lovvvee it! very inspiring.... =)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

..if you feel like no one's there for you, or you're losing hope to get what we want in life (like our greatest dream of flying), i recommend you to listen to this song... then pray and communicate with God, for you to ligten up what you are feeling inside... it helps! Keep praying guys! We'll all have what we wanted, in HIS perfect time.... just TRUST HIM, keep the FAITH!...

>> you'll see below the link... listen to the song, feel it and Talk to God!.. =)

"I Know You're There" by Casting Crowns 

If all I had was one last breath
I'd spend it just to sing Your praise
Just to say Your name
If all I had was one last prayer
I'd pray it 'cause I know You're always listening
If I could live a thousand lives, bind the hands of time
I would spend every moment by Your side

'cause I, I know You're there, I know You see me
You're the air I breathe
You are the ground beneath me
I know You're there, I know You hear me
I can find You anywhere

If all I had was one more song to sing
I would raise a noise to make the heavens ring
If all I had was one last chance, I'd take it
I would stake it all on You

If I could raise up high and catch a glimpse of every eye
I would make them believe
What I feel inside
If I could live a thousand lives and bind the hands of time
If I could rise up high and catch a glimpse of every eye
I know You're there
I know You're there
I know You're there, You're there....

---->> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27KfKpmq9GQ

ZDI Kick Off Party 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

..held at Plaza Ibarra, Timog Ave. Q.C last February 12, 2010

Here are some of the pics we have... just sharing guys =)

                                                          prepping up (its make up time!)

ZDI Luzon girls

yours truly! :)

Kim of Miss Saigon (Charisse) - Best Actress

Miss Saigon - 1st place

Moulin Rouge Cast - Second Place
the diamond dogs (can can girls)
duke, zidler & satine
christian and satine

TOXIC (Busy) Mode

..Sorry guys for not posting any entry for a couple of weeks or should i say a month perhaps.. It’s because I was totally busy with my work, plus the fact that we just had our Annual Sales Conference and Kick Off Party. Every year for our kick off party, we are always having a contest/competition between Luzon group, VisMin group and Manila groups which is composed of 3 groups. Last 2008, we had our ballroom dancing competition and ZDI Luzon (our group) won 1st place – Champion. Year 2009, we had our chorale group competition and again our group won 1st place – Champion. This year 2010, we had our Broadway Musical Play competition. Luzon -Moulin Rouge, Manila 1 – Les Miserables, Manila 2 – Phantom of the Opera, Manila 3 – Miss Saigon, and the VisMin group – Greece.

We really hoped that we will get again the 1st place for our group to be “Grand Slam”, but unfortunately we weren’t the 1st place. We just won 2nd place this time.. ZDI Luzon (our group) presented Moulin Rouge, and I portrayed the role of Satine (Nicole Kidman)… which is one of the major characters in the said musical play. The 1st place goes to the Miss Saigon group, and the Best Actress award goes to the one who portrayed KIM in the Miss Saigon play. While I, who portrayed Satine of Mouline Rouge got the second best actress.. Our group was the second placer.. poor us, we weren’t the Champion this time.. Anyway, there’s another year to come… And hopefully next year the ZDI Luzon will get again the crown of being the Champion.. :P Will I still be with ZDI Luzon next year??? Or will I fly away this year??? hmmm, I'm hoping for the latter.. haha ;)

For those who don’t know the story of Moulin Rouge, here it goes….

In 1900, a young British writer, Christian (Ewan McGregor), moves to the Montmartre district of Paris with few possessions beyond his typewriter to try to establish himself in the Bohemian culture. By luck, he encounters a musical troupe led by Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo) that is attempting to present a new play for Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent), the owner of the cabaret, the Moulin Rouge. Christian's writing helps to finalize the show, entitled "Spectacular Spectacular", and the troupe take Christian to the cabaret to present the work itself to its star courtesan, Satine (Nicole Kidman), in private to win her favour. However, the same night, Zidler has arranged for Satine to spend the night with the wealthy Duke of Monroth (Richard Roxburgh) who is looking to invest in the cabaret. Through miscommunication, Satine mistakes Christian for the Duke, and the two depart to her private chambers. She begins to seduce him despite his insistence he is only there to present his script, but the two slowly realize they have fallen in love with each other. The Duke returns, and discovers Christian and Satine in a compromising position. Satine, after convincing the Duke she is in love with him, quickly states that Christian is only there to present a play. With the help of the troupe, Satine, and Zidler, Christian quickly improvises a new plot to "Spectacular Spectacular" as a thinly-covered veil of their current situation, with an evil maharajah attempting to woo the love of an Indian courtesan who is actually in love with a poor sitar player. The Duke, unable to see through the show's meaning, agrees to finance the show, but on the condition that he is the only one allowed to see Satine. Unfortunately for the Duke, Satine and Christian continuously make up excuses as to why he can't see her.

Over the next several weeks, the entire Moulin Rouge troupe prepares for the show as the club is turned into a theater. Christian and Satine attempt to evade the Duke to keep their love alive by pretending to be practicing their lines as well as the "secret song" that the sitar player and courtesan share, but the Duke insists that he can watch. On a day that the Duke has invited Satine to his place for the evening, Satine insists that she must practice her lines with Christian, and they depart. Later Nini Legs-In-The-Air (Caroline O'Connor), a jealous courtesan, points out to the Duke that the play is obviously a metaphor for Christian, Satine, and the Duke. The Duke takes drastic steps to make
sure that Christian and Satine are separated, demanding that Zidler let Satine spend the night with him. That night, Satine refuses the Duke's advances; the enraged Duke threatens to rape Satine. She is saved by another dancer, Chocolat, and then flees to Christian; the two plan to run away together. The Duke reports this to Zidler, and states that unless Satine is his, he will have Christian killed. Zidler tells Satine to break it off with Christian because she is dying from consumption. Satine sadly makes her way back to Christian's loft and claims that she wants the Duke's wealth more than Christian's love. Heartbroken, Christian follows Satine back to the Moulin Rouge and calls for her, only to be beaten by two men and refused entry.

On the opening night of "Spectacular Spectacular", Toulouse tries to remind Christian of the Bohemian way of life — truth, beauty, freedom, and love — and that he truly loves Satine as she does him, but Christian is too depressed to listen. As the show starts, Christian approaches Satine, trying to pay her for the sex that she had freely given to him with her heart, but Satine tries to send him away, fearing that the Duke's bodyguard will kill him. Suddenly, the two find themselves in the spotlight on stage, momentarily confusing the performers and audience. Zidler quickly improvises, stating that Christian is the sitar player in disguise and trying to make the show go on, but Christian walks off stage. As he leaves the theater, Toulouse-Lautrec shouts from the rafters "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." Satine realizes what she has done and sings the "secret song", showing Christian that she truly loves him. Christian rejoins her on stage and joins her in singing the song, angering the Duke. The Duke's bodyguard attempts to kill Christian, but the courtesans and Bohemians stop him; the Duke then tries to finish the job himself, only to be stopped by Zidler, who disarms the Duke so true love can prevail. The lovers finish their song to a standing ovation; the Duke storms away from the Moulin Rouge. As the performers get ready for taking a bow, Satine finally succumbs to her illness, and dies in Christian's arms. A year later, with the Moulin Rouge having closed down, Christian, still mournful over his loss, decides to write the story of the love shared between himself and Satine, which was her dying wish.