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Proud To BE Challenge!
Who Are YOU Proud To Be?
In North America, this week marks some nation-wide celebrations! In honour of that - we are hosting a challenge that gives you the opportunity to teach the community about how awesome your country/town is! From the rolling fields of Ireland, to the scenic barrier reef - we want to know what makes YOU proud to BE...!
You can be as broad (Country) or as specific (town) as you'd like! Hey, maybe you're even proud to be a Snapper! This is YOUR platform to tell us who you're proud to be so don't hold back!
Part A: Sing any song from the website that is available to you. The song must be dated July 5, 2019. Ideally, the song should be by an artist from your home country or a song about the place you call 'home'!
Part B: At the start of your song or in your song comment section, simply tell us who YOU are Proud To Be!
I am from the Philippines , a Proud Filipino and my hometown is Lobo, province of Batangas.
# 1.It is here in my hometown where you can find the oldest working lighthouse in the Philippines which called the Faro Punta de Malabrigo. It was designated a National Historical Landmark in 2006.
The photograph above was downloaded from the United States National Archive. Its original caption was “Presented to Major Charles McClure, Paymaster, U.S.A. The Lighthouses of the Philippines, by Manuel de Iriarte. Manila, April 17, 1899. Faro de 3rd orden de Punto Malabrigo. Provincia de Batangas. (Malabrigo Point Lighthouse, Province of Batangas)”
According to Batangas-Philippines.com:
Faro de Punta de Malabrigo, is one of the 24 lighthouses erected in the Philippines during the course of the Spanish Colonial period.
The century old lighthouse can be spotted at the top of a cliff in the town of Lobo, Batangas. It is overlooking Verde Island and Mindoro from afar. By private car it is around three and half hours drive to get to see the historical landmark.
We used to walk along the seashore, play in the lighthouse surrounding and would go up and down the spiral stairs reaching the topmost part of this lighthouse. During those times, we can freely visit the place but now, permit will be needed before you can visit the place.
# 2.[/b In Palawan province, you can find Puerto Princesa Underground River or Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park . It was declared as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature around the world .
This is a protected area of the Philippines. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 & has been managed by the City Government of Puerto Princesa since 1992.
# 3. In Ilocos Sur Province, is Vigan City which was also declared as one of New 7 Wonder Cities of the World.
This is a cultural heritage property in Vigan City,Philippines, established in year 1572 .
# 4. Still in Palawan Province, is the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, One of the 15 Most Beautiful Coral Reefs in the World.
A stunning underwater landscape made up of vibrant corals and marine life, Tubbataha Reefs in the Philippines is recognized as a top diving site in the world. Comprising 2 coral atolls, the reefs feature 600 species of fish, 360 species of coral, 11 species of sharks, 13 species of dolphins and whales, birds, plus Hawksbill & Green sea turtles. The Tubbataha Reef Natural Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 due to its ‘pristine coral reef’ along with the extensive lagoons and 2 coral islands.
I chose this song because the first thing that I am proud of is a lighthouse from my hometown. Though the artist isn't from our country, I still opted for this when the lyricist used lighthouse as a metaphor for Jesus who lights up on our lives.
..was written in 1970 by Ronnie Hinson who was a teenager at the time. He & his siblings were at "The Pentecostal Tabernacle" rehearsing for an upcoming concert & were searching for new material. Ronnie went to the downstairs bathroom with the intention of coming back with their new original hit song. He was gone for several minutes & returned to the sanctuary with a long piece of toilet paper with the title "The Lighthouse." As he begin to sing someone grabbed it wadded it up, laughed & told them to get back to the hymnals. His brother Kenny, their guitar player, collected that piece of toilet paper out of the trash as he had an idea. When he started playing & singing the presence of the Lord filled the sanctuary. From that point on it was a hit.
Thanks for listening,Trochilidae
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Hey Snappers, join us for The Say What Challenge!!This Friday! See you there!!
Thanks for joining us!~ Jodi
Black Roses Thank you whoever you are for painting my name in such beautiful colors.
Lovely story about your lighthouse Sweetie...thank you for sharing the history.A pretty song and I thank you for the wonderful intro and the story of its birth.You sang it from your heart and hit those high notes so beautifully.Such an uplifting song of Praise sung with amazing vocals.LVED my listen.Wishing you a wonderful weekend!Hugsss & Blessings!~tiny
Awesome and beautiful!If I had lived and grew up in the land that is in the photos, i would be homesick every day of my life if i did not live there! It is absolutely gorgeous there!
"Alabaster Box" r/bfa463d31 Blessings/Prayers!
Hi, Rida, A favorite song and what a lovely sing by you. . . enjoyed all the informationand photos on your page. . . loved my listen very much! Blessings on youday/evening, Joyce
Hello Rida Listening...
Love it!!!Yes, Jesus is indeed our Lighthouse who guide our way in this sea of life
This was super on this song. I loved my listen
hi my sweet friend.....awesome story......you sound amazing....great song you picked......beautiful performance......I loved it..... hugs~deb
Got a bad throat today sorry for scratchy voice x
Hello Rida this was a fabulous rendition of this song my sweet friend,I loved my listen and pushed the it button hugssssssHope your Friday is good hon x
Music makes the world a better place.
Hi Rida, great song and singing, your home surroundings looks lovely, hugsss Caroline
very well presented and awesome sing and song, my friend, Gman
"Good Morning Rida...............
"Oh My...What Beautiful Singing I am Hearing From You in Your Studio!!
"Such a Beautiful Gospel Classic Hit Song, and You Sure Did One Beautiful Sing On It Rida!!
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"I Love This Song, and You Did Such a Beautiful Sing On It Rida!! Have a Wonderful Day My Sweet Friend!! Huge Hugs!! -Rick-
Hi there Rida!
O my... these pictures are gorgeous! No wonder you are so proud of your homeland!
Rightfully so my friend!
You are always a pleasure to come and listen to and see!
Congrats my sweet friend from afar!
HALF - nice Romantic Brazilian Poem... click here to listen, and enjoy it. Thank you!
listening... and enjoying... wow...
AWESOME MY FRIEND
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