Monday, August 29, 2011

List of Charice's events / David Foster and Friends 2011

As posted by Charice in her official website and her Facebook page as well as mentioned on other sites, below is a list of her events from September to November 2011 (check for further updates):

Photo by magnustoday

Charice at the 2011 Formula 1 SINGAPORE Grand Prix
September 23, Zone 4

Charice at the 2011 Formula 1 SINGAPORE Grand Prix
September 24, Zone 1

Charice Live In Doha, QATAR
September 29, 2011
Aspire Park

Charice With David Foster & Friends
October 1 and November 25, 2011
Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas, NV

Charice With David Foster & Friends Asia Pacific Tour 2011 In TOKYO
October 19 & 20, 2011
Tokyo Forum

Charice With David Foster & Friends Asia Pacific Tour 2011 In KUALA LUMPUR
October 22, 2011
Putra Indoor Stadium

Charice With David Foster & Friends Asia Pacific Tour 2011 In MANILA
October 25, 2011
Araneta Coliseum

Charice With David Foster & Friends Asia Pacific Tour 2011 In JAKARTA, INDONESIA
October 28, 2011
Plenary Hall

Charice With David Foster & Friends Asia Pacific Tour 2011 In JAKARTA, INDONESIA
October 29, 2011
Ritz Carlton

Charice With David Foster & Friends Asia Pacific Tour 2011 In BANGKOK
October 31, 2011
Impact Arena

Charice With David Foster & Friends Asia Pacific Tour 2011 In SINGAPORE
November 2, 3 & 4, 2011
Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands

Oh, Charice, your last in David Foster and Friends?

Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 14, 2010 - Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)

Parting is such sweet sorrow?

It really does seem so. As a Chaster, it is mainly because of all the goodness David Foster has shown Charice and the way Charice has responded and grown under his musical genius and professional (and personal) guidance.

The sweet: I believe it is something David has been preparing Charice for. I remember in one video - was it an episode of "30 days with Charice"? - David said something like the best part will be when Charice starts telling them what she wants to sing. I also just watched again David's interview at KVRC in 2009 or 2010 and there he said his goal was to help her find her niche.

So David has helped Charice to establish herself on solid ground - artistically, professionally and personally in their business so she can do what she's now about to do - fly high on her own.

The sorrow: We will be missing watching and hearing Charice perform those power ballads as only David can compose and produce. Her voice just really soars high and dives deep in the most beautiful and haunting ways singing those ballads. Like no other.

But then again, she's got decades ahead of her and I'm sure she'll go back to singing them every now and then. After all, she did say ballads are her favorite songs to sing, right?

So this is life - letting go of something really good to reach out for something greater, the way a parent lets a child go his independent way so he can grow into his fullest potential. But the parent never lets him get completely out of sight and the child knows this, knows he can always go back whenever he needs to... or simply wants to.

I'm sure David will always be a mentor to Charice even if he won't be producing songs for her and she won't be part of his concerts anymore. Theirs is a unique collaboration in the music industry that will never fail to move and inspire.

Charice's life and career move on to bigger and more exciting surprises and I hope she holds on to her success formula: pray, dream big, work hard, love her family, friends and fans, be focused (it's an intoxicating and, at the same time, cutthroat world you're in, girl), keep strong in her principles, and, as she tweeted, always be thankful for everything.

Continue sharing your beautiful gift with the world, Cha! Chasters are with you all the way!

Thanks to the following articles and thread:

Charice: After David Foster what?

Charice Fully Emerges From David Foster’s Guidance

Foster to stop producing for Charice? Is this good? Bad? What next?

David Foster and Charice through the years (photos and captions from Zimbio)

13th annual Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Grand Slam for Children benefit concert at the Wynn Las Vegas October 11, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 11, 2008 - Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)
30th anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball to benefit the Barbara Davis center for childhood diabetes held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 25, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (October 25, 2008 - Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America)
1st Annual Night To Make a Difference At Mr. Chow on February 22, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California (February 22, 2009 - Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images North America)
Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XV held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 28, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
"Hit Man: David Foster and Friends" concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center May 9, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
14th annual Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Grand Slam for Children benefit concert at the Wynn Las Vegas September 26, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event raises funds for the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, which helps improve education for underprivileged youth in the Las Vegas community. (September 25, 2009 - Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)
Celebrity Fight Night XVI on March 20, 2010 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. (March 19, 2010 - Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images North America)
Click here for videos and photos of Charice in David Foster & Friends in Napa Valley, July 16, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

So proud of you, Charice!

Between work and not having immediate internet access the past nine days (oh, and getting sick), I just want to say that I am trying to catch up with what's been happening with you, Charice, or better said, catching up with the waves you've been creating lately.

To get quick news, I of course checked out Charicemania and ChariceTVCrew. Wow, it was so good to see you again, Cha, even if only in YouTube :)

You'll always be exciting to watch because your events are never only about one thing, and much less only about projecting and keeping an image. This list of links is more for me and for some others who might be a bit behind too on ChaNews:

Mentoring a teen on how to reach her dreams 

Presenting the Acuvue Inspire Award at the Teen Choice Awards

Aiming for quality for your second international album

Flying off to Japan to promote "As Far As the Sky"

Tracing a poor, talented Filipino boy's whereabouts!/OfficialCharice/status/99697845665402880

Let me just say again that what I find outstanding in all these news is that you always stood out as yourself. Can't express it so well but let me just say that I'm so proud of you because in all these you were you, living your dreams, sharing it out, happy too over other's successes, working so hard (you better get more sleep though, girl), singing live so beautifully, and converting your Chasters into online and real-time detectives to search for a poor talented boy who you want to help reach his own dreams.

As you gain more success, there will naturally also be more critics. But let those who want to mold you according to their stereotyped ideas of what a successful pop artist should look, sound and act be frustrated. I love the way you are, especially the way you hold on to your own values in the way you live your life, share your talents, and even in the way you dress. I found it so refreshing that, when you were asked in your interview with Hollywoodlife who you were wearing, you did not have a ready answer - that told me that you were not overly concerned about what designer clothes you had to be wearing. It showed an attitude of I'll-be-fashionable-but-I-won't-be-a-slave-to-fashion. By the way, you looked adorably gorgeous at the TCA and presented the Acuvue Inspire award so well.

"She's so strong and confident", was one YT comment I read about your appearance at the TCA. I agree. I hope you continue what you're doing: focusing on what's really important - honing and sharing your talents, getting exposure in different media so as to further expand your versatility, learning from the established professionals you collaborate with. Very smart on your part not to waste time and energy competing with other teens in Hollywood's love, beauty, and sexy departments. I say your being true to yourself is in fact what makes your natural beauty and extraordinary talents shine out even more. I love seeing you earn the admiration and respect of your more established colleagues in the industry and how you're gaining more popularity among teens.

So proud of you, Charice, because you are not just playing up to an image to gain a quick moment's stardom. In the world of entertainment which yields such powerful influence especially on young people but which sadly is often built on empty hype, broken images and make-believe lives, I truly believe you are a gift, setting a whole new positive and authentic culture that will inspire millions to make a better world.