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Banaue-Inspired Music to Pave Way for Rice Terraces Rehabilitation

Banaue Rice Terraces is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Philippines. But of late suffering from soil erosion and degradation, land abandonment, and lack of interest in farming. It’s a pity because the future generation might not see its wonders if the problems are not solved. Thus, the Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project was formed. This project targets to restore and conserve the biodiversity and cultural practices at the site. One component of the project is to generate widespread public awareness and participation to the cause, and one of the initiatives to support this is the Banaue International Music Composition Competition (BIMCC).

Banaue International Music Composition Competition
Banaue International Music Composition Competition Chairman and Universal Harvester, Inc. President/CEO Dr. Milagros O. How

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RTL CBS Entertainment: 4th Impact on The X Factor UK

Love this group of sisters, the 4TH Impact who almost made it at The X Factor UK. Sad that they didn’t bag the grand prize but happy for them because at least they’ve become popular somehow. Audience impact was so deafening and they were really great with choreography and let’s not forget, their great performances up to the last appearance!

RTL CBS Entertainment - 4th Impact on X Factor UK Season 13

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2016 Billboard Music Awards Presents New Adele Video

Watch out Adele fans! Her video for new single “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” will be part of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and will broadcast LIVE from Las Vegas on Monday, May 23 8am (7am JKT/ BKK) on RTL CBS Entertainment HD!

Billboard and Dick Clark Productions announced that the video for Adele’s new single “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” off her latest album 25 , will make its worldwide debut during the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The video for the song, which was co-written with and produced by Max Martin & Shellback, was shot in London and directed by Patrick Daughters (Feist, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).

Adele is currently in the midst of a sold out tour in Europe, which runs through June 15th. As previously announced, Adele will headline this years Glastonbury Festival in the UK, from June 22-26.

2016 Billboard Music Awards Presents New Adele Video

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2016 Billboard Music Awards on RTL CBS Entertainment HD

THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The Weekend Leads This Year with Nods in 16 Categories, Justin Bieber follows as a Finalist in 11 Categories, while Drake and Fetty Wap Tie with Nods in 10 Categories Each

2016 Top Artist Finalists include Adele, Justin Bieber, Drake, Taylor Swift and The Weekend

Ludacris & Ciara to Host the “2016 Billboard Music Awards”
LIVE on May 23, Monday 8am (7am JKT/BKK) on RTL CBS Entertainment HD

Billboard Music Awards Hosts

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Melodies Made by Wind Instruments

I really wonder how I would feel if my sense of hearing is lost. That would be seriously daunting, I guess. No one would ever want to live a life with no ability to hear. Life would then seem to be useless and very boring. With all those different instruments to play around, and the sound that turns into melody, I’ll be forever thankful that I can hear.

Though I’m not a gifted musician myself, I still love the sounds that instruments make, especially those that appear very weird and mimic the sound of the surrounding. I remember playing the different sounds a wind instrument called top didgeridoo can make. It was my first time to see it online so I tried to click the buttons that play the sounds, and it made me appreciate more the gift of hearing and the natural sounds filled my room that kicked my boredom away.

didgeridoo

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Transfer Old Vinyl Records to Your Computer via USB Turntables

There are still many people who own those old record playing vinyls and some even buy and collect them as souvenirs of the old genre. It’s a great investment alright but of course to further enjoy the music, you need to have a turntable, well unless you plan on just storing them as display in your living room.

In this modern day where technology has risen to powerful and great lengths, a turntable is considered an antique. So, what will you do with those old vinyl records that you spent so much money on when you were young?

Don’t be dismayed, let me introduce you to USB Turntables! Yeah you read it right, turntables have now become high-tech!

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Good Quality Color Guard Flags

You know those parades where you see different flags (not necessarily of countries) that are oh so colourful and beautiful? They sway to the tune of the marching band and it’s actually a spectacular scene especially for tourists. These color guard flags are used for different occasions – in street festivities, carnivals or school activities.

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Summer Activities for Kids

The scorching summer heat is upon us and I bet, most of you have already plans to go on vacation somewhere cold or at least not as hot. The kids are already on school break, so the whole family will be complete.

But, what to do while waiting for that vacation schedule? Surely, your kids will get bored especially teens and would want to do something else than sulk in their rooms!

What are your interests? What can you and the kids do at the same time to learn and bond as well?

So, here’s a few tips that may save you and your kids from boredom.

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Of Birthdays and Getting Old…

I just celebrated my birthday and turned blip! blip! years old (*wink*).. Sorry ’bout that but age is just a number and it doesn’t matter how young or old a person is. What matters in my own opinion, is that you are living the life that you want and comfortable, happy and contented with it.

Birthday Cakes

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Beginner Keyboards for Your Kids

Children these days are more musically inclined compared to past generations. Perhaps, modern songs are easier to pick up that even a 2 year old can lip sync an artist.

I remember when my youngest was 2 1/2 years old, he was able to follow the beat and some lyrics of a song sang by Bruno Mars. He was so into karaoke, be it on the television or youtube, so we recorded some of his stints. A time came when he was so fascinated over his older brother’s Casio keyboard and played with the chords every morning as if he was Bruno Mars in one of his videos, lol.

So, when he turned 3 and still in love with playing the Casio, hubby and I decided to buy him a beginner’s keyboard, something that is suitable for kids his age but more like a toy piano. We were on a hunt for the best keyboards for some time, luckily, we found one in another city.

Sad that after 2 years, it’s no longer functioning, what with the constant beating of a toddler who thought it also functioned like drums, lol. It looked something like below:

Toy Piano