from sssip 🙂
This song posted below- “Mamang Sorbetero (Ice Cream Vendor Man)”, is one of the best Filipino songs for me! It was sung originally by my favorite- Ms. Celeste Legaspi- during the 1980’s, and now considered a classic Filipino song.
It reflects the very typical Filipino life, wherein in every community, whenever an Ice Cream Vendor Man comes ringing his bell, kids and folks run and buy ice cream at once. And friends and families unite to eat ice cream outside the street and play games and fun!
It’s like a call for unity, hope and love- especially during times of need and suffering.
Just like now, wherein Filipinos still feel the pain of the recent calamity- the typhoon Yolanda- they see HOPE anew, they smile, they continue their day-to-day lives, they try to stand-up once more and HELP EACH OTHER.
As the bell rings from the “ice cream vendor man”, I smile.
Here he comes again, to bring me LOVE…
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 “CHILL IN!”
(as the words were written: November 21, 2013, by Robert Manuguid Silverio)
“Mamang Sorbetero” lyrics (sung by Celeste Legaspi)
anong ngalan mo
Tinda mong ice cream,
Init ng buhay,
Sama ng loob,
Kalembang mong hawak,
sa ‘yo’y naghihintay
Bigyang ligaya ngayong tag-araw
Masdan ang ulap sa himpapawid
Korteng sorbetes sa pisngi ng langit
Mata ng dalaga’y nananaginip
Mayro’ng sikretong nasasaisip
Mainit na labi, nagbabagang mata
Sunog na pag-ibig, parang awa mo na
Mamang sorbetero, o,
Init ng buhay,
pawiin mo na.