To Start the Day …. “🇵🇷 A Hug, A Smile and A Magnificent Day 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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A good beginning is half the work done.
~Puerto Rican Proverb~

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This is Where my Heart Is …. “🇵🇷 A Lonely Tree at La Guancha 🇵🇷 …. “!!


  Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, in the port sector of the city, this recreational park offers multiple attractions; an observation tower, a boardwalk, restaurants, light food kiosks with dance music, ramp for boats and water vehicles, a passive park for children and an outdoor amphitheater for the offering of artistic and cultural events.

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#WhereMy HeartIs #LonelyTreeAtLaGuancha #LaGuancha #Ponce #PuertoRico #CaribbeanSea

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Images of the Day, Special Edition …. ‘Mi Bandera, My Flag …. Around the Island, #26 …. 🇵🇷 …. “!!

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#IOTD #ImagesOfTheDay #VerySpecialEdition #26 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #PuertoRico #MyCountry #MiPatria #MyFlag #MiBandera #MyPride #MiOrgullo #AroundTheIsland #NotForSale #NoSeVende

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Composite Photo Update, #3 …. 🇵🇷 Honoring my Country, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. ‘Proud Boricua Woman’ …. “!!


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~~March 31, 2018~~

HONORING PUERTO RICO

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPH MADE WITH ‘LIVE COLLAGE’

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

(a friend told me)

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.

It’s been a week today since I visited my tattoo artist for add ons, updates, coloring and completion.

Colors, shading, The ‘cemí’, the hibiscus flowers, the ‘Taíno coquí’ and the ‘Taíno sun‘ were completed.

The process is almost totally done.

Only minor details for the last sitting.

My tattoo artist, Barefoot Stacy, is amazing!

Here it is!

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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 Hurricane María battered the Island on September 20, 2018, a bit beyond six months ago today.

I wanted to share another ‘almost complete’ result with you today.

 More will follow as it’s totally done.

HortyRex©

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🇵🇷 … my true heritage! European, African, Taino … 🇵🇷

*(maybe my next tattoo)*

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Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Hurricane María …. Six Months Later 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~March 21, 2018~~

TIME DOESN’T STOP FOR ANYTHING OR ANYONE

LIFE GOES ON

Hurricane María battered the American possession/colony of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017.

Life in my country has forever been changed.

Even though this is not top news anymore, the 3 million + American citizens living there are hurting, suffering and dealing with their lives the best way they can.

~THE LADY IN READ WHO APPEARS IN THE VIDEO~

Jennifer González-Colón is the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. González-Colón is next up for reelection in 2020.

Because Puerto Rico is a territory/colony of the United States, and not a state, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate, called the resident commissioner, with limited voting privileges – González-Colón can vote in committee but not on the House floor, including not on the final passage of bills. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.

I don’t agree with her politics and I personally do not like her. 

(How can a woman, from an American colony, be a Republican, escapes my mind’s grasp!)

A little help would go a long way.

This short video explains a lot.

HortyRex©

ATTN: Facebook Video

https://www.facebook.com/attn/

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~Friday, March 30, 2018~

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THE DAY AFTER THE HURRICANE

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#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Ricky Martin …. ” 🎼🎼 Fiebre Official Video featuring Wisín and Yandel …. ‘FEVER’ 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~March 2, 2018~~ 

FIEBRE

(FEVER)

My favorite Puerto Rican singer, a man of my young teenage and young adult dreams, my favorite male representative of my LGBT community … he’s at it again!

And he delivers!! 

Need to take my mind off the usual routine and sad reality we are living

It’s Friday … a typical day for celebration and fun.

Enjoy his new video. 

HortyRex©

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Ricky Martin just premiered his new song “Fiebre” featuring Wisín and Yandel and its music video.

Yes, that’s right, the dynamic duo is back!

The newly married singer decided on Puerto Vallarta as the location for his new music video.

And because the 46-year-old star never disappoints, this video is just as steamy as the song.

~SOURCE~

http://www.eonline.com

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~Fiebre~~

Official Video

~~Published on Feb 23, 2018~~

Ricky Martin ft. Wisin & Yandel – “Fiebre” (Official Music Video)

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Rincón Beach Resort …. “🇵🇷 Our Favorite Spot in the World 🇵🇷 …. Before and After Hurricane María …. “!!


A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS

The red * marks the spot where our favorite spot on the world is located.

~RINCON BEACH RESORT~

Whenever we travel to Puerto Rico to visit family and friends and to get away from the daily hustle and bustle, we land in Aguadilla. We drive to Rincón and check in.

The resort is our base. We drive from the base to surrounding towns to see friends and family.

As a matter of fact, we were due for our next trip before Hurricane María nearly flattened Puerto Rico 118 days ago.

Prior to that, Hurricane Irma also grazed the island.

BEST INLET EVER

AERIAL VIEWS OF THE RESORT

BEAUTIFUL SHORELINE AND SANDY BEACH

AWESOME, PERFECT RELAXING ATMOSPHERE

*(just what the doctor ordered)*

INNER COURTYARD

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HURRICANE MARIA PATH OVER PUERTO RICO

*(the red * marks the spot where the resort is located)*

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NOTICE HOW BIG MARIA WAS 

It engulfed and swallowed Puerto Rico.

According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane-force winds extended up to 30 miles from Hurricane María’s center, while tropical storm-force winds extend outward for up to 125 miles.

Keep in mind that Puerto Rico is 100 miles long X 35 miles wide.

There was no place to hide!

HortyRex©

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NOTICE THE STEP DOWN WHERE THE BEACH USED TO BE

*(compare to the ‘before’ pictures)*

It’s all gone. My heart is hurting.

The friend who sent me the pictures told me that the beach lost its shore, the trees and the palm trees are gone as you can see.

The beach itself is deeper and not safe for swimming.

THE SOFT SAND IS GONE, REPLACED BY ROCKS AND DEBRIS

THE SOFT BEACH IS GONE

CANNOT WALK TO THE POINT ANYMORE

INCREDIBLE BEACH EROSION

THANKFULLY THE INNER COURTYARD SEEMS ABOUT THE SAME

~PHOTOGRAPHER~

Thank you to my friend Héctor

#hsegarra

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SOMEWHERE IN BEAUTIFUL PUERTO RICO

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


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~~December 1, 2017~~ 

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~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

HortyRex©

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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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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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I do not own these images.
No intention of taking credit.
If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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#PuertoRico #YoSoyPuertorriqueno #PlenaPuertorriquena #ManoloRamos #Colaboracion #OlgaTanon #PlenaPuertorriquena #YoNoMeQuito #LetraMusica #Publicadora #WarnerChap #PerfectTiming #PerfectSong #PerfectMessage #PeriodicoCantado #SungNewspaper #SpreadMessages #AmongPeople #EdwinJobel 

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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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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Image of the Day, Special Edition …. La Perla Neighborhood …. after Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 24, 2017~~ 

LA PERLA NEIGHBORHOOD

OLD SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

La Perla, neighborhood made famous by Despacito, destroyed in Hurricane Maria

 Telegraph Reporters 
22 SEPTEMBER 2017 … 10:05AM
A neighborhood in Puerto Rico that became the setting of the most-streamed video of all time has been destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

La Perla, which is a stretch of shanty town along the Atlantic coastline of the city of San Juan, was the filming location for the music video of Despacito, 2017’s song of the summer. Starring the song’s creators,  Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee, the video showed day turning to night in La Perla as a woman danced with locals and, later, in a club, and has been viewed more than 3.7 billion times.

~SOURCE~

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

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We ALL are ONE!! 

Grizel ‘Chachi’ Del Valle …. “🇵🇷 Emotional Video …. Traditional Bomba ‘Campo’ 🇵🇷 ….


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~~October 17, 2017~~ 

GRIZEL ‘CHACHI’ DEL VALLE 

TRADITIONAL ‘BOMBA CAMPO’

Arropada con la bandera y sobre el agua, esta cantante conmueve con un lamento que da esperanza a Puerto Rico

Out of all the awful, heart-wrenching images coming out of Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricane María, there’s an emotional video which shows a wet girl, wrapped with the Puerto Rican flag, swaying in a swing over water.

She’s singing a capella a traditional song called ‘CAMPO’.

She’s Grizel ‘Chachi’ del Valle Campo, a singer and exotic dancer from Nueva Jersey. She is of Puerto Rican hertiage and she’s very proud of her roots.

Chachi has worked as a  bakup singer for Romeo Santos. She frequently  appears in cabaret shows in the Nueva York and New Jersey area.

HortyRex©

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Hay un video en particular que conmueve: una chica mojada, arropada por la bandera de Puerto Rico, meneándose sobre un columpio sobre el agua, cantando acapella el tradicional tema ‘Campo‘ que va:

“Campo yo vivo tristo, cada día sufriendo más, ay Dios que será de mi, si no bailo esta bomba me voy a morir.”

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~Grizel ‘Chachi’ del Valle Campo~

Son pocas las imágenes y videos que salen de Puerto Rico después del devastador paso del huracán María el miércoles 20 de septiembre. Con la isla entera sin servicio de electricidad y poca comunicación, los puertorriqueños en la diáspora, aquellos que viven fuera de la isla o de ascendencia puertorriqueña, han comenzado a difundir mensajes de apoyo, aliento y formas de ayudar a sus compatriotas.

Unos días antes de que el huracán María azotara la isla, Grizel ‘Chachi’ Del Valle grabó este emotivo video de la tradicional bomba ‘Campo’.

Se trata de Grizel ‘Chachi’ del Valle Campo, una cantante y bailarina exótica de Nueva Jersey de ascendencia puertorriqueña y muy orgullosa de sus raíces. Chachi ha sido corista de Romeo Santos y se presenta frecuentemente en espectáculos de cabaret en el area de Nueva York y New Jersey.

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

http://www.univision.com/musica/arropada-con-la-bandera-y-sobre-el-agua-esta-cantante-conmueve-con-un-lamento-que-da-esperanza-a-puerto-rico

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Grizel Chachi Del Valle

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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