do you agree that filipinos love videoke singing??

@genevy04 (793)
Philippines
August 12, 2010 6:19pm CST
One thing I notice about Filipinos is that they are really fond of singing, and I mean they DO LOve SINGING. Most of us really have our own little talent when it comes to music. That's why I guess many Filipinos win international singing contest, and even finds their slot on Hollywood career, let's make Charice Pempengco as an example here.. I also notice that on almost every celebrated occasions, there will always be Videokes. It's like, celebrations aren't complete without that singing machine which contains thousands of songs to choose from. I myself is a videoke lover, and confesses we own one. And in fact, whenever there is time, we sing to pass the time. Now tell me, do you agree that Filipinos really love Videoke singing?
19 responses
@annavi23 (6528)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
of course,dear! most filipinos loved singing.and it is our nature to pass time and if we feel bored,we just do sing. well,i can say not all filipinos are talented when it comes to singing but it is our common way of expressing ourselves,i can say. so,may i ask,are you talented when it comes to singing,my dear? i do hope and look forward to hearing your voice...
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
Yeah talented or not, Filipinos just love to sing.. hmm..I think I have a little talent on singing dear.. I love singing but these days I feel I've grown tired of it.. Maybe it is very seasonal for me..haha! whoa! I won't let you hear my golden voice..haha.. just kidding.. I'll do it if you would sing also..So do we have a deal here?? thanks dear!
@annavi23 (6528)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
so,you've grown tired of it? i wonder how many times do you sing in a day,or a week? i do lots of singing cause most of the time,i am alone,with my niece,and we do sing along together sometimes. i sing along by those music playing from computer then she would sing also,but different songs or lyrics...hehe that's how we sing along together,in a different twist... actually,i feel i have lots of confidence in singing when i am alone and i know,my voice is much good when no one hears it. but if there was a time i have sung with someone,my voice felt shaky...which is terrible...
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
so I think you are a good singer.. you're just too shy to let others hear your voice.. When our dvd-videoke was new, I use it often.. But then, since I got busy with my kid's schooling, my attention was grabbed by other things that keeps me busy.. So your niece loves to sing also? You know what, I think you are more of a mother for Eanne.. Since you've been the one taking care of her..
@babz02 (250)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Not only Filipinos but Japanese' also. They love to sing in Karaoke. In the Philippines, it's Videoke. That was funny. But seriously, pinoys sing there lungs out when they sing in videoke bars. But there is one infamous song that Filipinos will stab you if you don't sing it properly, "My Way" by Frank Sinatra. LMAO
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
hahahaha! ur ryt!
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
hi babz.. yep my way is one heck of a dangerous song to sing..hehe.. I think it adds up some humor on videoke singing specially for the aged ones.. thanks for sharing!
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
mcaquino thanks for commenting..
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
i agree that most filipino's love to sing...i my self love to sing though i'm not good singer, i make sure that i am in right tune and right timing and we filipinos had a really great time doing videoke for fun despite of our own problems no matter how deep it is.thanks for those who invented it because of that we forgot our problems and it really entertains us.even my kids love to sing, fortunately they are good singers than me...
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Hi mcdiamonon, Thanks for responding.. It;s not important that you be a great singer, for as long as oyou sing from the heart..hehe.. And you're right that even people got their own problems in life, it is automatically forgotten during videoke moments.And that's great because at least people have time escaping their life's troubles for a time.. That's nice to know that your kids are good singers and I congratulate you for that..Practice them more often,,you'll never know if they're paths would go along with their talents.. By the way how old are your kids?
• Malaysia
13 Aug 10
that's right, almost all ofw's have videoke to surpass boredom and home sickness. During their day off or holidays they gathered together to video sing ...cheers !!!
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
absolutely everyone love to sing its been part of the culture its our way not just to entertain but to have fun as well, videoke is one of the way for us to have fun any time even outside!! it doesn't matter if your a good singer or not as long as you like to sang your song!!!
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Yeah, I too is fond of videoke singing. I think Pinoys likes to sing in videokes even if they can't really sing, lol. You can hear lots of Pinoys singing out of tune but still won't stop singing even if people cover their ears when they hear them. lol One thing you should be careful when singing in videokes is to keep off the song: My Way.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Yes basqui Pinoys are very fond of singing really. Even they have terrible voice they just keeps singing and singing their hearts out. I guess they do that for fun also.. I believe Pinoys are very fun-loving people and that reflects mostly on every occasion we Pinoys celebrate.. Haha My Way is one song to avoid really. Almost all of us knows that. LOL.. Thanks for responding basqui..
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
It's a very good way of celebration and very enjoyable too especially when with friends and family. IT's why MAgic sing was invented because pinoys want to have videokes at home too. lol
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Yes you got it right basqui. But don't you think Magic sing is very expensive? Good thing we can buy DVD players with built in Videoke already and a thousands of songs..It is much cheaper compared to Magic Sing and all you have to do is connect an amplifier and speakers, and VOILA!! Superb Videoke in the House!!! Enjoy myLotting! Thank you for actively participating in my discussion..
@anncherry (406)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
I love to sing! And understandably, I's definitely love videoke! I think we Filipinos can't help it; there are so much talent among us. Don't you agree? ;P
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
It's supposed to be "I'd definitely.." Hit the wrong key, hehe...
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Hi anncherry, I certainly agree that we Filiponps are very talented.. And that would make us proud right? Thanks for responding..Happy myLotting!
@dhysanne (451)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
yes! And I'm one of them. I enjoyed singing whenever there is a family occasion, we usually rent Videoke. I learn a lot of songs. Sometimes I guess numbers then play a song with familiar titles. It's so fun to hear other people sings their choice of song mostly from the genre. You can guess how old that person is! LOL! And we discover our potential singing talent. It's an easy way to express feelings.
@LIENROSE (910)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
ahaha, we are the same enjoying singing,,, good day and happy mylotting
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Another Videoke addict sings out..Hehehe..Thanks for responding dhysanne! I also love singing so much and there doesn't have to be any occasion for me because I use videoke every time I want to..It's my hobby and I sing to pass the time.. Well as you say you'll have idea of the age of the person singing based on the genre he chooses, I guess I somewhat disagree, coz I sometimes like to sing old songs, and sometimes new, depending on my mood of what type of songs to sing.. Thanks for responding in this discussion,..Happy myLotting!!!!
13 Aug 10
Yes i totally agreed , with that statement. Most of the singer i notice in club's are from Philippine. They do have a nice voice too.
@LIENROSE (910)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
of course they are... you seems anew here... well welcome and happy mylotting
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Hi roseland thanks for responding.. Yes indeed Filipinos are very talented individuals on their own ways.. Be it with singing, dancing, comedy etc. etc. But what tops it all is singing really. Thanks for your nice comment about Filipinos you encountered.Do you also enjoy videoke? @LIENROSE---- Nice to welcome a newcomer like roseland..
@ash_gray (128)
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
Yes I agree with you! Even people don have talent to sing are like singing in videoke just like me..... Especially when have some gathering filipinos never forget to have some singing sessions in videoke.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
yes that's right ash_gray.. even the ones without the talent could sing their hearts out in videokes.. thanks for responding!
@jpso138 (7859)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Yes, you see it right. Many Filipinos are really fond of singing. Even along the road you see videoke players and most often there is always someone singing. Sometimes, it does create a problem most especially if the player is placed anywhere and sometimes it creates a disturbance. Well, I really do not mind such for as long as people respect other people. Each of us have our own way of enjoying. But sad to note, in our place there are those that play it very loud to the point that its already irritating and not music anymore but rather more of a noise pollution.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Hi jpso, There really are times that loud Videokes create some trouble specially when used in a place with lots of houses around because of the disturbance it make to the neighborhood. I know friends who so love Videoke while having some drinks. They're all very addicted to singing since their group consists of gays. Their session usually lasts past midnight, and they often experience some Barangay personnels knocking at their house and asking them to stop already because their neighbors were complaining bout the noise.. It's kinda funny to think of the incident, and that only proves that whole night may not be enough for them to be satisfied of singing.. Thanks for responding!
@clevengay (129)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
i agree on that..but i dont love singing..i observe that most of the stores here has videokes and a lot of costumers are singing even they dont have a golden voice...:)
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
i think you should try to sing even once in a while because it really is an enjoying hobby to do.. thanks for sharing!
@frishy (221)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Filipinos love singing i love videoke too! we always singing it's my bonding moment with my friends although i'm not really a good singer.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
we Filipino's are a big fan of videoke and we simply can't have good time together with our loved ones if videoke is absent.. thanks for responding frishy..
@xandavon (102)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
yes we do. I won't say anyone can sing though. But we still love to sing regardless of our singing abilities.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
haha.. that's right.. thanks for responding xandavon!
@ebuscat (5939)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
For me yes because I'm a Filipino also.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
thanks for rsponding!
@ivygrey (550)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Oh so much. It's like there are no family who doesn't love to sing, Everybody loves videoke and Filipinos really doesn't care if your voice is terrible as long as singing really give us something to feel good about.No wonder Philippines produced world champion singers.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Yes I strongly agree with your statement ivygrey! We Pinoys doesn't care a bit on how our voice sounds whether it is good or not for other's eardrums..Hahaha.. Just having fun is enough reason to ignore the imperfections right?? We Pinoys ;ove fum so much, even if we have our own troubles in reality.. And That's a positive outlook in life..Finding time to enjoy and forget all that burdens us.. Thanks!
@priyayogi (222)
• India
13 Aug 10
ya. I think it's good. because a also Notice that on almost every celebrated occasions, there will always be videos. It's like celebrations are not complete without that singing machine thousands of songs to choose from that.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Ya you think so? thanks! And I think you just copied what I said on my discussion friend..
@jadmari (125)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
I love videoke singing! Though im not a singer I sing with my heart whenever I have the chance to grab a microphone in a videoke bar. Filipinos indeed love this in any occassion. I think singing is not only part of the Filipino culture but it's also one of their talents and passion. So don't be shocked if any small stores, cafeterias, or even homes in the Philippines have videoke machines.
@LIENROSE (910)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
yes of course, even though i am not A GOOD SINGER I still sing, what matter is I enjoy it. nice discussion, thanks and happy mylotting
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Hi Lienrose thanks for responding to this discussion..It's okay if you don't sing that well for as long as you have the guts to sing your heart out!! And of course enjoy what you're doing right? Thanks for commenting to this discussion as a nice one..Much better appreciated po if you can rate my discussion positive..,Thanks and happy myLotting also!!
@New_Guy (45)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Yes, I agree, but let's face it, not all of us can sing. And love alone for singing doesn't warrant them to suddenly break into a vocal spectacle like those in Glee. I wouldn't mind if they have the voice to boot. Have you ever sat next to someone with huge headphones then suddenly out of nowhere, he sings a line and it is totally out of tune? I wish they could hear themselves.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
hehehe.. I can relate with you new_guy..But I find it tolerable yet funny actually. I'm the type of person who doesn't mind imperfections that much..hehe.. Maybe they are just so carried away to the music and they forget that they're using headphones and that they're just the one hearing the music they're listening into.. Let's just say " they love singing, but the craft doesn't love them" but they do have the guts right??
@magtibaygom (4860)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Yes, I agree that Filipinos really love videoke singing. Here in our place, this is a rural area, but almost every night, videoke are sounding every night, with tunes that vary from good singer type to typhoon type (that's when a drunk man started taking over the singing and feels like he's a singing superstar!). Anyway, this videoke singing is cultivating more talents for the future. Let's keep this up!
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
That's right gom, they find their own time to shine with Videoke. And these scenes more often than not, produces a very happy surrounding for celebrations. As for us family, celebrations aren't complete without that amazing Videoke.. Hehe.. And we can notice that even without any occasion, we see Videoke machines for rentals, every song paid for P5.00. And this just goes to show that Filipinos do it to pass times..and often does it for hobbies as well. Thanks for your response Gom! By the way do you love singing too?