Wednesday, June 28, 2006

music and me

Why is the first three notes Do Re Mi? Should I believe that it just happens to be Do Re Mi? Just a thought coz I am singing in my head the prelude of Do Re Mi song from the “Sound of Music”. It says

Do Re Mi Do Re Mi
The first three notes just happens to be Do Re Mi
Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti
Doe a deer a female deer...

And you know the rest of the lyrics

Our house has always been filled with songs. My father sings well. Ate Leng is a great singer. One time she joined a singing contest she almost had the scholarship, she was the runner up. Through them I became inclined to music and the music became inclined to me.

My singing career 8)started when i joined the God's Little Angels Choir, I think I was 6 or 7 years old then, Ate La was with me that's why my parents dont bother coz I have a yaya =P. (she by the way doesnt like to babysit but she cant disobey her parents wish could she?) Even at a young age I could sing solo in front of hundreds of people. I didn't have stage fright! Mainly because I enjoy the crowd and I am surrounded mostly with familiar faces. Besides, I was singing with my friends and for us it was all play, we were all having fun!

My first solo act =)), I dont recall the title of the song but here's the lyrics
Mga bata halina
Tayo ay kumanta
Awitan natin si Jesus
Ng Aleluya
Mga munting tinig
Magkaisa sa pagawit
Ng papuri kay Jesus
Ang Diyos ng Pagibig

I can still recall how we were arranged, while the rest of the choir were sitting/squatting at the stage I was standing singing the first lines of the song. After my solo part they all stood up and sung the chorus with me!

I think we had several runs of concerts in town. It was fun, really fun!

There was also a Christmas concert, it was then when I sang a whole song solo! A major break for my singing career! Nyahaha!!! And my piece was “The Star”

I see a star
A bright and shining star
See there
Up there it is so very far
See it glows
I wonder who would know
Why it twinkle
Why it glitter
Why it light the night

My singing career was at its peak! Our choir instructor was incidentally our school's part time singing coach for the Monday flag ceremony. And there my audience grew from family, to church, to school! Wow! When Mondays came for our section to perform a part usually I would go up on stage to sing and later to even dance!

I’ve sang Annie’s “Tomorrow”, ABBA’s “Thank You for the Music”, and Celine Dion’s “Power of Love”. And I have a special story for the latter, as I was singing “Power of Love” on stage my mother was lovingly watching me from afar (note that it was only a flag raising ceremony and mother’s are not allowed inside, so she watched me from the opened gate of the school =P ). One of the older audiences was assessing my singing and said that I started on a wrong note and that I would soon be out of tune, she said, “Di nya kaya yan”. Nanay didn’t bother argue with the lady and continued watching me, she know well enough that I could muster that! At the end of my song, I hit all the notes right, the woman said “Ay kaya nya pala.”, it was only then when Nanay react and said, “Anak ko yan”. Ang taray no?

After elementary I thought my singing career was over. But alas, I joined contests! In my first year I placed 4th , galing! You thought so? Apat lang kaya kami naglaban!!! Bwahaha.
2nd year I joined again, and that time I ranked 3rd! Improving! Then on the third year, I didn’t join the singing contest anymore, (nahihiya na ko). Come to think of it, if I joined I might have placed 2nd and finally 1st at 4th year!

My music career in school might have ended but I continued singing at the church and in daily basis at our bathroom! =P

to be continued

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

my orani getaway...

you'll get by with a little help from your friends =)

I was definitely hoping that God will send an angel to take me to some place where I could unwind and forget all worries even for a while. Alas, there came 7 angels to rescue me.

It has been a memorable day, este dawn... hahaha. Though the frogs, as in frogsssss because there were thousands of them (hindi naman siguro hundreds lang), give me goosebumps everytime they make their "kokak" sound I still had a grand time!

Kudos galore to Udette, Apple, Third, Ellen & Merwin, Ninin & Nathan.

I don't know if I'm ready or if i'll ever be ready to give the details about how I feel or why do I feel this, maybe one day soon.


A Time for Everything

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Patience, patience, patience... it will all come in place in God's time. I don't know how fast or slow He wants me to undergo such an overhaul yet for sure He has a great plan for me. Thank you to all the friends who's comfort makes this journey less of a burden.

Monday, June 05, 2006


some of the pictures taken from ninin's wedding
others with higher definition coming soon

cousins =P
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from left: ad, ellen, minette, me, a.lal,aunee,third,a.minnie,a.tess, a.elsie, k.arsing, dunno? (sorry po)

as promised: see other pics here
:: ninin's wedding photo album from tita lal! ::

verse of the day