“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”—Washington Irving
“M” is for the million things she gave me, “O” means only that she’s growing old, “T” is for the tears she shed to save me, “H” is for her heart of purest gold; “E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining, “R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,” A word that means the world to me.
Have you ever wanted something so much that you really pushed yourself beyond your limit and almost do crazy stuff just to get it?
Have you ever felt the feeling of so much passion coming from your heart that you felt that your world will end if you are not going to pursue it?
I’ve felt this before, when I dreamt of becoming a junior jock of Magic 89.9. Honestly, I don’t know where this passion came from. All I know is that I want this so bad! I want to share my talent, thoughts and ideas to all the people. I want everyone to hear my voice and I want to have a connection with all the people the way the Magic Dj’s have.
I remember when I first listened to Magic 89.9; the show was Boy’s Night Out and back then, their time slot was still 9pm-12mn. I remember how much I enjoyed listening to Tonytoni, Slick Rick and Sam YG, they are CRAZY! Then I started listening to the other shows of Magic like Good Times with Mo, Mojo, Grace Lee, On demand, Big Meal, Top 5@5, Strikezone, Magic 30. I was amazed at how close they are to listeners. I was also amazed at how good they are at connecting with the people and at the same time keeping their own persnonality. From there, I also realized one thing, you don’t have to change who you are just to please everybody. Yes, a lot of people may hate you for being mean, and all that stuff, but hey, what’s important is that you stayed true to yourself!
This is the reason why 3 years ago, I decided that I want to become a part of this wonderful family. So, I auditioned for the junior jock program. I remember the first time that I auditioned. When i got inside the room, I was trembling; I was super nervous and I couldn’t breath properly! Sadly, because of this, they turned me down. But instead of being discouraged, it made my passion grew. I auditioned again the next year and before I went inside the booth, I told myself that I should give my 100% on this. Luckily, I was able to pass the first round, and Suzy and Pat gave me the Golden Ticket! I was so happy and I told myself that this is it! This is what I have been waiting for. Two weeks after the first round, I received a call from magic informing me about the 2nd round, I thought that it is going to be as easy as the first round, but I was wrong. I was super nervous that I was not able to do what they are asking me to do. I let my nerves get the best of me. When they announced the names of the new JJ’s, my heart sunk when I did not hear my name. I felt so bad; I felt that my whole world crashed and I felt so frustrated! When I got home, I asked myself, do I still want to go for it? What if it is not really meant to be for me? What if this is not where I should be? For days, I cried and cried until one night, when I was listening to BNO, I heard that the boys are talking about passions. From there, I heard that Sam YG auditioned for three times before he got into the program and he even said that if you really want something, go for it! Don’t let anything get into your way. Summer came and the date of the auditions was announced. Again, I was excited about it. This would be my last opportunity to show them what I got. This is my last chance to show them that I can be the next big thing in the radio industry.
Before I entered inside the booth, I reminded myself of my goal, and that is to be a junior jock! I did what they asked me to do and they gave me the Golden Ticket. Before they let me out of the room, they asked me to promise one thing, and that is not to let my nerves get the best of me. I promised that to them and a week after that, I received an E-mail about the 2nd round of auditions. While I was waiting for my turn, I met a lot of wonderful people and I realized that there are a lot of good auditionees and because of that, I started to get nervous again. I was in the middle of my prayer when my number was called. They asked me to go inside the conference room and when I got there, I shook off all the shyness and I let my personality shine through.
May 4, 2011 was the happiest day of my teenage life. This was the day when I received an E-mail from Pat saying that I made it! I am now a Junior Jock of Magic 89.9! I cannot contain my happiness! I was jumping up and down! I really don’t know what to say, I was just so happy!
This is it! The start of a wonderful journey together with the people who share the same passion that I have.
For those who are reading this blog, this is the only thing that I can say, DON’T BE AFRAID TO PURSUE YOUR DREAM! DON’T BE AFRAID TO COMMIT MISTAKES AND DON’T LET YOUR FAILURE GET INTO THE WAY. FOR YOUR DREAM, MISTAKES AND FAILURES WILL HELP YOU ACHIEVE THE SUCCESS THAT YOU ARE SEEKING FOR! :D
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek”—Mario Andretti - race car driver
“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”—Thomas J. Watson