Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Namamasko Po!

"Sa may bahay ang aming bati. Merry Christmas na maluwalhati!" So starts the popular Christmas carol that kids sing when caroling on the streets. Where we live, we don't get that many carollers, maybe 2-5 per night. And so we were amazed when we went to Binangonan and saw the many carollers - 1, 2 or more groups of children - singing from house to house - in less than an hour while we were standing outside the house at least 10 groups sang. And some of these kids came from other barangays and walked long distances.

Amazing too was the innovative musical instruments they made from ordinary household supplies. This one boy had a make-shift drum with a little cymbal, made from a used milk can.


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