I Want It That Way the ABS-CBN Newsroom Style

Ever wonder what happens inside Newsrooms of TV Channels?

I had a blast watching this video!

It’s the ABS-CBN News Team‘s version of Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way.

So that’s what they are doing! Lol.. I’m kidding! I know how serious these people are at their jobs but it’s nice to know they know how to liven up and have a little fun. Who says working in the newsroom is no fun? Haha…

Seeing this video makes me miss home and watching Philippine TV. But I am amazed like they not only made the younger news correspondents sing, but they also made veterans like Korina Sanchez and Noli de Castro sing to the song!


And I think I would have to commend them because they were game to do it, knowing that this will be posted online and might even go viral (knowing how many Filipinos would be watching it!).

This is a super fun video! So now spot your favorite news personality! haha.. I see Atom Araullo… reminscing 5 and up days!! And Dyan Castillejo is so sexy! hahaha 🙂

Have fun watching it!


Ikaw At Ako (You and Me) – Johnoy Danao

I know I post a lot of Korean and other Asian music on my blog, but that does not mean I have lost touch with the true blue OPM sound. So I am posting another one.

I actually came across this song from a wedding video posted on youtube. And I love this song so much that I wanted to share it! It’s Johnoy Danao‘s Ikaw At Ako (translation: You and Me).

I am a sucker for Pinoy Acoustic music. And when I heard this I loved it on the spot. And I love it even more when I read the lyrics. It is so far the best Filipino wedding song, by mt standards at least. The melody of the song is subtle which blends perfectly with the voice of the singer. I love that what you hear is just the voice of the singer and the strums of his guitar. Because of that it gives the best romantic feeling. Another thing is, I am a shameless hopeless romantic. The first time I listened to this song, it made me cry. I wish I would also have a love story that is being described in the song (especially in a world like ours now).

This is the lyrics of the song (in Filipino):

Ikaw at ako, pinagtagpo
Nag-usap ang ating puso
Nagkasundong magsama habangbuhay.
Nagsumpaan sa Maykapal
Walang iwanan, tag-init o tag-ulan
Haharapin bawat unos na mag-daan.
Sana’y di magmaliw ang pagtingin
Kaydaling sabihin , kayhirap gawin
Sa mundong walang katiyakan
Sabay natin gawing kahapon ang bukas.
Ikaw at ako, pinag-isa
Tayong dalwa may kanya kanya
Sa isa’t-isa tayo ay sumasandal
Bawat hangad kayang abutin
Sa pangamba’y di paaalipin
Basta’t ikaw, ako
Tayo magpakailanman.
Kung minsan ay di ko nababanggit
Pag-ibig ko’y di masukat
Ng anumang lambing
At kung magkamali akong ika’y saktan
Puso mo ba’y handang magpatawad
Di ko alam ang gagawin kung mawala ka
Buhay ko’y may kahulugan
tuwing ako’y iyong hagkan
Umabot man sating huling hantungan
Kapit-puso kitang hahayaan
Ngayon at kailanman
Ikaw at ako.

I love to have this song sung at my wedding. 🙂

*credits: johnoydanao@yt


Pangarap Lang Kita – Parokya ni Edgar ft. Happee Sy

I have always loved OPM bands. I grew up listening to most of them. Though I have not really been listening to a lot of the recent OPM songs, there are some songs that make it to my playlist once in a while.

And this is the recent addition.Pangarap Lang Kita by Parokya ni Edgar ft. Happee Sy.

I know this is not a new song really and I’ve heard this a year ago, but I never really got around to listening to it properly because I was oh so addicted to Kpop that time. I remember that I first listened to this song out of curiosity because of Happee Sy. Happee Sy is actually the one who made the Super Shows in Manila possible, that’s why I like her (and I commend her efforts!). Bringing Super Junior to the Philippines paved the way to opening the doors of Kpop music in the Philippines.

Recently, I had a friend who shared this song again with me, so I got to listen to it properly (thank you boredom for making me listen to it again). And yes, I like it. Actually, I’ve always loved Parokya ni Edgar. I listened to them since I was in high school (and let’s just say that was quite long time ago). Their songs are always good ~~ music and lyrics alike. So it was no wonder that I fell in love with this song again.

The lyrics of the song talks about a man who is in love with a girl but couldn’t tell her his feelings because he fears he will be rejected because she’s kind of rich while he’s poor. He says, she will just remain a dream. On the other hand, the girl is in love with a guy but she really can’t make the first move because she’s a “conservative” girl. She says, he will just remain a dream. So both of them are each others dream but they’ve accepted that its just a dream.

This is the narrative version of the video.. where you can understand the story:

Though to some it’s kind of pathetic, but I think a lot can relate to this at least one way or another in their lives. Ain’t it sad? But whatever, I like this song 🙂

And just for laugh.. this version is with Vinci singing and playing the girl on the video! LOL!

**credits: ** alfonsomirandajr@yt


Naiisip Mo Ba – David DiMuzio (MV)

This is indeed a first! I mean this is the first time that I’ve seen an American who has released a Filipino song in the Philippines! And I am happy.

This is the song Naiisip Mo Ba by David DiMuzio.

It’s a great song. I especially like how he blended English with the Tagalog. Though, the tagalog is only heard in the chorus, I liked that it’s sung by a foreigner but you can really hear the tagalog part.

Yes, mga kababayan, he is an American! According to his facebook page, he is from Charlotte, North Carolina but he has recorded and wrote several songs for artists such as Nyoy Volante, Mark Bautista, and Top Suzara (Freestyle). You can check out his facebook page to know more about him.

Wow I am very impressed with him. I actually saw his video because I was searching for covers of Lagi (Kiss Jane). And thus I found this video.

It’s a very good cover I think.

Gonna be looking out for more of his tracks! I’m loving his music! 🙂

*credits:  daviddimuzio@yt


Nostalgic Dances of the 90’s – Streetboys and UMD

I was supposed to be looking another video for a post I was making, but instead I had the itch to post about the Nostalgic dances of the 90’s.

To me it’s nostalgic because that was the childhood that I had. I am a 90’s kid. So if grew up in the Philippines (like I did), you probably grew up listening to American music and dancing to the Western dance hits of the 90’s. At that time, there wasn’t any Kpop or Cpop songs. I remember however that there were some Jpop songs, especially those by Pizzicato Five, that became popular here.

At that time, dance was very very popular! Especially pop dances.. and there were about 3 dance groups that ruled – the Manoeuvers, the Universal Motion Dancers (aka UMD) and the Streetboys.




The video I am posting is of them dancing.. (no Maneuvers though..)

You see at that time, each dance group choreographed songs and it became their songs, thus no other group can make another choreography.

UMD was one of the first dance groups to become extremely popular. They were very popular because of their butterfly dance for the song Always by Erasure (circa 1994). I remember they had a movie and then an album called Dancing with the Motion, something like that. Then there was Manoeuvers, they were the dancers of a Sunday show called ASAP on one of the big TV networks in the country. They made the song Sweet Soul Revue popular (I’m posting this one next!). There was another Japanese song but I could not remember what it was though. They were popular because they were the back up dancers of Gary Valenciano, a popular singer in the Philippines. Then of course there was the Streetboys. Can I scream?? kk Is my bias toward them too obvious?? They are actually my favorite among the three. Long before Philippine dance crews were doing the Bboy moves, they were the pioneers of Bboy-ing in the Philippines. I remember their popular move was worm style exhibition (I honestly don’t know what it’s called). And I especially remember how to dance Mmmbop (yes the Hanson‘s Mmmbop) because of them. Nostalgia…

What made this nostalgic for me is that I remember dancing to the choreography in elementary school. And I remember everyone danced to it. When I saw the dances it felt like I was back to that time. How I miss it, the time when no one cared about the future, all we cared for was play play play!

But we grow up 🙂

**credits: flyingkidz and fhay17@yt


Torete – Moonstar 88

This is an old OPM that features one of my Pinoy rock bands. I kind of miss this kind of OPM song so I posted it up. It’s a song called Torete by Moonstar 88.

In Filipino, Torete means speechless. The song talks about the shyness that overcomes you when you see the love of your life. You want to tell them but basically the words won’t come out. I’m not sure about the video though, maybe the band wants to say that if you don’t tell someone about what you feel you go crazy, thus you might be going to the mental hospital and you might end up wearing a straightjacket. But anyway, I love the song for how it is, just wish they made a better video out of it though. But this was made sometime 2006 or 2005 perhaps.. so that was a weird time for OPM rock bands! kk

Lyrics can be found anywhere online (google search will help you).

*credits: maruelkyle@yt


Makapiling Ka – Spongecola

It’s been awhile since I posted a Filipino song on my blog.

I recently heard this on the radio and I thought I would share it. This song is called Makapiling Ka (To Be With You) by Spongecola.

They are one my favorite Filipino band. Well they don’t really have the best vocals in the OPM scene, but their songs’ lyrics are absolutely well thought of and are well written. Their music is also very easy to sing a long with and very easy to play.

The songs talks about a person longing for the day he/she will be together with his/her beloved. This song is written like a poem and you can feel that whoever wrote it really wants to be with her loved one. I died yet again to hear the lyrics of this song..

For the interested souls, here is the lyrics..

Ikaw agad ang hinahanap sa umaga
Nasaan ka na?
Malayo ka pa ba?
Kay tagal ng iyong pagbabalik

Nahuhuli ko ang sariling nakangiti
Malayo ang tingin
Malalim ang isip
Kailangang magkita muli

Chorus 1:
Sa pagpatak ng bawat sandali (bawat sandali)
Nakatikom lagi ang aking mga labi (ang aking mga labi)
Inaaliw ang sarili sa musika (sarili sa musika)
Nananabik makapiling ka
Makapiling ka

Meron kayang mabuting balitang darating
Ihahanda ang pagngiti
Kasabay ng pagsambit sa ngalan mo
Pagdating ng sandali

(Repeat Chorus 1)

Lalong lumalapit
Araw ng pagsapit
Di magkukulang
Laging nag-aabang

Chorus 2:
Sa pagpatak ng bawat sandali (bawat sandali)
Nakatikom lagi ang aking mga labi (ang aking mga labi)
Inaaliw ang sarili sa musika (sarili sa musika)
Nananabik makapiling ka (sa pagpatak ng bawat sandali)
Makapiling ka (nakatikom lagi ang aking mga labi)
Makapiling ka (sa pagpatak ng bawat sandali)
Makapiling ka (nakatikom lagi ang aking mga labi)

Ikaw agad ang hinahanap
Sa umaga…

**credits: spongecolamusic@yt

Now everything is silent… and everything is still without you near…


Heaven Know (This Angel Has Flown) – Orange and Lemons

This is a song reminiscent of when I was in college! And even to this day, I still like to listen to it.

It’s called Heaven Knows (This Angel Has Flown) by Orange and Lemons.

Orange and Lemons have disbanded already but I was a fan when they were hitting the airwaves in the Philippines. I loved their style as they were not like the common popular bands at that time. Their music had the influence of Beatles and the bands from the 60’s. The first time I heard their song made me think twice if they were Filipino or not!! I think that’s why I liked them at that time. The words in their songs were also very deep and well thought of.

This is my favorite songs among all the songs they’ve released. I like it because of the melody, simple and subtle and sounds like a song you would hear from the 1960s. The words are nice and a little romantic. At that time, the clipping of the angels wings to make her mine made me swoon! ahahaha. The video though is simple, not really sure about the concept though… 🙂

Will also be posting the lyrics to this song ^_^

Heaven Knows (This Angel Has Flown)

There are times when I’m lying in my bed
How I bellow and cry from this stupid get
And my eyes are like windshields on a rainy day
Almost rubbed down, swelling, as I keep on
Dipping my face in these cold hands of mine
Heaven knows how bitter I am

‘Cause this angel has flown away from me
Leaving me in drunken misery
I should have clipped her wings and made her mine
For all eternity
Now this angel has flown away from me
Thought I had the strength to set her free
Did what I did because I love her so
Will she ever find her way back home to me

I’m so tired, I feel like catching forty winks
Being up all night in this elbow room
That puts me in a trance
Where hopes and dreams come true
Now my lips are burning and my eyes are hurting
From this fumes I mixed till I light another
Cigarette just to pass my time, oh
Heaven knows how embittered I am

(Repeat chorus)

I truly miss the old OPM bands… at the moment, I’m too sad as I am seeing some very good bands disband. Hope OPM bands would rule the airwaves again!!!

**credits: ridzler@yt


Broken Sonnet – Hale

I went crazy over this group when I was in college.. OMG why do I feel it was such a long time ago!

This is Broken Sonnet by Hale.

This is Hale’s first single and it’s my favorite among all their songs (though some people would prefer “The Day You Said Goodnight”). I like this better than all the other songs because of it’s message and the last line (see the lyrics).

I remember being so crazy about this band! Back then I did not know what is Kpop and who the artists where. OPM rock bands ruled the Philippine music scene!! I saved up my allowance to buy Hale’s cd (and trust me it was quite expensive for a college student who mainly lived on her meager allowance!). I even saved money to watch them in a concert! kk sigh.. those were the days..

I wish OPM rock bands would emerge again and have good quality songs the way they did 4 or 5 years ago.

Lyrics of the song:

And now I concede on the night
Of this fifteenth song
Of melancholy, of melancholy
And now I will admit in this fourth line
That I love you, that i love you

I don’t care what they say
I don’t care what they do

Cause tonight I leave my fears behind
Cause tonight I’ll be right at your side

The clock on the TV says 8:39 p.m.
It’s the same, it’s the same
And in this next line I’ll say it all over again
That I love you, that i love you

I don’t care what they say
I don’t care what they do

Cause tonight I leave my fears behind
Cause tonight I’ll be right at your side
Lie down right next to me
Lie down right next to me
And I will never let go, will never let go

I leave my fears behind
Cause tonight I’ll be right at your side
Lie down right next to me
Lie down right next to me
And i will never let go, never let go

But still I see the tears from your eyes
Maybe I’m just not the one for you

absolutely love the lyrics!!! kk sorry about the low quality of the video though… this was the best one on yt!

**credits: send2siaz@yt


Muli – Bamboo

Here is another OPM track I want to share. It’s called Muli by Bamboo.

Bamboo is one of the many popular rock bands in the Philippines. But I especially like them because of their lyrics and how they sound. You know it’s their song when you hear one :). They are known for writing songs with a note about patriotism to the country.

This song tells about a person wanting to see his/her loved ones again. Muli means Again. The person says, there is nothing like his loved one and it would be nice to see and be with the other person again.  The song also sends out a message to all he has loved, both living and those who have gone to the after life, that until know you are in his heart.

It’s a kind of melodrama song, but i like it. The video is unique one also. It stars one of the teen idols from back in the 1990s (Gio Alvarez). I used to have a huge crush on him! kk The story in the video is nice if you know what I mean.

Song lyrics:

Muli (Tagalog)

Walang katulad mo, walang kasing-lakas ng tama mo.
Salamat sa iyo aking guro’t gabay.
Dahil sa iyo, ang buhay ko’y nagka-saysay.
Sa malas kong ito, minsan sinwerte din ako.
Nang makilala ang taong tulad mo.

Pasensya na, sana maintindihan mo.
Gusto lang kitang makasamang… muli.

Sa likod ng skwela, sa tindahan ni Nanang.
Daloy ng pag-ibig do’n kong unang natikman.
Sa ‘daming alaala, sana tandaan ninyo.
Ang problema ng isa, problema ng grupo.

Pasensya na, sana maintindihan mo.
Gusto lang kitang makasamang… muli.

Para sa lahat ng minahal ko ng tunay.
Andito’t lumisan, sa puso ko’y buhay pa rin kayo.
Buhay kayo, sa puso ko’y buhay pa rin kayo.

I’m not very good at translating, this is the rough translation of the song 🙂 .. so don’t blame me 😛

Muli (Rough Translation)

There’s no one like you, No one ever impressed me like you did
Thanks to you, my guide and my teacher
Because of you, my life has meaning
Though I’m a jinx, sometimes I get lucky
(I got lucky) when I met someone like you

I’m sorry, I hope you understand
I just want to be with you… again

At the back of the school, in Nanang’s store
I first encountered love
All the memories, I hope you all remembered
One’s problem becomes the problem of the group

I’m sorry, I hope you understand
I just want to be with you… again

To all whom I’ve truly loved.
Those who are still here and have gone, You’re still in my heart
You’re still living, you’re still in my heart.

**credits:  S6Flipto @yt

** you can copy the rough translation.. just credit me kk