These past few months while roaming through social networking site like Twitter, I used to check on trending topics worldwide. While checking on those topics, this name “CHARICE” caught my attention. I wonder why this name is always trending on Twitter especially on weekends. A friend told me, “Haven’t you seen that kid on Oprah? Do you know Sunshine Corazon? She’s famous man…” Then I started to check and do a research. I started on YouTube, as I browse on those videos I was like, ‘oh my, this kid got millions of views’… I asked myself, “Where was I when this kid was counting her standing ovations all over the world? Am I outdated?” Then I checked on Wikipedia and found out her story and that the song “Pyramid” which my sister used to play on the car was her first single and placed No. 1 on Billboard. Now, I admit that I am really not updated.
I watched all her past videos, her performances with David Foster which gives me goose bumps all the time, all her appearances on Oprah and other TV shows like Glee, so this cute girl Sunshine Corazon with nerd glasses and Hello Kitty bag who sang “Telephone” with Leah Michelle was Charice, the girl who sang “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas” with David Archuleta at the LA Grove last November 2010, and I was there with my mom while she was singing “Jingle Bell Rock”, why on earth did I not noticed her, maybe I was just playing around ‘coz I don’t really want to go at the Grove that time. And she also won a KCA…Oh my, and she’s an Asian, a Filipino from Philippines. The first ever true blooded Filipino I have known who became famous all over the world, I was really amazed with her talent.
So I started to browse on her fan pages, and found out that she’s on that X-Factor Philippines TV show in her hometown. And since the X-Factor USA had just started, while I was watching the show, “Oh my, Sunshine is Malia!” I shouted as I saw the advertisement on TV. So Charice is Malia in “Here Comes The Boom” movie with Kevin James coming this October 12, 2012… I wanna watch this movie. And because I was so curios about Charice, I watch that X-Factor Philippines on my friend’s TV since they have a TFC and her mother is a Filipino. And she looks much so beautiful and gorgeous with her blonde hair now which really fit her. My friend’s mother told me that Charice is really a pride of the Philippines and that she had brought a lot of recognitions and achievements for her country. But then she was so sad because a lot of Filipinos seems to forget what Charice had contributed to her country just because of the nonsense reason that she dyed her hair and getting a tattoo. And that they hate the new Charice now… What? Did she change that much? How come they hate her when once in their history Charice had made them proud? How come they forget how Charice had made the people all over the world recognize how talented Filipinos are? Now, my curiosity about this kid Charice levelled up.
I’ve started reading on news online about her, thanks to Google ‘coz I was able to translate some articles written in different languages. I also went on to her timeline on Twitter whenever she’s trending, again thanks to Google Translate, I have read some hate tweets, some bashing and bad words about her which really broke my heart into pieces. They’re criticizing her about her accent, which to me is that she’s just speaking the correct pronunciations of the English language. They’re criticizing and questioning her capability as a judge/mentor in that X-Factor franchise, why not? Demi Lovato is doing the same too in XF-USA, and I think they’re on the same age. These are all nonsense reasons to hate her, where do these people’s brains go, ‘coz they’re not thinking at all. Where do these people’s respects for each other go? Why on earth these people do talked nonsense about her? These people have no respect at all. They’re attacking her personally. Oh my God… What does ETHNICITY have to do with her talent? Can we put HUMANITY first before ETHNICITY?
I may not know Charice personally; we may not be in the same race or culture but I do deeply respect her. At her young age, I see her as a strong person who embraces’ her country with all her heart even though some of her countrymen keeps on pulling her down and giving her bad publicity. I wonder where on the part of this planet did she ever had sinned to her country. It was like these people are treating her as an Enemy of the State and before she even speaks she was already criticized. At these early years of her life she was like carrying a burden in her shoulders. It was like all eyes are watching her… She’s still young; she has the right to be free. Being proud of our own country cannot be measured through our physical appearances; it cannot be measured through cutting someone’s hair. It can be measured through the love in our hearts on how we value and respect our fellowmen. How come we say we are proud of our country when we are not respecting our fellow countrymen?
This kid Charice deserves a respect just like everybody else. And even though I am not a Filipino, I will respect and continue to support her. We are on your side now kid. You’re awesome!!! We are hoping to see more of your amazing performances here in the US.
I am so deeply touched with your life story; I hope to meet you soon personally.
I do hope you can read this.
***Please spread the link guys… I’m hoping Charice can read this.***
***I need to separate this blog, since this is not related to my job. This is just an opinion based on my observation.***
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