WATCH: KathNiel paints their 2022

With colors and a canvas, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla relive the best and most challenging parts of their 2022.

\KathNiel spread yuletide cheer through splendid performances in the recent ABS-CBN “Tayo Ang Ligaya Ng Isa’t Isa” Christmas Special. Backstage, they had fun rubbing elbows with their co-artists and 2 Good 2 Be True co-stars. They also joined their good friend Alora Sasam for a quick ‘Paskulitan’ activity in which they were asked to paint what their 2022 has been like.

While busy illustrating, KathNiel responded to Christmas-related questions such as how they plan to celebrate the holidays. Kathryn mentioned they’re not traveling for Christmas this year. They just wish to spend quality time with family and friends. As in the previous year, Alora will be joining the Bernardos for Christmas.

Kathryn further shared that she gave her beau a golf bag last year since it was when he started to love the sport. KathNiel is glad to have gifted their solid supporters with a nice teleserye, 2 Good 2 Be True, this 2022, and promised to have something in store for them in 2023.  “Magkasama man o hindi, something na magiging proud sila,” hinted Kathryn. 

Remember to also treat yourself this Christmas. Take inspiration from Kathryn, who vows to give herself enough self-love and peace of mind, and wished, “Sana ma-handle ko nang maayos kung anuman ‘yung challenges na darating for 2023.”

Asked their gift to their bosses, she sincerely imparted, “Ako, bigay ko sa kanila, maybe kung ano ‘yung gusto ng puso nila. Alam natin lahat kung ano ‘yun and lahat naman tayo ‘yun ang pinagdadasal. Sa 2023, lahat naman tayo umaasa na maging maganda ‘yun para sa ating lahat, for the company, and for everybody, and for sure ‘yun din ang gusto ng mga boss natin, so sana lang bigyan sila ng mas mahabang pasensya para i-handle ‘yun kasi sila ‘yung parang captain of the ship natin.”

They also left sweet greetings for their fans and all Kapaimilyas. Kathryn's message is drenched in gratitude for the fans’ unwavering patience and support. In turn, she promised that ABS-CBN would work doubly hard to provide entertainment.

“Asahan ninyo na marami pang gagawin ang ABS-CBN para pasayahin kayo kahit na mahirap ‘yung sitwasyon natin ngayon, talagang ginagandahan pa rin para sa kanila. Sana sama-sama lang hanggang 2023, hanggang kailanman,” she expressed.

Daniel added, “At huwag nating kakalimutan ang respeto at pagmamahal sa isa’t isa.”

It’s time for KathNiel’s artwork reveal! Kathryn made minimalist abstract art that has the beach and skies in blue as predominant elements. According to her, the water brings to mind her island birthday getaway with fellow March celebrants Alora and Ria Atayde. The green elements on the water represent their friends who made their celebration extra memorable.

It’s impossible not to notice her genuine appreciation for her friends and co-workers. The upper portion of her painting also has splatters of blue, which symbolize the family she’s built with her 2 Good 2 Be True castmates, and the sunflower represents hope. There’s a dark portion in the sky, which is a reminder of the challenges she managed to survive in 2022.

“It’s colorful pero may darkness kasi ang daming naging challenging sa iba’t ibang aspeto… May happiness pero may sadness also. Hindi lahat ng nakikita nila na pino-post sa social media, akala n’yo wala na kaming pinagdadaanan and all, naba-balance lang talaga,” she explained.

“Naging makulay ang 2022. Mas maraming masayang nangyari. Nao-overpower ng masasaya, ‘yung, nilalabanan niya ‘yung darkness and the sadness.” Kathryn emphasized that 2022 has been beautiful, thanks to the people they met and everyone who stayed by their sides.

Although unintentional, their paintings appeared to have a connection. Daniel's illustration is like a sun embellished with bold colors such as red and black, which means, “Lahat tayo may pinagdadaanan pero huwag nating kalimutan ‘yung liwanag lagi.”

Through their artworks defined by a conglomerate of colors representing special relationships that made their 2022 vibrant and warm, KathNiel proved that whatever happens, indeed, “Tayo Ang Ligaya Ng Isa’t Isa.”