“At sa gabi, sinong duduyan sa’yo?”

Great Philippine Song Hits“Huwag na Huwag Mong Sasabihin” by Kitchie Nadal | My first ever album is Kitchie Nadal’s debut. In hindsight, it was a no-brainer. I wasn’t familiar with her work for Mojofly, as I was blissfully unaware at the time, but when she went solo and came out with this song (and the Onemig Bondoc cameo I have long forgotten) I was hooked. And then I realized I found her cute. Fast forward a year or so later and I got giddy upon realizing that Kitchie is also in La Salle. There I was, a frosh, and there she was, I think in her third year, and my blockmate managed to wrangle her to take photos with our group, and I, the guy with the camera, ended up having a photo with her. Squee. That moment aside, like with the last two entries, her songs were universal – and the fact that she was a female, at a time when female rock stars were few and far between, made it all the more important. Now, writing this, I remember my friend Sam, who is a huge fan of hers. We bonded over her new releases, although that was a long time ago. She’s settled down and has been a bit quiet of late. I think we need her back. [NB]