Coping with the loss of a loved one can be the hardest thing that anyone can face. The grief that we endure is without doubt, an excruciating experience, but a natural reaction to loss. Going through the process may sometimes lead to prolonged periods of sadness or even depression. It may take time to adjust and embrace the reality of such unfortunate circumstances. However, with strength and faith, one can overcome such ordeals. Today, Magadang Buhay hosts Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros welcomed Arci Munoz who shared how she coped with the loss of a family member.
Known for being a feisty rockstar, Arci Munoz has also showed viewers that she too can keep up with the veterans, and has starred in quite a number of movies and teleseryes. But apart from being such a talented performer, the Kapamiya actress has now transmogrified into a budding entrepreneur. Since Arci is also a certified foodie and was keen on putting up a place where she and her friends can hangout, she and her boyfriend, businessman Anthony Ng, decided to put up their own dining place. Their restaurant Ceviche, is a Peruvian Gastropub located in Banawe area in Quezon City. Arci disclosed that despite being business partners with Anthony, they are able to maintain a very professional working relationship. “Hindi kami nag-aaway nun eh. Bihira,” she stressed.
Besides being busy with their business venture, she also disclosed that they are preoccupied with their pet animals such as dogs, cats, chicken and ducks, which they now consider their babies. Karla was so flabbergasted and could relate to Arci with what she said about cats and dogs not being able to be in the same place together. Karla declared that she is a dog lover as well and revealed that she has 21 dogs.
Arci’s mother, Yolanda, also guested on the show, and spoke about her relationship with her daughter. According to the Mommy Yolanda, their family has always been close, but recently they had to make more of an effort to see each other because of Arci’s busy schedule. Yolanda shared that there are times when she and Arci’s siblings would visit her on the set during her tapings.
When asked about what she first thought about her daughter’s boyfriend she replied, “Tahimik naman siya eh. Hindi siya masaydong makuwento. Very accommodating siya at saka very humble,” she explained. Momshie Yolanda emphasized that the family felt very comfortable with Anthony, even when they didn’t know him that much and had just met him.
Arci turned emotional when she started to talk about her father, who passed away in 2016. She recalled the time when she was struggling to accept her father death, but decided that she wanted her and her family to stay strong and keep it together. But she admitted that until today, she still has a hard coping with her father’s death. “’Yung feeling hindi nawawala talaga. Every week pa rin ako umiiyak,” she said crying. She however stressed, that she is proud and thankful to her parents for bringing her up the way they did, because she is what she is because of them. “I miss him every day. Lalong lalo na nung Father’s Day,” the actress uttered. Arci divulged that as much as she still wants him by her side, she will just hold on to faith and her spiritual beliefs, especially when she goes through hard times.