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Baylor University Men's Choir Sings Da Coconut Nut by Filipino Composer Ryan Cayabyab

The Baylor University Men's Choir flying on Emirates Airlines gave an impromptu performance of "Da Coconut Nut" composed by Filipino musician Ryan Cayabyab on their flight home from Kenya.

Singing and dancing, the 75-member of the Baylor University Men's Choir performed Ryan Cayabyab's song "Da Coconut Nut" to the delight of the passengers and crew.

"Da Coconut Nut" was popularized by Ryan Cayabyab's group Smokey Mountain back in the 1990's. The choral arrangement of the song has become popular and performed by choirs around the world. The video posted by Emirates on Facebook has been viewed over 2.5 million times.

It's a really great performance and I checked out their actual performance of "Da Coconut Nut" on Youtube. It's not very clear but it's great nonetheless.

If you're curious, here is the original version of the song "Da Coconut Nut" by Smokey Mountain

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The Reason For The Traffic in Metro Manila

Do you know why traffic is always so bad in Metro Manila?

Here's why.

And the MMDA would rather double the number of days to ban private vehicles from going on the road with their color coding schemes.

I wonder how much more stupid the MMDA can be. The problem with the traffic is discipline and not private vehicles. Every driver, whether public or private have no discipline. But it's worst when public vehicles do it because they block the whole road trying to get passengers whereas private vehicles keep going to their destination.

If the MMDA wants to solve the traffic in Metro Manila they should do the following:
  1. Reduce the number of buses.
  2. Use smaller buses.
  3. Make it a requirement for every driver of a public utility vehicle to undergo driver training and road courtesy with an exam before they can take to the streets.
  4. Standardize all the road signs and road lane in the whole country.
  5. Set up designated PUV stops so buses and jeepneys don't just suddenly stop in the middle of the road
  6. Impose stiff penalty for both drivers and passengers if they do not follow rules.
  7. Make sure all vehicles stay on their lanes.
  8. Clear, clean and widen sidewalks for pedestrians.
  9. Strictly impose zoning by-laws and setback so that private properties do not encroach on to public roads and sidewalks.
  10. Standardize the design of sidewalks so that pedestrians use them instead of walking on the street
  11. Remove all sidewalk vendors.
This is just the start and MMDA should start giving information sessions or advertisements on what rules to follow on the road.


Anonymous said…
Apparently, less than one percent of all drivers in the Philippines have gone to a proper driving school. The LTO should include that in the application requirements for a Driver's License and be more strict when it comes to approving applications. We all know how easy it is to get a license here if the price is right.
Antonio Tatom said…
Private cars should also have a life span of 15 yrs like the buses or EDSA will become a huge parking lot. Every year thousands of private vehicles are added on the road with very minimal cars being junked. The road space in EDSA remains the same.
Antonio Tatom said…
Limiting the life span of cars may sound anti poor. It is not , instead it keeps the driver safe, and will help decongest traffic in MM.
Everyone should give his share of the burden... the government should strive to give a better mass transport system.

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