Dream at night, lose it all by day

Maghintay ka Lamang (Just You Wait)

This is from a tagalog song titled Maghintay ka Lamang. This song is such a big inspiration to me. Its message says that we should never give up, if we lose it doesn’t mean we’re losers, it just means it’s not our time to shine… yet. The world does not only center around hardship, but happiness as well.

“If now is not your moment, do not be impatient because that is how life is. Don’t ever lose hope, happiness will surely come. Just think about the joy that tomorrow brings. Failure is not an obstacle that you should run away from. Even when defeated, don’t run away, fight! What you need is a strong will when faced with challenges. It won’t take long before you see the light once again. The world doesn’t always revolve around problems and hardships. You will obtain your dream… just you wait.”

“Kung hindi ngayon ang panahon, na para sa iyo 
Huwag maiinip, dahil ganyan ang buhay sa mundo 
Huwag mawawalan ng pag-asa, darating din ang ligaya 
Ang isipin mo’y may bukas pa,na may roong saya 

II 
Kabigua’y hindi hadlang, upang tumakas ka 
Huwag kang iiwas, pag-nabibigo 
Dapat nga lumaban ka…. 

(Chorus) 

Ang kaylangan mo’y, tibay ng loob 
Kung mayrong pag-subok man 
Ang liwanag ay di magtatagal, 
At muling mamamasdan 
Iko’t ng mundo, ay hindi laging pighati’t kasawian 
Ang pangarap mo ay makakamtam, 
Basta’t maghintay ka lamang”

06.09.10

Off Pitch!

It’s a little frustrating sometimes when I’m singing in a group and someone is off pitch. Some people might not notice it but someone with years of experience can really catch it like a piece of thread sticking out of a jacket. I know I can be off sometimes but I do my best to do better the next time around. I’m very picky. A less experienced audience might not even hear it, but for me, it’s like hearing a chalkboard being scratched. What’s hard about singing in a group is that when someone’s off, you can’t tell if it’s you or someone else that’s off, someone’s got to fix it. I’m just pulling out a piece of my mind. I love music and singing a lot! Peace :)

12.12.10

What Kind of Fool Am I - Charice

Ok, as some of you guys know, I’m a big obsessive fan of Charice (Sunshine from Glee). I just had to post this video because it brings back memories of before she even became famous or made it big (about 4 years ago). She sang this song so beautifully with soul and power, I admire her vocal skills. That’s 14 years of singing and about 100 competitions worth of experience guys, HOW CAN YOU NOT BE AMAZED?! HM?! Even though she doesn’t sing in front of an audience, she sings it so effortlessly and beautifully. Music has been her whole life and I love music as much as she does :)

22.01.11

Music was frustrating back then

I remember back in the day when I was just learning how to sing in choir and match pitch. I thought I knew enough of what it took to sing but I was totally wrong. I’ve always had problems with understanding “flats” and “sharps” in general, like “Wtf? I can’t tell the difference,” and I almost died trying to figure it out. If I were to listen to people sing I couldn’t tell the difference when someone was slightly off. Now that I look back at it, I thought it was kind of funny now that I know how simple it is. I can easily tell when something is off and it bothers me A LOT. Whenever I hear someone off, I keep getting the urge to tell them. I think musically literate people in general are just picky with flats and sharps, it’s way too simple not to try to fix, it’s like we have to do something about it lol.

11.03.11

I judge people based on how well they can sing in tune

I am very sorry, I just can’t help it. Being in choir throughout my years in high school really made me picky. If someone’s off tune, I won’t say anything. It bothers me though because it makes it hard for me to sing along or enjoy the song they’re singing. To those who are music literate, the clash of two different keys is like the sound of chalk screeching against a board, yes it’s that bad. I can let go of diction though, I won’t even mind if the person messes up the lyrics, just as long as it’s in tune. They can hum through the whole song if they want to and I won’t mind. 

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18.06.11

My voice is all warmed up

I really feel like singing out loud tonight but it sucks because it’s too late for people not to get pissed off, what a waste. I miss being in a choir, I haven’t actually actually sung in full voice since then. Feels like my vocals are weakening and I’m losing range, I need to warm up a lot just to get my voice to be where I want it. Sigh, I miss the feeling of my voice just after getting out of choir, I can sing without much hesitation or thinking too much about it… perfect way to warm up.

19.08.11

If you make weird faces while singing, you’re most likely doing it right.

You kind of have to, unfortunately -___-

21.08.11

Amazing acoustics!

So after throwing away so many things in the house, my room has so much more space and it echoes! Gaaah! I could sing in here all night! Someone should come over with a guitar! :D

28.08.11

I purchased Beyonce’s 1+1 and abused the replay button

As a singer, or someone who loves to sing, the arrangement made me chuckle multiple times the first time I heard it. The “you” part kept throwing me off because it just jumps out of nowhere in the arrangement and it was so predictable, I don’t know how to explain it but I thought it was really funny. I love the music video though and the more I listened to it, the more I started liking it so I just had to download it. Even now, I’m still listening and singing along to it. You guys probably think it’s weird for a guy to sing this >.<

I really love this song now but if I were to sing this to my boyfriend, I’d have a hard time singing the "YOU!" part seriously lmfao.

07.09.11

Singing out loud in my room with my iPod on, notice my mom was inside.

Awkward silence filled the room when I stopped… -dies-

07.09.11

I seem to have a better range when I sing while I’m sick…

What da eff?! You can still hear the sickness in my voice though.

01.10.11

Riveder le Stelle - Philippine Madrigal Singers

I can never get enough of listening to this, it’s so pretty. I’ve always wanted to join their choir, they’re internationally known as one of the most feared choral groups. First choir to win in the European Grand Prix. Their sound is amazing <3

If you don’t wanna listen to the whole thing skip to 6:24 and close your eyes :]

19.11.11

To those who sing

Is it just me or does it get easier to sing as the day progresses? I realized that it’s kind of hard to sing in the morning without cracking but when it’s night I can easily sing along to songs in almost any range.

I was cracking when I was trying to sing along in church this morning but right now I feel like I can belt out some ballad songs haha :)

11.12.11

Is it just me?

This is another question for singers: do your ears start to rumble inside when you hit high falsetto notes? It gets distracting sometimes because it’s so irritating, like you can hear and feel the muscles vibrate inside. Is that why some artists cover one side of their ear live when hitting high falsetto notes?

12.12.11

I like to sing when I’m sick

One thing I like about being sick is that I feel like singing more and have a wider range, strangely. I feel like my diaphragm got stronger from all the coughing. My voice may seem a little scratchy but it feels comfortable to sing when I feel sick… I don’t think anyone else would agree, I’m so weird -___-

29.12.11