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What I’m Loving This Week: Videos of Friendship, Hope, Love, and Music

1) Friends of Fate – I’m a sucker for heartwarming videos. This feature from ESPN is one of them: it’s a beautiful story of a friendship born from a divine appointment.  I can’t embed it on the blog, but to view it, just click here. 2) Liwanag by Julianne Tarroja and Back to Love by Quest – I’m all for positive and powerful music. And because this blog is all about faith, hope, and love, I knew I just had...

The hottest rock band in town

Two Sundays ago, I watched a really cool band. I just had to blog about these guys, because watching them was one of the highlights of my month! They had the crowd singing and dancing…everybody had a blast! Introducing, our Kids Church music team! Seriously…are these not the two coolest band members you’ve ever seen? I love seeing our future leaders in action! :) * * * If you liked this, you might be interested in these related posts: Words...

My Summer Soundtrack

Most friends who know me well know that I love film soundtracks. Actually, I prefer film scores–those instrumental tracks that tend to tug at your heart strings–but that’s just a random fact that has nothing to do with my post today. :) I’m currently on the tail end of what I like to call a “faith journey” around the US, and of course, this journey wouldn’t have been complete without a soundtrack to go with it. :) In no particular...

ROCK and RUN on June 19!

Hi Friends! As some of you may or may not know, I’m part of a non-profit organization called REPUBLIKHA, and we are PASSIONATE about empowering the next generation through music. Or to break it down further, we work with artists, musicians, educators, parenting advocates, and people from the academe and the music industry to create high-quality educational children’s music that we can distribute for FREE (together with Parent and Teachers’ Manuals too!) to public schools and community day care centers...

Music will always move me.

I love watching the Grammys. It always feels larger than life to me and I always look forward to the mash-ups and collaborations. The show isn’t done yet, but so far, my favorite performance was that of Green Day with the cast of American Idiot: The Musical. Catch the video on YouTube while you still can!...

How to Love Your Life: Listen to some good music AND support a good cause while you're at it!

I know I said I’d blog about the recent RepubLIKHA Children’s Music Fest, but I’m excitied about this event that we have coming up, so this couldn’t wait. I’d like to invite you (yes, YOU!) to come to a fundraising event for our non-profit org, REPUBLIKHA, which is being produced by the awesome people from Light It Up Productions. Not only will you get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind gig (you’ll get to watch some of the country’s coolest artists playing...

Superhero series: JOREL CORPUS

I miss one of my best buddies, Jorel (also known as the guitarist of the local rock band, Kjwan), who’s over at Boston, living it up at his dream school: Berklee College of Music. He recently put together a benefit concert for the Typhoon Ondoy victims. Check it out here: We were already proud of Jorel way before this, but seeing this video reminds me of how much we miss him and how talented, passionate, and selfless this guy really...

My favorite song of the month :)

The Way That You Love Me by Anthony Evans This heart breaks slowly telling me what are you doing to me when I pray, do what it takes I didn’t know I’d lose everything Everything that meant anything to me is gone Something right has to come from this wrong It is the hurt that breaks me It is the pain that pulls me to my knees And the tears, they’ve changed me to what I couldn’t see, become so...

Okay, Disney, you’ve got my attention. :)

I got to watch this on YouTube this week and I found myself liking this catchy song. The lyrics are simple but powerful, especially for the young set. I like that they brought these tween/teen idols together to come up with a song that encourages people to make a difference. Definitely something for your children or your younger siblings/cousins/nephews/nieces! On the iTunes music store, people have been commenting that it’s just another way for Disney to make money (although net...

Would you like to help us by making a donation? Big or small…we'll welcome all!

Hi everyone! On July 31 (that’s this Friday!), Republikha (our NGO–find out more about us @ http://www.republikha.org) will making another visit to our first beneficiary at GK-Poveda (their community is in Taguig City). In the morning we will be teaching the kids (preschoolers!) about music. After that we will be sitting down with some of the parents and guardians of GK-Poveda so that we can get to know them better. We also want to find out what their challenges are...

REPUBLIKHA: Get to know us!

April 17, 2009 – Carisse and I guested on The Edge to talk about our non-profit organization, RepubLIKHA. If you have time, watch this video and support us by being a RepubLIKHA fan on Facebook! Thank you to Ron, Owie, and the rest of The Edge family for having us! :)...

Redeem the Airwaves 4.0 – Support a musically gifted scholar for P500 or $11! :)

I’ve often blogged about the super awesome kids from the Jesus Loves the Little Children Foundation, Inc (JLLCFI). I’ve been meeting with them at least once a month since January, and the more I spend time with them, the more I am amazed at their talents and potential. BACK IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY… They also helped us out at a Republikha workshop… (Photo by JC VALENCIA…thanks, JC!) While we were having some training sessions with them, I noticed that a...