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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

COOL | Who wants to view Earth from space? Check this out.

Have you ever wondered how it feels to travel the world while on a spacecraft? Have you ever dreamed of seeing different parts of Earth by watching from the point-of-view of the sky? Have you ever wanted to fly in outer space and check if the Earth is really round?

Image Screenshot: NASA, International Space Station

I did have these too when I was still a kid. Now, with science and technology making these goals and dreams achievable, viewing the world from outer space is not impossible. While looking for videos of the Earth as astronauts ride their space shuttle, I found a very usable link.

You can actually watch the International Space Station (ISS) traverse the world in distinct routes! Watch the shuttle as it roams around the Earth minute by minute. See the day turn into night, from up above, right before your very eyes!

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel Space Videos

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CELEBRITY | Anne Hathaway kills it in no-holds-barred rap battle vs James Corden

Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway showed another side of herself during her stint with popular American host and comedian James Corden in The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Well, just what did she just do? Hathaway surprised everyone with her outstanding rapping skills as she slammed James Corden with THE beats, rhymes and flows.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel The Late Late Show with James Corden

James Corden faced off with the international celebrity, calling her out for her 'awful British tone' besides bringing up the 2011 Oscars and Catwoman. Hathaway hit back on the British star by labeling him the 'worst British export since smallpox,' to which Corden responded, "that was actually mean."

Although the rap battle was scripted, what was actually seen here is the versatility of these influential people that actually make us realize how vast the talent pool really is. Both Corden and Hathaway really stepped it up the notch here. What talents can't these guys do? Hopefully, we'll see them clash again some time! Haha.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

VIRAL | Touched mother makes letter to thank "teenage" boy who helped young daughter learn how to skate

Jeanen Thomas and her young daughter Peyton were at a local skate park when they came across a group of intimidating teenage boys. However, one of them beyond her prejudice made an act of kindness which changed the way Thomas thought of these boys. 

Peyton, Thomas’ 6-year-old daughter, had been amazed by the boys who pass by the playground and go to the skate park located in Cambridge, Ontario. This interest increased; soon enough she wanted to try skateboarding too. At first, Peyton assumed it was a boy sport, but she and her mother “had a long talk — there's no such thing as boy things or girl things, there's just things, so if something interests you, you can do it."
Thomas, who’s now 29 years old, was a skateboarder herself. One day, the mom-daughter duo decided to scavenge Thomas’ their basement for her childhood skateboard, bought a pink helmet, and try it out at the skate park. Upon arrival, a couple of older boys intimidated Peyton. Thomas saw some of them smoking and even swearing. 

In just a few minutes, to her surprise, one boy approached Peyton and gave her skateboarding tips. Peyton did have a great time learning. Later that night, Thomas was so touched she wrote a "Dear teenage boy at the skate park" letter, letting the boy’s parents’ know how nice a kid he is. In the viral letter, Thomas said, “She proceeded to go down the ramp in spite of you and your friends flying past her and grinding rails beside her. She only had two or three runs in before you approached her and said ‘Hey, excuse me…’ I immediately prepared to deliver my ‘She’s allowed to use this park just as much as you guys’ speech when I heard you say ‘You’re feet are wrong. Can I help you?’ 

Thomas thanked him saying, "I want you to know that I am proud that you are part of my community, and I want to thank you for being so kind to my daughter, even though your friends made fun of you for it. She left with a sense of pride and with the confidence that she can do anything, because of you." Not only did he help her how to balance and steer, he also gave her a sense of belonging.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

COOL | Billionaire uses own wealth to help fund innovative solutions to the world's biggest problems

A lot of huge problems dot big portions of the world from poverty to food, water and electricity shortages, to health issues and environmental challenges. And the least fortunate ones are the most helpless and most affected. 

Truth is, a lot of inventions are available to address these problems; however, these don't just sound worthy investing in for some of the world's biggest tycoons and corporations. To date, the top 1% of the world's population now own 50% of wealth. If a lot of those on the top of the social hierarchy would chip in to solve these problems, then a lot of hope will sprout on Earth. 

Fortunately, someone's stepping up. Someone from the world's Richest Circle is using his own money to create solutions that will change the lives of billions of people. Who is this billionaire-philantropist spearheading this project? What are these cool solutions he is supporting? Watch this amazing documentary and be inspired!

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel Billionaire in Change

Thursday, October 15, 2015

VIRAL | Realistic AlDub charcoal drawing makes waves online

Seems legit, right? This is actually an artists sketch of AlDub made by Hans. 
A young Filipino urban planner's time lapse video of what seems to be a wonderful piece of work showing awesome sketched charcoal portraits of breakthrough love team of the year AlDub, known individually as Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza aka Yaya Dub, has just gone viral.

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The video which was posted by Hans Alcanzare, a 23-year-old Civil Engineering graduate from Saint Louis University, has obtained more than 64k views in his Facebook profile as of posting time. It was featured on Facebook page Tee Radio and has now gathered more than 150k views and more than 9k likes.

Image Courtesy: Hans Alcanzare
"I used charcoal pencil---soft, medium, and hard charcoal pencils. I used different line weights of graphite pencil: 8b, hb, h, 3h, 2b. (I also used) nylon brush for smudging. I used Bainbridge paper naman," Hans explained.

So, what's more from Hans?

He dwells in the motto that "it is never too late to be what you might have been." What inspires him is his mom. "She's always there to support me," he added.

Real talent deserves attention so for the first of many posts for the VIRAL tab, this one's definitely cool. Keep it up, Hans!

If you guys know of anyone or some cool members of the youth out there who do great, amazing things in their lives and in others people's lives, feel free to send them to leigh(dot)michiyato(at)gmail(dot)com.