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Sundo - Moira dela Torre

This is a slow song. It captures my attention because of the melody and Moira has a very smooth voice.

It speaks about someone waiting to be picked up (for a relationship).

This is a sound track for a soap opera here in the Philippines entitled: The Good Son.

I just thought of translating this for you so you could have a sort of understanding of what the song is about.

I liked the first lyrics stating: I have long searched the whole world.. to find you.

That's what it really feels like when we have finally found the one for us. It feels like you have obtained your one precious gem through hardships and tears. That's how mushy we are when it comes to love.

I have searched mine, long and wide. Long means more than a decade, while wide means, from here, there, everywhere and overseas.  But it is still a gamble.

Well, I have my relationship to myself to start with. And there is my son.  I am fine for now.

So enough about me. Here if the song for today:


English translation of the song

SUNDO*
by Moira dela Torre

(Please note that SUNDO is an act of picking up someone, say in an airport. In common Filipino language, SUNDO is usually translated as "fetch" but it is not like a dog "fetching" a toy. SUNDO is a gesture of a loved one to meet and pick up his/her loved one. This song has reference to lovers. Thank you)

Kay tagal kong sinusuyod ang buong mundo (I) have searched the whole world)
Para hanapin, para hanapin ka (In order to find... to find you)
Nilibot ang distrito ng iyong lumbay (I) have circled the districts of your loneliness)
Pupulutin, pupulutin ka (pick... pick you up)

Sinusundo kita (i am picking you up)
Sinusundo (picking...)

Asahan mo mula ngayon (Expect that from now on)
Pag-ibig ko'y sayo (my love is for you)
(Expect that from now on)
Pag-ibig ko'y sayo (my love is for you)

Sa akin mo isabit ang pangarap mo (You can hang your wishes in me)
Di kukulangin ang ibibigay (I won't short change)
Isuko ang kaba (Surrender your worries)
Tuluyan kang bumitaw (Let go completely)
Ika'y manalig (You have faith)
Manalig ka (Have faith)

Sinusundo kita (i am picking you up)
Sinusundo (picking...)

Asahan mo mula ngayon (Expect that from now on)
Pag-ibig ko'y sayo (my love is for you)
(Expect that from now on)
Pag-ibig ko'y sayo (my love is for you)

Asahan mo mula ngayon (Expect that from now on)
Pag-ibig ko'y sayo (my love is for you)
(Expect that from now on)
Pag-ibig ko'y sayo (my love is for you)
Pag-ibig ko'y sayo (my love is for you)

(Asahan mo) (Expect)
Handa na sa liwanag mo (Prepared for your brightness)
Sinuyod ang buong mundo (Searched the whole world)
Maghihintay sayo'ng sundo (Wait for your ride/service or "wait to be picked up")
(Asahan mo) (Expect)
Handa na sa liwanag mo (Prepared for your brightness)
Sinuyod ang buong mundo (Searched the whole world)
Maghihintay sayo'ng sundo (Wait for your ride)

Ed Sheeran - Perfect

I haven't been blogging for quite a while and this is my first entry for this year.

I've been trying to get the feel of writing again. So I thought what better song to write as a new entry for 2018 than a Perfect song?

I have been a fan of Ed Sheeran for quite a while now. I love this song and it has been played in most parties and wedding occasions I have been recently.  It brings soft melody. It reminds me of love, and how gentle it is. A love that may at times become violent. It's like a water that you can touch it with your bare hands but it can destroy mountains, so they say.

I found that love once. A love which brought out the deepest of my emotions. They say I am a person full of love and I believed that. I am that kind of person you can rely on to the point of agreeing to everything I am asked of.  Such an risky life.

Then I was betrayed.

I sulked. I buried myself.

It wasn't long until I found that love again. The greatest of them all.


Lyrics of the song Perfect by Ed Sheeran

I found a love for me
Darling, just dive right in and follow my lead
Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me
'Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own
And in your eyes you're holding mine

Baby, I'm dancing in the dark with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight

Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know
She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I'll share her home
I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets
To carry love, to carry children of our own
We are still kids, but we're so in love
Fighting against all odds
I know we'll be alright this time
Darling, just hold my hand
Be my girl, I'll be your man
I see my future in your eyes

Baby, I'm dancing in the dark, with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
When you saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful
I don't deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight

Baby, I'm dancing in the dark, with you between my arms
Barefoot in the grass, listening to our favorite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel in person
And she looks perfect, no I don't deserve this
You look perfect tonight

Read more: Ed Sheeran - Perfect Lyrics | MetroLyrics



Ipaglalaban Ko - Freddie Aguilar

This song was used as campaign song for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte here in the Philippines. It was 2016 and an election year for the country.

President Duterte topped the election and came out as president and now known as PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte). During his inauguration, the singer Freddie Aguilar revised the lyrics of the song.

Here is the lyrics and my translation:

Ipaglalaban ko
(I will fight for it/you)


Ikaw ang pag-asa (You are the hope)
Nasa Yo nag ligaya (You have my happiness)
Sa piling mo, sinta (with you, my dear)
Iyon nag pagdurusa (that is the sacrifice)

Madilim na kahapon (Your dark past)
Di ko na alintana (I don't mind)
Dahil sa 'yo sinta (Because of you, love)
Buhay ko ay nagbago (My life has changed)

Chorus:
Anuman nag mangyari, di kit iiwan (Whatever happens, I won't leave you)
Ipaglalaban ko nag pag-ibig mo (I will fight for your love)
Ipgalalaban ko hanging sa dull ng mundo (I will fight till the end of the world)
Ang ating pag-ibig, giliw ko (Our love, my dear)

Friends - John Michael Montgomery

It feels like high school again imaging the jitters in my chest when the love of your high school life tells you... we can only be just friends.

This is the story of Theo, who was my closest friend, one year younger than me. He seemed so nice and his sister is also my friend. Through the normal course of time, he divulged his true intentions with me and shocked as I was, I didn't know how to say no.

I know now that I broke his heart, and I thought to myself, my parents strongly warns us about entering relationships until we finished school. I didn't want to frustrate them considering that I see their hardships putting us to decent schools.

Decades later, listening to this song, I remember him. I am not the most beautiful gal around campus but he made me feel like I'm the only woman in his eyes (cheesy!).

How hard could it be to be friends with someone you have loved? How could it be easy for someone who broke your heart to remain friends? Perhaps pride overwhelmingly engulfs that only we see is darkness, only thins we feel is pain.  Some sort of "if you don't need me, I don't need you too" kind of dialogue.

But friends you should be after the relationship, especially when you have kids together. And if divorced couples with kids could still be friends after the tsunami in their marriage, how can other failed relationships cannot end in friendship?

Perhaps they just moved on completely without them hanging to that dark past, the superlative of pain that we caused in them.  Well, the song below says friendship can be scattered by the wind, it just up for the storm to pick up the pieces again.

FRIENDS

You say you want to be friends
That's a newly sharpened blade
That's a dagger to the heart
Of the promises we made

That's a chapter full of pain
A season full of rain
A dark and stormy night
Spent all alone

Friends
Get scattered by the wind
Tossed upon the waves
Lost for years on end

Friends
Slowly drift apart
They give away their hearts
Maybe call you
Now and then
But you want to be
Just friends

You say you love me very much
And you'll always hold me dear
Those are the sweetest words
I never want to hear

What's a love without desire
A flame without a fire
Can't warm me late at night
When I need you most

Friends
Get scattered by the wind
Tossed upon the waves
Lost for years on end
Friends
Slowly drift apart
They give away their hearts
Maybe call you
Now and then
But you want to be
Just friends

Friends
Slowly drift apart
They give away their hearts
Maybe call you
Now and then
Darling can't you see
This is killing me
We could never be
Just friends

Price Tag - Jessie J

So exciting, SODEXO!

Christmas is nearing. In anticipation of the bonuses and gifts that I will be receiving, I also set aside funds for gift giving.  I have plenty of nephews, nieces and inaanaks (godchildren).

I recall the last time I received a gift check was also a Christmas gift that our company gave us. It was Sodexo, nothing else. It was fun because the amount was substantial, enough for Christmas grocery. I had a blast because it was also accepted as payment in one department store from where I live. That was one rewarding experience to be able to buy not just grocery, food but also apparel which I can use and each time remember that I received it through my good work.

I was really happy and I spent all of it. There is no expiration in the gift check because Sodexo GC’s have always been and forever will be valid, and that revalidation and replacement of Sodexo GC’s are free of charge once the validity date is reached.  However, I spent them all!

So this coming Christmas, it is a good idea to give as a gift Sodexo gift checks.  Please check out the link.

http://ph.benefits-rewards.sodexo.com/

My wish for this Christmas is to receive the same amount of gift check I received last year and I will treat my family with a feast at out favorite store, Jollibee.

It is true that not everything is in the price tag. I never really felt that gift giving is onerous. Anyway, the spirit of Christmas is love and we don't count the cost.  We just enjoy it.


"Price Tag"
(feat. B.o.B)

[Jessie J]
Okay, Coconut man, Moon Head and Pea
You ready?

Seems like everybody's got a price,
I wonder how they sleep at night
When the sale comes first
And the truth comes second.
Just stop for a minute and smile

Why is everybody so serious?
Acting so damn mysterious?
Got your shades on your eyes
And your heels so high
That you can't even have a good time

[Pre-chorus:]
Everybody look to their left (yeah)
Everybody look to their right
Can you feel that (yeah)
We're paying with love tonight?

[Chorus:]
It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag
Ain't about the (uh) ch-ch-ching ch-ching
Ain't about the (yeah) bl-bling-bl-bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag (OK)

[Jessie J]
We need to take it back in time,
When music made us all unite!
And it wasn't low blows and video hoes,
Am I the only one getting tired?

Why is everybody so obsessed?
Money can't buy us happiness
Can we all slow down and enjoy right now?
Guarantee we'll be feeling alright

[Pre-chorus:]
Everybody look to their left (to their left)
Everybody look to their right (to their right)
Can you feel that (yeah)
We're paying with love tonight?

[Chorus:]
It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag
Ain't about the (uh) ch-ch-ching ch-ching
Ain't about the (yeah) bl-bling-bl-bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag

[B.o.B]
Yeah, yeah
Well, keep the price tag
And take the cash back
Just give me six strings and a half stack
And you can, can keep the cars
Leave me the garage
And all I, yes, all I need
Are keys and guitars
And guess what? In 30 seconds
I'm leaving to Mars
Yeah, we leaping across
These undefeatable odds
It's like this, man
You can't put a price on a life
We do this for the love
So we fight and sacrifice
Every night
So we ain't gon' stumble and fall
Never
Waiting to see or send a sign of defeat
Uh uh
So we gonna keep everyone
Moving their feet
So bring back the beat
And then everyone sing
It's not about the money

[Chorus 2x]

[Jessie J ‒ Outro]
Yeah, yeah
Oh-oh
Forget about the price tag, yeah

You'll Always Be my Baby - Sara Evans

I have a baby I love as my own. My life revolves around him. I find meaning in my life serving him, loving him.

He loves being around me and though at times it is hard to discipline him, he is so sweet most of the time. He showers me with kisses as he leaves for school.  He hugs me from the back whenever I bring something or buy him toys or other little things.

Those scenes pricks my heart with love. That's what we tell each other every night before going to bed.

I love you ma. I love you too anak (my child).

He is not mine and I let him know that I am his substitute mother because he has to know.  And I plan to let him go whenever he is ready and if he would ask me to. I told him I won't deny his freedom if he wants to go somewhere else.

He wants to be a pilot... and I know expenses for flying school is expensive. I will leave it to tomorrow and pray he changes his mind. If not, I will have to be prepared.

And I love him so... and to you my child,

You'll Always Be my Baby

There I was, ten years old
Waiting in my room for him to come home
I just knew he'd be so mad
Though I begged my mother not to, she told my dad

There was no denying I let him down
But instead of being angry
He put his arms around me and said

In the sunlight or the rain
Brightest nights or darkest days
I'll always feel the same way
Whatever road you may be on
No, you're never too far gone
My love is there wherever you may be
Just remember that you'll always be my baby

There I was, 21
Oh, I was so ashamed of what I'd done
On a country road parked one night
What started out so innocent, crossed the line

There was no denying, I let God down
But instead of being angry
He let His love surround me, and I heard

In the sunlight or the rain
Brightest nights or darkest days
I'll always feel the same way
Whatever road you may be on
No, you're never too far gone
My love is there wherever you may be
Just remember that you'll always be my baby
Yeah, yeah

There he is, my little man
I'm sure he'll get in trouble every now and then
And I pray to God that when he does
I'll be just as understanding as my father was

'Cause the last thing that I want to do is let him down
So instead of being angry
I'm gonna throw my arms around him, and I'll say

In the sunlight or the rain
Brightest nights or darkest days
I'll always feel the same way
Whatever road you may be on
No, you're never too far gone
My love is there wherever you may be
Just remember that you'll always be my baby
Be my baby

Dahil Sa 'Yo - Inigo Pascual

This is one favorite song recently because of its upbeat tempo.

Attending to so many seminars, this is always played as a Zumba song to awaken participants especially during unholy hours of 2PM til 4PM.

I like the song. I also try my best to keep up with its dance steps. They have simple steps but they still appear so complicated for me.

So here is my translation of the song. I hope you will find the translation well. If not, feel free to give your comments below. I would appreciate it.

Read on.

Dahil Sa Yo (Because of you)



Araw araw ikaw ang gusto kong kasama (Everyday I want to be with you)
Buhay ko'y kumpleto na tuwing nandidito ka (My life is complete everytime you are here)
Sa tabi ko o aking giliw di pa din ako makapaniwala (beside me, my dear, still I cannot believe)
Na ang dati kong pangarap ay katotohanan na (that my dream/hope is now a reality)

Ikaw ang tanging inspirasyon (You are my only inspiration)
At basta't nandito ka ako'y liligaya (and as long as you are here, I'll be happy)

Dahil sa'yo ako'y matapang (Because of you, I am brave)
Dahil sa'yo ako'y lalaban (Because of you I will fight)
Para sa'yo pagmamahal na walang katapusan (for you is my love that's never ending)
Dahil sa'yo merong pangarap (Because of you there is hope)
Pagmamahal ko sayo'y tapat (My love for you is true)
Para sa'yo pagmamahal na higit pa sa sapat (for my love for you is more that enough)

Gagawin ko ang lahat para lang sa'yo sinta (I will do everything for you my love)
At basta't nandito ka ako'y liligaya (And as long as you are here, I will be happy)

Minuminuto naghihintay ng tawag mo (Every minute I'm waiting for your call)
Marinig lang boses mo masaya't kuntento na ko (If I hear your voice, I'm happy and contented)
Wala nang iba pang hahanapin basta't ikaw ang aking kapiling 
(I won't look for anyone else as long as you are with me)
Lahat magagawa dahil kasama ka (I can do everything because you are with me)

Ikaw ang tanging inspirasyon 
At basta't nandito ka ako'y liligaya

Dahil sa'yo ako'y matapang
Dahil sa'yo ako'y lalaban
Para sa'yo pagmamahal na walang katapusan
Dahil sa'yo merong pangarap
Pagmamahal ko sayo'y tapat
Para sa'yo pagmamahal na higit pa sa sapat

Gagawin ko ang lahat para lang sa'yo sinta
At basta't nandito ka ako'y liligaya

Ipinagdarasal ko ng sobra na sana'y tanggapin mo aking inaalay (I pray so hard that you will accept my offer)
Na pasasalamat sa pagliliwanag ng buhay kong ito (of thanks for enlightening my life)
Na dati rati'y di ganito na kay ligaya (which used to be not this happy)
Oh tanggapin ang regalo (Oh receive the gift)
Oh mga rosas at choco (Oh receive the roses and chocolates)
Liliwanag din ang buhay mo pag nilabas ko na ang puso ko (There will be brightness in your life when I bring out my heart) 

Ikaw ang tanging inspirasyon (You are my inspiration)
Sa bawat araw na haharapin (to face everyday)
Gagawin ko ang lahat para lang sa'yo sinta (I will do everything for your my dear)
At basta't nandito ka ako'y liligaya… (and as long as you are here I will be happy)

Dahil sa'yo ako'y matapang
Dahil sa'yo ako'y lalaban
Para sa'yo pagmamahal na walang katapusan
Dahil sa'yo merong pangarap
Pagmamahal ko sayo'y tapat
Para sa'yo pagmamahal na higit pa sa sapat

Gagawin ko ang lahat para lang sa'yo sinta
At basta't nandito ka ako'y liligaya