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My first batch of babies with my favorite prod team barkada.

I don’t even know where to start with these guys.

I remember saying ‘yes’ to being their musical director alongside Joanne Lim, and ever since then there have been no regrets. This batch definitely got its fair share of ups and downs, both in the cast and on our end as the artistic and production team. I’m so proud of these guys, and I have a different kind of attachment to them because they were a result of my first (and only) core screening and my first (and only so far) MD project.

The Black Prom guys are my babies too, but you guys? You will always be my first. And that makes it much harder for me to say goodbye.

Freakshow Cast and Crew

This is probably one of the most diverse batches I know. There’s a pleasant mix of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors – even people who have graduated already! Aside from its diversity, this batch probably was the mostΒ ma-drama. Β Every day with these guys was like a social experiment – you could watch them for hours and you couldn’t even understand what was going on anymore. Altogether these guys are the craziest, funniest and – god, there are no words to really describe my experience with you guys. You make me so happy. πŸ™‚

So, here we go. It’s been an amazing ride, freaks. I am so proud of you guys. You give me hope. :3

Gira: Hi love! I’ve missed you. I remember the first time I heard your voice – I admit, it was the type of voice that grew on me instead of wow-ing me at first sight. I’m so proud of you; you’ve come so far from the first time I saw you and worked with you all the way until now. Please continue serving in blueREP; I’m sure there will be a ton of productions that will benefit from that beautiful voice of yours. Thank you for everything. πŸ™‚ Love you!

Julienne: HELLO, YOU AMAZING GIRL, YOU. I didn’t think that such dancing prowess could come out of you. When I saw you in RIB this year, I was astounded. I am so happy that you found a home in ACOMM’s dance troupe, but don’t forget blueREP please. :3 We miss you. As always, I am also so proud of you. I hope that you continue moving out of your shell, because a person like you deserves to shine. I love you, sweetie! πŸ™‚

Arion: Gwapo ng boses mo, koya. Ang talented mo pa. Mamimiss ko yung corny jokes mo – well, some of them. HAHAHAHA. Congratulations on everything you’ve achieved so far! Dati, AMF ka. Ngayon… HAHA. Grabe. It’s so different now. I’m also so proud of you. Keep on staying active in blueREP. Perform some more! I’m sure there are productions out there ready to take your voice on by storm. πŸ™‚ I’ll miss you. Love you, Arion! >:D<

CJ: Hi love! >:D< I am so glad I got to work with you in Bare. It’s been a while since then! Haha. I really hope you continue to grow in the organization. I feel like there’s so much potential in you that you can still bring out, as long as you focus on the right things and achieve your goals that way. You are talented, always remember that. And you totes owe me my Disney version drawing! Hihi. I love you, Ceej. I’m so proud of you. πŸ™‚

Boo: Pa-Cute Tea naman dyan! HAHAHA. Hi Booey! >:D< You’ve grown up. πŸ˜‰ Hihihi. I am so happy that you’ve found happiness and love in a hopeless place (chos), and I’m so glad that you’re still serving blueREP the best way you can despite your academics and such. I remember your blueREP audition – and really, I’ll never let that go – and I’m so glad that I still see that spark and fire in you from freshman year. I wish you and Mindy all the best (YIHEE) and know that I’ll always be your Mama. πŸ™‚ Love you, Booey!

Lowes: LOWEEEES. >:D< ‘Twas a privilege to work with you in Little Shop. I am so proud of you and what you have achieved, from your fabulous “1+1 = 3” number all the way to “Feed Me.” You’re one of blueREP’s leading men now, so I hope that you continue going for these productions that allow you to grow as a performer. Plus, you’re one of blueREP’s big guys now. πŸ™‚ I hope you continue serving the org the best way you can. Words cannot express how happy I am to have met you. Much love from your mama!

Anina: Hi wifey! It’s been a while. Haven’t talked to you in forever. 😦 Thank you for accepting to be my wifey (and Lord knows everyone discriminates us ‘coz we’re the only female couple this year) and thank you for giving what you can to blueREP. I don’t know your plans for next year, but I do hope that serving blueREP is still part of them. I’m really going to miss you. I’m always just a text away, darling – so don’t hesitate to contact me when you find yourself in need of someone to talk to! Remember, we will always have our lights board moments. πŸ˜‰ I love you, wifey, and I am so proud of you. πŸ™‚

Jian: Hello, my super bass! You have grown so much from the first time I saw you in Freakshow all the way to when we worked together in Bare. I hope that you continue working on what God gave you, and I am so pleased to have met you. Our conversations were quite eccentric, but I must admit that most of them were pretty awesome despite my lack of appropriate response. I wish you all the best, and I’m so proud of you. πŸ™‚

Gala: Hey there, you. πŸ™‚ Along with everyone else, you know I’m so proud of you. Of course, you’re one of the people who I can relate to on both ACIL and blueREP, so that’s new. HAHA. Congratulations on CCPM and being the AMD for Black Prom. Out of all your batchmates, I knew you could do it. πŸ™‚ Just keep in mind what needs to be kept in mind for core members, and I know you’ll do a great job. Stay organized, focused and most of all, passionate. I love you! πŸ™‚

Gelo: GWAPO NG BOSES MO. HAHAHA. Almost as gwapo as you. :> hihi. Thanks for all the memories we’ve shared – from Freakshow all the way to Little Shop. Thank you so much for the advice, the random kwentuhan sessions, the flirting (HAHA) and everything else in between. I am so happy that we’re friends, and I’m so proud of you. I hope that you become a more responsible blueREPPER in the future, and I salute you in all the things that you are about to embark. I love you, Koya! πŸ™‚

Mikah: Uy, Frodes. ‘Lam mo naman na crush kita… CHOS. Hindi talaga. But thank you for everything. You are definitely one of the most talented people I know; your acting is amazing and your voice even more so. I hope that you continue to give back to blueREP in the best way you know how – performing, of course – and I wish you all the best in whatever you choose to do in the future. Thank you for the trust and the kwentuhan, the love and affection that we shower each other in the manliest way possible and just everything in between. You are the sweetest, and I am so proud of you. πŸ™‚ Love you, Mikah! >:D<

Dar: HI LOVE! >:D< Hihi. I’m really going to miss you, but knowing you, you’ll find some weird way to have me back in blueREP. I am so proud of you; you’ve definitely grown so much in blueREP and now you’re a core officer! πŸ™‚ I hope that you serve blueREP to the best of your abilities, which I know you will, and just keep doing what you love. I am so amazed by your ability to balance your studies and your dedication to the craft, and I hope that you infect other people with that kind of awesomeness. I’m gonna miss our random kwentos, goofing off to the random stuff we had during prods (like LSOH and Bare) and overall I’m really just gonna miss talking to you. :3 I love you, Dar! >:D< So proud. πŸ™‚

Arjo: KOYAAAAA! Shet. Ikaw pa rin ang isa sa mga pina-hyper kong kilala. Feel ko nung freshman/sophomore ako, ganun ako. HAHA. I’m glad that you have big dreams and big ambitions, and I really hope that you continue working on them until you achieve them. There are so many opportunities for growth for you, and I hope that you are able to grow from your triumphs and losses. Know that I am always here to support you whenever you need me. I’m a text or a walk away! πŸ™‚ Love you!

Prince: I LOVE YOU, PRINCEY. :> Chos. HAHA. Oh eeeeem, hindi ko ‘to kayaaaa. Haha. I’m so proud of you talaga. Ibang klase kang blueREPPER and I am amazed at how much you’ve grown since I first met you. You carry tunes so much easier now (HAHAHA) and of course, your docu-duties made me see how responsible you really are. I’m so proud of you and what you’ve accomplished, and know that every senior is so proud that you exceeded their expectations. Don’t forget that I’m always just a text away for Cantina or Jollibee or whatever, haha. Kwentuhan tayo hanggang madaling araw. HAHAHA. I love you, Prince! GOOD JOB and congratulations. πŸ™‚ We are truly and honestly proud of you.

Nikki: WEW. Nikki ALL-OUT talaga. You’re one of my true blue kids, na from the moment you were a newbie, you were still my kid the year after. πŸ™‚ I am so proud of the things you’ve accomplished in the past year and what you’re about to accomplish this year – since Sec-Gen ka na! Woohoo! I’m so excited for you. πŸ™‚ Remember to stay grounded, to keep calm and carry on and to continue falling in love with blueREP, the org that loved you from the start. :3 Fly high, my daughter, because you were meant to soar in the skies. I love you!

RJ: OH EM. RJ. =)) I don’t even know where to start with youuuu. Firstly, I hope you’re having fun in Singapore, although I’ll probably Skype with you sometime soon. I’m so glad that you’re out there sharing your talent with the rest of the world, because they deserve to meet someone as amazingly talented as you. Honestly, I still believe that you can doΒ anything as long as you set your mind to it, because you’ve got the skillz for it. πŸ™‚ Keep growing at what you do, because I think it can take you far. Thank you so much for all the memories we’ve shared – pigging out, talking in MyPlace till early morning about you-know-what (hehe) and just goofing off in the blueREP room. I will definitely never forget you. No goodbyes! >:D< Love you, Charchayyyy.

Ber: Hi love! Aww. This is the moment that you, Lara and I have been putting off forever. I know that we’re way past graduation, but see, we’re still talking and keeping in touch. I want you to know how proud I am of you this past year. You have done nothing else but amaze me with your dedication and passion to blueREP, and I think that kind of perseverance got you very far. I’m going to miss your makulit-parent texts, our joketime alliances with Dar and our random kwentuhan moments, rants and milk tea trips. Since I’m going to UP, I’ll still be nearby so don’t worry your pretty little head over me saying goodbye, because I’m not. I love you so much, Berber! Congratulations for the past year and cheers to the next one ahead! I’ll definitely keep in touch. Mwaaah! >:D< :*

Lara: LARAAAAA. >:D< Hihi. Hi, babe. Kelan na tayo magssleepover? It never happened na. XD Oh well. Anyway, same with you – I am so proud of you. You are one strong, tough cookie, and I’m so happy that I met you. πŸ™‚ I see a lot of myself in you, from the way you love singing and making covers to the way you write about what’s on your mind in the most beautiful way possible. I’m looking forward to your accomplishments in the future, because I know there are a lot of them. Don’t be disheartened by the challenges that come your way; instead, embrace them and the lessons that you will undoubtedly learn from them. I have so much faith in you, and I love you no matter what happens. Thank you for everything that we’ve been through – from potato omelets to late-night conversations over you-know-who and you-know-what and just being one of the sweetest people I know. No goodbyes, and I will definitely sleepover soon! :* >:D<

Aldrich: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! HAHAHA. Yun lang naman sinasabi mo sa mga conversations natin e. HAHA. Hello, my blue sampaguita. :”> Like I said, I really appreciate everything that you’ve done for me this past year. I never thought that we’d ever get that close. Back in Freakshow, you were just the guy with the manong face. Now, look at you – heartthrob ng bayan, best actor for SOL (hehe) and one of my dearest friends. I’m so happy that we got close this year, and know that I am not that far away for you to keep the friendship with me. πŸ˜€ HAHA. Sleepover ka sa condo ko! I’ll cook for you. HAHA. But anyway, thank you so much for everything. Thanks for sharing and trusting me with your kwento, thanks for listening to me when I rant and panic about how everything’s just so confusing, thanks for making me laugh with the random shit you say, and thanks for always being there whenever I need you. I am so glad you were one of my godparents, and know that no matter where, when or in what situation – I’d choose you. πŸ˜‰ NAKS. Love you, anak! :* >:D< And I will ALWAYS be proud of you. πŸ™‚

Mica: I don’t even know where to start with you. HAHA. Aminin ko na that the past few months have been such a roller coaster for me, because I think I was trying to cope with the fact that soon, I wasn’t going to be with you 24/7 anymore. Gusto ko na nung naging clingy na lahat ng mga tao, ayaw mo na maging clingy. HAHAHA. But yeah. You and I have had a pretty intense friendship, and I’m really glad that it isn’t going to end any time soon. Thank you for everything talaga – for supporting me whenever I needed you, for making me laugh by being so pa-cute all the time, for encouraging me and telling me what I need to hear. A lot of people don’t get to appreciate how outspoken you are – and sometimes, I must admit, it gets out of hand. I hope that as you continue to grow with blueREP, you also learn how to control what you say and how you act, no matter how hard it may seem. But no matter what happens, know that I am so proud of you. I know you can become one of the greatest leaders that blueREP has ever had, and I hope that you keep growing to become one of the best people I know. You’re on your way there, and I know that given more time, you will get there. I am so happy that I met you, Mics, and know that I treasure you as one of my closest friends. You will always be super special to me, and I know you hate cheese, but here it is in all its yummy glory – SO YOU BETTER TAKE THIS AND LOVE ME AS I AM, YOU FOOL – I am so proud of you, I love you and I will always beΒ your mama. So whenever you need me, whenever you need to rant, whenever you need to be a pissy bitch, I am always here for you – to listen, to love you and to slap you in the face when you’re going too far. πŸ™‚ >:D< I love you, Mics. :* SEE YOU IN BORA, YOU SLUT.

I hope you guys understand why I’ve been putting this off. It’s like watching my children go off into the big world while I get left behind, except it’s the other way around. Know though that even if I’ll be gone, you guys will always be my kids – and I will always be your mama. And that means that no matter what, I’m always going to be here for you guys. πŸ™‚ Remember – you guys was, is and will always be my first babies. πŸ™‚

You guys are so special, you’re my 50th post! πŸ™‚