All Rise! Videoke Nation!
Your honour please
Gotta believe what I say
What I will tell
Happened just the other day
I must confess
‘Cause had about
I need your help (help)
Got to make this
Here thing stop (Stop)
ALL RICE! EXTRA RICE!!! ayyyyy ALL RISE PALA ng Blue!!!
I love singing! (And yeah, its a Basic Human Right hihihi, The Freedom of Expression!).
Its a form of release, maybe that’s the reason why Filipinos, despite poverty and the series of natural and man-made disasters, sing …. as in singing in the rain… humming during and after relief operations, belting out whitney and journey’s songs during special days – birthdays, anniversaries, thanksgivings and yes, even during wakes…..
The VIDEOKE NATION cant live without music.
All events should be concluded with a videoke session that will make the rooster stop sounding his early morning vocal practice… because nobody slept….:)
My siblings can all sing (in tune I suppose hihihi). We can also play instruments. No formal schooling. Just by observing and by listening and by playing around. If you are immersed in a community that even during brown outs, you would hear people strumming the guitar and humming familiar songs, that as you lie in bed, you will find yourself singing along….
My mom can sing but she cant hit tunes hihihi… but she was and is a very good badminton player. Her excuse is that her athletic skills are what were genetically transferred to us (hihihi…no objections or we wouldn’t have meals when we go home ^_^). Her favorite piece is always “closer you and I. ok let us let her be.
My dad is a superb singer. Part of a chorale in High School and had finished his college via a scholarship for the University Chorale. He has joined competitions here and abroad together with the group. I sometimes envy him and his voice. Now you know from whom me and my siblings inherited the love for music? . We are not competitive singers but give us that mic and we will rock your world hihihi!
My angels and their cousins can also sing very well… they manifested such skill and talent as soon as they can say the world “mama”. Ok, they got it from grand dad and not for me. … no objection your Honor!
Our family is an example of a typical singing Filipino family. We don’t compete. We just enjoy singing. If the neighbor is already complaining, we put out one more mic and ask the neighbor to sing with us hihhii… and most of the time, he will gladly oblige, over merienda… It doesn’t matter anymore who gets the highest or the lowest videoke score. What matters most is that we enjoyed listening to each other. Its a bonding moment to treasure.
When I feel so depressed, I just set up the magic sing and start singing my heart out. In tune or not, I like the way music calms me down and how I can express my complaints, my hurt, my pain, my happiness through straining my vocal chords hihihi.,…therapeutic exercise for me
I love friends who may not hit the tune but have the guts to perform, live, in front of an audience , during videoke sessions… Hey, accept it or not, they give the humor that the gathering needs, especially when they, themselves, are also having fun! Contagious!!!
SO, sa mga kapwa ko Filipino, ALL RISE! Ipaglaban ang….VIDEOKE!!!!