This is the moment
When all I’ve done
All of the dreaming and scheming and screaming become one
This is the day
See it sparkle and shine
When all I’ve lived for
And that’s how the song goes… LOL!
Hmmm… When you say moment, is this akin to achievement of sorts? Probably yes, eh? I don’t really count moments in my life or rank them based on the best one. So for this, let me try to dig through my scattered brain and see what we can come up with.
This is not ranked so I am just going to list down what I can remember the most.
- Drum recital. Probably. This was way back 2001, I think. LOL! After a long (and I mean very long) hiatus from performing on stage (naks!) – well, I used to perform on stage when I was a kid. Part of kids’ church performances before – this was the time that I had to be on stage and play in front of a lot of people that I didn’t know. I had no photos or videos taken of the event but my Dad was able to watch it. My Mom missed it though because she had to pick my sister up in town to watch my recital. The funny thing about that day was I didn’t know that we were supposed to be wearing something formal. I was wearing jeans, t-shirt and a tattered Tretorn shoes. Hahaha! And I forgot a few parts of my drum solo. :P Well, I didn’t take my rehearsals seriously to begin with. No, let me rephrase that. I didn’t take my lessons seriously. :P
- College Graduation. I graduated at the age of 19. And I didn’t even know if I was going to march. I almost did not. It’s a long story. And it’s been told several times. Suffice it to say that I made it. I fought for it. And I was the first grandchild on my Father’s side to graduate from college. That was such an achievement and it made my Dad proud. :)
- Parasailing. Only done this one time as of now during the 2008 team building activities in Boracay. I consider this a moment because of what I’ve felt when I was up in the air. It was exhilarating, I felt so free, so light, so high up. :D I don’t know. Being that high up in the air just gave me a good feeling. It was scary but it didn’t really give the kind of adrenaline rush that you get for doing one of those “high-octane” stuff you see on TV.
- Being on top of a mountain. Or rather, a hill. LOL! Climbing Jumbo (La Trinidad, Benguet) was a feat for me. My brothers and friends who were with us were very patient with me. It usually take them 30 minutes to climb it and it took us an hour to get to the top because of me. Haha! I am not fit for mountain climbing or any other physical activities for that matter. 10 minutes into the climb and I was about to give up and go back down and forget about the whole thing. They all helped me go further and I was grateful. The view from that hill came the early morning was so nice. And I enjoyed the company of friends even if our bonfire went out at about 3 AM, during the coldest part of the night. That was back in December 2010. :D I would like to join their other climbs but I am not fit to do so and besides, I’d rather spend my time with my little Z for now.
- The first time I met my son in person. But of course this is one of the best moments in my life. I just woke up in the recovery room about an hour after I gave birth and I was ready to punch the intern (I think) in the face for asking me if the delivery was painful (of course, it was painful!) but then he was a guy so there was no use. I asked for my baby and they brought little Z to me immediately. He was crying when I first saw him (I didn’t get to see him right away when he came out because I passed out immediately when they injected some meds in my IV line right after little Z came out) and quieted down when I held him and he heard my voice. :) Still the best moment of my life. :D
So, those are the top 5 moments that I could really think of for now. I am sure there are a lot more better moments than some of the ones I listed above but then it would take me quite sometime to dig them out of my brain.