I love love songs. I mean, I love songs in general, but I’m a sucker for a passionate well-written love songs, and I believe we have plenty of that in OPM (Original Pilipino Music). Including some of my favorites in Waiting in the Wings was such a fun thing to do, but also a little daunting, only because I couldn’t really quote the lyrics in the book. Often, I wondered if describing the songs was enough to get their messages across, and when I felt that wasn’t enough, I put together a Waiting in the Wings Spotify playlist.
Today, I’m sharing the lyrics to the four OPM songs mentioned in the book, together with English translations so that international readers may also understand what they mean. Please bear in mind though that I’m not a translation expert, but I tried my best to capture the feeling of the songs. Take a look/listen:
Okay, I know… I know. It’s been three weeks since the #romanceclass April Feels Day–I should have gotten over it by now, moved on and such… but guess what? It’s not happening. Nuh-uh.
All because the live readings for Waiting in the Wings happened.
So here I am, writing this post to try and process my feelings one by one. There will be more ~processing posts, by the way, because more things happened after April 30 and I just…
Before I wordvomit around this space, you need to know these three things:
- Waiting in the Wings is my most personal work yet,
- A huge chunk of Ramon’s personality was inspired by Gio Gahol, and;
- Pio Alvez in my headcanon looks and sounds like Fred Lo.
I’d been thinking of a nice, silly label to call these short bursts of kilig I’ve been posting via Twitter these past several days, and I think I’ve got the perfect hashtag now: #DriveByKilig
And so, as promised here’s a dose of some Drive By Kilig courtesy of Waiting in the Wings‘ Ramon and Erin, with a side of Pio. <3 Enjoy!
Waiting in the Wings is now officially out, and thanks to everyone who has helped spread the word about my latest book, we’re off to a great start! That means lovely reviews, amusing fangirly tweets, and lots and lots of love for our main characters, Erin, Ramon, and Pio! <3
Click on the Continue Reading button below for a list of reviews and some character aesthetics. ^_^