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This Week on 'We Rise Together': Gigi and The Gigi Vibes, SB19 + more!

Karen recalled contemplating about her life's purpose when she was in prison

Star Cinema Admin
Star Cinema Admin

3/11/2022 in News
This Week on 'We Rise Together': Gigi and The Gigi Vibes, SB19 + more!

A fast-rising OPM band, a Pinoy supergroup, and three empowered women were the guests for this week's "We Rise Together"!

Fresh from the success of their Manila concert, Gigi and the Gigi Vibes graced the March 7 episode of the show. Now that they're preparing for their first-ever Dubai concert as a band, they couldn't be more grateful for the endless support they've been receiving from their fans since day one.

While Gigi is happy to be reaping the success of her hard work, the RISE artist believes it wouldn't be possible without her band who helped her grow as a person and as a singer.

"Ang tagal din namin ‘tong pinagpursigihan talaga saka ang daming nangyari. Hindi naman kami pare-parehas ng experiences pero ‘pag nag-stick kayo sa goal niyo saka you surround yourself with people na tutulungan kayo, iaangat kayo. Kasi for me ha, I can’t do this alone," Gigi said.

"Kasi once nakasama mo na 'yung mga taong alam mong maggo-grow ka, dun na mag-i-istart," she added.

Watch the full episode here:

This week's flashback episode featured none other than the five-member P-Pop group SB19 from their guesting back in 2020. 

Now that they're being recognized worldwide, the members recalled their humble beginnings in the show, such as when they were simply joking around about being famous someday.

"Dati, isa lang po 'tong napakalaking pangarap na lagi lang po naming pinag-uusapan, pinagbibiruan lang po namin," Stell recalled. "Pero sa isang iglap po paggising namin, nagulat kami na nagsisimula nang nangyayari yung dating pinapangarap lang namin."

"Siguro po partly, iniisip namin na gusto po namin [mangyari] 'yung ganun. Iniisip po kasi namin dati na, 'Totoo ba, 'pag nagsimula tayo may magkakagusto sa grupo natin? Tayong limang makikilala.' Tapos ngayon po na nangyayari paunti-unti, sobrang hindi pa rin po kami nakakapaniwala," he gushed.

Watch the full episode here:

In celebration of Women's Month this March, the life of an empowered woman, Karen Bordador, will be featured on "Maalaala Mo Kaya" this March 12.

Portraying her is Kaila Estrada who joined the "Pinoy Big Brother" alum and Lou Yanong on the March 11 episode of the show.

While Karen's life in prison wasn't exactly a good experience, Karen made it a "golden" one as she used her time inside to contemplate her purpose in life.

"'Yung time na nasa loob ako, I had every second to contemplate and analyze kung ano ba'ng purpose ko dito. Why do I exist? Sometimes kasi 'pag nasa loob ka ng kulungan mapapaisip ka, am I just a waste of space? Am I just a trash? Kasi parang patapon na rin 'yung area na 'yun. Isolated kayo, outcast kayo, parang hindi ka na accepted sa lipunan," Karen shared.

The former DJ also shared her realizations that motivated her to become a "treasure" from being "trash."

I was thinking... 'yung lahat ng skills ko, magagamit ko pa ba 'yun? Sabi ko, imposible. Imposibleng ganito lang ang buhay na I'm just gonna be here and I'm gonna lose it all. Sabi ko, feeling ko challenge 'to ni Lord. Feeling ko gumigising pa ko kasi gusto Niya na may ma-discover pa 'ko sa sarili ko. 'Yun 'yung motivation ko sa sarili ko." 

"I'm not just in this place because I'm trash. You know, a lot of trash becomes treasure. When you're on fire, you become gold. So I'm gonna make this a golden experience for me," she said.

Watch the full episode here:

Catch your favorite Rise artists and their celebrity guests on "We Rise Together" every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 12 noon on Rise Artists Studio and Star Cinema's Facebook pages.

You can also watch full episodes on Rise Artists Studio's Youtube channel!

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