February 21, 2015

Where to find the best musicians who can do not only jazz but all music genre called for? Augustine Music and Events offers the best possible quality of performance with the same ardor of a world class artist does. 
Augustine Music and Events


Social Media

February 20, 2015
An old friend whom I haven't met for quite sometime manages to get the hang of for friendship fails not and the beyond is now possible through social media where portion of your thoughts are shared. 

When deep within you value distance, nothing is far - "so far yet so near" for social media opens the window to educate. It eats one's own sweet time for the busy and procrastinators adding zest to life even for just an instance.

Yet, that instance is a world viewed as your imagination plays it. 

Positive. This is what I can think of right now. There you are my friends, classmates of long ago and relatives whom I haven't seen for a long while. Still, trying to discover the whereabouts of some people I had the privilege to be with.  

After all, an iota of information from someone is knowledge.


Classical Musicians in Manila

February 19, 2015
Playing classical music tests how a musician has been through performances and even played for several times still maintains the vivacity of emotion from an artist. This is commendable.

Pinoy Musicians are known for such ardor. When given the chance soars such spirit and music entertainment determines the soul from performers. 

Whose afraid of Classical Music?

Art of Listening

February 19, 2015

Oftentimes you learn something from people you get into with and a testing ground to know yourself in the process.

It happened when I had a conversation with someone distinctive. He started the palaver by asking questions about me but reverted the question to him instead. One thing, I am not comfortable talking about myself.

And answered.

Yes, he started talking about himself and I wasn't bored. Empathy is felt. He even infused suggestions not to emulate. Tales of woes were put on the weeps but realized that there is happiness in sadness for he teaches as he narrates.

The therapy of listening is the involvement of being a part of the story and ends with sensible enlightenment.



July 20, 2013
The happy feeling seeing a grandson grows and develops is treasure even the hardships felt rearing one ached my bones and stole time. Still, even a minor improvement is monumental. Every act my grandson  does is etched on mind and kept finding ways to let him find the joy of being innocent even at a tender age of a year and two months. But amazingly, he tricks me and his grandma to get attention, especially for his grandma.

I have to make sure that he grows properly with the guidance of his parents. Being with him is sheer joy. I will be posting his development for some other time.



July 20, 2013
Unfair comment as blame from someone's is heart-tearing knowing you did the best for a performance but people who find the slightest fault make them joyous. It happened to us for the second time and I accept the blame for sending performers for one of my schedules knowing not fully the music head of the group. I based my trust being a musician myself.

I learned a great lesson from this and promised not to sacrifice quality of what we have kept from performances, even I needed the moolah out of it.

Well, if it marked discontent the best we can do is to better the service we offer and choose right people to do the work. Still, there are musicians around who can give the quality music deserving to anyone



March 18, 2013
The travel was long, the visit was short but the spirit lasts. That was an opportune moment of March 16, 2013 at the Kamay ni Jesus Grotto in Lukban, Quezon. It was a spiritual journey with Manong Joe and Manong Lito who had their spirits high as they climbed the 300 stairs to the top where a huge image of Jesus with majestically proffered hands.

They had their silent commune with HIM and enough respite for their soul. God Bless!



February 20, 2013
A wedding song applies always for the ceremony through the reception but careful choices are required during the wedding ceremony especially for a Catholic church wedding. It is required that only liturgical song or music is performed.

An offertory song has to be short and meaningful. The sacredness is felt when proper choice is made with a rendition by wedding musicians and a wedding singer interpreting the message.

A Wedding Reception at Sala Filipina

October 23, 2012
The wedding reception was scheduled for 5 pm but guests arrived past 6 pm slowly filling the hall of Sala Filipina that can accommodate 200 guests. Typically, the hall is Hispanic  reminiscent of the Spanish era perfect for a romantic theme without much flair to flaunt. Just the photographic setting speaks volume. 

The music by a versatile pianist and competent singer despite the average sound system added casual classic performance. Sometimes, that happens but being a trouper, we make do what's there. We never blame the technician. We suggest a thing or two to improve the sound. 

Performing with just a pianist is comforting. He can express a style hand in hand with the singer worth recommending for a classic ambiance like an old-refined hall. It has certain touch to a wedding reception.

The wedding of Joel and Camille was remarkable. The guests were relaxed and enjoyed the camaraderie among friends and relatives who came to spice a special affair - a wedding to remember. For me a simple wedding stands out, if done the right way. And the wedding where we shared our music and hosted the wedding reception program were sincerely handed doing the best we can after hectic wedding unrelated morning activities. 

But the evening wedding soiree at Sala Filipina boosted the artists in us. Cheers to the newlyweds!

Just A Wedding Story To Tell

October 1, 2012

The father was obviously keyed up about his daughter's wedding just few days more and preparations were done mostly by him with the presence of the future bride and equally edgy mother. They had made the major preparations and opted to add pizazz for the big day by engaging with wedding musicians.

The father of the future bride decided to get us from comparisons made and a week after, the lovely daughter forwarded me the music list closes to their hearts and some were not familiar to us so we did the usual searching of pieces but failed. Good Youtube provides the avenue for musicians or artists to learn the melody for possible delivery of their chosen songs.

The day of the wedding rolled up. I left the house three hours prior to the wedding because traffic is terrible during Saturdays along Edsa. Much to my alarm, it was the worst traffic I encountered. I immediately called my pianist to help me in case I would be late by asking the church singer to take over, if late. I felt appeased that it was possible.

I reached the church in Sucat just in time for the Offertory to sing their requested wedding song. And I felt better.

After the ceremony, another travel time for the reception at Leslie's, a stone walled restaurant with antique woods flourishing the place. A distinctive wedding reception venue, I can say.

The program started a bit late just to gather all guests before commencing. It was a wonderful wedding to start with. Not much flair of a program but the music from Augustine Music and Events did their sincere share of making the event a marvel and some guests with their wonderful renditions of the couple's favorite songs. It completed the night. Even the bride did a wonderful song for her love one and for the guests. She was brave enough to sing a difficult song with our accompaniment.

To end casually, Godspeed for the couple!






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