Mulan and Your Reflection

Last August 16, 2008, Lorna Lopez of invited our family to watch Disney’s Mulan Jr. at Onstage Greenbelt. Knowing how much my daughter Ali liked Mulan 1 and 2, we were grateful to Lorna for her generosity (as always!).

We enjoyed the show and the performance. My favorite song in Mulan has always been Reflection (not just because our very own Lea Salonga sang it but it does have a good message). If you think about it, Reflection can be the song of a stewardess. (“…When will my reflection show, who I am inside?…)

One of the key teachings of stewardship is knowing your strengths or your talents. It is also realizing that we really do not truly own anything and that everything we have is a gift from a good and gracious God. What are the gifts that God has given you? What are the things that you do naturally well? Bring these qualities out. Bring out the good in you.

We are all called to be stewards and stewardesses wherever we may find ourselves. Lorna bought the August 16, 2008 1:30pm show and I was so happy to find out that she sponsored some orphans through Hands On Manila to watch the show.

I am also grateful to Lorna for allowing me to raffle off copies of the Mom’s A Stewardess book to those who watched the show. To all the winners, congratulations! I hope the stories in the book will speak to you and help you in finding your own vocation as stewards and stewardesses here in our world.

Book Raffle at Mulan Jr., Shang Pauses for a Pose

If you are looking for shows to take your family too, do check out Lorna’s site regularly. You can visit her at You can also view her Mulan show video where she has photos of the book winners!

We’d also like to thank Reuben Uy who played Shang. My daughter Ali wanted a photo with Mulan and she was last in line for picture-taking as Cris Villonco (who played Mulan) and Reuben Uy (Shang) were at the other side of the theater as we happened to exit on the other side. There was a 3pm show coming up after the 1:30pm show but Reuben Uy noticed that Ali was still posing for her photo and so kindly made sure that she had someone in the photo with her. He spared a few minutes (or maybe even seconds) and that made all the difference to Ali.

You can check out his website at

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