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Days, weeks, and months had passed since EN2010 happened here in Manila, Philippines. Actually, one of my closest friends and I planned to attend the once in a lifetime 3-day experience concert and conference with our fellow Christians. Unfortunately, only my bff got the ticket, I wasn’t employed yet and got no source of financial support to register in the said event. I was so frustrated and depressed due to that fact, knowing that lot of my friends, acquaintance and former classmates converted were able to buy one of the passes. As well as the presence of Darlene Zschech, Hillsong’s worship leader and song writer, added to my burden and regret.
Anyways, it was just last Sunday when I knew that the 2nd day of EN2010 held in SMX Convention Center last July 23, they attempted to record “The Most Languages Performed in a Song (with Multiple Singers from Different Countries): singing “Amazing Grace” by estimated number of 19,173 from 45 nations and 50 different languages including Filipino, Arabic, Mandarin, Zulu, Farsi, Spanish, Cherokee Indian and more. Closest to the Auld Lang Syne spot sung by 200 people under Communal Singing category.
The said victory was led by Every Nation Ministries and Victory Christian Fellowship: joined forces with other Christian churches here in Philippines.
“Amazing Grace,” published in 1779, came into being on a slave ship. It was written by John Newton, an English poet and clergyman, who participated, though reluctantly, in the slave trade.
According to the organization’s website, “many people believe the song was actually an old African folk song that Newton might have heard wafting up from the hold of his slave ship.” Courtesy of Inquirer.net
Curiosity and boredom lead me into something very interesting about USA tv shows: it is finding Lie to Me. So stunning seeing the first episode introducing “The Lightman Group” composed of Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, a “fast thinking Lie expert” who mainly focused in Microexpressions, body language, and Facial Action Coding System serving clients mostly from Local and Federal Laws. Tackling cases of private and public affairs which commonly conceived truths, misterious suspects and subtle evidences. He is a psyche genius, seems to know everything even tapped the hidden hints for solving cases. Due to his past regards her mother, it led him to searching and mastering expressions.
I will not attempt to discuss all the characteristics of all the cast coz I might end up writing a book. Due to the leadership of Cal and his partner in spy, Dr. Gillian Foster (who is my fave among all), this is one of the most amazing, meaningful and educational TV series made by Fox. Kelli Williams who played as Dr. Foster, reveals her natural talent in acting, comedy, drama, romance and even action. Despite of her heartaches (based on the sequel), she gained people’s attention by reflecting and potraying that even experts or genius have something inside, they are not perfect. And what has contributed to their so called “perfection” was an “imperfect” decision and “imperfect” situation in their imperfect lives. Very beautiful and yet can’t have her own baby, it seems that everything a guy wants is already a full-package with Dr. Foster yet God didn’t have it that way, there’s missing. Likewise,
Dr. Lightman is what everyone wants to be, even me, but why do they have to divorce? (God is fair, just and Good to us)
The bottom line is, Lie to Me, a masterpiece of TV / media world. I’ve never seen nor have this kind of addiction into a American TV show except this. Not to forget Brendan Hines(Eli Loker) with his fascinating and risky Radical Honesty, Monica Raymund (Ria Torres) and Hayley McFarland (Emily Lightman) with their Natural talent about reading people, and of course Mekhi Phifer (Ben Reynolds), the FBI agent :sharp
shooter assistant of Cal.
A full-blown cast that I don’t wanna miss.
A once in a bluemoon event has set its Guinness World-Breaking record in the history, as Government, Showbiz, and Sectoral personalities joined the fun run with a theme “Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig” last October 10, 2010.
Which has its main vision of collecting funds for cleaning and betterment of Pasig River, nearby bodies of water and creeks as well.
This grand event can be said as one of main highlights of year 2010, aside from Inauguration of President Noynoy Aquino in Manila Grandstand, Venus Raj’s achievement in Ms. Universe happened in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now the “Run for Pasig”.
Celebrities mostly from ABS-CBN channel participated in the said event and also high-profile personalities like Vice President Jejomar Binay, Former President Fidel V. Ramos, his wife Ming Ramos, Pound for Pound King, Manny Pacquiao, El Shaddai Leader, Mike Belarde and one of P-noy’s sisters, Ballsy Cruz.
Breaking the previous record of “Bay to Breakers”, and now with estimated 116,000 runners not included those who were not registered that joined the race.
It was a decade of my plain view in boxing, not until Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquioa (courtesy of Google.com) aka Manny “Pacman” Pacquioa spiced up my taste in the ring. Pacman’s big break was when he beat Lehlohonolo Ledwaba and replaced him as Super Bantamweight chmapion, Manny has constantly step forward into success of his career. As well as his most exciting fights against Mexican boxing icons like Marc Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Hector Velaquez, Oscar Larios and Jorge Solis. Due to draw decision of judges about Barrera and Pacquioa’s fight, they finally had a rematch last 2007 for a record.
Another for the record match of Manny Pacquiao was his battle versus David Diaz and Oscar De La Hoya, these are the best fights that put Pacman to the top. As well as Ricky Hatton’s disappointing performance inside the ring which only led into two rounds of defeat for Hatton. Even his fight against Miguel Cotto which fairly stopped up to the last round.
Having not less than eight significant titles in the field of boxing, Pacman is now again trying to test his luck beating Joshua Clottey for another milestone of his career. Manny is truly one of the best athletes on Earth. Pacman will always be a pride of Philippines in sports most especially in boxing arena. Either wins or losses in his future challenges with other boxers, I’ll be in Manny Pacquiao’s side.
God bless you Pacman!! ^_^
It’s been a couple of weeks I think when Haiti was damaged by an earthquake, and now it was Chile. After those several happenings concerning our nature aside from global warming, poverty and many circumstances we cannot explain, could it be the signs of end times. How far or near are we to the end, based on prophecy, 2012 is the year then how come we’re suffering things like that. Maybe God is just preparing us for the real battles and scenarios we’re about to face.
Take a look at the pictures taken from Chile and Haiti, quite the same and close to the clips we’ve seen in the movie 2012.
What we can do now is pray hard for their recovery and restoration, and May the LORD keep us from any harm. Love! Love! Love!
God bless everyone!