A blog about music and its evolution in the online world.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

X to launch 1st album

A good friend of mine, X, will be launching his first album hopefully this November. I'm giving an all out support to X as this guy is behind most of the art work behind the cover and layout of DigitalFilipino StatsReport series, my first book, layout of the Philippine Internet Review, among others.

In his site, there are currently two songs:X was on his 5th year of Electrical Engineering in college when he discovered his heart was in graphic design and the arts. He was a Mac evangelist in the early days of Mac/DOS wars and continues to be a Mac user. He is also the first to develop and market his custom fonts online. Now X is pursuing an old passion for music which is now possible with the developments in technology.

Congratulations X!

Rockista Craze version 2

This blog is now going through some changes. My daughter Janin has decided to focus more in her Friendster blog where most of her friend readers are.

This change gives me the opportunity to focus this blog in the music field and with emphasis on the evolution of the online music sector.

Welcome to Rockista Craze version 2!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Edgar Nacua plays Canon in D (Rock version)

The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center does it again with Canon in D. This time, they also got Edgar Nacua to play the guitar. Amazing!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Visiting Adelaide Museums

Today is our first week in Adelaide. Last Wednesday, I started attending school. On the first day, someone was ordered to tour me. Honestly, I didn't enjoyed it a lot coz' they don't talk to me too much. I didn't make friends actually because I guess they are still trying to figure me out. I noticed also that the girls in my class have piercings on their nose and lips and even their ears are full of earrings.

On my second day, two of my classmates was called at the Principal's Office because they had a fight. They pulled each other's hair and they even slap each other's face which was so scary.

I hope that I will adjust soon.

We visited the National Science Week exhibit at the South Australia Museum yesterday and it was fun. Because, I had a picture taken while touching a Diamond Python. According to the lady from South Australian Herpetology group, the Diamond Python is a female and she's a non-venomous, 18 months old, and a friendly snake. The snake felt so silky, smooth, and warm.

There are so many animals there too. And there's a big skeleton of a sperm whale, tortoise , and dolphin.

We also stopped by the Art Gallery of South Australia. I saw many painting there and so amaze coz' they look real! I even wanted to touch it but I'm just forcing myself not to do it (not allowed).

At first, I didn't want to go because I wasn't feeling that well (that monthly visitor). I also thought it would be boring and just a waste of time. But in the end, i felt better and never thought that I'll enjoy it. We might visit it again soon as we were rushing then.

Our house really has a very nice backyard and we could plant some stuff there. My mom is now fixing her schedule to make time for it and will be buying plants, seeds, and agricultural chemicals soon.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My Interview

As my sister shared in her blog, we're now in Adelaide, Australia. Well, it was too tiring for me because, our flight is too early and we have to wait many hours in Singapore for our next flight. But, the good thing is, there's free internet in Singapore that's why i survived in boredom. When we arrived, i saw my father waiting for us with his friend, to help us for our things. And at last we got home, i slept all they long. Well, not all day coz' when we arrived we have to go to grocery first w/c is bad, coz' I'm too tired for it.

My brother enrolled to his school last Monday at Seaton Park Primary School which is great coz' he is too bored in our house. Well, we got enrolled too at Findon High School. Our class starts tomorrow.

Today I got interviewed in my new school Findon High School. Well, at first i just picked my subjects, then, I had a conversation with an English teacher and he asked me to write a paragraph about the Philippines. I got nervous coz' honestly, i'm not good at essay writing. Afterwards, they told me what's going to happen tomorrow at my first day. Someone will be assigned to tour me in our school which is good coz' I'm hoping to make friends soon.

I'll be recording a song this week and will post it soon.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Mga bagong idol na bloggers

Sumama ako kay mama nung August 1 sa party ng top 10 emerging influential blogs. Since i have a blog, sumama na ko to get a feel of the crowd. I want to congratulate the winners of the top 10 emerging influential blogs. Kasama rito sila:
  1. An Apple a Day
    The Philosophical Bastard

  2. The D Spot
  3. CokskiBlue
  4. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
  5. Culture Shiok!
  6. Kubiertos
  7. FruityOaty
  8. The Dork Factor
    The Anitokid Chronikos
  9. Gibbs Cadiz
  10. Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic
Well, wala naman akong gaanong ginawa dun. Nagbigay lang ako ng mga name tags sa kanila. I didn't really talk too much coz' nakikiramdam pa ako that night. Maybe next time. Wala din kasing kumakausap sa akin eh hehe.. I'm just waiting someone to talk to me that night kaso wala hehe..

Well, before that night happened, we ate lunch at Jollibee dito sa Don Antonio Quezon City. Did you know na paborito ko ang Jollibee lalo na yung Spicy chicken nila, ang sarap haha!! In fact, dun ako laging nagyayaya pag eat-out kami.

When i was eating my food, i noticed the spoon I'm using has rust on it. Grabe talaga, nakailang subo ako, tapos nagulat na lang ako, may kalawang. Hay.. di nila tinitignan yung mga spoons na pinapagamit nila, basta lang sila lagay ng lagay. Well, di naman ako gaanong nag-react parang normal lang, tinanong namin kung ba't ganun yung spoon na sini-serve nila tapos ang sinabi lang nila papalitan na lang daw yun. Habang kumukuha sila ng spoon, I took a picture and that's it.

Please watch out for my next post where I will sing, "Wag mo ng itanong" originally sung by the Eraserheads.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bad rumor - Julius Babao's baby is dead

Julius Babao's baby is dead, at least in bad neighborhood rumors
Can you believe? Some people these days love to make speculative stories about other people. Just like my friend's neighbor. Her friend shared that Julius Babao's daughter died from an accident while doing a diaper commercial . The story goes like this, "Juliu's role is to lift her daughter up high, letting go a bit, and then catch her. They said he did but was not able to catch her that resulted to her death.

I was shocked to hear about it and told my mom, siblings, and yayas. My mom smiled saying that it's not true. Coz' if its true then it should have been reported on news and must saw it on the Internet already as they are famous. Then I just laughed at myself as always. hehe :)

Funny is, although I'm already enlightened, some of my friends still talks about it and convinced that the news was just supressed. Oh well...

Spolarium (take 2)
This is my take 2 of Spolarium but now using different a recording gadget and guitar for reasons i mentioned on my previous video. Not that I have no new song to sing but I'm still figuring out my next one. Any suggestion?

We are scheduled to visit a relative in Australia soon. As not all of us will go, I asked my Mom if she will leave them money behind. She answered just a little and will just send money to the Philippines online. Ang galing noh? Puwede na pala yun ngayon? She even told me that if I do well with my singing, I can sell songs in the future through the Internet. Hayy... someday...
I hope that will happen soon.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Torete rendition (take 2)

I sung this song before using my old guitar now i sing it again using my new Alegre guitar from Cebu and recorded using Nokia N73.

I sung it again because i want to make it better coz' the old video is not good enough for me. Like the place i took the old video its not nice. My dad didn't like it too, that's why i changed the place. Everything. Even the recorder i used change, the first one was recorded using a Sony MAVICA . This time my mom's demo phone, Nokia N73. It was better as its limit time is up to 18 minutes. That's why i can finish my song unlike the previous one. Sony MAVICA has a limit of 1 minute only. I hope this one turns better.

Torete was originally sung by Moonstar 88. I like Moonstar 88's revival and their contribution to the Apo Hiking Society tribute, Panalangin. They sung it very well. I like it and their video is great too.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

My Zombie rendition

Zombie was originally sung by the Cranberries. I really love this song because for me napaka- unique nung pagkaka-gawa. Gets? It's so very kakaiba. Not like other songs and that's why I picked it.

One of the reasons why I haven't been able to blog and upload a video regularly was my sickness, "katam" (laziness). Seriously, it's true. Pero bukod doon, alam niyo ba na nag-aral ako for more than 2 months ng American accent sa Informatics. Ito yung call center course nila. Kasi para raw mag-improve ang pang-English. Would you believe that? Mga classmate ko ay puro mga working na. But still, nakuha ko best American accent award nung last day namin. I'm so proud. Hehehehe.....

Mahirap din pala ang mag business. I tried selling prepaid load here in my neighborhood because my Auntie got into this Xpan product. It allows a mobile user on unlimited text to be able to send to multiple networks on a flat rate. I find it hard to explain though. As we are about to take a break in another location soon, our yaya is now handling it.

Well.. if you want to request some songs, leave a message or comment here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

By request: Will You Ever Learn

This song, Will You Ever Learn by Typecast, was requested by Ryan Valiente, one of my contacts in Friendster. He said that he loves this song so much. Well..the song was really nice, the lyrics.... everything... It's just pretty hard to sing it. Haha!.

Actually he is the first one to request a song, coz' most of my music videos here were not requested, only picked.

I'm pretty much used to my Alegre guitar now. My mom is giving me the challenge to create a simple song dedicated to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs. I'm not sure if I can do it.

I must admit that since I start putting my videos online, I often get teased by friends. Usually parinig o pang-asar lang. Magtatanong sila sa akin, "Sino ang kumanta ng (ganitong song) sa YouTube?" Obviously, dahil original composition ko yung tinutukoy nila, eh di ako yun. Kaya dead-ma na lang din ang reply ko.

So guys if you want to request some songs, just leave a comment or I can add you in my Friendster. Kaya mga ka-bloggers add lang ng add and send your request if you want to hear me sing it.

By the way, sabi ng mama ko, I can now earn a little money through blogging by putting advertisement here. Did you know that she can accept credit cards in the Philippines with Email Billing? She has this club membership kasi and I asked her how does she collect from them. Sabi niya through credit card daw and she sends her billing through e-mail. From there, she gets paid. I wonder kung mayroon mag-donate sa akin someday dito sa blog ko para magamit ko rin yun.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Why I love O2Jam

O2 jam is the best game i ever played for now because it's very challenging: the mission, the clothes, everything. I love this game because it helps me to get my finger faster and faster on typing and i look very pretty with my clothes. Haha!!

If you will be playing O2 jam for the first time, here are some tips:
  • Concentrate on the music because it's getting harder if you don't listen to it.
  • Always start with the easy mode before getting to normal and hard mode.
  • If you think that its really hard, create a single room first so that you could practice alone.
  • And always look if you're clicking the right keys.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

My first guitar - a Cebu made Alegre guitar and my Hawak Kamay rendition

I got my first guitar from my mom. She bought it from Cebu. I really want to have a guitar of my own and there it was - my Alegre guitar from Cebu.

I sang Hawak Kamay by Yeng Constantino to test my new guitar. And it sounds good. However, I'm not sure if Mom's Palm Treo 680 did a good job in recording it.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

iBlog3 thank you song

I volunteered at the recent iBlog3: the 3rd Philippine Blogging Summit event and met new friends. I enjoyed myself very much. (especially when I won a gift certificate from Globe and got game CDs from E-Games)

This song is dedicated to all of those who attended and volunteered at iBlog3. I used the tune of "Bakit ba" by Siakol for this song.

iblog, iblog3
it was done successfully
guest speakers of iblog3
thank you for coming even though your busy
thank you for the volunteers
gwen, thyssen, and tiffany
and the other volunteers thank you for coming on iblog3
Philippine summit conference
thank you, thank you.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

My first composition - "I don't"

Hi. Well, actually it was my friend's story and i just made a song about it. She just asked me to made a song for the guy then here it is.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

1st night in Pinoy Big Brother or PBB season 2

On the first night of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) season 2 Toni, Mariel and Bianca only introduced six (6) housemates as Kuya ordered. Before they were formally introduced and entered the PBB house, participants stayed at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Compared to the 1st season, things are different in the PBB facilities as there were 42 cameras and microphones inside Kuya's house. It was 27 last year. Interior designer Jezer Maducdoc was responsible for the PBB house layout.

The six housemates introduced are the following:
  1. Ezekiel Rebuso - 21 yrs old from Australia. He plays cricket, football, and a World of Warcraft player. He is also referred to as the "Australian Hottie".
  2. Wendy Valdez - 24 yrs old from Navotas. She's a Mascom student from FEU, a commercial model, and was a Bb. Pilipinas beauty titlist. She is tagged as the "Commercial Babe".
  3. Nel Rapiz- 25 yrs old from Iloilo. His parents are both cops and claims that this best asset is his excotic beuty. He refers to himself as "Mr. Perfect" and proud of being loved by women.
  4. Saicy Aguila - 23 yrs old from Bacolod. She's a dance instructor and called the "Samba Queen". She should join Shall We Dance or Born to Dance!
  5. Gee-Ann Sta. Maria - 21 yrs old from Quezon City. She's a cheerleader and treats her stuff toys like her babies. (that's what she meant when she claims being a mother for 15 years)
  6. Mickey Perz - The only contestant so far who can't speak English and Tagalog. He hopes to be able to communicate through dancing as he is known as the Hip-Hop King. He should become a rubber shoes or music/radio component endorser after his stint. I have a feeling that he may be the first to be to leave the house as his peers might have a hard time dealing with him - sooner or later.

They're the six housemates who's going to live in Kuya's house in 100+ days. There are several more entries that will be introduced at the right time. And I'm going to wait for that.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My Torete rendition

Torete is a song by Moonstar88. I sang it last year in our school, on stage, because we have to perform in our program and didn't have any presentation to show.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

My Spolarium rendition

I love Eraserheads songs. For me it's about knowing yourself, really love how they sing it, and the lyrics - even though i can't understand it at first.

Welcome to Rockista Craze

hey guyz! welcome to my blog. I called it rockista craze because this is for guitar lovers or what you called 'Rockista' . I hope you'll like it. (Janin)