My most important audience



I spent this afternoon giving a talk to my most important audience – little girls from the age of 6 to 13. (Stella was also there and she’s only 4.)


The girls wanted to know how I got my dream job (or jobs). I walked them through my long TV career — from how I started as a reporter to how I became a TV host for the shows F, Proudly Filipina, ANC Life, Guide to Urban Living and to eventually produce and host Urban Zone. I also talked about how I got my brand collaborations and how I started this blog. My language and delivery were much simplified because I wanted the girls to get my story. I shared some lessons like all the good things happening to me now (like the Taylor Swift interview) are results of many years of hard work and mastering my craft. And one thing I want them to remember – never be afraid to ask for what you want.


I loved seeing the faces of these wide-eyed girls with big dreams! It was a privilege to share my story – that nothing is impossible if you are determined, focused, willing to learn and work hard. But you have to be smart too. Education counts. Even though I didn’t end up in the field that I studied, having my degree a good university gave me confidence to try new things without being afraid of failure. There was no road map for this journey that I chose. No one new that blogs would be considered a valid form of media 10 years ago. I didn’t know how to get DAPHNE products out in the market. In my TV work, I’ve had doors close on me. I’ve handled disappointment. I was told that what I wanted was impossible. But continued doing what I loved doing which was telling a story – using words, pictures and videos. Everything else followed. And I still love what I’m doing.


Our venue for this private little talk was Commune at Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City


Commune baristas make the cutest latte art. Here is Sophia’s cup of hot chocolate.


Ill be giving a pep talk to my most important audience. Little girls ages 7 to 13. My sponsor @gingersnapsph is giving the cutest accessories. I love my job. #shine #dream #daphneph #daphneop
All the kids and moms received bracelets from my sponsor Gingersnaps.



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  • Yami

    Wow, I wish I am still a little girl like your audience so I also hear your success stories. I love to hear those words because I believe that even I’m already 36 years old I can still achieve what I really want. I look up to you Daph, thank you for sharing through this blog.

    • Anonymous

      Aww. Thanks! Hopefully one day I get to meet you all my readers

      • Yami

        That will be awesome. I am looking forward to that.

  • Anonymous

    Aww thanks. Nice idea. Wish I could…. time is a factor. Haha.

  • Marian Usman-Ocampo

    Such an inspiration, hope you could also give talks to working moms (and dads). 🙂 #hopeful More power Daphne and God bless your family! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Thank you so much.

  • April San Pedro

    I’m not yet a mom, but I really admire how you inspire not just the moms {women in general} but also the kids. Very well said Daphne… I love it when you said that dreams can happen with hard work and determination, but having a good education matters too. I really think children need to hear that so that they will value it and use it as their tool as they grow older. Really love this post… =)

    • Anonymous

      Thanks!! <3

  • Anonymous

    Hi Maya

    Thanks for your very important message. I hear you! I also went through the same shock with my daughters’ school when their social studies book had racial profiling. I chose not to publicise it in social media though because I took the traditional route and wrote the school. Though nothing has come out of it, I believe that we should still go through proper channels when dealing with education.

    As for the Globe ad, you have some valid points here. I am publishing your comment. And though I don’t have a professional relationship with Globe (I am not their endorser or spokesperson. They are not my advertiser), I will link this post to some friends who work there. Perhaps they can look into this.

    Thanks again!!!