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5th November 2013

Phancy Philippines Part 2

Welcome back, dearest person who wishes to enlighten upon the topic of Libera.

Before our show in Manila, we were lucky to enjoy some swim time and relaxation. Of course on tour we’re not singing 24/7, and enjoying the weather of the Philippines is only one of the many benefits of coming over. There’s always rewards for our work, those aside from the joy of performing.

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One example is that we were invited to the Ambassador’s house for another lovely dinner. Us, being the lovely children that we are, made sure to small talk with guests like we were twice our age. Then we decided to hunt for frogs in the massive jungle of a garden and chase them around; always the best of both worlds with us. We gave a few performance songs for the ambassador, in turn to earn our dinner.

Time flew so fast that before we knew it, performance day had arrived. Those who had been here before, in the Philippines knew about the wonderful reception we receive when performing. From a boys point of view, it’s always better when the crowd tell you they enjoy it; it makes you feel great knowing they’ve been entertained. It’s when we start singing in Tagalog that makes us feel the best. When we sing that song, it’s not only that we’re reminded that we’ve conquered another language; but that we know we’ve made a real connection with our audience. That moment is probably the most magical of all.

After we come off stage, we are full of hyper-ness etc. Most of us are thirsty, and go to our chaperones. You might be wondering how we are looked after away from our parents at home, and the answer is our chaperones. They are the unsung heroes, our second parents, who ensure the comfort and safety of our trip. They may feed us, ensure our voice works, be a helping hand and someone to talk to. That’s an information about Libera you probably didn’t know.

Tired and hungry, we returned to our hotel for a feast and rest.

The next day, we began preparing for our trip to Cebu. We were told by our host, Mr Roberto De Ocampo OBE, that it was an island next to where we were in Manila and that it was the first discovered island of the Philippines. Unfortunately we weren’t sailing there on a pirate ship, but flying. We had landed in Cebu.

Without wasting any time, we got on the coach. Because our flight was slightly delayed, it meant we might have been late for another signing. We don’t like to keep you waiting. Again, the signing was great and we were once again reminded of the great reception we receive. We do, after all, sing a song mentioning Cebu. See if you can guess which one, your clue is that it begins with O. Thoughts should be flowing through your mind. Sailing, maybe.

After the signing, it was on our way to yet again, another fancy dinner. Hosted by the Cebu arts council, we sat and ate with an impeccable view of Cebu, extraordinary view of the talented dancers and at arms length from a fantastic singer. The food was great too. Sometimes, we are just surprised with events like this. We don’t expect to be treated as welcoming as 3 fancy dinners, but we are always grateful for everything. Our fans, presents, gifts, dinners, evenings. Definitely wouldn’t feel the same without them.

Stay tuned for some more information.

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18 Comments on “Phancy Philippines Part 2

Louise
9th November 2013 at 11:50 am

so glad you enjoyed your stay here in Cebu 😀 we really enjoyed our meet and greet!! And about the song you wanted us to guess, it’s Orinoco Flow 🙂

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Rachelle O.
9th November 2013 at 5:18 pm

Thank you blog writer No. 2, for this very entertaining post. It’s so heartwarming to know that you feel best when you sing a Tagalog song. We, Filipinos, in turn, feel really special when you sing to us in our native language, more so, when it Is Bayan Ko that you sing for us. It is like our 2nd National Anthem. Yes, your chaperones are truly the unsung heroes in all these. So hats-off to them for doing a really great job looking after you all.

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Gary in Florida
10th November 2013 at 4:07 am

We enjoy reading about your travels, as always – thanks for the updates. I’m always thrilled to see your humble and gracious attitudes being expressed. Perhaps visiting other places and having a little pampering reminds us all of how fortunate we are to have even simple things like food and clean water. And I’m sure you’re glad you have the wisdom and diligence to sing in people’s languages; it shows them that you care about them.

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Chris Muwzz
10th November 2013 at 7:21 am

hahha orinoco flow would be it XD 😀
it was a delightful feeling that our city “CEBU” would be on a song and was/will be sung by the famous Libera!! thanks guys!

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mickey
16th November 2013 at 7:55 pm

I love you. I have been to many shows and have been greatly impressed with all of them. After seeing your version of carol of the bells and showing it to my choir class, I have loved your performances that much more

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robert
21st November 2013 at 3:36 am

why don’t you have a concert here in davao, the most liveable city in ph and certainly the most cleanest of them all, you have no idea what you are missing, you have a huge followers here and eager to meet you but always let down coz you don’t do concerts in here…please do a concert here..thnx

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Ed Calvin
24th November 2013 at 6:47 pm

Thanksgiving is upon us here in USA and it’s time to reflect and give thanks. My God ,my family and sights and sounds of Libera start my list this year. When I watched the storm devistation of southern Phlllipines recently my thoughts were about Libera and the wonderful concerts The Libera boys have given there.

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Anna
7th December 2013 at 3:18 am

Hey Libera – your songs are amazing. Will you be coming to southeast America anytime soon?

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Anna
15th December 2013 at 9:18 pm

I heard you will be in the US this year; will you be coming to the Southeast US doing a concert?

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noel
31st December 2013 at 7:10 am

hi LIBERA!!!! i really love your group! 🙂 i hope that you will have your next concert here in Bohol,Philippines! 🙂

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Don Schule
11th January 2014 at 12:25 pm

Best Christmas CD we have heard,we told the whole family about Libera and they all enjoyed it.We will be singing Still,Still,Still next Christmas in our choir next Christmas.Please come to the Boston Ma.area next year.
Happy New Year’s
Don Schule

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ken persaud
19th January 2014 at 8:25 am

You guys are awesome and you really inspired me. I’ve seen almost all your videos and I’ve been really impressed. You guys can really sing!

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charlene
30th January 2014 at 4:40 pm

I totally agree with Robert’s suggestion. Why don’t you guys come and visit us out here in Davao? You have a great number of fans out here… and WE would just love to know if you’ll be having a concert here in our place. It’d be so gratifying for us Davaoeños to be able to hear you guys sing live and the “meet and greet” portion would just be a bonus! We anticipate your next visit here in the Philippines, and hopefully, (just hopefully) you’d hold your concert here in our place.:) May the good Lord always bless and keep you guys safe. God speed and keep up the outstanding job guys! 🙂

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Joshua Waggoner
16th March 2014 at 1:25 am

Will you be adding a concert in San Diego California anytime soon? You would absolutely love our weather, and the attractions, and the many beautiful sites… Hope you can make it to sunny San Diego… Blessings…

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Angela Escosia
17th March 2014 at 8:00 am

Hi Libera I hope you’ll have a concert this year i hope that it is a Tagalog song again. Please have a concert on PICC again my classmates are fans of Libera hope you’ll enjoy again next time you visit in the Philippines.We filipinos love your voices it’s like an Angel.You Guys Insipered everyone who knows you. Thank you for visiting the Philippines.God Bless you all!

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Maximilian
6th April 2014 at 9:22 pm

Greetings Libera, 16 y.o Maximilian from germany here!^^

I’ve been following your Blogs for quite a while now, always excited to hear something new about your plans.

For my uttermost unfortune your plans never seem to have gotten you to germany so far, which is quite a shame as there are many Libera fans over here.

Nevertheless I wish the all of you all the best,

Yours sincerely,

Maximilian Rose

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Maxwell
12th April 2014 at 5:11 am

I do not know where I have been for the last few years ! I only discovered your amazing talents a few days ago and am avidly collecting your albums already. I am so impressed by your gifts and talents, and your personalities; plus the producers and directors of the whole Libera concept. Honours all round and keep the ‘faith’.
I hope to see you in concert sometime.

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Ray Johnson
14th April 2014 at 6:36 am

Was just looking at all the events you are to do this year, how on earth do you manage it all. There must be a lot of practice, not to mention school work. You have all been a fantastic bunch of boys.
I have listened to your singing for 5 years now, I have many CD’s and two DVDs. The only way I can see you is on DVDs so put all your concerts on them?
Regards
Ray Johnson

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