To my fans–

When I was young, I always thought I will be famous someday.

During childhood, I wanted to join this TV contest called Little Miss Philippines and become an actress if I win but my mother didn’t even let me enter the competition (which I never regret now). Then, when I entered grade school I thought, maybe I will be a popstar. Maybe, I will be in a group like Spice Girls or solo like Britney Spears. When I learned how to play guitar in high school, I felt embarrassed that I even dreamed of becoming a popstar. I was thinking I wanted to be like Alanis Morissette instead. Then college came and I was chosen to be a vocalist of a band. I was getting ready to be a rockstar.

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I dunno where I got the idea of becoming famous until I cleaned my room last time and saw my grade school friends’ letters to me. Like them, I remembered how other people would always tell me, “Don’t forget us when you get famous.” I’m already 25 now and still NOT famous.

Even my college professor said so!

Even my college professor said so!

Well, you will never be one if you don’t do anything to become one. I can’t even post a video of me singing on YouTube. I never even took a chance to audition on The Voice. At this point in my life, I already know that being popular is not what I really want. Plus, self-confidence? I don’t have much. Haha.

I had a band but I quit because I was tired of singing cover songs. I wanted to make original songs but I couldn’t. I like to write but I’m not really good in writing poems or lyrics. I always thought they were too corny and shallow.

Then, one day, I discovered that I can create good melodies with my bestfriend’s lyrics. I helped her with her projects in college whenever they need an original song. We became a team. Eventually, I started to write my own songs, too. You know what triggered it? A guy broke my heart. Haha. So there’s my motto: there’s always a bright side in any situation. But those songs were about pain. I wrote my first love song to my boyfriend and I was able to create more. 🙂

One of the things I want to share in this blog is my music. A lot of bloggers post photographs to share their adventures, or a how-to of something. Some write poems and essays to express themselves. Me? I want to tell you the stories behind my songs. I’ll be posting every now and then and tell me what you think about it.

The fact that you are still reading this right now proves that you are my fan so please be committed. Haha. To conclude this article, I’ll let you listen to one of the songs I sang in church. This was a recording of my practice so you will hear some echo. This song is called Dare You to Move by Switchfoot. This is related to my blog’s “advocacy” on being positive no matter how bad the situation is.

Oh, by the way, my dream reader? You. ❤

>>>This is my response to Zero to Hero Challenge Day 6: Write to Your Dream Reader.

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13 thoughts on “To my fans–

  1. Lhu Wen Kai says:

    Beautiful post. The last line nailed it so hard omg haha. I hate it when I wanna go try out for something and my parents just can’t understand where I’m coming from and prevents me from trying that something out. I listened to that recording, it was amazing. Please, do share with us more stories, would love to hear it. I hope you’ll go on and continue your passion and never give up hope in chasing your dreams 🙂

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    • wantaps says:

      Wow! Thank you. 🙂 It feels good for you to say it. 🙂 One of the reasons why I quit my band also was that my father was so strict. I always had to go home early and gigs were always at night. There was a time we became an opening act to my fave Filipino artist *proud moment*, but I had to go home after we performed so I wasn’t able to see her. 😦 I hope nothing prevents you from doing what you do best. 🙂 Seeing your blog, you look like a talented person.

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  2. sheladyanne says:

    Hi wannie, i guess music runs in your spirit. Things come in perfect timing, maybe not now, not on the past but we always have future. I was feeling sorry for myself i wasnt able to hear the video because of poor connection. But ill definitely go back in your page. By the way, i love that song.

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  3. Shared Wanderlust says:

    I always dreamed of having a golden voice, like yours. Haaha. I can only sing, but I can’t really sing. You remind me of my sister, she also a church musician. Continue sharing to the world what you’ve got, girl. And please do not forget me when you’re famous! hehe.

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    • wantaps says:

      Thank you, again. 🙂 I checked your blog, too. I just couldn’t post my comment there for some reason because of my phone. Anyways, I think your blog is inspiring. 🙂

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      • malaika says:

        thanks so much! wish we would have connected before my liebster post because you definitely would have been on my nominee list. but i’m sure that’s coming for you soon 🙂

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