Food and Music

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while now and if you are one of those who actually watch my videos (you should all be watching them!!) then you would know that I am a diehard music fan.
Music for me is something of a saving grace, it can lighten my mood, get me pumped up for a long work out, keep me company on lonely solo bike rides, inspire me to cook dishes, give me ideas on what to write or just make me appreciate the little things in life.

Ever since I was a kid music was something that drew me in close. Like many obedient children growing up in the Philippines, I was enrolled in piano lessons at a very young age, and whilst I looked cute probably making a food out of myself in random recitals I never really truly appreciated the strict compounds of the ebony and ivory keys (yes I was philosophical at a young age). So I mused through the ideas of attempting different instruments. Being a quiet child but extremely curious and raucous in the inside, I drifted towards the drums. My parents, being really cool about it, bought me a mini drum set, probably the worst investment of their lives, not to say that I was terrible, I was actually pretty good, its just that, well, drums are loud, no matter where you put them in a house; and if you’ve ever heard drums without a band, well, it just sounds like drums. I loved every tap and beat and continued to take lessons for more than 6 years. Naturally the drums had to grow with my height and when I finally got my first adult set, that’s when I decided to form a band. We were called No Comment and we were awesome.

To cut a long story short, we had band practice every week, Saturday afternoons to be exact, and it was some of the best days of our formative years. Music brought the band together, and we grew as a group, not only in numbers (every member would always bring along a girlfriend, a friend…) but we also grew closer. Learning from each other and our experiences.

Of course we didn’t spend the whole day playing, we also ate a lot, and after a long string of songs, there was nothing better than to eat all together, sweaty and still high off the tunes we created.
I also had never really sung before but after messing around with a few rock songs I decided I wanted to be that drummer who could also sing while playing. At the height of my singing confidence, I preformed, with the band, in front of a live audience for a battle of the bands, without being behind the drums. Asides from being really pissed and having to clap my hands so that the replacement drummer would follow the beat, I was terrified. It went well, I have the video in my archives, and all of you will never see it.

So there, I just thought I should explain why all my videos always have the music I listen to. Usually the songs you hear are the ones that are currently in my mp3 player and I try my hardest to find songs that most people don’t know, so that when I discover a band, and if you have an appreciation for music also, you might get inspired the way I do.

Speaking of which, there is this really cool App in Facebook i recently used that lets you create a song for your friend, which BPI Express Credit will produce for you, inviting them to go have a meal with you. It’s called the Spend Happy Time Together app and can be found here:

Click more for the instructions and details

It’s simple really, just go on the app, personalize your lyrics, choose to who you want to send it to, BPI will produce and record the song for you (how cool is that?) and then they will send it to your loved ones.


That way you can make someone you havent seen in a while smile through a creative way.

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    1. Lalaine December 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Hi Erwan! I really loved the opening of some of your vids. Wild Love by Gossling is one of my favorites! Amazing! (: Thank you for sharing!

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

        thank you!!

    1. Lanie Joy December 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Post that video of you singing in a band :)

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

        thats never going to happen

    1. Toni December 17, 2012 at 7:04 am

      You have impeccable taste in music. Eargasm yes.

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

        thanks Toni

    1. Carmille December 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      I love the opening of ur videos!cool! This blog makes me feel like im reading a how u write..:) and im so inspired to cook!!!thanks for this blog..:)

    1. jean December 28, 2012 at 6:49 am

      great underrated local music. another thing that i like about this blog. keep it up!

    1. V January 4, 2013 at 1:14 am

      Mkay with that said, know that sometimes I watch your videos just to find out what music is playing in the background. There are those moments where I’m like, “I came here for the music, not the food” kind of thing. Oops.

    1. Ria Adea February 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      Hey Erwan,

      Have you heard of this music content?

      I just thought it was cool, so wanted to share.

    1. Danna August 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Hello. Do you also listen to local soundcloud artists? Some are actually good like Inky Callora. Her version of La Vie En Rose got me asking for her to do more covers :P

      1. Erwan August 14, 2013 at 6:26 am





I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.





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