Around the World last Saturday

I have been feeling a cool breeze these past days and I can’t help but think “hmmm, the Circus is fast approaching.”

What to do? Time to make hay!

Last weekend was Gramma Adele’s 70th birthday party. I’ve only heard about the awesomeness that happens during her bashes and I am glad to confeerm that it’s EPIC!

The theme of her party was “World Traveller”, which of course brought us in a tizzy thinking what to dress up as. Thankfully, her apos (which included moi) were assigned to be dressed up as flight attendants to escort the guests to their tables and then to perform a dance/almost-singing number to “Up Up and Away”. It took me some time to get used to the plunging neckline of our figure-flattering costume but then I just dove into our mabuhay-girls character so we can dance and party hardy.

I enjoyed finally meeting and attaching faces to the well-known names I have only heard about, taking part in the organised chaos of our programme, and dancing up a storm, complete with glow sticks and paraphernalia, like nobody’s bizness.

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But most of all, what I loved the most was being in the presence of so much love for Gramma and the love that Gramma has for all of her family and friends. Towards the end of the party, after a dance song, the DJ played “That’s What Friends Are For” and almost automatically, everyone on the dance floor created a circle and held hands. A couple of seconds later, everyone from the tables and outside just chilling, joined the circle to sing the song for Gramma. This is without anybody calling them to join! This just proved how everybody wanted to be counted as someone who would be there for Gramma.

I am grateful to have been part of that circle.

 

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