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I shall post something else soon… A couple of exciting things!!!
I’m so thankful for the Jam for Hungry Minds 2012 event because I found new friends, strengthened old ones, and found a better appreciation of music and life. I went berzerk a couple of times, but I cannot deny how great of an experience this was. I got to perform several times with four of my best friends Mond Merle, Nico Africa, Raizza Videña and Nico Valle, and was supported 1001% by our manager-slash-mama Arla Pascual.
I found friends in the other bands – Forever Wassaque, The Res Band, JNG Project and The Remedy. I found friends in the committee/band managers. I found friends in those who supported us and the cause – people I’ve never even met before voted for us, posted pictures of us in social media, and greeted me whenever they see me in the office. It’s such a nice and heartwarming feeling to have our band’s efforts recognized, not just by people at the office but also by their friends and family, and even by a few local rockstars.
Best of all, I was able to give back – to contribute to a cause and really feel like I did something. In previous years, I would contribute to the cause and perform a tiny role in a big group, then convince my family to contribute too via the external raffle. But this year was different – it was closer to my heart now more than ever.
I would just like to thank this opportunity to thank everyone. Your efforts and support did not go unnoticed. Believe me when I say, I love you.
So I have been quite busy lately (can’t you tell from the multitude of posts I have created? Harhar)…
First off, the site has been updated (yay, me!) with a new layout. I just customized it a bit haha.
Okay, onto business. For the past few months I have been writing some music and lyrics, and have managed to create a few cool songs. There’s one I co-wrote with two of my bandmates Alan and Mond… I have a rough demo lying around and we might enter the studio sometime this month with our other bandmates Raizza and Nico teeheeheehee. That song in particular is actually for something I’m rather excited about, but can’t say yet. Stay tuned.
Lastly, I have had a photoshoot last month, and I’m planning on a couple more. Modelling, perhaps? Nah. I just plan on using the photos for some music-related stuff.
And ohhh I bought a new guitar. It’s such a beaut… red and all that. <3 I have rekindled my relationship with making music and I just LOVE it.
So as some of you may know, I have a band with my coworkers called The Saboteurs. We performed an unplugged set about a month ago for our office’s post-Valentine’s event (see previous post)… I’m really proud of our performance back then, that I decided to compile the audio from that particular set and turn it into an EP. Why “Invitation Only” for the title? First, it’s a line from Stolen, our last song in the set. Second, it was an office-only event. So there.
I was intending on creating a digital booklet but I got lazy. So take what you can get. Hehe
I need clarity. I’ve been so out of it lately that I sometimes I pretty much feel like I’m floating… an out of body experience, for lack of a better term. It’s like I see myself as things are happening, but I don’t. It’s contradiction in all sense of the word.
Anyway, I’ve been pretty busy lately. Lots of crazy stuff happening. I’m here at work on my lunch break taking advantage of the 1.5-hour window we can surf the web without any filters and what not.
So… music-wise, I’ve been hanging out with my bandmates The Saboteurs a lot last month – we played a post-Valentine’s day event at the office. It was an unplugged/acoustic set, and we performed Yellow (Coldplay), My Hero (Foo Fighters), and Stolen (Dashboard Confessional). All in all it was a cool experience. I loved doing that set – the songs were great, the arrangement was pretty casual and relaxed, and I guess the only complaint I have is a lot of the crowd were too busy minding the food instead of the entertainment. It’s not just our band they treated that way, so… Hahaha!
HD footage at my youtube:
Hopefully in the company’s summer outing we get to play again. We’re thinking of going electro
…or maybe not. Depends. Haha!
PS: Forgive me for acting like a teenage fangirl, but OMG Colton Dixon and Reed Grimm noticed me on Twitter the other day!
That is all.
Hello! As I write to you now I am hunched over my laptop in my living room trying to figure out certain things in my life. A few weeks ago I turned 25. Ohoho. That went well – I had a toothache so I’ll let you figure out the rest.
Over the past 2 months I was having the time of my life. Me and a bunch of friends from work formed a band, now called the Saboteurs, and played 4 songs during our company’s year-ender shindig. ’twas fun! We performed Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz), Hallelujah (Bamboo), Crushcrushcrush (Paramore) and Antukin (Rico Blanco). Sadly, only the first 2 songs got recorded, so… just look for them in Youtube, yeah? :p
Left to right: Raizza Videna (rhythm guitar/backup vocals), Nico Africa (lead guitar), Alan Chiu (lead guitar), me (vocals), Abes Abenoja (drums), Mond Merle (bass/backup vocals).
We played at the Makati Shangri-La’s Rizal Ballroom. Whut! Two of my bandmates even met Apl.de.ap from the Black Eyed Peas…that was wicked. I’m jealous.
We’re planning on joining our company-wide battle of the bands. Mind you, we have about 10 offices throughout the country. This is gonna be interesting. There might also be a kind of Valentine-ish acoustic night, I’m sorta interested, but we’ll see.
I’m going to the Evanescence concert next month! They have Bush with them, so that’s gonna be amazing. I might go alone, haha. That’s ’cause everyone’s pretty much focused on the Singapore concert of the Foo Fighters – which I might go to as well. I just need to get my passport sorted, then off I go! I’m mega excited as that will be my first time out of the country. Hopefully it’ll kickstart my year of going abroad! I plan on taking over England ya know.
As far as new songs and covers go, I haven’t gotten any for you just yet. But wait. I’ve pulled crazier tricks out of the hat before.
Peace, love, rock & roll…
Whaddup yo yo yo.
So I’m writing in from a brand new iPad 2 which I won about a week ago or two. Yes, I won it! Ain’t that grand?
For the past few days I have been using it as:
I have yet to use it as a recording studio. My coworker beat me to it – he bought Garage Band already! But no matter, I have that app on my MacBook anyway so…
So… The seasons are slowly arriving. In the words of Charlie Simpson, “cannot believe a whole year has gone…” This year has been great (mostly). I’m pretty bummed about a few things (Brigade being semi-retired, Westlife are breaking up, John Mayer is sick, I’ve nobody to go with to Jason Mraz’s concert…) but let’s not focus on that.
Enough about me, how are youuu?
A man who is already missed. A true innovator. Accomplishing the things you have, with the battle you fought, in just 56 short years? You just gave me a whole new perspective. Thank you.
May you rest in peace.
That is all.
Writing in from my new old iPod Touch. Ha! It’s almost 7am, I’m bored, and kind of sleepy. Devastated my MacBook does not have proper wifi here in the room I’ve currently made residence in. A wee bit hungry. Oh, and I need a muse. Hit me with a tweet on how and why you should inspire me and my music. K. Outta here.
What’s crackin’ what’s shakin’ what’s a-percolatin’ y’all?
…and the winner for most cliches in an opening sentence is… ME.
So heyy. I’m back, sort of. I’m still in some crazy type of slump, however. I have not written anything on here in a while and I do apologise. Basically, I’ve been at my current corporate job for a year now. To the day. Yes, my friends… I lasted 1 year at the same job! Congratulate me. Please. I need it more than you may ever realise.
ANYWAY. I have redesigned the website, using one of them free WordPress templates, but still customised it to my own liking. I’m quite the nitpicker-slash-perfectionist when it comes to webby thingies. So the cityscape background shall be replaced next time, by I have no idea what, but I’m sure it will represent something about me. Butterflies, perhaps? No, that’s Paramore (although I do have a fascination with butterflies way before BNE). Moths, then. No, that’s Evanescence. Fireflies!!! Yes. Fireflies. No… I was thinking of dragonflies but ended up typing fireflies. I’m so absentminded. Whoo.
In other news, my school UST is in the Final 4 of the UAAP. So whazzaaaaap. I can’t watch on Thursday though, so I’m just crossing my fingers, hoping they’ll win. Basketball used to be at the top of my priorities, but heh. Just wishing them all the best of luck now, and I hope they support me as much as I supported them for the past (counts…) 8 years. Wait… EIGHT?! Mothereffing freak that’s a long time.
Anyway, I’m babbling by myself and I’m 95% sure nobody really cares. Sorry ’bout that. I’m in a quarter-life crisis so let me be. Yes, that partially came from a song. Speaking of which, I have written something I think is real cool… I wrote a song called “Broken Bride” today (I mean yesterday)…well okay I have written only the chorus, but it’s dark yet catchy. How that came to be, well… I just think this will turn out really cool and potentially amazing.
So it’s nearly 2am now and I’ve to wake up in like 3.5 hours… Why the hell am I still even up?! Lord help me, I need therapy.
I’m out. Live a little, love a little. Peace!