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Song: Louie Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" 

Filipino Song: "Constant Change" by Jose Mari Chan

International Singer: Andrea Bocelli

Internationl Band: The Beatles 

Filipino Singer: Gary Valenciano 

Hollywood Actor: James Dean

Filipino Actor: Aga Muhlach 

Hollywood Director: Steven Spielberg 

Filipino Director: Lino Brocka 

Lino Brocka's Maynila Sa Kuko Ng Liwanag
(Full Movie)

Hollywood Movie: Peaceful Warrior

Filipino Movie: Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal 

International TV Show: Voyagers! 

Watch Full Episodes of Voyagers!

International TV Commercial: Coca-Cola "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (1971)

Filipino TV Commercial: Close-Up "Closer You and I" by Gino Padilla (Late 80s or Early 90s) 

Novel: Trevanian's Shibumi

Shibumi is "an ineffable quality." 

It is about "great refinement underlying commonplace appearances." 

"It is a statement so correct it does not to be bold, so poignant it does not have to be pretty, so true it does not have to be real." 

"Shibumi is understanding, rather than knowledge. Eloquent silence." 

"In demeanor, it is modesty without pudency." 

"In art, where the spirit of shibumi takes the form of sabi, it is elegant simplicity, articulate brevity." 

"In philosophy, where shibumi emerges as wabi, it is a spiritual tranquility that is not passive; it is being without the angst of becoming."


Jonathan Aquino said...

"Magmula nung akoy natutong umawit, naging makulay ang aking munting daigdig..." [FB Via SMART SMS Nov. 27, 2012]

"...bawat sandali aking pilit mabatid...!" Huggybear's blog 2Rivers is a celebration of Pinoy pop culture. This Ryan Cayabyab musical masterpiece, performed by Hajji Alejandro, is the winner of the first Metropop songwriting competition in 1974 and the anthem of original Filipino music. "Kay ganda ng ating musika, ito ay atin, sariling atin, at sa habambuhay awitin natin..."

Jonathan Aquino said...

"Many times, I wish you were here, through the velvet shadows of my dreams..." "Just tell me you love me, whisper words I so long to hear..." Whenever I'm blue, writing and music helps clear my mind. In this world of constant change, the soundtrack of my life is always there for me, like my beloved mush from England Dan & John Ford Coley
. "If you tell me you love me, it will lead a way to your heart, through the nearness of silence, you love me..."

Jonathan Aquino said...

"It's not how long we held each other's hand, what matters is how well we loved each other..." "It's not how far we traveled on our way, but what we found to say..." Without music, I will die, pure and simple. (I almost died in Sariaya when our overspeeding bus from Lucena almost toppled on its side in Maharlika Highway on Nov. 23, 2012, but that's beside the point). There's a lot of songs that's forever for me, but What Matters Most by Kenny Rankin is really special. "It's not how many summertimes we have to give to fall [autumn], an early morning smile we tearfully recall, what matters most is that we loved at all..." (Photo courtesy of

Jonathan Aquino said...

"I made it through the rain,
I've kept my world protected;
I made it through the rain,
I've kept my point of view;

I made it through the rain
and found myself respected
by the others who
got rained on too
and made it through..."

~ Barry Manilow
I Made It Through The Rain

Jonathan Aquino said...

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you haved lived. That is to have succeeded."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jonathan Aquino said...

"The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique."

~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Jonathan Aquino said...

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." ~ Wayne Dyer

Jonathan Aquino said...


The soul of a true artist is finds joy as he creates a way to express his own individual personality.

My blog is like my own Zen garden. I find harmony and balance even in the new placement of a pebble beside a clear, still pond.

I created the new design for my blog's Slumbook Page on the First of October 2015. Here is where I share my own personal favorites, be it music or movie, with the images side by side with the videos and with a new font for a touch of elegance.

Life is about sharing. The photos are courtesy of,,,,,,,,,,,,,, youtube.coma and