Barbie Sings for Kubo!

21 11 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Guam, USA

Got an email from Barbie:

Bagong kanta ng “Bahay-Kubo*”…
Bahay condo, kahit munti…ang mga Gadget doon ay sari-sari..Flat screen na TV, Blu-Ray DVD…..IPOD, IPAD, IPHONE. Laptop na malaki, Laptop na maliit at saka meron pa, portable MP3, Digicam, Videocam, WIFI at HD…sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng …..CHARGEEEERRRR!!! ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯

Then I replied: Kubo does not have all of those gadgets! It must be another condominium!

*Bahay kubo is a Filipino folksong about a nipa hut with vegetable plants abound. Original song:

Bahay kubo, kahit munti
Ang halaman doon, ay sari sari
Sinkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani
Sitaw, bataw, patani.

Kundol, patola, upo’t kalabasa
At saka mayroon pang labanos, mustasa,
Sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya
Sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga.

TRANSLATION:

Nipa hut, even though it is small
The plants it houses are varied
Turnip and eggplant, winged bean and peanut
String bean, hyacinth bean, lima bean.

Wax gourd, luffa**, white squash and pumpkin,
And there is also radish, mustard,
Onion, tomato, garlic, and ginger
And all around are sesame seeds.

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