her followers whether she’s already given up her showbiz career, Rich quickly said “No.”
“Just making a life out here during this uncertain times,” she clarified.