Composite Photo …. “🇵🇷 Honoring my country, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. ‘Proud Boricua Woman’ …. “!!


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~~February 14, 2018~

HONORING PUERTO RICO

Some of you may know, others not.

I am a fan of tattoos, having a few of them myself.

I’m also Puerto Rican, born and raised, living in the mainland.

Since September 20, 2017, when Hurricane María battered and almost flattened my country, my personal feelings have come to the surface.

My heart and soul ache for Puerto Rico.

Yesterday, I visited my tattoo artist.

I had an idea in my mind but Stacy showed me her idea and this is what she came up with.

I instantly fell in love with this image.

This is a proud Boricua woman, holding her head up high, ready to hold her stand and give the good fight. This happens in Puerto Rico every minute of every day.

The fortitude of the Puerto Rican woman has been tested during the trying times since the hurricane. 

There are still some details and colors to be added to the artwork.

I wanted to share this with you today.

 More will follow when completed.

HortyRex©

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Tencha, you rock!

That looks like a Puerto Rican statue of liberty on steroids.

💟 💟 💟

Comes to mind the last part of “En La Brecha“, de José de Diego.

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My Facebook friend saw the image and commented as noted above.

I asked her about “En La Brecha” and here it is.

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~En La Brecha~
Poema

José de Diego
¡Ah desgraciado si el dolor te abate,
si el cansancio tus miembros entumece!
Haz como el árbol seco: reverdece
y como el germen enterrado: late.

Resurge, alienta, grita, anda, combate,
vibra, ondula, retruena, resplandece …
Haz como el río con la lluvia: ¡Crece!
Y como el mar contra la roca: ¡Bate!

De la tormenta al iracundo empuje,
no has de balar, como el cordero triste,
sino rugir, como la fiera ruge.

¡Levántate!, ¡Revuélvete!, ¡Resiste!
Haz como el toro acorralado: ¡Muge!
O como el toro que no muge: ¡Embiste!

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Ellen DeGeneres is Celebrating her 60th Birthday …. “💫 Looking back at her Amazing Achievements during her Life 💫 …. “!!


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~~February 2, 2018~~ 

ELLEN DEGENERES

Ellen happens to be one of my favorite people in the world

She had her 60th birthday last Friday, January 26.

She’s an amazing human being.

This video looks back into her life, her career’s ups and downs, her personal life with Portia, the effects of her kindness and the overall achievements of her years.

Take a look and check for yourself.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

The video says it all … and she still isn’t done!

Hoping many more happy years for you, Ellen!! 

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~~Celebrating Ellen’s Impact on Her 60th Birthday~~

~~Published on Feb 1, 2018~~

For her 60th birthday, we took a look back at the amazing achievements Ellen has had not only in entertainment, but society as a whole.

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… and she has a most beautiful smile … 

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‘Sound Of Silence’ Begins To Play …. “🇫🇷 French figure skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres 🇫🇷 …. “!!


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~~January 22, 2018~~ 

FIGURE SKATING AT ITS BEST

… because we need beautiful, inspiring things in our lives.

Enjoy their performance. It’s beyond inspiring, soothing and amazing!

I love their song choice!

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When French figure skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres teamed up to vie for first place in the International Skating Union’s World Team Trophy 2017 competition in Japan, they blew away the competition and left fans marveling at their routine.

The duo have developed a bond on the ice that allows Vanessa to completely trust Morgan when he is flipping and spinning her around. The two are able to incorporate amazing partner work in their routines because of this.

For the competition in Japan, they skated to Disturbed’s rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic hit “The Sound of Silence.” Their synchronized skating and perfectly performed stunts matched magically to the music.

The mellow, almost eerie song coupled with their all black costumes lend a melancholy feel to what actually is a vibrant and stunning ice skating routine.

Their initial spinning jump is executed perfectly in tandem.

~SOURCE~

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~Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres~

FS 2017 World Team Trophy

~Published on Apr 22, 2017~

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres Free skating World Team Trophy 2017 Tokyo

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‘Yo Soy Puertorriqueño’ …. “🇵🇷 Plena Puertorriqueña con Manolo Ramos … colaboración con Olga Tañon 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~December 1, 2017~~ 

Plena Puertorriqueña

~MANOLO AND OLGA~

It’s December 1.

The holiday season has already started.

It will be a bittersweet celebration in Puerto Rico. Yet, the Boricua spirit will never be vanquished.

This is a new song, dropping at the perfect time, with the perfect message. The Puerto Rican people shows their strength and resilience during difficult times.

“Que rico es poder decir que yo soy Puertorriqueño, que rico es poder decir que yo soy Puertorriqueño, enamorao de mi tierra de mi cultura y mi pueblo … 

Sube esa bandera al son de una rica plena … “

#YoNoMeQuito

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The plena originated in Ponce, Puerto Rico around 1900

It was first heard in the neighborhood Barriada de la Torre, whose population consisted mostly of immigrants from St. Kitts, Tortola and St. Thomas, who had settled on the island since the late 1800’s. Originally, sung texts were not associated with the plena, which was rendered by guitar, accordion and pandero, but eventually, in 1907, singing was added.

Plena was often called the periodico cantado or “sung newspaper” for the lower classes because it spread messages among people, similar to the corridos in Mexico. The traditional center of plena was probably San Antón, a barrio of Ponce, although the black neighborhood of Loíza is also mentioned as the heartland for the genre. Its popularity peaked in the 1920’s.

~Wikipedia~

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Yo Soy Puertorriqueño, Plena Puertorriqueña, con Manolo Ramos y Olga Tañon

Letra y Música: Manolo Ramos

Publicadora: Warner Chap

Cuando me preguntan que donde fue que nací, se me hace un nudo en la garganta y les digo así, nací donde el cielo mostró su primera estrella fue jugo de tamarindo mezclao con parcha, china y quenepa …

De Puerto Rico, Lelolelolelola, Borinqueeeen!

Que rico es poder decir que yo soy puertorriqueño, que rico es poder decir que yo soy Puertorriqueño, enamorao de mi tierra de mi cultura y mi pueblo.

Si tu eres Boricua sientes igual que yo estoy sintiendo.

Le agradezco al cielo, porque fue en este lugar donde abrí mis ojos pa’ ver el sol y aprender amar rodeao de palmeras y el mas bello mar azul

Manolo

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~~Yo Soy Puertorriqueño~~

Manolo Ramos and Olga Tañón

~~Published on Nov 29, 2017~~

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Yo Soy Puertorriqueño, Plena Puertorriqueña, con Manolo Ramos.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Olga Tañon ….. “🇵🇷 La Gran Fiesta …. the Boricua Spirit Remains and Celebrates 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~November 19, 2017~~ 

LA GRAN FIESTA

~THE BIG PARTY~

Olga Teresa Tañón Ortíz (born April 13, 1967 in Santurce) is a Puerto Rican recording artist. Over the course of her career, she has earned two Grammy Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards and 29 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards.

~WIKIPEDIA~

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Olga is a beloved Puerto Rican singer, amazing, creative and simply beautiful. She represents the Boricua women, the Boricua spirit and my country, Puerto Rico.

She has been very actively participating in the restoration of the battered Island.

This is the spirit that characterizes the Puerto Rican people.

This is what we need during these times. This is what will come back because Puerto Rico will NEVER be destroyed!

“It’s like a big party, Where sadness has no place

Where I sing to everything but bitterness, That doesn’t open any doors …”

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Como una gran fiesta
Donde no cabe la tristeza
Donde canto todo, a la amargura no
Eso no se le abre la puerta (yeah)
¡eso! ¡uh!
¡que lindo!
Celebrando la vida

La vida tiene momentos malos
Donde los golpes no avisan
Pero yo me quedo con esos ratitos
En lo que me dio una sonrisa

Hay días arriba, días abajo
Días sólo que te desestabilizan
Pero yo me quedo con
Con lo que vino a visitarme la dicha

Porque la vida es un regalo (yoyoyo)
Es un regalo que se aprovecha
Por eso hay que vivir, vivirlo

Como una gran fiesta
Donde no cabe la tristeza
Donde canto todo, a la amargura no
Sólo se le abre la puerta

Como una gran fiesta
Una fiesta gigantesca
De la alegría, donde la alegría
Después que se despierta
Ya nunca más se acuesta
¡es qué!
¡la vida!

La vida tienes momentos yo sé
En que el mundo se te vira al revés
Pero yo me quedo con los momentitos
En que te besé y te besé

Te ponen muros, te ponen traspié
Te ponen metas donde a lo mejor no llegaré
Pero yo me quedo porque desperté, desperté
Y desperté

Porque la vida es un regalo (yoyoyo)
Es un regalo que se aprovecha
Por eso hay que vivir, vivirlo

Como una gran fiesta
Donde no cabe la tristeza
Donde canto todo, a la amargura no
Sólo se le abre la puerta

Como una gran fiesta
Una fiesta gigantesca
De la alegría, donde la alegría
Después que se despierta
Ya nunca más se acuesta

¡que lindo!
¡arriba las manitas!
¡arriba las manitas!
Mago de oz y la tañón
1. 2. 3
Ahora todo el mundo señores
Arriba y dice

Pégate, sube las manos
Así que pégate, sube las manos
Que te quiero bailando
Te quiero ver bailando oh
Pégate, sube las manos
Así que pégate, sube las manos
Que te quiero ver, que te quiero ver
Que te quiero ver

Como una gran fiesta
Donde no cabe la tristeza
Donde canto todo, a la amargura no
Sólo se le abre la puerta

Como una gran fiesta
Una fiesta gigantesca
De la alegría, donde la alegría
Después que se despierta
Ya nunca más se acuesta
¡eso!
¡arriba la vida!

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~~La Gran Fiesta~~

Olga Tañon

~~Published on Jun 12, 2017~~

 Music video by Olga Tañon performing La Gran Fiesta.

(C) 2017 (SME US Latin) Mia Musa.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Post-storm Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Still in Emergency/Survival Mode ….. 48 Days In 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~November 7, 2017~~ 

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO

CBS 60 MINUTES OVERTIME

This past Sunday, November 5, CBS Television had a special segment detailing information about many Puerto Ricans, American citizens, having endured the longest blackout in American history following a direct hit from Hurricane María. I’ve been looking for this special on YouTube to share it with you.

The situation in Puerto Rico is still dire. 

It seems that the segment presented in the regular show isn’t available yet. I will keep looking and share it when I find it.

During my search, I found this 60 Minutes Overtime presented on November 5 by Brit McCandless Farmer.

Take a look, please!

HortyRex©

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Forty-eight days today, after Hurricane María hit the island, ‘60 Minutes‘ found its citizens trying to make do without water or power – and frequently losing hope

Every day and night in San Juan, there are blackouts. But having electricity at all is a privilege, since most of the island is still without power.

“At night, it really quiets down because it’s dark,” says 60 Minutes associate producer Jack Weingart.

“The street lights are out, and most homes and businesses are also dark. So at night, you just hear this constant humming of the generators.”

Weingart, along with producers Graham Messick and Michael Karzis and associate producer Vanessa Fica, recently traveled to Puerto Rico with correspondent Steve Kroft to report this week for 60 Minutes.

As they traveled throughout the island, the dire status on the ground surprised them most.

“It’s really still in an emergency mode,” Karzis says.

“They haven’t graduated into a relief mode or recovery.”

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Vanessa Fica and Jack Weingart
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But what does this exodus mean to an already crippled island?  

“It means a territory, which is already fiscally circling the drain, having the tax base erode even further,” Karzis says.

“It does not help that you’re losing otherwise qualified professionals or a labor force that is dwindling. And what you’re left with are folks that are older, and are collecting pensions at this point or young kids.”

Almost seven weeks after the storm, producer Graham Messick says, it feels like some Puerto Ricans have given up.

“They’d lost hope,” he says. “And it’s like a state of suspended animation. People were just waiting for the power to come on. There’s just nothing to do. It’s boring. It’s hot. It’s uncomfortable.”

“And there are no answers. “

The video was produced by Will Croxton. It was edited by Will Croxton and Sarah Shafer Prediger.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/post-storm-puerto-rico-still-in-emergency-mode/

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~~Post-storm Puerto Rico~~

“still in emergency mode”

~~Published on Nov 5, 2017~~

Forty-eight days after Hurricane Maria hit the island, 60 Minutes found its citizens trying to make do without water or power – and frequently losing hope.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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The Domino Effect …. “😱 It Starts with One …. in the end, ALL are down 😱 …. “!!


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~~October 30, 2017~~ 

THE DOMINO EFFECT 

AMAZING TRIPLE SPIRAL

A while ago, I found this amazing YouTube video.

I meant to create a post including it but ‘LIFE” got in the way.

In view of what has started today, #MuellerManicMonday, I thought it would be more than appropriate to share this video with all of you.

KARMA!

My imagination is running amok and for some reason, my soul feels a bit lighter.

Let your imagination take you where it will.

Once it begins, it doesn’t stop till all are down.

The house of cards is falling quickly now. 

I think it makes for a great analogy!

HortyRex©

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~~THE AMAZING TRIPLE SPIRAL~~

(15,000 DOMINOES)

~~Published on Sep 10, 2016~~

I spent 25 hours spread over 8 days building this massive triple spiral structure with 15,000 dominoes

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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