I love watching musical plays because of its timeless lessons that shape my life today.

Rent taught me that there is “No Day but Today”. I also learned how to measure your life — not in terms of five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes but in terms of Seasons of Love. It is the reason why I pursued my wife despite all odds at that time.

Kate Monster from Avenue Q taught me: “You gotta go after the things you want while you’re still in your prime.” That is one of the reason why I am pursuing my passion today – blogging my heart away and sharing with people how awesome the Philippines is.

The valuable lesson I learned from Cinderella is that: “Impossible Things are Happening Every Day!”. I watched how Filipinos — Lea Salonga as Cinderella and Bobby Garcia as Director – are leading a predominantly American Broadway cast in the Asian premiere of Cinderella. Is it impossible for Filipinos to be a great nation in 2010? It’s Possible!!

I can’t get this song off my mind:
” Impossible! But the world is full of zanies and fools
who don’t believe in sensible rules
and won’t believe what sensible people say..
and because these daft and dewey eyed dopes
keep building up impossible hopes
impossible things are happening every day! “
– Cinderella’s Godmother

We are so proud of both — Lea Salonga and Bobby Garcia! You guys deserve the sold-out opening night which ended in a standing ovation! Thanks for showing us that Filipinos can lead the world!


Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

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