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Spread The Love For Music

Music is the universal constant. It’s one part of human culture that can bring peoples from different places together across even language barriers. Music is an important part of our existence on this planet, and spreading it to others is a very important part of life. There are a number of ways you can take part and spread your love of music to others who would also be interested.

Love for Music

1. Busking.

Performing on the street is called busking. While it is traditionally done for the sake of earning a living, it can also be done for the sake of music. Street pianos in NY are an example of this; the musicians often wheel their instruments into the parks and perform for the crowds that gather. It’s a common weekend activity that always brings out a number of people.

2. Volunteer.

You can volunteer to work at community centers and teach classes for those who are interested. If you play a particularly interesting instrument or one that isn’t as well known, you’re sure to generate a lot of interest from passerby. Everyone plays the guitar, but does everyone play the dulcimer?

3. Perform.

Look for venues that need musicians but can’t afford to hire them. Not only do you get the practice and experience of performing for others in front of a crowd, but you help out an organization while sharing your love of music with all of those in attendance. Many churches, community centers, and newly-opened restaurants would gladly welcome a musician who was willing to work pro bono.

There are many people who want to learn how to play music, but the lack the proper teachers or the time to learn. By volunteering and teaching them to play, you provide a valuable service. Music lessons have been shown to reduce crime rates in specific areas, as well as improving the quality of living for the people there as well as helping to fight depression and apathy. By helping out and playing in areas that don’t normally see musicians, you can make the world a better place.

Current Trends In Urban News

Urban news

Urban reporting has become more prominent in recent years as the divide between urban and mainstream culture continues to increase. Urban cultures have the unique problem of finding themselves shut out of mainstream media outlets in favor of a more “mainstream” viewpoint that doesn’t take into account the special situations that present themselves in urban environments. Thankfully the Internet is a place of tremendous power because now entire sites devoted solely to urban news present their take on the world. The subjects for these websites are the same as mainstream sites, but they take an urban cultural viewpoint.

Politics and social issues

Urban environments typically suffer from unique social problems that just don’t cross over in the mainstream. Politics and social coverage has to be from an urban slant in order for it to make sense to those who are living within these environments. Politics is covered much in the same way as mainstream outlets, but you’ll find political coverage of topics that are important to urban dwellers, not suburban residents. While the coverage is still unbiased, its focus is on subject matter that is important to urban citizens.


Entertainment such as games, sports, television, and movies are presented in an urban news format. Movies that don’t get much coverage in mainstream are given the attention they deserve on these urban news sites. Reviewers and journalists cover often ignored artists and actors who don’t appeal to mainstream readers regularly.

Frequently updated and relevant

Urban news sites aggressively compete with mainstream sites to garner attention from their audience. They present the news in an easy-to-follow format that lets readers customize their experience. For example, you can favorite specific columnists or subject matter that means the most to you and then receive mobile updates to your phone when those subjects are updated with important stories. Urban residents appreciate this important source of news not because it’s apart from the mainstream but because it’s relevant to the daily lives of citizens who live in urban areas. While mainstream culture may fail to recognize the divide that exists between it and its urban readers, these current urban news sites capitalize on this divide and give people who don’t normally have a voice a true voice in modern media and multimedia. The social communities that grow up around these excellent news resources continue to be important aspects of Internet reporting.

5 Reasons Why You Should Shop Online

Online shopping

Hesitant whether or not shopping online is worth trying? Need reasons why it is a good thing? I hope that today your struggling will end since in this article you will find five reasons why you should start shopping online. It is pretty logical, but yet not all of us know this. However, I believe that after reading this there won’t be any problems and unanswered questions. You can try it and see all the advantages of it by yourself. So – without any further ado, here they are – five great reasons why you should try shopping on the web!

  1. It is open 24/7. Shopping online is great because it doesn’t need you to adapt to the stores. Stores adapt to your needs, and you can buy no matter where and when! It is always open, and you can always buy everything you wish for. Literally: from groceries to gift, you can buy that in the middle of the night without any problems. So, shopping will be a lot more convenient, and you can do that at that time it is comfortable for you.
  2. It is more eco-friendly. Another reason you should give a try shopping online is because it is a lot more eco-friendlier to shop like that than in stores. Firstly because you use no gas to go to the stores and so – a lot less of CO2 gas are in the environment. Also, it is a lot easier to find eco-friendly products on the web than in stores, and that makes your ‘green’ lifestyle be more like you wish for. It will be a lot easier to help Earth like that too!
  3. It is cheaper. Since online you can buy directly from the manufacturer, you will certainly save tons of money just like that! On the other hand, you can compare prices a lot quirkier and easier and so always find the best price for you. Moreover, there are millions of online coupons on the web too, and you can use that as much as you want! In summary, shopping online is just cheaper than in stores, because comparing prices and getting discounts requires a lot less of your effort.
  4. It doesn’t have annoying salespeople. By shopping online, you won’t need to deal with an enormous bunch of salesmen who are trying to push you into buying things you don’t even need. In fact, it is you who can come to ask for something rather than them! Online is just great for this reasons, especially if you just hate then people come to you and try to sell something. No one online will attempt to do that, and you will certainly avoid these unpleasant moments too.
  5. It is judge-free. And by that I mean that you can shop for everything and anytime and nobody will care who you are and for that reasons you are buying that! If you always felt uncomfortable buying intimates like lingerie or drugs, online you can do that without any human contact. It also will be delivered in a simple brown box that won’t indicate that is inside. From the moment you buy to the moment you get your delivery – nobody will know what you bought. And that is just amazing!

Where is Home?

I know it’s weird that I’m feeling this way. But I can’t help what I feel.

Home is not a feeling

Maybe it’s because I haven’t been spending so much time here in our home.

Maybe it’s because I don’t have my own room anymore. Nanay took over my entire room, and there’s nothing here that I personally own.

Maybe because I’ve started to love living independently, on my own for over a year now, that I somehow feel like I’m out of place in what used to be my own spot in the house where my family has lived in for a decade now.

The thought of being away from my brother, our nanay and our dog Marcel pains me, but I somehow feel the need to get out of here and go back to my condo in Makati. It’s the only place now that I can call my own, even when I’m just renting it.

This has fired up my desire to officially buy my own place. I don’t want to feel like an outsider in my very own home. 🙁

Tomorrow, I shall be traveling back to my Makati home. I went on an extended long weekend because I know I need to kinda adjust again to being on my own. This feeling is making me sick. 🙁

I don’t think anyone would understand how I’m feeling. People who’ll read this might think I’m overreacting. But, again, I can’t help what I’m feeling.