All posts filed under: Just a short break

Funny, heartwarming, lighthearted and inspirational video clips I find on the net, or ones I post from my Instagram. :-D

Bruno Mars: Proud to be Filipino

The Man of Mars, celebrity performer Bruno Mars, declares himself proud to be a Filipino when he performed in a concert in Cebu a year back.  Filmed poignantly from the point of view of his family who flew in from Hawaii for a reunion after so many years, it gives you an idea of how celebrities live in a bubble with tight schedules  away from loved ones.  Still, this is a wonderful moment for all of them.

Reload 025: Hand in Hand (Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei with missing limbs)

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  025 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat. Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video reposts. :-) What makes you ponder right after watching this beautiful piece of art, is that you will begin to run out of excuses on why you can’t pursue your own dreams and succeed. From a CCTV Dance Contest emerged a stunning performance by two persons with disabilities, Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei, whose loss of limbs from separate car accidents didn’t stop them from shining.  She was a promising ballerina and he was a cyclist for the national special Olympics. She invited him to be her dance partner.  He has never danced before.  The training was very tough.  In 2007  they won the Silver Medal in China’s national dance competition — out of 7,000 competitors. Find their story here or anywhere on the net. But first, watch their moving and winning performance.

Jojie Alcantara in Bravo Filipino! photo exhibit, Manila 2010

My Fine Art Photography

Welcome to my world of art, travel, writing and photography. Just sharing my passion in a positive way and hoping it will inspire you to follow your dreams too.

Reload 024: The Festival I dream of visiting

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  024 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat. Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video reposts. :-) Here is a glimpse of the festival I long dream of visiting and documenting. I strongly suggest you view this on your largest screen scale, because video was done creatively and beautifully in spectacular colors by Good Line. Go, India.

Reload 023: Teen war victim sings message of love

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  023 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat. Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video reposts. :-) From X Factor Australia 2011 auditions…. to the world.  Meet Emmanuel Kelly. Kelly and his brother, Ahmed, who has made the Australian Paralympics swimming team, were adopted from Iraq. They had been abandoned as infants, both suffering limb deficiencies as a result of chemical warfare. Both brothers were adopted by Moira Kelly, whom they love dearly. At 17, his emotional performance of John Lennon’s Imagine on The X Factor has been watched 11 million times on YouTube. However, he got cut off from the competition in the next round, amidst fan outrage and reactions. He has already recorded some songs in Hollywood, and is scheduled to have hip and several surgeries this year.  He will head back to the US to pursue possible projects, including an appearance on reality show The Glee Project. “My dream is to change the world in …

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Reload 022: You want them on a train with you

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  022 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat. Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video reposts. :-) What a wonderful world when you start off each day like this. Brings a smile into your face each time. Copied off the introduction on youtube: Published on May 3, 2012 by CPHPHIL In April 2012 Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) surprised the passengers in the Copenhagen Metro by playing Griegs Peer Gynt. The flash mob was created in collaboration with Radio Klassisk. All music was performed and recorded in the metro. Visit our website: http://copenhagenphil.dk/ and facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SjaellandsSymfoniorkester.CopenhagenPhil Produced by http://makropol.dk/ The sound:  The Copenhagen Metro is very quiet and the recording you hear is where the train is standing still. That’s why the recording you hear is so clean and crisp – and the sound is actually surprisingly good in the Copenhagen metro. We did this deliberately because we feel that a good sound experience is vital when trying to …

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Reload 021: Hampton Williams’ Got Soul Unlike Any Other

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  021 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat. Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video reposts. :-) Meet Hampton Williams aka “Xcercist” (or exorcist).  For the first time, I don’t want to say a lot of introduction.  I just want you to watch.  As a dancer and former choreographer myself, I am just at a loss for words.  Enjoy and be moved.

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Reload 019: Orphan boy Uudam sings for “Mother in the Dream”

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  019 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat. Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video reposts. :-) Boy: “Whenever I miss my mom, I sing this song. “ Judge: “Can you tell us where your mom is?” Boy: “Mom is in the heaven…“ Copied from two youtube posts, one is of a story (I left some grammatical errors as is) about this incredible kid who sang for his mom during an audition in China’s Got Talent, and the other was a video I had to find that has an English subtitle on it.  How he sang the song was unforgettable.  Read on… (um, do you have a hanky with you?) “A 12-year-old Mongolian boy- Uudam (Wudamu in Chinese) — who lost his parents at the age of 8 in a road accident — singing the song-“Mother in the Dream” to his mother in heaven.  He seldom talk about his story but when he miss his mother, he will …

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Reload 015: Heejun Han – A Song for You (and a standing ovation)

  RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  015 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat. Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video reposts. :-) He sang a song for me tonight (and the million viewers who was once again stunned at The Voice that came from nowhere).  And I melted again. They gave him a standing ovation.

Reload 006: Kinoko moves

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  006 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  If all else fails, REFORMAT.  It’s what we do in our computers.  If all else fails, REFORMAT.  It’s the same with life.  We get out and take a walk, recharge, take the garbage out, breathe fresh air, take a pee, give somebody a smile, take a vacation.  Whatever happens though, we must come back to earth. My favorite professional dance group, the Strange Kinoko Dance Co., still has its magic touch!