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Originally posted by bhornbuckle75
reply to post by v1rtu0s0
So a street kid with no family just happens to be able to sing beautiful Opera? Seems quite unlikely.....where woud he even learn a piece like that?..But hey, I'll buy into it I guess, unless I hear evidence it's just a put on....I suppose it's possible. I'll choose to believe it, for now....I guess I can't always be a cynic. That's not what I found odd about it though.....What I found odd was that he apparently sold 'energy drinks and gum' on the streets!!! Say What?!?!?! That's just downright surreal! I guess I'll just assume it must be a cultural difference....I can't imagine seeing a street kid selling Energy Drinks and Gum in my city.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
Thanks for sharing the link.
Goes to show that no matter where you come from, talent is always found within!
Originally posted by AGENT_T
Credit to his ability,and yes,like countless others he has had to struggle with hardship.
I just hate the way these show omit important details to make an irresistable sob story to attract a few extra million in phone call revenue and an instantly marketable product.
Originally posted by Goradd
He did say that he went to High School and that was the first school he had went to, so maybe they had music classes there where he learned how to sing or maybe a choir
Originally posted by Mike N
Who cares if they made an editorial decision to not mention his formal training? The whole story could be made up or the honest truth, as far as I'm concerned - What's wrong about it is the manipulative way it's fed to us.
Originally posted by VitalAnnunaki
Bong just shows us all that no matter where you come from or what troubles you have endured in your lifetime as long as you keep your eyes and mind open anything is possible..he is a real inspiration to all.
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
This is the story of a young man who had nothing. He ran away from a violent orphanage at a very young age and even slept in public restrooms. He wandered the streets for a decade with no family, or friends. But he has survived the streets and now he shares his story with the world.
edit on 8-6-2011 by v1rtu0s0 because: (no reason given)