We live in a world where the media pretty much tells you that love is dead, youth relying too much on text messaging, and people telling you that you should have as much sex as possible. For these reasons, I feel that everyone should know the beauty of harana. What is harana? Harana is a traditional form of Ligawan (courtship) in the Philippines where a man serenades a woman by singing underneath her window at night. Although this is universal, it was widely practiced in old Philippines with a set or protocols, a code of conduct, and a specific style of music. This is basically a Spanish influence. The man is usually accompanied by his close friends who provide moral support for the guy in addition to singing with him. For a Harana to be successful one of the following or both must happen: 1) The lady invites the man and his company inside for refreshments. 2) The lady joins in the singing. The practice of harana has died but it is a tradition that shows the beauty of Philippines at a time that was so simple. So, my suggestion to you guys out there that want to do something special for that special lady on Valentine’s Day, think about doing a harana. It will definitely save you some money and show that special girl your love for her through song. That’s something priceless and from the heart.