bravo, housemate!

One of my housemates is a senior voice major at the UP College of Music. Since Ervin joined us in the apartment a few years ago, I have had to resort to reciting psalms in the shower instead of belting out hymns. Hehe. Ervin is a very gifted singer, but he is more than his powerful and impressive voice; the dude’s a really nice fellow, lighthearted and very humble.

A few weeks ago we all got excited for him as he told about a possible guesting at the Kapuso Network. Turned out he would be singing the finale with Kyla at the launch of GMA’s newest, high-tech studio.

His voice recital had to be re-scheduled to accommodate the guesting. In the midst of juggling preparations for his recital and rehearsals for the TV guesting, Ervin asked me if I would design his recital poster. I was all too glad to help because, well, I am a good housemate—okay, maybe I was also eager to see Zak the MacBook in action with Photoshop. I missed his recital because of my Hong Kong trip, but I heard it went well. Now I wasn’t going to miss his TV debut.

The GMA 7 event, which actually happened last Oct 17, was aired just last night. I poured myself some orange juice (Minute Maid—with real orange pulp!) and waited for the finale. Ervin is in Bacolod for the semestral break, so when his bit finally came on, I just texted him, “Telegenic!” No reply. I’m sure he was flooded with text messages from all his friends (and fans!). Tonight I got a Yahoo message from a mutual friend, with a link to a YouTube upload of Ervin’s number. (Nothing escapes YouTube!) Watching it the second time gave me goosebumps. Here it is. Enjoy!

That’s mah housemate! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I better get his autograph before he becomes more famous ๐Ÿ˜€ I wonder how it felt to hold Kyla’s hand and have her sing while staring deep into your eyes…


  1. watched this on TV last Sunday, and my gulay! goosebumps galore! nung sa church sya kumanta, bilib na bilib na ko eh! tas ngayon mega-mega as in super na! meron na ba syang fans club? magsa-sign up na ko! waaaaaaaaaaah! pa-autograph naman sa housemate mo! hihihihi ๐Ÿ˜‰

    sure, P500 lang! hehe… ๐Ÿ˜€ sillyserious


  2. wow kuya housemate mo yan? hahaha. galing *clap, clap*

    ya, matagal-tagal ko rin tinrain yan… haha! ๐Ÿ˜€ sillyserious


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