She said beforehand she will visit me at the UST Hospital where I was confined during my heart treatment.. but the weather never cooperated – Habagat is wrecking havoc here there and everywhere in Metro Manila. But she did fulfilled her promise – we still met before I went back home in Iloilo City on August 15,2018. When the Queen promised – come habagat & highwaters.. she fulfills. The reigning Queen of Filipino Funk-Jazz-Rock-Blues Fusion, singer-songwriter par excellence – the one & only Kat Agarrado.
Ofcourse, mostly knew her as the artist. But who really is Kat? Sino nga ba talaga si Kat? .. back in those Multiply.com days ( remember this before Facebook dominated the social media scene?), I happened to see this Sinosikat? fan page – explored their music and from thereafter I became their number one fan. When I had my FB account nine years ago, I searched for SINOSIKAT? fan page to continue my music connections with the band & their musical journey. Just to make chances only, I added Kat herself in my friends list .. and she did accepted my friends request ! The rest is history now.
I admit, I always thought that celebrities like Kat is just like some all other celebrities who are seems unreachable coz of their star-like milkyway status.. so, just like any ordinary fan, I only just follows her whenever she have updates on her timeline.. making some comments and emoticons on her photos and music videos. Kat wasn’t such star-crazed celebrity who are too blinded by the limelight and her superstar status.
I never expected this even in my dreams but on the 15th of August, a few days after I was discharged from UST Hospital, I finally met her.. she is not just enchantedly beautiful but I can see her inner beauty radiates deep down from within. I can feel her soul, her kind & compassionate heart and positive wisdom. She is so down-to-earth that when she talks I felt it seems I’m just talking to a favorite cutie pamangkin or a lovely-dovey daughter.
And why I am giving much attention to Kat and her music? .. coz im her number one fan.. in my life and beyond.
Her musical career path is going to be as colorful more than it is expected, more than what she deserves. She is blessed and gifted with much talents only given to some rare few.
.. and this is just the starting point of a beautiful journey.