Monday, June 20, 2011

"The Soaring Spirit of Charice Pempengco" by Phil Bolsta

Anyone who has only begun to follow Charice would appreciate even more her story and achievements by reading this series of blog posts by Phil Bolsta. (He was the one who wrote "Meet Charice" for

Actually, any Chaster will surely love reading and rereading these posts since they chronicle Charice's young and very eventful life. It also contains many of her interviews, as well as an interview with FalseVoice, the person who was the first to upload Charice's videos on YouTube and introduced her to the world through the Internet.

The readers' comments are also amazing; they are real testimonies of how much Charice has inspired so many people with her life and her voice.

Below are excerpts from The Soaring Spirit of Charice Pempengco:
I just wanted to give you a little background about why I am so impressed with Filipino Charice Pempengco, who was sixteen years old when I first encountered her. What a gift to be able to express such a great talent at such a young age. I love the way she pours her entire soul into her performance and sings with such power and authenticity, such joy and abandon. Ah, if only we all could express our unique gifts so magnificently!

Charice represents the kind of world we all pray for when we close our eyes and dare to dream. That may sound like an enormous and unreasonable burden to place on the shoulders of a sixteen-year-old girl, but ultimately, it is not how she shows up in the world that matters so much, it is how her joyous spirit touches us, lifts us up, makes us believe in not only her goodness but our own. Charice is far more than just a teenage girl, she is a force of nature. Her mere presence in this world blesses us and makes us strong...

...Going through such tough times can bring a normal person to their knees. Charice, however, viewed her challenges as a command to rise. Every day that her family struggled only strengthened her resolve to succeed. She was also on a personal mission. If you think that everyone immediately recognized Charice’s amazing talent and radiant beauty, think again.

    "Some people are saying that I’m not good enough and that I’m not pretty. But I wanted to prove that they’re wrong."

...In Charcie’s interview on Rated K, Korina Sanchez asked her what she would like to tell other Filipino children who are struggling:

    "I’m not very different from them. That’s also the same experience that I have gone through. There will be a time when you think of giving up, because you’re tired, but don’t, if you’re really holding on to that dream. Because if that’s really your dream, and you persevere, you will surely reach it."

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  1. Thank you for excerpting my Charice posts. If we all do our part to support Charice, we can help her in some small way to become the superstar she was born to be!

    Phil Bolsta

  2. I think all Chasters will agree with you - I see them supporting her in YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, in online polls, downloading her songs, requesting for radioplay... and inviting other people to listen to her or watch her. Her talent and personality are undeniably magical. The superstardom she deserves will just be a matter of time.