Phantom

Last night, 9/11, my friend Rhodes and I were at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP to watch the much-awaited Phantom of the Opera!! 😀

When we were purchasing the ticket online, we could not decide the best date due to availability of seats and of us. Haha! While checking the schedules, we noticed that 9/11 is still in green, meaning good seats are still available. And so we booked! And last night we experienced “SPECTACULAR!”. Haha!

This is my second Broadway experience. The first one was Wicked which was really wickedly awesome!! And to no disappointment, Phantom of the Opera just really made us breathless. The lights and the props were really stunning! And of course, the whole cast was great.

I love the masquerade part. Oh of course, the costumes!! I want to wear them! Haha!

I really wonder how big a back stage of a Broadway show is. Where can they put all those huge elephant and stairs?!?!

I truly invite everyone to experience Phantom! The venue isn’t that big so you can still somehow enjoy even sitting from afar. The experience is worth it, so go, and get just even the most affordable seat! Though, a closer seat is really much better. 🙂

Bravo to the whole production! 😀 For sure the show can get extended until December!

Yours

by Steven Curtis Chapman

I walk the streets of London
And notice in the faces passing by
Somthing that makes me stop and listen
My heart grows heavy with the cry

Where is the hope for London?
You whisper and my heart begins to soar
As I’m reminded
That every street in London in Yours
Oh, yes it is

I walk the dirt roads of Uganda
I see the scars that war has left behind
Hope like the sun is fading
They’re waiting for a cure no one can find

And I hear children’s voices singing
Of a God who heals and rescues and restores
And I’m reminded
That every child in Africa is Yours

And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
You’re the Maker and Keeper, Father and Ruler of everything
It’s all Yours

And I walk the sidewalks of Nashville
Like Singapore, Manila and Shanghai
I rush by the beggar’s hand and the wealthy man
And everywhere I look I realize

That just like the streets of London
For every man and woman, boy and girl
All of creation
This is our Father’s world

And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
You’re the Maker and Keeper, Father and Ruler of everything

It’s all Yours, God
It’s all Yours, God
It’s all Yours, God
It’s all Yours, God

The glory is Yours, God
All the honor is Yours, God
The power is Yours, God
The glory is Yours, God

You’re the King of Kings
And Lord of Lords

And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
All the greatness and power, the glory and splendor and majesty
Everything is Yours
Yeah, it’s all Yours
We are Yours
The glory and honor is Yours, everything is Yours

It’s all Yours, God
My life is Yours, my heart is Yours
My hands and my feet are Yours
Every song that I sing
It’s all Yours, all is Yours
All belongs to You
Our gifts are Yours, God
All our dreams are Yours, God
All our plans are Yours, God
The whole earth is Yours, God
Everything is Yours

Just Cry by Mandisa


Why you gotta act so strong
Go ahead and take off your brave face
Why you telling me nothing’s wrong
It’s obvious you’re not in a good place

Who’s telling you to keep it all inside
And never let those feelings get past
The corner of your eye

You don’t need to run
You don’t to need to speak
Baby, take some time
Let those prayers roll down your cheek

It may be tomorrow
You’ll be past the sorrow
But tonight, it’s alright
Just cry

I know you know your Sunday songs
A dozen verses by memory, yeah, they’re good
But life is hard, and days get long
You gotta know God can handle your honesty

So feel the things you’re feeling
Name your fears and doubts
Don’t stuff your shame and sadness
Loneliness and anger, let it out, let it out

You don’t need to run
You don’t to need to speak
Baby, take some time
Let those prayers roll down your cheek

It may be tomorrow
You’ll be past the sorrow
But tonight, it’s alright
Just cry, just cry

It doesn’t mean you don’t trust Him
It doesn’t mean you don’t believe
It doesn’t mean you don’t know
He’s redeeming everything

You don’t need to run
You don’t to need to speak
Baby, take some time
Let those prayers roll down your cheek

It may be tomorrow
You’ll be past the sorrow
But tonight, it’s alright
But tonight, it’s alright
Just cry, ooh, just cry

Why you gotta act so strong
Go ahead and take off your brave face

Passion

Last night was Passion Vancouver at Rogers Arena.  So amazed seeing a lot of young people filling up the place.

When I was waiting for my friends before the event, a married couple passed by and asked me what the event was. So I told them it’s Passion Vancouver. Then the wife asked me if it is about knowing Jesus. And I said, yes. And that it was a Christian event. And she said how nice it was to have such event.

And indeed, it was a night of knowing Jesus and knowing Him more.

My take away for that night was one thing: Surrender.

Here’s a new song of surrender by Passion band.