Jose Mari Chan ‘lumantad’ na sa pagsisimula ng Christmas season; may hiling kay Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey at Jose Mari Chan
“BER months” na! Ngayong araw, Sept. 1, ang itinuturing na first day ng Christmas season sa Pilipinas at kung may isang celebrity na unang papasok sa isip ng mga Pinoy sa panahong ito yan ay walang iba kundi si Jose Mari Chan.
At dahil nga rito kaya siya na ang tinaguriang Father of Philippine Christmas Carols. Talagang ang mga Christmas songs ng veteran singer-songwriter ang nagiging hudyat ng pagsisimula ng Pasko sa Pilipinas.
Bago pa sumapit ang “ber months” sandamakmak na memes na ang naglabasan sa social media gamit ang mga litrato Jose Mari Chan.
“I feel complimented that I’m associated with the most joyful season of the year. Thank God for the music. Thank God indeed,” pahayag ng singer sa programang “Sakto” na siyang nagpasikat ng “Christmas In Our Hearts” at “A Perfect Christmas.”
Natanong si Jose Mari Chan kung ano ang reaksyon niya sa isang meme kung saan pinagsama ang litrato nila ng international diva na si Mariah Carey. Dito nakasulat ang mensaheng, “All I Want for Christmas Is Christmas In Our Hearts.”
“Mariah Carey, oh! She’s one of my respected artists. One day it’s my dream na sana she could sing one of my songs. I’m not dreaming of singing with her because I may not be able to reach her key, her pitch. Her voice is so powerful. Mine is just soothing, crooning. But if she could sing one of my song, dream come true ‘yon,” pahayah niya.
Ipinagdiinan naman ng beteranong singer ang tunay na mensahe ng Pasko, “Remember the message of love in that song. The love of Jesus Christ, the love for our Savior and the love for our brothers, especially those who are poor, unemployed.
“Watching TV, the war in Afghanistan all over the world nations are not at peace. There’s war, there’s hatred. So remember that line ‘where nations are at peace and all are one in God.’
“So that’s my message na there should be peace on earth. Essentially that’s the message of Christmas. Love is the meaning of Christmas and love is the spirit of Christmas and giving and sharing,” mensahe pa ni Jose Mari.
Samantala, pinaalalahanan din niya ang mga Pinoy na magpabakuna na kontra COVID-19, “To make Christmas meaningful this year and how do you do that?
“Take care of your health, if you have not been vaccinated yet, please, please have yourself vaccinated.
“Because, come Christmas you don’t want to be sick in bed, you don’t want to be in the hospital. So have yourself vaccinated most importantly. And let’s make this Christmas meaningful,” aniya pa.
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