Napanood ko yung birthday special ni Regine Velasquez entitled "Roots to Riches". Maganda cya at nakakatuwa kasi ni reminisce yung journey ni Regine nung nag start pa lang cya as amateur singer down to the Bagong Kampeon show which paved way to Regine's much deserved success right now. I should also mention Penthouse and Pops as an instrument to her success.
I really like it when Regine do her specials, its really special (hehehe). I mean its not just a typical song or song and dance number. There are stories behind every songs and a lot of emotions.
I remember Regine doing another special years ago, Christmas special ata yun shot sa rooftop ng bahay nila sa Bulacan(wasn't sure if bahay nga nila yun), together with her sister Cacai. Sobrang ganda nun and since then I always look forward to her every specials.
What interest me a lot with her Roots to Riches special ay yung pag hanap nya sa mga taong naging malaking parte ng buhay niya bilang singer. Her reunion with these people is something nice and a humbling experience for her. It brought a lot of fun memories at kahit ikaw na nanood ay madadala.
Regine also acknowledged one person that made her amateur singing career difficult-Minerva "Eva" Castillo. Nagulat ako kasi hindi ko aakalain na pati yung mortal niyang katunggali at taong tumalo sa kaniya noon ay ipahahanap pa nya. Hindi naman ako nabigo kasi sobrang galing nga naman ni Eva. Its no wonder why Regine's afraid of her before. Eva's got a very powerful voice, much more like Dulce's.
Magkaiba sila ng naging kapalaran. Habang si Regine ay patuloy sa pag abot ng kanyang mga pangarap, si Eva naman ay nasadlak sa kahirapan bunga ng maagang pag aasawa at problema sa pamilya. Hanggang nung special amateur singing contest pa rin ang sinasalihan ni Eva.
What's so inspiring about it is how Regine made Eva dream and hope again. Eva mentioned her plan to quit singing and gave up her dream but Regine told her not to stop because their talent is God given and should be treasured. Regine's right about it. One should never stop from dreaming and hoping. Life will ge better if one's determine and willing to make it happen.
Ngayon, Eva's becoming popular and in demand because she really have the talent and another potential diva in the making. Allan K also gave Eva a regular gig sa Clowns. A lot of guestings are lined up and a recording for a new teleserye in GMA.
I just hope Eva will stand still and really make her life better. Sana hindi cya mapako sa kung nasaan cya. Maging professional sana cya para makamit niya ang tagumpay!
Kudos to Regine Velasquez, a diva insideout!