15 October 2009

Out of Tune.


Many people here in Manila have this certain expectation that if you are from Cebu, you can sing like Dulce, or Vina, or Pilita. That might be true -- that many Cebuanos could sing as well as these famous singers, but there's always exception to the rule. That's me.

When I was a little girl, I used to love to sing. You know, those songs they teach in school -- "Father Abraham has seven children..." But each time I did, I was always told that I sound like I was reciting a poem. My meaner Aunts would say: "Sus, pagka-yabag!"

But I was a silly girl and I didn't believe them. In grade six, I volunteered to sing during girls scout camping. Of course, everyone was stunned and mentally confused because I was, well, out of tune. Haha. But that wasn't the last they heard me sing. I auditioned for the Christmas choir and sang infront of everyone. LOL! My music teacher didn't want to hurt my feelings, so she still let me join. But, she very gently told me to just lip sync.

In highschool, I volunteered to sing again in music class while my teacher played the piano. She didn't tell me I was out of tune. Instead, she said: "You are singing the second voice." LOL

But I was determined to sing in tune and enrolled in a voice class at Salonga. My teacher was kind of frustrated because even on the second meeting, I still could not sing do-re-mi right. That bad.

As I grew older, I've become really shy about singing. I'm no longer that silly little girl who thought she could sing. I know for a fact now that I do really sing out of tune. *belly laughing*

But I'm not giving up. I once promised myself that I will sing in tune. One day, I will.

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Photo: My nephew Eunie who, fortunately, didn't take after me -- he could sing very well.

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konsuy October 15, 2009 at 7:48 AM  

i heard you sing and it wasn't too bad. it just takes confidence and a lot of forgiving friends. hehehe. (joke).
practice lang gyud pirme ai. andam na diha singko coins. sugod sa carenderia then progress to piano bars. (seriously) p

Mina October 15, 2009 at 9:03 AM  

LOL entry, Ai =))

cheering you a la robin padilla, "wag kang aayaw, tink pasitib"

:D

photosandmemos October 15, 2009 at 12:32 PM  

Hahahaha, ka cute gud nimo Ai=)

I always know anyone could sing...its a matter of knowing how to use your chords, undiscovered palang nimo imoha,haha=)

Cute kaayo ka ai..super..


ONe day, when you can sing, i want to be there to clap for you=)

Filipinas October 15, 2009 at 2:53 PM  

I'll believe you when I hear it. :D

Mai.Mai October 15, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

Me too Ai.. Yabag ko. I wanted to sing pa gyud like that girl from the movie Annie.. the sun will come out tomorrow.. or why are there so many songs about rainbow.. yabag man.

Aileen Siroy October 16, 2009 at 1:00 AM  

konsuy said...
i heard you sing and it wasn't too bad. it just takes confidence and a lot of forgiving friends. hehehe. (joke).
practice lang gyud pirme ai. andam na diha singko coins. sugod sa carenderia then progress to piano bars. (seriously) p

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hahaha! thanks, chi! that's my mom's advice, too - practice lang gyud pirme. =D

Aileen Siroy October 16, 2009 at 1:01 AM  

Mina said...
LOL entry, Ai =))

cheering you a la robin padilla, "wag kang aayaw, tink pasitib"

:D

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LOL! you are funny, min! funnier than that robin padilla ad! =D

Aileen Siroy October 16, 2009 at 1:03 AM  

photosandmemos said...
Hahahaha, ka cute gud nimo Ai=)

I always know anyone could sing...its a matter of knowing how to use your chords, undiscovered palang nimo imoha,haha=)

Cute kaayo ka ai..super..


ONe day, when you can sing, i want to be there to clap for you=)

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delusional ko na bata, chel. LOL! i actually already discovered my chords and it's broken. LOL!

if one day i'd be able to sing in tune, i'd be happy if you'd be there to cheer for me! in case mayabag ko, dili maklaro. LOL

Aileen Siroy October 16, 2009 at 1:05 AM  

Filipinas said...
I'll believe you when I hear it. :D

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yikes! i don't think i'll have the courage to sing infront of the singing siren! =D

Aileen Siroy October 16, 2009 at 1:06 AM  

Mai.Mai said...
Me too Ai.. Yabag ko. I wanted to sing pa gyud like that girl from the movie Annie.. the sun will come out tomorrow.. or why are there so many songs about rainbow.. yabag man.

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pareha ta. i used to sing that annie song, too. out of tune, of course. haha.

Liza October 16, 2009 at 5:44 AM  

Wow! You are one persistent person, Ai! But that should totally be the attitude--try and keep trying. I always believe that singing is something that can be learned. So just keep singing and get some lessons too, and eventually you'll get there! :-)

Mommy Blogs October 16, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

your singing is similar to how i am with dancing! i am not sure if i can carry a tune but at least i know it's better than my dancing hehehehe!

JoPiE October 17, 2009 at 9:14 AM  

hahaha! ka-lingaw nimo, ai! you are sooo cute, with all these stories of how you attempted to sing. but like fil, yes, i'll believe it when i hear it. :-)

Patricia October 21, 2009 at 9:05 AM  

ai, i was born tone deaf but i never let it stop me either. =) i love to sing and i even do so in front of people. i don't care if i don't sound good as long as i'm happy! hahahahah!

how about we have a videoke party in december? *big grin*

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