Wearing a dazzling blue crystal-inspired gown by Mak Tumang, Jillian sparkled in her 18th birthday celebration fit for a superstar. The designer is famous for designing creating iconic outfits for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and recently, Alodia Gosiengfiao's wedding gown.
"So gusto ko po ng kahit saglit lang po ng time para lang po sa aming family na makapag-travel po."
In an interview with GMA Pinoy TV, Jillian revealed what's on her bucket list and how she plans to achieve them. Amid the glitz and glamour of show business, the 18-year-old is craving for something money can't buy - family time.
"Unang-una po sa lahat, matapos na po yung school ko. Pangalawa, gusto ko pong makapag-travel with my family. Sa totoo lang po dahil halos araw-araw may work, hindi ko po gaano nakikita yung family ko. Pag umuuwi lang po, tapos ilang oras lang po yun, pagkagising ko back to work na po ako. So gusto ko po ng kahit saglit lang po ng time para lang po sa aming family na makapag-travel po.
We can't blame Jillian. In one of the most popular articles of Smart Parenting, family vacations are said to become "happiness anchors" for children. Several studies found and experts attest that traveling with the family give more positive effects on children than toys.
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"Iba na po yung values ko while growing up, mas yun na po yung vina-value ko ngayon, 'yung mga family time."
"Our happiest memories of joyful time spent together as a family can be extremely powerful in bringing relief and respite when faced with the darker times that life can bring,” John McDonald, director of the Family Holiday Association, a UK charity organization that helps struggling families go on vacation together. Read the rest of the article here.
Jillian said that her values have changed growing up, and it is for the good. She added, "Goal ko makapag-donate po ng madaming madaming beses po sa mga maraming charities lalo na po na I turned 18, yun po yung nasa pinaka-top ng bucket list ko. Iba na po yung values ko while growing up, mas yun na po yung vina-value ko ngayon, to give back and maappreciate po yung mga family time and helping others."