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About blogtalkwithmjracadio

A creative artist/mentor/disc jockey/ International Independent Recording/Producer/Songwriter/Entrepreneur MJ Racadio took advantage the technology to broadcast his latest show called Blogtalk with MJRacadio- think blogging meets podcasting. The show concepts are providing quick tips from time management to how to budget your money? as well as live interviews from Broadway publicist to Hollywood Foreign Press, celebrities, and new discovery talents. In addition, #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio premiered April 26, 2014 powered by Soundcloud App already reached Season 6 (More 100 Episodes). After four years, Blogtalk created another segment called #BlogtalkHollywood over iTunes, Spotify, Anchor FM and other major podcasts platform.

DIAMOND CERTIFIED, GRAMMY-NOMINATEDBEBE REXHAUNVEILS “BABY, I’M JEALOUS” FEAT. DOJA CAT

Bebe’s #1 hit “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line Earns RIAA 10x Platinum Diamond Certification

“Baby, I’m Jealous” video, shot by Hannah Lux Davis, features strong time traveling visuals – click here to watch

October 9, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) — Diamond-certified, Grammy-nominated, Global Superstar Bebe Rexha teams up with Doja Cat for a stormy new single and video, “Baby, I’m Jealous,” that explores the insecurities of living in a digital age. Slinking synth work and a shivering bassline set the stage for an intoxicating pop bop about the perils of scrolling endlessly through social media.

Rexha wrote, and sings, about the negativity the modern era often imposes on people—envy, rage, self-doubt—but the single isn’t dark and brooding. “Baby, I’m Jealous” is funky, playful, and confident, even before Doja Cat sideswipes the song with a few gleeful bars aimed squarely at society’s expectations for women (“Waste trainer for a tinier waist / But I can’t help if I like the way food taste”). According to Rexha, it’s all about taking ownership of those complex emotions.

“‘Baby, I’m Jealous’ is a song I wrote about embracing my insecurities,” Rexha explains. “It’s about the way social media has heightened my jealousy which can affect how I feel about myself. We are constantly flooded with the highlights of other people’s lives, and at times I find myself comparing my worth and beauty to others. It’s part of the human process to experience jealousy—ultimately, this is an anthem to embrace those feelings as a form of empowerment.”

Today, Rexha also shares a stunning technicolor video for the single, directed by frequent award-winning collaborator Hannah Lux Davis, which features actors and influencers Charli D’Amelio, Nikita Dragun, and Avani Gregg. Rexha’s siren red hair bursts off the screen and the musical wonder woman’s playful lyrics come to life in the colorful fantastical clip.

“Baby, I’m Jealous” is Rexha’s first release of 2020, but it arrives hot on the heels of the news that her #1 hit “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line, was certified Diamond (10x Platinum) by the RIAA. In 2018, Rexha released her debut album Expectations, which featured that hit alongside another Platinum single, “I’m a Mess.” Rexha had a busy 2019 as well, releasing a string of ecstatic cuts, including the simmering “Last Hurrah,” the swooning “Not 20 Anymore,” and her euphoric feature on the Chainsmokers’ “Call You Mine.” “Baby, I’m Jealous” with Doja Cat is just the first taste of the thrilling new music Rexha has on the horizon. This comes off the news of Rexha newly signing with SAL&CO management. She’s set to release a new album in early 2021, so stay tuned.

ABOUT BEBE REXHA:
Diamond-selling and two-time Grammy®-nominated New York City native Bebe Rexha is a musical force to be reckoned with. She has accumulated over 12 million overall single sales, over 6 billion total global streams, and a radio audience over 10 billion. Her RIAA Gold-certified debut album Expectations (released June 2018 on Warner Records) contained the Platinum single “I’m a Mess” and global chart-topping smash “Meant to Be” (featuring Florida Georgia Line), now RIAA Certified Diamond. #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-setting 50 straight weeks, the longest reign ever by a female lead artist, “Meant to Be” won Top Country Song at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards and Best Collaboration at the 2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards. It was subsequently nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards® in February 2019, where Bebe was also nominated for Best New Artist. Early in her career, Bebe won the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ Best Teen Songwriter Award, and then formally burst onto the scene when she wrote “Monster,” a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna that was certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA. Bebe went on to co-write and carry the instantly recognizable hook for the 3x Platinum “Hey Mama,” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack, nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. Bebe also hit #1 on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her RIAA Platinum “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. In 2017, Bebe released the critically acclaimed EPs, All Your Fault: Part 1 (with “I Got You”), and All Your Fault: Part 2 (with “Meant to Be”). Now in 2019, Bebe has amassed over 2.7 billion YouTube views and counting. In conjunction with Grammy® Week 2019, Bebe launched the Grammy® Music Education Coalition’s (GMEC) national campaign on behalf of its new All-Star Ambassador program, whose members also include Luis Fonsi, Rita Ora, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor and others.

Numerous Filipino Winners at the International Film Festival Manhattan Virtual Events 2020

Jury Award Best Narrative Global

Winner: “Latay ( Battered Husband)” Dir: Ralston Jover  Producers: Baby Go, Dennis Evangelista, Ferdy Lapuz (Philippines)

Luis Pedron Festival Director of the International Film Festival announced there are numerous Filipinos that won at the festival. Happening virtually,  the festival is still happening online November 19 to 22, 2020 Tix: www.IFFMNYC.com 

Dubbed as the Festival that showcases PInoys, Pedron proudly says yes we will always program Filipino Filmmakers because why not !” 


We are proud to announce the Pinoys in the Awards listing this year. 


International Film Festival Manhattan Awards 2020


Festival Director Awards

1) Best Screenplay

Writer  1Lt Balaram Tamayo (Philippines)

 2) IFFM Most Popular (Highest Promo Views)

Winner: “Kagitingan (Valor) Writer  1Lt Balaram Tamayo (Philippines)

 3) Best Actor Short

Winner: Teri Onor “Biyaheng Madilim (A Night’s Journey)” (Philippines)

 4) Best Director Short

Winner: Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio “Biyaheng Madilim (A Night’s Journey)” (Philippines)

 
5) Best Actor Feature Film

Winner: Allen Dizon “Latay ( Battered Husband) (Philippines)

 6) Best Actress Feature Film

Winner: Lovi Poe “Latay (Battered Husband)” (Philippines)

 7) Independent Achievement Award

All 4 are Co-Winners

A) “Sulyap (The Glance)” Dir Geraldo Jumawan Sherwin Compendio / Producer AVP and Bahandi Films (Philippines)

B) “Garbo (Pride) Dir: Alan Filoteo Producer: Filcor Multimedia Studio (Philippines)

C) “LOL” Dir: Mark Justine Aguillon Producer Click PH Production (Philippines / Macau)

D) “Blue Room Feelings” Dir: Ruka Azuma, Producer The Cramming Company (Philippines)

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Jury Awards

 8) Jury Award Best Short Film:

Winner: “Fish Head” (Filipino American Director): Marcos Durian (USA)

 9) Jury Award Best Documentary

Winner: “In Paglayag A Sulu Story” Dir: Rhadem Morados (Philippines)

 10) Jury Award Best Performance (Male or Female, Short or Feature)

Winner: (Filipino American Actor) Madison Rojas ” Fish Head” (USA)

 11) Jury Award Best Narrative Global

Winner: “Latay ( Battered Husband)” Dir: Ralston Jover  Producers: Baby Go, Dennis Evangelista, Ferdy Lapuz (Philippines)

12) Jury Award Best Narrative USA

Winner “Take Out Girl” Dir: Hissoni Johnson Producer (Filipino American) MJ Del Rosario



Lifetime Achievement Awardees:


13) Posthumous Award Lifetime Achievement Award for

Occupational Therapist Frontliner, Filmmaker and Co Founder of the International Film Festival Manhattan

Awardee: (Filipino American) Gerry Balasta (USA)

 
14) Lifetime Achievement Awardee:

Veteran TV and Film Director

Awardee: Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio (Philippines) 

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Honorable Mentions


15) “Tuta (Lapdog)” Dir: Nadyn Estacio, Celina Makani  (Philippines)

16) “Kulong The Lockdown Story” Dir: Michael Daya (Philippines)

17) “Padayon (Keep Going)” Dir: Clanche Dayve Belleza (Philippines)

18) “House Rules” Dir: (Filipino American) Girard Tecson (USA)

19) “Sa Pag Uwi” Dir: Melchor Avila Berja (Philippines)

20) “Namnama En Lolang (Gransdmother’s Hope)” Dir: Jonnie Lyn Dasalla (Philippines)


 International Film Festival Manhattan Virtual Events

November 19 to 22, 2020 

for Tickets: www.IFFMNNYC.com 

 

Through a Writer’s Lens

Through a Writer’s Lens by Ruben V. Nepales
Ruben V. Nepales, Author of Through a Writer’s Lens and Award-Winning Hollywood photojournalist

Award-winning Hollywood photojournalist Ruben V. Nepales releases coffee table book of his photos of stars



Award-winning Hollywood photojournalist Ruben V. Nepales has released “Through a Writer’s Lens,” a stunning coffee table book of more than 1,000 photos of stars that he took in almost two decades.



“Through a Writer’s Lens,” a 260-page hardbound compilation of Nepales’ often candid, refreshing snapshots of the Hollywood stars he has interviewed, is a beautiful 12” x 14” book that is bound to be a collector’s item.



Based in Los Angeles, Nepales won honors from the National Entertainment Journalism Awards and the Southern California Journalism Awards, both presented by the Los Angeles Press Club.



Variety editor Tim Gray praised “Through a Writer’s Lens”: “Ruben Nepales is smart, has great taste, and observes things that most people overlook. These qualities make him a good photojournalist and they make this book so great.”



Rito Asilo, entertainment editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, where Nepales’ popular column, “Only IN Hollywood,” ran for 15 years, also hailed “Through a Writer’s Lens”: “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Ruben’s coffee table book, a visual tome of sorts, featuring stellar Hollywood talents he interviewed over the years, from Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise to Al Pacino and Steven Spielberg…If you read his interviews often enough (as you should), you’ll soon realize that one is truly made more satisfying by the other. Suffice it to say that his words go hand in hand with his photographs.”



Bessie Badilla, the book’s publisher, cited why she encouraged Nepales to share his photos of stars, many of which appeared in his column. But majority of the photos featured in the special book are published for the first time.



“When I saw Ruben’s photos for his column on the Philippine Daily Inquirer, they made me want to read his latest column right away,” Badilla said. “His photos made me curious. They have the ability to make you want to ‘get to know’ more the celebrities that he features.”



The publisher added, “It was Ruben’s photo of Sarah Jessica Parker that got me thinking he has a special talent! It was the best photograph of Ms. Parker I’ve ever seen. Ruben has the eye for capturing his subject’s best angle and he also has perfect timing.



“During one of our dinners in New York with his wife Janet, I asked Ruben if I could publish a coffee table book of his photographs that he’s been taking for many years. I’m so happy he agreed because this collaboration was a joy to make and will be equally enjoyable to all the book’s readers.”



Each of the 200-plus top and beloved talents, from Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Oh, Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Stewart, Darren Criss to Robert Pattinson, included in the tome has an interesting, memorable quote culled from the photojournalist’s columns of these stars. Some of the quotes were also culled from Nepales’ monthly Hollywood feature on Smile Magazine, Cebu Pacific Air’s inflight magazine.



Badilla also said, “ ‘Through a Writer’s Lens’ will give readers an intimate date with each of the more than 200 talents and celebrities featured in the book. Readers will enjoy many never-before-seen candid shots of their favorite stars while reading these stars’ quotes that give you personal insights on their lives, struggles, pain, fame, triumphs and loves.”



“Through a Writer’s Lens” is Nepales’ second book, following his 2012 book, “My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood,” which won in the print journalism – book category of the Migration Advocacy and Media Awards presented by the Office of the President of the Philippines’ Commission on Filipinos Overseas.



Nepales is the first Filipino to be elected to membership in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the association of international journalists which votes on and presents the Golden Globe Awards. Nepales served for many years as a board member of the HFPA, which is one of the biggest philanthropic organizations in Hollywood (it has donated more than $44 million in the past 31 years to entertainment-related charities, scholarships and grants).



In 2012, Nepales became the first Filipino to be elected as chairman of the board of the HFPA. In June 2019, the photojournalist was elected executive secretary of the HFPA. He was the managing editor of a special anniversary commemorative book, “Hollywood Foreign Press Association: A History (75 Years of the Golden Globe Awards).”



In August, Rappler, the Philippines’ leading news website, became the exciting new home of Nepales’ beloved column, “Only IN Hollywood.”



The University of Santo Tomas (Manila) alumnus also serves on the board of directors of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines.



Special, limited edition hardbound copies of “Through a Writer’s Lens” are available at $125 plus $10 for shipping and handling; in the Philippines, ₱6,000 plus ₱200 for shipping and handling. To order, send a message to: https://www.facebook.com/throughawriterslens/.

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Highly Anticipated Season 13 Kick-off Episode of Blogtalk

Highly anticipated Season 13 Kick-off 

New Episodes of Blogtalk Hollywood: Stories of hard-work, inspiration, and success 

By MJ Racadio

(Los Angeles, California, November 16, 2020). After several months of hiatus, the highly anticipated Season 13 kick-off of Blogtalk with MJ Racadio with new segments of Blogtalk Hollywood, America’s first Fil-Am Hollywood entertainment podcasting show will be on iTunes, Spotify and other major podcast platforms this Friday November 20, 2020. The kick-off episode, an interview with Ruben and Janet Nepales, Hollywood power-couple, who are both members of Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and executive producers of Golden Globe Awards 2020. What is going on in the film industry? Can Golden Globe Awards will roll-out the red carpet on February 2021? Tune in! for answers this Friday. Plus Ruben will reveal his biggest project to date.

Another historical moment for Filipino-Americans because Yellow Rose has been distributed by Sony Pictures early October this year. Who is the director behind it? None other than, Diane Paragas, an award-winning Director. What inspired her to work on Yellow Rose? Tune in! this Friday for a double episodes. 

About Diane Paragas 

Diane Paragas is an award-winning director, editor, cinematographer and

producer of commercials, narrative features and documentaries. She owns

and operates Civilian Studios a Brooklyn based production company.

She is most known for her documentary, Brooklyn Boheme, a feature-

length documentary about an African American arts movement that she

made in tandem with writer and critic Nelson George featuring Spike Lee,

Chris Rock and Rosie Perez to name a few. After being the first documentary to open the Urbanworld Film Festival, the film was acquired by Showtime and went on to win the Black Reel Award for Best Documentary. Paragas just completed a narrative feature film, Yellow Rose, about an undocumented Filipino-American teen pursuing a dream to become a country music singer. The film won the Cinematografo Originals Grant and the NYWIFT Ravenal Production Grant. She is also in pre-production for a bold feature documentary about a wrongfully convicted illegal immigrant.

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75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2020

October: Celebrating Filipino-American History Month

Yearly Lists of 75 MIFA Since 2014. Photos Courtesy of Filipino-American National Museum Website Screenshot

by MJ Racadio, Host of Blogtalk Hollywood, (America’s First Fil-Am Hollywood Entertaiment Podcasting Show). #75MIFA2020

(Los Angeles, California, October 18, 2020)–Filipinos indeed have come a long way. We landed in Morro Bay in California’s Central Coast on October 18, 1587 as part of The Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade. According to records from (FANHS), Filipino-American National Historical Society, Filipinos described as Yndios Luzones (Luzon Indians from the Northern, Philippines). Therefore, we are celebrating the Filipino-American Heritage Month this October. Despite the pandemic, Fil-Ams did not stop in making a difference in our community especially in American society at large. We have spearheaded the fight against COVID-19 with our fellow front-liners including doctors, nurses, caregivers, farmers, supermarket employees, public servants, entertainment industry, fashion designers, and so on. Fil-Ams truly stands out because of resilience and love for our fellowmen. This year’s 75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans are the following.

1. Ruben V. Nepales (Executive Producers of Golden Globe Awards 2020/Executive Secretary of Hollywood Foreign Press Association/Philanthropist).

2. Janet Nepales (Executive Producer of Golden Globe Awards 2020/ Treasurer of Hollywood Foreign Press Association)
3. Fritz Friedman (Sony Pictures Consultant/Veteran Publicist)
4. Marc Anthony Nicolas (2-Time Emmy Award-Winning Producer of The Talk)
5. Lisa Lew (4-Time Emmy Award-Winner)
6. Jhett Tolentino (3 Time Tony Winner & Grammy award winning producer)
7. Robert Lopez (EGOT Awardee)
8. Bruno Mars (Grammy Award Winner)
9. Hailee Steinfield (Oscar Nominated Actress)
10. Lea Salonga (Tony Winner & Grammy Nominated Recording Artist)
11. Apl De Ap (Grammy Award Winner of Black Eyed Peas)
12. Darren Criss (Emmy & Golden Globe Winner)
13. H.E.R. (Grammy Award Winner)
14. Chad Hugo of the Neptunes (Grammy Award Winner)
15. Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls/Grammy Nominated Recording Artist)

16. Olivia Quido-Co (Olivia Quido Skincare, Official Skincare of the 68th Miss Universe)
17. Vanessa Hudgens (Hollywood Actress/Recording Artist/Philanthropist)
18. Melissa Dela Cruz (Award-Winning Author)
19. Angela Perez Baraquio-Grey (Miss America 2001/School Principal/Philanthropist)
20. Dr. Tess Mauricio (America’s Favorite Dermatologist)
21. Dado Banatao (Entrepreneur/Philanthropist)
22. Keesa Ocampo (Emmy Winner/Public Relations)
23. Elton Lugay (TOFA Pioneer)
24. Loida Lewis (Businesswoman/Philanthropist)
25. Jon Jon Briones (Hollywood Actor)
26. Eva Noblezada (Tony Award Nominee/West-End Star/Grammy Award Winner- Hadestown)
27. Filbert Kung (Hollywood Photographer)
28. JRey Soul (New Member of Black Eyed Peas)
29. Jokoy (Comedian)
30. Augie Vargas (Emmy Primetime Producer)
31. Janelle So-Perkins (TV Host/Producer)
32. Oliver Tolentino (Fashion Designer/Philanthropist)
33. Joey Galon (Fashion Designer/Philanthropist)
34. Kenneth Barlis (Fashion Designer/Philanthropist)
35. Puey Quinones (Fashion Designer/Philanthropist)
36. Luis Pedron (Film Festival Director of IFFM)
37. Ellona Santiago (Front Liner/ U.S X-Factor Finalist)
38. Sthanlee Mirador (Hollywood Photographer)
39. Alain Uy (Hollywood Actor)
40. Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor)
41. Dante Basco (Hollywood Actor)
42. AJ Rafael (Youtube Superstar)
43. Princess Punzalan (Actress/Front-liner)
44. Thomas Orlina (Host/Producer/Songwriter)
45. Ranella Ferrer (NBA U.S. Anthem Singer)
46. Edwin A. Santos (Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce Hollywood/Actor/Producer)
47. Pen De Leon Manahan aka Ms. M (Publisher of Spotlight Media Magazine/Philanthropist)
48. Fleur Magbanua (Frontliner/COVID-19 Survivor)
49. Yong Chavez (Hollywood TV Reporter)
50. Steve Angeles (TV Reporter/Emmy Winner)
51. Cher Calvin (TV Anchor/Emmy Winner)

52. Bobby Rubio (Film Maker of Float, First Animated Filipino Short-Film)
53. Allen Basalaje (TV Reporter/Producer/Eagle News America)
54. DJ QBert (Turntablist)
55. Emil Guillermo (Print/Broadcast Journalist)
56. Jose Antonio Vargas (Author, Pulitzer Prize Awardee)
57. Mutch Carino (Producer/Fil-Am Community Service)
58. Diane Paragas (Award-winning Director of Yellow Rose)
59. Melody Garcia (Motivational Speaker/Philanthropist)
60. Isabel Sandoval (Film Maker)
61. Samantha Lomibao (TV Reporter)
62. Elaine Quijano (TV Reporter)
63. Dr. Ryan Fillmore (Neurologist/Clinical Instructor/Front Liner)
64. Don Tagala (TV Reporter/Producer)

65. Kirsten Regalado (Fashion Designer)
66. Reggie Lee (Hollywood Actor)
67. Eric Spoelstra (NBA Coach)
68. Dean Devlin (Hollywood Producer)
69. (SIPA) Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
70. Grace Moss (NBC Talent Development & Inclusion)
71. Cheryl Burke (Pro Dancer- DWTS)
72. Ella Basco (Hollywood Teen Star)
73. Ryan Letada (CEO of Next Day Better, Modern Filipino Storyteller)

74. Kulintronica (Kulintang+Electronica) aka Ron Quesada

75. (FANHS) Filipino American National Historical Society

Spotlight is On!

Immediate Release

Spotlight is On!

(Orange County, CA. October 01, 2020) A new multi-faceted Asian-American lifestyle magazine is conquering the internet on October 2!

Spotlight Media Magazine will feature the latest scoops in technology, health & wellness, travel, business, fashion, beauty, food, and celebrities.

The magazine launch stems up from a long-time dream and aspirations of “Ms. M” –Pen de Leon-Manahan, a Fil-Am leader, restaurateur, entrepreneur, concerts and events management company owner; also known for her excellent sense of style, for being forward-thinking, and her passion for discovering and telling different stories about exciting places, people and events in all walks of life.

Photo Courtesy of Ms. M

“Everything is now online, and we all operate with high-tech devices, so we decided to make our publication digital. This magazine is not only for women but for all genders. We feature human interest stories on health and wellness, family, love, travel. It’s quite comprehensive and covers a wide range of topics. Whatever the readers want to read in a magazine can be scrolled online via their phone devices or laptops.  It’s a virtual magazine. Since it is online, it is accessible globally 24/7.” -Ms. M.  Watch for the launching this October 2020!

Just like Ms. M, there are many things to watch out for as a new page in her life unfolds! We can only hope for the best! Get ready to be on the SPOTLIGHT!

To get a sneak peek, visit their official website https://www.spotlightmediaentertainment.com

Media Contact:

MJ Racadio

(E): spotlightmagazinepr@gmail.com

Who is Mikki Sachiko? Her inspiring advocacy

“The Beginning is always today.” – Mary Shelly, Author of the classic novel ‘Frankenstein.’

by Mark Daniels

Mikki Sachiko (TV Host/Voice Talent/Brand Ambassador/Entrepreneur) Photo Credit: Ryan Aguas

One woman who is living that quote and now inspiring so many by her own personal journey and example, is Mikki Sachiko.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mikki.
When I asked her for what advice she would give to someone who feels they are not ready to take on a new personal goal, Mikki has this to say:
“Start before you are ready and just figure it out as you go. Figure it out while you are on the journey.
That’s when you will be ready.
You receive your certification during the process “

Mikki Sachiko’s Voice-Over Portfolio

Born in the Philippines, Mikki Sachiko is a woman who wears many hats in her professional life.
Mikki is a TV & event host and emcee, actress, screen voice talent, and model.
She has been the creative consultant for many different brands and companies for over 9 years.
Mikki is also the podcast host and creator of the motivational podcast “Wellnessible.”
Mikki was listed in the Top 100 Filipinos to Follow in 2019 according to Linked-in for inspiration and learning.
Here is the rest of my interview with Mikki Sachiko.

What lead you or motivated you to create a Podcast on the specific subject of Wellnessible?

“Statistically speaking, in the Philippines it is known that many people do not lead a healthy lifestyle. There are many health issues and habits such as eating junk food or lack of exercise. I also looked at my own family, my dad and my uncle, who were suffering from their own lifestyle choices, which impacted them in a negative way.”

Mikki what is your definition of Wellnessible?
“Wellnessible, meaning that wellness is possible. Some people may think that wellness is not or has not been possible for them. But I am a cup is half full instead of a cup is half empty person. I show that yes, wellness in either your physical and emotional health is possible.”

Did you have others who showed you negativity or perhaps well meaning friends and family who had different ideas of what you should do?

“Yes definitely. I’ve had some business partners when we were 1st starting out that wanted to do a complete pivot, like a 360 degree pivot of what my mission is, of what the vision I conceived for Wellnessible.
I tried to be open minded, and said ok, lets do that.
But during the process I was like wait a second this is totally not what the ‘Wellness is possible’ goal is anymore, and we had to go separate ways as friends.
You have to be really conscious of selecting people that will join you in your mission.
They have to really be on the same page with you.
I advise that if people encounter other people that are not so into your vision or are putting you down, then you should detach yourself from those people.”

Did you yourself ever have a moment when you felt that things seemed too hard, or you felt frustrated and you wanted to give up, or you wanted to go back to your 9-5 work routine?
If so, what advice did you follow to overcome that?

“I love that question. Yes. In the 1st year there were times I was like ‘What?? This is the wrong thing that I’ve done doing this freelancing. This is crazy!!’
From a financial standpoint freelancing is not sustainable unless you have a strategy.
So I was doing a lot of research, really studying what should I do.
You really create a strategy for yourself.
For me, what I did, I had to balance the start up, the podcast and then have something where I am earning money.
So you have to balance it all and not just put all of your energy in one basket.
Because obviously you need money.
The strategy that I created was that I accept a lot of projects.


I network with a lot of people (both in the Philippines and in the USA) and that is why I still get consulting clients, I get creative projects for modeling, writing, screen voice overs, acting and for the TV show that we will be having.
I realize that the Podcast and the Wellness APP that I am developing is not sustainable yet.
So again, you have to have a strategy.”

Photo Courtesy of Mikki Sachiko

In your 2nd and 3rd episodes of your Wellnessible Podcast, you touch on the subject of Branding.
Some may feel branding is only for companies or products.
How important is branding for individuals?

“It is very important because nowadays, social media is an overly saturated platform.
You need to find ways to really stand out, and the best way, the #1 way to do that is to having your own personal brand.
So that is why it is not just for products, it’s not just for companies, its for individuals regardless if they are working professionals or entrepreneurs.
As a matter of fact I see a lot of 9-5 people who are hustling through their personal branding on top of their office job, because they know that if in case their 9-5 job did not work, at least they have their own platform all ready and can rely on that for having some projects on the side.”

Mikki, based on all that you have accomplished, and all you have personally learned up to this point, what advice do you have for anyone reading this article to help them overcome disappointments, roadblocks, negativity or challenges as they go through their own journey?

“The # 1 advice I would give to people who have dreams or have goals is to never give up.
It is the common denominator for everyone, regardless if they are already successful or not, to be encountering so many roadblocks and so many hardships at some point in time because life is really full of ups and downs.
So the secret is to never give up.
You will wake up one day, and you have not given up, and you will have already reached the final goal that you wanted, and then you can go work on another goal after that.”

Mikki is there something you would like to share on a subject that is near and dear to your heart, something that is important to you that you want people to know about?

“Yes sure. I want to highlight more on wellness.
Wellness really has a huge impact on a persons future.
I will always tell someone regardless if it’s on camera or not, do something that your future self will thank you for.
And the best way to do that is to really invest in your health.
Don’t just go into any fad diet because you’ve seen it on social media.
You have to really invest in who you are, listening to your body, and finding the best ways to get healthy and get fit because it will have a great return eventually.
When you are healthier you get better in meeting your goals and your dreams.”

Wellnessible Hosted by Mikki Sachiko

To learn more about Mikki Sachiko, Wellnessible, and how you can live a healthier lifestyle, as well to be inspired and motivated to follow your own dreams and goals, listen to Mikki on her Podcast where she features many inspirational guests.

Her Podcast link is: wellnessible.com #podcast #Wellnessible

You can also receive health email letters, wellness updates and giveaways by joining Mikki’s Wellnessible community on her website: wellnessible.com #community

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Contact Mikki Sachiko via

Social.DragonPR@gmail.com

World Premiere of The Blogger (The MJ Racadio Documentary)

Premieres this Weekend on BlogTalk with MJRacadio Facebook Page and Sine Abreño #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio

 Youtube Channel——–>shorturl.at/mrLMT

July 11 at 10PM (Los Angeles Time)
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4th Impact – When Dreams Become a Reality

4th Impact- Smash Hit Single ‘K(no)w More
Sam Michaels & Dan Mathews (Klubjumpers-Multi-Awarded Billboard Producers & Grammy Nominated Producers).
4th Impact – When Dreams Become a Reality
Written by Mark Daniels
 
(Sacramento, California) June 26, 2020. There has been a long-held dream beating in the hearts of both the members of 4th Impact and within the hearts of their fans also known as the Dreamers.
That dream has been for the girls of 4th Impact to not just make their 1st album, but to also become known in the USA, to have their music aired on US radio, to be signed to a major label within the USA,  followed by a concert tour within the USA, and finally a World tour.
As the 5th Anniversary of 4th Impact nears, and 5 years since their 1st appearance on X-Factor UK, that long-awaitedd dream is now starting to become a reality.
 
 
It was recently announced by 4th Impact that they are now working with the team of  Dan Mathews, Sam Michaels (Klubjumpers), MJ Racadio and Mark Daniels on their 1st Single being specifically produced for the US market and Billboard.
 
 
So how significant is this announcement?
Dan Mathews is Grammy Nominated and is well known as a top music producer within the United States.  Dan Mathews and Sam Michaels form the team Klubjumpers and their music has hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts countless times.
 
 
They’ve worked with many Grammy award-winning performers such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, 
 
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Pussy Cat Dolls, Enrique Iglesias to name a few, and were behind the success of Jason Derulo who’s music under Klubjumpers went Platinum four times.
 
 
As the girls of 4th Impact shared to Dan, they have always dreamed big, that someday they could actually be as big as Destiny’s Child.
During a recent meeting, Dan shared to the girls of 4th Impact that this will be a step by step process to reach their ultimate dream and vision for the group.
Dan also told the girls that even for himself it was a long step by step journey and did not happen overnight.  But with patience and hard work dreams and goals can be reached.
 
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4th Impact’s Smash Hit Single ‘K(no)w More’ Received First-ever U.S. Radio Airplay at the Abbie Knights Morning Show of 105.9 Rhythm FM (Top 40 Radio Station).
But already another part of their dream has come true as 4th Impacts first original single K(no)w More is already being played on airwaves within the United States.
The Abbie Knights Morning Show on 105.9 FM in California has become the First US radio show and station to play music by 4th Impact.
Abbie Knight has been very moved by the love and support of the Dreamers who write and call into the station to share their stories about 4th Impact.
Abbie recently posted a message directly to the girls of 4th Impact on her morning show fan page “Ladies you are so talented! I look forward to speaking with you soon!”
 
Two Dreamers that are cherished by the Dreamer community took the time to share with me their stories. Saab from Frankfurt Germany had this to say:  “I’ve been a Dreamer since 2019 when I saw them perform twice in Frankfurt, Germany.  I was so fascinated by their exceptional voices and harmonious singing that I couldn’t help but become a Dreamer.  What inspires me the most is the fact that they had to start from the bottom and despite setbacks, they kept believing in themselves and their message is to never give up. 4th Impact loves their Dreamers and it’s fun to be a part of this large family.  I can no longer imagine a life without 4th Impact.”
 
And finally from a Dreamer that is so well known within the Dreamer community Mife/Efim. Many Dreamers feel she is an honorary 5th Impact.
Efim has attended and filmed countless performances of 4th Impact for Dreamers around the world to view later.
“The 1st time I saw 4th Impact was way back in 2015 when I was working at a tv station.  They are so kind and down to earth.  Even if I’m tired from work I choose to attend their shows.  I remember once I fell asleep on the floor in the waiting area. I’m so happy seeing them perform.  4th Impact is my happy pill.  To be honest when I’m stressed all I have to do is see them perform.  It’s all worth it!”
 
Now other people within the United States are discovering what the Dreamers have known, felt, and experienced with 4th Impact.  With their 1st single produced by Dan Mathews and Klubjumpers within the USA for the Billboard and US markets currently in production, for their 1st song K(no)w More now being played on US radio soon, many other long-held dreams may become a reality.
Stay tuned for more exciting news…
Remember with faith, hard work, and never giving up, that’s when dreams really can become a reality.
 
 
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Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, 4th Impact, and the Dreamers

Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, 4th Impact, and the Dreamers
By Mark Daniels

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Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, 4th Impact. 

Some would say that the shouts of joy, laughter, and stunned voices of the girls of 4th Impact could be heard around the world.
With 6 minutes left in their KUMU broadcast on Saturday May 23rd, the girls of 4th Impact, who had already surpassed their previous week’s record of 2 million diamonds, were now on the verge of reaching 3 million diamonds.

 

KUMU is a social networking platform based in the Philippines where many artists now go in order to stay in touch with their fans and perform for them during the Pandemic.
The virtual gifts or diamonds that fans send can be converted into cash.  For many artists this is their only source of income.
On this day, the fans of 4th Impact were determined to make sure the girls made history again.
Irene stated breathlessly, “Guys I cannot breathe..wait guys..I’m waiting for the 3 million.”
Suddenly the sounds of pure joy, laughter, and excitement rang out from the girls as they realized they just reached 3 million diamonds, as they began jumping up and down screaming.
As Mylene jumped up and down, Celina, trying to catch her breath said “Okok wait, wait, calm yourself, calm down, calm down, let’s see.”
When Mylene stopped jumping she looked into the camera and said “Dreamers and Patreons we love you so much!!”
Irene agreed. “Guys, Dreamers, and Patreons you are making us feel so overwhelmed.”
Almira nodded. “We can’t say thank you enough.”
“Thank you so much guys,” Irene added, “even though there is a pandemic, we appreciate your generosity, your help.”
As Irene reflected she added “I think the magic is the Dreamers and the Patreons.”
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As we approach the 5 year anniversary of 4th Impact, with their song K(no)w More still at the top of the charts in the Philippines and in the top 3 on 89.9 FM The Wave, the top 20 charts in Brazil, along with participating in many interviews along with an appearance on EBC’s (Eagle Broadcasting Corporation) Enjoy Music Beyond the Crisis, the girls of 4th Impact have been very visible recently despite the pandemic.
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The debut video of 4th Impact on X-Factor UK has just also reached an unbelievable 162 Million views making it the most viewed video of all time for X-Factor UK.
With the passionate support of their fans which are lovingly referred to as Dreamers supporting and promoting 4th Impact every step of the way, the question comes up, who are the Dreamers and what has inspired so many people from around the world to come together as one worldwide family to support, promote, love and care for these girls?
Many dreamers have been sending me emails and messages for weeks sharing their thoughts and feelings about 4th Impact and what the girls mean to them.
What originally started out as a story about 4th Impact has now become a love letter from Dreamers worldwide to the girls of 4th Impact.
After reading their words, you will see the reason why so many Dreamers from around the world support 4th Impact. And when you read these testimonials you will learn so much more about who the girls of 4th Impact really are.
Hyun Jae- “My name is Jobs. There was a time I wanted to give up, feeling sad, broken, and tired of everything, but because of 4th Impact I didn’t give up.  They always tell us Dreamers never give up in any situation because there is a God who loves us so much and these struggles are a part of our life that will make us strong. We just need to trust God.  I always remember that Celina says ‘Never stop dreaming. Eventually dreams do come true.  Believe, achieve.’
I keep that quote in my heart forever.
My house burned down in May 2019.  A common Dreamer friend had told Almira about it. I was feeling down and I was browsing my phone when I couldn’t believe that Almira messaged me!  She asked if I’m ok, where are we, and how can she help me?
If you ask me what does 4th Impact mean to me?  They are God’s gift to me.  They are God’s instrument and they inspire me so much.”
Gregory Roberts- “An angels shield is their song.  They use it to protect the weak and comfort the weary.  The most precious angels are the ones that don’t know they are angels.  4th Impact says prayers and give thanks to their supporters, friends, and family.  They have a constant display of grace, gratitude, and concern for other people.  These are delightful, warm, caring, giving souls, and by the way, they just happen to also be a world-class singing and performance group.
About the Dreamers, you will find that as a group, they are nice people that are respectful to each other and their kindness is expressed in the way they speak to each other.  Communicating with other Dreamers is a welcoming and inclusive experience.”
Jim Ough– “All 4 young ladies show grace, concern for their fellow human beings, a healthy sense of humor, concern for others, and an understanding of the aspects of life that is unique in today’s world.
That makes you root for them simply because they expect nothing past what they earn.
4th Impact defines what the term “role model” means.”
James Garton– “I had played music for over 30 years. After I retired as an IT specialist I lost interest in music.  I saw 4th Impacts debut on X-Factor UK.  They took the crowd, the judges, and including me to a level I had not been on in a long time. The girls pray before and after each performance.  They wanted you to know that God was responsible for what they could do.  These girls went through disappointment over and over, but they would always pick themselves up and just keep going.  They were not known in many places including the USA but I found they somehow had a group of fans called Dreamers, and the Dreamers 4th Impact were superstars.  After a while I could tell that Dreamers were like a group of friends. They would do anything for 4th Impact and 4th Impact would do anything for them.  It’s like one big group with a common dream, to make 4th Impact the best in the world. They are all in it together.
4th Impact has a talent that God has given them to share with the world.
I’m 73. I will stick beside these girls until they make it. If I can help them in any way I will do so. They bring joy to my life I never had before.  They are like my own kids and I really feel I do owe them my life, and showing me there are good people in life.  I think they are Angels that God sent down to show us how people are supposed to be on Earth.”
Harold Kelly – “The girls never want to let their Dreamers down.  Everything the ladies do is for the family, and for the Dreamers.
I use their ‘Never give up your dreams, never stop believing’ as my everyday theme.  When Almira said ‘The reason they keep going and going and don’t give up is because of the Dreamers.’
I never want to let them down.  They will never let us down so as a Dreamer I am not going to let them down either.
To a true Dreamer, there is no greater love, than to see 4th Impact realize their dreams because their dreams are our dreams.”
To write more about how much 4th Impact has changed the lives of so many Dreamers around the world and what the girls mean to them would become a novel.
It is extremely humbling to read all of the testimonials Dreamers have about 4th Impact.  It is very rare in the entertainment industry these days to find a relationship between artist and the fans that are similar to 4th Impact and the Dreamers
As we look forward to a time when a vaccine is available and life returns to normal, with the Dreamers behind them, we will see 4th Impact become worldwide Superstars. Just like the song that 4th Impact sings, with the Dreamers and 4th Impact together as one “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.”

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4th Impact Smashed Hit Single ‘K(no)w More’

To K(no)w More about 4th Impact, just listen to their music, subscribe to their social media accounts like YouTube, Facebook, and KUMU.
You can also become a V.I.P. Dreamer by joining 4th Impact’s Patreon account: https://www.Patreon.com/4thImpact.