The event was for the Dragon Divas Regatta that the Gaelic Dragons (German team) organizes yearly. From what I heard from my other participants in this event, the Filipino Dragons Singapore, despite their best effort in previous years, always lost. So, this year, the team went all out to prepare and designated an ample budget for the costume, etc. (Make-up was a call on friendship though).
The feature that we had was Flores de Mayo where we danced the Bulaklakan. After the Bulaklakan, we took our spin of the Glee performance on Rumour Has It (Someone like you).
My tweet to summarize the experience was simply: "It's when you let go of your inhibitions and stop making excuses that you realize you can do much more." This falls under an achievement for this year's theme of "Minimize Excuses." I'm not going to prattle on about the moral of the story/experience here. But, it wasn't that I wanted to get to experience dressing up as a girl. But what I got from the experience is that, fear of being humiliated is self-constricting. It is "us" who drag ourselves down.
I've never been the person to go up to the stage and perform. I was self-conscious then. But when we did the performance and even prior to it, there wasn't any butterfly in the stomach kind of sensation.There was just this sense of calm to get this over and done with. There was no fear of what other people are going to say. There was no fear that I might trip or whatnot during the performance, there was just the thought that, I should go out there and have fun.
It must come with age and maturity I guess; and, the choices we make to get to that point of "acceptance" and being comfortable in our own skin. Comfortable enough not to care about what "just-other people" think - and caring more about what the "people-who-matter" would think.
PS: we won.
Enough talk and more pictures.
|With my college friend pauee|
|after the event shot|