It was Thursday night, September 10, 2010, just a night before a holiday – end of Ramadan; when almost all members of our local Finance Team went out for a night of celebration. A night to celebrate oneness despite differences of tasks, functions or even the level or positions; this has been our second gathering subsequent to our La Traviesa swimming party.
I.New Career of Mine Discovered
During daytime while everyone is just too excited for the night to come, we had some series of preparation such as that of girls make-over. That’s the instance when I discovered that I have the potential of becoming a hairstylist and a make-up artist, having done ironing/straightening the hair of around ten (10) heads not including myself. It was such a great discovery that I can withstand the heat and face the challenge of making a wavy or even curlier hair to get straight even just for a night (right theodie? – yours was that of the greatest challenge but it was just so fulfilling that I was able to make it… hehe!).
II.Dinner for a Cause
Haha! I didn’t mean something like a fund-raising project or an outreach activity but I guess this move is just right to simply help diminish the expenses forecasted to be incurred on that night (accounting term huh???).
We had simple dinner set in the office prior to leaving for Sitcom. Chopsuey and fried chicken were our dishes matched with rice and soft drinks to relieve our thirst. Yumyum!
So guys if you will be planning for the same, I would suggest for you to have the set-up alike. Why? Because, once you get there everything would be so expensive, as if a dollar-rated items for you to order. There would be no barrel, no tower or no bucket packages for the beer drinkers like me and maybe that’s the reason why I get drunk in just four bottles of San Miguel Strong Ice. It was basically because of the price.
III.Memories Reminisced on Our Way
We were only four carried by jazpee (isay’s car), Usyo the driver, Isay the owner, Dante and I as the usual passengers. On the way to sitcom, we have taken the road passing through the town proper of Bacoor and there is where Usyo’s biography started to be shared with us. He has shown us where they have lived for a long time, the elementary and high schools from where he has graduated. He even told us all the fun-filled memories he had during his high school days, his classmates’ encounters, what they were doing so as not to have a class for a certain day and how his constant buddy got bruises and all those times when he was summoned to explain about their somehow foolish activities then.
I am sure Usyo still has a lot more to share only if we still have longer time to spend on such.
IV.Getting in the Venue
from l-r: theodie, k, xye, usyo, isay, me and ate gen
Despite the life-long stories almost told, we were still the first group to arrive at the venue. The very first thing which surprised us, the P50 entrance we have inquired just the night before has become doubled. When we entered the main setting and tried to reserve tables for our approaching colleagues we were never allowed. Why? It’s because we have to pay P1,800 for each table. Well, I just did not get the point of restricting us in doing that. We were already there, we are a big delegation and yet we were never considered to be one. The only purpose is that for us to place ourselves altogether as a group in just one spot. It is just so disappointing that it did not happen. We were scattered and even have people we don’t know sitting in between our tables.
There were waiters who acted sarcastically and did not even bothered to listen, instead they just pulled out the table beside us as which they considered as excess.
V.As The Show Begins
negra in her thing
The evening has almost gotten spoiled by the initial distress that came across until “Negra” came out and began entertaining the audience. He or She was perfectly funny equipped with the natural talent of amusing people with her jokes, may it be green or a little wholesome in some sort. She has made all of us laugh, laugh out loud as if we have not laughed for a long time – just as how she has described me when she saw me totally amused.
I so love Negra’s “Di Magsasawa” thing.
the entire group of performers that night
Even some of us whom I taught will not enjoy the moment have shown enough of interest in each and every performer. Frankly, they were not all that very good. Everyone has their sense of style but there was one or a few who almost made us fallen asleep but at least they have given us just the right time to go the ladies room for our thing.
onse in action
On the other hand, “Onse” is definitely one of the best. He/She may be a small one but absolutely terrible in showcasing her talent. Not to mention how she flaunted her flawless skin as they portray the role of being beauty queens in their beauty pageant portion. He is simply adorable, if only he is a man at heart as some girls would say, he is just so lovable.
The night was filled with laughter that we almost did not notice how late it was.
VI.About to Go Home
Around 1am then when we were invited to go home. We have actually decided to leave but were asked to stay for an hour or so. We have left with no choice but to squeeze ourselves in Joan’s car just as to go home.
While we were still there, we enjoyed the moment still and have taken enough of opportunity to take pictures with “Onse”.
us with onse
Almost 3am when we reached home and the fun still remain. And until now those punch lines can make us smile.
Seldom we are given the chance to gather and have fun and every time we do it let’s make the most out of it. It’s our choice to be happy even just for a moment at least we have given ourselves just the perfect moment to enjoy and leave our problems behind so when we get back to face them at least we can do it with ease somehow.
I should have not mentioned the negative part of it but from there we can take another approach so as to avoid similar things to recur.
To the A/P Team, we may be bound to sit apart in the next days to come but we hope that the camaraderie stays within us, taking us collectively to more moments of fun and laughter. And I hope that by next time, I can already mention all your names in my posts (honestly, i don’t remember your names that well yet).