1. Made of Stars, Low Leaf. Malasimbo 2014.

     
     
  2. THE DIEGOS

    Tektonik at Black Market, February 2014. 

     
  3. Electric Runway, 71 Gramercy.

    19 March 2014.

     
  4. TOKiMONSTA at Black Market MNL, 25 March 2014.

     
  5. Robert Glasper Experiment, Malasimbo 2014.

     
  6. June Marieezy, Malasimbo 2014.

     
  7. Low Leaf, Malasimbo 2014.

     
  8. HEY! I’m in this video!

    Black Market MNL x BuwanBuwan Collective

     
     
  9. Happy Birthday, Maggie Wilson!

     
  10. 8bit drawing I created for the band I am currently managing—WILDERNESS (Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram)

     
  11. KATE TORRALBAND

    Kate Torralba (Lead Vocals + Keys) Mikey Amistoso (Backup Vocals) Buddy Zabala (Bass) Sach Castillo (Guitar) Raimund Marasigan (Drums)

    VIDEO Inez Moro AUDIO Luigi Alcantara

     
     

  12. 7107

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    How appropriate is it that a music festival falls right after my birthday? The party never stops!

    Now, I’ve heard so many negative things about this festival— from artist abuse, to the entire thing coming from dirty money— I’ve heard it all! It was a little overpriced too considering you had to not only pay for the ticket, but for transportation and accommodations as well.

    Luckily, my friends from the band Wilderness graciously invited me to come along with them— to take photos and act as manager. It was so much fun!

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    We got to Clark at around 11 in the morning for sound check. 

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    I ran into Candy, who was practically wearing the same outfit as me— cellphone case included.

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    After soundcheck, we pretty much killed time at the villa we were staying at. (Thanks, Anna Fontana, for housing all of us!)

    We did a lot of power napping (some of us had zero hours of sleep) and swimming, since we had this entire pool all to ourselves.

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    We also did some t-shirt shredding— which is evident in the photo below.

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    And oh yeah, we’re back in the festival! It’s officially time to party.

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    Wilderness did amazing! Well, duh. Of course they did. They’re one of the best bands in The Philippines, if I do say so myself.

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    Having artist passes in festivals means you are VIP all the way— which meant comfortable couches, a lot of free space, a douchebag jacuzzi, an airconditioned room with buffet and a small FIFA tournament going on.

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    Oh, and most importantly, unlimited drinks. Yup, you heard it right. UNLIMITED DRINKS.

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    I also got to meet this band called THE NATIVES, but honestly had no idea who they were. They seemed like pretty cool guys though!

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    The next morning, everybody woke up surprisingly early, and this is why—

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    1) We had a very healthy breakfast prepared Grai and Luigi.

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    2) We needed more downtime in our private pool. 

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    and lastly; 3) we had a bottle of Tequila we had to finish before heading back to the festival grounds

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    We made it back just in time for Abra and Radioactive Sago Project. Amazing performances, they totally killed it.

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    Motherbass was sick too! So proud to be friends with such talented people.

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    Once all these performances were done, it was pretty much back to the VIP lounge for us. Back to our haven of unlimited mojitos and rum coke.

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    I had an excellent time at the 7107 festival. Definitely one for the books. Kendrick Lamar and Red Hot Chili Peppers were incredible, but that wasn’t a surprise at all.

    I look forward to the next festival. I had the time of my life. Thank you, Wilderness. Thank you, Anna Fontana. Thank you, #WeAre7107.

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    I HAD A BLAST!

     

  13. Goodbye 25, Hello 26!

    Birthdays are a big deal to me, but I never like spending them on my own. Joint parties are totally my jam, if you know what I mean.

    I turned 26 this year. This is what went down.

    I spent the eve of my birthday with the beautiful, Valerie Tilos, at the club I work at— BLACK MARKET, which pretty much meant free drinks all around to the lucky few that decided to pop up on a wednesday night.

    I had an incredible amount of tequila, jack, champagne and beer that night, and the combination of all those wonderful things made me completely forget to countdown to my own birthday. Someone ended up wishing me a happy birthday and at the same time telling me it was nearly 1 in the morning already. My bad.

    The next day, I spent my hungover ass with Allan having a bomb lunch at Old Swiss Inn. Steak fondue and mango shakes all the way baby.

    After which, I had to prepare for the second part of my birthday shindig— a joint party with the awesome Pat Sarabia.

    If there’s anything I love, it’s live music. Today x Future was the perfect place to celebrate— it feels just like home and the liquor isn’t too badly priced either! So you can only imagine all the bottles of tequila going around.

    Oh and thank you, Enzo Santos, for this wonderful batch of brownies. It was better than any sort of birthday cake!

    Jorge aka SimilarObjects created the perfect 90’s/girly/feel good playlist for me. I love you forever, Jorge!

    Thanks to everyone that came! As usual, my birthday became a total blurday, so I can’t write much about it. I’m just going to let the photos do all the talking.

    Many, many thanks to everyone that partied with me, including all the artists that played that night— Jorge, Nick, Gabbie, Diego, Jay, Samantha. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 26 is such an ugly number, but you all made things a whole lot better. Love you all!

    And thank you, James Grr, for these black and white photos—

    Until next year!

     

  14. "February, pick up your pen and weep, write poems about february in sobs and ink, while thunder booming in the background is burning in the black of spring."
    — Boris Pasternak

    (Source: misswallflower)

     
  15. PROM VIBES at 71 Gramercy