Saturday, February 7, 2015

WOW: Daryl Ong of The Voice of the Philippines makes good cover of Rude by MAGIC!

The second season of "The Voice of the Philippines" is almost coming to a close. Because of this, I'd like to share with you another contender, aside from Jason Dy, who I think would best fit the title for having "The Voice".

He's no other than Daryl Ong whose cover of "Thinking Out Loud" I posted about weeks ago. I came across his cover of MAGIC!'s "Rude" and it was fantastic! His deserves a spot on my "WOW" list.  Hope he gets to the Finals round! Watch him sing "Rude" via the video below.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channe Daryl Ong Official

TRENDING:: Could this be the start of the OPM (Pinoy Pop) rebirth?

I came across this song by Sarah Geronimo. It''s called "Kilometro". The beats and Musicality poured into this pop song really tells me that OPM might just have the best days coming!

Popular actor-singer James Reid also launched an OPM song "Wag Ka Nang Humirit" and I found the song really catchy. I'd say it's because of the lyrics and great accompanying tune. :)

Listen to Sarah G's "Kilometro" below.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel vivamusicgroup1

Many viewers enjoyed the song. Youtube commenter romel sia aired his view:

Love and like a lot the whole concept,yes'this was simply quite but after replaying it so many times...I found out the purity and heavenly ideas(the white visual surround stuff) unlike some other video using dark ideas....(hope we have same thought guys)
Sarah eyes is very hypnotic, her expression is very soulful(same as the way she sing live).Thanks Viva and to all personel behind

Friday, February 6, 2015

PINOY PRIDE: Aurelio, the first Filipino supercar

Several days ago, I featured in Spotlight Philippines the Salamander amphibious tricycle. It was still a prototype but definitely working. Now, who would have thought that Filipinos are capable of making cars?

Yes, I'm talking about cars, and it's not just cars, but supercars! SUPERCARS! Watch out for the launching of the Aurelio, the first Filipino supercar made by a Philippine company Aurelio Concepts Inc.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel The ELITE Group

Who are Aurelio Concepts Inc? When did it began?

It all started with one man's passion, fueled by love for design and Filipino ingenuity.
Brendan Aurelio, an architect by profession, started building and creating his very first prototype car from scratch as a backyard hobby in 2004. His passion, though constrained by a limited budget, expressed its depth and dimension in a prototype creation that is seen as an original car that is uniquely Filipino, yet powerful and spirited to compete with global brands. His passion saw no contentment, as he devoted his life into perfecting this prototype. Through the years, car enthusiasts did not only notice the design distinction of the prototype, but more importantly, they believed in his devotion and vision of perfecting, fine-tuning, and innovating his craft.

From its humble beginning in 2004, through to 10 years of research and development, design innovation, numerous testings, and in-depth quality assurance, the creator now gives birth to a new prototype – The Aurelio.

Showcasing the prototype during numerous trade shows eventually paved way for a rise in public demand. Banking on skills, craftsmanship, and the art and science of aerodynamics, what was then a backyard hobby back in 2004, now grew into something stronger and faster. The Aurelio is passion and luxury combined, bringing value for money invested by any car owner. The Aurelio is not a replica of an existing car, but speaks of the buyer’s individuality and zest for design and speed.

Today, Brendan Aurelio is joined by Sonny Garcia and Peter Sy. Brendan's passion & precise craftsmanship, alongside Sonny's marketing expertise and Peter's business acumen and vision, paved way for Team Aurelio to become stronger than ever. Team Aurelio, the people behind the prototype, is here for you, raring to share The Aurelio. It isn’t just the potential and the demand that motivates Team Aurelio to embark on this business venture, but the thrill of bringing forth The Aurelio to the global market, because The Aurelio truly roars with the Filipino spirit, excellence and ingenuity.

Steer with us on our journey with The Aurelio, a car for the design enthusiast, the speed and safety conscious, the thrill seeker or simply for anyone whose passion and zest for the best is expressed by The Aurelio.

Drive The Aurelio – a product fueled by passion, crafted with Filipino ingenuity, yet bound by detailed engineering.

Stay confident that behind you is the Team Aurelio, always passionate and excelling in the way we do things, especially in serving your needs.

We run on the Filipino Dream. We go full speed ahead with Filipino Pride.
We will continue to run on Innovation. We are AURELIO.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

WOW: Jason Dy serenades with Will You Marry Me (Jason Derulo)

I first saw Jason Dy on The Voice of the Philippines Season 2. And upon listening to his audition piece, I knew he'd be one of the top contenders in ABS-CBN's singing competition.

I searched through youtube what good covers did he make, and alas, I  found a great one! It's entitled Will You Marry Me by Jason Derulo. I''ve been practicing how to sing this song for almost three weeks already, so that by the time I'm 30, I'll sing this to my loved one. <3 nbsp="" p="">

Here Jason Dy serenade you with the song Will You Marry Me below.

Video Courtesy: Youtube user Dale James Ferrer

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

VIRAL: Amazing Powerpuff Girls Theme Song cover

What the hell did I just watch?!

It's a cozy, sexy, classy version of the Powerpuff Girls theme song!! If you would just listen to the music, the pleasing voices just join harmoniously! Watch it below!

The video has been viewed 600 thousand times already!

Viideo Courtesy: Youtube user ScottBradLeeLovesYa

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

FUNNY: Snake chase prank

Most of us fear of snakes. What if some cool guy out there decides to pin a toy snake with a lace on your bag or pocket without you knowing, and then suddenly this guy tells you that there's a snake behind you? You'll, without doubt, run so fast!

It's definitely the worst nightmare, for every girl and for some guys; however, watching this snake chase prank really made me laugh so hard! Haha.

Video Courtesy: Youtube user RomanAtwood

Here's one trivia, the term we call for the fear of snakes is ophidiophobia, and a lot of us have this. So why do we fear snakes? Here is an explanation from LiveScience.

Monday, February 2, 2015

SPOTTED: Very fun crazy plastic balls prank!

So as I was having my study break, I came upon this video on youtube which is about a husband and his kids and friends who pranked his wife with thousands of plastic balls placed inside their house!

When I saw the video, I thought, "oh no, this couldn't be any less messy." But, what they did was really awesome! I wish I could purchase those sacks of plastic balls and place them inside my room and just have fun for one hour, then go back to studying haha.

I know you'll enjoy this, so do watch it. It's something you'd want to watch over and over again.

Video Courtesy: Youtube user RomanAtwood

The video was released two weeks ago and has reached 17 million views already (as of January 25, 2015 - posting time for this article is actually scheduled to a week after haha)!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

SPOTTED: Ahas na may paa, natagpuan sa Isabela

Pinagkakaguluhan ngayon sa isang barangay sa Mallig, Isabela ang isang ahas na may mistulang mga paa ng butiki o bayawak. Totoo ba ito? Panoorin ang bidyu sa ibaba.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel ABS-CBN News 

 Do snakes have legs? Here's what an article by Discovery Channel has to say:

- Snakes lost their legs by growing them more slowly or for a shorter period of time until the legs eventually disappeared. 
- Legs on snakes likely disturbed some form of movement, such as burrowing, rendering the legs useless. 
- It's now believed that snakes either evolved from a lizard that burrowed on land or swam in the ocean. 
Some, if not all, snakes used to have legs, and now new research suggests snakes lost their limbs by growing them more slowly or for a shorter period of time. 
The research, outlined in the latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, strengthens the belief that snakes evolved from a lizard that either burrowed on land or swam in the ocean. 
In either case, its legs must have become less useful as the animal evolved over time.
"If something is not useful it can regress without any impact on the (animal's) survival, or regression can even be positive, as for here if the leg was disturbing a kind of locomotion, like for burrowing snakes or swimming snakes," lead author Alexandra Houssaye told Discovery News. 
For the study, Houssaye, from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, and her colleagues analyzed a fossil snake namedEupodophis descouensi. The prehistoric snake lived during the Cretaceous Period in what is now Lebanon. 
To better examine the snake, the scientists used a new imagining technique called synchrotron-radiation computed laminography (SRCL). With an intense, high-energy beam of X-rays, the SRCL deeply penetrated the fossil as the researchers rotated it. The result was thousands of two-dimensional images that were later compiled into a three-dimensional model of the ancient snake's hips and ultra tiny .8-inch legs. 
"Synchrotrons are enormous machines and allow us to see microscopic details in fossils invisible to any other techniques without damage to these invaluable specimens," said co-author Paul Tafforeau from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. 
The new 3-D model determined that Eupodophis, in its lifetime, had two small regressed hind limbs and no front limbs. The leg visible to the researchers was bent at the knee, possessing four anklebones but no foot or toe bones. The high tech imaging further showed that the internal architecture of the leg bones strongly resembled that of modern terrestrial lizard legs. 
Houssaye said "the legs were very regressed" in this snake, which she added is not the world's oldest snake, but it comes pretty close. 
"The oldest snake remains are dated to 112 to 94 million years ago, and this snake is dated to around 90 million years ago," she explained. 
Yet another snake from the same time period, Najash rionegrina, is also thought to have had two small rear legs, strengthening the theory that snakes once had legs and evolved from a lizard with limbs. Hussam Zaher of the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil, and a colleague found Najash (which means "snake" in Hebrew) at the Rio Negro province of Argentina. 
Najash retained a sacrum, a bony feature that supported the pelvis. Zaher believes this feature was lost as snakes evolved from lizards. The fossil snake from Argentina is also thought to have lived on land, since it was found in what was once a terrestrial environment. Zaher said its anatomy suggests this snake lived in burrows. 
Houssaye, however, does not think the case is yet closed as to whether or not snakes evolved from a marine or land-based lizard. 
"The question of snake origin should not be resolved in the next 10 years," Houssaye said. 
She is, however, hopeful that all of the separate teams working on this puzzle can one day pinpoint what species was the common ancestor of all snakes.

WOW: Jason Dy of The Voice Philippines Season 2 makes crowd swoon with Thinking Out Loud

My favorite male contestant in The Voice Philippines Season 2 has done it again - this time by making the crowd fall in love with his rendition of Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud".

Jason Dy made the crowd swoon over his great vocals in the Live Shows round of the top singing competition in the Philippines. Still, nothing beats Daryl Ong's cover of the song, but way to go Jason!

Watch Jason Dy sing "Thinking Out Loud" below. Happy Sunday everyone!

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel The Voice Philippines

SPOTTED: Sam Tsui and Casey Breves in mash-up Thinking Out Loud / Im Not The Only One

The past few months the country has embraced the Ed Sheeran fever, with almost every radio station playing what seemed to be the alternative national anthem of the Philippines, Thinking Out Loud, all day and night long.

What if Sam Tsui, a popular youtube celebrity, ties up with Casey Breves in order to make one of the best mash-ups of January? Well, the result is just astounding! Watch the video below.

Video Courtesy: Youtube user TheSamTsui