Heads up, classmates! Kim Chiu’s newest single, “Bawal Lumabas,” is officially available for streaming.
Kim made the announcement on her Instagram page, almost a week since she launched the song on her YouTube channel. “BAWAL LUMABAS The Classroom Song is now out on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer, and Amazon,” she said on her post. “Never thought that this fiasco could turn into an OFFICIAL SONG. Yes! Sounds funny, but yeah!”
She first thanked the two who collaborated with her for the song, DJ Squammy and Adrian Crisanto, as well as her record label, Star Music. She then talked about what this experience has taught her—from being the subject of scrutiny for her viral gaffe during a live interview to now becoming a subject of praise for turning that negativity into something positive.
“Hihinto man sandali pero tuloy tuloy lang ang andar ng buhay. Every day is a learning experience. Sabi nga sa lyrics ‘Ang Buhay ay parang isang malaking silid aralan’ [It may come to a stop for a moment, but life goes on. Every day is a learning experience. As the lyrics say, ‘Life is like one big classroom’],” she said.
“[I] chose this as a cover photo for me to be reminded that it is not how many times you fall; it is how you stand up after that fall. Life doesn’t stop in a specific honest mistake. Life is a cycle of Ups and Downs; it is a matter of how well we ride through that smooth and bumpy road. Kapit lang [Keep holding on]!!!”
While some people continue to call her out for being “proud” of her blunders, she shared that it’s her mistakes that make her human and that she shouldn’t feel ashamed about them.
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“Some say, “proud ka sa kabobohan mo.” I don’t care. Kailangan lang ng acceptance. It just shows that we are all the same; we make mistakes; we are human, and as a Filipino, tinatawanan lang din natin ang pagkakamali natin lalo na pag nalampasan mo na ang problema at alam mo sa sarili mo na walang kang inapakang tao,” she said.
[“Some say, ‘you’re proud of your stupidity.’ I don’t care. Acceptance is all we need. It just shows that we are all the same; we make mistakes; we are human, and as a Filipino, we laugh off our mistakes especially when we’ve moved on from the problem and you know in your heart that you didn’t step on anyone along the way.”]
“Looking back ang sarap nang pagtawanan at nasabi mo sa sarili mo. Salamat hindi ka sumuko. Salamat sa inyo sa leksyong hatid nito sa buhay ko [Looking back, it feels good to laugh it off and tell yourself: thank you for not giving up. Thank you for the lesson this has taught me],” she ended.
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