Monday, June 27, 2011

YouTube and Korea's Got Talent

I love YouTube! I have been a fan ever since its early days. I hope Google is able to make it profitable so we can continue to enjoy the freebies the site provides. I use YouTube to share my videos, teach English pronounciation (there are some excellent video lessons) to my students, watch music videos, news, and foreign TV shows.

My latest craze is with the Korean TV shows. Thanks to their passionate fans, who must have spent countless hours editing these high definition videos with English subtitles, I can watch and understand the shows.

I am NOT a fan of reality shows. I did watch two seasons of American Idol, but when Simon Cowell left, I left with him. I do like the talent shows that showcase singing. Many countries have adopted their own versions of America's Got Talent. These shows give contestants the opportunity to tell their stories and show off their incredible voices and talents. Here's one from Korea's Got Talent that will astound and inspire you:

This video has gone viral. As of today, it has over 8 million views, so it may be a tad slow, but do watch it.

Do you have a favorite YouTube video you like to share?

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Best Beach in America: Siesta Beach, Sarasota

Every Memorial Day weekend since 1991, Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (aka Dr Beach,) Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, comes up with the list of the Top 10 beaches in America. The winner this year is Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida.

Sunset on Siesta Beach
A wedding on Siesta Beach
I was elated because Siesta Beach is one of my favorite beaches. Over the past several years, I have taken many friends and family to Siesta Beach, and all were impressed with the expansive beach, the tranquil gulf waters and the incredible white sand. The sunsets are stunning as well.

What's your favorite beach?

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