The National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL), the department I work under, celebrates the anniversary of its inauguration once every five years; and this year, it has remained standing strong for a decade and half. As it rejoices for its 15th birthday, NTRL has assigned the unit I belong to, the Laboratory Services Unit (LSU), to organize the programme (together with the Program Support and Quality Management or PSQM Unit) and to physically arrange the venue. The party was held at four in the afternoon on 22 March 2017 inside the NTRL Courtyard.
I have fallen in love with “Love, Rosie” since the moment I finished watching it. Alex and Rosie had been friends since childhood, but in secret, they harbored romantic feelings for one another. Their relationship was one hell of a roller coaster ride, and the movie kept me screaming “Please, just be together!” Fortunately, in the end, the director/screenwriter seemed to have heard my emotional pleas, and the two ended up together, happily ever after.
But what if only one of them had romantic feelings for the other? What if the other does not see her the way she sees him? Ahhh, that is absolutely worse, and that is the theme that “I’m Drunk, I Love You” dared to delve into.
The Wicked Witch of the West has flown back to Manila. Just after three years since the popu-u-lar musical hit the Philippine stage for the first time at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, “Wicked” has returned with a fantastimazing ensemble that just finished a successful UK tour. Staged this time at the Theatre at Solaire, the show is nothing short of spectacular, and you would never imagine how blessed I am to be able to see it on its second showing night, 3 February 2017.