Charmie Joy Pagulong – The Philippine Star
February 7, 2022 | 12: 00am
The main side that Anji Salvacion did when she received out of Pinoy Mammoth Brother (PBB) home after her Prime 2 halt, along with Alyssa Valdez, was once call her household in Siargao Island and checked on them after the island was once badly hit by Supertyphoon Odette. She was once relieved incandescent that they were OK and exact.
She likewise felt blessed over her victory on the PBB Season 10 Star Edition and expressed her on account of all those other folks who supported her.
One significant act from Anji in PBB was once when she donated Kumu parts/diamonds to fellow housemates Madam Inutz and Samantha Bernardo. “I never expected po the relaxation. I neutral appropriate in actual fact desired to hide other folks how necessary I esteem them,” she instructed The STAR in an consuming Zoom interview. “I take into account talaga my dad all the time telling me na to all the time portion your blessings. Nandiyan din po yun sa Bible, ‘The extra you give, the extra you salvage.’ Yun yung pinaka (mantra) ko po sa buhay ko.”
Her draw of signing up for the very fact game hide is to have confidence interaction a dwelling for her mom and ride her dream of becoming an artista and a singer. “I used to be once three years feeble; they’ve a image of me singing. I don’t know if that was once somewhat mic yung hawak ko earlier than, tapos kumakanta ako. I feel that’s the very first moment na I do know na I desired to have confidence this produce of career,” she recounted.
Anji detailed her humble beginnings whereas she was once starting up out within the entertainment trade. From Siargao Island, she would scurry long hours to Typical Santos City to are attempting out auditions.
Her first audition was once when she was once around 12 or 13 years feeble. “Nag-audition ako for Star Circle Quest and PBB din earlier than. Papunta pa lang sa Surigao City, you may perhaps almost definitely almost definitely additionally wish to scurry by RoRo (from Siargao) for four hours after which papunta naman GenSan from Surigao, this can obtain you 13 hours of scurry to head there,” she narrated.
“Naalala ko dati palagi akong sumusuka na sa sasakyan kasi hindi ako sanay sa traveling kasi all my lifestyles I’ve been living in an island. And then I salvage to enlighten na grabe ‘tong mga experience na ‘to. Hindi biro ang maging artista. Hindi biro ang makapunta sa kung saan ka ngayon kasi andami mo po talagang dapat pagdadaanan na maliliit na bagay na magbibigay talaga sayo ng very generous impact sa buhay mo,” shared Anji.
Because of these modest beginnings, she was once ready to “esteem shrimp roles” given to her as a newcomer. She frail to be a double body for Sam Cruz and her older sister but now, she gets to work with them and they’ve change into close chums.
“I take into account na at some level of the taping na dinouble body ko yung sister ni Sam, sabi ni direk, ‘There may perhaps be no longer all the time a shrimp characteristic. Every characteristic matters.’ I used to be once esteem in dismay na how these other folks esteem the shrimp issues after which it made me realize na we have to esteem talaga extra kung anong meron tayo,” stated the 19-year-feeble actress-singer.
Dubbed because the “Singing Sweetheart of Siargao,” Anji shared the scheme in which it was once esteem “living in a paradise my entire lifestyles.” “I’m so blessed to be provided that various to experience rising up in an island, very straightforward living. Ma-esteem mo po talaga yung mga malalaking bagay na nangyari sayo ngayon kasi duon pag pumunta kayo, duon makikita niyo po talaga sa mga tao kung gaano sila ka-appreciative sa mga maliliit na bagay.”
That’s why when she heard about how Typhoon Odette introduced destruction to her loved put of birth, she without extend known as her household to video display their safety and did fundraising activities to abet storm victims.
Anji also recalled how her mom, a registered nurse, took care of their household at some level of those tough times. “Nung bagyo nandito siya sa Manila kasi siya sana ang susundo sana sa akin if ever na ma-evict ako at some level of the eviction evening,” she shared.
“However then unexpected issues took put. Sobrang sakit po yung nangyari sa akin, particularly to my household kasi I don’t know whether or not they were exact or now no longer kasi I’m interior pa sa bahay ni Kuya. At di po talaga mapanatag yung loob ko,” furthered Anji.
When the storm had passed, her mom flew trusty away to Siargao to abet fellow Siargaonons. “It’s her job din as a nurse and it’s esteem her mission in lifestyles. She desired to meet that (calling). She helped po sa mga taong nasalanta and he or she took care din our household din, sa brother ko, cousin ko, sila nanay and tatay (Anji’s grandparents) kasi they’re feeble na po and wala pong nag-aalaga sa kanila.”
In the period in-between, Anji’s dad, who went missing when she was once eight years feeble, is her source of inspiration in making tune, with tracks akin to Coming Encourage and Dalampasigan.
The self-confessed daddy’s girl fondly recalled her memory of him at some level of the interview. “I do no longer put out of your mind that he is most continuously so candy to me. Palagi niya akong pino-protektahan. Naalala ko dati kung masugatan lang ako ng kunti sobrang unnerved na yung papa ko. Tsaka di na ko papalabasin kasi ayaw nila na masugatan ako. Or kung lalabas man ko, malalaki yung mga damit ko. My dad shocking me plenty.”
“Yung bonding namin ni daddy every early within the morning, esteem 6 a.m. pa-crack of dawn yan after which pupunta kami sa dagat para lang turuan kami magazine-swimming ng brother ko. I take into account our popular bonding with him was once to stargaze and he’d show a myth in regards to the Bible. (He would also) show us to be valiant, to reach for our needs and don’t be shy to dream generous,” she added.
“We don’t know what in actual fact took put to him and we easy don’t have confidence that closure,” she stated of her father, an American citizen with Jewish-Russian descent. She described her other folks as a happily married couple till her missionary dad disappeared.
Earlier than the Zoom talk ended, she left this special message for him: “Daddy, wherever you are, neutral appropriate know that I in actual fact esteem you so necessary and likewise you are the perfect likely dad that we ever had. Mommy and I are blessed to have confidence you ever. Kasi you taught us straightforward methods to in actual fact esteem, straightforward methods to present a solid bond with every other, and esteem the model you in actual fact protected us from all stuff, na hindi mo kami iniwan.”
She vowed, “You’re all the time gonna be my daddy. You’re all the time gonna be my hero. Staunch know that we esteem you so necessary. You encourage me plenty daddy. I in actual fact esteem you.”
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