This is a story about a girl named Bryttel

05 April 2017

Hello, I am Krissy, and today's my last day as a 30 year old lady.

When I was in sixth grade and was no longer a girl but not yet a woman, I saw a girl in pigtails singing ...Baby One More Time! on MTV and my life was never the same. 

I got the casette tapes and CDs of her albums, I memorized her songs, I watched every hit chart closely, I bought all sorts of song hits and magazines with her on the cover, I hung up posters in my room, I collected stickers, books, and other merch, I watched her movie Crossroads on the opening day, I did everything short of going to another continent to watch her perform live. Aside from my studies and books, Britney Spears consumed all my waking days. I even forced my classmates to start calling me Bryttel, my amalgamation of our names. 

I can't tell you how many times I watched my DVDs of Britney: Live in Hawaii and Dream Within a Dream. I was and am such a HUGE fan.

When 2008 happened, I was really scared she wouldn't be able to pull through. I dreaded seeing news about her downward spiral because I was expecting the worst. But look at her now.

It's Britney, b*tch.

AND I'M GOING TO SEE HER PERFORM LIVE ON JUNE 15!!!

SHE'S GOING TO MANILA AND I'M GOING TO SEE HER LIVE!


MY CHILDHOOD DREAM IS GOING TO COME TRUE AND IT WILL BE FANTASTAMAZING!!!

The first time I learned about her upcoming concert here in the Philippines, I was in a salon waiting for my friend who was having her hair cut. After verifying that it is indeed legit (the announcement came from her official Facebook Page, for starters), I cried happy tears!

I had a problem, though. I am due to go out of the country and all my funds are reserved for those trips. I almost had a solution but it didn't push through, so I thank the lords that be for giving me a chance to still get a ticket, thanks to my angels: my brother Ken who lent me his credit card, my friend Ed who is simply the best, and my boyfriend Jeremiah for going to SM Tickets in SM Bicutan to stand by and buy over the counter should the online options don't work once networks get clogged.

This is an accurate visual representation of my heartbeat earlier when I was trying to purchase my ticket online, tracked on my Fitbit app:


Notice that peak? That was how fast my heartbeat accelerated once the clock struck 10 in the morning, signalling the start of ticket selling. I was so anxious I wouldn't get a nice seat! I tried a couple of times to get an aisle seat but failing that I just chose a blank seat and hoped for the best. IT WORKED! I got a Lower Box A ticket and I'm so happy because that was what I originally wanted, so I can see the whole spectacle from an excellent vantage point!

Timestamp was 10:08 AM. THAT WAS EIGHT MINUTES OF ANXIETY! Once I was able to verify that it was indeed a successful transaction, I came up to my friends in the office Jean and Michelle and burst into happy tears! I also called my friend Ed and my boyfriend and cried some more!

What a ride! And that was just the initial part. I am so looking forward to this concert even though it will be my first time to watch a concert alone!


I feel so lucky. ♥

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