I've been on a natural high since last week. This is possibly the happiest I've been this whole year.
Forgive this moment of pagyayabang but I just can't help it. I've tried my best to stop myself from writing about it in this blog, but obviously I can't help myself.
You see, last week, I got a letter from a very prestigious writing competition informing me that my play, "Sinigang at Iba Pang Kadramahan sa Buhay", is an official contender for the three-acts play portion!
It has always been my dream to be included in this competition. Honestly, the fact that I was chosen as a contender is prize enough for me. As cliche' as it may sound, the nomination really is enough for me.
The committee has informed me that I need to speak with the judges (10 of them!) to explain my play and "why you think it was chosen." Eeep!
I've never been good in explaining my writings. Feeling ko tuloy thesis defense na naman ito!
A friend of mine told me I should wear something in the category of nerd-chic.
"Why???" I asked.
"Para mukha kang presentable at credible", he said to me, matter-of-factly.
I let his comment slide as he obviously meant to be helpful. Arrogant fool that he is.
What is my play about, you ask?
It's about a series of events that happened to me which I felt left a dramatic imprint and effect on my life.
Or simply said, tungkol sa dati kong barkada.
Which brings me to one concern of mine. Anyone who knows me will know who the people in the play are. Of course, I did change most of the names, si Bianca and Zue Anne lang yata ang di nabago ang pangalan.
I don't exactly come of as a protagonist in the play, but then, not everyone does.
To the people involved, if ever the play does become published and, knock on wood, famous, I ask for your forgiveness.
But believe you me, you guys come out smelling like roses in the end. You'll do a lot better than I will, anyway.
The play is for Sinigang. For the times we were together. For the times we knew each other. For the times we trusted each other.