7 Food Review – Fish Dish

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I have been very busy lately with school schedule for my son and some activities with our friends during weekends and weekdays that is why after doing all these things, I have decided to treat myself with some healthy food. Who loves fish? I admit that I am not a fan of seafoods (although I love Japanese food) but still it didn’t hinder me on trying this restaurant(that serves fresh, healthy cooked seafoods) called Fish Dish.

 

 

 

They have a few locations here in Los Angeles and we went to the Burbank location since we were at the vicinity at that time last week. The location was actually good, lots of parking spaces and the area was clean too. Upon entering the store, we were greeted by the crew behind the counter and no problem looking for the menu as it’s already written in a big black board beside the counter when you entered the door.

 

Wall Menu

 

Normally, if I am eating at a seafood restaurant, I would  order Grilled Salmon but this time I want it to be different, I want to try something new.I ordered the Charbroiled Mahi-mahi which was a food prepared as you order(served fresh!). It comes with a side dish of Coleslaw and Garlic Bread, Brown Rice(choose between Brown Rice,White Rice or Fries) and Garlic Butter Sauce(choose between Cajun Sauce or Garlic Butter). I can say that it’s not bad and it’s also not a “wow” popper for me. I love the Garlic Butter Sauce, it was actually flavorful and the coleslaw was great, crispy veggies meaning it’s fresh and not soggy. The Mahi-mahi’s texture was good, it was firm and not flaky like the Salmon. It was also a bit bland(good thing the sauce was rich in flavor), I was actually expecting a little sweetness from it but I guess it’s probably normal for this kind of fish(I need to try out this fish more from other restaurants). I can say that I am satisfied with my meal but if I am going to eat here again, I would probably try a different meal.

 

Charbroiled Mahi-Mahi

 

My wife ordered their Calamari Plate as she has been craving for this food for quite a few days now. She gave me a couple of pieces for me to try and I can say that it was ok. For me, it’s nothing like it will be a “talk of the town” food for being great, I should say that it is fine if you are not that very picky when it comes to Calamari.

 

Calamari Plate

At the end of the room you will also find their condiments section, which was actually nice because you get to choose different sauces that soothes your taste.

Condiments

All in all, I can say that my experience with Fish Dish was good. If you would ask me if I will recommend it to my friends, I will say “yes” for the reason of great service, good ambiance, affordable price and good food. It may not be the best Seafood Restaurant in town but it is definitely not the worst. I would definitely comeback and try some of the other dishes to really give a better judgement of the place when pertaining to their food.

 

Fish Dish (Burbank Location) is located at 2575 North Hollywood Way Unit 106, Burbank, CA 91505 opens Mon-Sat 11 AM – 9:30 PM, Sun 11 AM – 8:30 PM. They also accept Credit Cards as mode of Payment.

 

0 A Look At The Space Shuttle Endeavour Upclose

A few weeks back, we went to the California Science Center to visit the Space Shuttle Endeavour which was a headline among all the news outlets last year. Just to give you a brief information, the Endeavour was the fifth NASA space shuttle orbiter to be built and it was also the first and only shuttle to be named by children. I was always fascinated by space shuttles ever since I was a kid, I even dreamt of being an astronaut because of my likings to these amazing aircrafts. So when my wife said “let’s check out the Endeavour space shuttle”, I automatically said yes and off we go because I am really excited.

Before seeing the actual space shuttle, all guests will have to begin the exhibit by entering a room filled with images and actual items and artifacts that can be found inside the Endeavour. This will give us an idea of what goes around during the astronauts stay in space, what equipments do they use to be able to live in a normal way and also to show the guests some of the space shuttle’s components that makes it inhabitable and trustworthy in going to space and returning back to Earth.

This is what you will see after entering the door, an introductory story about what you will experience on this exhibit.

Endeavour Intro

As you go on, you will see at the right side the actual tires used by the space shuttle when it landed on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Guests are allowed to touch it to feel the texture of the result of abuse the tires absorbed when it first landed on Earth.

Endeavour Tires Endeavour Tires Upclose

Across the tires to the left features the Fuel Cells used by the space shuttle to generate electricity. Chemical reactions by means of hydrogen and oxygen is the source of electricity and its leftovers which is water and heat where used by astronauts for drinking or re-hydrating inside the shuttle.
Fuel Cell Fuel Cell (Back)

Moving on you will see at the right, the Space Oven used by astronauts to cook their food. Amazing because this equipment functions by means of the Fuel Cells and it’s leftover wastes.

Space Oven

Looking at the left side is the Space Shuttle Potty. It’s amazing how this equipment functions whenever an astronaut needs to “go”. In space, wastes does not go directly into the toilet as it is on Earth. Since there is no gravity, poop tends to curl and stick and does not fall off also urine just sticks to any surface it touches. In order to deal with this problem, they used airflow to pull away the wastes going to the bag. The Space Shuttle Potty stores urine and solid wastes in different storages. The solid wastes collected shall then be exposed to thee vacuum of space to kill germs and bacteria and then stored to bring back to Earth (No littering in space, literally). The air used in pulling away wastes will then be filtered to cleanse it from bacteria and odor to be used again inside the crew cabin. Amazing isn’t it?

Space Potty Space Potty Angle

In the middle of the room you will find the actual Mission Control Equipments used to monitor every shuttle launch from 1981 to 2011.

Mission Control

There is also Simulator rides that you can ride to give and show you the feeling of astronauts experiences on their trips to space.

Simulator Simulator 2

This concludes the gallery of equipments and artifacts used by the shuttle and upon leaving the room you will be directed to the Space Shuttle Endeavour itself located in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion.

Upon entering the Pavilion, you will be greeted by an overwhelming amusement of the Endeavour. Believe me, it was really huge and the good thing is, it is just right before my eyes and I can even approach and go underneath it. I was really amazed for I only get to see this on TV when I was a kid but now it’s right in front of me. Here are some photos that I was able to collect of the Endeavour:

Tip Of The Endeavor Endeavour Wing Endeavour Tail Panoramic View Of The Endeavour

This is the detached Rocket Booster used to launch the Space Shuttle to outer space. It’s powered by liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen to give an output of over 1.5 Million pounds of thrust.

Rocket Booster Rocket Booster 3 Rocket Booster 2

Inside this big pavilion, you can also see the Space Hab – a module which was used as an extra room for astronauts to live-in or also as a workshop in space.

Space Hab

As you can see they also used the Space Hab as a storage for supplies and tools.

Inside View

Works of man that was used as a fundamental source of knowledge for the unreachable and unseen. These are the wonders that helped prove the existence of our imaginations. These are the things that helped us study and discover the wonders of space.

4 Sweet Review – Confexion Cupcakes

It’s been a busy week, in fact a stressful one and if you’re experiencing the same, what do you do to somewhat lessen the tension in your body? Well for me I sometimes eat desserts whenever I am stressed because it somewhat soothes me and if you would look at the word stressed, it is actually desserts written backwards, so basically they’re connected to each other.

This week, I’ve visited one of the known gourmet cupcakes baker here in Pasadena, CA, the “Confexion”. This pastry shop was actually a winner of the famous Food Network TV Show Cupcake Wars.

Box Winner Food Network

This is also my second time to visit this place, my first visit’s experience (which was last month) was great and this time I have decided to give it a second try.

Confexion Front Porch It’s just a small shop, wherein most of the customers tends to buy and take home what they bought. If you want to eat here, there are a few tables outside of the shop along the sidewalk since there are no indoor tables for you to use . Upon entering, you will see at once the reception table beside the display of cupcakes they are selling. You will be greeted by a smiling woman (Which I think is the owner) that will also take your orders.

Panoramic View of Front DeskSince I have already been here, so I am somewhat familiar already with the cupcakes that they have on display. It didn’t take a while for me to decide which cupcakes to order, although there are two new ones added since my last visit.

Cupcakes
So I’ve decided to order the two new cupcakes and my favorites:

 

  • Chocolate + Chocolate

Chocolate + Chocolate

 

Who doesn’t love chocolates? The good thing about this cupcake is that even though it’s rich in chocolate it doesn’t tastes too sweet. It consists of Valrhona chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. I can say that they are consistent in making these because my second visit has met my expectation since I last tried it. I love the flavor and texture of the cake underneath, it’s moist and not dry. I even ordered two of this 🙂

 

 

 

 

  • Royal Red Velvet

Royal Red Velvet

 

This cupcake consists of classic southern light chocolate cake with hints of cinnamon and cocoa, topped with cream cheese frosting. I am actually not a fan (but my son is) of this cupcake as it tastes to sweet for me. Probably because the frosting has red candy sprinkles on it to make it look good. There is actually a another version of this which has no sprinkles and that might have less sweetness in it (although I haven’t tried it yet) As with the cake underneath the frosting, I can say that it is great. It is not dry and somewhat moist and soft in texture which balances the overall quality of this cupcake.

 

 

  • Black + White

Black + White

 

 

If you don’t like it to be chocolatey, this is your choice. It has the same ingredient with the Chocolate + Chocolate the only difference is the frosting as it uses Vanilla Bean instead of Chocolate. I actually liked this one too as it is also not too sweet and there is an added pinch mixture of vanilla and chocolate that blends in your mouth as you eat.

 

 

 

 

  • Cosmo

Cosmo

 

This is one of the new flavors I’ve seen from my last visit. The cupcake has fresh key lime zest cake filled with cosmo cranberry compote and topped with lime-vodka frosting. In my taste bud’s opinion, I actually don’t like it. Upon taking a bite, you will be fronted by a burst of sweetness from the frosting and the cake. Good thing there was a lime added to the flavor, just imagine if there is none, but I guess the lime didn’t do much of a help to balance the sweetness and flavor of this cupcake.

 

 

 

  • Chocolate Bacon Caramel

Chocolate Bacon Caramel

 

 

I was fascinated at this one that is why I ordered it. It has dark Valrhona chocolate cake topped with chocolate frosting, caramel and bits of bacon. Yup, you read it correctly, it has bacon on it. I was actually curious what it would taste like and to tell you the truth, I liked it. The saltiness of bacon mixed with the sweetness of the frosting made it unique. It was so balanced that if I would be visiting this place, I would order it again if they have it on their menu that day.

 

 

I should say that you need to visit this place a couple of times to actually figure out what you like as they have different flavors everyday for the whole month.

Open Box

The prices of their cupcakes are reasonable, for the regular size it’s $3.50 each $21 for half a dozen, $39 for a dozen. The petite size is $2.00 each and $22 for a dozen.

Front Desk

Overall, I can say that this place has met my expectation since my first visit. The cupcakes were great for all my choices, I like them to be moist and soft not dry and brittle. Although the sweet factor was too much for me with one of my choices, it does not mean that it will make me avoid this place. Some people like it too sweet and some like it to be balanced (like me), so I guess it is up to the customers to choose which of the flavors do they want.

 

Flavors

 

 

 

Confexion is located at 11 West Dayton Street, Pasadena, CA 91105 and opens Tues to Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thurs to Fri 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sat 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and closed during Mondays. They accept cash or credit card as mode of payment.

 

 

 

2 Five New Roller Coasters For 2013

It’s the middle of summer, so are you the type of person who loves amusement parks and thrills? Well then, get your vocal chords ready and be sure to have an empty stomach because here is a list of some of the new roller coaster rides for 2013.

 

1. Full Throttle @ Six Flags – Magic Mountain, Los Angeles

Full Throttle

This is the fastest and tallest looping roller coaster in the world. The ride has 0-70 mph (approximately 113 kmh) acceleration and its loop is 160ft tall and you get to do it twice (inside and outside loop). It also has a backward launch to give you sudden intense boost as you lunge forward.

Here is a POV video to show you the feeling of excitement even by only watching it.

You can also like their Facebook page here.

 

2. GateKeeper @ Cedar Point – Sandusky, Ohio

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This is going to be the longest wing ride roller coaster (wing ride means that the riders are positioned at both sides wherein their feet hangs through the air). The track length is 4,164ft (1.269km) and the maximum speed is 67 mph(107kmh). Riding this roller coaster will give you a very intense experience due to the turns and drops that will last for about 2 mins. and 40 sec.

 

Here is a POV experience of the GateKeeper.

Looking for their Facebook page? Here it is.

 

3. Iron Rattler @ Six Flags – San Antonio, Texas 

Iron Rattler

Yup, you are reading it right – this is a new roller coaster adapted from the old one. Modifications were made to the new Iron Rattler, from a 61-degree ft. drop to an 81-degree drop at a distance of 171 ft. (Imagine that nerve-racking experience, it is almost a vertical drop with your face forward to the ground!) It has a top speed of 70mph (112kmh) while doing an inverted barrel roll.

 

Here is a POV video to show you what is happening.

Just in case you want to see their Facebook Page, here is the link.

 

4. The Smiler @ Alton Towers – United Kingdom

The Smiler

If you happened to be in England, I’m sure you don’t want to miss a visit to one of their famous theme park – The Alton Towers. If you want to get dizzy without drinking any alcohol but instead because of just merely having a fun ride, try their new roller coaster called The Smiler. It has a 14 loop ride and a 30 meter drop with a max speed of 53mph(85kmh) that will certainly not only blow your brains out but also your stomach! Added to it’s features were some effects that will manipulate your mind and instincts. I guess after riding this roller coaster, you will see the reflection of “The Joker” in you when you look at the mirror.

 

Here is a POV video for you guys to give you an idea.

Here is their Facebook page to check on some other stuff you might want to see.

 

5. Gold Striker @ California’s Great America – Santa Clara, CA

Gold Striker

This is a wooden roller coaster and is the tallest and fastest for its kind. Get your hands in the air and be sure to absorb the intense 103.3 ft. drop going through a tunnel and some 80 degree bankings and ride twist along the way. This is a 2 min and 30 sec thrill ride that will surely make your heart stop.

 

Here is a POV video to give you a taste of the experience.

You might also want to check their Facebook page here.

2 Product Review – Alesis DM6 Electronic Drumset

Being a music lover, I have a passion for playing musical instruments ever since I was a kid. For this week, I am going to write a first hand, personal review on a product I bought last February of this year over amazon.com and have been using it since then. This product is the Alesis DM6 Session Electronic Drumset. Whether you are a newbie or even a professional drummer that is looking for an affordable drumset that you want to practice on without disturbing your neighbors, then this is the product for you.

alesis boxThe Alesis DM6 Session Kit is consist of:
1.   DMPad dual-zone pad which serves as a Snare Drum.
2.   3 ProPad drum pads which serves as the three Tom Drums.
3.   3 ProPad cymbal pads ( 1 serves as Crash cymbal, 1 for Ride cymbal, 1 for the Hi-hat).
4.   On my drumset I have 2 DMHat pedals( 1 for the Hihat control and 1 for the Kickdrum control)
– Later, as you read on, I will explain the pros and con for this configuration.
5.   ProRack II Assembly with arms and clamps
6.   DM6 Module
7.   Cable Snake
8.   Drum Key
9.   Drums Sticks
10. Power  Supply

Let me describe to you every detail that each component has and also my experiences on using these components individually.

Snare Drum

1.   The DMPad dual-zone pad which serves as a Snare Drum.

This functions well as a snare drum, in which the dual zone enables you to trigger and produce the snare head and rimshot sounds. The good thing about this pad is the rubber texture which allows your drumsticks to bounce for accurate triggering and sound output. Although the only negative thing I can say as for my experience is, you have to hit it really hard to make the audio distinct even in a full volume. So if you’re used to the traditional acoustic drumsets, you might want to adjust your strength on hitting those pads.

 

 

Propad

 

2.  ProPad drum pads which serves as the 3 Tom Drums.*

These pads works as expected, although they are smaller than the snare drum, hitting them are not that big of a hassle. Same rubbery feeling as the snare drum, the only difference is that it is a plain pad without any side zones. This structure doesn’t affect the sound output and you don’t need to hit them hard like the snare drum because their sensitivity were adequate enough to produce the desired sound volume.

 

 

 

Cymbals

cymbal wedge

 

 

3.  The 3 ProPad cymbal pads (1 serves as Crash cymbal, 1 for Ride cymbal, 1 for the Hi-hat).

These pads are interchangeable to any of the three functions that you need.  The material for this cymbal pads is consist of hard plastic and rubber padding.  You will notice that the upper half portion is hard plastic and the lower half portion is rubber. The reason for this is that you only get to hit and trigger the lower portion as the pads remains stationary. When you attach them at their respective poles you will notice that there is a ball-joint with a small wedge in its design. I am satisfied with the durability of its material because I often hit them with abuse especially whenever I am “feeling” the music and up to now it is still intact. My only negative comment is on the Hi-hat pad as it sometimes double trigger even though I hit it only once. Upon observation, this is due to the fact that the stick bounces as it hits the pad so making it hit the pad twice unintentionally. I still prefer the clapper style of the traditional acoustic hi-hats. One thing to add to the Crash cymbal, it has no choke feature on the DM6.

 

DMHat Pedal4.  The DMHat pedals (Hi-hat control and Kickdrum).

With regard to the function of the pedal for the Hi-hat control, I only have a minor concern although I can tolerate it and not that big of a deal for me. When you step on the pedal,  it works perfectly fine giving you an accurate sound output but when you release the pedal it is sometimes having a mistrigger and thus, not giving you a sound output as you hit the hi-hat while releasing the pedal. Although I think this depends on the release timing of your foot from the pedal, just needs a little “getting used to” it.

As for the DMHat pedal used as a Kickdrum, it is ok – I have no regret with the sound as it is 99% accurate. The only thing I regret at this configuration is that the durability of the pedal can’t stand the abuse and pressure for the function of being a Kickdrum. My Kickdrum DMHat pedal gave in or let’s just say “stopped working” after 2 months of use. Good thing I still have warranty so I just called customer support and after verifying some info they sent me a replacement. As for me, the DMHat pedal is not advisable to function as a Kickdrum (although it is possible), for the trigger switch inside the pedal is made of plastic so great pressure will tend to break it. My advise is to use the Stealthkick which is really designed for this function.

 

5.  ProRack II Assembly with arms and clamps.

I have nothing much to say to this except for it is really lightweight and not hard to assemble because all you need to do is just unfold it and set it up to whichever comfortable position you want.

 

DM6 Module

6.  DM6 Module

This is the brain of your electronic drumset as all of the functions comes from this small module. It has over 100 drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds, play-along tracks, mix-in jack for playing along with your iPod or other music device. It also has a USB output jack to connect to your computer for recording using compatible music software. As for me, I don’t actually use this feature as I just play along with some of my favorite music doing the drum accompaniment.

 

 

 

cable snake

 

7.  Cable Snake

This is a special cable specifically manufactured and configured by Alesis for their products. I suggest that you take good care of it as their drum modules only works for their cables.

 

 

 

8.  Drum Key, Power Cable and Drumsticks

These are all part of the package.

 

The model I have was the Alesis DM6 Session Kit and as far as I know it is not available in the market for now and you might want to check another version of the DM6 module which is the Alesis DM6 USB Kit. They have the same features because they use the same module, the only differences are the design of the cymbal pads and single zone pads for the Tom drums. The Alesis DM6 USB Kit Five-Piece Electronic Drum Set is available on amazon.com if you want to check it out.

2 Personal Tips On How To Create A Website

Are you thinking of how to create a website for blogging or business but don’t know what to do or where to start? Before you start building one, first you have to decide whether you will be using a hosted platform or a stand-alone platform. Let me explain to you briefly the difference between the two platforms. Examples of hosted platforms are blogspot, tumblr or wordpress.com. The good thing about having a hosted platform is that your domain and hosting service is free but the drawback is that only neither a few customizations nor tweaking can be made and you don’t get to have your own domain name (your website would appear mydomain.wordpress.com, mydomain.blogspot.com). In Stand-alone platforms, you will be able to choose your own domain name and fully customize your website. You would have to purchase a web hosting service and a domain name (of your choice!) which is actually cheap so you don’t have to worry about spending much.

 

On this article, I will be giving you my personal tips on how to build your website using a stand alone platform.

 

1. First you need to think, find or choose a domain name for your site. This is going to be the identity of your  website. You can find in these links helpful tools that can help you generate a good domain name:

2. After choosing your desired domain name, you can check its availability on any of these three links:

3. If your desired domain is available, you can start registering it to any Hosting Services that you prefer. I would suggest that choose the web hosting service that suits your budget and needs. I would be giving you a few suggestions to help you decide which service you would prefer.

  •  KVC Hosting

Their service offers 24/7 support, 99.9% uptime, Unlimited Space depending on the package, Unlimited Bandwidth depending on the package, a control panel, add-on domains, free domain name with included privacy and a 45 days money back guarantee, free DNS Management and ID Protection. I have been using their hosting service and their price range is from $1.89 – $3.49 per month. You can click here if you want to see some more details with regard to their hosting service.

  •  Go Daddy Web Hosting

Their service has unlimited storage and bandwidth, 99.9% uptime guarantee,24/7 support and an easy, one   clock set-up. Their price ranges from $2.99 – $7.49 per month depending on what package you choose. If you want to learn more about their services, here is a link to their website.

 

  •  Network Solutions Web Hosting

Their service offers unlimited bandwidth with massive storage -300GB, easy to use Website Builder and 9500+ templates, they have software like WordPress,Drupal and Joomla and they also have 99.9% uptime guarantee with 24/7 support.  Their price ranges from $2.99 – $9.99 per month. Here is the link to their website if you want to learn more about their packages.

 

4. After you have chosen your preferred Hosting Service, you will be given login details to use for your control panel. I would suggest that you change the password immediately for added security and be sure to remember it for that is your access in all your activities for your website (you might want to refer to your hosting service provider for instructions on how to add your domain name, upload your website via ftp and other instructions that you may need). As for KVC Hosting it has some video tutorials and written instructions provided that you can follow in setting up the new website.

 

5. Ok, so the hard part is done, next is choosing a software for you to use on your website. There are many software available for you to use such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many more. All these have its own different interface and functions that varies in their own format and design. If you’re a beginner like me, I would suggest that you use WordPress since this is the easiest and most user friendly of the three I mentioned. You don’t have to be a computer programmer to use WordPress  but if you like a challenge and test your creativity, you can use Joomla or Drupal. Here is a link to assist you on how to install WordPress.

 

Having been able to start and build a website doesn’t stop there, it is an accomplishment indeed but maintaining it is a different thing. I am also new to this but here is what I can say, I am having fun and I felt fulfilled by just having to build my own website.


Disclaimer:

Featured image is not a property of this blog and is used for information purposes only. Image credits goes to the image owner provided at the source link.

0 Best 5 Places to Visit in Los Angeles During Summer

Los Angeles was stricken by a heat wave this weekend and would probably last through a couple more days reaching a three-digit mark on the temperature scale. In this extreme heat, here are my 5 places that I would want to visit during this time.

1. The Beach

           Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach

This is probably the best place to visit during summer and Southern California has lots of them to offer. The good thing about going to the beach is you have lots of things to do besides swimming. There are lots of shops if you plan on strolling and also food stands just in case you get hungry and want to eat a light meal. The only drawback that you will experience is having a hard time to find a parking spot so you need a little patience on finding one otherwise everything’s great.

2. The Mall

Carousel inside the Santa Anita Mall

Carousel inside the Santa Anita Mall

 

This is probably the most common activity to do especially if you’re not in the mood to be under the sun. Strolling, window shopping and if you get hungry, no need to worry of starving because there are lots of restaurants to choose from. An affordable way to beat the heat this summer.

3. Water Parks

image grabbed at california.legoland.com

Image grabbed at california.legoland.com

This is an alternative way to enjoy the water if you don’t want to go to the beach. Water Parks are fun because of the different rides and slides and other amenities that you don’t get in a beach. The good thing also about going here is you get to avail promos made by the facility like having Season Pass tickets with free parking so it is really a deal that you don’t want to miss.

4. Movie Theaters

 

Pacific Grove (Image grabbed at decurion.com)

Pacific Grove (Image grabbed at decurion.com)

 

Ahhh, simple way to say it – It’s fun, relaxing and you get to watch that movie that you have been dying to see for a couple of weeks (ok I’m just exaggerating with the dying thing hehehe).

5. Museums

The Getty Museum

 

Sounds boring huh? Well to tell you the truth, once you have tried it you will actually love it. The good thing about museums is you get to learn stuff depending on the genre you have chosen. There are lots of museums in L.A. that focuses on music, arts, architecture and even marine life.

 

 

So there you have it, no need to worry about being all dried up and drained by the heat. Have fun and go out, be adventurous even in a simple way.


Disclaimer:

Featured Image grabbed from accuweather.com. Sole purpose is to give info about the heat wave. This site and author does not own the featured image.

0 The Voice of the Philippines Surprising Auditions

A few days ago I was watching “The Voice of the Philippines” and I was really surprised to see Radha Cuadrado-Tinsay joined the audition. Like in my mind I was saying, does the Philippine version has guest appearance numbers while doing auditions? I learned later on that indeed she was part of the audition and was successful in joining Lea Salonga’s team.

Radha Tinsay ( image grabbed from thevoice.ABS-CBN.com)

image grabbed from thevoice.abs-cbn.com

 

For those of you that do not know, Radha is a professional singer and was part of the band “Kulay”. She’s the voice behind the song “Burn” and their band also sang one of the Pepsi commercial jingle. So she was a famous celebrity back then, indeed. Upon seeing her on the show’s audition, I became curious and did a little research if there were other Filipino celebrities that joined the audition for “The Voice of Philippines”. Here’s what I’ve found out, besides Radha, there is –  R & B singer Thor Dulay and Star Magic talent Guji Lorenzana.

 

 

 

I am not against with them joining the competition but I am just wondering, why do they need to join and battle against amateur, aspiring singers. I mean, it’s just that, what’s the point? I believe the platform and format of the show is to be mentored by one of the judges, and for them having albums and being known in the music industry, what is there to learn still? They even performed side by side with some of the judge-mentors and one of them (which was Sarah) even admitted that she was a fan of Radha. I just don’t get it, I am just thinking, will the amateurs be seen nor stand a chance against them? I then realized that it is a contest, so if you’re really great you will stay till the end and this will showcase if the pros deserves to be given a 2nd chance and if the amateurs can outshine the more experienced singers. I am sure this is going to be a great season for “The Voice of the Philippines”. You can leave a comment if you have thoughts to share.


Disclaimer:
The above post is my opinion only and I do not intend to degrade the persons mentioned nor influence the viewers of the show to side with my thoughts. This post if merely for opinionated discussion purposes only.

Image used containing the judge’s picture and the voice philipines logo is not owned by this site nor its author.
Images used on this posts are for information purposes only and are not intended for profit.

0 Featured Image – Uliana

The photo I featured is from a  friend who is really into photography, he is just a hobbyist ( like me ) and doesn’t make a profit of it. I admire most of his work because of the techniques and styles he uses in capturing an image. My friend’s name is Dee Munar and you guys can check his collection on the Source link at the bottom of this post.