Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Videoke: Setting Your Confidence Out

Almost every day in our neighborhood from 5 am to 1 am of the next morning, the customers on their "carenderia" or "karinderia" (whatever the spelling is), sing in the microphone, with a loud speaker, of their all time favorite songs even though they are out of tune. hehe.. Well, it disturbs me a lot especially when im busy writing articles. Instead of being annoyed, i'll just laugh of what i've been hearing everyday. haha.. Same songs, different renditions, different so-called "singers." And, one more, the "carenderia" or "karinderia" is just along the highway, so what do you expect, everybody can hear them especially the jeepneys and cars passing by, but they don't mind it, they have all the "confidence," in tagalog, "wala akong pakialam sa inyo, trip ko 'to."
Videoke is a very popular type of leisure in the Philippines. An entertainment in which proletarian singers or just anyone who would like to try singing, sing along with the recorded music by means of a microphone. On the video screen, the voice of the original singers are muted and the lyrics are shown with matching moving cursors as well as changing text colors so that one could easily follow the lyrics of the song. These serve as a lead to productively deliver the song. It could be in a TV with a player attached to it or it could also be a videoke machine wherein you just insert 2-5 pesos coin and press the buttons to enter the number of the song you want to sing and then play it. I admit that I also have the fun and pleasurable memories singing on videoke with my friends and family especially on birthday parties. There are also videoke in some malls here in the Philippines as part of the entertainment and recreation aside from shopping. I can say that videoke is a medium in which people can set their confidence out. It is not just to those who have the "sweet" or "golden" voice, but it is for everyone who would just like to enjoy each moment before or after a hard and busy day of their lives.


Lily said...

great blog about videoke. also, ive read your blog about "kwek-kwek", it's great too, more blogs from the philippines please....

krisleaviray said...

yes, i will...

jodi said...

I ca relate to your predicament,we also have a neighbor here who does the same.but what can we do this is a free country.but nice blog you have.

krisleaviray said...

it is indeed a reality, ryt? thanks for the comment

DrienT said...

K! the one million peso videoke challenge!hehehe

is it true that a filipino invented Videoke?


Lemme share again some of my stupid stories.

Before..way back when i was in gradeschool.. i hate lovesongs.sadsongs.(slow songs)
i dont know why.
im fond of listening to disco songs
i cant remember the titles.
oops here's one "Shalala" "MMM BOP"
and another..ammnn.."Macarena" lol
i was a dancer

my first slow song/ballad/lovesong that ive learned is when i was in
2nd year highschool from Westlife.
..damn.. cant recall the title or just the chorus.but i know its from Westlife
it goes something like.."goodbye papa please pray for me..i was the blacksheep of the family.."hahaha
and some songs from Backstreetboys also..."like As long as u love me".

but now i love slow/lovesongs.
maybe bcoz i learned to love.naah.
not really.

im not a good singer but i can tell if someone is really singin or just tearin up some rooftops of their neighbors haha!

Videoke unlimited promo on some bars..yep"one to sawa"hahaha!Videoke makes the celebration more fun.
thank God Videoke came to earth.

U wanna hear me sing? nahh... i wouldnt want u guys to go crazy over my Black Diamond voice(not Gold) haha..wahaha!
i havent tried to sing in our voice chat conference with my site-mates.
hmmn...hehe. CONFIDENCE LEVEL! haha

peac out.

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