TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – Move over, Lea Salonga. Here comes Lea with an “h,” Leah Navarro.
While Salonga may have recorded the theme song of the 2019 South East Asian Games, “We Win As One,” Navarro takes it further to the world stage. The aging singer has been chosen to sing the 2020 Summer Olympics theme song. What’s more, the Olympic Organizing Committee (OOC) didn’t have to commission a new song. Navarro’s 1980’s hit song “Isang Mundo, Isang Awit” has been adopted as the official theme music. (It was composed by Nonong Pedero.)
In naming Navarro as the Olympic songstress, OOC said the lyrics of “Isang Mundo” encompass the entire universe and the song is very appropriate for the quadrennial sports competition.
The Japanese Olympic Organizing Committee recomended the song because it already contains some Japanese lyrics as may be seen here:
Navarro was earlier reported to have tweeted that the SEA Games 2019 Organizing Committee should have chosen her song — instead of Hotdog’s “Manila” as the entrance theme song of the Filipino athletes during the Opening Ceremonies.
We she got more than what she bargained for. Mas sosi (more prestigious)!
NEW CLARK CITY, PHILIPPINES (The Adobo Chronicles, ) – A few Filipinos, mostly associated with the political opposition and yellow cult have been very critical of the Phiippines’ hosting of the 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games this year.
Many have questioned their loyalty and patriotism for choosing to bring up only the negatives about the country’s efforts to put up a good show.
But one Filipino, apl.de.ap of the popular American rap group Black Eyed Peas, is taking the high road. He makes no secret of his extreme pride for his Filipinoness and 100% support for the Phiippines’ hosting of the 2019 SEA Games.
Standing before a giant replica of the Game’s logo, the artist proclaimed, “Let’s show them what we’re made of.”
Adding, “We’re definitely not Yellows.”
(And in case you haven’t noticed, there is no yellow color on the logo.)
Point well taken.
LONDON, Great Britain (The Adobo Chronicles, Paris Bureau) – Harry Styles has revealed why he turned down a lead role in the forthcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
The former One Direction singer said there were a “few things” that meant he could not commit to the film’s production schedule, including a possible concert tour next year.
But in an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Styles confirmed the real reason he turned down the offer: he was offered the role of Prince Eric. He wanted the role of mermaid.