This article is by none other than JP, known to many Chasters as Lolo JP. He is opening his soul to us because JP wants us to know how and why Charice changed his life and his spirit. JP was inspired to write this article by Henri_v and Gandalf.
As I look at the world around us, and bear witness to the unbelievably spontaneous chain of chaotic events that unfold, it simply leaves me to think and conclude that this place we call our home, is an uncaring place. And as we are all aware that we live our lives under different circumstances in this uncaring place, we are left wondering “what to do” when faced with problems and challenges.
Using this mind-painted backdrop as a theme, let me share with you the reasons that brought me into this wholesome community, CHARICEMANIA, in search of an adorable and modest child simply called by the name, Charice. While many of you, younger, keen and adoring fans were magnetically drawn by her musical prowess and grace, my reason for being here lies deep in my spiritual domain.
I chanced upon this cute, petite child with a big voice, Charice, on the Oprah show. As I intently watched her sing “I Have Nothing,” what struck me was her voice’s unique tonal quality and masterful delivery…it was so soothingly emotional and uplifting that her voice will hold you motionless and bring you to a higher plane to where she is in that moment. Her picture of confidence is undeniable and her innocent looks–never deceiving. She is an old soul in a young body.
Charice is a picture of a persistent young girl who is focused and had an eye on the main chance. Looking up to her idols for inspiration, she was determined to bring out her best on every given opportunity to start her dream of becoming a singer. She started to chase her dream at a very young age but things just didn’t come easy. Still unknown at that initial stage of her career, she already had to face countless detractors. She remains vulnerable to these hateful people as she steadily progresses in her career.
Spiteful language is not hurtful because it is forbidden…but, is hurtful when the hostile impulse of deep-seated meanness of others utter their malicious insinuations to another. While there is so much bad and so much good in the worst and best of us, it doesn’t behoove any of us to speak evil about the rest of us.
At an early age, Charice was bruised with words and was made to feel small that she could not achieve anything in her quest to win in singing contests. It reached to a point that is balefully hard for her to take but she took everything in stride and did the noblest thing that her conscience could ever dictate to her…”forgive and do nothing at all.”
Charice possesses strong cognitive skills that enable her to understand and prioritize the things around her. She feels assured on the premise that if she knew all, she can forgive all.
She never cherished the thoughts of resentment and it appears that she has put all the bitterness, anger, and malice of her detractors away from her mind and has been tenderhearted and forgiving. It is evident that she was aware of the looming things in her path and the only manifestation that she shows of anger is by shedding tears. Words have the power to both destroy and heal but she remained gentle, quiet and had only kind and truthful words for her detractors to reflect their imperfections. She is compassionate and a true believer. She wants to know that people care and understand because to know that no one cares is the greatest burden that any individual can carry. She is gifted with a beautiful voice, is resolute and has a self-fulfilling attitude that will help her overcome obstacles along her path. She lives as she believes–proud and an achiever. She is what she is…Charice, her self-creation.
Personally speaking, Charice is that passionate and endearing child on the Oprah show who sung “heralding the triumph of Faith!” And that struck me hard and was a turning point in my life. At that time of my slow physical recovery, it was something that my weak body and fragile mind needed…food for my soul. I wrote this as an initial frame of reference to what I’ve seen and have perceived about Charice, and to better understand my circumstance of why I wrote what I’ve just written. I’m a survivor of 3 near-death major colon operations in 1977 and another surgery for the same in June 2001, a survivor of a near-fatal wintertime car accident in Reno in 1988 and now an older man of 63 who survived a heart attack in February 2008. I remain thankful and mystified with the gift of life.
As I have a nil chance of meeting her and to thank her in person, please allow me to honor her by sharing these personal experiences, my thoughts and a renewed affirmation of my spiritual faith. As I watch and hear her sing, she lifts me up and brings me within an arm’s-length in heaven. Truly, she touched and made a difference in my life. As she continues to provide food for my soul, she lives in my heart. May God bless and keep her.
All these experiences, I can convey to you, but, to understand it for you, I can’t.
by Lolo JP, posted by Max