Friday, August 14, 2009


Last night, we finally sang and played our way to victory with the concluded "Fire Exit's Anniversary Celebration". A friend of mine who is also a blogger made a post about our band and thought what he said to us is touching, LOL.. told him that i'll repost his post here at my blog.. Click here for the original post.

“Our Band, Our Bonding”

August 14, 2009

I hate music, but my friends love it, and I love my friends.

It has already been midterm week, but it doesn’t hinder us any. Matatalino kaya kami! In fact, apparently in the past few days, my friends and I have found time to do some corporate gimmick even! Nagpitasan kami ng kung anu-anong prutas tulad ng bayabas at guyabano. Nagpunta rin kami doon sa may palaisdaan para ihulog ako! Kumain kami nang kumain kina Dion, at doon ay naglaro kami ng playstation–nanalo naman ako for few times–I think 5 perfect victories in a row? We also had a fun movie marathon–eww! But most of all, we have just assembled the oddest , musical band one can’t ever imagine! [talagang kasali ako?]

And here come the band members, all oozing with such magnificent talents:

ROY[ako 'yan]:

**I’ve got the most dramatic role in the band. Why, I’m the “chimist”, silly! ( come on, the one who manipulates the chimes, idiot!) Super galing ko talaga, and I couldn’t agree more! Too bad I had a shock in the nerves just before the actual performance. It was so sad not to be able to show them what a real, talented “chimist” is made of! Anyway, in the end I have been one of the two, paid–that is, paid clappers at least. So true, the charge against me is magnificence, and I plead guilty to that offense! :)

APOLO[the lead _______]:

**Ewan ko ba kung anu tawag dun sa maingay na instrument n’ya, but he’s definitely good at it. Hindi n’ya lang alam na magaling talaga s’ya. Ayon na nga rin sa kanya, siya daw ang pinakapoging miyembro ng banda sumunod sa aken. No, serious! He’d been so devoted during the rehearsals, I must say. Talagang dedicated s’ya sa ginagawa n’ya. Another thumbs up to you, best bud! Cool.. (haha, inggit na naman si villena pag nabasa n’ya ‘to)

DION[the pianist and band leader by chance]:

**I’ve been so busy to be the band leader, you know. And I thank Dion for taking charge. Kidding aside, he’s an excellent pianist, as he must be a maverick in such a field. S’ya ang nag-train sa mga co-members n’ya sa band, of course with the help of that guy wearing eye-glasses: Mr. Tatararat, I guess? During the main event, Dion was also one of the masters of ceremony. Thanks pal, we couldn’t have done it without you! :)

KATRINA[the __________]:

**Wow, kasali ba talaga ko sa bandang ‘yan? Hindi rin kasi ako familiar sa instrument n’ya eh, haha. Pero magaling na rin kahit papaano, haha. Akalain mo, ‘di lang pala sa pambubuwisit magaling ang Neg**ng babaeng ‘to, pati pala sa music may “K” din! At eto pa, ‘di lang pala ang kulay n’ya ang buo, pati boses n’ya buung-buo rin! Just keep it up Kat, malay mo magkapag-asa ka pa sa akin! :)

MITCH[the newborn drummer]:

**’Wag ka! Hindi lang exams ang kaya n’yang i-perfect, pati beats sa drums yakang-yaka din! Who would have thought that this 4-foot girl has a talent so mindbendingly large that the world seems to tremble underfoot? (OA naman yata un description ko!) But what’s been more awe-striking was the fact that she mastered her instrument in no more than two weeks! I have this sneaking suspicion na na-inspire lang talaga s’ya dahil pinapaypayan ko s’ya during the practice! Hahahaha! :)

MANGY DOG[Maricel, the________]

**For the record, ‘di ko rin mawari kung ano ‘yung gamit n’ya. Gitara ba ‘yun or electric guitar? Either way, astigin pa rin s’ya! Akalain mong may talent ka pala, hahahah! Ni sa hinagap, hindi ko naisip na sanay ka palang mag-gitara! I’ve also seen her willingness to learn her instrument better. Pagpatuloy mo lang ‘yan, baka lalo kang magustuhan ni KO! hahah :)

JAMPOL[the vocalist]:

**Well, mabait naman ‘tong si jampol at mapagbigay. Besides, mabait naman talaga s’ya, not to mention mapagbigay. Hahahaha! Sa totoo lang, humanga talaga ko sa’yo lalo na nung malaman kong mahusay ka rin palang tumula! Hahahaha, joke lang! Emote kung emote has been his principle that night. I can tell it when he performs. Ganda nga pala ng damit natin ah?! hahaha :)

So that made up our very own band—oozing with so much talents! A band we call as “ROY AND THE BAND” band…hahahahahahahahahah!

Nevertheless, I would as well regard some other components that brought us to this 3-inch pedestal:

KELVIN PUNJA[the washer]:

**Hindi talaga s’ya nakapunta dahil sa di umano’y puspusan n’yang pagkukuskos ng marurumi n’yang damit! If I know, di mo naman talaga damit ‘yang mga ‘yan—upahan ka! Pero thank you na rin for having been there in the rehearsals, though.

STAR[the other clapper]:

**Ewan ko ba kung pasasalamatan kita or what?! Hindi ka naman kasi nagbayad ng entrance at food fees! Hahahaha, all the more na pumirma ka pa dun sa listahan na ‘yon! Tsk.. :)

Yet, every single ounce of our success will not be brought possible without God, Himself.

He alone is worthy!

All credits to the Author of Life!

Thank you Lord for making our then separate ways be one.

Thank you Lord for bestowing us these talents, as we all offer it to Your Majesty.

And more importantly…

Thank you Lord for giving me these people I call my BEST FRIENDS…

See you guys sa next FIRE EXIT event natin….


frm left to right: Me(pianist), Apollo(lead guitarist), Roy("chimist", according to him"), Maricel(rhythm), Katrina(bassist).

left to right: Mitch(drums), Roy, Apollo, Kelvin(supposed to do vocals), and Maricel..

My own view. Well. Mixed emotions. The practices, the problems we had, and the performance felt like high school, emotionally. I never thought i'd find a group in college that would come close to a group in high school. It was so much fun that we won't realize that it was already late and we didn't care if we'd get scolded at home. Never felt anything like that for a long time.

Roy's right, our band is our bonding. It made us more intact and solid as a group. Up to this point, I feel butterflies on my stomach. I'm still thrilled with what God made us do, and excited not only to our next performances, but to our practices and "corporate gimmicks" as well. Need not to say anything more.

God bless and to God be the Glory!


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