What is a party without karaoke? That's how many of us are during celebrations. If we can, we will have karaoke at parties. I mean not all kinds of parties of course. But for parties celebrated in the comforts of our homes, we'll have karaoke to sum up the fun. Just to give you a trivia... The karaoke machine was invented by Filipino inventor Roberto del Rosario in 1975 and it was called Sing-Along System. That's how Filipinos love singing. LoL.
We all know that Filipinos love singing. Many vloggers on youtube that react to Filipino artists even say that the Philippines is a home of amazing singers, be it professional or not.
The first reason I can think of? It's just that we love singing! We are born singers, doesn't matter if we are good or not at singing. We will sing. Singing has become part of our culture. Music, rather. It may sound absurd but that's the first thing that came to my mind. We love singing. There's no question about it. We don't only love singing in karaoke but we sing in almost everything we do. Like our life is a musical. Nah, just kiddin'. That sounds like we've gone cray-cray. But seriously though, we love singing and do it randomly every day. While cooking, cleaning, bathing, when we're happy and sometimes, even when we're just bored. We hum to put our babies at sleep. Ooh! I just realized! maybe that's when it all started! We already hear music even when we are still babies.
We have this tradition in courtship called "Harana" (Serenade) wherein the guy serenades the girl to express his love to her. The suitor sings by the window of the girl he likes and when she looks out and hears him sing and after was invited inside the house, then that's a big deal already. That's kind of like the "golden buzzer" in courtship, way back. Haha. He may be with a friend that plays the guitar or a minus one on speakers. It was also one way to coax your girlfriend when you had a fight. You serenade her and when she lets you in, you're all good, man.
Karaoke has been a form of entertainment in celebrations. Especially when there's drinking. When the guys are drinking, the girls and kids are singing in karaoke. And sometimes while we are drinking, this is one of the entertainment to liven up the session! We take turns, while one is singing, someone is looking for a song at the songbook to reserve and be in line. Karaoke/singing gives connection to each other and it makes us more comfortable with each other.
It also helps us express our feelings and relieves stress. When we are in love, or heartbroken or mad... We often pour our hearts out into singing. We sing a song depending on how we feel and mood. After a busy day at work, sometimes we go to the KTV bar with friends and just have fun.
Yes, singing is fun fun fun for us. This is how we bond. This is how we express our feelings and this is how we release the stress! This is how we make the party lit. This is how we pump up celebrations. This is how we connect with each other. This is how party!!! Woot woot!!
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