(VIDEO WITH SUBTITLES ADDED) Charice and MomRaq were featured on Rated K, Philippines. Basically a review of her amateur years and guestings abroad. I was told that it´s a mother´s tribute. The sad part was when Charice recalls she used to see things she wanted to buy in the stores, but they didn´t have money. So MomRaq told her to wait until she won the contest because it brings bad luck to buy before.
Charice at Rated K w/ subtitles
Video courtesy of Abilidades
Korina: I am Korina Sanchez and this is Rated K
As a child reaches the peak of success, the mother is always the first one who is happy. She is proud of that her child’s dreams are coming true.
Mommy Raquel is the single parent of a very famous child singer, Charice Pempengco. In the midst of fame and success that Charice has experience. And it’s because “My Mother is my idol.”
Mommy Raquel: “If I was not strong, and if I did not stand on my decision to be their mother, Charice would not be here today.”
Ellen DeGeneres: “From the Philippines, please welcome Charice Pempengco.”
Korina (background): Mommy Raquel cant stop her tears when Charice sings those high notes
Korina: What were you thinking during that time?
Mommy Raquel: My tears were already rolling because I had some flashbacks of the obstacles that we have to face before.
Korina (background): Mommy Raquel also dreamed before to become a singer.
Mommy Raquel: Before my classmates who were going to Japan, their houses were beautiful. I also wanted to go to Japan. However, I was not able to finish my studies because I got married early.
Korina (background): The marriage resulted to two children, Charice and Carl. However, her marriage life did not work out. Mommy Raquel also worked as a factory worker.
Mommy Raquel: I cry at night because I also get tired. I just kept on thinking about my kids… that I need to be strong for them. So I took another job during the night where I can sing in a band.
Korina(background): What Mommy Raquel did not know that Charice was developing her singing talent at the age of four years old. Charice first joined amateured singing contests at the age of seven years old.
Charice: Sometimes I tell her I’ll keep on joining singing contest so that if I would win, we’ll have money.
Usually the singing contest are in fiestas… sometimes when I see something…I think I’m gonna cry
Korina: What’s that?
Charice: When I see something in a store…
Mommy Raquel: She’ll tell me that, “Mommy, I’m gonna buy that if I’ll win.” I’ll say, “We’ll buy that later because it’s bad luck if we’ll buy that and we have not won the contest yet.”
Korina (background): When the doors opened in Little Big Star, they joined.
Sarah Geronimo (background): The Big Division Third Honor is… Charice.
Korina (background): Although the singing contest did not bear much opportunity… the voice of her daughter echoed in Star king of South Korea… in Ellen DeGeneres Show… and Oprah of America. She performed with David Foster, Andrea Brocelli, and Celine Dion.
Mommy Raquel: I thought that I won’t get far in being a singer. If there was someone who supported me that time, I could have also pursued a career in singing. That is why I don’t want her experience what I experienced before.
Korina (background): The blessings kept coming in their lives but they what would never change is the humility of their
Do you have any vows that you want to give back because of what God has given to you?
Mommy Raquel: I always tell them that everytime we go back in the Philippines, we should always stop by in Quiapo.
Charice: After I wished there, Star King Korea came, Ellen DeGeneres…and then Oprah.
Translated by Tintol
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