A great artist is someone who articulates himself clearly, gives justice to his talents, and most importantly, influences other people by just the way he lives.
Honestly, I was never a fan of anybody even if there is a lot of great artists. At times, I wonder why many people are very fascinated with those actors, singers, dancers, and so on. But, the moment I saw Darren on the TVK Blind Audition, I had this weird feeling that he’d be my Super Idol. Hehe… The Performing Arts Theater was surrounded by his presence and he proved his worth to be part of the competition. He’s a great total performer and a genuine person as well. Darren is indeed phenomenal. His great character, pleasing personality, powerful voice, and awesome moves have mixed altogether for him to become the next shining star. Lately, I’ve been into struggles. I came to a point of asking God why I have this kind of life, and what’s the essence of it. Then, Darren came. His voice brings healing to my wounded heart and peace to my restless mind. What makes my day complete is to watch his performances. He is a total performer that inspires. I am confident to say that God uses him to inspire me and at the same time, to encourage me not to stop believing, living and dreaming. His own renditions of One Moment in Time and Ngayon made the greatest impacts in my heart and soul. Those were his best performances not just because those were perfect but, each and every lyric of the songs touched my heart. A message that my own one moment is about to happen if I won’t give up. His God-given talent reminds me of my own capacity and capability, that I have to master them and don’t neglect what God has given me. Now, I am enlightened even further that I have to dream with sense of direction, to spend every moment with purpose, to grab any opportunity with gratefulness, to let every mistake be a lesson, to envision a future with impossibility to possibility, and to endeavour life with enthusiasm. I may be older than him but I wish to be like him, not just because of his talents but, because of his character.
Sa dami ng mga nagmamahal sa kanya, I know that it seems impossible for me to have a simple chitchat with him. But personally, I’d like to see, to thank, and to inform him in person how grateful I am to God that there is one Darren Espanto who inspires me a lot. Maski makapagpapicture lang, mukhang malabo. But, it won’t change a thing. Maski anong mangyari, he’d always be the one and only Darren Espanto. Hehehe… Each and every Darrenatic deserves to have a moment with him. Pero maski hindi ko siya makita, masaya na ako kung malaman niya yung naging impact niya sa pagkatao ko.
However, the moment I learned that Darren will have his in-store autograph signing on August 31, 2014 at MOA, I decided right away to call off my appointments for the said date. I felt like it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and greet my Super Idol and I couldn’t bear to miss it. Somehow, I prayed to God hoping that Darren would visit SM Megamall since it’s near my place. Then one Sunday afternoon, I was very much delighted when I found out that he’d have an in-store autograph signing in Astroplus, SM Megamall. ’Twas like a dream come true for me. Indeed, this one moment could last a memory of a lifetime. I was astonished and I couldn’t help but to become joyous and grateful. And then the day has come. I had a sigh of bliss when I finally caught a glimpse of Darren. He’s like a legendary angel with powerful voice and great character. My day was complete when I had a photo with him although it was just in a jiffy. From that time, I was very much convinced that nothing is impossible when you do want something and if you let God make this dream a reality for you. Meeting Darren is a tantamount to miracle. That’s why many are supporting him. Just like me, they’ve been captivated by his voice, captured by his movements, and inspired by his humility.