Music Ministry – Yes or No?

Now that we already have a car, I am thinking if I should join the music ministry once I already learned how to drive. I no longer have a reason not to attend the rehearsals when I do, as I always tell before that it is hard to take public transportation going to the venue. But in the meantime, maybe I should start practicing at home and buy myself a kind of shure wireless microphones. I am seeing myself that I will soon be standing in front along with the group singing glory for the Lord. In the name of Jesus! Alleluia! Amen!

Review Time

This week is scheduled as Marcus’ examination week which means that we have to review his lessons for the first quarter. It is a good thing that the school issued some pointers to focus on. Though the subjects are never really easy to study not as easy as playing like a keystation 88es at guitar center all we need is just to manage our time taking things one step at a time – no rush as they say. Sometimes we do some alternative by singing some songs at least to have a sense of difference so there would be no dull moments in learning.

Some Information About Guitar Amplifiers

If you are a guitar enthusiast you probably know a lot of facts about the guitar including all its parts and the gadgets or devices that go with it, such as amplifiers. There are two main configurations of guitar amplifiers namely combination and stand alone. Combination amplifiers include an amplifier and anywhere from one to four speakers in a single cabinet while stand alone amplifier does not include a speaker but passes the signal to a separate speaker cab. There are many online music stores where you can buy guitar amplifiers from popular brands such as swr amp, Fender, Gibson, Roland, Rhino, Yamaha, Soldano, Bogner etc.

Valentines Day Jam

Just like what I usually do when we were hanging out before I am singing with the band. More than just a good PRS and a not so good voice is the ability to face a lot of people in front of you which I call courage and confidence. This afternoon I was not able to stop myself, instead I gave up for my friends who were pushing me to get up on stage and perform with the band. I know I feel a bit of nervousness but its manageable and so I sing my all time favorite song “Tattooed on my Mind”. I may not be a good singer but its enough to hear those hand clapping for you,

Live Band on our Friend’s Birthday

We just attended a friend’s birthday. He is actually one of our office mates and my husband’s choir mate in the church. We were invited to join them for dinner. For me it was really surprising when I saw the set-up of musical instruments in their back yard. I forgot that he also sings in a band and now he has his own set of instruments to play. I am not sure if I hear him right saying that he was able to avail of cheap allen heath at Musicians friend. I think he really has a feel of a good music.

Disneyland Quartet

Yesterday, after we have been to California Adventure Park we went straight to the Disneyland. In the main street there was this four guys in the Market House who caught our attention which made us stop and watch them. They were singing with their awesome voices. Even without the aid of midi keyboard at musicians friend they blended really well. It was as if we were in a musical concert. But it was no doubt that Disney will surely hire people at its best because one of their objectives is to entertain people and make them feel really happy while they are in the happiest place on earth – Disneyland! Hope I can still come back there with my son. ūüôā

Don Allado’s Tweet

It is my first time to encounter an instance wherein someone has been penalized because of broadcasting an opinion through social media network like twitter. It was Don Allado who said that Philippine Basketball Association games are being fixed just because of a non-call executed by the referee during their game which made him believe that it was one of those major reasons why they did not win. I understand how he really wanted to release his emotions but then sometimes it is better to buy sony microphones and express our feelings and sentiments through music. Singing will not get you to pay for an amount equivalent to half a million pesos or so. But things have been done and can never be taken back. Apology is the next best way to patch things up.

Guitar Night

I can still remember the moment when my hubby’s guitar gone completely torn. I thought then that we would no longer be needing a guitar wall mount. But even though we lost our own guitar, I still had the chance to sing during our recent Team building when one of our office mates played one as part of the consequence he had to go through when we had the game “truth or consequence”. It was fun indeed specially that I am singing with my friends as we enjoy having few alcoholic drinks before we go to bed that night. It was one of the most remarkable experiences.

Family Day Again

We are happy to have our family day again. We spent it in a mall where we have lunch at one of our kids’ favorite restaurants. They munched over a piece of chicken meal while my hubby and I preferred something different this time. After having lunch, we walked towards an amusement stall and there we played games. When we got tired and after losing some tokens we went toward a music store and there hubby started to play an organ. My son being very curious just about anything he was able to touch the Drumdial Drums. Good thing my hubby saw it and he was able to stop him from playing on such.

GT: Music that Made me Cry

Indeed music greatly affects people’s emotions. More often than not, it brings them especially the girls into emo mode.

Perhaps you would notice how I love OPM songs. I must admit I can relate to them better as they bear our native language.

There’s this one song I won’t forget that made me really cry a lot last year 2005 because of the same guy I have mentioned in my previous GT entry on the song I once hate. This¬†was sung by freestyle and it is entitled “Bakit Iniwan Na?” with the following lyrics:

Ngunit…
Paano, nangyari na…
May mahal ka nang iba…
Naaalala pa
Ang kahapon na
Kay sarap at kay sigla
Naglaho na lang bigla
Akala’y ako lang
Ang iniisip mo
Ang iibigin mo
Hanggang…
Hanggang magpakailanman

Refrain:
Ngunit paano…
Nangyari na may mahal ka nang iba…
Pag- ibig kong ito’y
Nilisan mo na…

Chorus:
Bakit Iniwan Na
Ang puso kong ito
Bakit Iniwan Na
Ang pag-ibig ko sa’yo
Malilimutan ba kaya kita sinta
Anong nang gagawin ng puso
Kong ito ngayong wala ka na
Oh..uhhhhh

Pinangarap na ikaw
Makakasama ko
Makakapiling ko
Sa habang buhay
Pag-ibig na tunay
Binigay na ang lahat
Lahat ng oras
At ang pagmamahal sa’yo
Para lamang sa’yo oh oh oh

Refrain:
Ngunit paano…
Nangyari na may mahal ka nang iba…
Pag- ibig ko sayo’y
Nilisan mo na…

Chorus:
Bakit Iniwan Na
Ang puso kong ito
Bakit Iniwan Na
Ang pag-ibig ko sa’yo
Malilimutan ba kaya kita sinta
Anong nang gagawin ng puso
Kong ito ngayong wala ka na

Bridge:
Ang matatamis na mga ala-ala
Nating dalawa
Tanging yan lang
Ang natitira…..

Refrain:
Ngunit paano…
Nangyari na may mahal ka nang iba…ohh
Pag- ibig kong ito’y
Nilisan mo na…ohhhh ahhhhh

Chorus:
Bakit Iniwan Na
Ang puso kong ito ohhhhhh…
Bakit Iniwan Na
Ang pag-ibig ko sa’yo
Malilimutan ba kaya kita sinta ohhhhhhhhh…
Anong nang gagawin ng puso ko…
(ano nang gagawin ng puso ko)
Ano nang gagawin ng puso kong…
Ito ngayong…
Wala…
Ngayong wala ka na

I was deeply hurt¬†then and when I was singing this song in a videoke machine during our department’s Christmas party tears keep rolling down my cheeks. Sad… But I’m done with it… and by now¬†I am happy… =)

Happy GT everyone!

GT: Basta’t Kasama Kita (As Long as I’m with You)

dingdong avanzado – basta’t kasama kita¬†

Basta’t kasama kita
Lahat magagawa
Lahat ay maiaalay sa’yo
Basta’t kasama kita
Walang kailangan pa
Wala nang hahanapin pa
Basta’t kasama kita

The lyrics of the song said it all – as long as we’re together we can do anything, we can offer everything like we don’t need a thing at all.

Considering all the difficulties challenging our relationship right now it somehow contributes to all those things that keeping us together.This may not be¬†literally translated in actual, just the thought that we’re both just here for each other is enough keeping us¬†at peace¬†and secure.
Right now, we are mutually happy with everything that we have. Though sometimes we notice how life becomes unfair, we’re¬†trying¬†to look at¬†things in a positive way. We treasure every moments that we’re together.¬†As much as possible we¬†don’t waste¬†every¬†opportunity.¬†
Admittedly it may be to early to tell, but collectively¬†we define our feelings as one and the same with LOVE and there is where we’ve fallen.

GT: I Once Hate the Song

I would assume some of you just love the song “Love Moves In Mysterious Ways” while I once hated it. Before, hearing just the introduction of the music makes me feel so annoyed.

It’s because of an ex-boyfriend who sang it for me over the phone three days before our break up. While he was singing it to me, I felt just how romantic he was. That is without me knowing that the song was not really dedicated to me but for somebody else. I began to realize that after three days had past.
Love moves in mysterious ways, it’s always so surprising how love appears over the horizon – so mysterious and really surprising that it vanished instead at the least time expected.
And that is now just a history. I’m trying to learn to love the song again. I am no longer affected and I have accepted the fact that it is not us whom are destined to live together for the rest our days.