At the start of school year, I asked & prayed God to give my hearts intention to serve Him and show what I am capable of. I spent couple of months doing the same old thing but I never felt that I was enjoying or doing it for Him. Months passed by and there were opportunities that I denied because my intentions were completely different that became more off like a “show off” rather than being humble to learn from others. After several events and different PeTas (film, CRP and many more) I could honestly say that my anxiety level went risky as I developed a pessimistic mindset that gave me reasons to say “Lord, pwede nyo na ako kunin” or the more common one “Di ko na kaya, give up nako please”. But all by His grace, I can call the process of directing this musical as a testimony of God’s unending grace and I am beyond grateful to those people who believed that I am capable of something that I couldn’t even far off imagine.
*gives me a little bit of a flashback* 😉
Last summer, we had a short course about Dance Choreography that made me contemplate and to put some joke aside with my co-dancers “Baka naman pag di ka talaga meant for dancing, baka choreographer ang dating mo. Ganern! Atleast with one with arts padin”. HEH WHY ISZ THIS HAPPENING? HAHAH *mindblown & #shookenating*
looking at my dancom notes *naks feeling dance major* during my free-time, I asked myself “Kelan ko kaya to magagamit?”
sooner or later baaaam!! Nag hello yung English Month and the Broadway Musical. Dude grabe, kala ko nasa arts school ako as in. HAHAHAHAHA. So lol yeah, growing up watching different musicals whether live or sa torrent lang *please don’t report me, I’m just completely a theatre fan hehehez*, I SAID TO MYSELF HOMYGHAD MY PAMILEE I GUESS THIS IS IT PANCIT!
Back to reality, part of the mechanics is that we have to collaborate with another section & different strand. Bruh, I completely and mistakenly judged right away and told my friends and teachers “Mas matataas ang potentialsz ng HUMSS no? Kakayanin ba nila?” PAG BIGYAN ANG PATATAS MGA KAIBIGAN. So yeah, my reaction was OA but honestly I said that.
But, who would have thought working with 40++ people is an experience to be called as worthwhile? My frustrations were ALWAYS present as I frankly told them that I HATED JAZZ AS IN. Hahah, no choice? Yes ofc. I felt so sorry not to give justice to the title and the theme of the broadway but I knew Chevron & Darwin #Chevwin gave 101% of their talents, attitude and time. Flashback to the times when they spent couple of hours rehearsing outside the campus as they aim to work hard to reach for “perfection” (Para makatakas sa PeTa hayszt lesbihonest here guys), gave an attitude onstage to be someone they aren’t for the piece and lastly, the friendship that was made for a month that will surely be treasured.
Before performing in the finals I told my team that in everything that we do, we have to dedicate it all to the one who gave us these talents by not owning or putting up a brag but rather it was more of showing that there’s something instore to perform onstage for His glory. And “manalo or matalo” we’ve proved that we can still manage to study and makakapasa kami this sem zzz #TRUENOUGH (it was not that wholesome haha but lolsz sorry)
Truth be told, this is one is for keeps! Honestly, we never expected any of these things coming on our way and the triumph to be called as the “champions”. Having that said, we knew it was something that we don’t deserve. But Glory be to the Father who gave us the talents to showcase to the crowd that (SHS students got that #POTENTIAL). To our ates and kuyas, we were truly inspired by the way you worked and we wanted to share the victory with you as you showed what it means to be dedicated in the field of theater arts. #ParaSaSining ay lahat sana ay magkasundo-sundo. Humbled enough, kayo padin po ang tunay na Lodi ng #LPUSHS (no sugarcoated feelsz). To our teachers, salamat at ubos na ang PeTas at makakahinga na tayo dahil sembreak na hahaha kidding aside! We appreciated every bit of your efforts to make things possible! ❤
It was more of learning through the experience and not just the title.
Having this as an appreciation post, heartfelt gratitude to the people who poured out their creativity, dedication and time to make #ChicagoTheMusical possible!
@/Chevron: Idk really, but it was really challenging working with people that I never knew! But, the experience and collaborating with your section was so nkklk jk hahah and ofcourse atleast we were able to prove that you guys were just far off something better rather than the academics. Continue to excel and show em’ what you’ve got! ❤
@/Darwin: yaw q na, suko na q. Joke! Ofc fam, I appreciated y’all for supporting me throughout the sem and kept on telling me “Iiyak pero di susuko”. Happy to be in a section na kahit party people *hay facepalm* eh overflowing naman pala sa talents. Salamat sa napaka powerful na production team! U added a touch of magic to the cell block scene. LIJIT TO MGA PARE, WERPA!
Much love and signing off,
Soli Deo Gloria! #PHIL413 #ChevWin