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Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Essential Elementz" Presented by CUDA and US census Bureau



HOST: CUDA Culture - The Community for Urban Dance & Art


TYPE: Meetings - Convention

NETWORK: Global

DATE: Saturday, December 12, 2009

TIME: 2:00pm - 8:00pm

LOCATION: William L. Dickinson High School New Gym Building

STREET: 2 Palisade Avenue

CITY/TOWN: Jersey City, NJ



"Essential ElementZ!"


Celebrating, Elevating and Uniting Diverse Communities.

A FREE community event brought to you by

The Community for Urban Dance and Art & U.S. Census Bureau

CUDA Culture is pleased to invite you to "Essential ElementZ," sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau. We would LOVE for you to join us in celebrating the wonderful art forms that help our communities thrive and improve our quality of life.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 12th 2009 TIME: 2:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: William L. Dickinson High School New Gym Building

ADDRESS: 2 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

*** Street Team Volunteers - those interested, please contact Kushan Patel at kushan@cudaculture.org

*** Event Volunteers - those interested, please contact Rossana at rossana@cudaculture.org (JC public high school students may be eligible to earn community service hours for graduation).

FEATURING....


Youth Elementz of Hip-Hop Workshops*:

- B-boying/B-girling by B-boy Nova - http://www.facebook.com/#/profile.php?id=100000480548065&ref=ts

- Deejaying by DJ Korn - Anyone interested in the DJ workshop please email tompremon@cudaculture.org to pre-register for the workshop.

Do not forget there are 2 different workshops which 1 is mixing and the other is a battle workshop (scratching, beat juggle,etc).

- Emceeing by Hasan Salaam - http://www.hasansalaammusic.com/


- Mural Art by Mr. Mustart - http://www.flickr.com/photos/operation_art/3749982604/


*Space in workshops is limited, please register ASAP to secure your spot at info@cudaculture.org - subject: online registration with your Full Name; Age; School; Email; Phone #.

Please pick 2 workshops: 1. being the first choice, and 2. is second choice.


For DJ workshop please pre-register tompremon@cudaculture.org

Film Screening: “All the Ladies Say…” A Documentary by B-girl Rokafella

More info: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=58219701679

Website: http://www.alltheladiessay.com/

COMMUNITY DRIVES:


- Toy/Gift Drive for Children and Teens in Foster Care & Shelters in Hudson County.

1. please leave toys and gifts unwrapped

2. gifts for teens can be in the forms of: gift cards to bookstores, I-tunes, make-up, sports gear, etc...

- Canned-food Drive for the homeless - Coat drive

SHOWCASES & EXHIBITIONS!

- Spoken Word Artists

- Local urban artists

BATTLES & COMPETITIONS!

- Hosted by NOVA

- featuring DJ DP ONE - http://www.myspace.com/dponeta

- B-Boy/B-Girl Crew Battles

- DJ showcase battles

CYPHERZ!

LIVE BAND - MR. MAGIC

LIVE ART WALL for everyone to make & leave their mark!

Vendors and local non-profit organizations will also be present (if you are interested in having a table, please contact: rossana@cudaculture.org, subject line: DEC. 12th event).


FREE Food*, Live Music & Giveaways!!!

*$5 donations are suggested

The Community for Urban Dance & Art (CUDA) is a non-profit organization designed for the educational purpose of providing a positive and creative outlet for inner-city youth to practice and showcase diverse art forms founded in the urban culture. With the goal to stimulate a young person's talents, enhance self-confidence, personal growth, and appreciation for the visual and performing arts, CUDA has teamed up with diverse groups of artists, musicians, dancers and community organizers to make great programs and workshops available for the youth of Hudson County and surrounding areas. We also aim to emphasize and develop skills in self-discipline, teamwork, leadership skills, decision making skills, appreciation of multicultural differences, and community service. With your individual help and support, together we can make our own communities thrive by providing more opportunities for our young people to reach their highest potential.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Manny Pacquiao, "The People's Champ"



Manny Pacquiao from Philippines is considered by many as the greatest of all time. 7 different world class weight divisions titles is pure insane. I watched the last match(i think everyone did...lol) against Cotto and I thought was crazy...I was never a big fan of boxing, but for the first time I was on the edge of the seat watching the sport...I really was on the edge of the couch of my friends hauz and thought it was comftable...hehe..rooting for pacquiao win or lose no matter what...lol
Pacquiao is so quick, agressive, and smart on the ring. I could just imagine the months of training and tactics they put together before that match and same for his opponent.  But of course the better fighter wins. Also he's working with one of the best trainer Freddy roach his sensei..

Couple of years back I thought boxing was going down, and it was time for mixed martial arts. But from my point of view, manny pacquiao had made a big contribution today in bringing the competitive sport back...i mean im not that deep into the boxing or anything as I said, and to me It just shows how much heart he is showing through his competiveness, calmness, humbleness...etc all the ness..lol
I'll be watching clips on youtube of him to see some of the other fights. I think the last one with cotto take so much out of him but then again right after he supposedly booked a concert to sing eight songs.
That was insane, I want to do sumthin like that...haha

also I found this clip about two weeks ago him singing on Jimmy kimmel show
"Sometimes when we Touch"
I guess all that singing brings lots of energy and calmness in preparing for his fights...hehe

Monday, November 9, 2009

Full Time Bboy Trailer

We finish shooting the video about two weeks ago in Jersey and New york in one day. This trailer will go for the upcoming website that Im starting about the dance community specifically the bboys and bgirls...Still trying to layout my ideas...working on some stuff with Photoshop...lol
I also have to make a shorter version of this video. Bboys in the video were Nova, Meen187,(me)Enigma, and Saigon.

Full Time Bboy from Joseph Reyes on Vimeo.

www.Playmobsterworld.com



Hey guys,
for people who have twitter - join this online game.(its one of those) its kind of addicting..Its like a habit actually..everytime I go online and check my emails...I just update my online mob family...lol

help me grow my mob by joining..thanks
here's the link
http://www.playmobsterworld.com/?platform=facebook&refuid=504534951&source=direct_install

Bboy - Bgirl Class with NBK. Nothing But Knowledge




Learn The Fundamentals

NBK started breakdancing in 1999 and has been performing at events and competing ever since.
Nbk has won and numerous Bboy titles thoughout the tri state area.
We have performed, taught and worked for many national corporations, and publications.

All aged Welcomed!

FOCUS:
Elevating Yourself and building a strong foundation through the dance as well as working on key moves such as: Toprock, Footwork, and Powermoves. i.e. windmills, crickets, turtles, swipes, and more.

First class is free
only $10 per class
Walk Ins are welcome

Try it out!


Contact Info:
201-696-2121
NBK201@gmail.com

Friday, October 30, 2009

Kings Of New York 6 (Updated FLyer)

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For People that uses "Twitter"...Please add me to your list.
http://twitter.com/Enigma2485


here's the trailer again


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Prayers for the Victims of Typhoon Ondoy




Typhhon Ondoy flooded the entire city in Philippines...(Metro Manila)..and may other deep places in the country.
I don't really keep up as much with the Latest news in the Philippines but when I heard the news from my dad, I actually tuned in to the Filipino Stations on tv to see what's goin on. It was really shocking what happened there. I heard that it was a lot stronger than that Hurricane Katrina. This happened like 5 or 6 days ago...and I heard that a new typhoon is about to hit again in a few days.
I used to lived in Valenzuela city in Manila, I wonder how the situation is over there.
As far as I know, Philippines is somewhat accustomed to big storms, but I think this has to be the biggest one and the worst in the history of the country.
They're not even close to moving on from the damage left by Ondoy and they're about to get hit by another one.

My prayers to all the victims.






Wednesday, September 16, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze 1952-2009


Patrick Swayze died at the age of 57 after his long battle with cancer.
He was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in January 2008. He passed away monday according to the article I read online.
He starred in more than 30 films during his career in the industry and as well as many tv movie series.
He became a household name after he starred in the movie "Dirty Dancing", shortly following his biggest hit, the movie "ghost".
Other great movies I remembered that he was involved: Point Break, Red Dawn, Road House, Young Blood, Too wong foo, The Outsiders...
Patrick Swayze will be remembered as one of the most brilliant actor of our time.


My thoughts and prayer for his family and friends.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

MTV Video Music Awards 2009


I watched the video music awards on mtv the other night sine I really have nothing to do....Anybody here watched it?
It was a paid tribute to michael jackson in the beginning of the show. Madonna started the show by giving her very moving speech about her relationship with MJ. One of the quotes that she mentioned, "Sometimes we have to lose things before we can truly appreciate them.",is one of the most common learning facts while growing up, and she had put it in a deeper understanding with her story. It was followed by a dance performance which include janet jackson recreating the only music video they were together(I might be wrong)"Scream". I already considered the whole intermission would be the best part of the night since I don't really support the new music mainstream these days, so I straight up thought they would suck...lol..jk..there are some that I like though.

The whole drama controversy for the night came or the most"highlighted" part is when the award for the best female video something was given,..Taylor swift won the award. I thought that girl deserve the award no matter what..then Kanye West came to the stage out of nowhere(how did he do that..lol) and disrupt this girl while giving her thank you speech just to say that Beyonce had the best video of all time...I was like WOW Kanye west!!..thats insanity...was he drunk?..taking the rudeness to the next level.
Beyonce is fire alright, but it was almost nothing to do with her when this dude mentioned her name.(its more like im on stage now and im here to stop the wrong doings). I still like his music no matter what, just got to separate his personality. Dont really care much for the ego he has to offer to the rest. His motives is like if it doesn't go his way, everyone should stop and make sure everybody know...just assuming..which is good sometimes on right occasions. I almost thought it was another one of those staged drama, but it would'nt really make sense.

And as expected, this controversy is still going on today. Even at my job they were talkin about it. Overall, I think he should not be invited on anymore award shows.
movin on,..Lady Gaga was taking "weirdness" to the next level...lol...guess this is fashion in the future and we must adjust or I should adjust. There was one when she look like a ninja and a duck or some sort of flying animal..lol..Its one of those that makes you say what the hell..but then again alright its fashion, self expression, art.
The last performance with Jay-z and Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind"...I thought was one of the best song. Im from Jersey and I thought that song represent well. It sorta moved me too. Im goin to download it. Feelin that song...Listen to it.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kings of New York 6

Kings of New York 6...November 1st, 2009... save the date

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this an announcement for our upcoming Event on November...please take your time reading short details and ...Check out the Preview trailer..let us know what you think....Thank you.



Time: 2pm to 1am
Location: St. Mark's Church
in the corner of E 10th and 2nd Ave.

This year we will have 16 teams for 8 on 8 Breakin'
16 people for 1 on 1 Poppin'
We've added a new category of 32 people for 1 on 1 House
Registration starts at 2:00pm and battle starts at 4:30pm sharp! So come early and come prepared to give your best!

We are also celebrating women at this Kings of New York. We'll honor Evelyn Santos, Miss Twist, Violet (Kr3t), Peaches, and Marjorie for their contributions to the community.





You can e-mail us at thekingsofnewyork@gmail.com for press inquiries or if you have any questions! Thank you for your time. We hope to see you in November! Until then, practice, practice and practice!

peace,
Kings of New York Team

*Kings of New York is a community based organization which formed in 2003. Our mission is to preserve, as well as to educate the world about the culture that New York style of dance brings.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Art Showcase Battle

About 4 months ago, i participated in an art showcase battle for one of my crew member in her school. I just got the footage today from another family crew member and I wanted to share it to everyone. I guess art does come in just about any form. something that is "limitless". on this particular subject, I believe the artist is trying to capture the movements on the ground. ever heard the quote: "the floor is my canvas, and my body is the brush"...hehe..not sure if thats the exact term...somewhat close I guess this is close to the idea.

Art Showcase battle from Joseph Reyes on Vimeo.


Im the one in adidas pants with stripes and my crew member saigon is the one on the opposite side.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Former President Corazon C. Aquino Dies, (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009)


She was the president of the Philippines from 1986 - 1992. The 11th president of the the country and asia's first female president. She was installed as the next leader by the peaceful 1986 "People Power Revolution".
She was held as "woman of the year" by the TIME magazine in 1987.
It was a Very sad news today in the philippines.
Cory Aquino Died at the age of 76 from a cardio respiratory arrest.
Found out the news through my dad who's almost always updated with the news in Philippines.
She is one of the biggest influence and had impacted not just the homeland but the World as well and shaped History during her time.
I don't remember much back then since I was little at the time she was a president and all the political activities that was going on in Philippines. I do remember my parents and relatives getting involved though. I remember seeing the picture where my sister was carrying me on her shoulders during the edsa revolution. I don't have the picture since it's in the Philippines. I was a year old and a couple months or something..(I was walking already..lol).
And as time pass by, I learned more about the history and its importance.

Prayers and many thanks to "CORY"
Salamat.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Encore Status Entertainment


I will be blogging for this hip hop online magazine called "Encore Status Entertainment"...make sure you guys visit the website and check other people's blogs and reviews as well. Most likely, I will be talking about the hip hop dance community and breakdance stuff which I think I have most experience than any of the other element.

http://www.encorestatus.com
Friend or follow them also at the following:
http://myspace.com/encorestatus
http://twitter.com/EncoreStatus
http://www.reverbnation.com/encorestatusmixtapes


About "Encore Status Entertainment"

Encore Status is an online magazine created to expose the under exposed. There are extremely talented unsigned and independent artists that go unnoticed…their Hardship, Hardwork, and Hustle to produce fine pieces of work often go unheard and unseen.

“New-Stream is Mainstream” is the slogan that we thrive by…

We recognize the work of these recording artists, fashion designers, artists, and filmmakers — and give them mainstream-like attention. As our name indicates, we’d like to hear more from them. Our focus, our future, and format is to compliment the artist’s ‘push’ by PULLING the outside world into theirs –using creativity and interactivity.

For Encore Status Entertainment…it truly isnt ‘About Us’ …our drive is wholeheartedly inspired by many of YOU.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Kings of New York Event" - a hip hop premier dance competition

Kings of New York is Going to happen this November or early December. Im one of the promoter helping to make this event happen this year.. Right now were in the process of collecting emails to send infos through everybody...we'll basically that is part of my assignment...I need to collect 3000 email address...i have like 700 just for this event...still a long way...
While each individual has their own reason for becoming involved in the team. Everyone shares the same central purpose of unfying, educating, and supporting the hip hop community.
We strives to acknowledge and encourage the excellence in the world of hip hop community with authenticity, integrity, and charity.
Since the intermission that happen back in 2003, The event has steadily become one of the major premier dance event within the hip hop community, and its been supported by well over 2000 individual each year. Also one of my motives why I support and joined the group.
The target audience which is "people of the world - all ages and culture"comprised of discerning consumers who are at the forefront of entertainment, technology and style.
if your reading this and interested.
Please email me at m_jr24@yahoo.com
and we appreciate your support.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

CUDA Culture Art Benefit


"CUDA" The community for Urban Dance and Arts. at Thai Chef Restaurant in Montclair, New Jersey.
Here's some photo from the opening reception.(June 27th) Some of the CUDA members. Artworks will be exhibited from June 27th - July 25th for the silent Auction. Closing reception will take place the last day(July 25th)....6pm-12mn. Please come and support!!!




The "Mass moonwalk" in memory of MJ... Paris, France


Michael Jackson's Public memorial Service was held today at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.



To me this just shows how much of a big impact he is throughout the whole world of different culture and background...


Also I Came across about this blog about a week ago...about MJ..just wanted to share this.
Phonte Blogs About MJ

Shared via AddThis

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bboy Lil Vicious


Bboy lil vicious

A bboy trailer I made for Victor yesterday...he's one of the future in Bboying.

This cracks me up for some reason...Fusion!...LOL

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson R.I.P. 1958 - 2009


Past away at the age of 50.

I was on my way home from Work yesterday, When I heard the news on the radio...Very sad news...To me, he was the greatest musician in the history, if not - he has to be one of the best. I'm pretty sure many people feel the same way. He will be missed by many. Im always inspired to listen to his music since most of his songs has positve message and is already making its impact just by listening.

Im kinda mad since i've never made it to any of his concert or seen him in person.

"His Music will Live Forever".
"One of the Greatest Music Legend in History".
"The King of Pop"

Too many words to describe.

Share your thoughts.
www.michaeljackson.com

Watch his music videos on Youtube
youtube.com/michaeljacskon

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wimbledon 2009



Wow...Wimbledon started already,..I forgot, its two weeks after Frenh Open...oh well.
I Think Federer is Gonna win it again(we all know his the best) or maybe Nadal...unless another dark knight shows up and destroys everyone all the way to the finals...hehe
On the women's side...Serena williams is a very unexpected player on the court and can win it if she goes hard like always...I think shes the best player right now in my opinion...maybe sharapova, her sister venus or jankovic are the potential ones than can take it this year I think...I could be wrong big time.

wimbledon.org

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just one of the practice days...



I was practicing at Balleys the other night...I was learning how to control my air freeze more and trying to stay up there for a couple of seconds...It worked out well even though I don't really do a lot of this type of air poses...I kinda like ground freezes more.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Marie Digby



I Was Driving Back Home from Work Yesterday, When I heard the song"Part of the List"..wasn't really sure who sung it first, but i guessed it was "Neyo" coz it just sounded like him...lol..I was right newayz..then the radio host had said the title...As soon as I got back home, I went to look for it on utube and saw another video cover of the same song.the singer was "Marie Digby" and she sings really good.
Just fell in love with her voice and her beatiful looks...Killer!...it just match
If you visit her channel,..she does her original songs, and many other cover songs.
I'm now deaf from its pure awesomeness...lol
I would like to rquest a song later.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Roger Federer won the 2009 French Open


Awesome...Roger won his 14th grandslam title...craziness!..beating Robin Soderling in 3 sets Straight...I think he's the all-time best, if not-heading to that point or close...
Andre Agassi was next to him..the last person on the men's side to win all 4 major titles...
I actually like Nadal more than Federer...I like the style of play, maybe because he's lefty that I can somehow relate since I play with my left as well...but in consideration...federer is really the Best right now...

Friday, June 5, 2009

David Carradine 1936-2009 R.I.P.

Found this on yahoo.

David Carradine was both a star of television and of the big screen. He was the lead in the wildly popular 1970s series "Kung Fu," and he appeared in over 100 movies, becoming the only actor to star in movies by Martin Scorsese, Ingmar Bergman, and Quentin Tarantino. On June 4th, he was found dead at age 72 in his hotel room in Bangkok.

Can't Believe his dead, hes one of my all time favorite actors.I always been a fan of his martial art...Grew up watching the series Kung fu...
The movie kill bill became one of my favorite...
Its like if you see his name in a kung fu movie...I get the vibe that its going to be good and worth watching it.
Very sad day, Im pretty sure he'll be missed by many people

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Best Money Maker System Online

I was online yesterday searching for the some legit home online business...I only tried the six figure yearly program,..and I thought that it was good...they make you understand it in a very simple way...here I am trying it out on Blogs...I havent tried the other ones,..but I think that these ones are real...I mean I keep in mind that about 91% of the business programs online are scams. One thing I would suggest to find out if its real is if they support the full money back guarantee thing.
I believe that ones you get connected or learn one of this programs, they might have some similarities of making income online.
Make sure to read them carefully if you wold you like to start any of them.
Its worth the try...at least I was able to put it to work.

Heres the one I tried...seems everything is similar to the six figure income type
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Eminem and Bruno stunt at MTV Awards...




I saw this on the news the other day...its been the talk over the internet for a minute...i dont think it was staged even if it was, something is not right(just gotta wait for eminems response). but anyhow just didnt like how it was...Im not a big fan of eminem but I do like his rap songs coz it make sense...considering the kind of music we have in todays society...Its like "Junk food in hip hop"-its hard to defend some of this rap because the music is good but there's no meaning to it....We all know famous artists have fanbase,but at least consider his own image through music and the media,..he would never base his judgement through fanbase...People follow him because they relate to his music and rap lyrics...Everyone has different characters, differnt struggles and backgrounds in life...we all have limitations, and taking it as a joke would not be a realistic response, only u could apply that if your an easy going person.
I think MTV is doing everything they can to gain all the attention and get as much viewers for their ratings.like in the internet world, Driving a traffic to your website. Its not even a music channel anymore..lol...it should be a reality show channel.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kung Fu Panda

I just saw this movie on cable...I thought it was going to be corny. Well maybe I just havent watch a comedy animated cartoon for a minute. It was really funny
"I WAS BLINDED BY ITS PURE AWESOMENESS"...Haha

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Raw Elementz Performance

picture from couple months back...a show we did in A. Harry Moore school in Jersey City...with us wearing the "full time bboy shirts"...we made it to the newspaper - Jersey Journal...it was me, Raymond, Max, Jla, and Nova doing the headspin in the middle.



You can buy the tshirt here..
http://full-time.ecrater.com/

Friday, May 22, 2009

Charice....Little girl with big voice

I have to say she's the best singer of today in my opinion...I like a lot of singers too but I just think shes on top right now because of her vocal abilities. That song "Note to god", that she sang on oprah was really deep and haunting, it actually caught my attention while I was eating...lol...just had to post it up...something about her voice that catches you in the moment and make u focus on her...here it is..

Charice is from the philippines

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rooftop NYC

Pictures of me on one of the rooftop building in NYC about five months back.