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SePtEmBeR…SePtEmBeR…???

SEPTEMBER 2008

I must say, September was totally______!!! I never thought that my September 2008 would be as memorable and adventurous as ever in my senior year in college!

hmp..

3 PUBLISH! EDMAN EXPO 2008

Ok.

I was assigned as the Program Head for this event….mind you people, I felt really

like an idiot the moment that this event started. The PUBLISH! was on its

second year, and so to have a good kick for this one, I must handle the show

smoothly!

So here’s the catch, since I was the assigned ‘Program Head,” I came late! I – the

HEAD OF THE PROGRAM must came in at the venue at 7 in the morning and

besides I am the one who called up the production team to be there at 7:00 am

SHARP! What had happened was really a chaos! I woke up at 8:00 – sorry but I

didn’t got the excuse of being ‘puyat’ since I got home at 5:30 from an overnight

with COM41 to finish the souvenir items and all. And besides, all throughout the

event, I felt like it was ______uhm, I was totally off! Better if I’d say nothing – can’t

find the right word for it.

And everything turns into a total chaos and I WAS THE PROGRAM HEAD! And

since the production team came from our block, obviously we’re the ones who

would look up and fixed some things and props form that event…..and another

good thing is: OUR NEWSPAPER “LASALLIAN FOCUS” WON as the “BEST

NEWSPAPER” during the defense proposal early that day – and the prize/S –

books from ANVIL…and I got the prize – the prize – the prize –

MAKING DOCUMENTARIES IN THE PHILIPPINES by ISABEL ENRIQUEZ-

KENNY.

Finally, it’s like a dream came true for me!

MAKING DOCUMENTARIES IN THE PHILIPPINES…

Never ever thought in my entire life that I will get it for free!!!

Parang kelan lang, first year pa lang ako no’n nung una ko siyang makita sa

National Bookstore…dinadaan-daanan ko lang siya kasi wala naman akong pera e!

Padaan-daan, patingin-tingin…..ngayon, ngayong fourth year na ‚ko….ang ISA SA

MGA PINAKAAASAM-ASAM ko na libro, nasa ‘kin na at nakuha ko pa ng

libre!

That was really a fortunate incident in my senior year!

*nice one

September 16 29th Manila International Book Fair

This is my first visit and the last day for the 29th Manila International Book Fair

held at SMX Convention Center. The atmosphere all over the convention was

really great – several publishing house together with their respective publications

gathered in almost 150 booths, visited by lots of book readers and “book worms”

in the country.

Actually, this is my alternative activity for I won’t be able to attend the Expo Trip

at Philippine Trade Industry on the 19th. Sad that this is my first time for this

biggest annual book fair in the country.

I promised that I’ll visit book fairs in the coming years!

And wait, I got complimentary copies of TIME, ASIA WEEKLY and a free poster

from NEWSWEEK! J

19 TECHNICAL DRESS REHEARSAL (TDR) – “Circle of Life” by La Salle

Filipiniana Dance Company

Ito kasi istorya n’yan…..

Nayong Friday (19 September) na talaga mangyayari ang Performing Arts

Group (PAG) Grand Production sa Ugnayang La Salle…..at ito lang masasabi

ko – hindi na nakakatuwa dahil lahat kami pressured at stressed (sabi pa,

pagod na ang “katawang tao” namin).

Simula Thursday (18 September) ng umaga hanggang kinabukasan, nasa

school kami para mag-rehearse, I mean para mag-TDR o Technical Dress

Rehearsal…..sa sobrang pagod, natulog ang maraming tao…..biglang ginisng

ng alas-tres ng madaling araw para isagawa ang kauna-unahang TDR. Simula

3:00 am hanggang 5:00, nag-ayos at nagbihis ang mga performer ganun din

kasabay ng pag-do-double check ng Production Team sa venue at props.

Sa katotohanan, isa ako sa mga Assistant Stage Manager (ASM) para sa isang

Lasallian dance group pero ganun pa din, alas-tres na lang ako gumising.

By 5:00 – 5:10 a, nagsimula ang rehearsal. Doon ko lang napanuod ang

“wirdong” opening performance para sa “Circle of Life” na sasayawin ng La

Salle Filipiniana Dance Company. Sa halos isang buwan na pag-re-rehearse,

nung umaga ko lang s’ya napanuod…..at bakit ‘sya wirdo???

Yung sayaw kasi na yun na ginawang opening number ay isang ‘ritwal’ –

sagradong sayaw sa pagtawag ng ispiritu….medyo creepy pag pinakinggan

pero may kwento talaga yung sayaw na ‘yun. Bakit pa s’ya sinama e dahil

gusto ng Director, although sinasabi naman nung dating sumasayaw ng

‘Pagdidiwata’ na theatrical na yung sayaw, magkagayunpaman, ‘yun at ‘yun

ang kahulugan nun!

Sa katotohanan, habang sinasayaw yun nung isa sa mga junior member ng

FDC, wala kang ibang makikitang liwanag kundi yung ilaw lang na

nagmumula sa mga PAR…hindi mo makikita yung Director, Production Team

kahit na yung mga taong nanunuod sa harapan mo o sa bleachers. Sinasayaw

yun na itim lahat ang kasuotan na may itim na belo…..at ito and ‘di ko

malilimutan: Hindi n’ya natapos yung sayaw kasi bilang pumunta sa right

wing nung stage at bigla na lang daw napahiga – ‘yun yung sabi nung ASM na

nakapwesto do’n…ilang minuto pa ipinunta s’ya don sa dressing room at

ayun….

naniwala ako sa mga napapanuod kong horror movie kung anong itsura ng

“sinasaniban!”…..tumitirik yung mata n’ya, umuungal tapos maya-maya

iiyak…nagluluha ang mata….tapos naninigas, parang gusto na ding pumiglas.

Simula nung makita ko ‘yun, naniwala na ako sa kung ano ang itsura ng

sinasaniban…..at sa katotohanan, iniwan ko yung pwesto ko para lang tu-

mulong sa pagpapakalma sa kanya….

Ang sayaw ng ‘Pagdidiwata’ hanggang sa ngayon ay ‘di ko maitanong-

tanong sa FDC….may kakaiba talaga sa sayaw na ‘yun pag tipong

ordinaryong indibidwal lang ang magsasayaw!

21 ADMU takes it!

Hmmm……

My prediction: ADMU will take the championship title for UAAP 71st season..

Ok, they boldly took Game 1…sorry for us Lasallians!

Anyway, it’s just a ballgame – no personal fights either!

22 GRAD PIC

Today is our grad pic and only one thing is in my mind yesterday until today….

I’m feeling sick! I am NOT EXCITED!

Oh God! Am I really graduating?!?

FINALLY! He responded

I can’t imagine if this is the lucky day or a sort of fortunate accident…why?

I finally had my time to view my account and see messages on my inbox – one

among those is what I am waiting for so many months – and finally – here it is!

___________ responded from my letter I sent to him last May 1.

Imagine?

I sent the letter last May 1 and he just received it last August 24 – the same day he

sent back his response via e-mail….and only today (22 September) did I view it!

I HATE THE FEELING!

Sayang! Kung mas maaga ko lang nalaman…di sana, may pag-asa pa!

Sana malaki pa yung chance…….sayang talaga!

23 REMINIS

1st year pa lang ako noon nung una kong nagpa-print ng homework dun sa café na

‘yun. Medyo komportable mag-renta ng computer do’n kasi tahimik, saka

matulungin naman si manong, Mang Ben yata pangalan nun e……Hanggang sa

nag-second year, third year at ngayon, fourth year na ‘ko, ngayon na lang ulit ako

nakapasok do’n.

Grabe! May ilang taon na din pala!

Pagpasok ko kanina, ang sabi sa’kin ni Mang

Ben, “parang pamilyar ka”……………….”o, akala ko nasa abroad ka na!”

🙂

HALOS MAMATAY NA ‘KO SA MGA PIRMA

Buwisit! Pag-uwi ko ng bahay, hinga na hingal na ‘ko….halos mamatay na ‘ko!

Pucha! Yung prof namin sa Investigative Reporting, tuwing Tuesday lang

pumupunta ng iskul, natural no’ng araw ding yon na sinabi nyang till 7:00 pm

siya, ayun hinabol ko ang PIRMA n’ya..

Bakit?

Yung lintik na Investigative Report na ni-re-require n’ya sa mga estudyante n’ya,

mag-de-deadline na in two weeks kaya ayun, para akong aso,,,literal na hinabol

ko s’ya nung papasok na s’ya sa kotse n’ya….oo, kasalanan namin kasi

MIDTERM N’YA PA YUN BINIGAY, NGAYON LANG KAMI KUMIKILOS!

Ang nakakainis pa, since ako yung “nag-li-lead” sa group, e para ba namang

pinasan ko na ang mundo para makuha lang yung pirma n’ya nang masabing may

nag-note sa mga letter-request namin. At kamusta naman ang padadalhan ng

sulat, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Services, University

Controller, ang Brother President, Director ng Buildings and Grounds Office na

isang architect at….ang Yuchengco family.

Sino ba namang hindi mag-hahabol sa pirma ng propesor mong nag-re-require ng

isang investigative report???

25 ADMU TOOK THE TITLE

UAAP 71st SEASON

My prediction finally bears the truth….

ADMU dominates the 71st season..

Animo La Salle!

28 WOW!

Wow!

Parang last year lang yun nung nakita ko si Jay Masta – ang malufet na

International Breakdancer – isa sa mga naging guest sa Birthday Concert for a

Cause ni Ms. Fe – alumna ng Lasallian Pointes n’ Flexes Dance Company at ngayon ay dancer sa Deal or No Deal game show sa ABS-CBN.

Sabi nung director ng Ms. World Pageant 2007 na si Ms. Laygo, “he’s very humble.” Infairness, he really is and among the talented Pinoy hip hop dancers.

Nagulat ako….September 28 na, nagyon ko lang s’ya ulit nakita sa TV5 pa.

Parang last November lang, kaharap ko lang s’ya, kausap-usap at tinatanong………..

ngayon nasa TV na ulit siya – bilang isa sa mga judge at critic ng Shall We Dance

katabi sina Regine Tolentino at Douglas Nieras.

Hay! Weather weather lang ‘yan!

🙂

29 The First and Last Show

Alam ko na hindi ganung klaseng fairwell ang gusto ng professor namin sa

Performing Arts. Habambuhay ko yatang matatandaan yung sinabi n’yang:

“Theatre is a discipline. Kung wala kayo no’n, hindi kayo bagay dito!

First and last show ang nagyari para sa play naming “Puting Timamanukin”

(nakalimutan ko yung playwright) at hindi ko talaga alam ang itsura ko dun

habang ginagawa namin yun mala three-stooges na scene sa stage – totally

slapstick! Nakikita ko naman sa audience na natatawa sila at sa tingin ko

“effective” naman ang pagpapatawa…’yun nga lang, after ng show nag-pa-

company call yung professor namin at ayun! Bembang!

Alam kong may expectation s’ya sa mga Communication students tulad namin

lalo na’t isa ang Performing Arts sa mga major subjects namin. Yun nga lang,

sana nasaktan din s’ya sa sinabi n’ya…..pakiramdam ko nga tumalbog din sa

kanya yung mga binitiwan n’yang komento sa’min kasi pakiramdam ko

pinipigilan n’ya lang magsalita ng mas masakit pa do’n…pakiramdam ko

pinipilit n’ya pang kumalma kaso…..

Sana di na s’ya nagpigil, tutal isa naman s’ya sa “nagpapangit” ng ending

sa Performing Arts subject namin!

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West Side Story….

Hmm….so totally sad….

Tomorrow will be the last Friday for the West Side Story – the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday nears.

Not sure if by a good twist of faith, one will re-stage that play, and anyway, I’m not quite sure if West Side Story will go into broadway next year. Hmm, then where it wil be?

West Side Story.….it ends for me

😦

Main cast for this year's West Side Story - Christian Bautista and Karylle Tatlonghari

Main cast for this year