Myrtle Sarrosa opens up about what the pandemic taught her

Published November 25, 2020, 12:48 PM

by Neil Patrick Nepomuceno

Kapuso singer-songwriter, actress and cosplayer Myrtle Sarrosa said that the year 2020 is no joke as it taught her what matters most.

During a press conference for her upcoming virtual concert “MYRTLE: Still Love Me,” Myrtle recalled some bad moments of the year when she couldn’t fly to Davao to visit her deceased grandmother and a friend who is also her hairstylist due to COVID19.

“It taught me a lot of lessons about life…nothing in life is really permanent. Before, I always focused on my career, achievements…all of that became secondary,” she said.

“Tapos yung naging mas importante para sa’kin was my health, the health of my parents, my family and yung relationship ko with my friends,” said Myrtle.

Despite the hardships that she had to face, Myrtle is all smiles and genuinely happy to impart details for her upcoming concert, including her Christmas wish for 2020.

“Ang Christmas wish ko and isabay ko na rin, birthday wish ko kasi birthday ko is December 7, Sagittarius ako; my wish is that by next year maging maayos na ang lahat so I can once again see my friends and connect with people,” she said.

“I just really wish and hope that everyone around me will continue to stay safe kasi at this point of my life, mas narealize ko talaga na: ‘what is really important to me is my friends, family and the people around me.’ hindi ko na hinihiling yung materyal na bagay; hindi ko na naiisip ‘yun ang gusto ko na lang talaga is makita na yung mga taong pinaka-minamahal ko,” she added.

Myrtle said that she’s ready to deliver to her fans with the concert.

“Ang dami naming challenges for this and first of all is: bawal magkaroon ng physical audience… supposedly dapat talaga is ‘physical’ that was supposed to happen last April.”

“So, ngayon we’re pushing through the concert sa TEATRINO ‘pa rin but this time around walang audiences so yung pinaka-challenge for this is performing without the cheers of the crowd…Sa’kin kasi yun talaga yung ‘fuel’ ko ‘pag nagpeperform ako,” she said. 

Myrtle’s fans are in for an audio-visual treat with her performance; more than half of the songs featured in her concert are her original releases. It will also include classic materials that would surely connect to all ages.

“Fashion-wise, eto na ata yung pinaka-stylized concert na gagawin ko, it’s not just about cosplay…”

“I think it’s for general audiences. Anyone who is young can watch it, anyone who is old can also relate to it kasi meron akong mga songs na ipe-perform so makaka-relate sila ‘dun.”

Watch Myrtle perform on her virtual concert “MYRTLE: Still Love Me” on Nov.  28, 8 pm. Tickets are available online via