“When the Knack, KNOCKS!”
A quote by Louis L’Amour, an American writer of the 20th century came to mind as I reminisce my fun and worthwhile summer adventure. “Some say opportunity knocks only once, that is not true. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. If the chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.” This quotation teaches us that our talents and abilities should go hand – in – hand with every opportunity that comes our way. During the summer, my mom and I went to Binondo to visit the Center for Pop Music Philippines because it was said to be an institution that shaped a lot of great and talented Filipino artists. It was only then when we went to see the place that I discovered that not only singing lessons were offered in the center but also training on different musical instruments. The Center for Pop also told and emphasized that it is the place where stars are born. That line of theirs really caught my attention and stimulated my interest and curiosity of finding out if it really is the birthplace of “stars”. My mom was certainly convinced that she would enroll me there to have my singing lessons given the fact that I, too, was interested to study and learn the basics of singing and performance. Ever since I was a small boy, my mom would tell me that she would make me enroll in voice lessons so I can discover my hidden talent in singing. I was very young and scared back then hence I did not grab my mom’s offer. My mom did not stop there. She tirelessly repeated the offer every summer and she gets a “NO” answer every time. Now the same deal was given to me by my mom, but this time the scary feelings turned into excitement – a feeling that can only be substantiated if only I would give it a try. My journey towards the Center for Pop Music Philippines – “Where a star is born” did not start only upon arrival but as soon as I set foot on the ground just outside our home. I knew that my travel will be a long...
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