As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Mama Mia series (5):Goodnights and Lullabies

In most parts of the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. This year it falls on May 13th. So this week will be dedicated to mothers and all nurturing souls.

Mother’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning to me now that I have my own child who depends on me for love, care and guidance 24/7.I have only been a mother for 26 months but all I can say is that it is the toughest, yet the most rewarding role I have ever played in my life. 

Perhaps the sweetest of the ‘Mother and Child’ moments is soothing your child to sleep with a tender lullaby. Today we’ll have a sampling of how mothers around the world lull their little one to dreamland.

 Watch this animated African Lullaby
Watch this animated Turkish Lullaby
Watch this animated Greek Lullaby
Watch this animated French Lullaby
Watch this animated Japanese Lullaby

Watch an animated version of Brahms’s Lullaby

Watch this animated version of 
Rock-a-Bye Baby

An Ilonggo Lullaby
Although this video is not animated like the other samples, 
this is the lullaby that is closest to my heart. 
This is what my nanny- “Tita Julie”- used to sing to me.

Ili-ili Tulog anay 
wala diri imo nanay 
Kadto tienda bakal papay 
ili ili tulog anay 

Sleep for a while.
Your mother is not here.
She went to the market to buy bread.
Sleep for a while.

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This entry was posted on May 10, 2012 by in Uncategorized.
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