Kitchie’s Album

11:30 am PHT

My youger sister bought Kitchie Nadal’s self-titled debut album on CD. I like her songs and I like the design of the album! No, I don’t plan on making a review of the album since I haven’t heard all the songs on it yet but I’ll talk about the songs that I have heard and I’ll comment on the really cool layout of the album liner.

Unless you’re living under a sound-proofed rock (or outside the country), you should know by now that her most popular single in the album is “Wag na Wag Mong Sasabihin.” I actually debated on what the correct title is—is it “huwag” or “wag” or even “’wag”? The album unfortunately does not not settle the issue since the track listing says “huwag” but the lyrics inside list “wag.” I guess it’s left for the listener to decide, and I’m deciding with what the significant majority uses: “wag.” The chorus goes like this:

Wag na wag mong sasabihin
Na hindi mo nadama itong
Pag-ibig kong handang
ibigay kahit pa kalayaan mo

It’s a very, very good song. And I guess the very catchy beat combined with the lyrics that I think a lot of people can relate to makes it quite popular. Anyway, “Huwag” is not my most favorite song on her album.

My most favorite song is “Same Ground.” I’m guessing it’s also Kitchie’s favorite since that’s the first lyrics you’ll see on the album’s liner. Plus the fact that it’s the only song having two versions on the album, the original rock version and a piano acoustic rendition. Among the two, the piano piece gives a more intimate feel for the song, so it’s my favorite.

But now I don’t understand
Why I’m feeling so bad
When I know it was my idea
I could’ve just denied the truth and lied
Now why am I the only one
Standing stranded on the same ground?

The fourth line of the chorus ("I could’ve just denied…”) is the only line that I couldn’t tell just by listening. And I’ve listened to that song a lot of times. I only knew it when I looked at the lyrics on the album. (Yeah, I know, I could’ve looked up the lyrics on the web, like what I do for the other songs I like, but I guess the thought never entered my mind.)

Other songs on the album that I like as well as receiving airplay are “Run” and “Bulong.” “Run” was actually released as a single way, way before the album was launched and it’s my older sister’s most favorite song of Kitchie.

I’ve actually never heard a song of hers (and the only ones I’ve heard are those being played on the radio) that I did not really like. So I guess that I’m going to like many of the other five songs on her album once I got the time to listen to them.

Now onto the album design: I like it!

Both sides of the spread-out liner feature the same location, one done during the day and the other at night (depicted above). The whole length features a panoramic view of a street with seamed stitching of individual pictures (as opposed to seamless stitching). You can clearly see the edges of each individual pictures. And most of the pictures feature Kitchie.

The pictures were obviously taken using a compact digital camera (not the professional SLR ones) because of the tell-tale motion blurring and the washed-out bright lights in the night shots. These occur because compact digicams usually have a slow shutte

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On 10:09 a.m., 22 Jan 2005, Mark wrote:

Can u email me the mp3 song of kithie… ung wag na wag mong sasabihin.. pleaseee… pleaseee…

u can email me at or at


thank u in advance


On 8:53 p.m., 22 Jan 2005, seav wrote:

You probably won’t read this anymore, but sorry I can’t do that. Why not just buy Kitchie’s album? It’s only P280 and you’d be helping the local music industry.  :)


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On 4:10 p.m., 4 Mar 2005, Villalyn wrote:

ang ganda-ganda ni Kitchie Nadal!!!! Kitchie Nadal rules!!!


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On 2:26 a.m., 10 Apr 2005, donat wrote:

astig c kitchie, pdeng penge ng piano chords ng same ground pls??!!!


On 4:44 p.m., 14 Apr 2005, marvie wrote:

pare-pareho lang naman chords ng same ground eh, mapa-acoustic man or hindi..

INTRO / VERSE / ADLIB : A—G ( well, relative na rin ang pitch don..)

CHORUS : A—E—F#m—D—A—E—F#m—Dm

just listen to the song nlng.

visit nyo nlng url ko or email kau kung gusto niyo pa ng chords..

anyway, fave ko sa album niya ung you’re worthy. ang ganda tlg..

para sa mga hindi nakaalam.. asa you’re worthy rin ung last lines ng same ground.. i wonder why..

bxta, kitchie rocks! galing na musician. walang sayang ang album.. may chords pa tska lyrics don, though mejo confusing lang.. pro, wala tlg akong angal.. astig! m/


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On 12:59 p.m., 24 May 2005, kaku is me wrote:

i sw d album 1ns stig tlga…. pti c kithie she totaly rocks… pro pra saan ung rubbr duck n mlki


On 3:43 p.m., 24 May 2005, pauline wrote:

pls give me the chords of same ground.. tnx… love you kitchie… mwahh.. more powers to you.. plz send it to my email add: tnx…


On 3:46 p.m., 24 May 2005, pauline wrote:

please give me the guitar chords of same ground… tnx agen.. and paaad s frendster… stay cool guys… hehehe..


On 6:55 p.m., 30 May 2005, Devine Cindy Judan wrote:

well.. masasabi ko lang, ang ganda ng meaning ng kanta nyang same ground.. As in, kapag dinibdib mo ung song, malungkot, at talagang mararamdaman mo ung feeling habang kinakanta mo ung song.. I hope everybody realizes how the person we treasure is important. Before we make any decisions, icp muna ng maiigi kc sa bandang huli hindi na natin mababawi un at possible na tau pa ang msaktan.. Just be cool always and wag pabigla bigla..

“thats why I dont undrstand, y m feeling so bad now, WHEN I KNOW THAT IT WAS MY IDEA…”

Inagtz u people…. KITCHIE RULES…


On 11:52 a.m., 22 Jun 2005, lalaine wrote:

i like the songs same ground!!uuu


On 1:40 p.m., 22 Jun 2005, claudine wrote:

kitchie rockssssssssssssssssss!same ground is so beautiful as in ever!!!!!!!!!!!!


On 10:19 a.m., 28 Jun 2005, charlei wrote:

ang cute mo, crush na crush kitA


On 2:32 p.m., 3 Jul 2005, angeline wrote:

eLow p0 s inY0ng LhT!!… cn0 p0nG mY piano piece ng SaMe gR0unD… pwDe p0nG mKahiNgi? seNd ny0 nLnG p0 s aDD k0…… or PosT nY0 nLnG p0 di2… pLs nMn p0… kyLanGn n kYlanGan LnG p0 kC… taNx p0….


On 10:23 p.m., 3 Jul 2005, fair _lady wrote:

hello kithie!!! favorite ko talaga yung kanta mong!!! same ground!!! ang galing ng pag kanta mo sa!!! same ground!!!


On 2:48 a.m., 4 Jul 2005, Cloviece wrote:

Hi. I just wanted to say that I came across your blog looking for some information regarding Kitchie Nadal, and ended up reading some of your other entries that caught my eye.

I am from the US, Methodist, 18 yrs. old, and just recently (around 1–1 1/2 yrs. ago) got into Filipino music, not being Filipino myself, or even Asian for that matter. I just wanted to say that your blog has very interesting issues and articles that have given me great insight from not only your viewpoint, but insight to Philipino culture, Manilla, and techie stuff (I love gadgets myself) in general. I hope that you continue what you do because you never know who’ll end up reading your blog and be intrigued with what you post.

God Bless, and keep writing. I’ll be reading. =]



On 2:34 p.m., 6 Jul 2005, ric p.cilos wrote:


ello pips….kitchie ang galing mo..i’m one of those people who really loved yur songs…


On 2:39 p.m., 6 Jul 2005, ric p.cilos wrote:

ello po uli..

baka my mga alam kayong websites ng mga tablature ng songs ni kitchie.Pls. send niyo naman sa akin.Maybe sometime tugtugin namin ito ng mga frend ko na sina Ely Posanco, Paolo Navera, And Adrianne Chris Alano.



On 5:28 p.m., 14 Jul 2005, jhenn wrote:

me and my boyfriend loves to listen on kitchie nadal’s ’same ground’ but we wanted to know, if what’s the real meaning of the song? please, tell me…we hope that somebody could interpret it for us in words. just pose your answer and i could really appreciate it. God bless!!!


On 1:41 p.m., 16 Jul 2005, criselle conde wrote:

tangina mo kitchie ang pangit ng kanta mo baduy LECHE3*


On 1:44 p.m., 16 Jul 2005, sandra kholeen wrote:

ang ganda ng songs mo pakituruan mo naman akong kumanta anong number mo twagan mo ako sa number na ito 896–04–77bye t.y.[-o<


On 9:32 p.m., 16 Jul 2005, janz wrote:

hi…ang ganda ng mga songs mo….may classmates and i really enjoy your songs…pwede ko b mahingi paino chords ng same ground


On 7:37 p.m., 9 Aug 2005, mobilemartha wrote:

i agree the album has a good graphics design and concept (better than the last album design of moonstruck).

i also admire this young lady being able to compose good songs. and i agree that the 4th line of same ground is difficult to understand unless you read the lyrics. we also have a copy of the original album.

my only comment on some of her compositions is that some of the lyrics seem to be awkward. parang pilit ang pagkakasulat like the 4th line of same ground. it’s too post modern—no standards.  :)

you have a very interesting blog. i spent the last 30 minutes making entries here. this is my last entry for the night. God bless..  :)


On 12:01 p.m., 10 Aug 2005, seav wrote:

mobilemartha, I’m glad you like my blog.  :)

And as for songs, just like movies, I really have no criteria for whether I like a song or not. So sometimes I don’t care that the lyrics follows a certain poetic rhythm and rhyme or not. Many of Kitchie’s songs are ones that I enjoy listening, so I leave the critical thinking behind. (You should look up the lyrics to Underworld’s “Born Slippy.” It has no structure at all, and you can’t understand it until you know the context of the song. Compared to that song, Kitchie’s seems infinitely more coherent.)  =)


On 6:46 a.m., 15 Aug 2005, KiTCHiE ROX MY SOX!! wrote:



On 3:31 p.m., 18 Aug 2005, christy leonor wrote:

hello musta ang galing mong kumantaidlekita.


On 10:33 p.m., 1 Sep 2005, jolog wrote:

Kitchie ganda mo talaga may BF ka na ba? at na puna ko lang ha, bakit may lungkot sa mga mata mo pag tinitingnan kita parang di ka masaya. observation ko lang naman yun.


On 4:35 p.m., 7 Sep 2005, michelle wrote:

hi kitchie.. alam mo bah na ikaw yung paborito kong singer… sabi kasi ng mga kaklase ko na magkamukha daw tayo..ehehehe!! pero tototo yan.. gusto ko pala yung kanta mon g same ground.. dito nlng po ako idol..bye!! ingats u…. hello to my klasmets….


On 7:33 p.m., 12 Sep 2005, Joy Tamon wrote:

Grabe! i’v gt’accha crush on Kitchie Nadal…ows! im not lesbian,its just that i appreciate her being “ natural” like me…parehas kc kmi maganda.. hahaha Taga-PiNas yan!!!! San pa Kau….wr proud of her.

I love her song,1st time i heard “Huwag na huwag” Grabe!! kilig 2 d bones me while watching “Lovers in Paris” hawig kc nung guy bf q e…hehehe

Kitchie, pang-laban international. Ganda ng MTV nia na “Same Ground” kaka-iyak..huhu…love yha Kitchie

Go on!!! dnt give up


On 7:35 p.m., 12 Sep 2005, Joy Tamon wrote:

Onz again! can u email me also mp3 songs of kitchie….pls. kindly send at my email ad

Thanks a lot.


On 10:34 a.m., 13 Sep 2005, aj wrote:

im actually making a script, and i was like looking for thing ’about’ kitchie’s same ground. i was just scared of you know giving my own interpretation of the song cuz might be bringing out a different one. so i got into these things so i thought i might as well post my own. im from tarlac city, i work as a host in a local cable television. un, hehe..

eniweiz, same ground speaks of a love lost. and the hurt of losing it because of own, selfish intentions. sometimes, we just have to make our choices based on what will amke us happy, sometimes at the expense of losing what’s right..

there you go.. i’m with you people, kitchie rocks..


On 10:35 a.m., 13 Sep 2005, aj wrote:

im actually making a script, and i was like looking for thing ’about’ kitchie’s same ground. i was just scared of you know giving my own interpretation of the song cuz might be bringing out a different one. so i got into these things so i thought i might as well post my own. im from tarlac city, i work as a host in a local cable television. un, hehe..

eniweiz, same ground speaks of a love lost. and the hurt of losing it because of own, selfish intentions. sometimes, we just have to make our choices based on what will amke us happy, sometimes at the expense of losing what’s right..

there you go.. i’m with you people, kitchie rocks..


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