OT: I Got Gift Rapped!
I already expected her to start whining with a glum face and an open palm extended to me ...
Sirrrr ... pahingi po ng baryaaaaaahhhh ... pambili lang po ng pagkaiiiiiiin. Sige na siirrrhhhh .....But then she surprised me! She wrapped her arms around her chest, covered her mouth with one hand, started swaying left to right while her knees bounced up and down in a rhythm. She started to rap to a beat, saying:
sir, magandang umaga poShe was later joined by her friends...All three of them started to do a rap ensemble!
ako'y mag-ra-rap para sa inyo
One was doing the percussions
toomph toomph tssh! toomph toomph tssh!The other was doing the record scratching
ooo-ooo, eeee errrr eeee errrr eeee! ooo-ooo, eeee errrr eeee errr eeee!And finally the third would rap their cause.
Kami po'y mga bataThey would take turns in doing the rap, accompanying with the voice-percussions and the voice-record scratching. And they would dance to the beat like professional rappers do. Andrew E, Slim Shady, make way for these three kids!
nanghihingi ng pera
kahit konting barya
They gave me the chance to be their first recording studio through my SmartPhone, Brosia.
Here's what they sounded like...
(Click the "play" button below to hear the kids gift rap!
Filesize=143Kb, length=1min 5seconds of rapping fun!)
They weren't begging, really. It was closer to carolling. They were presenting to me! They were giving me a present, a gift!
Baby Girl(Heto) nanaman ako, Si baby girl
Kami rito sa UP nanaman
Heto nanaman ako ay bumabalik
nag-ra-rap dito sa simbahan
Nandito kami ni Christina
humihingi po sa inyo!
Penge po ng barya
pambili ng pagkain
Sana naman po, kami'y mabigyan
pambili ng pakain
ChristinaNandito nanaman kami sa UP
Nanghihingi ng barya kahit piso lang
pamili ng kanin, oooo ulam
pwede po makahingi?
pwede po, please naman, nagmamaka-awa.
JunParang may isang anghel sa aking labi
Na nakalutang sa ulap at nangingiliti
(Para ring) tulad ng ulam na hain ni inay
Siguro buong mundo'y magiging mapayapa
It was the first time I encountered such a performance. I was so deeeelighted and I just had to share it with you. They enjoyed posing for the camera too!
They got double of what I would normally give to a street kid. As I drove off, I kept thinking about these kids, jolly and creative. I was thinking this must be a trend all around town. But I haven't heard that kind of performance from other kids yet. These kids were unique. They were entrepreneurs.
With those smiles on their face and their proud performance I thought, "They were enjoying life, weren't they?"
Come to think of it, maybe they were enjoying the moment. But were they enjoying life?
They knew I was delighted with their performance. I reciprocated with the jingle of a handful of baryaaah. I hope they were masayaaaah, even for a sandaliiiih.
Break it down!
- MC Edong
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