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A Filipino Band in China


So sweet, so beautiful

On my last night in Sanya, on Hainan Island in the South China Sea, I watched a Filipino band singing in front of a fluttering Chinese flag by the beach. There weren't many people listening that night, but I made up for it with my enthusiasm. I thought they were spectacular.

Bands appear to be a major export from the Philippines. I've seen them in Jakarta and even at Strings Nightclub in Ulaanbaatar. I've always enjoyed Filipino bands and was happy to see one in Sanya.

A kickass song...but by whom?

I find Filipino performers to be as friendly as they are talented. You can talk to them during breaks, and they are always warm and appreciative. It doesn't hurt that the Filipino girls are beautiful. Not unlike Indonesians.

I enjoyed talking to the band during their break and after the show. The girls, Nancy and Sweet, were lovely. The guy, James, has a beautiful tenor voice. Maybe when they're done in Sanya they will perform in Ulaanbaatar.

I particularly love this song. If anyone knows what it is, please let me know.