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You are here primarily because of the beautiful and talented Lisa. She is part of a popular group BLACKPINK along with other members, Jennie, Jisoo, and Rose. Their group debuted last year’s August under YG Entertainment.

However, aside from the main reason why you’re here, maybe it’s because of dance. If you love to dance, you’ll probably be familiar of the dances that’ll be presented in the article.

If America had “Dougie” and South Korea had “Gangnam Style,” Philippines had “Budots.”  It is a slang for “tambay” which means people with no jobs or permanent jobs.

Dougie

Gangnam Style

Budots

It is a form of electronic dance music (EDM), popularized by a group called “CamusBoyz” from Davao City in Mindanao, Philippines. The music is most common for mobile phone speaker and fiesta party sound systems.

Lisa

It doesn’t end there, though. Also, in Southeast Asia, Thailand can brag something of their own unique kind of dance.

Lisa showcased it in an episode of a show called “KnowingBrother.” After all, Bangkok is her birthplace.

Others call it ‘Taxi taxi” and the other one is “Shooting Star.”

Were you entertained of her dance?

Dancing is not the only talent that she has. She also possesses the skill in singing, rap and vocals. A major turn on, she can speak in four languages!

Here is the “evolution” of Lisa’s skill in dancing!

No, She’s not Franklin Drilon in makeup. And you have to admit it’s very hard not to notice her in public. She would always stand out in a crowd of protesters, her appearance alone being her strong message.

Juana Change — Mae Paner in real life — is arguably the most popular satirist in the Philippines today. She has brought political satire to the street protests and the internet.

The making of the character

Juana Change first came out in a YouTube video in December 2008 when then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was facing a string of corruption scandals

Paner and other professionals had gathered to discuss what they could do for the country. In what Paner coined as a “visioning exercise,” one of the participants wrote “Wanna Change.” She then suggested replacing “Wanna” with “Juana,” a name representative of Filipinos. As most of them are artists, they all agreed to utilize their talents for their advocacy for social transformation.

Despite limited resources, the team is able to produce short-length videos. It was a big hurdle to create high-quality videos on a tight budget because all of them were used to doing well-funded productions.

Art, Satire are her tools

Paner has always identified herself as a communicator.

“It was in PETA [Philippine Educational Theater Association] that I learned what love for country means,”

Paner said.

Her involvement in PETA made her realize how effective art is in criticizing the government.

“It’s very threatening to the administration… Artists are very effective in criticism because the attack is different, its penetration to the audience’s consciousness is different. Art goes straight to the heart, to the psyche.”

She was arrested and detained in 1984 but was eventually released. She was 21 then, a fresh graduate of Psychology from the University of Santo Tomas.

Popularity in social media

In her YouTube videos, she does not get instant feedback but the reach is wider.

“When it gets viral, it becomes like a virus that has a life on its own. You can no longer control who uses the material,”

She said.

The videos get in the hands of government and paid trolls, and at the same time, they also become available to students and other netizens. They can view the videos anytime; the message is virtually replicated many times over.

Recent controversy

Paner recently drew the ire of the AFP after one of her stunts during President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address.

Paner wore a camouflage, battle-dress attire in a protest action early this week.

“Her act of illegally using an AFP uniform is in violation of Act 179 of the RPC (Unauthorized Use of Uniforms) and RA 493 (Prohibition of Use of Insignias, Decorations, Badges and patches prescribed for the AFP),”

Brig Gen. Restituto Padilla said in a statement.

“We will take the necessary legal action to hold Ms. Paner,”

He added.

There are video footages of a new modus in drug trafficking that is circulating in the social media. It immediately went viral right after it was posted.

Recently, Rajesh Valavil, a Facebook user uploaded a video of different style of drug trafficking.

In the first video, the illegal substance was hidden inside of an onion. It was found out after a man opened the onion and the illegal drugs were exposed inside the onion.

In the next video, it shows how the illegal drugs were hidden inside of a pack of red peppers. Netizens cannot really believe that inside of a small red pepper is a pack of drug.

According to Rejesh, cocaine trafficking in Dubai, Singapore, and Malaysia is punishable by death.He wanted to increase the awareness of the passengers to be always alert to avoid being a victim of someone will ask them to hold any items for others even just for a while.

He captioned his post with:

“The airport custom staff reminded all passengers or anybody NOT TO HOLD any items for others. Even if an elderly ask you to hold for a second. Tell he or she to put it on the floor. The trafficking of cocaine in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai is a Death sentence. After viewing the video, you will understand WHY. Always be alert!

Drugs hidden in onion and dry red chilies.

Do not help anyone carry anything, even normal looking onions concealed drugs.”

Sometimes people have problems when they hear other people talking about how they look. Was it the color combination? Do the shoes not match the pants? Is there a rip?

This Girl Knows She’s Beautiful and No-one Can Tell Her Otherwise

One netizen had that happen to her. She noticed how people would criticize and whisper, and she had enough of it. In her rant, she listed all the different things people would question or murmur.

This Girl Knows She’s Beautiful and No-one Can Tell Her Otherwise
Always with the questions

I for one can say that her answer managed to beat them all:

This Girl Knows She’s Beautiful and No-one Can Tell Her Otherwise
See I told you she beat them

Following up her barrage with a statement of defiance, that no she will not change how she dresses or how she is because of some petty words. Firing back with a question of: “Mga perfect ho ba kayo?”. I like to think that would silence the critics.

But regardless of her critiques, this netizen believes in herself and in her own beauty. And at the end of the day isn’t that the most important thing? After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

This Girl Knows She’s Beautiful and No-one Can Tell Her Otherwise
https://www.facebook.com/ofcourseitsshai

Read the whole post here and share your thoughts in the comment section below!

When Filipinos make the choice to work abroad, some people think of the glam and the glitz, of the new experiences and making obscene amounts of cash. Others think about the sacrifices they’re gonna make, about the family and friends they have to leave behind and the language and customs they have to learn.

Filipinas Caught on Video, Scammers or Sincere Workers?
Heroes, one and all

So when a video went viral of 2 Filipinas acting suspicious while asking for donations, people were divided on whether they were truly scammers or if the person reporting them was only doing it to be famous:

Filipinas Caught on Video, Scammers or Sincere Workers?
Quiboloy makes a surprise appearance

 

Filipinas Caught on Video, Scammers or Sincere Workers?
Warning: Toxicity levels may be high

In the video an OFW confronted them and asked to see their Meshi or information cards, which lists the children’s foundation which would be the reason for their stay in Japan, they got defensive and flashed their “legal documents”  for a few seconds before placing them back in her notebook holder.

When the OFW asked to take pictures of the documents, they were reportedly snatched before the solicitors ran away.

Was the netizen correct in reprimanding and suspecting the solicitors? Or was he overzealous and only attempting to go viral? Or maybe you know of an actual case where Filipinos were scamming people in foreign countries? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below!
And see the picture of the Netizen asking the foundation the solicitors were working for here.

Kris Aquino posted on Instagram her jawdropping attire for the wedding of Alfred and Yasmine Vargas.

❤️. #milan #vargasnapagibig #alfredvargas #yasminevargas #niceprintphoto

A post shared by Yasmine E. Vargas 🌸 (@yasmine_vargas2307) on

And there’s no stopping the “Ninang of all media,” Krissy will always be in a classy, regal, and gorgeous look!

She could have been mistaken as the bride if she was not in the leftmost part of the photo.

Congratulations & best wishes @alfredvargasofficial & @yasmine_vargas2307 ❤️

A post shared by 🇵🇭 Kris Aquino (@krisaquino) on

Whether this was before or after the wedding, she still managed to nail a beautiful look together with her Managing Director Nicko.

Since her gown got wet, Kris Aquino decided to have a mini photoshoot in the pool together with her son, Bimbi. It was a cute mother-son moment!

Most, if not all, travelers share a fear.

The fear of one’s belongings being stolen and being stranded far away from home.

This, unfortunately, happened to one Mia Tengco as told her story on Facebook.

Woman Lost All Her Belongings Because She Trusted a Fellow Traveler Who Was a Thief All Along

In it, Mia tells how a supposed fellow traveler earned her trust and then stole her valuables when she left for the restroom.

Woman Lost All Her Belongings Because She Trusted a Fellow Traveler Who Was a Thief All Along

Mia at least still had her backpack which had her camera. After asking around from the staff the owner approached Mia and helped her to try to look for the thief, asking tricycle drivers and looking around the city.

Eventually, they gave up the search and Mia was lent enough money to afford a ride back with the promise to pay it back later.

It was at a point during the travel that Mia was awoken by the conductor to inform her that the thief had been caught through the joint efforts of the cafe owner, her husband and members of the community and was delivered to the PNP.

Woman Lost All Her Belongings Because She Trusted a Fellow Traveler Who Was a Thief All Along

And thankfully the valuables were recovered. It was also discovered that the thief had already victimized other people before and that she wasn’t even a local.

This may seem like a happy ending but that is not the case, unfortunately.

The thief had managed to escape.

It was also revealed by authorities that the thief had previously been arrested and had also escaped. So what the hell Police.

Read the whole story here!

K-drama series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” also known as “Goblin,” took the world by storm with its gripping story and good looking actors that fit their roles as amazing characters.

Cover of ‘Goblin’ OST Drives Social Media Crazy.

And with all great shows come with equally great soundtracks; the song “Stay With Me”, sung by Chanyeol of EXO and Punch over the ending credits, is one well known and loved one. Like all breathtaking songs, this has spawned numerous covers from several talented artists.

But one has risen above the rest to claim viral fame on Facebook, with over 1.6 million views, nearing 20,000 shares and at least 58,000 Likes and Reactions.

Cover of ‘Goblin’ OST Drives Social Media Crazy.
Look at that intense focus.

Move over Chanyeol, the people have found the next great singer.

Cover of ‘Goblin’ OST Drives Social Media Crazy.
Sofie agrees with me, Statement justified.

Some have asked if he had put all of his efforts into it.

Cover of ‘Goblin’ OST Drives Social Media Crazy.
Downplaying his talents maybe?

And not only is this mystery artist a…unique singer, he’s also good with the technical side as noted by one comment:

Cover of ‘Goblin’ OST Drives Social Media Crazy.
No you did not my friend!

To get an earful of this rising star follows the link here.  Just a reminder, it’s best to listen with earphones on and just have fun with it!

Rest in Peace Chester Bennington. People were hopeful days before you decided to leave, but it seems like it was already very difficult for you.

They say you “hinted” your suicide in one of your last songs written but others won’t surely believe because they love you. You were a great, happy, and inspirational person to everyone. You were even regarded as a hero by many especially the ones who also tried to follow your craft.

Surely, you will live forever most especially to the hearts of people from the music world.

You felt things deeply and you cared for the people you love.

“I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
Don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes”

-Numb

But at the same time, you were struggling.

“Sometimes solutions aren’t so simple
Sometimes goodbye’s the only way”

-Shadow of the day

 

“I wanna run away
Never say goodbye”

-Runaway

Because memories haunted you.

“Memories consume
Like opening the wound
I’m picking me apart again
You all assume
I’m safe here in my room
Unless I try to start again”

-Breaking the habit

 

“Tension is building inside steadily
Heavy thoughts forcing their way out of me”

-From the inside

 

“So give me reason
To prove me wrong
To wash this memory clean
Let the floods cross
The distance in your eyes”

-New divide

You were sick and tired of it.

“I’ve given up
I’m sick of feeling
Is there nothing you can say

Take this all away
I’m suffocating
Tell me what the fuck is wrong
With me”

-Given up

 

“Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go”

-Iridescent

 

“Your time is borrowed
Your time has come to be replaced”

-No more sorrow

You tried your best to cope up.

“I’m holding on
Why is everything so heavy?
Holding on
To so much more than I can carry
I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down
If I just let go, I’d be set free
Holding on
Why is everything so heavy?”

-Heavy

 

“I wanna fall wide awake now
You tell me it’s alright
Tell me I’m forgiven, tonight
But nobody can save me now
I’m holding up a light
Chasing up the darkness inside
‘Cause nobody can save me”

-Nobody can save me

 

“I wanna heal, I wanna feel like I’m close to something real
I wanna find something I’ve wanted all along
Somewhere I belong”

-Somewhere I belong

 

“I hear my battle symphony
All the world in front of me
If my armor breaks
I’ll fuse it back together”

-Battle symphony

Goodbye for now.

“So say goodbye and hit the road
Pack it up and disappear
You better have some place to go
‘Cause you can’t come back around here”

-Good goodbye

You will remain in memory as your death will remain unreal.

“When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory”

-Leave out all the rest

 

“It’s so unreal
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
I wasted it all just to watch you go”

-In the end

We’re not talking about the Colonel’s famous restaurant. KFC in this sense means “Korean Fried Chicken”, and it’s an all-time Korean favorite.

LOOK: Why is Korea Obsessed with 'KFC'?

A huge chunk Korean society, who cram into booths with family and friends to enjoy platefuls of double-fried chicken, usually partner it with ice cold beer and a few others.

LOOK: Why is Korea Obsessed with 'KFC'?

One whole chicken, chopped up and fried, costs anywhere from $10 to $15. It’s usually dipped in salt, or brushed with hot and sweet sauce.

LOOK: Why is Korea Obsessed with 'KFC'?

Korean fried chicken became such a popular Korean staple during the Asian Financial Crisis of 20 years ago.

LOOK: Why is Korea Obsessed with 'KFC'?

A lot of people lost their jobs and turned to starting fried chicken restaurants for their source of income.

LOOK: Why is Korea Obsessed with 'KFC'?

Over time “KFC” became a huge trend and a many people now operated their own fried chicken restaurants. One of the reasons for the recent surge of popularity is due to the dish being shown in popular TV series such as “My Love from the Star.”

LOOK: Why is Korea Obsessed with 'KFC'?

And Kim Bok Joo.

LOOK: Why is Korea Obsessed with 'KFC'?

With several other restaurants making their grand openings in Korea, it looks like the Fried Chicken trend in the country won’t be going away anytime soon.

LOOK: Why is Korea Obsessed with 'KFC'?