Lani Misalucha (MNS Photo)

Lani Misalucha (MNS Photo)

Acclaimed singer Lani Misalucha insists that she is ready to retire anytime and that, if it were all up to her, she would rather just cross-stitch.

But veteran concert performer was quick to add that if there are people who still want to listen to her music, she will continue to entertain audiences.

“Kung pwede ngang mag-stop na, bakit hindi?” Misalucha told reporters at a press conference for her upcoming two-night concert on December 4 and 5 at The Theatre at Solaire with special guest Arnel Pineda.

She said one of the reasons she decided to move to the United States was to start anew.

“To begin with hindi ko akalain na magsi-singer ako, ‘di ko pinursue ang pagiging singer. Nagpapasalamat ako na dumating sa buhay ko ‘yon na hindi ko ini-expect,” she explained.

“Since na-experience ko na dito sa Pilipinas ang maging recording artist, concert performer at saka TV host, na experience ko na ganito pala ang buhay, sabi okay na. Gusto ko na magiba na ulit, start from zero kaya nagpunta kami ng Amerika.”

But she quickly realized that being an entertainment is not that easy to give up.

“No matter what na pag-alis, sumusunod na pa din ;yung klaseng buhay na pag-awit, pag-perform at pag-entertain sa maraming tao. Since madami pa ding gustong makinig at makita ako na mag-perform eh ganoon ang gagawin ko,” she said.

Thus Misalucha was able to establish a name for herself as a sought-after Las Vegas lounge singer.

But despite her success, she reiterated that she’s ready to turn away from limelight.

“Tapos magga-gantisilyo na lang, cross stitch. … gusto ko naman ng ibang gagawin,” she said.

After her pre-Christmas show, Misalucha will return to the United States to be with her children and grandchild.(MNS)