fly away

Scout - - ON THE COVER - Jas­mine Cur­tis-Smith is back from a much-needed break away from the beat­ing heart of the city, all set to be the ac­tress who wants to do noth­ing but ad­vance the artis­tic side of her craft By ROMEO MO­RAN

ANY­ONE In­sta­gram ac­count would eas­ily be able to spot the dif­fer­ence be­tween her feed and the typ­i­cal lo­cal celebrity’s in the past few months: where the usual artista’s time­line would be full of the fact was sim­ply this: the Baka Bukas star was liv­ing the life.

Stars and celebri­ties go­ing on hia­tus is not un­heard of. They’ve got the right to take a time be away for that long? It’s ad­mit­tedly gen­er­a­tion that be­lieves they’ve got to hus­tle as much as they can to leave their mark on the world to be tak­ing that much time out. In the lo­cal month would be the sign of some­one else with their lives.

I as­sumed it wouldn’t be for would only want to keep press­ing for­ward on her new­found mo­men­tum on the backs of ac­claimed works like the afore­men­tioned Baka Bukas Habac’s I’m Drunk, I Love You where For­ever

Sucks half months?

on us: she was sup­posed to be gone for even longer than that.

Here’s the thing. This gen­er­a­tion is so used to hus­tling and grind­ing for was the only thing taught by pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions. They didn’t re­al­ize that it would also how the weight of her work was bear­ing down re­al­ize that she needed a real break. And the enough to in­sist on it.

had a chance af­ter her con­tract with her pre­vi­ous (ges­tures to head)

And she ap­proached the whole time off with what a va­ca­tion like that would do for her ca­reer and what­ever her stand­ing right now is in the en­tire show­biz game. It’s some­thing the more anx­ious and ner­vous among us could prob­a­bly learn from.

‘di na ko rel­e­vant pag­ba­lik ko.’

artis­tas much of that. I wanna in­vest in my re­la­tion­ship. I wanna see my sis­ter. I wanna Skype my mom. I wanna hang out with friends. It may not be a lot And the whole thing seems to have worked won­ders for her. She is re­ally chipper she’s be­come a lit­tle pick­ier and more for­tu­nately has paid off pretty well for her and her man­age­ment.

The afore­men­tioned movies and And be­lieve in. Baka Bukas had been

says when I ask her what the most im­por­tant les­son she’s learned since we last spoke was. This in­sis­tence it’s a mark of a woman who knows I want. I know where this is gonna go. by com­pe­ti­tion. This busi­ness runs on

want and need work with­out killing our own souls. She’s glad that the peo­ple sup­port­ing her hope to say the same thing one day.

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