Los Angeles Actor Presentations
I was in Los Angeles for the first time between April 20-May 1 for the annual Actor Presentations featuring the graduating students of Juilliard (Group 48). I didn't know what to expect from this trip, to be honest. I unfortunately had to spend what I saved up for on something apartment-related, so my budget for this trip wittled-down. I also wanted to manage my expectations regarding industry-response (don't worry, it's all turning out okay).
Fortunately, I was surprised to be welcomed by a supportive community of Filipinos who have been residing in LA for several years. Some of them treated me out to lunch/dinner, some of them cooked for me, another treated me to see The Avengers: End Game, some took me out disco-dancing (who me??). Even though I was on a very tight budget, I still got to enjoy LA more than I was anticipating thanks to these people.
So glad to take a break
This "liminal space" in between LA showcase and graduation is so great. I'm on a self-declared vacation for now. In my first few days back in New York, my roommate was out of town so I had the apartment all to myself. I bummed around for a while, binge-watching GLOW on Netflix, cooking, etc. I did get to wash all my sheets and pillows so I was also productive.
Finally have a closet
I finally have a closet in my room! It took me and my cousin around 6 hours to assemble it but we did it! Here's a before and after look:
My roommate is foster-caring a 7-week old kitten named, "Pickles." I have a new playmate for now and she actually likes humans!
I am a Graduate Drama student at The Juilliard School from Quezon City, Philippines.