January 19, 2018

From the Holidays to a Happier New Year

It’s already half past January, but I’ve been having a bad case of holiday hangover. Right before Christmas, I took off from work and filled my calendar with weddings, reunions, and family. I became busy with slowing things down, paradoxical as that may sound. Despite scuttling from one gathering to another (in Metro Manila traffic, I might add), my tank was full from being with loved ones on an almost daily basis. So, it’s true when they say you don’t tire from doing things you love! At the cusp of December and January, my friends and I sang and attended […]
October 6, 2015

Reading/Drawing/Styling

If there’s anything that can be done one day at a time, it’s learning. I advocate the thinking that anything can be learned, even skills that people insist are dependent on talent, like singing, dancing, and writing. Sure, talent makes it so that there is a predisposition to a skill, but with enough attention to the right procedure and plenty of practice, I think every skill can be developed.  I’ve always envied visual artists, those that can replicate the world around us, and especially those that can transfer their own imaginings onto canvas. I’ve often wondered how it would be like if […]
September 8, 2015

#BilangPilipino

We can still keep hoping, and working together, for a better Philippines. Praying for a wiser electorate this 2016, and a leader who will have the country’s best interests as his/her top priority, and not selfish ambitions. United for the flag Beautiful capture by @BilangPilipino on TwitterPosted by The Ryan Cayabyab Singers on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 I felt privileged to have been part of the launch of #BilangPilipino this morning, TV5’s media campaign that encourages awareness through high-tech and accurate coverage for better discernment. It’s been a while, but I got choked up singing our arrangement of Bayan Ko and […]
September 6, 2015

We Live Life By Days

I’ve put off doing so many things for “someday,” because “someday” was always so safely vague and faraway. I set some dreams aside in this giant box of “someday,” collecting them like precious artefacts, taking them out for a dusting once in a while, but mostly keeping them tucked away. I imagined, and maybe half-expected, that those dreams would naturally and eventually be fulfilled; that I would see them realized given enough time. When I got older. After I graduated from high school… no, college. When I started earning my own money, or maybe when I had my first million. […]