When dreams come true

WHEN HE was still one of the scholars in Pinoy Dream Academy, Ronnie Liang was asked to put together what PDA Headmaster Jim Paredes called a “collage of dreams”—things that he wanted to have, or to happen in his life.

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

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Published: Tue 20 Mar 2007, 11:02 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:45 PM

Among the dreams in Ronnie’s collage were: 1) to own a car; 2) to travel and perform in different places in the country and around the world; and 3) to record his very own album.

Pinoy Dream Academy held its Grand Dream Night last December. It’s only been three months since then, and already, Ronnie has seen his three dreams come true. Last year, he bought his first car, a Honda City sedan. He and the other PDA scholars have been going around the country to perform. They have been to Cebu and Davao and recently returned from Japan, their first out of the country tour. In April, they pack up and leave again, this time for the US.

“It was great,” says Ronnie of his Japan experience. Performing for his fellow Filipinos was something he will never forget. He also got a kick out of being able to greet them and say, “Good evening. Thank you for coming” in Nihonggo.

But nothing will top the feeling of recording his very own album. Yes, Ronnie’s dream of having his own album has also come true. The album, which will be released by Universal Records, will contain 13 songs, consisting of eight originals and five remakes. The carrier single is Ngiti (Smile), an original song. Ronnie isn’t telling—he wants it to be a surprise—whether or not his versions of Nais Ko and Pangako Sa ‘Yo, which were his two best performances during his Pinoy Dream Academy run, are included in the final song line-up.

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