Karaoke is very popular in the Philippines. Why? Because We love to sing. Then, why Filipinos love to sing? It’s simply because we love music. In fact, most Pinoys are great singers.
Even if Japanese, are the ones credited for coining the term “karaoke” (from “kara” meaning empty and “ōkesutora” meaning orchestra), it was actually a Filipino who invented karaoke singing, literally. Roberto del Rosario is a musician and music teacher who developed an advanced sing-along-system which was the combination of a music player, voice taping mechanism, tuner and mixer. This sing-along-system (SAS) allowed his students to sing with the recorded music using a microphone and an amplified speaker.
I think one of the reasons why we are one of the happiest people in the world is because we can easily find contentment without any finer things in life, one of which is singing in a karaoke(locally termed the videoke) regardless if we can’t sing perfectly in tune. It’s all about happiness and celebration. Those machines exist everywhere, where there is little entertainment, five pesos or a single token per song at the videoke is indeed affordable.
Today, there are KTVs, these are the karaoke establishment that consist of multiple rooms containing karaoke equipment, usually rented out for time periods. One of the most often KTV I spend time in is in the Music Bank, located in HK Sun Plaza, Macapagal, Pasay City. We do celebrating birthdays here with my friends.and sometimes just a leissure, spending quality time bonding with friends.
Music Bank is a family KTV and restaurant that offers aircondition rooms with karaoke LCD television each with a modern equipment, latest in digital sound technology, and a comfortable ambiance.
They also caters delectable foods in a reasonable price. Another thing I like about it, is very clean, have two well organized song books and they even have mics with tissue-like cover. They also have an electrical outlets that are open to use for your lowbat smartphones.
The walls have fabulous interiors and some parts are consists of testimonials of some celebrities that that are being here to celebrate or have some fun.
Music Bank is one of the most highly recommended ‘Family KTV and Restaurant’ to all the music and karaoke lovers in the metro. But in the end, it’s not about how you sing, it’s about who you sing with and spending your precious time with them. 🙂
“I’m a huge karaoke person even though I have the worst singing voice. When you love doing something, who cares?” – Hoda Kotb