ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) spirit is all over Thailand right now. It seems everybody here is on the go to embrace the ASEAN Community by 2015. Almost all school programs are attuned with it take for instance our school’s academic day on Thursday will be all about the ten member states of ASEAN namely; Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
It is for this reason that I am much into my being a Filipino citizen these days because I have been working on my display board for few days now. As I was browsing You Tube for interesting videos about the Philippines, I caught a sight of this video of a little American boy singing a Filipino folk song and later I found out that he sings (amazingly) not just one but three – Bahay Kubo, Sampung Mga Daliri and Sitsiritsit. I suddenly felt a renewed sense of pride of my very own language – Filipino. Not that I am not proud of it before, it is just heartwarming to hear other races using your mother tongue and even sweeter when you hear it from a little child like Luke.
How my heart melted especially with his version of “Sampung Mga Daliri” because he sounds so cute and so good. Boy! this little angel can REALLY sing. Check this out!
You can sing along with him with these lyrics:
SAMPUNG MGA DALIRI
Sampung mga daliri
Kamay at paa
Ilong na maganda”
Salaguinto at salagubang
Ang babae sa lansangan
Kung gumiri’y parang tandang.
Now, I exactly know what to teach tomorrow to my Second Year students. Thanks to Luke for this excellent idea.