Actress and beauty queen Lara Quigaman’s recent trip to Italy with husband Marco Alcaraz brought her to a trip down memory lane, back to when she was still in college.
Quigaman cherished her moment with her husband as can be seen in her Instagram post yesterday, Aug. 14, where she shared their photos while in Italy.
“When we were in Italy, I had a moment when I had to just stop and say, ‘Thank You God!’ Being in Italy with my husband, enjoying the sight, the food, the experience and just each other was wow,” she said.
Quigaman admitted that such moments were things she just used to dream about. The beauty queen then recalled her college days when she used to commute from Biñan, Laguna to the University of Santo Tomas in España.
She revealed that she “only had the exact amount of money for a meal, and enough money to get to school and back home.”
“So I used to hide my pamasahe in my socks or bra [in case] ‘ma hold-up’ ang jeep na sinasakyan ko eh makakauwi pa rin ako,” she said.
(So I used to hide my fare in my socks and bra, so that in case the jeepney I was riding at gets held up, I would still be able to go home.)
Quigaman feels so blessed because if before, all that she wanted was to be able to reach home, now she has the resources to travel to Europe and other places.
“I cannot brag you know, I acknowledge that all that I have is from God,” she said. “None of this is because [of] me or my husband or anyone! All I can really say is thank You Jesus!” JB