Ejay Falcon wants to go back to school

Ejay Falcon dreams of going back to school to take up a filmmaking or management course at the  University of the Philippines (UP).
Working with very good directors has inspired Ejay to take up filmmaking.
“Sa UP, doon nanggaling ang magagaling. Ang dami kong nakausap, like sila Direk Lauren Dyogi, direk Malou Sevilla, UP (graduates) sila.”

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Giving back
The boy from Mindoro who made it good  doesn’t let success get into his head. The Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition grand winner is still the same guy who loves to play basketball in his hometown.
“Nagbago siguro yung pakikitungo nila sa akin, parang iba. Masasabi ko siguro na parang VIP. Pero lagi kong pinapakita sa kanila na kung ano man ang tingin nila sa akin nung hindi pa ako artista, sana hindi magbago. Ayaw ko na nalalagyan ng wall. Gusto ko ganoon pa rin, yung mga barkada ko nagba-basketball kami, naglalaro kami,” Ejay said at the press conference of “Dugong Buhay” in ABS-CBN compound on Monday, April 29.
Ejay just launched  basketball tournaments in his hometown and plans to build a basketball court as his way of giving back.
“Lagi kasi akong nagpapa-liga, nagpapa-basketball kapag umuuwi ako doon. Parang Ejay Cup na nga yung tawag. Kapag umuuwi ako doon, laging may liga.”
Aside from building a house for the family in Mindoro, Ejay also sends his siblings to school.

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Humble beginnings
He is not ashamed of his  humble beginnings.
“Masaya naman ako doon (Mindoro). Nahihirapan ako (dati) pero ang importante andoon ang pamilya at mga kaibigan ko.”
It helps a lot that his parents advise Ejay to look back where he came from and never to stray away from God.
These also help him look at criticisms as challenges to be overcome rather than setbacks.
 “After ng PBB, hindi ko talaga inexpect. Minsan gusto kong sumuko kasi ang hirap pala sa showbiz. Yung unang salang ko pa lang after PBB, sabi ko, ‘Hindi ko kaya ito.’ Dahil sa mga taong nagsasabi na ‘Kaya mo yan,’ tinray ko,” he said.
Ejay added, “Sana ay magtuluy-tuloy itong gaya ng Dugong Buhay, ganito kabibigat. Or mas mabigat pa, mas okay sa akin. Parang ayaw ko munang balikan yung pagpapa-cute o umiikot sa love team. Alam ko yung mas mabigat, yung ganito. Gusto ko yung mas nahihirapan ako, mas nacha-challenge ako.”

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