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Ryan Cayabyab Leading to Advance Filipino Music and Artistry

For the 2nd time, 7101 Music Nation launches the 2011 ELEMENTS National Singing and Songwriting Camp. Led by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab as Artistic Director, together with businessman Julio D. Sy, Jr and music industry aficionado Twinky Lagdameo, 7101 Music Nation is a pet project with the goal of building platforms that will promote the sharing of ideas and talents to advance the Filipino musicality and artistry. With the most challenging task of getting this vision done by gathering Filipino artists and musicians all over the Philippines and even from foreign land, Ms. Lagdameo acts as the Chief Operating Officer who aims to replicate or even exceed last year’s accomplishments. The success of the group’s first project hosted last year — The ELEMENTS National Songwriting Camp — led to a decision to include singers this time. The Camp is open to all aspiring singers who are 18 to 25 years old, ...

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The Fight Against the Big C

Last night I received an email from a customer. She apologized for taking time to get back to me and pay for the remaining balance of her order. She shared that she was diagnosed with breast cysts. I was saddened by the news. These kind of information affects me greatly because my mother also went through a similar ordeal. Mom at work In the late 90s, my mom felt a lump in her right breast. As the breadwinner in our family, she ignored it for sometime then decided to have a check up at the East Avenue Medical Center. But the first time was not such a pleasant experience. She was told that she has to be re-examined. Just like everybody else, she was worried. Worried about the results, but I think even more worried that she had to skip work. The doctor’s reply scared her away and the test ...

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Inspired by Oscar’s Summit

I love to read, and what I enjoy most are short articles about career, business, food, technology, lifestyle and everything in between. Back in the days when the Internet is still unknown, I would buy magazines of all sorts, depending on what I fancy. At one point I collected computer magazines when I was so into it. I would read them anywhere I get the chance. In fact, I learned to enjoy traffic because I get to read more while inside the bus or jeep. Recently, I noticed stacks of business and food magazines scattered in my living room, dining area and bedroom. Good thing the Internet is now very accessible. I can now read articles about the latest gadgets through tech blogs and reviews. Thank goodness for all these blogs and review sites. Without access to these, I’m sure my wall is lined with stacks of different magazines. Reading ...

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