Anna and Carlos Benitez — Brother And Sister Are Jamming At @ B8 Portal BCG

If you are planning a trip down Bonifacio Global City (BCG) make sure to watch these two talented brother and sister singing duos— Anna Beatrice and her brother, Carlos Miguel Benitez  (Ages 14 and 17 respectively).

The musical siblings first sang in office Christmas parties; then, followed by regular performances in BCG since October 2014. They love to sing covers of famous artists and do about three sets every Saturday (from 6-8pm). You can find them near CBTL (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) and Alveo at B-8 Portal.

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They were asked to perform by their school, Colegio San Agustin, since seeing the viral video of them singing which garnered 18K+ views on YouTube. Followed by a performance in school for Binibining (Bb.) CSA Talent Show 2015 and sang in the intermission of Bb. CSA Grand Coronation Night 2015.

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Carlos and Anna were invited to sing at the Children’s Hour Annual Benefit Lunch Year 2015 and just recently performed at the BCG for their benefit show dedicated to www.childrenshour.org.ph.

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“Thankful to have been invited to the Annual Benefit Lunch of Children’s Hour ‪#‎childrenshour‬ ‪#‎childrenshourph‬.” ~Anna Benitez

When not singing Anna’s hobbies are writing, singing, reading, listening to music, playing the piano, and mostly staying at home while her ‘kuya’ (older brother) prefers producing, singing, playing the guitar, and lastly, he loves to go biking.

Here’s their cover of Sam Smith’s amazing hit, “I’m Not The Only One,” Thirdstory style. Enjoy!

For more videos, watch them here: Carlos and Anna Benitez

Song requests and gig invitations? Feel free to contact them via Social Media Facebook and Twitter.

Images provided by the performance artist.

African Style of Coldplay – Paradise (Peponi) by ThePianoGuys

Last night, I stumbled upon this wonderful group in YouTube called The Piano Guys.  I tell you, they are awesome. Music so lovely……..

Enjoy and have a happy weekend!

Cello: Steven Sharp Nelson
Piano: Jon Schmidt

with Vocals: Alex Boye

The story behind this song:

As they started arranging the music, they suffered a writers block. Then on a whim, they changed it to African approach. With Alex and his contagious energy that gave new life to the song – He sings the tune in 4 different languages: Swahili, English, Yoruba (his mother’s native language), and Alex’s own African “scat” (They call it…Scafrican) =) Most of the words you hear are translated from the lyrics in the original Coldplay Tune.

After hearing the song, I am now a huge fun of Alex and ThePianoGuys — I bet you are now too!

Please Follow ThePianoGuys:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pianoguys
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pianoguys
Website: http://www.ThePianoGuys.com

If you liked this video you’ll LOVE our version of these tunes:
Adele Rolling in the Deep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUjWJSnGVB0
David’s Guetta’s Without You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfRtPbBFoGg

For the Man Who Can’t Break Even – The Script (Dublin Inc. Acoustic Medley) – YouTube

Hello Everyone!

Here is my promise to my nephew, Rhett.  ( the one with the glasses 😉 )

The singers are Linda Davis, Miky Tayoba, and Rhett. Thomas Mcarthy on Cajon, Trevor Fields on electric guitar and Produced by Sam Bashor. They started as friends and decided to form a band late 2011 in Santa Clarita, California.

Go check them out!

Dublin Inc.

Hope you guys enjoy! 😀

Please like and Follow Dublin Inc. at: 

FACEBOOK: Dublin Inc.

TWITTER: Dublin Inc.

Thanks you to Trevor Field for recording and editing the song

Hayden Scott for standing in for electric guitar

Nate Bashor for lending the camera, ligthing equipment, and editing software

Linda Davis – Vocals

Everett Bichara – Vocals

Miky Tayoba – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar

Thomas McCarthy – Percussion

Trevor Field – Recording Artist/ Sound Editor/Electric Guitar

Sam Bashor – Producer/Video Recorder/Video Editor

Self-Esteem

Wow, really powerful video from Matt Malone of Igwalam in YouTube!

It is not about where we have been, but where we are headed.

Reflect on your present blessings, of which
every man has many, not on your past
misfortunes, of which all men have some.
— 
Charles Dickens

Photo Credit: Every Day Peoples Cartoons

The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living

At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama issued eighteen rules for living.

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

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Picture Sourced: http://www.wireheading.com/dalai-lama.html

Romantic Love Letter from Beethoven

Beethoven’s love letter is very famous and often quoted in literary media as well as television, movies, and commercials. Beethoven was known to love many women, and as his friend F.G. Wegeler once wrote, “Beethoven was never out of love.” The letter was found amongst the composers things after his death. It was not addressed to anyone (no address, city, name…) nor was it dated with a year. It is unclear whether or not the letter was ever sent or sent and returned. 

HAPPY VALENTINES!!!!!

July 6th, in the morning My angel, my all, my very self. – Only a few words today, and, what is more, written in pencil (and with your pencil)-I shan’t be certain of my rooms here until tomorrow; what an unnecessary waste of time is all this–Why this profound sorrow, when necessity speaks–can our love endure without sacrifices, without our demanding everything from one another, can you alter the fact that you are not wholly mine, that I am not wholly yours?–Dear God, look at Nature in all her beauty and set your heart at rest about what must be–Love demands all, and rightly so, and thus it is for me with you, for you with me– but you forget so easily that I must live for me and for you; if we were completely united, you would fee this painful necessity just as little as I do–My journey was dreadful and I did not arrive here until yesterday at four o’clock in the morning. As there were few horses the mail coach chose another route, but what a dreadful road it was; at the last state but one I was warned not to travel by night; attempts were made to frighten me about a forest, but all this only spurred me on to proceed–and it was wrong of me to do so.. The coach broke down, of course, owing to the dreadful road which had not been made up and was nothing but a country track. If we hadn’t had those two postillions I should have been left stranded on the way–On the other ordinary road Esterhazy with eight horses met with the same fate as I did with four–Yet I felt to a certain extent that pleasure I always feel when I have overcome some difficulty successfully–Well, let me turn quickly from outer to inner experiences. No doubt we shall meet soon; and today also time fails me to tell you of the thoughts which during these last few days I have been revolving about my life–If our hearts were always closely united, I would certainly entertain no such thoughts. My hear overflows with a longing to tell you so many things–Oh–there are moments when I find that speech is quite inadequate–Be cheerful– and be for ever my faithful, my only sweetheart, my all, as I am yours. The gods must send us everything else, whatever must and shall be our fate–

Your faithful Ludwig

Monday evening, July 6th You are suffering, you, my most precious one–I have noticed the very moment that letters have to be handed in very early, on Monday–or on Thursday–the only days when the mail coach goes from here to K[arlsbad].–You are suffering–Oh, where I am, you are with me–I will see to it that you and I, that I can live with you. What a life!!!! as it is now!!!! without you–pursued by the kindness of people here and there, a kindness that I think-that I wish to deserve just as little as I deserve it–man’s homage to man–that pains me–and when I consider myself in the setting of the universe, what I am and what is the man–whom one calls the greatest of me–and yet–on the other hand therein lies the divine element in man==I weep when I think that probably you will not receive the first news of me until Saturday–However much you love me–good night–Since I am taking the baths I must get off to sleep–Dear God–so near! so far! Is not our love truly founded in heaven–and, what is more, as strongly cemented as the firmament of Heaven?–

Good morning, on July 7th Even when I am in bed my thoughts rush to you, my eternally beloved, now and then joyfully, then again sadly, waiting to know whether Fate will hear our prayer–To face life I must live altogether with you or never see you. Yes, I am resolved to be a wanderer abroad until I can fly to your arms and say that I have found my true home with you and enfolded in your arms can let my soul be wafted to the realm on blessed spirits–alas, unfortunately it must be so–You will become composed, the more so as you know that I am faithful to you; no other woman can ever possess my heart–never–never–Oh God, why must one be separated from her who is so dear. Yet my life in V[ienna] at present is a miserable life–Your love has made me both the happiest and the unhappiest of mortals–At my age I now need stability and regularity in my life–can this coexist with our relationship?–Angel, I have just heard that the post goes every day–and therefore I must close, so that you may receive the letter immediately–Be calm; for only by calmly considering our lives can we achieve our purpose to live together–Be calm–love me–Today–yesterday–what tearful longing for you–for you–you–my life–my all–all good wishes to you–Oh, do continue to love me–never misjudge your lover’s most faithful heart.

ever yours
ever mine
ever ours

L.

Orishas

El Kilo

Orishas was a Cuban hip hop group who appealed to the Cuban youth who were hungry of African-American culture consisting of rap & hip hop.  The group is based in France where they made a deal with a record company, although they visit Cuba frequently. In 1999, Fidel Castro threw a party for them and had a meeting with all the musicians. It was the first time for the Cuban government to recognize hip hop music.

Here is another of my favorite songs of Orishas

Reina de la Calle

You wanna dance?

Mucho Gusto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

La Vie en Rose

Carla Bruni

Edith Piaf

We all know that the Great Edith Piaf sung this beautiful song but Carla Bruni did good justice singing this song.  The most adored love song through time!