Friday, May 8, 2009


When I was a kid I thought it was funny that a band was named after a local dish - Menudo. I loved them though.

I was about ten years old when I begged my Dad to watch their concert at the Folk Arts Theater. We were somewhere in the middle and I remember having to stand on a chair just to see them (everyone was standing up). My Dad covered his ears just to drown out the screaming audience (including me).


The next time that the band came my Dad refused to go with me. So I asked my Kuya to accompany me. My Kuya then was still courting my sister-in-law and to make pasikat he bought us front row tickets for the Araneta concert! I certainly enjoyed the concert since I got winks from the band members (Ricky Martin FTW!) since I was the only kid in the row. Yun nga lang I went home hungry since we didn't have money anymore for snacks afterwards. LOL. 

I just suddenly remembered how obsessed I used to be with the Menudo when I was a kid coz one of their songs was played on the radio this afternoon. I had my parents buy me posters, magazines, casette tapes and other Menudo stuff. I ended up reminiscing in the cab on the way home when this song (If You're Not Here) played over the radio. 

Urkk! After being so boy-crazy over Menudo I promised myself I'd never be as obsessed over another band ever again. And I did... and then Leonardo Dicaprio came along.

Geeezzz... So what's your favorite Menudo song?