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Didi Benami gracefully releases debut single “Gasoline” {5.23.2012}
comment 1 Comment May 25, 2012 – 1:47 am

Who: Singer Songwriter Didi Benami

What: The dark, exquisite brand new song, “Gasoline”

Where: now available on iTunes and Amazon as digital downloads.

When: release date, May 23rd, 2012

Music collaboration: Co-writers Justin Gray and Chris Seefried

Didi is recently heard on: Keaton Simon’s track “If I Hadn’t Forgotten”

Why you should buy: “There is a longing tenderness in Didi Benami’s voice that is both intriguing and appealing. This is a bittersweet heartbreak song. Neither mushy nor sappy, just right. Juxtaposed with the nostalgic sound are the lyrics confronting a relationship that is in limbo. While the theme may be edgy, the track is easy on the ears, could very well play on repeat or mixed in your favorite playlist. Didi is a star! Her artistry and dedication to her craft is inspiring. It is palpable in this song!” via Amazon

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“The Bourne Legacy” in a 45-day shoot in the Philippines; Film release set for Summer 2012
comment 3 Comments January 30, 2012 – 2:25 am

The hit franchise known for trotting around the globe, from France and Italy to India and Morocco, is adding a new location to its roster: the Philippines. Universal Pictures’ “The Bourne Legacy,” the fourth movie based on the Robert Ludlum novels, started filming in Manila, the country’s capital, two weeks ago.

Scheduled to be released in theaters Aug. 3, the latest installment in the spy series was written and is being directed by Tony Gilroy — who penned the first three films -– and will be the first without Matt Damon playing the title role. Bourne is not a character in the new movie. Jeremy Renner, instead, will portray an agent in the same line of business as Bourne, with Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton co-starring.

The production, which has a budget of more than $100 million, will spend about 45 days in the Philippines. Scenes have already been shot in New York and Alberta, Canada, since filming began last September.

via Los Angeles Times by Dima Alzayat

3 Filipino actors in ‘Bourne Legacy’

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The most unusual prayer from Pastor Joe Nelms – Nascar Nationwide Race in Nashville, TN (videos)

August 8, 2011 – 5:17 am

Pastor Joe Nelms made headlines (sort of) recently when the media and YouTube caught on his most unusual pre-race prayer, said during the Nascar Nationwide Race in Nashville, TN on July 23rd. As if his prayer wasn't enough to cause giggles ...

Arjohn Gilbert, the street kid singer from the Philippines is YouTube trending. It’s about time! (Videos)

August 6, 2011 – 10:54 pm

Timing is everything for this Filipino street kid who sells flute in the streets of Clark, in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. On the side, he sings to his customers and allows them to video him while singing! He's ...

Crap, there’s an Angry Birds web version!!

May 16, 2011 – 5:25 pm

When I finally surrendered to owning an android 'smart phone,' one of the things I was prodded to download was the "Angry Birds" game app-- to my chagrin. For the first few weeks, I no longer had free time! In fact, ...

Be a part of “Everyman’s Journey,” the documentary on Arnel Pineda’s fascinating story…

April 4, 2011 – 1:49 am

At one point in his life, Arnel Pineda made twenty cents a day gathering scrap materials at a pier in the Philippines. Eventually he made ends meet singing for cover bands in a few marginal bars. Born into ...

Katy Perry’s music spark creativity, must hear cover of “Teenage Dream” and “Firework”

March 23, 2011 – 12:59 pm

Katy Perry no doubt created numerous hits over the last three years of her career. Though she still has a bit to prove in terms of record sales, putting her along side Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, P!nk, and the still ...

Fil-Canadian Maria Aragon: Another breakout star on YouTube. What is so special about her? (Videos)

March 6, 2011 – 6:27 pm

If you told anyone 10 years ago that in the future, someone can be famous and reach millions and millions of people around the world in one week's time, no one would believe you. The 'future' of instant fame happened six ...

Thia Megia, the fourth Fil-Am to make it as finalist on American Idol in 10 years!

March 5, 2011 – 4:26 am

UPDATE: On March 31st, Thia was voted off on American Idol after a double elimination joining Naima Adepapo in a 10th place finish. What a sad and disappointing outcome! However, Thia and Naima will join the rest of the 11 ...

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Sinigang For the Soul

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