1. After much anticipation, I watched my favorite musical with my Ian on the big screen. Victor Hugo’s story is such a vivid illustration of the difference between law and grace. Hugh Jackman gave justice to the role of a pardoned convict faced with a series of moral dilemmas, and Anne Hathaway’s performance reduced me to a sniffling mess. It was a thrill to hear Colm Wilkinson, the original Valjean, singing the part of the Bishop. I count it a huge success that I was able to restrain myself from singing out loud; it was a joy to listen to the entire cast giving life to songs I’ve memorized since elementary. Especially this line:
“To love another person is to see the face of God.”
2. It was our first muay thai session courtesy of one of my Ian’s college friends. It felt fulfilling to vent my stress with my fists and had a lot of laughs due to my flailing around in confusion about which is left or right. Let’s do it again!
- There are actually muscles in that flabby mass I call an abdomen. I can feel each one with a twinge.
- It’s perfectly fine to eat 6 times a day, hurrah!
- I need to listen to directions more attentively.
3. Ate Charms faced the 3 shoes in 3 hours challenge magnificently: she helped me find flattering footwear that were also comfortable to walk around in for very reasonable prices. And the fashion intervention was mixed with career and faith updates. Till the next shopping spree!
4. It was my first time to sing in a choir gown during regular services. Aptly, we sang “Narito Ako” which translates to: Here I am (Lord).