When I was younger I used to play the piano. I'm sure I still can but I haven't tried in a long time. I don't have a piano at our house and the piano in my parents' home hasn't been played for very long --- and merely stands in the living room as some kind of antique decorative piece. Once upon a time, though, I played the piano and I would spend hours playing with it. I wasn't so bad. I never really learned to read notes (despite years of going to class) but I widow (listen and play). I remember getting a lot of prizes from aunts, uncles and grandparents for playing the piano during family Christmas parties. It was fun and I enjoyed playing but my biggest frustration was that I wasn't blessed with a great voice. Often times I would play a few popular songs and I'd just sing it in my head --- that's all you can do when you can't sing out loud, you sing in your head.
Oh well, my lack of talent never hindered me from grabbing the mic and standing in line for karaoke nights, though. We have a magic sing at home and when my sisters and I are so bored, we would try to go through all the songs until we can't sing anymore (bless the neighbors). This is the same for our Band Hero. I have a regular line up that I've already memorized... and it's fun!
Anyway, for our Christmas Party, my high school friends decided to go karaoke. Everyone was excited, we forgot that we had a real singer in the house. Hearing Ina sing again (after so long) was so fun. I brought me back to high school when we would sit in the corridors during lunch and Ina would play the guitar and sing (she let's us sing with her too). During school programs and contests you can rely on Ina to be the composer/musical director. We rehearse all kinds of singing performances with Ina coaching us --- and at Beat Karaoke I was reminded of how fun it was to sing with my friends --- and how bad I was at singing!!!
It was our first time to go karaoke together and we tried Beat Karaoke at Fort, Global City. Six of us confirmed so we got the package for six people and only paid Php2000 for two hours (inclusive of 12 drinks – soft drinks, iced tea, beer, sisig, cheese sticks, pancit bihon and chicken fingers). We extend for an hour, I think and the rate per hour is Php360, if I am not mistaken.
The room was a little small, but it was okay. They have a good mixture of old and new songs and the food was alright. Beat Karaoke is on top of Serenitea at Burgos Circle.
Oh yeah, Happy New Year everybody!!!
Beat Karaoke Bar
2/F Unit 1 Bellagio Retail, Burgos Circle,
Forbestown Center, 1630 Taguig, Philippines