Friday, August 15, 2008


It was a fine lunchtime with a sumptuous meal, inihaw na bangus at tilapia, laing (creamy dish of taro leaves with pork and chili peppers, and then cooked in coconut milk), and the very temping side dish, mannga (minced) at sweet bagoong plus the savory spices. The table was set like in a tropical beach meal party and we were all drooling over the luscious food. Wait, this post isn’t about food. I just carried away. So here’s the real story. My sister and her husband, and I were wolfing the mouth-watery meal while watching a local singing TV show. While I was packing my chops with a mouthful bite, my brother-in-law blurted, “Be, yung ka-trabaho ko walang alam sa heavy metal”. All right. My brows rose and the first thought that registered, c’mon! Know-all epithet, gee. Then he added, “boy band tipo, Justin Timberlake”. “What!!!”, my stupefied reaction. I was about to have a change of heart but he further declared, “me asawa’t anak Be, pero pang telenovela gusto. Ang heavy metal kasi me social relevance”. He then chuckled, in a slighting way. Oopsie, social relevance, that’s kinda’ thinker. A 34y/o man, married, with kids, and a fanatic of Justin Timberlake. What’s wrong with that? Oooh golly gosh! That’s so..whatever.

Thoughtless thoughts: people have a right to be the way they are.
Relax. No BIG deal.
Music. All right. Here’s one good definition of music that I learned during my high school music recital: Music gives you happiness or sadness but it also, it also heals your soul. Simple yet profound.

Music somehow speaks something about you. Some say music defines a part of your personality; sanguine chill out with pop, possible thinkers opt jazz, and classics for eclectics. But many oppose this thought of music and personality. They say that there’s a loose correlation between the two variables. It’s all about exposure, how you’re introduced to different genres. Stop! The etiology of music preference is an enigmatic topic just like how the melody scratches our emotion.

Music for me is an itinerary of a good conversation. It always makes a good start convo. It soothes my soul, paints my dull world and gives life to my lifeless life.

Chill out with me...
Kenny G, listen here
george benson,chill out here
new wave, try this


Anonymous said...

really ? wow such a profound guy you are.... weeeeeeeeeee.. this is very correct hahhaaa

Anonymous said...

music is my runs through my blood..nyahahah..yaan na s brod in law same taste pala kami,wahahha

miss_dibly said...

Nice... love your collection! my kind of music! jazz.. sax.. kenny g and benson's work. i miss those times where in I can chill till I can.

Chubskulit Rose said...

hahaha kakatuwa naman kwento ng brod n law mo lol.. Anyhow, am a music lover but i don't like heavy metal hehe..

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