To realize that life in general is a risk and that shit happens in every possible way. Be reminded that there are people who would try their best to make you feel bad and in contrast, all you have to do is let go.
Enjoy the coming weekend! Be brave if you have to, stand-up if you should. This is not a note just for myself but for everyone else. Cheers!
It’s amazing to know that the band who I have been following for 7 years turns 8 today. And it’s not all about being a fan since it’s also about friendship, taste, and trust.
I’ve met some of my best friends through this band. I have found and lost love through them, too. It’s just a wonderful feeling to know these people for so long and I definitely have no regrets in terms of anything.
The teenage takas-to-gigs, the sermons I got from my Mom for staying out late, all the money I’ve spent for gig entrances - they’re actually nothing compared to what I’ve earned which are good music, friendship, and happiness!
Two more years to a decade! Thank you and I love you, UDD!
Thank you to everyone for coming to last night’s “A Week in Metro Manila: Up Dharma Down” Manila screening! We didn’t expect Capone’s to be that packed as early as 10pm! I would also like to apologize for the sound difficulties. As it turned out, Capone’s sound system was slowly failing. But again and again, THANK YOU for the support!
Thank you to The Charmes, Up Dharma Down, and the events staff, of course! Last night would not have been possible without you guys!
On a personal note, thank you too for being patient with my newbie hosting skills (har har) and for that epic birthday salubong! To everyone who sang in chorus while Armi and I were onstage (plus those hugs!!!), thank you! And to both bands, The Charmes and Up Dharma Down, thank you for the in between sets greeting! *kilig*
There are just too many things to be grateful about and this post just can’t make most of its justice. But I know that we ALL had fun last night so yeah, let’s take it by experience and memory!
And you know what, Terno will always be home. :)
Taking advantage of being this page’s administrator,
Since my Dad passed away three years ago, he has never failed to visit me in my sleep days before his birthday. Those dreams I had with him were elusive, as if it was all a blur, like losing my 20/20 vision once again. But upon waking up from that certain slumber, I just knew he was there – right smack in my memory, telling me he’s just around the corner.
But this year there was no visit. No dreams, no random memories, no symbols or objects clearly reminding me of the man who once walked the earth.
And I guess I took that for granted. I guess I was so used to having him as a yearly reminder of his special day that it almost slipped off my mind.
I’m sorry Pops. I’m sorry for almost missing your birthday. How stupid of me to remember it an hour before it ends? I wasn’t even able to celebrate in my own little way. I was too caught up with work and all the stress I dwell myself into. But honestly, if I remembered the first minute your day arrived, all would have been a feast.
I guess I should stop expecting Dad in my dreams. I know I should have let him go months or even years ago… But I didn’t, I was vulnerable and weak. Thankfully, Dad was strong, he still is actually. And I thank him for being that character and for helping me forget the emptiness I’ve felt.
It’s still the 11th in America, Pops. Happy happy birthday! I miss you more than you know.
A few weeks ago, I thought of separating two of my passion in the world of Arts in the name of the internets; writing & photography.
As you see, this Tumblr account serves as a blog & at the same time, a portfolio for me. Knowing that this account may not serve my photography duties all at once, I’ve made accounts in other art-based domains, too.
As for writing, I thought my Multiply account could save that. But unfortunately, it didn’t. Multiply has been so crowded right now that I’m not able to blog there already. In addition, none of my friends are still there, too.
So I decided to create a Wordpress account, an account which will serve as my permanent blog domain.
Tumblr for photos, & Wordpress for texts.
Hope you drop by! & add me if you’ve got Wordpress, too! Arigato! :)