I have to admit, since a tiny baby Sairah has always responded well to music. Any type of genre at that. It could stem from her own mother’s love for music, all that music she had to take it as I drove my baby bump to work everyday listening to my thumb drive which houses awesome songs And my type of music is not confined to just one type, I listen to anything and everything from UB40 (this brings awesome memories) to Vanessa Mae, to Madonna to Edward Maya, to Faithless, to some serious feng tau head-banging shit…..I could go on but you get the point. I don’t discriminate Music after all is a way of life. I used to feel her kicks and moves when I listen to my music and it’s good to see how she appreciates music at such a tender age.
I think I’ve posted a few videos of Sairah dancing before, but if you’ve missed it here’s one that I still love till today. She was 6 months at that point. Till today, every time single time that song comes on, she SMILES and kicks those chubby legs in delight.
Since then her ‘fav’ song would change from time to time. Like flava of the month yo. Last month it was Black Eye Peas don’t stop the party….she used to sing the chorus – you know where he says don’t stop the party! Although at 20 months, the only partying she’ll be doing is within the four walls of her room! With her old folks. FUN!
Then we slowly noticed how she was catching on with some choruses for some songs, esp if you play it a few times for her. Currently when Gotye’s Someone That I used to know comes on, she would call it ‘mummy’s song’ just because I’ve been playing it on youtube for the past 2 weeks. Observant much?
And just last week, I managed to capture this priceless video of her. She has been listening to Pitbull and Marc Anthony’s Rain Over Me in the car many times by now already and can sing the chorus well if I sing it with her. It’s currently our go-to song when she’s fussing about. All of a sudden one night she kept asking me for the Aiyayai Song!!! Now if you know this song well enough, aiyayai is part of the lyrics, if you could even call it that (technically pitbull is known for a whole lot of gibberish that don’t make sense musically but what the heck, he’s pretty ‘current’ and his remixes with any artist makes it a current hit!). I was literally laughing out like a hyena!
And if that wasn’t enough, she suddenly broke out into a dance (please do click and see the video, and excuse her messy hair, scumbag mother forgot to comb it) and shaked her tiny hips like a lil pro! Honestly – I don’t even have to pay for any sort of entertainment thesedays coz I have one at home, for free The look on her face was priceless was well, its as though she was telling me, shit, this is mah song woman, I got this!! I own this shit!!
Anyway with her love for music and dance, I really am going looking forward to see what sort of instrument she’d like to eventually learn. Maybe it will be the piano just like her mom?
Or she might be more into dance, which in that case I wonder if it’s going to be bharanatyam, ballet, tap dance perhaps?, and heck, even hip hop!