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El Gamma Penumbra Wows at World’s Got Talent, Makes Everyone Cry

Four years after winning Asia’s Got Talent (AGT), Filipino shadow theater group El Gamma Penumbra has moved to a bigger stage as they joined World’s Got Talent, once again meeting David Foster who was among the judges of AGT.

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Set in China, the contest features some of the best talents around the world.

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This time, El Gamma Penumbra touched hearts with their interpretation of ‘Anak’ which included Chinese lyrics, perhaps in a bid to better reach the Chinese judges and audience.

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In their performance, the group showed the story of ‘Anak’, based on the song lyrics by Freddie Aguilar. Just like in the song, El Gamma Penumbra shared the story of a young kid who was cared for by his mother. She made sure to send him to school and cared for him, even preparing his food. Yet he forgot about his mother and took the wrong path.

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As his life took a darker, difficult turn, his mother was still there; though she was certainly broken hearted over what happened.

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She visited him in jail but the story implied that he stayed there for such a long time that when he was finally able to get out, she was already gone.

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Even as the young man got out into the stage, carrying his mother’s portrait, the judges and the audience were already in tears! No one could take that the mother was gone when this young man was already ready to change his life.

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As expected, thought, the superb performance raked in great comments from the judges. David told El Gamma Penumbra that he always finds their performance magical, especially because he could not understand how they were able to create those superb shadow images to match the story.

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Needless to say, the group made it to the next round! Watch their impressive performance here:

World's Got Talent El Gamma Penumbra

"Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving"Grab your box of tissues and watch this moving presentation that will bring you that much-needed catharsis (spoiler's galore)A heartfelt performance of El Gamma Penumbra @ World's Got Talent in Changsha, China."Anak" by Freddie Aguilarversion of KZ Tandingan w/ Mandarin translation.

Posted by El Gamma Penumbra on Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Debutante Receives Hilarious Gift of Sardines from Her “18 Treasures”

A debutante receives hilarious gift in the form of a sardine can from her “18 treasures” – and we can’t help but laugh along with her! Would you also dare gift your friend with unconventional, funny gifts on their special occasion? But it can be a challenge to top this one! LOL

Debutante Receives Hilarious Gift

What’s the best gift you received from your friends? Of course, some would say that material things don’t matter because the gift of friendship is more than enough. Still, it would be nice to get some from your friends during special days or milestones in your life.

During debuts, the debutante usually receives special gifts from her “18 treasures.” These gifts can vary, but they’re expected to be good ones that the wishes of these “treasures” for the birthday girl.

But during the debut of Danah Elyka Simbajon in Dumaguete City, central Philippines, everyone had a good laugh as the debutante receives hilarious gift of a sardine can from one of these “18 treasures!” LOL.

debutante receives hilarious gift
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To be fair, this friend explained that she “swam” to the depths of the oceans to find this gift – and chose it because it symbolizes their friendship. After all, if you can be as close as the sardines packed in a can, then you really are super close, huh?

The friend’s analogy is, of course, easy to understand, but everyone still had a good laugh over seeing a debutante receive a sardine can.

But if you’re worried that she didn’t get a proper gift to complete her 18 treasures, don’t be. Her friend actually prepared another, more serious, gift for her but it’s really the sardines that top all the others. LOL.

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What are “18 Treasures” in a Debut?

The “18 treasures” in a debut symbolize the things that the debutante needs to succeed on her to womanhood. The people chosen for this task often make a speech to explain their treasure and how they think it would help the debutante in her life.

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AJ Raval Goes Viral Again with Car Wash Video

It wasn’t so long ago that AJ Raval went viral with her bedroom cleanup video which gained 2.1 million views in just a couple of days. But the young star is set to replicate that video’s viral success with another hit: a car wash video!

AJ Raval Releases Car Wash Video

When young start AJ Raval, who happens to be matinee idol Jeric Raval’s daughter, released her bedroom cleanup video, netizens were surprised that it would gain more than 2 million views in just a matter of days.

After all, there was nothing extraordinary about her cleaning hacks – well, she didn’t even have any new cleaning hacks to offer!

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But even with that somewhat nonsensical video going viral, yet another totally simple is set to follow its viral success. This time. AJ Raval shared a video while she’s doing a car wash.

Again, netizens might ask what’s so special about doing a car wash that it would become so viral, yet watching this video will give you the answers to that question:

So, did you now get why this car wash video by AJ Raval (and the one with the bedroom cleanup) is set to go viral soon?

As you have seen in the video, this young woman cleaned a Ford truck. At the start of the clip, AJ admits that she doesn’t know how to properly do a car wash.

She joked that she has to do a quick video in case her dad catches her messing with his car which is now being used by her sibling. She added that it’s her first time to do a car wash, but netizens (well, the guys for sure) quickly commented on the video that she’s doing the right thing.

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What do you think of this car wash video?

Who is AJ Raval?

AJ Raval is one of the children of 90’s matinee idol Jeric Raval. She’s following the footsteps of her dad as she entered show business and has made a name for herself in a couple of movies.

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AJ Raval’s Bedroom Cleanup Video Goes Viral

Everyone’s doing various videos about different stuff these days, but who would have thought that a bedroom cleanup video would receive more then 2.1 million views in just a few days, huh? You’ve got to hand it to AJ Raval to keep something as boring as that become so interesting!

AJ Raval’s Bedroom Cleanup Video

These days, there are so many celebrities who are sharing stuff about their day-to-day lives on social media, creating vlogs for their followers to watch. So many are creating prank videos or are doing good deeds on social media, with netizens saying that they are just doing that for the likes and views.

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But there are also those who go viral even without doing these “do good” stuff! Just like AJ Raval who recently went viral with her bedroom cleanup video.

Photo credit: AJ Raval
Photo credit: AJ Raval

In less than a week, the nearly 23-minute clip has gained over 2.1 million views – and we’re quite sure that 90% of those views are from guys, for obvious reasons.

But the video had such a simple title, “Cleaning My Bedroom.” You would have thought that it would gain a maximum of 10 views, huh?

That certainly means that AJ knows how to keep things interesting in her video to keep the people watching.

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As you can see in the clip, it’s obvious that there’s really nothing amazing or new about the bedroom cleanup that AJ was doing. Everyone’s doing right about the same thing from time to time, huh?

But her outfit in the video and the way she makes the chores appear to be so much fun made people continue watching until the very end. That’s certainly something, considering that the video is nearly 23 minutes long.

Did you watch it to the end?

Photo credit: AJ Raval
Photo credit: AJ Raval

Who is AJ Raval?

AJ Raval is the daughter of Jeric Raval. The young star admitted in past interviews that her dad isn’t really supportive of the things she’s doing on social media and in her movies! Guess all dads will always feel that way, huh?

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