Although a lot has happened during the pandemic, Charo Santos-Concio seems to be doing well. A lot has also changed, but one thing hasn’t, and it’s her admiration for South Korean actor Hyun Bin.
In a casual interview with transgender writer G3 San Diego, the former ABS-CBN president expressed how lucky she is to have her husband.
Concio believes her partner has taught her unconditional love.
“I think I became a better person because of him. He brought balance into my life. He respected my person. He allowed me to fly, to fulfill my dreams,” she said.
She also said that he was the missing piece to her life.
“Maswerte ako na nirespeto niya ang pagkatao ko, nirespeto niya ang mga gusto ko sa buhay. Lagi niyang sinasabi sa akin, ‘Kailangan sa lahat ng gagawin mo, masaya ka. It brings you that sense of fulfillment and happiness na nabubuo ka ng lahat ng ginagawa mo.’ Lagi niya iyang sinasabi sa akin. Nabuo ang pagkatao ko dahil sa kanya,” she added.
Concio is a successful woman in every sense of the word, but just like any other person, she has had her regrets.
“Lahat naman ng dinaanan ko, kasama iyan sa kuwento ng buhay ko so hindi ko pwedeng talikuran iyan. You bring your lessons with you. You just have to look yourself straight in the eye and say, ‘Eh ganun eh,’” she shared.
When asked to provide Hyun Bin an impromptu pitch if ever she’d work with him on a project, Concio said, “It’s about a love that can never be, a love that will never happen in this lifetime because circumstances always get in the way. Classic ang peg niya.”
It’s not a secret that Concio is a big fan of the actor. She has always said that meeting him is everything, and when she does, she’d “just stare at him but I will find the courage to ask him if he can give me a hug.”
Last September 25, she greeted the actor a happy birthday, sharing a photo of herself holding a bag with his avatar and name on it.
Hyun Bin starred in the highly-rated Korean drama Crash Landing On You which at one point was the number show on Netflix.
Concio fell in love with him and his character almost immediately.
“Captain Ri is a man’s man. He is a quiet, reserved military man who is sure of his convictions and values. At the same time, he is a gentleman with a kind heart, softened by his love for music.” she said in a past interview.
Concio is also glad that her Maalaala Mo Kaya is back on free television.
“I feel good about it. Thank you very much Cory (Vidanes) and Carlo (Katigbak) for bringing back ‘MMK.’ I feel so good because now I’ll be able to share again the stories of the loyal viewers of ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya,’” she said.
The show itself is a “big responsibility” but at the same gives Concio a “humbling” experience being able to share stories of unknown people to the world.
“It’s very, very humbling. It’s a big responsibility. But just as the ‘MMK’ stories have touched the lives of so many of our viewers, ‘yung ‘MMK’ din ang nagpakita sa akin ng totoong mukha ng katauhan,” she said.
“From the stories of the letter senders, there’s a variety of stories, you come to an insight that life is really not black or white. Life is grey. You always have to look at context. You suspend judgment. You always have to understand the person from the context of his narrative. You always have to appreciate his story from the context of his circumstances,” she added.