June 2018 - what? WHAT?!

June 5:  I am late with the news but if you follow me on social media, mainly FB, you'll know WHAT! Unbelievable! I was napping and ignored my cell phone ringing. Guilt overcame me and it was Audrey Dwyer, my Calpurnia director, who left me a message congratulating me for an award. Award? What award? You mean a nomination, right? NO. An actual award for Best Supporting Actress given by the Toronto Theatre Critics! WHAT! Thank goodness my ventolin puffer was nearby. Ever since then, the wave got bigger. A foot in both Montreal & Toronto, waking up in the morning knowing that if my hubby was beside me I knew I was in Montreal. Projects lining up. Too much to tell...in due time, when I can breathe. When I am finished with the documentation of the new CD, when I am finished with film shoots and when I know better to just sit back and zen-out, I will tell you more.

Jun 9:  I just came back from a 2-day video shoot in the country side and deep woods. My body is riddled with bug bites, my legs are weak from walking on uneven ground. I am tired, but my face has received the sun. I am happy. Two intensive days of being in front of the camera with a Director and crew who did an amazing job.  There is one more day of the video shoot coming up. I am always amazed at how the creative process happens.  I cannot wait to show you the final product!  Then, bittersweetnes - coming home to find out that a dear, dear friend has finally passed away.  I say finally because she knew it was coming and faced is with the courage she has shown me throughout the years.  Leticia Bulotano was the Founder and Artistic Director of Filipiniana Folk Dance group. I was part of the first group of dancers. She was committed to the Filipino Folk Arts and gave it her all.  She taught me what perseverance was all about. I will miss her, the show must go on.