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Best Toilet Humor in Yuyu Bar

The best and most creative toilet I’ve ever seen or experienced is in Yuyu Dessert Bar and Cafe, Tagum City. You can just stay here and sing along all day long. What wonderful toilet humor! (best viewed on HD)

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Bruno Mars: Proud to be Filipino

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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. Continue reading

Reload 026: It’s More Fun in Dahican

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Dahican Beach is a stunning 7-kilometer stretch of white sand facing the Pacific Ocean. Its strong winds and high waves making it ideal for wind and board surfing, and is now a popular spot for skimboarding.  It is a hidden paradise in Mati City, in the province of Davao Oriental.

I created this video for the love of my birthplace.

Visit mati.gov.ph for more information.

Music credits: Game-2006-Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent Iceland Extract Part.2-by Michael McCann & Cris Velasco

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Dahican Beach, Mati  © Jojie Alcantara

Dahican Beach, Mati © Jojie Alcantara

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

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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.

Hand in Hand, Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei

Hand in Hand, Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei

Ma Li

Ma Li

My Fine Art Photography

Jojie Alcantara Fine Art Photography

Created this short version of slideshow for my blogs and online media. Just sharing a little about my passion for travel, writing and photography. The longer version is usually presented during my photo workshops. I create my own simple videos and choose certain types of music. :-)  This was saved in Vimeo version suited for small viewing but you can click to view a larger version of this. Continue reading

Reload 024: The Festival I dream of visiting

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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.

Colors for the Holi Festival at a market in Mysore, India by Nikolas Beker (Wikimedia Commons)

Colors for the Holi Festival at a market in Mysore, India by Nikolas Beker (Wikimedia Commons)

Reload 023: Teen war victim sings message of love

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Ahmed, Emmanuel and Mom Moira

Ahmed, Emmanuel and Mom Moira

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 some way and show that anyone can achieve if they put their minds to something,” said Emmanuel Kelly.

You can visit Emmanuel’s Fan Page on Facebook.

Reload 022: Best Anti-Smoking Campaign Ad Ever

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Sharing to loved ones and smoker friends, with a gentle nudge and reminder of caring. You can do the same.

 

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Reload 022: You want them on a train with you

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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 portray the actual experience that day. Further to the main recording, when the train was standing still, the recordings from the cameras was, as far as possible, mixed into the sound.

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Reload 021: Hampton Williams’ Got Soul Unlike Any Other

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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 020: Heejun sings “How deep is your love”

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“How Deep Is Your Love” – Cover by Arden Cho,  Heejun Han, Gerald Ko

A tribute to Robin Gibbs of the BeeGees

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

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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 sing this song.  Besides, he always dream about his mother, sitting beside him.

The song is in Mongolian, therefore, not everyone can understand the lyrics. However, his singing touched every judges and audiences in the hall without the understanding of the lyrics. He sang out all his love and thoughts to his mother.

A touching song, performed by a boy who got a sad story behind, a voice comes from far Mongolia sending his thoughts to his mother at heaven. A great performance by a 12-year-old boy! He got an interesting and beautiful dream which is to invent a kind of ink that just need a drop on the ground, the whole world will cover with green grass. one more thing to add, his mother wished to see his singing on the stage when she was alive.”

I had my refreshing cry today.  How was your day?  A belated happy Mothers’ Day to everyone.  Hope you’re listening well.

“My dream is to invent a kind of special ink, when just a drop of the ink is dropped on to the ground, then the whole world will become green grasslands…” (Uudam from Mongolia)

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Reload 018: Final Two Idol Favorites – Jessica’s “My All”

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It’s down to my final two favorites, and here is Jessica Sanchez’ soulful rendition of Carey’s “My All”.  Jessica makes me proud to be a Filipino.

If you come to my country you will see a lot of Jessicas here with such golden voices, just like Pempengco. We are such a musical country (everyone’s singing in the shower).  If Phillips or Jessica wins next week, am okay with it.  At least in the final episodes, am seeing Heejun again in the audience. :-)

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Reload 017: Final Two Idol Favorites – Phillip’s Beggin’

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It’s down to my final two favorites, and here is Phillip Phillips’ beautiful, danceable rendition of Beggin’, that leaves fans breathless.  He is really a complete star package.  What caught my attention during his first audition, though (he sang my Michael Jackson’s Thriller, what can I say), was that he uncannily reminds me of a young Bruce Springsteen. Plus you can’t forget the name (and the eyes, teeth, smile… and he is Heejun’s best friend).

My other favorite judge (Steven Tyler) did mention to him that he could be the future Boss (Bruce’ nickname).  Whoever wins between the final two is alright with me.

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

 

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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.
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Reload 014: Heejun Han – All is Fair in Love

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Of course, am posting this. What can I do? Am hooked. Plus my site’s search engines dig up results of those looking for him! And when he sang this, I melted.
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Reload 013: Love, Peace and Unity

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Reload 011: An explosion of cuteness

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