Aiza Seguerra’s mom, Tita Caring, and I once chided Aiz and my dalaGAY, IC, “to join forces” and give us a grandchild. Our kids shrieked in unison: “Ewww!”
The former child wonder has metamorphosed into an acoustic sensation. Aiza is all set to conquer the Big Dome on Sept. 28 with Charice in “Power of Two: The Unbreakable Tour” (for tickets, call 911-5555). Together, they promise to showcase music with no boundaries as they inspire us to embrace our choices in life.
Kudos, Aiz! Gay pride is something you wear so well.
Here’s my tête-à-tête with Aiza:
How will you and Charice manage not to upstage each other in “The Power of Two?”
To begin with, we don’t sing songs of the same genre, so it’s impossible for us to upstage each other.
What can fans expect from your concert?
This concert is about empowering people. There will be songs about that. Otherwise, it’s simply a night of pure enjoyment and great music.
In what ways are you better than Charice?
I’d like to believe that since I’m older than she is, I’ve been through more experiences. And that gives me a deeper reservoir of emotions to draw from when I interpret a song.
What advice did you give Charice after her coming out?
Would you be open to a lesbian’s version of “My Husband’s Lover” and what message would you like it to impart?
Yup. It should show that, whether it’s a same-sex relationship or heterosexual, we all go through the same cycles of love and pain. The form may be different but the essence is the same.
What makes your relationship with your girlfriend work?
Communication. Understanding. Trust. Honesty. We give each other the benefit of the doubt and above all, love.
What’s your advice to gays who still have not come out of the closet?
Just don’t use other people to “cover” their closet.
Is it easier to compose a song when you’re happy or when you’re sad?
It’s easier when I’m sad. Composing a song is my way of venting. I turn my loneliness into something creative.
What’s your advice to child stars like Ryzza Mae Dizon?
To just enjoy and not let success go to their heads.
What’s your message to “Little Miss Philippines” [winners]?
Sleep more and take vitamins to make you grow taller.
What’s your song for yourself these days?
“Feels Like Home”
How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who, when she sang, shared [with others] her heart and soul.
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PERSONAL: Terima kasih to my dear “sisters” Jiji Fernandez and Iza Pascual for my unforgettable prebirthday celebration in Bali, Indonesia. It’s one for the books. Love you both like family!