[At left photo is the bunch of ASPAC singers with MARLON SILVA (seated & attired in black shirt) at the foreground. Right top photo shows the THREE of US (i.e. POCH, myself and DWIGHT) belting it out, singing the GO BEST song. Right bottom photo shows the THREE of US, preparing for the SONG RECORDING. Both photos were taken while we were inside the glass-encased room.]
Mukhang agresibo ang konseho ng ASPAC, lalo’t may QUORUM,
Aba’y matapos ang DANCING sa Bday party sa UNIVERSITY DORM1;
…At SPORTS naman nung BADMINTON TOURNEY2,
Nagyaya ng “SONG RECORDING” itong si DWIGHT3 na ATTORNEY!
Sa MIXSONIC Studio4 sa may Panay AVENUE…
Ang siyang naging tagpuan at singing VENUE;
Revised LYRICS ng “GO WEST” ng VILLAGE PEOPLE5,
Ang siyang naging KODIGO ng SINGING COUPLE6!
Bumirit sa una ang GRUPO ng BOYS,
At siyempre BARITONE at TENOR ang VOICE;
Tatatlo lang kaming umawit at kumanta,
Nung RETOKEHIN ni MARLON6a, parang umawit ay KUWARENTA7!
At pumasok na ang mga ASPAC Ladies,
Sa loob ng glass-encased room ay parang naging BABIES;
Animo’y nag-ngangawa at nag-uuuha,
Dahil sa hirap RETOKEHIN, si MARLON naluha!
Dahil nga kami ay dadalawa lamang,
Si DWIGHT at AKO, DALAWA ay KULANG…
Naisipang isama ang FRIEND ni DWIGHT sa QUEUE,
Si POCH8 na LA SALLE fan, hirap bigkasin “ATENEO”!
Si POCH ay LA SALLISTANG tunay na ma-DRAMA,
Naisipan pang ang RECORDING ay documented ng isang ISTORYA;
May photo-taking…kunwari ay nag-aantay9,
Pati pag-pasok sa glass-encased room, sa photos isinalaysay!
Kahit naging madalian ang syang PAG-PAPLANO,
Okey din naman naging RESULTA sa STUDIO;
Mukhang si KATTIE10 ay lubhang kating-kati,
Na magbenta ng CD ng ASPAC Singers
sa GREENHILLS City11!
[So EXCITED, as we have FINISHED the long and arduous task of making the song sound as though being sung by FORTY (just idiomatically…he,he,he…).]
[Legend: 1 – At the UNIVERSITY DORM in the ATENEO, on October 28, 2017 — a surprise despedida party was held in honor of the outgoing ASPAC President, Dr. Andy Tan. And the ASPAC parents showed their natural expertise in DANCE to the tune of the melodious and popular pop song; “DAHIL SA IYO”.
2 – On November 30, 2017; on the other hand, in the field of SPORTS… the SECOND ASPAC BADMINTON TOURNAMENT was held at the Badminton Hall located at No. 6 20th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City.
3 – DWIGHT is Attorney DWIGHT RAMOS who is an incumbent Board Member of the ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL, more popularly known by its acronym ASPAC.
4 – MIXSONIC Studio is a recording studio located at Unit 509 of the Futurepoint Plaza 1, No. 112 Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City.
5 – Village People is an American disco group well known for their on-stage costumes depicting American masculine cultural stereotypes as well as their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Originally created by Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo to target disco’s gay audience by featuring popular gay fantasy personae, the band quickly became popular and moved into the mainstream. The group scored several disco and dance hits internationally, including three hits in the US, “Macho Man, “In the Navy”, and their biggest hit, “Y.M.C.A.”.
6 – The singing group was composed actually of a COUPLE of singers: the MALE group composed of Atty. Dwight Ramos, myself and re-inforced by Atty. Dwight’s FRIEND and ROTARY CLUB colleague, Cesar Napoleon “Pocholo” Jaymalin, endearingly referred to by Atty. Dwight as POCH; and the FEMALE group composed of the following: KATTIE SY, JULIET REMORQUE, CYNTHIA ONG, MIKEE RUBINA, EDNA NATIVIDAD, and MARITESS CORDERO. Though JOAN NETTE, ASPAC’s Office Secretary was present during the SONG RECORDING, she did not dare to join the singing just as not to make the work of the studio owner-entrepreneur, MARLON SILVA, much harder.
6a – MARLON SILVA is the owner-entrepreneur of the MIXSONIC Studio.
7 – KUWARENTA is Tagalog term with Hispanic origin which means FORTY. Through MARLON’s technique, he would ask us to repeat the singing lines; then bunch it together on top of each other…PRESTO, a trio singing like FORTY people (idiomatically though). He,he,he…
8 – POCH is Pocholo Jaymalin is Atty. Dwight’s friend and co-ROTARIAN who accompanied us in the singing of the MALE part of the song “GO BEST”, actually a revised lyric arrangement with the melody and tune of VILLAGE PEOPLE’s “GO WEST”.
9 – A camera shot was taken by POCH himself, showing us all huddled in the ante-room of the STUDIO as though waiting for our turn to SING.
10 – KATTIE is ASPAC’s incumbent President KATHERINE NGSUY SY.
11 – GREENHILLS CITY is a reference to the TIANGGE at the GREENHILLS in San Juan (at the VIRRA Mall) where a lot of CD and DVD are being sold.]