Archive for May 2008
I feel a little guilty.
I gushed non-stop about that surreal but very very nice close encounter with Jad Gillies of Hillsong United (still can’t stop smiling just thinking about it!) but I haven’t once mentioned (atleast in my blog) what Hillsong’s concert brought in my spiritual being that night. No doubt about it, the concert was very uplifting and it was a real blessing. It was very overwhelming to see (probably) more than 20,000 people singing praises and worshiping God for two and a half hours!
I must admit, I didn’t know anyone from Hillsong United before the concert but I know most (not all, okay?!) of their songs by heart. In a way, I could say that I was really there not to adore the band members but to praise and worship Jesus (which is great!). I wonder if most of the people were there for the same reason. Hillsong United really made the worship night all fired up within each and every person in the coliseum and the spirit soaring high . Even my friend, who’s not really a fan, looked like she felt the spirit within her.
I wasn’t all crazy at the beginning but when the band started playing ‘Take It All’, I lost all inhibitions and just sang and danced and clapped and jumped like it would be my last. It felt exhilarating and just great! I was so caught up in the music that I was almost near tears when they sang that song about healing (a song composed by Joel Houston’s friend who was diagnosed with cansert and is continuously battling it)…
All in all, I wouldn’t exchange that night for anything…. =)
Here are the list of songs (from what I can remember) that the band played:
Time Has Come
Take It all
What the world will never take
My Future Decided
All I Need is You
Mighty to save
Shout Unto God
Look To You
Salvation is Here
More than life
None But Jesus
From the Inside out
Came to my rescue
Tell The world
One Way Jesus
Today is awesome! Really really awesome! And I thought last night’s concert of Hillsong United would be the biggest highlight of my life (atleast this week!) Actually, it is… since I’ve booked our tickets a month ago and I was waiting for this concert like CRAZY! And finally, last night it happened… it was a very uplifting concert indeed…very nice.
But what could be better than this?!?
Me and my colleague went to Edsa Shang this afternoon to attend an exhibitor’s meeting. On our way to the hotel, we saw this group loading some equipment in a coaster bus (at the side entrance) and I thought I saw Joel Houston (the band’s frontman) but shrugged the idea since it seemed a little off (but hey, the concert was in Araneta so it’s likely that they would stay in Shang or Crowne Plaza or some hotel nearby). So we went inside the hotel and there, at the lobby was a small crowd having photo ops with i-don’t-know-who and when we got closer, I saw this guy… I knew I recognize his face and the guy with the curly hair (the drummer)… we were seated at the Upper Box last night so it was kind’a difficult to recognize their faces. Without even thinking, I marched off to this guy (who was Jad apparently) and asked if I could have a photo with him. I said thanks, shook his hand and said goodbye.
And all throughout the meeting, my mind was wandering off, thinking hard if it was really Hillsong that I just saw and met at Shang’s lobby. Jazz, my officemate, said it’s okay if it wasn’t Hillsong, at least we know the guy is famous for sure (as there were a lot wanting to have their photos taken with him). Hehe.. Good Riddance.
The moment we got back from the meeting, I immediately checked the internet to familiarize myself with the Hillsong band members’ faces and lo and behold, it was really him! (ahh, my heart is still pounding!) This was just great. Thank you God!
Insane right? v(^___^)v
… because I have these two… my ‘unni’ and ‘oppa’ … ‘coz I have them for a brother & a sister.
… two goofballs that I love so much!
… we fight like (how does kuya put it?) Trilla in Manila or sumthin’ like that.. but we know we can not do away without each other.
… my unni’s getting married in December. I am sooo going to miss her. =)
This is one of my most favorite movies of all time – second, of course, to My Sassy Girl. Why I love it so much? Well, it has this ‘will-make-you-laugh-first-before-making-you-cry’ flavor into it which is what I like best in Korean movies. Plus, who else plays the lead guy role but my faffy Kim Jae Won, opposite cutesy Ha Ji Won.
The story line isn’t the best but if you just want something that would induce a hearty laugh from you and will make you *sigh* (with your hands clasp together because of too much *kilig*), this will do…
I must’ve been feeling really ‘bad’ these past few days that I had to see it for the -nth time.