Monday, May 13, 2013

SUBWAY: Unplugged!

Time: 9:11PM
Date: May 13, 2013
Location: Timog Park, Angeles City Pampanga

Good evening! How are you doing? Its election day today! Did you vote already? I did not. I wasn't able to register but its okay, I promise, next election I will vote na. I also want to experience how is it like to vote and have that indelible ink on my nail, siyempre, pipicture din ako ng kuko ko noh! HAHA! No, but kidding aside, I just hope whoever wins after this election, on whatever posts they are running for, I just hope that they would really do what they were tasked to do, which is what? TO HELP PEOPLE. Not just that but also to contribute something for the development of whatever place they belong or better yet for the development of the whole country nalang para masaya.

Its really nice to be back. Sobrang namiss ko ang pagsusulat.. Although, alam ko na wala naman nakakabasa nito, but the fact that you were able to do what you wanted to do, masaya yun. One of which is of course, writing or sa mas sikat na tawag ngayon, blogging (WOW! Haha!). Another thing na sobrang nakakapagpasaya sa akin ngayon is SINGING! I really love to sing. Though sobrang mahiyain ako, pero sobrang dream ko talaga maging professional singer/performer/songwriter haha. Ang dami. College palang ako, sumali na ako sa Chorale sa College namin. Though mahirap ang course na nursing kasi it requires a lot of time when it comes to studying, yung mga ganun, still I was able to personally made time for it kasi sobrang enjoy talaga siyang gawin. It was like my stress reliever nung College days and the people that I am working with, my dedicated choir mates, I considered them as my second family dati and until now. Though we don't get to see each other that much na.

Sobrang blessing din na I belong to a family of musicians, I mean, not professionally, but I grew up with a family na mahal na mahal ang music. Kaya naman, my cousin and I, we decided to put up an acoustic band which we named SUBWAY. (There is no reason behind the name, cool lang siyang pakinggan for us.) I just added the word UNPLUGGED on the name so that on the name itself palang, people would have an idea na of what kind of music we were trying to project, which is acoustic.

This is our band logo.
SUBWAY UNPLUGGED is an acoustic band/acoustic trio from Angeles City Pampanga. We are composed of three members, namely; Jhonvie 'Jambo' Anacleto (Jambo is my band name. HAHA.), I am the lead vocalist of the band and also the percussionist. Richard 'Chat' Anacleto, he is my cousin that I was talking about a while ago, he is our beatboxer/Cajonista and also the vocalist. Leo Tanguin, he is the rhythm guitarist of our band and also the vocalist. As you have noticed, kumakanta kami lahat. That's one thing na mapagmamalaki or should I say our edge from all other bands here in Pampanga, kumakanta kami lahat so iba ibang genre din yung pwede naming i-touch.

From left to right, Jambo, Chat and Leo.

The idea of creating a band came around December of 2012 pa, but we had our first gig as a band last February 2013 na. Getting a gig was not easy. Andyan yung, nahihiya ka pa na magtanong sa mga bars/grills/restaurants if they are looking for bands to perform sa kanila kasi nakakahiya naman talaga. HAHA. No, kasi nga siguro bago pa kami. We didn't have any choice, kung mahihiya kami, walang mangyayari sa amin. Luckily, nakuha kami to perform sa isang restaurant here in Pampanga. I will talk more about our first gig sa next blogpost ko. hehe.

Good thing about having a band? hmm. Not just about this whole band thing, but generally, having the chance to do what you really want to do is such a blessing. Though we are not expecting to be a big time band as early as now, surely marami pa kaming kakaining bigas, sobrang dami pa. Right now, we are just enjoying the time that we have together as a band. Ang gusto lang namin gawin ay kumanta, mag perform, i-share yung talents na binigay sa amin ni Lord. Kaya naman kay Lord, sobrang thank you sa mga talents na binigay mo sa amin. Some people around us would say, 'Wala namang mararating dyan sa pag babanda eh..'. We don't care about the money that we could have out of this. Ang gusto lang namin i-share ang talents na meron kami, i-share ang music namin, even if its free, gagawin at gagawin parin namin to. 

Thank you for reading! Have a good night!

Sunday, May 12, 2013


What's New?

Time: 11:54 PM
Date: May 12, 2013
Location: Timog Park, Angeles City Pampanga

WHAT IS NEW? Good evening everyone! Thank you for dropping by and for reading my blog posts! Its been a while since I last posted here. I think its been like 6 months or so, I am not sure. There were no specific reason as to why that happened. I just got lazy, that's all.

WHAT IS NEW? Well, I am back! Not just in terms of blogging but I am back in my home country as well. As you all know, I was not supposed to be back this early. I was supposed to stay in Dubai and work there for like until 2014. But things happened, I was not happy with what I was doing there that time, so I decided to go back. It was not an easy decision for me. When I came back, I felt like the world was against me. But lucky ME! I have a family that is very very supportive and very loving as well. They accepted me even if I just wasted their money for my trip to Dubai. Now, I am currently searching for my new career here in the Philippines. I am not really sure kung anong field ang gusto ko. Because honestly, because of what I experienced sa Dubai, I got scared na to enter something I know I wouldn't enjoy. So I am just taking my time, anyway, I have lots of it. :)

WHAT IS NEW? SUBWAY UNPLUGGED. That's the name of my band. YES! I have a band. HAHA. Well, people that are very close to me know that music is my first love. I love singing. I love performing. So I decided to put up a band called SUBWAY UNPLUGGED. (Lakas ng loob!HAHA!) Well, it was only SUBWAY at first, but I decided to put UNPLUGGED to be able to project the music that we play which is mainly ACOUSTIC. SUBWAY is an acoustic band. SUBWAY UNPLUGGED.

We are an acoustic trio that started late 2012. We started to have gigs just last February 2012 and we feel very blessed because although our contract from the first bar that we were able to play our music to ended, there was another blessing that came just recently. I will tackle more of our gigs as well as my experiences with my band so far on my next blogpost. So watch out! :)

WHAT ELSE IS NEW? No more. Relax lang ang buhay ko ngayon. Though I am looking forward for more happenings for the next months to come. I am praying for a NEW JOB. NEW FRIENDS. MORE GIGS. MORE BLESSINGS.

Thank you for reading! You have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Welcome Back!

Date: March 28, 2013, Thursday
Time: 10:37 PM
Place: Timog Park, Angeles City Pampanga

Hello! Its nice to be back! I have changed my theme again. Welcome to My Life After Coffee!