- Lyca Gairanod showed Karen Davila their old house where the singer explained the difficulty they went through when going about their daily routines
- Their house, which was on stilts and rises about six to seven feet from the surface of the sea, has no toilet area
- The singing champ said they had to wait until nighttime so no one would see when they answer the call of nature
- Lyca also revealed that seawater would seep in through the wooden slits on the floor, particularly during typhoons or when it is high tide
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Lyca Gairanod, the champion of the first edition of The Voice Kids Philippines, showed journalist Karen Davila the house where she used to live.
The singing champ was the journalist’s guest on her YouTube channel.
Lyca Gairanod, ibenenta ang napanalunang bahay para doon manirahan sa lugar kung saan dati siyang nakatira
The house, which was built on stilts, rises approximately six to seven feet above the surface of the sea.
Since it has no toilet area, Lyca and her family would just make use of a hole on one section of the floor and had to wait until it is nighttime to answer the call of nature.
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“Yung pagbabawas po naming sa dagat na lang kasi wala po kaming CR dati. Talagang gabi kami mag-aano eh, para wala pong tao, nakakahiya din po kasi,” Lyca revealed.
Sometimes, they would also make use of a traditional chamber pot whenever they get the urge to pee.
“Minsan ano, arinola, para ihian po namin,” Lyca said.
Karen then showed the flooring on the house where the singing champ used to live.
It was made of several pieces of wood laid beside each other, though there are areas where one can find huge slits.
Through those slits, one can see the raging waves of the sea below.
Karen then asked if there was a time that the house faced the threat of destruction because of a storm or typhoon.
“Yes po. Opo, tinalian lang po ito ni papa eh nung time na yun. Tinalian niya sa mga banda-bandang kahoy na malayo po sa bahay,” Lyca bared.
Lyca Gairanod’s full interview of how she lived then can be found on the YouTube channel of Karen Davila.
Lyca Jane Epe Gairanod, better known as Lyca Gairanod, is a Pinay singer and actress. She was born on November 21, 2004 in Tanza, Cavite where her father worked as a fisherman while her mother scavenged for old newspapers and used bottles with Lyca helping her when she grew a bit older. Lyca used to sing for her neighbors so they would give her food or money. She joined the first edition of The Voice Kids Philippines, where she won a cash prize, a house and lot, and a recording deal with MCA Music Philippines.
Previously, Lyca also featured her childhood house in Cavite in her own vlog. She shared the struggles she experienced growing up and before joining 'The Voice Kids.' Lyca was also reunited with her lola who took care of her when she was still a kid. She shared an emotional moment with her lola and they both started crying.
In another episode on her vlog on her YouTube channel, Lyca shared moments with her 86-year-old grandmother once again. The singer also took time to respond to some of the netizens who accused her of neglecting and abandoning her grandmother in their old and worn-out house. She explained that she has repeatedly told her lola to transfer to their new house but the latter refused because she loves their old house. Furthermore, Lyca is already planning to have a new house built for her grandmother even if she is already comfortable in the old house.