Locals and foreigners could attest to the fact that celebrating Christmas in the Philippines is one of a kind experience and could not be compared to the rest of the world. It could be recalled that a foreigner vlogger recently went viral on social media after explaining why it is more fun to celebrate Christmas in the Philippines.
The vlogger noted that colorful Christmas lights, joyful carols, and food are much enjoyable in the Philippines since Filipinos celebrate the “Season to be Jolly” at least 3 months earlier or as soon as “Ber” months (September, October, November, and December) arrived.
Recently, another video went viral on social media showing that the spirit of Filipino Christmas could not just be felt by being physically in the country, but also through our Original Pinoy Music (OPM).
In the video uploaded by Facebook user Jamaica Kira, it showcases foreign students singing an OPM Christmas song in to entertain the Mayor of Jerusalem, Mayor Nir Barkat.
According to Jamaica, the students who are mostly Israelis sang to the tune of “Star Ng Pasko”, the Christmas jingle of ABS-CBN which became a big hit back in 2009 and even up until the present. The Israeli students are being led by their Filipino classmate, Joshua.
“Israeli kids singing Star ng Pasko with Joshua a Pinoy kid as their leader in front of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat,” Jamaica wrote in the caption.
She said that Joshua is the son of a Filipino couple in Israeli and he was born and raised in the same country.
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“Joshua is a Pinoy kid (both parents are Pinoy) born and raised in Israel, he is so talented. This is such a captivating presentation… Advance Merry Christmas everyone ABS-CBN,” she added.
In the first part of the video, it could be seen that the students are happily clapping to the song as Joshua begins singing. They joined them at the chorus part which says:
“Ang nagsindi nitong ilaw
Walang iba kundi ikaw
Salamat sa liwanag mo
Muling magkakakulay ang pasko
Salamat sa liwanag mo
Muling magkakakulay ang pasko.”
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Even after 9 years since this song was released by ABS-CBN for their Christmas Station ID, the song still gives most of us a major LSS or last song syndrome as it has a nice melody and very meaningful message.
At present, the official music video of Star ng Pasko already reached 662,000 views with 19,304 shares. It was sung by iconic Kapamilya singers including Piolo Pascual, KC Concepcion, Yeng Constantino, Erik Santos, Sarah Geronimo, Jed Madela, and more.
ISRAELI KIDS SINGING STAR NG PASKO WITH JOSHUA A PINOY KID AS THEIR LEADER IN FRONT OF JERUSALEM MAYOR NIR BARKAT JOSHUA IS A PINOY KID (BOTH PARENTS ARE PINOY) BORN AND RAISED IN ISRAEL, HE IS SO TALENTED.. THIS IS SUCH A CAPTIVATING PRESENTATION… ADVANCE MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ABS-CBN
Posted by Jamaica Kira on Wednesday, September 12, 2018