“…A great gift has been made to each and every one of us – the privilege of living in the world for a short span of years and the opportunity of doing our part to help the less fortunate; to improve civilization; to advance knowledge, both the scientific knowledge of men and the wisdom which is from above. The gift of human life and the opportunity which is ours to serve others… should be regarded as a sacred trust.”  — George Pepperdine

The main purpose for my trip to Jakarta was to perform and participate in the Gala Latina Blanca 2012 Charity Event organized by President of the Ibero-American Association, Alma Schnell.

Posing with Alma Schnell and Chris Burton Jácome

The event was a major success and I’m so proud to have been included in such an inspiring event. Also performing in the event were the children of Pondok Taruna, a local orphanage.

Alma rehearsing with the kids during tech.

Alma Schnell had volunteered her time with these kids over the past year.

Backstage before the performance.

Posing with all the performers that evening.

Throughout this entire trip, the most profound experience for me was my time with these beautiful kids. I’m forever changed and incredibly grateful for the experience.


Lena Jácome

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I just returned home from what I can only describe an INCREDIBLE trip to Jakarta. I had many wonderful experiences there that I truly am grateful for. One event that was truly memorable was my time at Tapas Movida. I crossed paths with a very talented photographer/videographer that kindly sent me these images from the performance that night. Thank you so much Tim Ryan! Thank you to Alma Schnell for contacting Tapas Movida and coordinating the event. Until next time!

With Chris Burton Jácome

Thank you once again to Tim Ryan for the images and Alma Schnell for making the trip to Indonesia a reality.


Lena Jácome

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Here are a few pics from Alma Performing Arts Concert held on Sunday, June 27th.  All images are courtesy of Alma Performing Arts.

With Martin.

With Olivia Rojas, Chris Jacome, Martin Gaxiola and Emerson Laffey.

Thank you to Alma Performing Arts for the images.  Her classes will resume in August.  Make sure to visit her website:

Alma Performing Arts

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