Somewhere in the crowd

Super Trouper beams are gonna blind me
But I won’t feel blue
Like I always do
‘Cause somewhere in the crowd there’s you


My father loved the music of ABBA. When we were kids, he made us watch ‘Abba in Switzerland’ several times on TV. Our TV set then was black and white, inside a wooden cabinet with a door and a tiny keyhole. Abba’s music was a fixture in my childhood. I was in fifth grade when I wrote ‘The Winner Takes It All’ in my notebook, in cursive, and memorized it.

I leave the review of Mama Mia to my friend because she can do it with flair. But if you ask me, I had a blast watching it last night at SM-Mall of Asia’s Cinema 3.🙂 Before we were ushered inside, I overheard some balikbayans telling each other that they’ve seen the musical in Broadway plus other shows like Rent, Legally Blonde and Les Miserables. I also noticed that there were many foreigners who were about to see the movie. The last time I was inside a cinema was four years ago with my grad school buddies. I think it was julia Robert’s Monalisa Smile. 

When I posted about Mama Mia! here, I knew I won’t be disappointed. As I expected, peopled ‘twirled’ and sang along with the music. And leaving the cinema won’t be complete without humming ‘Thank You For The Music’.

11 Comments

  1. hi dakilang islander!

    nakakaaliw ang interpretation ng mga characters ng kanta ng abba. kapag napanood mo ang movie, t’yak na magre-reminisce ka sa kanta nina agnetha, bjorn, benny and anni frida

    salamat sa pagbisita🙂

  2. I’m a big ABBA fan. sssshhhh. sikret lang yun hahahaha!

    my dad was the one who introduced me to the band. I find their music easy to the ears and i can sing to most of their songs (parang hinde bagay sa pagkatao ko. kumakanta ng dancing queen?? bwahahahaha!)

    anyway, I’m also a fan of musicals.. Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz, Moulin Rouge, West side story.. and of course GREASE!!

    I’m sure i will enjoy this one too!

    yun eh pag may pirated dvd na nyang movie na yan dito hahaha!

    P.S: i got ur email. thanks for the pic! todo ang smile ko lol

  3. Hi Azrael! Abba pala ha! Baka may mix ka ‘jan, ilabas mo na at nang ma-download🙂

    Ang bagay sa ‘yo eh yung “Does Your Mother Know” hehe

    Mga all time favorites ko din yang mga musicals na yan lalo na ang walang kakupas-kupas na ‘the hills are alive with the sound of music’.

    Hintay ka lang dahil kapag hit ang movie, mabilis pa sa alas kwatro ang mga pirata.

    Sa dami ba naman ng mga gigimik sa birthday mo. dapat may diskarte din ako🙂

    Thanx for dropping by!

  4. Di ko pa ito napapanood pero nood na nood na ako. Sinabihan ko na ang daughter ko at ang madir ko na sa Friday dapat matuloy na kaming manood.

    Mukhang maganda nga! Hindi ko na maiintay yan sa DVD kaya tatakbo na kam sa sinehan. Yayain ko din ang binata ko… palagay mo sasama yun?? well…judging to the men who commented above.. baka mapilit ko…lol

    thanks for reminding me that i’m definitely missing something!

  5. Uy, mag-eenjoy din ang binata mo pag napanood n’ya ang ‘Mama Mia’ kase makikita n’ya kung pa’no magsayaw ang nag-uumapaw sa ka-machohan na si Pierce Brosnan, aka James Bond🙂

    Your family will definitely enjoy the movie!

    One of my favorite scene’s are Donna and the Dynamo’s rendition of ‘Super Trouper’ kaya hanggang ngayon may LSS ako🙂

  6. Jules Im also a fan of musicals hehe Im quite attracted to those great dance steps and speedy lyrics. medyo napapahanaga ako pag ganun. anyhow I haven’t watched this yet pero I will, palabas pa ata dito sa amin

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