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
Enough (Enough)
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!!!!

(I trespassed the page of 35andupcynicismonhold  and left this lengthy comment on her post… hihihi sorry sis! I just love your post and the topic it has! Kill me!)

About chilledhoney

"INVICTUS" panulat na matalinhaga, panulat na tumatama… ang kaisipan at kahulugan ay napag-iisa…. mga kaisipang minsan ay matindi at maanghang pagkawika, ngunit minsan nama’y payak, humahaplos sa kamalayan, puso at isipan…. at sa aking maikling panahong paikot ikot dito sa harding aking tambayan… oras ay di ko namamalayan… sa mga puna at palagay, ako ay nasisiyahan…. napakasarap pakawalan ang malayang kaisipan….

Posted on August 26, 2012, in FREE FLOW, KARANASAN. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. ahaha, gusto ko ‘to… “ALL RICE! EXTRA RICE!!! ayyyyy ALL RISE PALA ng Blue!!!”

    actually, di ko masyadong napansin ang maiksi mong comment, di halatang na-apektuhan ka. aliw ‘yong kukuha lang ng extrang microphone para sa nagre-reklamong kapitbahay, hihi. thanks, ha. hello, Honey!🙂

    • Hello there 35andup! Hay salamat di mo pala napansin ang aking munting comment sa iyong pahina, di naman masyadong na thrill sa topic hihihi 🙂

      Ay naku, oo totoo yan, mabisang mabisa, pag nagreklamo na ang kapitbahay, kumuha ng extra mic, anyayahan na maki jam habang nagkakape at kumakain ng mainit na tinapay na nabibili doon sa kanto ng aming barangay…:) (at para hindi ka maipabarangay, harangan ng kahoy o bato ang kalsada para lahat ng tricycle, doon sa kabilang ibayo daan, walang masasakyan ang magrereklamo, ang bad ba? hahahaha)

      Let the show begin!🙂

  2. “I love friends who may not hit the tune but have the guts to perform, live, in front of an audience , during videoke sessions”… Bigla yta lumakas ang loob ko.. Hahha hirap ng walang talent aba..🙂

    • HIhihi…

      Inaantay kitang umuwi sister and we will rock the mountain of rocks dun sa “up barangay”

      Tama ka, guts lang yan… ikaw pa!

      Ang mga taga sa atin ay adik sa videode…

      Isang adiksyon na di hinuhuli bagkus sinusuportahan pa ng gwapong gwapo nating punong barangay na napakabait🙂 (at minsan kasama sa videokehan din, tagapalakpak, kasama ng kanyang napakagandang misis hihihi!)

  3. sabay natin kantahin itong all rise ng blue haha fav ko yan noon…

    i love singing too.

    gaya nga ng sinabi mo freedom of expression haha

    lalo na pag may mga bagay na hindi ko mailabas.. kahit saan kahit pa sa banyo when i feel like singing hahaha
    kumakanta ako tapos talagang kelangan naka mic ako nyahahaha para mag sink in sa akin yun lyrics ng kinakanta ko kaya naman iparinig dun sa taong gusto ko makarinig hahaha..

    “i have to say i love you in a song ”

    honey tingin ko magkakasundo tayo😉

    • hihihi!!!

      Yes I think so also🙂

      Di ba nga, birds of the same feather flock together?

      So since pareho tayong malambing, pretty (walang kokontra at ako’y magtatransform hihihi), at mahilig sa kantahan, palagay ko, magkakasundo nga… ! Isama pa ang isang blogger friend na nakakilala ko na ng personal (si worhipwarriorbride) na may ginintuang tinig din…🙂

      Ay gusto ko rin yang

      “I have to say I love you, in a song….”

      ALL RISE!!! hihihihi

  4. Ikaw na ms honey! Iyo na lahat ng talent! Beauty and brains? Ano pa ang hahanapin.? God will give you your heart’s desire in His time.Just let him be the center of your life.. He will give you the best person, someone who will take care and love you without reservations.. No buts no ifs, no condition. Im sure of that.. God bless

    • “… the best person, someone who will take care and love you without reservations.. No buts no ifs, no condition.”

      Yan ang kulang Binks…

      Minsan di din maganda na marami kang alam o marami kang taglay na katangian, dahil ang simpleng nilalang na nais mong makasama ay intimidated 100%… Ang simpleng ikaw ay natatabunan ng ikaw na dapat ay ipakita sa society to gain approval and maintain your status.

      Ang di alam ng karamihan, it’s just a coping mechanism.. “compensation”…excelling in other areas because you know that you are deficient in other areas…..

      Mahirap din humanap ng totoong kaibigan. Minsan di mo alam kung concerned talaga o hindi. Marahil, hindi din kasi yung totoong ikaw ang nakikita. Kadalasan, may maskarang suot, kasi nga may expectations ang paligid na dapat sundin.😦

      I guess I was just able to use compensation positively🙂 (Thank God!)

      • There is always two sides of the story.. The one you wanted to show and the other one the real you..

        At some point in your life makakakita ka ng taong makikita ang talagang ikaw behind your facade.. The person who have the strength to breakdown your walls and withstand the kind of person you are.. Sya ung taong wag mo papakawalan.. Dahil sya ung taong mamahalin ka.

        Reality bites, but if that person loves you for who you are and not for what you have.. He will fight for you.. How do i know? Because i got one! My exact opposite, my better half. We didn’t have a bed of roses kind of story, but together we were able to withstand all the trials in life.. Battled the storm that’s why siguro kahit ano na dumating sa amin kayang kaya na.

        Im not saying that you should trust me, tama ka i don’t know you that much nor do i know anything about you but as a woman i could feel your burden.. I could feel it thru your post. I maybe wrong but you are wearing your heart on your sleeves,you said it yourself.. Im not judging you or anyone, but i can see myself on you. Nakakarelate ako sa mga post mo.

        Trusting and friendship starts with showing the real you. Walang hangups, walang past. Laying down your cards, in the end pag kayo kayo talaga. Kahit harangan pa ng sibat yan..

        Fairytales happen in real life..Madaming kontabida, para maging bida. Kelangan muna mag hiwalay or magsuffer and babae bago makita ang prince charming. Ganun din in reality, in relationship or just in life per se, to have a good relationship kelangan malampasan ang mga pagsubok para maging matatag, para magkaroon ng happy ending.

        Ang dami ko sinabi im not sure if i made sense.. Hehe..
        Anyways, clear your eyes from tears, it mars your vision.. When you do, makikita mo din un..🙂 hugs dear!

  5. theworshipwarriorbride

    kaya tayo close!!! Hahaha, Singing just naturally runs with Filipino blood.🙂

    Can’t wait for our videoke session hahaha

  6. closer you and i din ang lagi kong inuuna pag dating sa kantahan.. ehehehhe fav song kapag karaoke.. at medyo nasa tono ako diyan.. mga first stanza.. the rest.. wala na.. ehehehehe

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