Monday, June 16, 2008

A Source of Pride and Jubilation?

It has almost been public knowledge that I have not finished college. Though I tried, it seems to have the penultimate power to free itself from my grasps.

Just last May 30, I graduated with a degree in Nursing. I thought to myself, finally, i can escape the premises of the classroom; my mama - as melodramatic as most moms are - can have her day to shed bucketfuls of tears and do her own little drama moment; and I can finally, look for work and be self-sufficient.

However, I tried to resist the idea of my family having a big celebration in honor of this graduation day. Trust me, I did all my best for it not to push through. I do not have to go through the details of it - I'm a theatre person and you know what we do. Hehe.

As you can see, my efforts were futile - so futile that our quaint little home has been swarmed with relatives, friends and neighbors eager to extend me their congratulations. Lots of kisses landed on my cheeks, lots of hand were offered to shake and lots of smiles and even, laughter thrown around the place on my behalf.

If I were 21 years old, I would have felt okay with it. However, I am years past the age of graduation. It can be a little awkward.

Through it all, I sported the best persona I can, smiling without any care in the world. Of course, who would not be happy of having a () GPA and a medal to boot.

After the smoke has subsided, the real task is finding the best job. I've been searching and constantly looking. There were sure shots; there were uncertainties. I am just waiting for my options to present themselves and choose the best career path.

Graduations are really surreal and ironic. Now, I know it.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Are Singing Contests in Doom?

Being a frustrated singer myself, I have constantly weighed in my mind whether to audition in the various TV shows offering to jump start anybody's career in singing. Aside from nationwide fame it brings, the pride of having to sing to wider audience showcasing the best vocal talent you currently have is in itself a great honor.

That is why, the Pinoy Dream Academy has always been lingering at the back of my mind. If not for the very hectic nursing schedule during the days of auditions, I would have mustered enough resolve and storm to the nearest audition venue possible. However, I did not because I did not have the luxury of time.

Of the recent developments, two scholars from Cebu have made it to the school for singers. Trust me, I am equally proud of them to have gotten that far.

But there are some questions I have long to ask about this talent search cum reality show.

I would have to put it off for some more days though. My mind is in a daze and I need to carefully collect my thoughts.

To be Continued...