Photos by ANDIE BERNAS
Being alone and anonymous in a room full of strangers is a spiritual experience. Being alone and anonymous in a room full of strangers on your birthday, however, is a whole new level of nirvana.
As an introvert who’s wildest dreams include living as a recluse, celebrating my birthday in the midst of strangers, with two of my favorite bands playing music was the best case scenario. The whole experience made me hella soft.
Munimuni played their best, making me forget that I was there for work with songs that triggered a trip down memory lane. I have only recently discovered The Japanese House, but it was easy to fall into full-on stan mode when Amber Bain walked on stage. I mean, who would have thought that I’d be celebrating my birthday with one of my favorite female singers ever? Never mind that I spotted three (yes, three!!) of my exes at the venue.
Here are all the moments that made me feel the feels.
When Munimuni played Sa Hindi Pag-Alala
Munimuni played their set with the kind of sincerity and intimacy that has always been apparent in their shows. Throughout steady beats and harmonies and heartfelt Tagalog lyrics, the band conveyed emotions that I find are so true and pure. When they started singing Sa Hindi Pag-Alala, I was transported to a time when I was on the verge of ending a relationship with someone. Funny thing is that said someone was also there at the same event. I guess the universe wanted to mess with me on my birthday.