Through Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines’ Facebook page, I was able to read the news that Superstar K will be handling an audition here in Manila. When I first read it I was like, “Woah! I should join! This is one great opportunity so I could fulfill my dreams.” So by then, started practicing Korean songs since they will ask you to sing a Korean song.
By that time, I was also watching (AGAIN!) the TV series Dream High 1 & 2. These series made me cry and learn to work hard for my dreams. There’s no such thing as a foolish dream as Jin Guk (Dream High 1) said. But as I put those things in my mind, there are some people who think that my dream is funny or to be exact it will never be God’s will. Is being a singer not God’s will? Is being famous not His will? So what’s the purpose for giving me the chance to dream if it will never be His will? Okay, stop the ranting parts.
As I was saying, we all are given the capability to dream but you know what differs? Some people just continue dreaming while some other people forget their dreams and some make their dreams into reality. And where am I? I am there making my dreams into reality even though there are a lot of people against me and my dream.
So yeah, I asked my parents’ permission day and night until they finally said “Yes”.
June 21, 2014 was the day of auditions at SM Cinema Centerstage, SM Mall of Asia. I arrived there (together with my cousin and his family) at about 8:30 in the morning. The audition starts at 11am. Good thing, there were still few people there so I was able to line up. At around 11am, we started to enter the Centerstage and they were giving us the forms and our number. (You’ll see the number at the bottom. Sorry I was not able to take a picture of the form because they said we can’t take photos there. Even I myself, I was not able to take a photo of myself while wearing the number.)
While waiting for my turn, I was able to talk to my seatmate but the problem is I forgot to ask her name. :3 She is a Korean, 16 years old(in international birthday). She came here in the Philippines to study English since it is cheaper here. (S-19, if you will be able to read this, I hope you can still remember me.)
After waiting for a couple of minutes, it’s now my turn to sing. I was suppose to sing the song “Hello To Myself” but then the Korean judge in front of me told me to sing the climax part of the song but I couldn’t figure out where is the climax of that song. Good thing, I prepared the song “A Goose’s Dream” and sang the chorus part. Because I was not prepared with that song, I sang it in a wrong pitch. It’s higher than usual. Added with tension and nervousness, my voice cracked in some parts. And that’s kinda embarrassing. But oh well, I can’t return time. After that, I went out of the booth already and DONE!
It was my first time to join in such auditions like this. I know I will not be able to pass the next round (although I’m still hoping since the results will be released within 2 weeks) but I will use this experience to make myself better then I’ll audition again and again until I get what I want.
So for all those who are dreaming, make your first step. Dream will just continue to be a dream if you will not work to achieve it. We do not know what may happen. Just continue trying and trying.