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Biyaheng Impyerno - Siakol (Paco Arespacochaga, Buwi Meneses, Robin Nievera, Noel Palomo Cover) 

On October 19, 2019, Peace Sells productions brought together 5 prominent artists to perform hits that helped defined OPM in the 90s. "Biyaheng Impyerno" by Siakol was performed by Paco Arespacochaga (INTRoVOYS), Noel Palomo (Siakol), Robin Nievera and Buwi Meneses (Parokya Ni Edgar) to a SOLD OUT crowd! 

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Privileged Or Entitled... What You Need To Know NOW! 

You Gotta Be One or the Other!

Seriously though, if you still carry an attitude of entitlement (from other people) and you're in your mid 20s onwards, I'll say "Shame on you!" because unless you're royalty, you're not entitled to ANYTHING!

And often times, we give the word, "Privileged" a bad rap as well. But the reality... being privileged is... a privilege! And if we understand what it truly means, maybe... just maybe, we can get ahead in life - the right way!

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A Pinoy Rockin' Christmas Party 2018 

It was a Pinoy Rock Christmas Party at the end of the day at the De Castro residence. But it was a crazy full day for me, Janelle and Cassidy. 

The holiday season can be overwhelming but at the end of the day, we still got through it and everything turned out alright. 

Thanks for watching!!! 

LINKS: 

Bryan Elazegui's New House - CLICK HERE 

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Perf De Castro's YouTube Channel - CLICK HERE 

Gear used in filming this video: 

CANON M50 Mirrorless Camera &amp…

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Beware the Friend Zone In 2019 

You are in love with another person... but he/she doesn't feel the same way. You're in a dilemma because you don't want to get turned down, embarrassed or to outright lose this special person in your life. So what do you do? You do the most selfless, most stupidest thing known to mankind... you settle to be placed in the FRIEND ZONE!

Don't fool yourself, there's no getting out of it UNLESS you make it clear that you don't want to be there anymore.

In 2019, take a chance! Let the one you love know how…

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Let It Snow by Jaja And Paco 

Oh the weather outside is frightful, 
But the fire is so delightful, 
And since we've no place to go, 
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 

It doesn't show signs of stopping, 
And I've bought some corn for popping, 
The lights are turned way down low, 
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 

When we finally kiss goodnight, 
How I'll hate going out in the storm! 
But if you'll really hold me tight, 
All the way home I'll be warm. 

The fire is slowly dying, 
And, my dear, we're still good-bying, 
But as long as…

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I'll Pick My Family Over My Bandmates 

I've matured. There, I'm admitting to it right now. I failed in making a ton of happy childhood memories with my firstborn, Heaven. I'm just glad he's forgiven me for being a LOUSY father while he was growing up. For his sake, and for the rest of my children's sake, I will NOT disregard them ever. 

Jonathan Buencamino prioritizes his son, Kurt, over band stuff. Perf de Castro does the same thing too! Why can't I?

So yeah... this blog will serve as my accountability reminder that my wife and kids will…

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To My Family, I'm a Husband and a Dad... That's All 

Janelle and I decided to take all of the kids and my mother-in-law, with us to San Francisco. We were there for Pinoy Rock Revue, wherein I play drums as we commemorate the songs created by bands AnakBayan, Maria Cafra, Sampaguita and Juan Dela Cruz. We also featured Basti Artadi of Wolfgang as our guest vocalist.

I'd like to stress that the journey to San Francisco was surprisingly more interesting than being in San Francisco. It's because my family and our road trip bonding made it super special!

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Make Memories With Your Family Before It’s Too Late 

It took me awhile to figure it out but today, nothing is more meaningful than spending quality time and building priceless memories with my wife and children. I’ve realized that these children won’t be young forever. In a few years, they’ll be on their own. 

Please watch this short video. Skip if you must but please watch til the end.

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The Canon M50 was the camera I used in making this video

You Shouldn’t Compromise | Relationship Basics 

You shouldn’t compromise in a relationship. There is a better way. I talk about it in this vlog episode. Cheers!

com·pro·mise /ˈkämprəˌmīz/ - the acceptance of standards that are lower than is desirable.

We’ve heard it many times before. We’ve been advised to compromise ourselves to save our relationship. The reality is compromising hurts our relationship. There is another option...

It’s called “Give And Take”.

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Navigate Your Way to a Better Relationship 

Navigate your way to a better relationship! It’s as easy as putting your destination into your GPS and simply follow what it tells you to do. HUH!?!

Imagine a couple, husband and wife, interacting on a day to day basis. What is their typical dynamics? Who gets to decide where to go, what to do and when to do it? Is it the wife? Is it the husband? Or both? How does it work and how should it work between a couple? 

In spite of specifics, there is a general consensus that the man should take the lead. He…

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A Daughter Is a Daughter Forever! 

I spent one crazy Saturday afternoon with Cassidy, my only daughter. It was a long day and I took her to work with me. But that was just the bare minimum of what I had to do that day.

I took her to church with me, where I had rehearsals for praise and worship. I took her to different cities to check out some houses that Janelle and I have taken an interest in. We had late lunch.

Then I took her to Perf De Castro's place to watch my jam session with powerhouse artists such as Perf De Castro, Basti…

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How To Lose Money Fast 

If you want to see your money burn... burn... burn... go and make hasty decisions. Instant gratification will ruin your pocket book. It will ruin your relationships and cause you grief in the long run. 

Janelle and I are in the market for a house and things got a little too fast between the realtor and us. We almost made a hasty decision and would've cost us $8,400!!!  

Watch the video to learn about what happened to us.

 

 

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Career VS Love 

Career vs Love, what do you think will win? The answer definitely depends on where you are in life. There are those who will pick love and forfeit their opportunity to establish a successful career and they’re okay with that. Ask them if they have any regrets and they’d probably say they don’t have any. 

And then there are those who will choose their career and dump the one they love. And if they’re laser focus on their intent, they often succeed in their chosen career path. Some of these people end up…

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Its Never Too Late to Start All Over 

It's never too late to start all over, regardless of your age. Unfortunately, many of us find it hard to make the first step, much less get passed it.  

In this video, I share how important it is to be able to DECIDE to do what you ought to be doing to get to where you want to go.  

Watch the video and let me know if this is something you can relate to. Feel free to share this with your friends!

 

Gear Used:

Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Digital Camera with Corel Software and 64GB Bundle

Ira Cruz Joins INTRoVOYS 

Ira Cruz joins INTRoVOYS on stage for one night at the band’s concert in Burbank, CA. It was quite memorable for everyone.

Ira was one of the key decision makers in bringing in Vic Carpio as his successor, in which Carpio did not disappoint.

To see both of them sharing the stage, playing the song, Calling All Nations, which Ira Cruz had co-written was both surreal and satisfying.

Leave a comment if you’d like me to post more BTS.

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Filipino Fast Food Craving 

On Sunday, while Janelle was sick, I was having some serious filipino fast food craving. I drove to the Eagle Rock Plaza in Eagle Rock CA. What happened next made me miss the motherland. Its really more fun in the Philippines!!!! Had I bought two more chicken joy buckets and one large fries, I could've posted a Jollibee mukbang video.

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Live Longer For Your Kids’ Sake 

Not everyone of us is given the opportunity to be a dad to someone. But if we are a dad, what are we doing to make sure we don’t add to the chances of depriving our kids the opportunity to live their lives with a dad?

As I was driving to work today, I just realized that I have four (4) kids 10 years old and younger and there may be a possiblity that I may not see them grow up. And that would be just sad, both for me and for them.

So I am here to ask you, what steps are you taking as a father/mother to…

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To My Best Friend, Bryan... Happy Thanksgiving! 

This video is dedicated to my friend, Bryan Elazegui, whose steadfast love for God is something to be inspired about. 

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"In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing." - Job 1:22

Running Errands In Manila | It's More Fun In the Philippines 

It was a very short trip to Manila. With a short window of opportunity, running errands in Manila can be very challenging!

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I visited my record label, took my niece out to lunch and celebrated my nephew's birthday.

Janelle was able to create the perfect itinerary. All I had to do was stick with the plan. In the end, it turned out perfect for everyone involved!

Thank you to the following:
Evelyn Seale, Neil Gregorio and Ricky Ilacad of Universal…

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True Colors (Cover) - Paco & Jaja 

While folding clothes during one lazy Saturday, we decided to do a cover of one of our favorite songs, True Colors by Cyndi Lauper. Jaja's rendition of the song sounded so pure and spontaneous and she definitely sang it from the heart and I couldn't help but post it. She'd probably kill me for doing it. But I'm sure my wife will understand.

True Colours: The Best of Cyndi Lauper