A rock in my throat

My other job is to write content for telcos. While doing my research on Christmas carols, I stumbled upon this song composed by National Artist Felipe Mendoza de Leon and written by Brigido Batungbakal and Eduardo de Leon:

The lyrics and their translation that I got from the clip in parenthesis:

Payapang Daigdig

Ang gabi’y payapa
(The night is peaceful)
Lahat ay tahimik
(All is quiet)
Pati mga tala
(Even the stars)
Sa bughaw na langit
(Found in the heavens)
Kay hinhin ng hangin 
(Gentle is the wind)
Waring umiibig
(Seemingly in love)
Sa kapayapaan
(With the tranquility)
Ng buong daigdig
(Of the whole world)
Payapang panahon
(A peaceful time)
Ay diwa ng buhay
(Gives meaning to life)
Biyaya ng Diyos
(a blessing of God)
Sa sangkatauhan
(To humanity)
Ang gabi’y payapa
(The night is peaceful)
Lahat ay tahimik
(All is quiet)
Pati mga tala
(Even the stars)
Sa bughaw na langit
(Found in the heavens)

Beautiful lyrics to match a beautiful song that resulted to huge rocks stuck in my throat. I admit that I had to step out of the room and let it all out.

I miss my brothers and my mom especially at this time of the year. Pakshet. I’m staying away from this song!