Monday, March 16, 2009

Friendship Greet - Visitors Information CTR

I always find it amazing when someone travels the great abyss of the information superhighway and for some reason lands at our little asteroid planet among many others in this vast universe of virtual creation. I wouldn’t want for any reason to miss that opportunity to greet and thank you for this surprise and unlikely visit even if invisibility is always between us, much less the chance to exchange an eye-to-eye-heart-to-heart personal experience with you. But here's the least I could do for you: extend a heartful welcome to Tagbilaran City Dream Poetry, where dream and reality are but a moment away. Our hope is that you keep us in your thoughts and not mind visiting us again in the future and check what we've got here. Thanks again! (Fro)

My Tagbilaran City

Written by J. Roel Lungay & Romeo C. Mascariñas

It feels like a dream
A quiet I couldn't quite figure out just yet
A moment of silence that is
On a journey I know not the direction.

Peoples and machines moving thoughtlessly
in all direction -
No visible footsteps nor clear faces -
Nothing seems to make sense
Much like waking up at dawn for no reason at all.

The serenity just drowns on top of silence -
Silence incensed with movements -
I wonder if the gods have something to do
with all these
Quite precious it seems
I'm almost like sleepwalking.

This I conclude, I must be awake!
I must be home!
I must be where I need to be!
And want to be!
Where I dreamt to be...
And love to be...

Not sleeping but awake!

My Tagbilaran City!

Copyright © 2009 Roro Music. International Copyright Secured
All Rights Reserved


To play the music track and sing-along: MY TAGBILARAN CITY M1

To view video click here: My Tagbilaran City (Dream Poetry)

Tagbilaran's Dying Meadows


by J. Roel Lungay

Rising new residential homes...
gave rise to Cabawan's dying meadows.

She was once a beautiful vegetation and forest land
that was home to age-old miniature creatures -
the tarsiers - arguably the smallest primates there are,
and other rare species as well that are unique to Bohol...

She was primed for raising and grazing the Filipino's best friend,
not dogs but the strong and tenaciously industrious water buffaloes -
the kabaw - who tilled his farmland.
Hence, probably the name Cabawan...

Our public apologies to mother nature
for the sake and benefit of man's shelter
and better living conditions, if at all acceptable...

With much trepidation, we thank you!

Fro 10/28/08

To view video of this poem click here: Tagbilaran's Dying Meadows

To download poem in PDF click here: TDM



Reminiscing the good ol' days growing up in Tagbilaran, all those countless exciting hours spent with friends... music, booze, bahaw and all, many-a-times til the wee hours of the morning. What a unique Filipino trait of bonding to build lifelong friendships!

Words and music by Fr. J. Roel Lungay

Performed by Steve Thomas

Keyboard by Catherine Styron

It seems like only yesterday
When I wrote my very first song,
I still remember how I felt
When I struck that very first chord.

I fell in love with the melody
That I still hold today,
The words so full of memories
Of how life used to be.

We've walked through life so slowly
But we've wandered far and free.
We were different and so crazy,
No moments dull and gray.

Remember how we used to sing
And serenade the girls;
We drowned ourselves with booze and beers
Until the break of day.

Our lives were full of hopes and dreams
But we didn't really care;
The clouds of "non-existence"
By then had wrapped our minds and wills.

We've walked through life so slowly
But we've wandered far and free.
We were different and so crazy,
No moments dull and gray.

We traveled life so easy,
We've wandered fancy-free,
Outrageous and so silly,
So different from today...

Copyright © 1995 Fro's Music | Foreign Brain Music

Click here to view video version: Reminiscing

Caingget Sunset (A Tribute)

The not-so-recently-built-locally-designed-pergola welcoming public beach goers and the auto-warning-issue to be careful on the way down with too slippery a stairway ahihihi... GOOD LUCK, Y'ALL!

Tagbilaran City's most popular weekend public beach, Caingget.


Words by J. Roel Lungay

Music by Romeo Mascariñas

Performed by Romeo! Romeo!

Caingget sunset!
Caingget sunset!
Caingget sunset!

People here just come and go
Take a dip, an hour or two;
Young and old, and children too!
Make their days as good as new.

Local wine, a sip or two;
Hanging rice and seafood, too,
Love to eat dem barbeque -
Happy faces, smiling, too!

Caingget sunset
I’d like to be the man I’d be!
Caingget sunset
I’d like to know what’s there to do!

Caingget sunset
I can’t believe these things are true!
Caingget sunset
I wanna go, I wanna go!
Caingget sunset,
Caingget sunset
I wanna go!

Music, singing, guitars, too!
Noises everywhere you go;
Call it influence or so
Nothing matters, just be you!

Used to dive here years ago
Scream and shout, at night time, too!
Learned to sing a note or two.
Wet and wild, and naked, too!

Caingget sunset!
Caingget sunset!
Caingget sunset!
Caingget sunset!


(Repeat Chorus)

Caingget sunset!
Caingget sunset!
I wanna go!

Copyright © 2009 Roro Music. International Copyright Secured
All Rights Reserved


Caingget Revisited... 25 or so years after. Might as well call this gathering our silver jubilee celebration with tuba, koja, puso, sinugba, kinilaw aplenty! And oh... some Red Horse, too!

The very nook where we used to take off our clothes and gone bananas. We must have been some exibitionists! (LoL)

Dream Poetry (UC)

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Dream Poetry (UC)

Under Construction

Tagbilaran Photo Gallery


Big Bang Project

BIG BANG! is Roro Music's first attempt at CD music release before the end of 2009... highlighting the first-ever songwriting collaboration between veteran Boholano musician, lead guitarist-turned keyboardist, Romeo C. Mascariñas, also known here as Romeo! Romeo!, and New Orleans-based Boholano priest-songwriter, Fr. J. Roel Lungay, a.k.a. Fro, featuring songs written and produced by both of them at the beginning of the year.



(To listen to a particular song title and view its lyric page at the same time, click a title above to go to its specific URL)

RORO MUSIC are Romeo Mascariñas and J. Roel Lungay, BMI

Living A Dream

Here's the latest from Roro Music - Bohol...


Words by J. Roel Lungay

Music by Romeo C. Mascariñas

Performed by Romeo C. Mascariñas

I have something to say
Feel so jumpy today
Would you listen to me?
I’m living a dream, living a dream!

At a lost for some words
Imagining at the most
Would you mind if I say
I’m a living a dream!

Give me your arms and hold me tight
Give me your hands and rest with mine
Give me your lips to kiss goodnight
Give me your heart for love like mine.
Share me your dreams, let’s take a ride
Walk to the moon, it’s really nice
Reach for the stars our guiding light
Living a dream, living a dream!


You and I everyday
Friends, acquaintance, family
I’m thankful for everything
I’m living a dream, living a dream!

So much freedom and then
Wealth of blessings I’d say
God, how lucky we are
We’re living a dream!

(Repeat Refrain)

Spread your wings, fly up to the sky
Throw your cares away and say goodnight
Rest abound, aplenty, no confines
You’re living a dream! You’re living dream!

(Repeat Refrain)

Livin’ a dream, livin’ a dream!

Copyright © 2009 Roro Music. International Copyright Secured
All Rights Reserved



Roro Music At IMEEM

Field Of Dreams: Fro's Music

Roro Music 2009

Fro's Christian Art Songs

Tagbilaran City Dream Poetry


Unthought Of Yet

Unthought Of Yet

Unthought Of Yet

Unthought Of Yet

Unthought Of Yet

Unthought Of Yet

Unthought Of Yet

Unthought Of Yet

Unthought Of Yet

Unthought Of Yet


Musical setting by Fr. J. Roel Lungay

A Paring Bol-anon Music Presentation

Nuagis New Age Station


This piece was first written while editing a video of last summer's vacation to Bohol for YouTube and that was on October 26, 2008. Those desriptive lines were really meant as subtitles for my "surrealistic" kuno video when I also began noticing the words coming out from my head were actually poetry... and funny, I wasn't even having difficulty doing it when poetry was never my cup of tea (".)

Liner from the orginal YouTube version:

"There wasn't much to do this afternoon, after work, so I end up putting together a video of my favorite hometown - while heating up this week's leftovers for a late lunch - and decided to put some poetry to it as I went along. Funny how some thoughts/ideas came to be, unafraid of how I was going to formulate it in it's final form. What the heck, five minutes was all I had (wink!)"