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The Singer Nurse's Take On Singing and Music - Insights from thesingernurse of Hubpages
A Calling to Sing
My parents are so sure, though I can’t remember anymore, that I started singing since I was three years old. They’d make me stand on a small chair and would hand me a hair brush to serve as my mic, so I can sing in front of our house guests. Those were my first training days. Lol. I first started my singing-in-public career as a member of the Infant Jesus Academy (Marikina Branch) Glee Club led by our multi-talented and dedicated choir master, Sir Jon Lumba. My first song pieces were Disney classics, Filipino Folk Songs, Christmas Carols, Latin Classical Songs, then eventually did broadway music. I consider Lea Salonga as my ultimate music and theatrical hero. I even decided to take up Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Had it not been for my parents’ objection (because they want me to study nursing in college), I could have graduated with a degree in it by now. Such rejection, especially coming from my parents, made me forget all about music. I decided to focus on what I have close at hand and deal with it. I suddenly became withdrawn and discreet. I won’t even tell people that I know how to sing… that I know how to hit those notes, RIGHT.
But now, times have changed. After so many years of reluctant waiting, my prayers were finally answered. Four wonderful guys came in to my life and trusted that I have, indeed, a talent that could use some rocking! :)