Since I was a little child, I loved drawing.
I loved singing.
I loved public speaking.
I loved watching anime and cartoons.
I loved watching inspirational movies.
I loved writing my own stories, poems, and songs.
I loved learning foreign languages.
I loved to be involved in performing arts and media arts.
To sum them all:
I loved to be a part of film industry (either local or foreign).
It was my dream.
I even wrote it on the year book during high school.
And I also created a dreamboard when I was asked to do so.
In my dreamboard I drew myself smiling with a headset and microphone. I drew a big face of me producing a voice that can be heard by the world. I drew myself talking to foreigners and traveling by plane.These were just some parts of my dreamboard.
My dream seems gigantic for a nobody like me. I am not rich and I don’t even have a complete family. My dream seemed to be a dream meant for sleeping.
But until now I do not give up. I couldn’t afford schooling so I applied for scholarships until I was able to graduate Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting.
Then opportunities came.
I worked in B.P.O. industry first to save money so that I could enroll in the pioneer voice acting school in the Philippines.
Early this year, I was able to accomplish that dream.
After 8 years of dreaming to meet Pocholo Gonzales, the Voice Master of the Philippines, I finally made it a reality. He became one of my teachers in Creativoices.
There I met other teachers who were voice acting directors from a television network (but they are not limited to only one television network. All possible projects that require dubbing for movies, series and radio from any station are free to be done).
After graduating from the voice acting workshop, I was invited to complete a writing course about translation of foreign language films to Filipino language.
I was very surprised when I knew that I was part of the pioneer batch of Salin-Wika at Diwa, the writing workshop produced by Lucy Quinto, the Mother of Philippine Voice Acting and Dubbing.
And so I had little achievements to date. I was able to do crowd dubbing with other dubbers, and sometimes extra characters. It was good for a starting dubber like me. And because I also took a writing workshop, I am not just a dubber but also a writer now.
I am a part of the film industry even as a girl behind the camera. No matter how small my role is, I always want to do my best, not just to earn money but to satisfy the passion that is in me.
I have been asked by my mentors, “Why do you want to be in this industry?”
Then I answered, “Because I want to make myself happy by making other people happy even in a small way.”
As I look back, I find that my Dreamboard has started to come to life.
But I realize that
Dreamboard is just a Dreamboard if we will only look at it. To make our dreams come true, we need to passionately work on them with God’s help and mercy.
I filed short clips of my voice acting when I was studying. You can listen to some of them on my SoundCloud. Click here.