Monday, February 3, 2014

MUSIC MONDAY: Datu's Tribe - "Lakambini Bottom"


♪♪♪ Eh ano ngayon kung mataba sya  ♫♪♫♪
♪♪ Mas masarap daw magmahal ang babaeng lumba lumba  ♫♪
♫ Eh ano ngayon kung mabigat sya  ♪♪♪

♫♪ Imbis na tawaging baboy, porkchop, lechon baka, balyena ♪♪
♫♪♫ Since there's more of her, there's more to love ♪♪


Yep, I'm still nursing a bad Bilbiling Mandaluyong 2014 hangover. And I have this cool song to blame for, among others. 

Since my friends and I arrived too early yesterday (around 5pm) in the venue, we got to hear this song and watch this music video way often than the others. Upon hearing it, I kept on asking myself how come I wasn't aware of this song. I've heard Datu's Tribe perform live a couple of times already!

I appreciate how this song offered a glimpse to a guy's perspective about body love. But it makes me wonder, how do we know the difference between appreciation and fetish? 

As you can hear in the background, there was this massive audience impact when they played this music video. I heard supportive cheers from the candidates' ka-baranggays and possibly laughs and jeers from the others. We're still far from becoming an body-loving, non-judgmental society, but I'm grateful for opportunities like this. The more we get exposed to fat bellies, jiggling arms and stretch marks, I believe, the more we will get familiar to such. And I pray this familiarity would lead to acceptance. 

7 comments:

  1. I hope the laughs and jeers would sonn be replaced by cheers and encouragement. We all deserve to be treated equally and not be defined by our jiggly arms, love handles and all that.

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    1. I pray for the same thing. I hope to witness and enjoy that liberating feeling in this lifetime. :)

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  2. I hear you, Lorna. I'd really like to see the day when chubby women are not laughed at but seen for who they really are. That will be the day.

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  3. I actually think we, as Filipinos, are more accepting of being chubby and being malusog. We are the Asians who can get away with it, that is, in comparison to our Japanese or Korean sisters. I've read articles stating and even showing pictures of girls I wouldn't even think of are chubby and yet are branded chubby and fat in Japan and Korea. There's this Marshmallow Girls sort of budding trend in Japan but I don't know if it will become a full-blown trend since the Japanese are into skinny girls. We still have a long way to go when it comes to promoting love for all body types, just like love for our LGBT brothers and sisters. But at least we're trying to change, one person at a time.

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    1. Yeah, the society must be more harsh towards our Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese (I imagine) sisters. Tell you what, I 'm happy to hear about this Japanese plus size magazine called "La Farfa". Now let me do a Google search on "Marshmallow Girls"...

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