To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

David Foster and Friends Concert in Bangkok

Yes, I was so glad that I was able to be at the concert last Oct. 25. I just got so lucky that a friend who had an extra ticket told me if I was interested.  I didn't think twice of course believing it's a rare opportunity to listen to David himself, Natalie Cole and Peter Cetera.  The other guests for sure were also worth the watch like Ruben Studdard, The Canadian Tenors and who else, Charice.

One thing that really amazed me was hearing them having the same voice as they used to be. They never fade especially Natalie Cole and Peter Cetera.  I remember I used to sing their songs even when I was small and I didn't ever think that I'll get the chance to listen to them live as this point of time.

I was thinking, perhaps both of them don't have any plans anymore to come back here for more concerts, no problem with Charice, Ruben and The Canadian Tenors, for sure they'll have more chances  of getting more tours. And yes, David has been so active having shows in different parts of the world and maybe he still has more places to visit in the map. :)

One thing I learnt in the concert though that really the front seats are the best. When we talk about once in a lifetime experience and of course total satisfaction, nothing beats being close to the performers.

I had a good seat, just right across the stage, for 2000baht seat still the faces of the performers were'nt clear. Many times I was tempted to look at the screen but it wasn't that all fun changing glances from the screen to the stage. The audio was best though and yes, the concert was all beautiful making me think that two hours weren't enough. That kind of concert should last forever! :D

And yes, wish I had fotos with them but didn't make it instead got a pix with Tata young who also participated when David went down from the stage to hear some of the spectatators singing.  And yes, a photo with  Christina Aguilar. Her father is a Filipino. It's so amazing to have someone poupular in Thailand  with no Thai blood at all. And I'm proud to know she has a Fil blood.

Oppps, I thought I am to talk on David Foster and friends, hehehehe, yes, I am happy to be part of it and I made to the concert. If there'll be next chances, for sure I'll be there, too and yes, in a better seat. :)

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