This day excited me so much! I loved this day! For on this day we were set to watch the play (which starred people I love) that I had tirelessly plugged on my blog and on all social media platforms I use: Aanhin pa Ang Pag-ibig Kung Ang Puso ay Pagod na sa Pagpintig. I got even more excited because the day before—the opening show—our staff watched. And upon getting back into the office they were all raves. They were even hinting that I give them more tickets so they could watch AGAIN! But as much as I wanted to, I only had enough tickets left for me, Randy, and some friends.
Knowing that we will be camwhoring before and after the show, I put some effort and dressed up a tad. Here I was before the show:
And here’s closer look at the details:
- White poncho with fringes from ukay
- Leggings from UP Feb Fair tiangge
- Chocolate brown doll wedges from Crocs
- Blue bag from Cath Kidston
- wooden earrings shaped like a rose given by my mother-in-law
It was jampacked when we got to the auditorium! Good thing we were on the VIP list—we no longer had to join the long queue (I learned later on that so many people were not able to enter because even the aisles were occupied! I even had trouble going to the restroom because there was nowhere to walk on!) While waiting for the show, my prediction came true: picture-picture agad!
Many other spectators were our former students! In fact, I was told that during the afternoon show, whenever Randy, I, and Brain Train were acknowledged, our names were met by loud cheers from UP students (high school and college) who were still grateful to us for helping them get into UP.
After the play, more photo ops! At the exit we met the stars of the play (who were Brain Train teachers). Waiting for them patiently were some former Brain Train students who were now full-fledged Iskolars ng Bayan! Some of them were from Mindanao pa! We called all Brain Train family members nearby (present and former teachers and students) and had a picture together:
After that we went back into the auditorium to have photos with the rest of the cast (who were members of Familia Brain Train), and with Juni Frio, the lead vocals of Pathway band (that performed an intermission number) who was our office manager last summer. Juni was actually a surprise—I knew he sang well as he sings at church, but he’s even better when he’s really on stage!!! Gumwapo nang 1,0000x times more!!!
By the way, the show did not disappoint. Even Randy, who before leaving home declared: “I hate plays! This should be the last you drag me into watching plays!” was laughing and clapping ceaselessly. The two one-act plays—Sa Hardin ni Madam Rosa and Ang Huling Sangkap ni Emyong–were both dark yet hilarious, and poignant and light. Both were well-acted and well-directed that I can’t choose which I loved more.
Actually, parang déjà vu ito. Just the week before, we were also on the VIP list of another play which starred two of my most beloved colleagues, on the same venue!
I can’t help but be so proud was so proud of my colleagues who owned the stage! No wonder, Team Brain Train ze best!
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