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List Your Favorite Books And Reads

August 17, 2017 at 02:00AM

Are you a casual reader and or passionate about reading for enjoyment? Do you have a list of your favorite books and reads? It can be any type of read and or book, past, present or on the list of what you want to read. It can even be a comic book or a book filled with photos and illustrations. I am interested in hearing from your recommendations of your favorite reads and books.

Did you know I failed the first grade, because I literally did not know my ABC's and I did not know how to read? True story. I was even made fun of, called dumb and I was teased about it growing up. I am so grateful how my mother spent extra time to use colored alphabet blocks to assist me to visually identify each alphabet and to have me say each letter so that I could audibly hear myself say it. To think, I learned how to fail as early as I did is a true blessing in my life in disguise that I am forever grateful of that opportunity to persevere. I was discouraged by a lot of people due to flunking and I never got held back since flunking the first grade. Why? I never held myself back from accomplishing what I want to accomplish. Today, I am passionate about reading, writing, comprehending, interpreting, and conversing in various languages and helping and assisting others. I recall the time I volunteered my time at a preschool and I read to this infant girl and I haven't forgot her smile when I read to her. Yes, I love to read for enjoyment. No kidding here and you can scroll down to see my list of my favorite books and reads.

1. "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond

2. "Moonwalk" an autobiography by Michael Jackson

​3. "Charlie's Victory" an autobiography by Charlie & Lucy Wedemeyer with Gregg Lewis

4. "Change Your Story" by Art Sepulveda

5. "Comeback & Beyond: How to Turn Your Setback into Your Comeback" by Tim Storey

6. "Compel" by Wally Matanza

7. "Dream By Design" by Art Sepulveda

​8. Holy Bible (i.e. Gospel of John, book of Revelation, Ezekiel, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Philippians, Galatians, Acts, Romans, Ephesians, James, etc.), the living inspired Word of God.

9. "Best Judo (illustrated Japanese classics)" by Isao Inokuma and Nobuyuki Sato 

reLITE Dance Crew And Jason Tom at Ala Moana Centerstage

August 14, 2017 at 02:45PM

THIS NOW IN! This Saturday, August 19th, Jason Tom will be opening for "Uplift" featuring the Playground Dance, Prisma Dance, reLITE Dance Crew, and the KAZU Clan at Ala Moana Centerstage from 3pm to 3:45pm,. Together, they will also present a dance contest. We'd love to see you there!

​When: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 3pm to 3:45pm
Where: Ala Moana Centerstage
​Who and What: "Uplift" featuring the Playground, Prisma Dance, reLITE Dance Crew, KAZU, Jason Tom, and Dance Contest

Jason Tom Reached 9000 Facebook Page Likes

August 13, 2017 at 08:51AM

Here are some milestones: I am grateful and I thank you for your support and you know who you are! Jason Tom just reached 9,000 Facebook Page Likes. On Instagram, #JasonTom recently reached 4,000 plus followers and on Twitter, a while back reached 2,000 plus followers. I appreciate your support. Every single one of you.

JasonTom.com Worth 1.8 Million #JasonTom

August 10, 2017 at 09:58AM

According to StatChest, JasonTom.com is currently estimated to be worth $1,809,579 or $1.8 million.

MATH Acronym Challenge

August 3, 2017 at 03:09PM

Here is the "come up with your best MATH acronym challenge." Write your best MATH acronym in the comments section. It can be favorable or unfavorable to math related to or not related to math, there is no right or wrong response. Here are some of mine:
​Mathematicians Are Truly Helpful
Mothers Are True Heroes
Musicians Are Talented and Honest
​Music Arts Talent HammerTime (stop, wait a minute...)
​Marvel At That Hair
​Magnificent At Tangible Humor
​More Ants Taste Honey
​Manage A Time for Home
​Mothers Are Taming Her

What is JasonTom.com Valued Worth

July 27, 2017 at 01:30AM

I remember about two years ago when a website owner approached me about purchasing his domain and it was an opportunity I seriously thought about. Would have a been a nice project to work on, and the potential of what may have been. I was not the highest bidder and it got sold to someone else. The asking price of the owner was somewhere in the neighborhood of the four digit land. How much it sold for once it was sold though is an undisclosed amount and it's currently in the right hands in the rebranding process.

​I have an idea of what it is to have maintained and to maintain JasonTom.com a near decade to be reliable and to function at optimal level so that folks can contact me direct to book and hire me for a project and or event, etc. I will say the value have increased since my last personal assessment.

Doing a more recent assessment, JasonTom.com is valued for a $987,299.00 ($412,094.00 previously) worth according to StatChest, and though I haven't calculated the value of JasonTom.com on my personal end for this current time to see how accurate that number is, I am aware and I do recognize that my domain is within a six-figure range and higher.

Other sites will state different and right off the bat I can tell that these automated generated numbers are inaccurate and I can assertively and confidently state that none of these are at all near the worth or value of my domain, because how much my domain maintains the operations of what I am able to do as a freelance musician and professional beat boxer. The way it valued popular websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, also varied by a lot from website to website to the point these websites aren't reliable sources to appraise a domain name. After all, these are all guesses, automated and estimates, below are other assessments, but these aren't as accurate:
​$66,248.00 - Site Hour
$2,076.00 estimated value and $1,038.00 estimated worth - Website Value
​$1,340.00 - Domain Index 
​$481.00 - Free Domain Stats
​$372.00 - Up Site Worth
​$372.00 - Value My Domain
​$280.00 - My Domain Worth
​$251.00 - Value Gator
​$230.15 - Free Valuator
​$97.00 - Web Value Calculator
​$56.80 - URL Appraisal
​$10.00 - Val Bot
​$8.95 - URL Rate

Jason Tom Net Worth

July 27, 2017 at 12:19AM

How rich is Jason Tom? What is Jason Tom net worth? That is the question. Could Forbes and Oprah be featuring me in their neck of the woods? Hey, you may just never know. There are fascinating celebrity websites in how they research and investigate a celebrity's net worth. One celebrity website claimed that their team spent 15 hours to research my net worth to conclude that it is around $112.4 million and another team spent 9 hours to research that my net worth is around $19.5 million. Other celebrity websites claimed that my net worth is around $1.4 million and $1.7 million. I've even seen another one claiming that it is around $1.8 million. I've also seen it on websites claiming it to be around $300,000 and $800,000.

​When it comes down to it, what does this all really mean? It's really not as important as our personal relationship with God and how we treat people. Here are some Bible verses (Word of God) that I have been doing daily devotions on:
Proverbs 28:20 "​The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble."

Ecclesiates 11-12 "Wisdom is even better when you have money. Both are a benefit as you go through life. Wisdom and money can get you almost anything, but only wisdom can save your life." 

​Proverbs 22:1 "Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold."

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 "Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God."

Proverbs 10:16 "The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin."

Proverbs 21:3-4 "Good planning and hard work leads to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap."

Proverbs 11:3-4 "Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people. Riches won't help on the day of judgment, but right living can save you from death."

​Luke 9:25 "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?"

Prisma Dance Summer Intensive Program

July 17, 2017 at 04:08AM

Thank you Prisma Dance for having me teach beatboxing at your Summer Intensive I Program. I had a blast working with these wonderful students. I gave them Pikachu and then they asked me for Squirtle. Too adorable. Pokémon!

What Does Hawaii's Human Beatbox Mean?

July 17, 2017 at 12:50AM

What does "Hawaii's Human Beatbox" mean to me? For me it means that even as a traveling beatboxer I have not forgotten where I came from to know where I will be going in life and career and relationship with God. Regardless if I've lived in San Francisco, Beijing, China and New York, and that I have traveled to Canada, Inner Mongolia and Sydney, Australia and many states of the USA, that does not mean I ever forgotten that Hawaii is where I am from, born and raised.

Make Noise

July 15, 2017 at 10:30AM

When we are born into this world, we "Make Noise." We are making it known and it's our statement that, "we are here!" We make a statement with our voice. When we see our favorite music artist, beatboxer and one mouth band, we "Make Noise." When we uncover our purpose for living and pursue our purpose with a passion, we "Make Noise." Our voice and the way we Make Noise can be heard throughout the world in our love, relationships, friendships, loved ones, music, dance, art, creativity, ideas, writing, work, career, projects, interests, hobbies, passion, academics, sports, etc. Pre-order your #JasonTom "Make Noise" white on charcoal gray shirt, a hot collector's item for you and yours. Great for you and yours as gifts for family and friends. Sizes in youth small, youth medium, youth large, adult small, medium, large, extra. 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, etc.

Also coming next week... a feature on the Kapiʻo News by Lexus Yamashiro at KapioNews.com:

Flody Mayweather and Conor McGregor World Press Tour Los Angeles

July 12, 2017 at 12:53AM

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor kicked off their World Tour in Los Angeles with this press conference on July 11, 2017 at the Staples Center. What were your thoughts on this first press conference? For me, I felt that Floyd Mayweather served Conor McGregor in my honest feedback. This was quite an entertaining press conference. This will be an exciting fight for fight fans to see on August 26th at the MGM Grand. I know Floyd is a lot older, but I am a firm believer that experience in that boxing ring will aid Floyd. As a boxing and fight fan, I do want to see Floyd put on a boxing clinic on Conor. People say that Floyd have not seen a fighter like Conor, but to me it's the other way around. Conor have not fought a fighter like Floyd. People say Conor is great, but Floyd is phenomenal. Floyd already has something that Conor will not be able to accomplish and that's a 49-0 professional boxing record. Conor has 3 loses that blemishes his record in Mixed Martial Arts. As Floyd mentioned, God made one thing perfect and that's his professional fighting record. Floyd has confidence and he does and can back it up. Floyd is not afraid of any opponent and that's why Floyd came out of retirement to face off with Conor.

Jason Tom Amphitheater for KCC

July 9, 2017 at 11:04PM

Today, I stumbled upon this article "Dream Christmas Wish List for Kapiʻolani Community College" by Chris Takahashi featured on The Kapiʻo News. The Jason Tom Amphitheater made it on his Dream Wish List for University of Hawaiʻi at Kapiʻ​olani (my Alma mater). Unbelievable that It has been over a decade since I have officially graduated from KCC. It was not until today that an amphitheater named after me have been dreamt of and is being pitched. Got to give it up to Chris Takahashi for having dreamt that up. I have to meet this guy one day. A visionary. What an honor it would be for it to come to fruition hey? The Kapiʻ​o News reporter Lexus Yamashiro is currently writing up an upcoming feature on me for The Kapi'o News on my experiences as a KCC alumnus. Be on the look out for that on KapioNews.com

https://www.kapionews.com/index.php/2016/11/30/all-i-want-for-christmas-kcc-wish-list/

Summer Schoolers Learn How To Beatbox

July 1, 2017 at 03:27AM

Hawaii Baptist Academy summer school students learn how to beatbox....

Thank You Hawaii Baptist Academy

June 30, 2017 at 01:40AM

Thank you Hawaii Baptist Academy for helping me to kick-off the Perfect Father Tour in memory of my father, who passed away on this Father's Day. I had a great time providing live beatbox entertainment, an inspirational speech, beatbox workshop, and a Q&A session for their Gifted by One Assembly.

​I want to thank HBA for inviting me to perform at this assembly. I had a wonderful blast to deliver HBA's best summer yet.

Jason Tom Logo

May 25, 2017 at 08:45AM


​Rahzel of The Roots and Jason Tom at Webster Hall New York City, New York - American Beatbox Championship Grand Final

Here is the Jason Tom name logo by East-3 through Keep It Flowing Media. East-3 have also worked with clients Adidas, GQ Magazine, Kid Robot, Common and Echelon Clothing, DJ QBert and Thud Rumble, Illest, FatLace.com, Freelance Brand, Crazy Legs, Rock Steady CrewMighty4 Arts Foundation, Diverse Art Center, and many others.

And here is the Jason Tom name logo by Tom Thum, the world record holder of the most watched TEDx Talk video ever in history.


Meet Jason Tom as Gecko Man with an AKG BBB DFive Official Beatbox Battle Microphone in hand. Projects with this fella in the works (you heard it here first).

 


​Taste of Chinatown Honolulu


​Fat Tony, Jason Tom and LuckeyMonkey at Webster Hall New York City, New York - American Beatbox Championship Grand Final

Creation by Prisma Dance

May 24, 2017 at 09:59PM

Creation by Prisma Dance (Full Version)

Creation by Prisma Dance (Full Version) from Huf Media on Vimeo.

Filmed by Huf Media // Edited by Manzy Media.
www.Hufmediahawaii.com

Bible Shopping at Logos Bookstore

May 13, 2017 at 11:46PM

My Word of Life brother in Christ Jesus and Life Group leader and mentor John Lum on Team Wally told me recently that he wants to purchase a new New King James Version translation of the Holy Bible as his original copy has pages falling apart. Then I said that I will bless him with a new one. We kicked off our day by having breakfast at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue and then we went bible shopping for the NKJV Bible at Logos Bookstore in Kakaako. Then while we waited in line, we met this gentleman in front of us by the name of Kenny and his wife Jackie. When it was Kenny's turn to purchase their items. Kenny took John and I by surprise and he said he will bless us both. Favor! God's favor! So grateful to you Jesus for all you do! Thank you Kenny! Thank you Jesus! Thank you John! We love you Jesus! We are the Men of God that we are Today, because of you Jesus! We are all grateful for all you do Jesus! We love you Jesus!

Story on this Gecko, Man

May 8, 2017 at 08:51AM

One of my early comic book character creations of approximately 25 to 27 years, during my second attempt at first grade when I moved to another elementary school and second grade through third grade, is Gecko Man. I drew Gecko Man then as a reflection of who I was as a child though in an adult body with a cape with superhero strength and capabilities like laser shooting powers from my hands with a superhero body spandex suit. Kind of like Spider-Man, Ice Man, Superman, and Batman. This Gecko Man character came to me when I put my hand on a pole and I felt warmth. I thought to myself, hmm, this doesn't feel hard like what a metal pole would feel like. Instead it felt soft and warm. So I looked under my hand was a gecko chilling on the pole even though I touched it. The gecko nor I were startled to my surprise, and I felt an immediate bond with this gecko. From there I felt like I had superpowers. I thought to myself then if I am to be an original superhero character, it would have to be Gecko Man. Geckos are known to make sounds, and I am also known to make sounds. I also associate geckos with positive thoughts and geckos are cool in my book. Then it hit me since last year, what if I am to revisit my Gecko Man character and have him be brought to life in this modern era as a reflection of who I am today as a musician, beatboxer and public speaker. Yes, Gecko Man, a music, public speaking and beatboxing mascot. So, though I am rusty with my doodling and drawing skills, I managed to sketch and doodle out roughly how Gecko Man could look today so that I could then have a better idea visually of this gecko character and then relay that over to the artist and muralist East-3 of Keep It Flowing Media, and I commissioned him with the great task to bring this gecko character to life.

Prior to this Gecko Man project that I am currently working on... I commissioned East-3 for the Jason Tom personal name logo as shown above. East-3 have also worked with clients Adidas, GQ Magazine, Kid Robot, Common and Echelon Clothing, DJ QBert and Thud Rumble, Illest, FatLace.com, Freelance Brand, Crazy Legs, Rock Steady CrewMighty4 Arts Foundation, Diverse Art Center, and many more.

Iolani School Boy Scouts

April 28, 2017 at 09:59PM


The number one fear in the world? Public speaking. Growing up on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, I'd shake or freeze up from nervousness and shyness when speaking in front of class among my peers. Made me quite self-conscious. I preferred being in the audience and I feared having the spotlight. Fast forward to today, having performed live beatboxing music and having done public speaking engagements such as the first and second TEDx Talks in Honolulu and other engagements in hip-hop culture classrooms in universities and events through 13 years have compelled me to get out of my comfort zone to develop my current personality and today, I no longer get the jitters unless I stop practicing and training. Earlier tonight, I spoke publicly in front of Hawaii's 4th graders at Iolani School and you know you're a public speaker when you have a captive audience as young as 4th graders. Hey now!

I was a guest speaker for this Boy Scouts Den. They are so fun, and they repeatedly asked me to beatbox for them. They're awesome! Feedback I received is I kept them engaged. A parent mentioned she appreciated that I advocated education as a by product of the Freeman Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship Program offered through the University of Hawaii at Kapiolani Community College and Beijing Foreign Studies University, Mike Curb College MELE Program in Music Business and Audio Engineering partnership with Belmont University and Honolulu Community College. I also mentioned I did judo with the alias "Spider-Man" and how it saved my life. I also shared I trained with Iolani School alumnus, Hawaii High School Association State Wrestling Champion, Team USA Judo Beijing Olympian, and Hawaii Judo Academy founder Taylor Takata. Big mahalo to Word of Life's Associate Pastor and Author of "Compel" Wally Matanza, Patti, Isaiah, and the Iolani School Boy Scouts Den of 4th graders for having me in this public speaking engagement! I hope to see you again soon!

Music Business And Audio Engineering

April 28, 2017 at 11:24AM


I stopped by the Mike Curb College MELE Program offered through Belmont University and University of Hawaii at Honolulu Community College advocated by Hawaii's former 2-term Governor Linda Lingle and Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona. And while at Honolulu Community College to meet up with my friend early this week I ran into two current MELE Music Business and Audio Engineering students. Long story short, after our formal introduction, they tell me, "get out, you're Jason Tom, our teacher spoke about you this morning and how you're one of the top beatboxers in this world." I said, "wow, really? You mean Eric Lagrimas? He was my former teacher in the Mike Curb MELE Program." They responded, "yes, he covered about hip-hop music and he mentioned your name." Thank you to all of the amazing teachers out there!

Going Beyond with My Nuggets

April 24, 2017 at 12:00PM

Nuggets. "Nuggets" is the newly created category for my JasonTom.com Blog. I've been coming up with nuggets I want to publish and author here. What are nuggets? These will be nugget of thoughts, some call it nuggets of wisdom, and I didn't want to chance to chicken out in pondering and presenting these thoughts to the world without fear whether it has been presented or not to those of you who do browse, stumble upon and read my blog. So here goes some for right now and you can let me know what you think of these nuggets in the comments at the jump.

  • Life Nugget: There is that saying to live each day like its our last, because life is short? How about living life like its our first? Not to neglect our past experiences of before, but to use our past and our testimony to guide us to where we are headed with the grateful mentality that we have a fresh beginning and direction each day with experience. Let's acknowledge, rejoice, appreciate, and live for "Today!" To live renewed, refreshed, rejuvenated than to live a life of mediocrity. Let's live a life each day with the spirit of excellence and zeal. Why think of our life as short? Let's live each second, each minute of 60 seconds, each hour of 60 minutes, and each day of 24 hours of our life with zeal. There's a lot one can do with 60 seconds, because imagine even one second can impact our next 60 years of living and beyond. Our life is what we make of it and we can make life worthwhile to the overflowing. Let's be empowered and encouraged to live each day with zeal.

    I was just pondering on this nugget and wrote this prior to finding this TEDx Talk by Leanne Delle via Kristin Wong through her Lifehacker article (after I publish this you can also join me in reading Kristin Wong's post and watch Leanne Delle's TEDx Talk.. hey now!):
  • Math Nugget: I'm reading up on domain and range of a function. I miss and love this math stuff. Made mental note to self while reading on it that the domain is like an x-axis of integers which are positives and negatives or the horizontal plane with a front to back. Our future, present and past. Do we move forward with approach or do we rewind to learn from our life's experiences? The range is like the y-axis or the vertical of integers with it's ups and downs. Our lows and highs. Our peaks and valleys. We can climb or fly in the sky or dig deep for a treasure chest. Sounds applicable to life indeed. This is quite fascinating how a the break down of a domain and range of a function is philosophical to the functions of life to me mathematically and applicability speaking. Speaking of digging for treasure, I'm gonna dig up my old math notes.
  • Math Nugget: What do I love about a square root? Is that I can look at a problem, that might get our number up, squarely and work toward weeding it out with a solution that is nonnegative by finding the root (origin) cause of that issue (number). Then that problem's number, not ours, is up. BAM! For those of us who have done gardening, landscaping and yard work, we know first hand how we can't get rid of the weed (problem) by just cutting it by its surface.. we have to pull that weed from its very root. Pulling weed days for yard work applied me with that knowledge and understanding.
  • Life Nugget: I do believe that it's important we find enjoyment in whatever it is we do to our heart's content. This usually starts when we can enjoy ourselves... meaning to be kind to ourselves and even lighten up and laugh at ourselves when we make mistakes. To embrace our mistakes so that we are empowered and challenged in a good way to motivate us to better ourselves. That's the key of application to me on how to be kind to others, it's begins with how we think of and treat ourselves. If we're kind to ourselves, and think kindly of ourselves, that will trickle through how kind we can be to others. So do you! And allow others to do him and her. This is what bring us meaning and purpose for living. This propels us and compels us to value our time and effort into what it is we do.

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My Heroes and Influences

April 21, 2017 at 10:07PM

Many of my heroes and influences are the people I grew up with and some are those I have watched from afar. Many I've met and many I haven't. My heroes include my family, relatives, friends, colleagues, past and presentAcademy beatboxers, people of all walks, my fans, and the community. Here is a list of those you may or may not recognize who I have been inspired by and have been influenced by in one way or another.

  • Maximus Ornelas (Sep 7, 2001 - Feb 26, 2017; age 15)
    I have not met or known of Maximus George Ornelas until today when I stumbled upon his obituary article in the Yakima Herald and I read that he had passed on due to a severe asthma attack and that one of his passions is to beatbox.


I looked if he had a Facebook and discovered he had videos uploaded of him beatboxing and I watched them.. I can tell he was really into it and that he was very passionate about it. I also noticed that the photo used for the orbituary that he has on a Legend of Zelda hat.. that's one of my all-time favorite Nintendo Entertainment Series video games. It would have been nice to have met this young talented beatboxer.

My heart, thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to his family, his friends, Lacrosse Middle School classmates, Christian Worship Center pastors and congregation and all those that will greatly miss him. I am in agreement that he is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! As a born again beatboxer and I too have experienced asthma attacks... so severe I nearly lost my life.

The testimony of Maximus is a miracle when I read the article and I felt compelled to reach out to his family by reaching out with my sincere message of condolences, prayers, encouragement, edification, and support.

  • Gene Kelly (Aug 23, 1912 - Feb 2, 1996; age 83)

    Gene Kelly is known for how he presented dance choreography in his MGM Grand classic such as "Singin' in the Rain," "An American in Paris" and "On the Town" that also featured Frank Sinatra to name several! Here is "Good Morning" performed by Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor! A gem from Singin' in the Rain.
  • Bruce Lee (Nov 27, 1940 - Jul 20, 1973; age 32)


    Bruce Lee is influential in my life where he inspired me in the way he expressed himself as a true martial arts fighter. His self-discipline and work ethic is ahead of its time. What he demonstrated on film through his martial arts and philosophies are being applied today by martial artists and non martial around the world today. During the years of childhood when I was physically bullied in school, Bruce Lee's movies were helpful in the way it gave me the confidence to defend myself when I replicated his fighting moves when I defended myself against the bullies and it worked. I am inspired he taught his own kung fu called Jun Fan Gung Fu or translated as Bruce Lee's Kung Fu and opened his first martial arts school called the Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Seattle, Washington and a second school in Oakland, California. Bruce Lee's philosophies also showed he is more than brawn and that he indeed had an intellect and his philosophies can still be applied to anything and everything in daily life. One of my favorite quotes of his is, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." I apply this very principle to when I practice and work on and isolate a single beatboxing sound. That could be the bass kick drum, hi-hat or snare. I'd work on a single sound repetitiously to master it to develop the greatest characteristic for the sound and carry out the emotional intent behind it. My favorite Bruce Lee film is the Way of the Dragon where he fought the World Karate Champion Chuck Norris in the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Great fight choreography!
  • Bobby McFerrin (Mar 11, 1950 - age 67)


    As most people are familiar with multi-Grammy Award winning jazz musician and vocalist Bobby McFerrin, I grew up hearing his hit classic "Don't Worry, Be Happy" on the radio. Others are also familiar that he did the Bill Cosby Show theme song. When I watched Bobby McFerrin's Spontaneous Inventions Music DVD, I was literally blown away how he floored a crowd of just him and his voice and one microphone. All improvisational too. He had guest musicians join him as well. This blew me away and had a very significant impact in my life.
  • Michael Jackson (Aug 29, 1958 - Jun 25, 2009; age 50)

     
    Michael Jackson was huge in the 1980s and 1990s and was known popularly as the King of Pop, Rock and Soul. His song Bad from his album of the same title compelled me to start beatboxing at the age of 4. It was his follow up album to Bad, Dangerous that became the foundation of my beatboxing style and sounds. The Michael Jackson Dangerous album is the biggest selling New Jack Swing album of all time that was produced by Teddy Riley. New Jack Swing is a fusion of th…

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Legend of Zelda Story at Hot Topic

April 15, 2017 at 01:22PM

Two years ago I met this trio Jennifer, Jeffrey and Charley at the Legend of Zelda section of the Ala Moana Center's Hot Topic store and one of them recognized me from one of my past performances at a hip-hop jam. I shared with them I was shopping for Legend of Zelda gear as I am about to prepare for my friend's son's 1st Birthday Party and the party theme is the Legend of Zelda. Then last year, Charley and Jennifer as well as the Kaimuki High School Band supported and voted for me in the NextNext Hawaii Music Competition and Charity Event where the proceeds from their votes went to the charity of my choice, the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii. Jennifer also shared with me that she was assisted by the Ronald McDonald House Charity and this meant so much to her and also meant much more to me to know someone I met was helped through this charity I am all supportive of. I placed 3rd within the Top 10 out of 40 contestants that consisted of incredibly talented and amazing musicians, bands and artists throughout the Aloha State of Hawaii. I am so grateful and thankful of Jennifer's support!

Then I learned this year that she had been to the hospital and had to go through procedures. I've been praying for her since. Prior to receiving that news my father recently had a very similar situation and I've been praying for both now. I've also lost several female friends within one year. I dedicate this post to you Jennifer! I have posted photo when we first met. I also share on this post 3 videos of that same performance in different perspectives I did wearing a Legend of Zelda snapback for my friend Royce and his wife's Days' son Tenzin's 1st Birthday Party in Waipahu. I pray that the Lord comforts Jennifer and her family and friends during this time. And that she is surrounded daily by healing ministering angels and may the healing anointing of the Holy Spirit flow throughout her room and wherever she goes. I pray a hedge of protection around her and that no weapon formed against her shall prosper. She is blessed going in and blessed going out. I also pray for the creative power of God to work through these videos that when she able to watch and listen to these videos that each sound she hears that comes from my voice are supernaturally embedded with prayer in the spirit for miraculous healing. By the stripes of Jesus, she is healed and I pray this in the name of the Son Jesus Christ in honor of God the Father. Amen!



RARE Beatbox Showcase at Chaminade University of Honolulu

April 15, 2017 at 06:32AM

I want to thank everyone that have requested I share more of my beatbox videos. Here is a rare one where I performed a live beatbox showcase for the Hogan Entrepreneurs at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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Thank You Inspire Youth

April 11, 2017 at 05:05AM

This was lit. I want to personally thank Inspire Youth's Pastor Clint Chinen and his head pastor Mike Kai for having me open for guest Pastor Jedidiah Thurner for Friday Night Flow at Inspire Church Waikele. We had 45 first-time decisions for Jesus Christ and 76 rededications. I've once been there for both Altar calls and I am grateful of what God has called me to do in the works of the ministry with my life and the life of others including the children, youth and young adults who made Friday Night Flow happen. I also want to thank Josh Williams also known as J Wills for beatboxing with me to close Friday Night Flow. And Josiah for beatbox battling me to assist me in setting the tone of Friday Night Flow evening prior to me opening for Jedidiah Thurner in the main sanctuary! It was fire!


​Jason Tom opened for guest pastor Jedidiah Thurner at Inspire Church Waikele.


​Josh Williams and Jason Tom collaborate to close out Friday Night Flow.


​Inspire Youth presents Jason Tom at Friday Night Flow.

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Enders Game, The Great Gatsby, Of Men and Mice, Maximum Ride. I need to read more books. I haven't read so long Bc I've been attached to the ones I've already read.

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Jason You're amazing guy! Huge congrats from Poland!

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Jason definitely deserves an auditorium of his own. He done a lot promoting the arts(especially beat-boxing) and inspiring people like myself to enjoy and constantly try to perfect an art and have an unstoppable mindset.

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Congratulations, my friend! I'm so happy for you, Jason!!! How awesome and totally wicked would that be! I know you've worked really hard and is always inspiring people all over the world. You do you and keep up the great work. Dreams do come true and good things do happen to good people!

Now wouldn't that be something! Your art has definitely touched lives. I look forward to the day it gets built. I'll be excited for that sam choy aquatic center also :D

Aye that's lit. Keep doing what you're doing and you're putting a positive influence to a lot people

Jason Tom is a one-of-a-kind individual. During my sophomore year of high school, I remember watching him beatbox for our school for just a few minutes and was blown away by the amount of talent he was able to showcase in just that limited amount of time. Fast forward about three years or so, I was looking to write a feature story of a KCC alumnus/alumna for the KCC newspaper and came across Jason's name online. He was quick to respond to me when I reached out to him, and he was very interested in being featured. I got the chance to interview him, and couldn't believe the stories that he had to share with me. Over a two hour period, I was able to learn a lot about who Jason was, and he has proved to me that anybody can make it in life when even in the toughest situations. His humor and charismatic nature really bring his personality to life, and I blows me away to know that he has a positive impact on the community not only through his beatboxing but also through his words. Jason is inspiring, and I'm glad that I got to chat with him and share his story with many others and beyond.

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A child of the 1980's and child of God, Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, read Charlie's Victory, Moonwalk, Comeback & Beyond, Change Your Story.