Erich Gonzales is proud of her new resthouse. Kitang-kita sa kanyang mukha ang kasiyahan habang nagkukuwento siya tungkol sa naipundar niyang bahay at farm. “Sobrang happy ako kasi iyong resthouse na iyon sa Samal Island, Davao talagang dahil iyon sa showbiz. Investment talaga.”
I’m very happy for Erich dahil unti-unti na niyang nakakamit ang mga pangarap sa buhay.
Parang kailan lang when she joined the 2005 Star Circle National Teen Quest reality talent contest where she emerged Grand Questor. I was one of the jurors together with Ms. Gloria Diaz and Direk Lauren Dyogi.
Her life made a 360 degree turn after SCQ dahil naging sunud-sunod ang kanyang mga projects. She appeared on several ABS-CBN shows like Mga Anghel na Walang Langit, Calla Lily, Sana Maulit Muli, Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv, Ur Lyf 2, Your Song: Muntik na Kitang Minahal, Ligaw na Bulaklak and Pieta.
But Erich’s biggest break in the acting department was in Katorse kung saan niya nakatambal sina Enchong Dee, Ejay Falcon at Xian Lim. The public saw the image transformation of Erich in Katorse. Naging mas daring siya who didn’t mind showing some skin in the series para maging mas makatotohanan ang kanyang role as the innocent Nene who became pregnant at a young age.
Napapanood naman natin ngayon gabi-gabi si Erich bilang si Fina Dimaguiba/Policarpio sa Tanging Yaman where she plays the real daughter of the country’s First Family. Her character was thought to have died in a fire that occurred in the hospital where she was born. She was separated from her family and grew up as a poor girl.
Tama lang ang ginagawang pag-iipon at pag-i-invest ni Erich. In this business, we have no right to get tired or to complain as we do our jobs knowing that we are so fleeting – both our jobs and us.
Maaaring sikat ka ngayon pero bukas, wala nang nakaaalam sa pangalan mo. Showbiz is fascinating. The road to the bigtime is not easy.
Dito sa masaya, magulo at maintrigang mundo ng showbiz, ang imposible ay ginagawang posible. Kaya dapat maging puhunan sa showbiz ang lakas ng loob, walang patid na dasal sa Diyos at sipag na para bang ang bawat araw ay huling araw na ng mundo.
Kaibigan, usap tayo muli!
Points of Boy
by Boy Abunda