Oh, My Chinito!!!

Currently working on a post that I should call *SPOILER AHEAD!!!*… Komikon for Dummies. I just need to complete the list and then I’m done.

Meanwhile, I have had this as draft for a while now. Wanted to share to Scottishmomus especially. I gave her wrong info, though. I realized this song was NOT written by Yeng Constantino, unlike Hawak-Kamay. It was an entry to a songwriting contest, composed by Jed Dumawal but performed and recorded by Yeng. Nevertheless, I’m sharing this song that Yeng recorded.

It’s been playing on the air for quite sometime now and even became a movie theme song, but it’s still new-ish. Yes, it’s teeny-boppy, but I like it, anyway (and that should tell you my state of mind ha ha haaa!!!). It’s a story of a girl who has been crushing on a guy. He doesn’t notice her at first, then the story progresses. The vid is so simple but really cute, and it doesn’t hurt that the guy in the vid, award-winning actor/model/performer and athletic swimmer Enchong Dee, has such tantalizing chinito eyes, ergo, the title Chinito.

Check out the first vid because it’s a clear copy, the lyrics below. But because it’s in Filipino, you can also try the next copy because someone already did a translation that I think is very near to what I would have written if I had time to translate. Last is a preview of the movie I mentioned. It’s a silly movie and I don’t particularly like it, but it does have its funny moments.

Like it or hate it, it’s your choice. I really just enjoy it so I hope you do, too 🙂

Chinito

Napapansin mo ba
Kaya ang tulad ko
Kahit nasa sulok lang ng iyong mga mata
Mahuli mo kaya ang pagsulyap sa’yo
Kahit hindi naman ako ang iyong kaharap
Oh chinito
Balang araw ay, malalaman mo rin

[Chorus:]
At kung ikaw ay nakatawa
Ako pa ba ay nakikita
Nalilimutan ko ang itsura ko
Kapag kausap na ikaw
Sana naman ako’y pakinggan
At nang ikaw ay malinawan
Dahil nabihag mo ang aking paningin at damdamin
Oh! Chinito… Chinito…

Kung hindi inaantok
Kung hindi nasisilaw
Pwede bang malaman ko
May pag-asa pa kayang matanaw
Bakit ba ang pungay ng bintana ng iyong mundo
Isang ngiti mo lang sakin
Ay baon ko hanggang sa pag-uwi
Oh chinito
Balang araw ay malalaman mo rin

[Chorus:]
At kung ikaw ay nakatawa
Ako pa ba ay nakikita
Nalilimutan ko ang itsura ko
Kapag kausap na ikaw
Sana naman ako’y pakinggan
At nang ikaw ay malinawan
Dahil nabihag mo ang aking paningin at damdamin
Oh! Chinito… Chinito…

Sana naman ako’y pakinggan
At nang ikaw ay malinawan
Dahil nabihag mo ang aking paningin at damdamin
Ah sige tawa lang nang tawa
Ako pa ba ay nakikita
Nalilimutan ko ang itsura ko
Kapag kausap na ikaw
Sana naman ako’y pakinggan
At nang ikaw ay malinawan
Dahil nabihag mo ang aking paningin at damdamin
Oh! Chinito… Chinito…

And now, the song once again, this time with subtitles.

The movie Bride for Rent starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim who are chinita and chinito themselves, being both Chinoys (Filipino-Chinese).

One of these days, I’m going to collate and list down Filipino flicks that I think would be worth watching (they’ll have subtitles, of course, if ever you get to watch it).

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6 thoughts on “Oh, My Chinito!!!

  1. Well, I’d watch the movie. A good chick flick surroinded by my daughters usually makes for a few laughs and irreverent moments. I like the song but I wondered too what chinito referred to.
    I wouldn’t use the term ‘chinky-eyed’ as ‘chink’ would be deemed politically incorrect.
    The guy in the video puts me in mind of a young Lou Diamond Philips – both handsome lads. 🙂

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    • I watched the movie just to see if it’s any good. It’s not bad, but just silly and something that won’t really make it to my favorites list. The girl also seemed to be a better actress based on the trailer so I decided to see if I’m right. As we speak, I am waiting for the video release of two movies that I most probably will just hate, but because I’m curious about certain aspects, I’m willing to check (but not willing to waste money on expensive movie tickets just for those).

      With regards to the politically incorrect term, I only mentioned it to better explain and am aware of the issues regarding it. For some reason, saying “small eyes” doesn’t explain it and I personally get an image of small irises…I hope I never offended anyone. If I did, my apologies. If anything, then I offended myself as well, being Asian, though my eyes aren’t like that.

      The guy in the vid, Enchong, looks so much better, but yes, now that you mentioned it, he does look like Lou here. Incidentally, Lou is also part-Filipino.

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    • I guess that depends on where you are/were and what it means. I don’t know if it means the same in Ecuador, but here, it means “chinky-eyed”. Not sure if that sounds racist because in the US, I’ve seen films where they called Asians “chinks” and the Asians get offended (or maybe because the Asians are all lumped as Chinese when they aren’t all Chinese). I guess the better term is “almond eyes,” but in the Philippines, that is not a term most have heard about.

      I am not sure if chinito and chinita were just coined terms from the latter decades and especially not sure if it’s now in the modern Pinoy dictionary (although I wouldn’t be surprised). It does sound Spanish but Google Translate told me nothing. Anyway, to us, that is not seen as a negative thing. Mostly, it’s just something to describe someone (the older term is actually singkit, which, come to think of it, now seems to me like a play at the word Intsik or Chinese). It is, in fact, like in the song above, often considered attractive. It’s become particularly so in later years due to what we call “Korean invasion,” which has nothing to do really with political issues between the two Koreas, but with the proliferation of Korean TV dramas that has also spawned many Pinoys’ worship of K-Pop.

      Oh, this Korean invasion thing needs a separate post altogether! 😀

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        • LOL!!!! Knowledgeable? Not much, really. And I hardly know Korean stars, much less their names. There are only a few I can really name at the top of my head like Psy (thanks to his videos that I don’t really like), Dara or Sandara Park of the girl group 2NE1 because she was first an actress here before she went back to Korea, and a guy named Ryan Bang who was a contestant in a reality TV show and is now a comedian. 😉

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