i have never doubted the amount of talent the Filipino has... may it be singing, acting, or dancing, walang makapag-sasabing hindi natin kayang makipag-sabayan sa mga ibang lahi kaya nga proud na proud ako sa mga achievements ng mga kababayan natin both here and abroad. heto ang ilan sa mga nag-iwan ng marka sa international entertainment scene...
Lea Salonga - One of the first Filipinos who have tasted international fame in the entertainment field, Lea has become an icon and a testament to the fact that talent, beauty, brains, discipline, and a little bit of luck will bring you places, regardless of race and ethnicity. She first appeared on local shows and productions before bagging the biggest role of her career, Kim of Miss Saigon. After her stint on Miss Saigon, and winning a Tony award for her performance, she have recorded albums and went on to star on high profile broadway musicals like Cinderella and Les Miserables. Currently, she is working on a film and preparing for another concert.. Looks like Lea isn't in a hurry to retire just yet, unlike our other performing superstar, Lisa Macuja.
Lisa Macuja - Have single-handedly brought grace and shine back on the once dying art of Ballet in the Philippines. Being gifted with golden feet and graceful moves, Lisa proved that Filipinos can tiptoe their way to international stage. She was invited to perform in different countries but returned to her roots to teach ballet. She is currently happily married with kids...
Charice - Unlike Lisa Macuja, Charice Pempengco or simply Charice have just started her way up on the international ladder of fame. From being a runner-up on a local channel singing competition, Charice was noticed, when a fan posted her performance on youtube, by no less than ellen de generes. She was invited to the ellen show to perform and gave a performance to which ellen would only describe as "brilliant." More people got interested with Charice like David Foster and the Queen of all media herself, Oprah. After series of guestings, Charice is ready to dominate the international recording scene with her first international album. Recently, her single, "Pyramid" reached number 1 on the billboard dance charts and her self-titled album debuted on number 8 on bilboard 200, selling more than 43,000 copies. Looks like there's no way but up for this newcomer, just like this other relatively newcomer, rocker Arnel Pineda.
Arnel Pineda - this gritty rocker started his "Journey" as a frontman of a local band. After years of struggling with the band, our now famous rocker got lucky when a fan recorded his performance during a concert and posted it on youtube. Many were impressed with his vocals and luckily, one of them was the guitarist of the band Journey who was at the moment looking for a possible frontman for the band. After what seemed like a cinderella-ish moment for Arnel, he recorded the vocals for the comeback album of Journey and prepared for their comeback tour as well. The album went platinum and the concert tour became one of that year's top earning tours in US. Currently, Arnel is preparing for his second album with Journey and preparing for another concert tour with the band. From living on the streets to international stardom, not bad huh?
Nicole Scherzinger and Apl d Ap- both nicole and apl became famous when they joined their respective groups, Pussycat Dolls and Black Eyed Peas. Nicole is a half filipina who exploded in US when Pussycat Doll's first album sold 2 million copies and had a string of hits with the group. Apl or Allan Pineda in real life became famous after his group released their third album Elephunk, which became their breakout record. after elephunk, string of hits and more internationally successful albums came. Nicole is currently the winner of dancing with the stars and is rumored to be out of Pussycat Dolls while Apl is still enjoying his 'Peas success and is arguably the most successful Filipino in the entertainment field in US(3 chart-topping albums, multipple grammy recognitions, multi-million grossing concerts, and a string of chart-topping singles)
Ang dami na palang mga pinoy na nagpahanga at sumikat sa international scene ano? pero wag ka, may humahabol. Isang pinoy nanaman ang sumikat recently. Nag-guest siya sa popular series na Glee at ilang beses pa talaga siyang nakita dun. whops, teka lang, hindi si Charice ang tinutukoy ko, hindi raw totoo na magge-guest siya dun at saka yung tinutukoy ko ay nag-guest na talaga at pinalabas na. Ang nakaka-gulat pa nun, di naman siya tao! isa siyang, bubuyog...
Asar talaga yang bubuyog na yan. inunahan pa akong mag-guest sa glee? haha. Ayos ka jollibee, pa-burger ka naman jan.
photos taken from:http://nomnomclub.com/others/2010/jollibee-in-glee-tv-series/
merong mga bagay na hindi kayang isatinig ng bibig pero kaya ng puso. para sa lahat ng yun, dito ko na lang ibubuhos lahat... P*kening. ang korni! walang basagan ng trip! sige, tawa na lang tayo... Ayos?