Past the point of no return, no backward glances
The games we played 'til now are at an end
Past all thought of 'If' or 'When', no use resisting
Abandon thought and let the dream descend
I'm still on high! Along with my Lala Ester, who has just arrived in the country from her half a year 'babysitting vacation', my classmate Kim, and her sister Bea, I watched The Phantom of the Opera at the CCP Theater last 6 October. It was such a heart-warming production and was beautifully orchestrated that I want to convince everyone around me to catch the remaining shows before it finally conclude on the 14th. Every penny you'll spend on it, absolutely down to the last nickel, will be worth it, I assure you. Very worth it, in fact, that even if you catch only the Act II and a few minutes of Act I, you still won't consider it a waste. Take it from me, someone who was 40 minutes late! I wasn't able to anticipate the traffic build-up and knowing CCP, I knew they wouldn't budge even if majority of their audience are not there. Lo and behold, we were allowed to enter the theater when Act I was almost over and were asked to stay on the stairs on the sides cause should we proceed to our assigned seats, it would be highly disruptive as ours seats were only two rows away from the front and center. If there's anything I learned from this experience, it would be: Never trust Manila traffic. Seriously.
I love watching plays. I love the drama, the costume, the set design, the characters, the orchestra, and even the simple opening and closing of the curtain. Above all, I love dressing for plays. I seldom get to wear fancy dresses so when there's an opportunity for me to do so, I grab it wholeheartedly. For this day's event, I chose to wear my almost forgotten embellished dress from Topshop but since the show was at 3PM, I had to tune down the formality. What better way to do that but to add this frilly skirt I found in Greenhills. Added a flower brooch and I was good to go.
Lala's back in the country, yahoo!
Thanks to the Sta. Rita sisters for being so patient and understanding of my tardiness. Hihi
The end of Act I wherein the chandelier crashed on the floor.
I guess you could say that floral is our theme of the day.
Couldn't resist not asking my Lala to buy me the Phantom's mask.
Think of me, think of me fondly
When we've said goodbye
Remember me once in a while
Please promise me, you'll try
- Think of Me
Say you'll love me every waking moment
Turn my head with talk of summer time
Say you need me with you now and always
Promise me that all you say is true
That's all I ask of you
- All I Ask of You
See, this is exactly why I couldn't tell all my friends about this blog. I keep on posting all my psychobabble bullshits (I credit the term to Jodi Picoult. Jodi Picoult na naman? Wala na bang katapusan yan? Well, remember the fanmail I sent her that I storied here? She replied! She freaking replied to me. So kilig!!!)
Thanks to Lala Ester for all the photos