Watching cartoons and learning family values?

Do you sit with your kids and watch cartoon together and once in awhile be a couch potato with them?Well I do! We are once a little kid right?  Again parental control is still needed. There are still few shows on cartoon network or in Disney channel asia these days that still has a good sense of family value and cultural value and at the same time entertaining. Say for example; Phineas & Ferbs, Upin & Ipin. My kids love to watche them.. and So do I… ^_^
 
 
 Phineas & Ferbs are actually half brothers. they are a product of a blended family and on the series they seems to really go along and never been a problem with the boys and their sister.. And one  thing i like about this show is their love for MOM. Here’s one episode of Phineas, Ferbs and candace singing I Love You Mom. 
 
 
 
Upin & Ipin a malaysian series about a twin brothers (Grandma, sister, friends)  that has a wide range of teaching of the values of hard work, honesty, generosity and respect..  It teaches the kids the universal moral values among asian. Aside from the cuteness of the twins us adults can learn something from this series as well.
 
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 Watching both of these cartoons able (You) and Your kids to pick a positive message and incorporate them in real life. I am not speaking in general though.. But yes… It’s entertaining. Pretty tolerable cartoon to watch with your kiddos. We parents has different preferences and rule though.. This is just me Being a mom to a 6 and 5 yr old boys. ^^ 
 
 
again, monitoring our kids watching cartoons is a must. ^^
 
 
 
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5 Ways to Make Sweet Music for Your Business

Re-posting this article from Yahoo via Entrepreneur.com

One day, If ever I’ll be opening a physical store for my online shop. My playlist will be …KPOP SONGS! 🙂

Read on Entrreps! ^^

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If you’ve ever walked into a retail store and wondered why certain music is playing, there may, in fact, be some rhyme and reason to the selection.

Research has shown that consumers shop longer and make more purchases when they’re exposed to music. You can use music to make your store so appealing people may want to return — even if they don’t have any buying plans. “We’re often told that because of our atmosphere, customers come into our shop on days when they need a pick-me-up or to simply relax and recharge,” says Ann O’Shields, owner of The Nest Egg, a home-furnishings shop in Fairfax, Va. “We play upbeat music and enjoy seeing our customers singing along as they shop.”

Of course, it’s important to make the right musical match with your target customers. For instance, if you’re selling upscale products, the best choice is probably classical or jazz.

In addition, music can help engage employees. “Ongoing research shows that music can boost performance in the workplace by reducing employee stress and depression, improving employee retention and saving companies significant amount of money,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of the National Association of Music Merchants, a music industry nonprofit in Carlsbad, Calif.

Related: 5 Ways to Organize Your Office — Stylishly

Here are five tips to help you choose the right kind of music for your customers and employees:

1. Keep the melody in the background. Consider music an ambience enhancer, not the focal point of the mood you’re trying to create. “Customers shouldn’t really be aware of the music you’re playing,” says Kurt Mortensen, an expert on motivational psychology and author of Persuasion IQ. (AMACOM, 2008) “The music shouldn’t be overpowering. Rather it should be merely an atmospheric presence.”

2. Strike a balance between soft and loud. You want to keep your store’s music at the right volume so you don’t risk driving them away. Some youth-oriented stores like Abercrombie & Fitch turn the volume quite high, but most stores should aim for moderation. “Loud music can be a major deterrent specifically if the retailer is targeting a demographic older than 25,” says Patricia Norins, a specialty retail expert and publisher of Gift Shop magazine. “A softly played, lively and upbeat tune can put shoppers at ease and create an environment that’s warm and fun.” On the other hand, don’t keep the music too low. “Our shoppers are mostly women and they’ll come in with a friend,” O’Shields says. “We know they don’t want people to hear their conversations so music is a great buffer.”

3. Don’t get too lively. Beat matters as much as volume. The faster the store music is, for example, the more people may feel stressed about how long they’ve been waiting on line. “To some extent, slower-paced music may make people feel calmer, and they may spend more time in your store,” says Lars Perner, assistant professor of clinical marketing at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Related: Apple Retail Stores and the ‘Buying Brain’

4. Rethink your hold music. When you put customers on hold, the last thing you want to do is make them wait silently or force them to listen to cloying music. When Ian Aronovich, cofounder of GovernmentAuctions.org, a website about government auctions of merchandise, realized he was losing people after just two minutes spent on silent hold, he knew he had to find a way to keep them on the line longer. “We spent $230 on a hold-music machine and noticed an immediate change,” he says. “We discovered that people actually waited for us to get on the phone. Turns out, they really like the music we play.”

5. Make music a motivator. If your goal is to motivate and energize employees, you may get the best results by personalizing the music and using it to recognize their achievements. At Cardinal Web Solutions, an Internet marketing agency in Atlanta, each of the 10 employees has a designated favorite song. When one of them closes a sale or comes up with an innovative idea, that person’s song is played for all the staff to hear. “This idea came about organically,” says cofounder Alex Membrillo. “We’re all under 30, we all listen to a lot of music and we use music to break up the day. When someone comes up with something great, we play their song. It gets people up on their feet and, instead of reenergizing on Facebook, they dance around and, inevitably, more ideas come to the table.”

Male version-Kpop cover songs. A Fanboy or not?

Very seldom will you find a guy who will love Kpop songs. Well yes that is No surprise but what’s surprising is very seldom for a “Straight Guy” who will truly love korean songs and korean-Drama. Recently i found a new friend who like kpop songs much, Well i don’t know if He now considers me a ‘friend” of his. haha…But atleast we are know friends on Facebook haha. Arnie Zablan a local from Tarlac city has tons of amazing kpop covers translated in english on his Youtube channel. You will surely WOW with his cover songs!

A little back ground on how i stumble upon their Youtube channel. Well basically its all because of Dream High season 1 & 2! Of my being addicted to the Drama i spent hours digging some covers songs on Youtube. anyways…They made a cover of Dream High OST complete with music video! You better go check! super nice! well I sound too bias here?!but of course! it’s PINOY PRIDE baby!

Next Month will be Kpop Gayo’s Official launch, So i thought of inviting their group as a special performers…but the thing is they are not base in the Philippines at the moment..they are all working in Singapore. They were nice to respond on my invite and questions though. Well, there’ll be a next time… Maybe on the next kpop gayo they can sing and perform for all the kpop fanatics out there.

For the mean time you can check their Cover song of Dream High OST eng version here.
One of my favorites cover that Arnie arrangeD and translated in English – Dreaming by Kim soo hyun and Someday by IU

You might want to check the other covers song from The movie A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE – Someday I’ll be good enough
Arnie Zablan’s FB fanpage

Lee Hyukjae’s version of erick benet’s – cracks of my broken heart

Hyukjae! What have you done to me! seriously, I might not have the strength to resist you! BAM! haha Define delusional?!
I’ve been watching this video clips for like 100 times plus plus plus… When a friend hot linked me on twitter from the audio clip, I was like Whose singing? Hyukjae?!
When she gave me the link for me to watch i was like alright it’s really anchovy who is singing!

I have just learned that Tae yang of Bigbang also sang a version of this song! Love both taeyang’s and hyukie’s style 🙂

Oh well i just wished that on Super junior’s 6TH album, Hyukie can have more longer lines longer parts in singing and can K.R.Y. guest him to do some ballads…I mean..Well i know for sure The dude can rap but heyyy SMENT he can actually sing for realz!!! He can sing so well! give him a break hahaha…

OMG! I just can feel hyukie’s emotions, It seems his really in pain…He’s feeling the song sooo much!

Just thinking though… Why did He chooses that song? Is there something about the song?! “cracks of my broken heart” hmmm i know He’s happy with her gf?! oopppss
Well his human…super junior are HUMAN being like us! anywayS…

Again, I’m just new to super junior..just late last year. Donghae was my first bias. It was only after watching several FAME musical clips on youtube when i totally fel in love with LEE HYUKJAE..not the eunhyuk of suju but the Real Lee Hyukjae. Don’t get me wrong. Just a Fan girl Point of view 🙂

Anyways..sharing the lyrics from Erick benet’s – cracks of my borken heart.

Maybe we need just a little more time
Time that can heal what’s been on your mind
You can find what we lost before it all slips away
We need time to mend from the mistakes I’ve made
God only knows what a heart can survive
So many tears from all the pain in our lives
And where else could we go after all we’ve been through
I still believe my life is right here with you

So just hold on
And it’ll wont take long
I hope that you can love me
When the pain is gone
I don’t want us to fall through the cracks of a broken heart
Don’t want us to fall through the cracks of your broken heart

I know its taking a while but every lesson, i’ve learned
And if your heart speaks tonight, I’ll hear every word
If you want to be free I’ll never stand in your way
But with all that I am, I’m asking you to stay

Hold on
And it’ll wont take long
I hope that you can love me
When the pain is gone
I don’t want us to fall through the cracks of a broken heart
Don’t want us to fall through the cracks of your broken heart

There’s a light that can burn
It exists in the heart
You can feel it when you know love is true
If you could try to be strong
And keep the light burning long
It took a lifetime but i found it in you

Hold on
And it’ll wont take long
I hope that you can love me
When the pain is gone
I don’t want us to fall through the cracks of a broken heart
Don’t want us to fall through the cracks of your broken heart

Video credit:nkh625

2AM’s Mini Album Showcase 03132012

2am’s Mini album showcase live streaming via YouTube aaand i experience a terrible lag but i never gave up on my connections though just so to see and hear JINWOON even on the screen of my laptop. Yes, The near yet so far feeling. Well Props goes to Big Hit Entertainment and JPYE for putting up these ballad group. Awesome! Sure thing I AM for 2AM! 🙂

So i said my connections awhile back was so bad right? well i have to say that there is a good on being Lagg sometimes. Why? coz every time my screen freezes it will focus on JINWOON’s face. LOL! I was like alright Freeze to death my internet provider! 🙂 All of my screen caps are obviously all Jinwoon. There is one screen cap of seul Ong though. Check out my Jinwoon’s screen cap attack! 🙂 Anyways The show was part of their comeback and EP release of Fitzgerald’s way of love. They sang some couple of songs from their previous albums one is Can’t Let You Go Even If You Die and their newest single I wonder if you hurt like me. Here’s the link of the full show. Click to watch

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