Sunday, June 21, 2009

fatherly love

I do realize its been almost a month since I've updated. I do apologize.

Just a quick happy fathers day to all fathers. Esp my father up in heaven and andrew garcia, one of my best friends. Well... what's been up w me lately? I started a disney series on youtube. Check those vids out. There's 4 of them so far. I also started up my choir MVCC again. Love them. Were rehearsing for a HUGE concert in august.

August 28 and 29: MUSIC SPEAKS.
Ft. The AJ RAFAEL BAND.

Yep I'm bringin em in from boston. Its gonna be epic! official lineup will be announced soon. Let's hype it up. Heritage forum in anaheim, ca.

Anyway, also been chillin w jenny suk, great singer from youtube, this whole past week. She's been chillin in socal when she was supposed to be in norcal. Thanks jenny for comin out and sharing ur talent with us. We miss u already.

I'm driving with my family right now (moms driving) to a lunch party. I sang "dance with my father" at church before mass started today. Its been 9 fathers day's without him. To think my little sister justine just had one fathers day with my dad is what really breaks my heart. I wish justine was old enough to get to know him. But I'm sure she knows how much of a legacy he left with all of us. I love that jasmine still has music in her life... writing songs and singing. Justine sings in my moms childrens choir (the same one my dad left behind, altho there r new kids obviously) and both my sisters dance at a studio and they both were blessed with a great gift to dance. My mom still leads choir at church while I help her out by playing. Its been like this for the last 10 years without him and I'm glad it hasn't changed. Life is too short. Don't take it for granted. Live life with no regrets. Live life to the fullest. Live life with the music blasting and the windows down. Life = love, love = music.

Aj

16 comments:

Ileana said...

I honestly do love every single one of those Disney series.

Jilly said...

You've got such a kind heart, AJ. (:

gracie said...

awww... i love that song aj.

cheryl said...

I'm glad that his music is alive in all of you. He's proud of you, I just know it.
Can't wait for Music Speaks, I hope to be there. :D
Take Care.
<3 Cheryl

adya said...

I love your classic series and disney series.Ahahaha.Saranghae, AJ

panganiban said...

when you said
justine only had like 1 fathers day with him
that made me hve tears in my eyes
well anyways
im gonna go watch those disney series now
haha i havent seen one yet
i apoligize ;)

vahneszah said...

its great that your father has brought music along with inspiration to your whole family all these years, I'm sure he's proud of you(:

happy fathers day :]

elissa :]] said...

you give me hope. :]]

StefMarie said...

i'm glad that you were able to celebrate the day with such high spirits :] I know that he is looking down on you proudly for continuing the things that he started and doing the things that you love.

Btw. All of the Disney Series has been Fantastic so far....can't wait for more. And I hope to make it out to california for Music Speaks :) Because Autism is actually something that my "nephew" has and we are very involved with fundraisers etc. GREAT cause!! :)

ninkaakanino said...

Hey Aj.

I just happened to listen to your medley dedicated to Michael Jackson. It's just great. it made me cry, remembering me of him :(. i couldn't leave a comment there

http://www.wekastar.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11229&title=MJ_Tribute_Medley

thank you

paelo23 said...
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paelo23 said...

hey! listen, im a really big fan of yours. i especially like she was mine and my soldier. i think youre really talented and you should keep doing what youre doing.

anyway, im also a musician and a fellow pinoy. id like to ask for your help. im planning to audition for berklee and well the point is music is my life and berklee is really the big dream for me. so i was wondering if you could tell me about the audition especially the sight reading part coz thats the part im most scared of hehe. thanks bro! wish you all the best!

mav said...

Your amazing in everything you do and i know for a fact if you can touch someones heart with music like you've touched mine your dad's very proud of you up in paradise <333
Love you
- Mav

fzlyn said...

heey i somehow hope you get to read this aj,
i had this weird dream of you just today. you were in my hometown, in singapore. (singapore's not in china btw. >.<)
with your friend,andrew. it sure was weird...for me atleast.
..
anw it's been awhile since i came into any of ur site. yeaa,i admit ive been neglecting ya a little until the dream. haha.
so yea,the disney series was really cool. it was really great.

anyhow,i hope you will update sooooon.


take care.
=)

Webkinz Maniac said...

I love u and ur music! i rly want one of ur albums and i went to ur myspace and i didnt see a place to get one. can u help?

Chadwick said...

As someone who has lost his father at a young as well (14), I know what you're going through. I wish you the best in all you do and one day, your awesome talent will take you places you never dreamed of! :)