People think I’m crazy because they see me talking to myself, smiling and singing alone, comfortable in my own world. I tend to hop a little when I walk in the busy streets of Metro Manila. I sometimes catch a stranger’s attention. Do you know how? It’s either I tripped up stairs, slipped on the escalator. But on some occasions, I sing out loud while walking in the streets which I am really unaware of. When someone turns his back to see me, that’s when I begin to feel that my mouth is moving and releasing a big note. Then, I come back to my senses and pretend that it’s not embarrassing at all. It happened when I was walking through Ayala underpass. An NGO representative approached me and said, “Ma’am I believe you are singing.”
Sometimes, I’m lost in my own world. I create a moment on the streets as if I am in MTV. And I get inspiration from my favorite music videos which center on a girl singing in the middle of the streets.
Who Says by Selena Gomez
This video has a lot of cute stuff, very sassy. I love the scene when Selena with her long gown, runs along the streets barefoot. I hope a lot of young girls will listen to this song because it has a good message.
I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me
You got every right to a beautiful life, come on
Put your hearts up by Ariana Grande
This is a feel good video with simple choreography and bright colors. I like how it looks like a musical movie scene or a Disney film.
It’s Oh So Quiet by Bjork
I wish I could find a clearer a copy of this music video. This is another music video that looks like it’s part of musical film. But unlike Put your hearts up, this song sounds more like Broadway
Gravity by Sara Barilles
I also like melancholic songs (You see, I’m crazy and bipolar. I like extremely sad and extremely happy songs.) What makes this music video unique is its cosmic theme which is very creatively done.
Who You Are by Jessie J
This is one of my favorite songs. I want to imitate what Jessie J did, singing in the corner of the train station. Of all the videos I mentioned here, this one is close to reality. When you sing your heart out in a public place, the crowd don’t join you in singing. They just stare at you or ignore. I love this song (so redundant, am I?) I listen to this song when I want to reflect on what am I doing to myself (naks!)
Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing,
It’s okay not to be okay.