Naramdaman ng baguhang singer na si Ally Gonzales ang presence ng yumao niyang ama na si Allyson VII nang mag-debut siya noong Marso 24, 2022 sa Fernwood Gardens, Quezon City.
“I remember, my dad promised me na when I turn 18, na he would dance with me po sa 18 Roses po,” lahad ni Ally sa mini-presscon noong Abril 6, Miyerkules ng gabi, sa Pandan Asian Cafe, Sct. Limbaga St., Quezon City.
“He would offer me a dance. So, parang… when he passed away, it was very hard for me to move on.
“So, when my debut came, talaga po na I tried to compose myself not to cry so much, or not to get too emotional.
“Kasi, of course, as a performer, na parang singing, walking down the stage, I had to keep my composure.
“So, talaga every time I sang and during the 18 Roses po, especially kay Tito Alvin [Anson] po, I felt the presence of my dad.
“Na parang… there was a moment in my debut po, na while I was dancing with Tito Alvin, I hugged him na talaga po. Tito Alvin kasi reminds me of my dad.
“Napaiyak na po talaga ako, kasi I miss my dad. And while I had fun, talagang… parang it was just really painful without him.
“But I knew he was there beside me.”
Ang dating sexy actor na si Allyson VII ay kabilang sa Maryo Brothers, na grupo ng mga alaga ng yumao na ring direktor na si Maryo J. de los Reyes.
Pumanaw si Allyson sa edad na 44 noong Mayo 8, 2021 dahil sa massive heart attack.
BONDING TIME WITH HER DAD
Siyempre, may message si Ally para sa namayapang ama nang ipagdiwang niya ang kanyang debut.
“I made this speech po for my debut, kasi of course I had to do that for the party,” pagbuntong-hininga ng dalaga.
“I had a message naman po for my dad during the debut, and I got a bit emotional…
“Pero sometime po after the debut ko, parang I told to myself, parang I’m speaking to my dad, ‘I hope you’re happy talaga, Papa, kasi I miss you so much! And I’m all grown-up na!’”
Ipinagpasalamat ni Ally ang pagpapalaki sa kanya ng ama, at ang masasayang alaalang iniwan nito sa kanya.
Nakangiting pagbabalik-tanaw ni Ally, “Me and my dad, talagang pranksters po kami. Jokers, pranksters talaga.
“Na every day po, we find a joke that we laugh about. We always make jokes po about what we watch, we used to watch funny videos po.
“Talagang very close po kami, through thick and thin. Talagang he would always be there for me, pati siyempre po my mom.
“Pero my dad po, he would be there to make me laugh, lalo na po pag down ako. He would tell, ‘O, get up, we’re gonna do something! Ally, let’s watch funny videos!’
“So, ngayon without him po, usually I’m the one trying to cheer myself up, and trying to help my mom.
“Kasi, she’s also having a hard time. I know how painful it is to lose the person you fell in love with.
“Of course, I lost my dad po, pero my mom lost a partner na she wanted to grow old with po.
“So, parang I’m really trying to help everyone around me po who misses my dad.
“And I’m trying to show my dad, ‘Hey, Papa, I’m growing up na to be a strong, independent woman like what you wanted.’
“Kasi, if anything, he told me to always stay strong and your heart has to be very strong talaga.
“Kasi, the world is harsh, and yes, I’m a bit sensitive, pero talaga I’m doing it all for him. Kasi, I know, this is what he wanted for me. He wanted me to be happy.”
ALLY'S DEBUT PARTY
Nanaig pa rin naman ang kasiyahan ni Ally sa kanyang debut party, dahil batid niyang iyon ang gusto ng kanyang ama.
“I had really much fun sa debut ko po. First time in a party na ganyan po, I had so much fun talaga,” sambit ni Ally.
Kabilang sa special guests ni Ally sa kanyang debut ang Kapuso actor na si Kelvin Miranda, na leading man niya sa official music video ng debut single niyang "Ating Kabanata."
“I was very glad na he was able to make it sa party ko po. Everytime he’s there naman po, I always have fun when I’m around him po,” saad ng dalaga.
“I’m comfortable every time I’m with him po.”
Nilinaw ni Ally na magkaibigan lang sila ni Kelvin. Kahit 18 na siya, hindi pa raw siya pinapayagan ng mommy niyang maligawan at magka-boyfriend.
“My mom doesn’t accept that just yet po. Ako, I don’t have any interest naman po in having a boyfriend so soon po,” pagtatapat ni Ally.
Kabilang pa sa mga dumalo sa debut party ni Ally sina Gladys Reyes, Cris Villanueva, Poppo Lontoc, Direk Lester Dimaranan, Vehnee Saturno, Ladine Roxas, at Nikka Valencia.