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Apr. 16, 19 | 10:35 am

Despite already having a career in the entertainment and music industry, singer Ronnie Liang is on his way to realizing his childhood dream of being a pilot.

Liang revealed in an interview with Bandera that he is currently attending a flying school achieve his childhood goals.

His dream of becoming a pilot started when he and his father were sweeping the road when he was younger and an airplane passed by in the sky.

“Sabi ko, ‘Tay, ‘yan ang pangarap ko.’ Sabi niya, ‘Ang taas naman ng pangarap mo?’ ‘Yung the way he delivered, doubtful siya. Kasi unang-una, we’re not financially okay during that time. Tapos magastos ‘yung course,” Liang was quoted as saying.

Because of that, he had to put his childhood dreams on hold and took a different course in college.

Liang said that he financially supported himself all throughout his college years by working six jobs.

He said in a separate interview with GMA Network that he used to work at a fast food and at Video City while studying. He also became a delivery boy for a water refilling station, a seller of herbal products, and a part-time model on weekends.

He then joined a popular singing talent competition wherein he got discovered and catapulted his showbiz career.

Now that he and his family are no longer struggling financially, he then decided to study once again to become a pilot.

He said that he is now almost finished with his private pilot course. “Habang nag-aaral po ako may kumuha po sa akin na mag-endorse ng isang aviation company. Pag-aaralin nila ako. Good thing ka-tie-up nila ‘yung school ko ngayon, Aviation Marketing Solutions,” he said.

Liang also said that he needs to take an exam in order for him to earn a flying license from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

“Para siyang LTO natin. So, uupo ‘yung taga-CAAP, sasakay. Paliliparin ko ‘yung eroplano, itse-tsek niya. Kaya I’m very excited po,” he said.

Liang also said that he kept everything a secret from his family. No one in his family knew that he was already studying to become a pilot because he was afraid of failing.

He only revealed the news when he was already permitted to fly a plane.

“Yung iba kasi bumababa, tumataas ‘yung eroplano. Sa akin, hindi. Saka ano rin kasi, tinapos ko ‘yung 12 subjects bago ako pinayagang lumipad. At saka may simulation exam pa. Hindi rin basta-basta.

“Kaya during that time wala muna akong sinabihan. Kahit family ko, hindi nila alam for few months po. Naka-two to three months po ako, ‘yung grounds. Tapos nagpalipad na ako nitong March,” he said.

Narrating how proud his family was of him, Liang said, “Sabi nila, ‘Wow, congratulations!’ Although, I wish na sana, ‘yung mom ko kasi wala na. Kinuha na ni Lord. Ang sarap lang ng pakiramdam na matutupad mo ‘yung matagal mo nang pangarap.”

The singer also said that he can no longer wait to sit in a plane’s cockpit.

“Before kapag may out of town show, tinitingnan ko ‘yung cockpit ng sinasakyan naming eroplano, kung saan umuupo ang mga piloto. Sinasabi ko sa sarili ko, ‘Uupo rin ako diyan.’ At ako ‘yung magsasalita ng ganito, ‘This is the Captain, we’re cruising at 35,000 feet.

“‘We’re inviting everyone to download and stream my song on Spotify. Or kakanta ako, ‘Sa ‘iyong ngiti….’ Tapos sa screen, movies or MTV ko ang pinapalabas,” he said.

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