Singer Charice: “I don’t wanna be a singer forever.”
During her visit to Japan, Charice was interviewed by AERA News Magazine. AERA Magazine is a popular Japanese magazine published by the Asahi Media Group. The original interview article was published in both English and Japanese.
Since the magazine´s first issue, profound editorials and edgy photography of the magazine have attracted a wide variety of readers. The January 2011 issue with Charice is available now. Grab your copies Japan Chasters!
Aera : I’ve heard that, when you were really small, you couldn’t “speak” English. But you could “sing” English songs emotionally.
Charice : My mom translated English lyrics into Tagalog so I could understand songs. That was our technique. In this way, I was able to feel songs.
Aera : Then, how did you acquire perfect conversational English?
Charice : When I first got to America, I couldn’t even say a word of English. Perhaps, I could say basic words like “How are you?” and “What’s your name?” My mentor, David Foster, was really strict when it came to English pronounciation. When he heard some Tagalog accent, he said “No, don’t say that. You should say it like this.” I learned a lot from him.
Aera : Even though you’ve acquired fame, I’ve heard that you want to be a lawyer in the end.
Charice : That’s the main goal for my career and I want to have my own business. You have to plan your future, and I don’t want to be a singer forever.
Aera : A straight question. Do you have a boyfriend?
Charice : My mom is always teasing me by saying, “Hey, now you’re 18, you should find a boyfriend.” But I’m always like, “I’m not ready yet.” When you have a career that is so focused and are so loving it…I’m just not ready for it.
Aera : Any preference of nationality when it comes to a boyfriend?
Charice : It doesn’t matter. As long as he’s funny and responsible… it all depends on his personality.
Source: Harry Clark´s Posterous
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