There’s one quote from Martin Buber that sums up my Bacolod trip over the weekend and it’s, “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” I don’t like to plan out my trips in detail, which allows spontaneity to come into play. I go with the flow and see where my curiosity will take me. The main purpose of my trip was to attend a friend’s wedding and it turned into a reunion with family who exposed me to the beauty of what Bacolod, Talisay, and Pandanan had to offer. You never know what life has in store for you.
January 31, 2008 was my first ever show by myself on Magic 89.9. It was one of the scariest endeavors I took on. I remember sweating every time I turned on the mic, not knowing what to say and how to go about running a show.
In the beginning my focus was on learning what radio was all about but I figured out that all the technical know-how was useless until I dealt with my fears that prevented me from applying them the best I could. It became a journey about overcoming these barriers; the fear of judgement, criticism, and failure.
It’s been 6 years and at times I still get nervous, self-conscious, and doubtful of my abilities. It’s been a crazy ride but there’s nothing like experiencing a radio high. The ability to connect with people and play with their imagination by just using a microphone is sophistication in simplicity. I look forward to more years filled with challenges that’ll ultimately lead me to become a better version of myself and stare fear in the eyes and say, “thanks for pushing me in the right direction, bitch.”
My class has grown ever since I started teaching at St. Paul College Pasig. Grateful to have such interesting students hungry to learn. #teaching #grateful
My office since January 31, 2008. Today marks my 5th year on air! #passion #grateful
Lastly, we had Boys Night Out and Ramon Bautista invite people to the Junior Jock Auditions!
Our third teaser for this year’s Junior Jock Auditions! This is the most I’ve acted ever on a video. They better not upload the outtakes!
Here’s the second video teaser!
I met up with the Junior Jocks one day to brainstorm on ideas on how to promote the auditions this year through video teasers. We came up with four that we decided to shoot the next week and edited to be released the week after that! I’m so happy to have people working towards the same goal.
My youngest student in jiu-jitsu, 7 year old, Sancho! I gave him an Avengers magazine so he would warm up to me before I started teaching him techniques. It’s my dream to learn how to teach kids jiu-jitsu.