LA Santos says he’s still waiting for his big break
LA Santos said that he is still waiting for his big break in show business to happen, but that he is taking his career one step at a time.
Speaking to reporters during the mediacon for his new movie “Maple Leaf Deams” with Kira Balinger, Santos vowed to do his best and never tire of learning the ropes in showbiz, which he’s learned to love. He said that he would dedicate his triumphs to his mother, who was fully supportive of him.
“Hanggang ngayon ay naghihintay pa rin ako ng big break ko. Umpisa pa lang talaga ng career ko, gusto ko lang mapasaya ‘yung nanay ko po. ‘Yung mommy ko po, mapagmahal siyang tao. Gusto niya lang ipakita ang pagmamahal sa tao. Gusto lang niyang i-share ang pagmamahal sa tao,” he said.
(Until now I am still waiting for my big break. At the start of my career, I just want to make my mom happy. My mom, she’s a very loving person. She just wants to show love to people. She wants to share love to the people).
Santos also said that he would want to give back his blessings. In fact, he said that he donated to charity his first paycheck as a singer. The check was from his single, “Ano’ng Pangalan Mo?”
“Ako po, ‘yung unang suweldo ko ay dinonate ko. Iyon ‘yung unang-unang kita ko sa Star Music. Nag-donate po kami ni mommy sa maraming foundation po. Dinonate ko sa Child Haus ni Mother Ricky Reyes ang unang suweldo ko kasi po hindi pa po ako nag-aartista, hindi pa po ako nakikilala, sa Child Haus pinapakanta na po nila ako doon dati,” he said.
(I donated my first earning. That was my very first check from Star Music. Mommy. My mom and I donated to different foundations. I donated mine to Child Haus of Mother Ricky Reyes because when I wasn’t acting yet, when I was not known yet, they already hired me to sing for them.)
Canadian dream vs American dream
Meanwhile, Santos said that if he were to choose, he would prefer to go to Canada rather than chase the American dream.
He said that much of his choice is because he’s already been to Canada and was able to experience first-hand Filipino hospitality there.
“Ako, personally, Canadian dream po ako kasi po nakita ko po kasi ‘yung mga Pilipino sa Canada (because I saw how Filipinos are in Canada),” Santos said when asked to choose between going to the United States or to Canada.
“Noong pumunta po kami doon dati, tinour pa po nila kami kahit hindi pa po naming sila masyadong kakilala. Very welcoming sila lalo kapag alam nilang Pilipino ka. Iagagala ka po nila, dadalhin ka sa mga resto, mga tourist destinations. Iyon po ang na-appreciate ko, ‘yung love na ibinibigay nila,” he said.
(When we were there, they toured us even when they hardly knew us. They were very welcoming especially when they learn that you’re a Filipino. They will tour you, they will bring you to the restos and tourist destinations. That is what I appreciated about them). EDV
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