Jane Lui and Friends Cover TLC’s Waterfall

h/t: AngryAsianMan

Arghhh . . . why did I not know about Jane Lui before now?

*hangs head in shame*

Better late than never.

From her website bio:

“I’m can be pretty shy, and learned that I feel most earnest and outgoing in music. More than anything, I want to be honest in music; it respects intelligence.” With a sensitivity towards the interplay of sound, space, & subtlety, Lui’s artistry is fierce with utmost musicianship & self-respect.

Below are a few videos that I would encourage you to watch, but be warned, her YouTube channel is a rabbit hole of musical awesomeness . . . he says an hour after clicking on the Waterfalls video.

Here is her most recent project: a cover of Waterfalls by TLC feat. Tamlyn Tomita, Lynn Chen, & Phil Yu!


And to get a sense of her vocal chops and instrumental creativity view this Maroon Five – Muppets Mashup


And for a little fun, here is a  2:30 cartoon medley with Paul Dateh.

You can find out more via JaneLui.com and follow her on twitter, facebook and itunes.

You’re welcome.

Free Images of Typhoon Haiyan Damage in the Philippines

As life would have it, I was in the Philippines during and after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck the Philippines. I blogged my experience, but one of the things that I was able to do was be part of a relief group into Tacloban, Leyte, and the surrounding areas to see the damage first hand.

I was able to grab some images and want to make those available to ay and all who want to use them for worship bulletins, newsletters, etc. I would just ask that you credit them to “Bruce Reyes-Chow” and link back to the photo gallery. Below are just a few of the photos.

The gallery includes some 150+ images including some street views, relief work, hospital interiors, etc.

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Damage outside of Tacloban.

View of Tacloban from the roof of Bethany Hospital.

A pile of mangled metal.

Juts one structure that was caved in on itself.

Cars thrown to and fro.

Yes, yes we do.

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