23 June 2009
Charice Pempengco has had more than her share of heartaches and discouragements. Charice is a girl driven not only by ambition but by the drive to improve her family's station in life. Along the way, she had to suffer other people's jeers and sneers. She had to toughen herself against people who know nothing better than cut down those who are striving to achieve their dreams and build a better life for themselves.
Interviewed by Boy Abunda in tonight's issue of Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN), Charice looks back at a time when people said, "Walang mararating 'yan, wala siyang star quality ... hindi siya maganda." And at a time when people in her school said after she placed third in ABS-CBN's Little Big Star singing contest in 2005, "Talo ka pala eh!"
I believe much of what she experienced played a significant role in putting Charice at the top of the world after dazzling such personalities as Ellen Degeneres, Oprah and Celine Dion with her incredible talent. We can allow hurting words and insults to destroy us or, we can use them as stepping stones to greater achievement and that is precisely what Charice Pempengco did!
A tearful Charice sang to Boy Abunda and to the world what she said was her theme song with her mom Racquel, Maghintay Ka Lamang.
Here are the lyrics to that song:
Kung hindi ngayon ang panahon, na para sa iyo
Huwag maiinip, dahil ganyan ang buhay sa mundo
Huwag mawawalan ng pag-asa, darating din ang ligaya
Ang isipin mo'y may bukas pa,na may roong saya
Kabigua'y hindi hadlang, upang tumakas ka
Huwag kang iiwas, pag-nabibigo
Dapat nga lumaban ka....
Ang kaylangan mo'y, tibay ng loob
Kung mayrong pag-subok man
Ang liwanag ay di magtatagal,
At muling mamamasdan
Iko't ng mundo, ay hindi laging pighati't kasawian
Ang pangarap mo ay makakamtam,
Basta't maghintay ka lamang
I found this video clip in youtube of Korina Sanchez's biography of Charice Pempengco in Rated K:
Here's parts 1 and 2 of Boy Abunda's The Buzz True Confessions interview with Charice and Mom Racquel. Part 2 of the interview shows Charice and Mommy Racquel doing a duet of You and Me Against the World.
These are the youtube clips of Boy Abunda's SNN interview with "The Most Talented Girl in the World, Charice Pempengco: