It has been a while since I posted because our old computer monitor (an old NEC 15" model handed down by my aunt) finally broke down.
We went to my ol' alma mater - University of Perpetual Help DALTA System in Las Piñas City yesterday to do our ol' friend and altar server pal, Ichi a big favor. This week the university is celebrating their 32nd Foundation Anniversary and Ichi along with his nursing buddies are planning to produce a play that is slated tomorrow, Valtentine's Day at 3pm and 6pm.
European GardenWe went there at around 3:30pm and lo and behold Ichi begging the guards to let us in! We went through all the usual greetings and then he led us in. Since it is University Week the school had a festive mood with all those booths with lots of food and refreshments. Walking past the former bookstore and inside the main college building, I realized the structures that I grew up with are still there only they're painted with the school's colors. They have enlarged the covered court and made sure it was really covered. The auditorium, small as it is was given a more refined touch. My former classroom during 1st year College was turned into a lecture hall for medical students where I saw Ronnie a co-household head of mine during our SFC days, watching and listening intently to his students one by one presenting their research report.
We finally went inside the classroom and we were introduced to the participants in the play. We were surprised to find out that all of them are nursing students from different levels. To be able to bring something together out of scratch is really something worth applauding. Ichi happens to be the playwright and his play is somehow a very musical way of making someone laugh and feel cheesy at the same time. He is actually dedicating this play (based on a true story of his love life) to someone he really admires and wishes to court. Their real status is still unknown to me for he wouldn't really tell. There are a lot of part in the play where we need to sing. The students were totally mesmerized and spellbound as we performed some of the songs we were thinking of adding to their line-up. To sum it up we both were happy with our ideas and after watching the entire progress of the play we decided to go home and do some more practice.
Images courtesy of the University of Perpetual Help DALTA System website: http://www.perpetualdalta.edu.ph