For the past years...Teachers and Staff Day in Seton is celebrated on Valentine's Day (February 13, Friday since it's a weekday)
So as usual we had a "free day"...where we had the usual mass in the morning...a short presentation courtesy of the Student Council...gifts - Pringles and Oishi Sponge...and a magic show in the afternoon - courtesy of Grade 2 parents - and I won in that raffle too...cash prize! huwow! it was a good thing I didn't immediately leave after the magic show hahaha...forfeited kasi un sa iba na natawag un pangalan pero wala dun (they were doing some other stuff...there were other open activities that you can attend and participate in - movie screening of A Very Special Love and a massage and swimming lessons)...
The Guidance Pipol during the lunch
our free lunch meal
After work, which was off early at 4pm...I had to rush off to Glorietta to watch the Philippine International Jazz Fest!...it was the first time for me to watch this show - which is on it's 4th year...so why did I grab this chance?... 1.) it had SITTI on the lineup 2.) it was FREE and 3.) I had nothing else to do (didn't want to go home to an empty house since my family went home to Pampanga for the weekend)
Don't expect me to list down the songs Sitti sang that night...despite hearing the familiar tunes...I still had difficulty naming them! I thik I'd never learn haha... I recxognized girl from ipanema and magalenha - my fave songs of course - and I really liked her encore song... the 5 feet people song by Ryan Cayabyab! wahahaha...try and guess that one!
The Philippine Internaitonal Jazz fest that night also showcased the Bembol Rockers - which I missed! and Bituin Escalante - she's good huh!...and am planning to watch the next one at Alabang Town Center on Sat (Feb14)
And as expected...had no camera with me...so had to grab some photos...thanks to JT for these...and you can check more photos of Sitti here
Define - NAPUSLIT
If I were to count how much I spent on that Pre-Valentine outing I had...excluding the commute and others...I just spent P220....after watching 2 shows - one in Glorietta - with Sitti and the Bembol Rockers and Bituin Escalante - which is FREE haha...and one concert at the PICC - Rex Smith with his guests Olivia, Faith Cuneta and the Cercados sisters...
And I enjoyed Rex Smith singing his famous songs Simply Jessie, Forever and you Take My Breath Away...and the audience was enthralled when he did a Broadway medley...where he had Olivia do a duet with him on songs from Phantom of the Opera... GOODNESS! goose bumps! ang galing! and scary!... I didn't know Olivia can really hit those crazy high notes!
Of course after the show...we took the chance to go backstage...and grab some photo opps with Rex Smith and to greet Olivia and congratulate her on the night's magnificent feat! and to thank her for my "complementary pass" wahahaha
backstage with mJ, Olivia and JT
Btw, I arrived home at around 230 AM...and had to wake up for work the next day - oops! that day I mean...and well...I arrived 15 minutes late! wohoo!
well I still enjoyed my Friday night to say the least...alone...or with friends...same deal!