Friday, October 29, 2004

Apo Hiking Society

You might be wondering why I have this in my food blog. I was preparing to post some recipes when I stumbled on this site of the Apo Hiking Society while blog hopping. Listening to their songs brought tears in my eyes and a longing to go home to the Philippines if only I could. For my non-Filipino readers, Apo Hiking Society is a well known group in the Philippines. If you go to their website, they've been giving Original Pilipino Music (OPM) for the last 3 decades. I was in my elementary grade when I first heard them sing. They do have good English Songs among them, Anna, Show me a Smile, When I Met You. One English song I love very much is "Love is for Singing". If only you understand Filipino I would recommend that you listen to their "Pumapatak ang Ulan".
What I like in them is they always carry lively vibes wherever they go and whatever they do. Even their songs portrayed classic everyday situations then. While listening to their "Kabilugan ng Buwan" I felt the warmth of my husband's love..naks naman. When I looked at their current photos, they did look older than when I last saw them. Jim was cutest of them all. I think when I was a teenager, I had a crush on him.
Now I can listen to their songs while blogging. Sorry, no recipes for tonight but at least there's music we could all listen to.


Sari-Sari Winkel said...

Apo Hiking is a classic. I also like their songs and humour. I think they will have a performance in London this December. Hopefully, they will be in Holland as well.

JMom said...

I too have been a long time APO fan, one of the few Filipino groups that I am familiar with. I was already a teenager when I first heard their music, and I fell in love with them. You should check out Jim Paredes' blog at He was also my crush, and I was really glad to find out he is a decent person.

ting-aling said...

Sari and JMom, classic 'no? My kids had a fit with the "American Junkies". Natawa talaga kaming mag-asawa. But they were in awe sa mga ibang English songs.

watson said...

Hi Ting-aling! I was in Tito Rolly's blog a while ago and read JMom's comment on the "rambling" post, where she mentioned the Apo Hiking Society. I love their song 'Awit ng Barkada'.

Ok, I'm going home now ... time to eat!