MANILA, Philippines -- With a career that spans one decade, singer Christian Bautista has already "touched down on everything." But the romantic balladeer does not intend to rest on his laurels.
|Christian Bautista is also gearing up for a five-night concert series titled "X Class: The Xtian
Bautista Year 10 Concert." It will be held at the Meralco Theater from October 6 to 14.
Since his runner-up finish in the singing contest "Star in a Million," Bautista has treaded the world of singing, hosting, acting and theater -- locally and internationally.
As he marks his 10th year in show business, Bautista said he still seeks new challenges that will "excite" and "motivate" him.
"I'm 30, and it's a milestone in my life. I'm at a place where I have sort of touched down on everything already. Parang, what do I do next that will excite me, that will motivate me?" Bautista told ABS-CBN News on Wednesday.
Asked if his next "milestone" might be marrying his current girlfriend Carla Dunareanu, his co-star in the pan-Asian TV hit "The Kitchen Musical," Bautista said in jest: "In two or three years!"
'Not there yet'
Although his fame spans several countries -- his song have become hits in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand -- the balladeer feels he has yet to reach the peak of his career.
"I don't want to keep doing the same thing. Somehow there's always been this dream that I've always wanted to reach eh. I want a place na hindi na ako makakalimutan," said Bautista, who is gearing up for a five-night concert.
Some people say na nandoon na raw ako, but personally, I don't feel it eh. I still want to reach it," he added.