Let me tell you straight out that we did NOT have ample time to practice. I wasn't able to go to tito Rey's place yesterday, so we had to fit a few minutes of practice an hour before the actual even started. Anyway, I had spent the whole day memorizing the lyrics to the two songs I was going to sing and I was getting really tense. Hectic. :D We arrived late, but we weren't going to sing in a few minutes so we hung around the dining area, practicing a bit more and trying to calm our nerves with a few jokes here and there. It almost worked, actually.

Without the microphone, I wasn't really nervous. It felt like we were just jamming and singing to keep from getting bored and everything seemed to be going so well. And then, the moment came for me to sing.
My voice was weak at the beginning, and if I heard myself correctly, I was out of breath a few times and I wasn't hitting some of the notes right. It wasn't terrible, but I KNOW I could've sung it better if I hadn't gotten nervous too fast! :(

Thankfully though, dad and JP were there to at least help me out (mom was at work). I know I've been singing in front of people for at most 2 years now, but I just never get comfortable doing it. It's like every song number is a first try, and I still get freaked out and self-conscious.

The night ended well, I think. I may not have gotten to sing my final song, but there were others who filled in the space. Nagkulang tuloy time ko kumanta. But whatever, the important thing is that I was there and I got to sing. Hayaan ko na sila (I'll leave them be). They can sing forever if they wanted to.

Tito Rey helped me out a lot at the GCCN. He was calm and allowed me to modify the songs a little, to suit my abilities (if I had some). Left to right: Tito Rey, Tito Jerry, Me, and Ate Leng. Wacky poses rule.

The food was great though some of the veggies seemed to be half-cooked - but it's not a problem. The dinner was delicious, so kudos to the cooks who made them! And thanks tito Rey for giving me the privilege of singing with you guys tonight! :D
:D rawr. haha.