Do you really want to hurt me?

Last night was a blast. As part of my friend mikey’s 30th birthday, we decided, actually I suggested that we make a theme out of the videoke. Since late last year, the videoke has been a prominent feature of any gathering by this particular set of friends. Maybe its because of the fact that Cel has her own Magic Sing.

Oh what fun was had last night. It was just a small group of people. it was a pot luck party and my family and I came with marinated chicken which were then grilled on that big kahuna of a griller along with stuffed tilapia.

Around 9:30 pm it was agreed that all songs to be sung should come from the 80s – the decade that never really left the Filipino psyche. The choices were limited to the singles basically. Some of the chosen numbers were such 80s standards as Boys Don’t Cry, Forever Young, Don’t You Forget About Me, Turning Japanese, Head Over Heels and whole lot.

We also went for the cheesier ones like Careless Whisper, Fame, What a Feeling (contrary to popular perception, the last two are two different tunes), Eternal Flame and more titles that escape me now. And of course I also took a jab at a Sharon Cuneta song. What’s an 80s inspired videoke night without the classic High School Life? Midway through this song, we were laughing our asses off. The lyrics are so asinine and it just repeats itself until the requisite 3 minutes or so was over. Were we so gullible then to actually think that this song captured our high school lives? Gah, and to think this song sort of cemented Sharon Cuneta’s hold on the public when it came out. I think this is one of her hits after Mr. DJ.

Guess what? I am a child of the 80s really. How do I know? Aside from knowing how to sing like Sade (“no need to auskh/he’s a smooth operator”), I also know some of the dance steps to the more iconic songs from that decade like Orchestral Maneuvers hand/feet combo for Holiday or Cyndi Lauper’s dance moves in her Girls Just Wanna Have Fun music video. Hahahaha

Remember our names. Fame! we're gonna live forever.
Lorie, birthday boy Mikey, back-up dancer/singer extraordinaire El,
Ge (Madonna of the Night), Enteng

Alas, all things must come to an end. By 1:30 am, we were already pooped. Besides some of us had work the next day. Raffy had to cancel a meeting to tend to his slightly off-key renditions of 80s classic such as New Order’s Bizaare Love Triangle. But hey, even with that kind of challenge, he manages to get perfect scores at least 3 times per videoke session.

And, and we just had to end the night with that 80s masterpiece known as “We are the World.” It was fun hamming it up for the song. Can’t wait for the next session. 90s hits naman daw. Time to mangle those Nirvana and Pearl Jam songs.


Anonymous aimee said...

hey sweetie...ang saya ninyo! pero parang wala sa piktyur ang usual suspects. asan si shermanie, ang reyna ng culture club, o si anj o si dindin. di ko ata kilala ang mga nasa pic maliban ke el at si mikey. naku, an era passes. sigh. hapi bertdey kamo kay mikey! thirty is a glorious decade!

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