After the TV Guesting at NET25, Antonette and I headed to headed to Ortigas for a radio guesting on Jam 88.3 for their Fresh Filter segment. Glad I made it to one of Ross’ show before he bids farewell to the Jam family!

We had a lovely exchange of conversation. We talked about musical influences, my humble beginnings, and I performed a few songs for everybody including my debut single Haven.

Here’s a photo of me and Russ Davis after the segment!

Jam 88.3 - w Russ Davis

March was the highlight of my year or maybe it’s yet the highlight. I was blessed with so many activities, but most importantly, I met beautiful souls that made the experience more colorful than it already is. Dear reader, trust the timing of your life, whatever situation you are in right now, always be braver, and enjoy it while it lasts. Your dreams are waiting for you, please take the time to water yourself.

March 13, I had the privilege to do a live TV guesting at Net 25 for their noon time show Music & Letters. I played my own version of Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and I played my debut single Haven. I talked a little about my music and myself, and answered to fan mails – very new for me but exciting, a little intimidating at first but warms you up easily. After the show, I did a quick guesting on their radio program with VJ Chad, this bubbly lady whom I enjoyed speaking Cebuano with! I played my favorite The Beatles song “Across The Universe” and of course, I sang Haven.

If you want to watch my awkward self, here’s the full video of my interview!

 

I also performed my debut single Haven on air!

 

And i sang my version of Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars!

 

Photos by Antonette Maniquis

I spent the first week of my last 2016 Christmas in Manila. The smog welcomed me first, then the traffic. I liked it, too much of small-town-island-vibes I took for granted, I needed a pinch of chaos to remind me of what I was missing back home. And so I went on a journey to record my first single.

I recorded in Sonic State Audio Studio a day after I arrived. My label manager introduced me to the producer and the sound engineers, Sir Jon, Not and Brian. I enjoyed my time at the studio, although it took me the longest time to finish because I was very nervous and anxious when I shouldn’t be. They all made me feel welcomed and the place was relaxing enough, but I guess I was also excited at the same time.

Witnessing how everything works for the first time was an eye opener. I learned a lot, especially from my own mistakes. I learned to value time, importance of rehearsals, and how important it is to stay calm and just enjoy what you’re doing!

Here are some sneak peaks while recording Haven!

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