What is a Viola ?

My daughter who is in grade 10 asked me what is a viola . Honestly, I really don’t know what the word means so she went to his father who is a musician and ask him. Then I learned that a viola is a musical instrument with four strings and a bow and is the second biggest member of the string or violin family.

Actually is it known as the alto or tenor violin. It looks like a violin with a wooden soundbody, f shaped soundholes, fingerboard, four strings stretched along the fingerboard by tuning pegs on one end, over a supporting wooden bridge to a tailpiece on the soundbody at the other end of the soundbody. It is played in the same way as the violin, that is, a violist moves the bow over the string (s) with the right hand and presses the the fingers down on the strings with the left hand to alter the string length and hence the notes. Or it is plucked, to form an effect called pizzicato. However it is bigger and sounds deeper, more mellow and less penetrating than the violin. In fact it is twenty nine inches long and six inches longer than the violin.

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Star -studded Conference and Concert at Limketkai Atrium

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Kuh Ledesma  and other artist will be  having a  Conference and Concert  at the Atrium of Limketkai Center on  Saturday .  In the past  Kuh was focused on her singing and acting careers, her family and her paintings, which have elicited similarly favorable reactions. Today, however, she’s adjusted her priorities and is more focused on her spiritual healing advocacy, which is taking up most of her time and ardent commitment.

During the Conference ( Saturday 1pm )  Kuh will be joined by Rita Gonzalez, Cathy & Mel Po, Peter Kairuz and other speakers while in the Concert ( 8 pm) , joining her are Ray-An Fuentes, Tirso Cruz III, Isabella, Carlo Orosa, Nanette Inventor and other committed musical artists.

The concert-conference  tour  will  start on Sept. 10 in Cagayan de Oro City. Then to  General Santos on Oct. 1 , Davao on Oct. 2 and Cebu on Oct. 8 .

 Personally, I love to see  personally these Christian Artist  and hear their testimonies. Wish I could stay up night to see the concert too!  My son who is a lead guitarist   in our church worship band ( a     les paul junior   new owner )   would be delighted to see state of the art musical instrument  too!

If you wish to see the event, just leave a comment or call 0922-866-2509.

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Virtual Recording in your mobile devices

These days recording an audio can literally be beamed through the air and transferred from one box to another. This is what we call a virtual realm of recording. Instead of being held on tape format as in the 80’s , saving of audio records can be duplicated and replicated any number of times without losing any fidelity. Virtual recording studio is the one that is simultaneously more advanced and more affordable. If you have a computer with a sound card and any kind of microphone, then your virtual recording studio is probably sitting in a room in your house, or on your laptop. Today, with the availability of unbelievably affordable (some ever free!) recording software and USB microphones, professional sound audio is achievable for just about anyone with a computer, or even a smart phone !

One can get Launchpad on an iphone or turn your iPad into an analogue-modelling synthesizer. I have a friend who is good in making and remixing music on  his  mobile devices like  instantly mapping  his   digital audio workstation parameters to  his  hardware controls. His   novation products ,  apps and software integrate with   his  gear to create unique and portable workstations.

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WATCH OUT : PRC Real Estate Brokers Board Exam Result for February 2016

Real Estate Consultant Board Exam ResultsThe Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)  will officially release the results of February 2016 Real Estate Broker board exam in few working days after the exam. The complete list of passers, top 10 (top notchers), top performing schools and performance of schools will be  available on this page once announced online.

The Real Estate Broker board exam was conducted on Sunday, February 28, 2016 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro  City , Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Pagadian and Tuguegarao.

Real Estate Broker exams covered the following subjects:         General fundamentals of property ownership, real estate laws and taxation, special and technical knowledge and professional practice which includes real estate brokerage practice, planning, development and zoning, basic principles of ecology and appraisal for brokers.

Based from PRC Resolution No. 2015-948, the target release date of real estate brokers licensure exam is on Friday, March 4, 2016 or in 5 working days after the exam.

The members of the Board of Real Estate Service who gave the licensure examination are Dr. Eduardo G. Ong, Chairman; Florencio C. Diño II and Rafael M. Fajardo, Members.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
REAL ESTATE BROKER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on FEBRUARY 28, 2016
Released on MARCH 2016

Updating for the results as soon as  it will be released online…. TAKE HEART ! WATCH OUT!

 

The blogger now turned real estate sales person  took the exam last February 28,2016. Honestly, it was not easy… I pray I will see my name on the  LIST!!  Thanks to all my classmates who made the 2 months reviewer a lot easier. Thanks for the memories guys… I hope to see you soon in the coming days !   jay

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2016 New Year celebrations around the world

Everyone eagerly awaits the New Year ! For me and my family, we  decided not to spent a lot of money for fireworks . Rather, we will welcome  2016 with the sound of  our  sk2   organ and   to watch fireworks display from different countries on TV after.   We don’t sleep  all night  until dawn  because we will be watching  famous New Year Celebration which are anticipated around the world.

Have you seen the Ball Drop in Times Square? Ball drop ceremony in Times Square in New York is a century old tradition. On the New Years Eve at the midnight stroke, a ball made of crystal and electric lights is raised atop Times Square building and then dropped to mark the beginning of the New Year.

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Sydney Harbour is famous for its fireworks. As soon as clock ticks at 12 o’clock, fireworks overtake the skyline. Hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals in Australia join in New Years Eve parties and New Year cruises.

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London is another country to watch during  the new year.  New Year  has a fascinating display of pyrotechnic and light spectacular.   Over 2 mile long New Year parade starts in Parliament Square as soon as the Big Ben strikes 12 noon. More than 10,000 performers from over 20 countries present a spectacular event to welcome the New Year arrival.

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