100 im.perfect.songs: day003: kahit panaginip


1.  I fell head-over-heels in love with this song last winter.  I liked it before as with almost all of Mr. C’s songs, but for some reason this one hit my harrrrt this time.  I was in the process of building my repertoire for a show and considered including it in my lineup.  Didn’t happen.

2. I love to sing.  I’ve loved it since I had any semblance of memory.  In fact, my earliest memories are those of singing along with Donny and Marie.  “I’m a little bit country…and I’m a little bit rock and roll…” ๐Ÿ˜‰

3.  Eric “the mavster” Evangelista, the amazing talent behind the cool and heartfelt piano accompaniment here has been a friend of mine on flickr for many years.  We both love photography and I was a fan not only of his pictures and videos but his piano music posts as well.  Hoping for a live concert with him one of these days – in Seattle or Toronto or BOTH.

4.  I didn’t sing for many years for reasons I’ll share later.  Or not.  The reasons don’t seem to matter now as much as the doing it.  JDI.  ๐Ÿ˜‰  No matter how full my life was – with family, friends, work, possessions or lack thereof, comings and goings and the whole fun bag – it still felt like something was missing, like there was a hollow space in my insides that could never be filled by anything or anyone.  That whole sad story officially ended at a concert in our community center KCCC on Feb. 27, 2011.  And to this may I say Yay, ME!  And You.  Yes, YOU.  

To be continued…I promised the kids their trip to Mc Donald’s this afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜‰  

5.  And I’m back.  While I write this at 7:31PM, the kids are getting ready for bed, one is taking a shower, the other getting her clothes for school ready and I’ve got my rosรฉ wine chillin’ in the fridge waiting just for me.  Life is good.  Now if I can find the right lotion for these very dry hands then life would be just perfect. 

6.  It’s been two full weeks since O and I got back from our vacation w/ my parents and siblings back in Manila.  14 whole days.  I’ve got a really nice video summary – my parting gift to the Barangay Pineda (what my dad calls the fam) of the fun times which I couldn’t bear to watch yet.  It gives me a heavy feeling in my heart and really pinches.  So I’ll probably wait another week…baksayon engrande withdrawal symptoms suck.

7.  I’m thinking of doing my original songs next.  Enough of covers for now.  I don’t know if I’ll ever include HDYK in this hundred.  Maybe that’s be the finalรฉ post.  100 songs.  A song a day.  What was I thinking???  LOL.  

8.  I have my dear superfriend Leander Mendoza to thank for my home studio set-up.  He was the one who encouraged me to JDI.  We went to this music store and got the studio-grade mike and the wires and the cables and the mixer and spit screen thingies (to avoid the popping sounds ^_^) – stuff I would never have had any idea how to put together by myself.  I’m so grateful for fellow artists, beloved kindred spirits who have come to my aid, my ‘rescue’ really and Lee (Lablee on Gallo-fueled days) is one of the best of them!  I hope to have a CoLOVEboration with him on this project.  Lablee, hint-hint!

9. Remembering yesterdays RE-learning:  When I do that which I love to do, the ‘unlovables’ become more tolerable and therefore I am more peaceful and joyful.  More joyful equals less ‘momsterful’. :p

10.  Did I say “I love singing” yet?

Kahit Ika’y Panaginip Lang
Composer: Ryan Cayabyab
Piano Accompaniment: Eric Evangelista

6 thoughts on “100 im.perfect.songs: day003: kahit panaginip

  1. Vina my fellow paper lover!!! I swear you are my long-lost sister! I just read your bio and well, I shouldn't be surprised as I've felt this connection since day 1 but thrilled just the same at the stuff you wrote…it's like me writing those very same words about me! ^_^Ding-galing! Maraming salamatsky. More coming up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Your music manifests the reality that you live to do it..you always love singing even when you were this small..and chose this as a career over executive job..it is always a part of your life, gives you comfort on a dreary day , reassurance that all is ok, and sometimes even salvation [ from what kaya? try depression? haha],..it is also your passport to getting to know others, your friends who share the same interests, or those who just want to listen and experience…Listening to you is an affirmation that all is well in your end…love you and the azimis…

  3. Mismo, Mamay!!! I love you and thanks for dropping by. Ang tagal kitang hinatay-antay ha! Your front row seat was vacant for the longest time sa ating concierto dito. LOL. And you're absolutely right about my brand of art – mapa-awit, sining, at kung anu-ano pa man siya – bringing me so much joy that all the UN-joys become bearable. I say "my brand" kasi iba-iba pala tayo talaga ng landas. Everyone has his or her own unique path. Which is why I'm giving up on my lifelong dream to be Oprah Winfrey. Hahahahahahhaaaaaa!!! Besides, I don't think I can yo-yo diet as much as she does. Now I dream of becoming Chiqui Pineda-Azimi daily! O di ba, ganda??? Miss you, Mamay! Miss you, Daday! In ways only your Chikay can.

  4. Haha, forgot that I even have that bio there – I haven't really updated it (neglected it, is more like it). I follow a gazzilion blogs and it's also not there :D. I probably ought to open up that Pandora's box again and Chiqui-fy it, hehe. Well, dah-ling – I'm about to listen to the new song, so tah-tah for now ๐Ÿ˜‰

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