Plenty — omnipresence, singability, quotability — but what makes a Filipino love song remarkable amongst all other love songs is hugot. Bear with me. Hugot: to yank out, to pull from deep within. Before the word was appropriated to mean watery slam poetry and Twitter tautology, hugot was the core of the Filipino love song. Lack is its animating, fundamental constituent. The beloved object is far from you, and so you pull the feeling from within yourself with even greater force.
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Karaoke as a national pastime is in the fabric of what it means to be Filipino. It may have been Japanese businessman Daisuke Inoue who got the ball rolling with his Juke 8, but it was Filipino inventor Roberto del Rosario who spun this into a patented Karaoke Sing-Along System and revealed one conclusive thing following its widespread success: Filipinos really, really, really love to sing. And the best part is talent is absolutely optional. Think of this as the stretch before the marathon. In the old normal at the KTV, this means the night is young. Not to mention: you and your company are likely working your way through the first two buckets of beer. These songs are familiar and easygoing and perfect for getting those vocal cords revved up. Are they a birit queen?
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Kuala Lumpur. There are so many great karaoke tunes but we think this list will keep you occupied for at least a couple of sessions. Quick tip: pretend to hyperventilate in between verses to achieve that tremulous, Barry Gibb effect. Kong Wai Yeng. Sneak in a bit of Disney with this duet. Bonus points if you get the music video with the original movie scenes. Joyce Koh.
And here's an excellent video on the importance of religious freedom. Seems he's always on call or on a totally different schedule than I. Although it may indeed be a good idea to get out of this one, we all need to keep in mind that the situation is more complex than that. All of which will remind her that she wants you to convert so you can be together for eternity. He is just very dedicated to his patients. I've been in a similar situation before. I say to you, decisions determine destiny. In addition to your religious leaders, there are counselors who specialize in interfaith couples. I guess I was just hoping there was way for it to work.