It’s originally entitled as, “Chinita.”
But Yeng tweaked it in order for it to be appropriate for a girl.
It’s like, “I Remember the Boy” becoming “I Remember the Girl.”
Well… this was YES, you got it RIGHT! It was composed by Jed Dumawal… and admittedly, the song is really more soothing to hear compared to Yeng’s version. They’re friends, and I think it’s one of the reasons why Yeng popularized it. Maybe it’s because Jed requested her to include his song in her Metamorphosis album.
But YES, this is one of the reasons why I like Yeng! Originality-wise, she’s really the queen, and she rarely records cover versions. Good thing the song is already popular, and Mr. Jed revealed the original song.