Jona to pay tribute to her father in upcoming concert

Saturday, November 25th, 2017. Filed under: Entertainment Filipino Stars Lifestyle
Jonalyn "Jona" Viray (MNS photo)

Jonalyn “Jona” Viray (MNS photo)

Singer Jonalyn “Jona” Viray turned emotional as she recalled her father Fernando delos Santos Viray, who passed away last October at the age of 51.

In an interview on Monday, Jona said she will be paying tribute to her father in her upcoming concert “Prima Jona on November 18 at the Theatre at Solaire.

“After po noong mangyari sa father ko, iniisip ko sa sarili ko kung kakayanin ko bang kantahin ang mga kantang ito. Baka mamaya umiyak ako at mag-breakdown lang ako doon? Pero kailangan kong harapin ‘yon. I think ‘yun po ang challenge sa akin kung paano ko made-deliver ang performance ng maayos kahit tagos na tagos po ang mga kantang kakantahin ko,” she said.

Jona was in tears as she talked about what she learned from the death of her father.

“Dapat hindi tayo magsasayang ng oras kasi hindi natin alam kung kailan mawawala ang isang tao, kung kailan mawawala ang isang bagay. Minsan sinasabi natin na next time o bukas na lang. Pero dapat ang i-practice natin na hindi sa lahat ng bagay laging may next time. Mas i-treasure natin ang ngayon at hanggang maari ay isipin natin na this is our last chance our last day,” she said.

“Na-appreciate ko rin po ‘yung buhay. Dapat sobrang inaalagaan natin ang health natin. Para saan pa ‘yung nagtatrabahaho tayo, nagpapayaman or ginagawa natin para sa wealth natin pero kung health ang magsa-suffer? So importante na bigyan natin ng halaga ang health natin. In general, mas lumalim ‘yung appreciation ko sa buhay, ‘yung patience, ‘yung sacrifices, yun ang na-appreciate at na-realize ko,” she added.

Asked if there are things that she wants to tell her dad, Jona said: “Marami pa rin akong gustong sabihin. Yung ‘Daddy. sana in the future sana ay makasama ka sa out of the country trips ko.’ Kasi isa yon sa mga dream ko sa family ko na makita nila kung ano ang ginagawa ko exactly, kung ano ang napupuntahan ko.”

The singer said that after what happened she and her family are now trying to move on with their lives.

“Kailangan pa ring mag-move forward sa buhay, kailangang magpatuloy at isipin na lang na lahat nang nangyayaring ito ay may dahilan at may purpose. Hindi ko man alam kung ano pa ‘yon pero ‘yun na lang ang positive side na iniisip ko. At saka nandiyan pa rin ang ibang family members na nagmamahal at nagsu-support sa akin. So tuloy-tuloy lang po ‘yung buhay,” Jona said.(MNS)

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