Saturday, June 9, 2012

My Singing Doll

This was my first song written and composed for my high school sweetheart, Rebecca Demabildo in 1968.

"My Singing Doll"
Rebecca was a music lover. She had various popular songs copied in some of her notebooks. Being inspired as her boy friend, I wanted to write something for her.  Since I was also a music lover, follower of pop group singers like the Herman Hermits, Gary Lewis and the Peacemakers, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, among others, I did play the guitar.

Then as a music student, I wanted to put what I learned from our music teacher. I wanted to become a music writer, a song composer. Rebecca came to my mind. So, I took time to compose and write my first song for her.

And "My Singing Doll" came to being, which later rejected by one of our high music teachers as a recitative kind of musical composition. That was the first frustration, I had had in my life. But my sweetheart kept on inspiring me. She said, "I love the song you made for me."

Here's the song which I embed it in a video for others to hear and to listen. Remember this is an amateur song composition. I sing it as I play the acoustic guitar. Click to listen to the song.

"My Singing Doll"

Happy listening!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Nanay, Angel Watching Over Me

Nanay is watching
Nanay Is Watching
The following music video is a tribute of our missionary son, Elder Camporazo to his mother, Rebecca during the Mother's Day celebration in May 10, 2009.

Gilbor Junior at that time is still serving his 2-year mission.

This is his own version of a song, "An Angel to Watch Over Me" which he sang at the Sacrament meeting in one of his areas in Butuan Philippines Mission.

This is my wish to my beloved wife: "You're the best woman I ever met. Your understanding is beyond measure. More especially your love and your sacrifices in bringing up our 6 children in the way they should go, are incomparable."

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rain or Shine La Carlota Pasalamat Still On The Go!

Grand Arena Competition
Grand Arena Competition
One of the highlights of La Carlota Pasalamat Festival is Arena Dance Competition, which usually run for 10 to 12 minutes.

Grand arena dance competition participated in by more than 20 organized tribes concludes the week-long Pasalamat festival of La Carlota.

Every tribe did its best to beat other competing dancing tribes. These dances dare the nature, rain or shine.

The following tribal dancers came from Barangay Yubo, one of the 14 barangay of La Carlota. They're not bothered by the heavy downpour as they're about to finish their entry dance showdown.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Taltal sa Kalbaryo (Christ's Crucifixion)

Jesus' accusation
Jesus' accusation

An amateur video on Senakulo (3-act play) on Jesus' arrest, sentence, suffering, and crucifixion portrayed by the youths and adults of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Catholic Church in Brgy. La Granja, La Carlota, Negros Occidental, PH. The dialogue is in local dialect, Ilonggo.

First of 3 Parts

Second of 3 Parts

Follows the last part of 3-act play of the talented youths and adults of Barangay La Granja, La Carlota City, Philippines under the supervision and direction of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Catholic Church, depicting Jesus Christ false accusation, capture, sentence to death, and crucifixion as the culmination of the annual Holy Lent observation, Holy Friday. This is an amateur video taken by a video enthusiast/hobbiest, Gil Camporazo of La Carlota City, Philippines.

Third of 3 Parts

Monday, March 19, 2012

Trisikad Race La Carlota Pasalamat Best

Arvit, the winner
One of the entertaining fun in La Carlota Pasalamat Festival is Trisikad (pedicab) race.

Interested drivers of trisikad in the neighboring municipalities and the residents of La Carlota are joining in trisikad race, spanning a 5 laps around the plaza.

This is one the highlights in the annual celebration of La Carlota Pasalamat Festival which is usually held every last week of April nearest of May 1.

It is a thanksgiving festivity of the people of La Carlota. A week-long merry-making of thanking the Heavenly Father for the blessing of bounty harvest which the farmer and the residents of La Carlota have received for the year.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

La Carlota Pasalamat Grand Arena Dance Competition

Forty-one days more to go for the La Carlota Annual Pasalamat Festival.

Grand Arena Dance Competition is one of the highlights in this week-long merrymaking.

More than 20 tribu (tribes) usually have enlisted to participate in this people-jammed-packed contest inside the festival park.

This is the group or Tribu Tres on their best grand arena dancing skills.

Live drum-beating to the sound of samba beat accompanied these more than 30 dancers.

The competition usually starts at 3:00 p.m. and lasts till 8:00 p.m., more or less five hours for 20 competing tribes one at a time.

What are you waiting for? Let's go La Carlota and get lost in the crowd comes the last week of April this 2012.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

La Carlota Teachers Out To Streets Pawasak Dancing

Teachers and employees of La Carlota Division, Department of Education (DepEd) participated in the pawasak (anything goes) dance street merrymaking to usher the formal opening salvo of La Carlota Pasalamat week-long festival.

Twenty-three elementary schools and three secondary schools sent in their teachers street dancers to share their dancing prowess and enjoy to the samba beat of La Carlota Pasalamat music introduced by the late City Mayor Luis "Nonoy" Jalandoni, Jr.

Monday, February 27, 2012

La Carlota Pasalamat Festival Street Dancing Competition

Tribu Tres
Street dancing competition is one of the highlights in the last day of   La Carlota week-long Pasalamat festival.

This annual festival of La Carlota City commences on Monday of last week of April and culminates on Sunday.

The usual contestants of street dancing contest are the 14 barangay in La Carlota City, and some participation of interested non-government organizations participation.

Follows the video of Tribu TRES dancers displaying their best street dancing choreography during the La Carlota Pasalamat 2011 street dancing competition along the main thoroughfare of La Carlota City.

By the way, Gigi, our youngest daughter, is one of the dancers of Tribu Tres. I focused the video to her while dancing starting at 3:19 of video time till she moved forward with the group at the end.

Tribu Tres got the 2nd runner place in this street dancing competition.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Let's go La Carlota

Let's go La Carlota in her special day which you could hear the drum-beating music and see the dance with irriesistable sound!

This is the annual Pasalamat of La Carlota which is fast approaching. This week-long festival with a lot of funs and surprises is usually held at the last week of April of every year.

Follows the La Carlota Pasalamat video:

video courtesy of La Carlota City

Again all roads are leading to the small city of La Carlota on the last week of April and the festivity will be culminated Sunday.

Within the week, visitors in and out of the country would be delighted and entertained of variety of funs like agro-industrial exhibits, trisikad race, on-the-spot painting contest, search for Pasalamat Qeen Festival, street dancing competition, caricature, awit-sayaw contest, rhythm competition, among others.

Have more fun . Let's go La Carlota!

Monday, February 6, 2012

2011 La Carlota Pasalamat Rhythm Competition Winners

Rhythm competition is one of the highlights in the week-long La Carlota annual Pasalamat Festival.

The late former La Carlota mayor Nonoy Jalandoni, an adept thumb-thumb player introduced this samba beat, which made La Carlota's identity in among mardigras or festivals in and out of the country, Philippines.

The winners for 2011 rhythm competition were as follows:

2nd runner up - Tribu UNO
1st runner up - Tribu RSB
The Champion  - Tribu DOS

Monday, January 30, 2012

La Carlota Pasalamat Festival: Street Dancing Competition

Pasalamat Festival is one of the tourist attractions which the La Carlota City is proud of. It is usually held last week of April and the culmination falls on Sunday.

Street dancing is one of the highlights in this merry-making. And Tribu RSB is adjudged as the Best Performing Group in La Carlota Pasalamat Festival Street Dancing Competition 2011.

Pasalamat Festival is based on the tradition of giving thanks to gods of elements after a bountiful harvest by the ancient of Buglas. This is weeklong festive celebration, which culminates with a Mardi Gras like parade of floats and caricatures. Dancers flirtatiously move to the rhythm created by the drumbeaters using carabao leather drums and percussion instruments made out of indigenous materials.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

22 Ladies Vying for Swimsuit Title

I'm a low-profile man with a lot of hobbies and one is video taking. By using the video feature of my digital camera I was able to take the 22 beautiful ladies in their swimsuit wear as one of the highlight competitions in the Pasalamat Festival of La Carlota sometime last year 2011 inside the overcrowded festival park.

Out of 22 candidates vying for the best swimsuit title, who is your bet?

To pick your choice, view the following 8:48 minutes amateur video I took.

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