Bakit labis kitang mahal and Your love. Let me tell you I took it seriously and I was very meticulous in every note and every line of the song. Have I mentioned that I didn't want to stress myself? Well, I still went through that devilish phase because of my very demanding choirmate/wedding organizer/emcee. He kept requesting songs that I don't have. It's so difficult to find materials especially if it's not really popular around the world. He kept texting me and it drove me completely insane, not to mention his sarcastic remarks. He instructed us to be at the wedding reception at 2pm so we could fix our setting, the sound system, and our songs only to find out that the reception will be at 7PM.
Come wedding day, my other co-singers arrived at around 3PM. tick-tuc-tick-tuc. An hour has passed, no choirmate came to appear. Another two hours passed, still no sign of his effing arrival only to find out he's been admitted to the hospital because of a disease we have yet to find out. I called him, that's how we knew about it. Of course I was furious, why didn't he tell us? Clearly, it's an ambush! Did he want us to host the wedding too? Golly Dolly! His mom of 60 plus will take over his role as emcee and the newly weds were not even aware of it. So we were not the last people to know, it's the newly weds. OMG!!! We intended to go home because of the unpleasant news. Furious and mad as hell, we we're still able to think straight and decide to stay for the newly weds' sake. If we're gone too, they will be devastated!
The pay will not even suffice my spendings for that day. I told my choirmate that our effort and time and dedication was not worth this crap were doing for him. He just replied "WHY?". For the love of Monsie Mownie, did he really mean his question? I can only reply: "WHY??? ARE YOU NUMB??". To that, he didn't reply but he kept calling on all our phones. Perhaps, he thought we won't come anymore. We refused to answer his calls still he kept calling until he made sure we came through his mother's confirmation. He just wished us good luck through a text message. What really upsets me more than he keeping us all in the dark was that he didn't even have the balls to apologize! He has not apologize to this day. Wonder, if he ever will...
The wedding was a complete disaster with his mom as the emcee. The mother of the groom (my choirmate's boss) was beyond disappointed. Every thing happened without a warning. The name of the bride wasn't even said right! What the eff is that? The emcee has to be replaced right away coz she's turning the wedding night into a carnival because of her exaggerated hosting. The poor old lady was damned and humiliated. She was embarrassed bt her and his son's making! The apocalypse of his mom did not end there, she said her rants to the two poor gals who sat beside her at dinner only to find out she was speaking to the relatives of the groom. She didn't care anyway, she still continue while eating. Yes, she could still fill her stomach despite what she's been through while I, and my other friends struggled to swallow a tiny amount of water.
I was not able to sing, my friends who sang before my turn only had two songs out of their five prepared pieces because the guests were already thinning that they had to begin with the wedding traditions and ceremonies before all is gone. It's getting late and we had to go, we bade our goodbye to the groom's mother to show our professionalism. She insisted on paying us but we didn't want to take her money; it's her only consolation. The wedding was a mess and even if we deserve the money because we were not at fault and we gave our time and best effort, we still think it is not the best thing to do.
So to this day forward, I mark the end of my camaraderie with my ever-reliable choimate. My he be rotten forever in a disgusting pool of tomatoes! Karma made its way very quickly as he was really in the hospital suffering from an unknown disease, the doctors are suspecting it's typhoid fever or dengue. Still, that will not justify what he's done to us by keeping us in the dark all along, and wrecking the most important day to the newly weds.
MORAL: Honesty is the BEST policy.
What goes around, comes around.
I was filled with angst monday afternoon that went all the way until the next day. If you think I waited till today to write it so it will be a more rational read, think again. So I and my two other colleague was invited to sing at a wedding reception of my choirmate's boss' son's wedding on December 8. I was extremely hesitant to accept the offer for the following reasons: 1. I am not confident about my voice; 2. the manner by which I was asked was repulsive and the opposite of courteous; 3. I don't want to be stressed out, and 4. the fee was unimaginably LOW!!! Still, out of camaraderie, I accepted. I pulled all my tapes and cds of wedding songs. My repertoire included