|Nolen and Elizabeth playing "Manang Biday/Ti Ayat" during the performance at the UP College of Music|
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|Happy Birthday Ceci! You're finally 13, which means you're a teenager!|
Then we got ready for the show. It was a little bit squished in the dressing room, but we made do! When we were ready, we snuck all the way around and up to the back of the auditorium where we had two rows of seats reserved for us so we could watch the group before us. The first part of the show was performed by the students of UP Diliman. The head of the group introduced the group in another language before she performed. My friend asked her how she did it, and she said that she translated word-for-word what she wanted to say into the archaic language that she sang-sung for us. It was so cool! Then, the TUGMA began dancing and playing the kulintang and gongs. The precision at which they played the notes on their instruments was superb! When it came close to our time, we snuck back down and around backstage to get read for our set!
After riding the Jeepney around the UP Diliman
campus with our wonderful tour guide, Tom Jamir
After the show, we got a chance to mingle with some of the students from UP Diliman. Incredible, talented voices, and fun jokesters, too!
After a late night, all of us were hungry and tired. We headed back to the COA dorm and took the opportunity to use the WiFi while waiting for dinner and our meeting regarding the next day. After several phone calls, we finally got some pizza to chow down on from Shakey's and got our final remarks about the plans for tomorrow. Oh, what a night! ^.^
|Eating a hearty lunch courtesy of the Villasenor family!|
|The beautiful stage of UP Diliman. Probably the best acoustics we've had so far!|