On Wednesday night we were invited by a few family friends to The Outpost, a nice little restaurant and bar in downtown Cebu. Having nothing better to do, my uncle and I happily obliged.
The place has a vibrant music scene, with bands performing almost every night. I got lucky enough to play ukulele between band sets. It was nerve-wracking, but pretty fun!
I started my show off with a shy smile and “Hi, I’m Kay, a student from Houston, Texas.” I played a three-song program and even got asked to play an encore by a new friend, Carl, who I met that night. Even though my performance was short, I really enjoyed playing in front of the crowd, who were very supportive and relaxed.
We sat around, eating some delicious lechon and talking about our favorite music. Everyone there seemed to be a musician, and we took turns playing my ukulele and singing. It was a great time, and we didn’t end up making it home until almost 1 AM. It’s nights like these that I really enjoy while traveling — especially when I feel like I’m not so foreign to this place after all.
(Me with two of the co-owners of The Outpost)