Monday, November 2, 2009
Robi Domingo is determined to stay in showbiz for a long time...
After his last acting project in Your Song Presents Boystown, Robi Domingo will play the younger brother of Gerald Anderson in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya. But while waiting for his next project, Robi keeps himself busy as a VJ for MYX music channel and as a mainstay of ASAP ‘09 every Sunday with the Star Magic dance group Gigger Boys. In an interview with ABS-CBN.com, Robi said that he is not worried that he has no regular acting project at the moment. “Hindi naman ako masyadong worried sa ngayon na wala akong regular show. I’m still studying (he’s taking up Health and Science at the Ateneo De Manila University) so habang walang taping pag-aaral muna ang pinagtutuunan ko ng pansin. May MYX pa naman ako so okay lang and ASAP with the Gigger Boys. Siguro magwo-worry na lang ako kapag graduate na ako sa school and by then wala pa ring project na sinasabi.”
This 20-year old acknowledges the fact that staying in showbiz is a challenge for any star. But Robi is confident that his talents will keep him in the industry for a much longer time. “Sa dami na ng artista ngayon mahirap na talagang magkaroon ng stable career. That’s why the challenge is to always enhance your caliber as an artist, whether it is [in] acting, singing, dancing, or anything. So now I’m continuously improving my craft sa dancing and hopefully sa acting din. Malay niyo soon kumakanta na ako, ha ha ha! Seriously, ngayong semestral break plano kong mag-voice lessons. I can play the piano and guitar na, I can also write songs. Maganda kung lahat magagawa ko.”
Robi is just thankful that he is still a regular VJ in MYX one year after winning in the VJ search. He told ABS-CBN.com that this is the job which he enjoys very much. “I’m very happy na tumagal ako sa MYX and sana maraming years pa ako makapag VJ dito. Ang dami kong natututunan, plus it very fun. Hindi rin kasi biro ‘yung mag-host in front of the camera, mag-spiel ng mahahaba. It’s not as easy as it looks on TV.”
After finishing second place in Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus last year, Robi auditioned for the MYX VJ Search. Starting out with barely any hosting experience, Robi was proud of his major improvement after being a VJ for a year. “I’ve stopped stuttering, ha ha ha! I’ve learned to organize my thoughts. Mas relaxed na ako ngayon. Dahan dahan na ‘yung pagsasalita ko kaya mas madali nang mag-spiel. Especially sa My MYX na nagbabasa ako ng mga Tagalog requests. Ang pangit naman kung lagi kang nabubulol.”
CREDITS TO: Napoleon Quintos, abs-cbn.com., 2009.10.28