Journey rocks Times Square New Year Party!

2021 is finally over and a lots truly have happened, you can check Vox’s “2021, in 6 minutes” for a summary of the year that was.

To welcome the new year, Journey led by Filipino’s very own Arnel Pineda, rocked New York Times Square singing their classic!

Journey rocked Times Square

US President Joe Biden defends troop withdrawal as chaos fell in Afghanistan

The world is in shock on how fast the Taliban took over Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. This after the US and allied forces withdrew their armed forces and Afghan president fled the country leaving his own people in disarray. 33 more words

Chaos in Afghanistan — set it good

Meanwhile many American’s stand on US President Joe Biden as he defended withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, blaming the Taliban’s takeover on Afghan political leaders who fled the country and the unwillingness of the Afghan army to fight the militant group.

US President Joe Biden addresses nation on Afghanistan

2020 Tokyo Olympics is finally here!

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially started! The ceremony however was odd as it didn’t bring the usual razzmatazz of past Olympiad openings – mainly due to an empty stadium but more so because Japan is still battling a recent spike of COVID 19 cases.

The performances felt distant, even the torch relay looked like they didn’t practice, but the usual Olympics motto “Stronger, Higher, Faster” appended with the word “Together” timely tells us all that we can learn to live and survive this pandemic together. The fact the organizers still pushed through with the events just shows how resilient humankind is.

The fireworks were still amazing!

John Lennon’s “Imagine” playing along the 1800+ flying drones that formed a globe was just breath-taking.

But the Olympics pictogram performance was just outrageous and somehow a homage to those funny Japanese shows 🙂

The event will run through July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo, Japan. Check out more olympics.com.

Support US Troops by Creating Paracord Bracelets — set it good

Paracord Bracelets for “Operation Gratitude” In a time of social distancing you can still commemorate the US Memorial Day and support our troop, by creating paracord bracelets, right at the comfort of your homes. 111 more words

Support US Troops by Creating Paracord Bracelets — set it good

To honor Military Appreciation Month, “Operation Gratitude” offers a way for YOU to help, when Americans everywhere take pause to express appreciation to service members and their families.

HOW CAN A PARACORD “SURVIVAL” BRACELET BE USED?

All who serve use paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord and can hold up to 550 lbs. of weight. The bracelet provides 7.5 feet of cord in an emergency. Paracord “Survival” Bracelets can be used to:

  • Secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles
  • Build a makeshift shelter
  • Extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects
  • Create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location
  • Make a sling or splint

And those are just a few of the ways to use the full paracord! Cut the paracord and remove the 7 to 9 individual nylon strands inside it (the “guts”) and now you have finer strong string to use as:

  • Sewing thread to repair gear
  • Emergency sutures to close a wound
  • Fishing line
  • Trip line to secure an area

Our hope is to include one Paracord “Survival” Bracelet in each of our Deployed Troop Care Packages, and in the First Responder and Recruit Graduate Care Pouches.

Venom 2 Trailer

Venom: Let There Be Carnage, a sequel to Venom released on 2018 based on the Marvel Comics character, is back! Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams are also back, while Woody Harrelson plays Cletus Kasady/Carnage, the main villain.

Tom Hardy as Venom is back! 🙂

But who is Cletus Kasady/Carnage? Check out this History of Carnage by Variant Comics.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set for release in the United States on September 24, 2021, delayed from an initial October 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Amatz” Filipino Rap Song in Marvel’s ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Filipino music “Amatz” by Shanti Dope featured in “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” on Disney+

For all Filipino Marvel fans who have watched “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” on Disney+ were surprised to hear a familiar Filipino music played in this scene as the Winter Soldier and The Falcon searched for the man who recreated the super-soldier serum. 24 more words

“Amatz” Filipino Rap Song in Marvel’s ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ — set it good

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet Ecosystems? — Internet Society

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and work are still online while the pressure on Internet ecosystems remains unprecedented. This has put the question of Internet resilience to the fore. As networks continue to struggle to cope with traffic spikes and connectivity hiccups, we examine how COVID-19 impacted some regional Internet ecosystems in 2020.…

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet Ecosystems? — Internet Society