Friday, November 20, 2015

And Tomorrow is a New Day

Today was my last day at the office.

Tomorrow will be my first day of unemployment.

This is yet another chance for me to steer my life in a different direction.

It's going to be one hell of a ride.

Stay positive. Work hard. Above all, love what you do, and be true to yourself.

Let's go!

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Pic A Day VIII

I can't remember what i was thinking about at the time

but it seems to describe my present circumstances

i reached a crossroads

and i made a decision

and i have no clue where the road will take me

yet i smile

i forgot about my friends

reminding me that i don't have to be so alone

and that the future is how i choose to make it

strangely, i feel relieved.

it's going to be alright, jay.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Road trip to Tabaco City, Albay

I found myself in the rear with all the gear.
It wasn't comfy, and it was really hard to fall asleep
with the winding, bumpy roads and cramped space.
Our band BARABBAS was invited to perform at a club house in Tabaco City, Albay province last October 31st.

I really looked forward to this gig since I was longing to go out of town.

I filed for an early leave from work on Friday so I have lots of time to prepare for the road trip.

By Friday evening, we had packed all our gear inside a van we rented, and we went on our way on a 12-hour ride down south!

Ben's house at the back, and their eatery
at the front.
Entrance to Ishiaya Japanese Restaurant.

We arrived at our bandmate's house in Albay at around 10 am, and we had a delicious late breakfast before we were escorted by our hosts to a resort nearby where we can relax for a bit before hitting the stage later that evening.

At noon, we were treated to an awesome lunch at a Japanese restaurant!

Well rested and stomachs full, we were ready to make some noise that evening.

The stage at Jamaica Mansions Club House
The evening's entertainment


And this is us performing!

I think it was already past 3 am when it all ended, and we were all exhausted! We went back to the resort and hit the sack.

Later that morning, we took a dip in the pool and just chilled. Since we all had work the following day, we had to pack up our gear again for the journey back to Manila.

We had a pit stop at a local market to buy some snacks. We also went to a cemetery a short while after to visit our bandmate's mom's grave to lay some flowers. 

Jon, our vox, visits his mom...
The ride back was just as exhausting. I arrived back home so late and with a splitting headache, that I didn't have the energy to go to work.

Check out my photos here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Barabbas gig videos from last weekend

Here are some videos of our BARABBAS gig in Tabaco City, Albay last 31 Oct-01 November.

So, what we did was hand over the camera to the audience to do whatever, and we were surprised with the results.

Audio isn't stellar but I liked the raw, in-your-face videos taken.

Check em out below.

Will post blog update of our road trip soon!

"Pataasan ng Ihi"

"Neural Bend of the Thinking Man"


"Mindplight of the Catalyst"