Ina Raymundo takes on the “First and Last” Challenge, talks about LDR setup with husband and son

After a meaty talk about love, exes, and moving on during her Kapamilya Chat guesting, “Me and Mrs Cruz” lead actress Ina Raymundo plays the “First and Last” Challenge.

Ina’s first television appearance was via a sitcom in 1994. Her first idol is Megastar Sharon Cuneta. She’s easily drawn to a person’s eyes. 

She had too many embarrassing moments and she can’t remember the first one. But it was most likely the typical ‘pa-cute’ bloopers in school, “’Yung nagpapa-cute ka sa crush mo tapos bigla kang nadulas.”

The last time she said ‘I love you’ was during a virtual conversation with her son, who now stays in the US. Asked how she maintains their communication, she said, “Nagda-drama nga ako kasi nagte-text ako tapos hindi niya binabasa ‘yung messages ko. Kaya dina-dramahan ko siya, ‘You don’t check naman Mama’s messages. You don’t love Mama. You take Mama for granted.’ Finally, tumawag siya.” As a mom, she’s admittedly “ma-drama.”

Keeping a long-distance relationship with her husband is likewise challenging. Ina shared an incident that triggered her anxiety, “Tumawag siya sa akin tapos biglang nawala siya. Tawag ako nang tawag tapos hindi na niya sinagot. Nag-freak out ako. I was super worried.” It turned out that her husband was driving at that time.

Ina told him to just wait for the perfect time to call than hang up in the middle of a conversation. “It’s hard kasi they’re so far. I don’t like the feeling. If you can’t call me, just don’t call me. It’s better that way than you disappear and don’t even call back. I was crying and shaking,” she added.

Therefore, that’s the last time she cried. Her kids are always the last persons she thinks of at night.