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How I Overcame Illiteracy

February 14, 2018 at 12:10AM

Happy Valentine's Day to You and Yours! I also wrote and published this post for "The Bachelorette" blog series dedicated to all Bachelorettes who could be my Valentine. In this Life blog series, I will share how I overcame illiteracy. If someone told me 20 years ago that I will have an official website with the domain name JasonTom.com and be an author of a Music, Hip Hop And Faith Life Blog that engages 2.3 million page views and 2.1 million unique visitors, averaging 2,000 plus page views and visits per day, it may have challenged me to fathom it.

20 years ago at this time in 1998, I had no computer, I was self-conscious, felt socially awkward as a 15 year old, still searching to find myself. I attempted my hand at basketball during a summer league, bec…

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Fantastic Four Life Group

February 11, 2018 at 07:04AM

We are the Fantastic Four! I had a great time facilitating and leading our Men's Life Group with these Mighty Men of God, valor, honor, and strength Grant, Tony, and Nate. We talked Word of Life Your Kingdom Come 40 Day Challenge, water baptism, decide, decree, develop, dream, Life Group, fasting, prayer, prayer week, Marriage Encounter for married couples, February's Encounter, the Leader's Encounter, and more. 


​Fantastic Four Men's Life Group


​Thank you Atillio Leonardi and Adrienne Lally for having me on the Team Lally Radio Show:

The promo video for the Team Lally Radio Show, you can stream online above and also tune in today:

Tune in and stream these radio stations and time today for my guest appearance on the Team Lally Radio Show.

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Have We Reached Our Industry Pinnacle?

January 22, 2018 at 01:05PM

Have we reached our industry pinnacle? As a professional beatboxer, I can say with no doubt I've reached the pinnacle of my career multiple of times in the areas of entrepreneurship, personal as well as professional growth and financial success to the point even surpassing overall projections and even more than one of my lofty ultimate career goals. Because of this overall career success...it allows me room to write down and assess my goals in other aspects of my life and career goals for the next 10 to 20 to 30 years. When this happens, we have to set the bar of our standards higher and set loftier goals. I've been faithful to the art of beatboxing and the entertainment industry for many years that I am grateful that it has been faithful in return. I count my bl…

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Birthday Week

November 20, 2017 at 02:35PM

I want to thank those of you who wished me an early Happy Birthday so far and those of you who wrote and called on wanting to celebrate my birthday this year.

This month thus far I've been remaining active and fruitful. Tomorrow is my official birthday and you can wish me a happy birthday on this blog post. You may also enjoy below my guest appearance and visit on Thanksgiving Friends Day at Calvary Assembly of God, book shopping at Barnes And Noble, and six video clips from my performance at the International Hawaii Chinese Cultural Arts Festival.


Jason Tom guest appearance at Calvary Assembly of God.


Spotted Curious George while book shopping prior to performing at the International Hawaii Chinese Cultural Arts Festival.


"13 Things Mental…

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HI*Sessions Photo Tease

October 18, 2017 at 09:49AM

I recently filmed on location my HI*Sessions episodes at the Koʻolau Ballrooms & Conference Center in Kaneohe. There are those of you who messaged, e-mailed and inbox'd to ask when my HI*Sessions will launch. It was a pleasure working with the HI*Sessions Team and my episodes are in post production. I am stoked that you guys expressed how you can't wait. I am with you on that. I followed up with HI*Sessions and I learned that my episodes could launch December of this year or January of next year. Stay plugged in to my blog and newsletter to stay up to date with me. I want to thank Jon Yamasato, Dave Kusumoto, Shayna Kusumoto, Kawika Lopez, Darin Leong, Lance Lopes, Vance Morimoto, Justin, Dayton Watanabe, Taimane Gardner, Jazzy Jazz, Carissa "Bubbles" Kano, the …

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First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference

October 17, 2017 at 12:20PM

The next day after I performed at US Vets at Barber's Point Kapolei with Prisma Dance, I arrived at the First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus. I was invited by g-girl Yoda to co-teach with her the dance and breakdance workshop. I taught students of Dole Middle School, Kalaukaua Middle School and Farrington High School the background and foundation for beatboxing and the funk style dance called popping with the Michael Jackson Billie Jean dance routine that features the side glide and moonwalk also known as the backslide. Here I performed it a cappella with no microphone with the beatboxing that combines the Billie Jean dance. I want to thank B-girl Yoda, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Rock the Scho…

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Moonwalk At Moon Festival on the Chinatown Cultural Plaza Moongate Stage

October 12, 2017 at 12:16PM

I dedicated this set to my father who passed on this Father's Day for the 3rd Annual Moon Festival at the historic Chinatown Cultural Plaza on the legendary Moongate Stage in Downtown Honolulu. I also performed my staple routine of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson that combines beatboxing, the dance, side glide, and moonwalk or backslide on the Moongate Stage.

Performing police siren sounds and my original "Boots and Cats" beatbox routine.

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Patriot Day

September 11, 2017 at 04:29AM

Patriot Day proclaimed by George W. Bush is the National Day of Prayer and Rememberance of the Victims of Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.

I remember September 11th, 2001 as clear as though it happened yesterday. It was my first year in community college.. when the terrorist attacks happened, I became depressed and I was unable to focus in my studies. My heart saddened. I voted for President George W. Bush, because he was the President to keep our country safe. I am grateful to God for His hand of protection over our great nation. I continue to lift our President Donald J. Trump, senate, congress, governors, majors and all those in authority in my intercessory prayers that God continues to give them wisdom, guidance, counsel, insight, might, understand…

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Happy Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2017 at 08:15AM

Happy Labor Day Weekend to you Jason Tom blog reader! Yes you! I commend each of you that has found your labor of love so that you can purpose each day that is directed toward your endeavor and goal in life. Maybe, you are discovering what your labor of love is today and right at this moment. What is my labor of love you ask? Most definitely, my labor of love is my faith in God, beatboxing, and mathematics, without a shadow of a doubt, it is my biggest passion and deeper is the purpose that propels me to serve others. Beneath it all, it's family, ʻohana, my Word of Life family, the body of Christ brothers and sisters, aloha, compassion, empathy, understanding, and a sense of community. Also being an uncle to my niece.

Speaking of Labor of love, I want to thank Ar…

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Her Math Tutor Can Dance

August 26, 2017 at 04:03AM

I want to thank those of you (and you know who you are) that made it to my Uplift opening showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage that also featured one of the new students of the Human Beatbox Academy and dancers of reLITE, Prisma Dance, Playground Dance Studio, and the Kazu Clan. You know I am a child of the 1980's, because I beatbox and moonwalk as though the 1980's were yesterday. My math tutee has a sense of humor in how she shared my video of my Uplift opener at Ala Moana Centerstage and her hashtag read, "my math tutor can dance." What? A mathematician who can beatbox and moonwalk and dance? Get out! That is unheard of, how is that logical? Yes, it is possible.

 

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Human Beatbox Academy at Taste of Chinatown Honolulu

August 26, 2017 at 02:48AM

Catch Jason Tom and the Human Beatbox Academy today, Saturday, August 26th, 2:30pm for the 2nd Annual Taste of Chinatown Honolulu at the Smith Beretania Park.

​And also those of you in attendance today could win tickets for today's and tomorrow's G12 Hawaii Conference: We Are the Light at the Neal Blaisdell Arena featuring conference speakers Pastor Art and Kuna Sepulveda, Pastor Cesar and Claudia Castellanos, Bishop Oriel Ballano, Pastor Bert Pretorius, Pastor Sara Castellanos, Soulfire Revolution Worship, and we don't want to miss this.... 

Saturday, August 26th
9am to 3pm (morning to afternoon session)
6pm to 9pm (evening session)

Sunday, August 27th
10am to 1pm (morning to afternoon session)
both dates at Neal Blaisdell Arena


Then th…

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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.

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…

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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…

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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 …

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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 vide…

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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 a…

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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 mai…

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Thank You Lord

April 10, 2017 at 09:53AM

Lord, I come boldly and humbly before your throne room of grace and mercy that endures forever in great Thanksgiving and with my whole heart fully surrendered to you. I praise you Lord, and I dedicate my life and career to you as a living testimony. I am forever grateful for your forgiveness, mercy, grace, patience, understanding, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, joy, love, provision, long-suffering, and your Mighty Hand of protection over my life and the lives of others and so many around the world. I also thank you for your deliverance, wisdom and guidance. I am grateful of having your watch over my life, because I nearly died from incoming traffic last year. You resurrected my Spirit Man in time of tremendous despair and now you're taking me into a season of …

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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is an American professional beatboxer who is today reaching 2.1 million unique individuals and households throughout our world. He is seen and heard on TEDx TalksHi Session Musicians, Millennial Magazine, Beatbox Battle TelevisionKapiʻo News, Fame Magazine, Honolulu Star Advertiser, KFVE, OC16, Olelo, National Public Radio, 93.9 The Beat, Hawaii News Now.

He is also a three-time HawaiiSlam First Thursdays top 12 performance poet, Best Solo Performer Hawaii Scene Choice Award recipient, inspirational speaker, voice actor, host,  mathematician, moonwalker, Word of Life men's life group leader, church volunteer, Chinese and Phi Theta Kappa scholar, former soccer and judo athlete, author and publisher for the Jason Tom Music, Hip Hop And Faith Life Blog, and is featured on the Na Hoku Hanohano Award/Hawaii Grammy Award RnB/Hip-Hop nominated album "Nobody Owns Me."

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Good job in leading the men at your life group. What an awesome time of fellowship and getting into the word.
I liked the video of you at the radio station. Looks like you had a great time there.

Thank you for sharing and happy 10 year anniversary on Jason.com.

Jason Tom You are amazing. I listened all your interview. You were right in everything you said. "the more we age the more we learn..." "because if we stop learning we stop growing" This part I loved the most, but also I loved the way you talked. Man, you know how to talk ! Your talk seemed very relaxed, and friendly, and I loved listening your voice until the end. I am really proud of you. ♥️ Has been an honor to listen you during almost one hour, and at the end I really was surprised that you mentioned my name first. I am so happy for that ♥️ Keep doing same good work with your beatbox, keep growing. I'm sending you all my LOVE , and thanks a lot for thinking of me during your interview. I really appreciate. ♥️♥️♥️

You are amazing. I loveeee

Congratulations on your 10th year anniversary of your amazing website! The Lord has blessed you abundantly. He has found favor in you! Continue to reach out to the millions of people who read your blog and continue to be the light for Him. I’m excited to see what God will put on your heart in your next blog post. Keep it coming!

Aloha Jason, congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! May God continue to bless you always!! You are an extraordinary soul and have worked hard to achieve great success. I have no doubt that you will have more blessings to come and that your greatest days are ahead of you.

Happy 10th Anniversary Jason!! You young man are such an uplifting human being. God has bless us all with you.

God bless you☝

I first saw Jason Tom perform at a Cultural night event several years ago, at the back-then renowned club "Oceans 808" and was very impressed with his beatboxing skills - with nothing but his own mouth! - and the cool Michael-Jackson-Style dancing he used along with them. Then I met him officially at the Word Of Life Church Honolulu years later, and we've known each other since. Very sweet and professional guy, always with a friendly and positive vibe. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, Jason! Thank you for using and dedicating your craft to the glory of God and the salvation of His people. Here's to another even more prosperous 10 years! Blessings.

I love 10-year anniversaries! Keep hustling!

Congrats on the 10th anniversary

Mr.Tom Matthew 6:33

Congratulations Jason on your 10th year celebration of your website JasonTom.com. I can say without a doubt that I know God's best is yet to come for you because you're a MIGHTY MAN OF GOD. Auuuuright!

LOVED your testimony, Jason!!! WOW
GOD CONTINUE HIS BLESSINGS ON YOUR LIFE, BROTHER!!!+

! I am very tech challenged. I didn't know what to clic...clicked reddit cause I read it! :/ I am learning!

But I am excited for your drive for excellence for the Lord! Will tell my grand daughter and niece about you as they both Love drawing cartoons! Niece graduated in art with that focus!
My grand daughter draws everyday and.sells on eBay...and does some contracts for a few dollars..she is 13.

I know GOD HAS founded you in His WORD @ WOL! You have ALL GUNS FIRING for Jesus!+ HALLELUJAH!*

I'm so thrilled at your Span of Influence and am so thankful to God for you ART HEART!

GO JASON, GO!!!*+

Much Love and Appreciation*,
Colleen

Your story is amazing Jason! It speaks life, it encourages and it gives people hope. Your blog reaches millions of people throughout the world and as you continue to share your peaks and valleys with your readers, so many lives will be touched. You are making a difference in people’s lives and it challenges us to want to be better people. You have overcome your struggles because you never gave up. That’s so inspiring!

“Real love is self-sacrificing, unconditional, eternal, and intentional” I love da phrases! Hope you find your valentine already Jason:-) Happy valentines!!

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We are Fantastic Four and yes, Flash made it, on this Day the Lord has made for our Men's Life Group. I had a great time in facilitating and leading our @WordofLifeHi Men's #LifeGroup with these Mighty Men of God, valor, honor, and strength. Thank you Grant, Tony and Nate!
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The Team Lally Real Estate Radio Show strives to keep you up to date on one of the nation's most competitive real estate markets, controversial topics, and advice that can affect the sale or purchase of your home. This isn't your typical radio show, we make real estate fun!
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Congratulations to Maryknoll starting point guard Rhianne Omori! Incredible. I am grateful I caught your game at the Girls Varsity Basketball Division 1 State Championship between Maryknoll Spartans and Konowaena Wildcats. Keep your head up high. This will take you further and make you stronger in life. You are already a strong person. Never give up. Your future is bright.
We do life together at our @WordofLifeHi Men's Life Group and Jesus said, ​\
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