If I were a boy

For straight people, it is easier to admire a member from the opposite sex than to admire those who belong to the same sex. It is a fact of life. It will take some time for a girl to admit that there is someone prettier than she. A boy will not agree with you when you find a matinee idol cute. We do not admire those who belong to the same sex because  subconsciously we feel we are inferior if we do so. What may be beautiful to a boy may not be beautiful to a girl. A girl looks for a lot of qualities before she can finally say that the other girl is pretty. On the other hand, a boy does not have a long check list just to say that girl is pretty.

To admire is one of the most humble things to do. It’s not like everyday you sincerely admire someone. Lesson I learned in life: if you learn to admire, you will be happy. To admire is as good as to be admired. You will be inspired. You will look forward for a better future and for a better self. So look around you and learn to admire.

Due to lack of interesting men, I stumble upon these three girls who take my breath away. These are the girls I would have wanted to date if I were a boy.

Source: Backbeats Facebook Fan Page

Joanna Jones

She is the lead vocalist of Backbeats who competed in The Sing Off. What I like most about her is her wide vocal range. She can sing alto and soprano parts. Sometimes, people think that any female can sing alto as long as she knows how to sing ‘the second voice’. Of course, we know that’s not the definition of alto. She is someone who can sing low notes. And it is rare to find a girl who can release low notes from her mouth. Most girls struggle to hit the low notes. They have to open their nostrils just to make clear and loud alto voice. For this, I admire Joanna Jones. Also, she hits the high notes perfectly.  When I first heard her sang If I were a boy, I got goosebumps. She started with low notes. On the bridge of  Beyonce’s song, her voice shifts to high register. I felt someone slapped me so hard on the face that I wanted to cry. I also like her because she is an ‘honest performer.’ At the back of my head, I can hear Shawty Stockman asking the audience, “Do you know how hard it is?” My definition of honest performer is someone who feels the song and owns the song. Not all singers are ‘honest performers.’  They sing just to show their craftsmanship or the quality of their voices. On the other hand, an  ‘honest performer’ sings  a song as if it were his/her life story. If you still don’t get what I mean, watched her sing in The Sing Off or the video below. You can feel her pain when she sings. I think it has something to do with her eyes. Her eyes are focused, teary and pleading. There is so much truthfulness in her eyes.

Source: Courtney Jensen Facebook Fanpage

Courtney Jensen

Long ago, beatboxing talent did not amuse me. For me, it was a talent for those who could not sing but liked to make music. I often associated beatboxing with guys who wore baggy pants and with guys who like to kiss the microphone. Things changed when I watched Courtney Jensen. I now consider beatboxing as a first class talent.

When you watch Courtney Jensen, it makes you want to learn beatboxing. She has that kind of magic which not all beatboxers have. She makes it look and sound easy. I admire her more because she is simply a girl who does beatboxing (Hello? It’s not like everyday you can find a female beat boxer.) Courtney, is the beatboxer of Backbeats. During the second season of The Sing Off, she was the only female percussionist. Beatboxing is not a talent for those who cannot sing but someone who likes music a lot. I learn that from Courtney. By the way, she is a good singer too.

Amy Whitcomb

She is my newest crush. She is the lead vocalist of all female acapella group, Delilah. The group made an outstanding performance in the first episode of  The Sing Off Season 3. One of the reasons was because of Amy’s vocal prowess. She gave a powerful performance as she sang Bruno Mars’ song Grenade. I experienced earthquake when I heard her sang the middle part of the song. It was a grenade, definitely. Like Joanna Jones, she is an ‘honest performer.’ She can convey emotions clearly with her performance. As she increased the intensity and the volume of her voice, along with the high notes, I felt like I wanted to be exorcised by Amy Whitcomb. When I heard her sang Grenade, I wanted to punch her boyfriend and tear him  into pieces. That’s how effective she is, as a  singer. You can’t help but ask, what kind of boyfriend did she have for her to express such bitterness in her performance. I find her telegenic as well. I like how she presents herself. She wears a leather jacket to cover her flabby arms, and black boots. She appears sexy with her style without wearing short shorts. I also like the way she reacts when she ends her performance and when judges give their comments. Her facial expression is trying to tell you,” I did not do it.”

—-Learn to admire, you will be happy !:)

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lapiskamay
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 15:42:02

    hahahaha ‘lack of interesting men’ epic use of words. i have to disagree men do admire other men, and base on my experiences with my guy friends we do talk about it openly. I do admire Rafael Nadal, Bradley Cooper (especially that Face character), Lourd de Veyra, and even among my co.workers we have this ‘master’ term for those standouts.
    ^_~

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    • Jacklyn Belo
      Oct 12, 2011 @ 15:52:06

      i don’t debunk the fact that men admire men..women admire women but we have different levels of admiration. you and your male friends will probably have the same list of pretty TV stars. but if you are going to tell me who are your pretty TV stars, we might end up a debate. For instance, my brother likes girls whom I don’t find worthy of admiration hehe…. but yah, i can’t speak for the men hehe…

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  2. hana
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 08:00:30

    “Due to lack of interesting men…” – LOL! 😀

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