I will never forget all those college tambayan moments. It was a night of reminiscing all those barkada memories and more watching Brainbox Int'l's Tambayan Hits with Aiza Seguerra and Noel Cabangon last Friday at OnStage Greenbelt Makati. Complete with junk foods posted on walls and benches you normally see only on street stores in communities, the production design of Tambayan Hits created the real "tambayan" atmosphere once reminded me of my own memory how I met some of the most romantic men I've met in college.
When Noel and Aiza started singing songs of their own, I reminisced how my own college buddies were perpetually arguing about silly things we used to care about. After their solos and stories, guests from the audience started to participate. ASAP Sessionistas Juris Fernandez-Lim got me emotional singing Aiza's composition, "Di Lang Ikaw" and the crowd went wild at the gags and repartee.
Then the singer songwriter Ogie Alcasid who was with wife Regine joined in the fun singing his "Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang" also sharing some laughs and gags with the two and the crowd. The screams got louder when "the new" Charice Pempengco sang with Aiza in a heartfelt "Titanium" which inspired me about their emotions on the song. It was one of the most memorable performance watching the two sing a song together which was apparently the wish of Charice all along.
Nyoy Volante and Bayang Barrios also joined in the jamming with Aiza and Noel and the concert concluded with a Beatles favorite which reminded me of my own father. Singing "Come Together", the two made me feel guilty how I have completely forgotten my own father's skills in music. He used to simply listen to tunes and surprisingly imitate using any type of instrument. Tambayan Hits got me big time on reflecting my past and how friendship since then taught me so many lessons. I really hope there'd be more of Tambayan Hits in different parts of the country so many people everywhere will have a chance to reminisce and celebrate the greatest hits once we all loved back then. Thank you to Brainbox Int'l, Media Nation Inc., and all the sponsors of the concert for the opportunity to experience this once in a lifetime concert. For more information please like the official Facebook Page of Tambayan Hits https://www.facebook.com/TambayanHits and follow @BrainboxIntl on Twitter for more updates.