music and lyrics

No, I haven’t had the opportunity to see that Hugh and Drew starrer yet, since Norway seems to lie at the end of the world when it comes to showing films from Hollywood.


Instead, I had a fun afternoon with a fellow Filipino who has been living here in Norway for many years now. And when I say fun, I mean karaoke fun. He has this thing of a wonder called Magic Sing, which is like a karaoke machine packed in a microphone, ready for plugging onto your TV. I think every household back in the Philippines has this one ready any time there’s a family gathering or a drinking session, or just to break any dull ordinary day into one filled with songs, laughter, and trying to beat each other’s evaluation score after each performance. Yes, it scores your singing, on criteria I do not have any idea of.

So from Elton John classics to Enrique Iglesias latino rhythms and those Filipino songs we sorely missed, we sang the afternoon away. It was fun, it was filling (we had dimsum, pizza and a whole cheesecake to ourselves), it was trademark Filipino.

And I couldn’t have spent one dull ordinary day any better.

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9 Responses to “music and lyrics”


  1. 1 zocalo March 14, 2007 at 9:50 am

    Oh I’ve seen these machines…so funny. But I hate singing myself. Can’t even hum my favorite songs to you!

    If you want the movie HC, give me your email address :)

  2. 2 Martini Addict March 14, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks for leaving a comment. I hope all is well with you. Take care!

  3. 3 khalel March 15, 2007 at 2:25 am

    Argh, I miss singing badly…

  4. 4 Shigeki March 15, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    Karaoke is always a nice way to spend a time. :-) I hope you enjoyed a lot which seems you did. :-)

  5. 5 RennyBA March 16, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Why didn’t you tell me! I would have loved to be there – to see you – to listen!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend:-)

  6. 6 savante March 17, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Death to karaoke! :P

    Amazed that the syndrome has spread all the way there though. :)

    Paul

  7. 7 chase March 17, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Hmmm that is nice. I think I will buy something like that.

  8. 8 Mark March 17, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    I’m sure you could sing a tune or two, zocalo. Thanks for the movie link, will make a movie night out of it.

    Hope all is well with you, martini addict.

    Just sing your heart out, khalel.

    Yeah, it’s very fun, Shigeki. And yes, I did enjoy it a lot. It’s been months since I last did something like that.

    Hahaha, Renny! I’m sure you’ll sing a Bob Dylan song or two.

    No, karaoke is good, Paul. Hehehe. Yeah, with Filipinos around, karaoke will never cease to exist.

    You should buy one, chase, I’m thinking of buying one when I go to Manila.

  9. 9 Anonymous March 18, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Hi bro… miss our karaoke nights? well do you wanna me to send you a magic sing? then maybe you can show it to your friends and place an order. bwahaha. miss you bro and so are your ate and nieces.
    -Kuya Alfred


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