Victoria Liu CEO of BYPPO: Exclusive Interview

CP: What is Byppo?
VL: Byppo is an online ordering app that allows vendors to list their products so that their customers can pay, tip, and place an order quickly through our services of curbside delivery, express pickup and pre-ordering.

CP: Why did you start it?
VL: I started Byppo originally because I went to a football game wgile at University of FL studying for my Masters of Accounting. I was standing in a long line trying to purchase water and realized the problem and wanted to find a solution.

CP: How has it changed today?
VL: Byppo originally was working with sporting venues and entertainment centers, but now has evolved to include restaurants due to the demand of our services during the pandemic surrounding Covid-19.

Learn more about Byppo at www.byppo.com

The Adele of Mumbai - Mallika Mehta


India is eagerly waiting for the big Live concert Jukeboxx by Adele of Mumbai, singer and songwriter Mallika Mehta, that was unfortunately postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic and surely will take place when things are better.

Mallika Mehta, often referred to as “Adele of Mumbai” is known for her fun mashups and versatile singing.

Truly amazing voice of Mallika conquered the hearts not only of native Indians but she is internationally recognized for her debut EP: “EVOLVE: The Story of Her”, along with her latest single “Finally Free”. She has been singing since the age of 5 and has opened for some renowned Bollywood artists like Kailash Kher and Shankar Ehsaan & Loy. Mallika has also performed at the Kalaghoda Music Festival and was the primary act at IIM Indore’s Annual Fest.
She has two sold out concerts to her name – “Rhythm” and “Fusion” .

In the quarantine world Mallika has been performing and going live on Instagram for her fans. She is working on her new EP which will soon be released. She truly hopes that her songs will bring some more positivity and happiness and will lead to the better world.

Besides writing her own songs and working on the music and recording, Mallika also sings in multiple languages them being, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi & Spanish.

Mallika is also an alumna of Berklee College of Music, Harvard University, NYU and Kellogg University where she has studied Music as well as Marketing.

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Know God Multimedia: Bible Inspired Wisdom and Knowledge

Know God Multimedia is everything about God. Born out of the urge to establish and make disciples to expand the kingdom of God on earth.
We seek and push to equip individuals and families with bible inspired wisdom and knowledge that enables them have one on one relationship with God, and also learn step by step how to communicate with God by themselves. Part of our Mission going forward is to build a God society for all people and all Nation, both local and international to reach out to the lost, the broken-hearted and to the less privileged, we are hoping to engage in Transformational projects and charity works for different communities worldwide, allowing the love of God flow through us to the world.
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Behind the Scenes with Actress Lunden De’Leon

“There’s nothing more exciting than developing a strong character and taking her from script to screen,” says De’Leon.
“I’ve had the opportunity to portray some very powerful women throughout my career and for that I am grateful .”

Having starred in over fifty movies and television shows, Actress Lunden De’Leon has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Her list of credits includes the blockbuster comedy “We’re the Millers,” Bravo Television’s “True Fiction”, “Sweet Home Carolina,” "Somebody's Child” and just recently, the Netflix drama “Blackbear" as well as the thriller “Broken Halos.”

In “Blackbear,” De’Leon portrays the role of Nurse London, a no-nonsense nurse caring for her patient. The film stars Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight).

De’Leon goes from playing a nurse in "Blackbear" to portraying the wife of a slain cop in the film “Broken Halos,” a thriller about a police officer who goes through a traumatic experience when his partner is killed. De’Leon plays the role of Patricia.

“Broken Halos” is produced by G! It’s Entertainment, a film production company based in Los Angeles and South Carolina with films airing on Lifetime and Hallmark.

"Blackbear" is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Todd Barrow: The House That Love Built, exclusive interview

Cosmo Press presents an exclusive interview with a Texas based independent Country artist, Todd Barrow. Get to know more about Todd Barrow and be sure to visit his website after our interview: www.ToddBarrowMusic.com

CP: Hi, Tod! We are facing a brand new world today. Suddenly, millions of people are stuck at home. How did covid-19 pandemic affected your life?
TB:
 This has been a challenge for all of us. This so called, new normal is very strange. Going out to the grocery store wearing a mask. Social distancing while in public. Impacted all my live shows being cancelled.

CP: Was it hard for you to stay in self isolation?
TB: Absolutely! I like being around people and in social settings. Very hard to be isolated but understand that it is saving lives.

CP: How does the global situation affected your concerts?
TB: When Covid-19 hit all shows were being rescheduled then cancelled. Had to start thinking about new ways to still perform live music. Major impact on the music industry especially for artists, bands & musicians. The bigger events hire workers to take tickets, serve food & drinks, etc. Believe towards the summer time things will open up.

CP: Did you get some positive moments out of staying at home? Spending more time with family, dedicating more to music…
TB: A lot of material to write about during this crisis. Historic times we are experiencing now. Being around loved ones always helps to not feel alone. Developing new ideas for the future in the music industry.

CP: Did you get some home setup for recording while we are stuck inside?

TB: I quickly had to get familiar with how to work the i-phone camera for facebook live streaming. Microphone, lighting, back drops, etc.

CP: In summer you released a new single “Hell and Back”, it is almost prophetic words nowadays, don’t you think?
TB: You are so on the right track. Learning from the past that the human spirit finds a way in turbulent times to make it. Getting through it and getting stronger.

CP: I can see that “Hell and Back” basically tells the whole story, how the world changed nowadays. Simple things are so difficult and we learn to appreciate the small moments that we used to take for granted. And your single “The House That Love Built” gives us the hope, that we all should cherish. The world will become better! And one day difficult times will be over. Do I get this right?
TB: Love how you phrased this. We can make a difference when we do our part. You are essential and have purpose on this planet.

CP: Do you plan a new music release? 

TB:
 Working on several new tunes. Still in contact with talent buyers for future shows. Practice, practice, practice!!!

CP: What are the current projects you put your hands on?
TB:
 Current project is called, Country's Just Cooler. Message about real country culture....... Radio promoters tell me it has gone #1 in Europe.

CP: What is your inspirational quote of the day?

TB:

 "Be the change that you want to see in the world"- Gandi

CP: Thank you so much for sharing with us! We hope life will become good again, just like in “The House That Love Built”!

Listen to Todd’s music: http://www.ToddBarrowMusic.com

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NihonGO NOW!: The Award-Winning Japanese Web Series

Breaking news for Japanese learners! An academically remarkable Japanese language educational web series NihonGO NOW! just came out on YouTube for everyone. Today Hiroki Ohsawa, an international award-winning film director with 12 wins and 14 nominations, leads us to the behind-the-scenes of the most cinematic language courseware.

CP: Hi Hiroki. Congratulations for releasing your new work!

HO: Thanks! NihonGO NOW! is a 12-episode Japanese language educational web series which I wrote, produced, and directed. It’s based on a textbook series by the same name.

CP: Interesting! Can you please tell us about NihonGO NOW! textbook series as well?

HO: NihonGO NOW! textbook series is a beginning-level Japanese language textbook series which was authored by Mari Noda (The Ohio State University, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures), Patricia Wetzel (Portland State University), Ginger Marcus (Washington University in St. Louis), Stephen D. Luft (University of Pittsburgh), Shinsuke Tsuchiya (Brigham Young University), and Masayuki Itomitsu (Linfield College). Level 1 (two volumes) textbooks and Activity Books are expected to be published from Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group in July, 2020.

CP: Even though the web series was made for an educational purpose, it had won several awards in different film festivals, right?

HO: Yes. I personally have never heard of any language educational videos which got an award in film festivals. However, NihonGO NOW! web series earned two awards and two nominations as the best web series in multiple film festivals. Those titles proved that this web series is not only a group of educational videos but also a series of authentic films with a story.

CP: How did you achieve this perfect harmony with course developing and storytelling as a filmmaker?

HO: The story is about three Americans who learn and use Japanese to participate in Japanese culture in Japan and the US, and I needed to make the consistent story structure with character arcs with linguistically simple dialogues from the original textbook series word for word. In order to overcome the limitation, I used the core technique of filmmaking "Show, don't tell." I described characters' emotions nonverbally with acting and scene descriptions, gave the understandable flow and connections between isolated episodes, and made them into one entire story. This process upgraded this web series from being just a set of educational videos to more cinematic episodes.

CP: That already sounds very epoch-making, but what is the most innovative part of this courseware through the academic perspective?

HO: The main characters. The story has three protagonists, an African American woman, a Chinese American man, and a Caucasian American woman. As we see in current Hollywood film industry, this is the era of diversity and so are Japanese learners. The story doesn't focus on one person, one ethnicity, one gender, but different types of people who all audience can relate to.

CP: Can you please give a message to our readers.

OH: You can enjoy “real Japan” in NihonGO NOW! web series. Real Japanese people, real Japanese behaviors, real Japanese conversations, real Japanese situations, real Japanese locations, etc... All real for educational and filmmaking purpose. Even three American protagonists speak perfect Japanese. There might be a Season Two, so stay tuned!

 

Watch NihonGO NOW! web series from: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLELpHNkYhXHQifNNpTEuoWkX_EmqsJwJL

Buy NihonGO NOW! textbook from:

Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/products/search?keywords=NihonGO+NOW%21 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=NihonGO+NOW%21&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

Hiroki Ohsawa Productions: https://hirokiohsawa.wixsite.com/hirokiohsawa

 

Stay tuned with El Mo3: Pandemic Emergency Release!

 

CP: Hello, how are you doing in the pandemic? 

EM: Hi, Overall I feel good. Doing my best not to worry about whats going on. I AM staying away from the News channels & eating healthy and drinking lots of water in the hopes I do not catch this virus

 

CP: How the pandemic affected your daily life? 

EM: To be completely honest. It hasn’t effected me as much because I usually only hang out with very few people. All close friends of mine and that is if I am not working. i am dedicated to staying in the studio. Majority of the time I am working.  The one thing I wish I could do though is see my parents.  Unfortunately for their protection I must not see them. 

 

CP: Did you want to give people an extra bit of happiness and motivate them while being locked out? 

EM:  Yes, I want people to have a moment of time where their problems are forgotten.  Getting lost in the music for anyone is such an important part of what I do. The artists I listen to do that for me.  So why not pass that on.  

 

CP: What inspires you now when things got so crazy? 

EM: The madness inspires me. It helps me work. I’ve always been brave during tough times. Tough situations will either make or break a person. For me especially now that we are under quarintine, isolating self can be such a tool while on the path to self discovery. 

 

CP: By the way, why El Mo3, what does your name mean? 

EM: In Italian EL MO Means The PROTECTOR. I am using my platform as a way to give to people and help make history. Huge fan of DeadMau5 and loved what he did with his name.  So I thought wouldn’t it be cool to have a 3 at the end. Plus the name was brought up to me by my friend Ricky Tepperberg. 

 

CP: We know that music is not the only passion of yours. How about gaming? It must be a gamer's paradise today, isn't it? 

EM: OMG YES and it will only become much bigger.  Ive been participating in Tournaments before E-sports was around.  Gaming for me is a good way to take a break from the music. I have fun but sometimes I need a break from the games as well. 

 

CP: If you'll be able to play with any artist alive or dead, who would it be? 

EM: FRANK SINATRA. I can never have to much of Frank. 

Alive for sure DeadMau5.  Joel is one of those guys that just never stops working and he never switched styles of music for any reason. He is the same ole Joel.  

 

CP: What is your professional goals for 2020? Any new releases? 

EM: I am currently producing a tech house album. I released my first EP on February 28th which is still doing really well.  At the end of the year I will do another EP.  Another goal of mine is to be featured on Billboard magazine.  

 

CP: What is your biggest dream? 

EM:  DJ MAINSTAGE AT TOMORROWLAND. 

 

CP: What is your inspirational quote of the day? 

EM: Live in the Moment. Tomorrow is Never PROMISED. 
 

 

Listen to El Mo3's tracks at Spotify

 

 

 

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