#KoristaAko: Efraime Mallari

  After a yet another long hiatus, I am back to my blogging mojo! And what better way for a comeback is to post a new entry in my passion project, #KoristaAko. Our korista for this edition is quite an interesting ball of musical energy, and I got to meet him for the first time… Continue reading #KoristaAko: Efraime Mallari

#KoristaAko: Kristian Misa

Catching up before the first half of the year ends with blogposts so long overdue! Here is our next featured korista, a nurse based in New Zealand, and a co-actor/singer in one of the CCP productions I was part of, San Andres B. Choral singing does attract Filipino koristas even when overseas. Kristian is one… Continue reading #KoristaAko: Kristian Misa

#KoristaAko: Jacqui Jimenez

Hello, 2017! Our Korista profiles were in absentia because of the busy latter half of 2016 that was. But thank you to the 2,300+ koristas who joined the Facebook Group (do join us!) and the 130+ Facebook Page likers (like like like!). Now, we introduce another certified korista now based in the US. Plus, she… Continue reading #KoristaAko: Jacqui Jimenez

#KoristaAko: Acapellago

Singing in harmony is second nature to Filipinos. Admittedly, when a melody is heard, we (secretly) hum a second voice into it. And with the advent of a cappella singing in movies and TV (think Glee and Pitch Perfect), and competitions like Akapela Open, more Filipinos are getting hooked in a cappella music. Which positively translates to… Continue reading #KoristaAko: Acapellago

#KoristaAko: De Pano Sisters

Time flies when you’re having fun, indeed. First quarter of the year is ending, and since Holy Week came in a little early, March became a busy month for most koristas, especially those in the church ministry. We got to thank our church musicians for making our Holy Week more solemn, reflective, and meaningful with… Continue reading #KoristaAko: De Pano Sisters

#KoristaAko: Jay and Aui Tamayo

Hi, Koristas! Love is in the air, and (sometimes) in some choral groups. I believe this is because love songs in choral settings give more kilig, right? My husband and I have our own story to share, but I will share that another time. We started from being mere strangers singing in a choir to being partners for life. Yes, I thank God for the… Continue reading #KoristaAko: Jay and Aui Tamayo

#KoristaAko: Jhoan Ayos

Happy (Chinese) New Year! I know, I had backlogs for #KoristaAko. The last quarter of the year had always been busy, busy busy! But it was very musical, and I hope yours was, too. Now, on with my latest post! Last October, my husband and I (being part of the Philippine Choral Directors Association) were invited to attend… Continue reading #KoristaAko: Jhoan Ayos

#KoristaAko: Jimmy Chung

Welcome to another #KoristaAko post. Just to get things more fun, I have an exciting raffle at the end of this post, so read on. I still can’t figure out how adult colouring books came into mainstream here in our country. It was all of a sudden and your local bookstore shelves are filled with books… Continue reading #KoristaAko: Jimmy Chung

#KoristaAko: Touringkitty

And yes, just because it’s my birth month, it’s my turn to answer for #KoristaAko! I realised I wasn’t even able to answer these questions for myself, so this should be fun. For those who are not yet aware, Korista Ako has a Facebook Group Community already! Shoot me a private message at www.facebook.com/touringkitty so… Continue reading #KoristaAko: Touringkitty

#KoristaAko: Carlo Zenarosa

Nurse by day, chorister by night (and perhaps weekends). This is no unusual set up, and I really admire people who can fulfill both professional and artistic aspects of their lives. I know there are many a Filipino choral groups abroad, and it is such a great thought that Filipinos in all corners of the… Continue reading #KoristaAko: Carlo Zenarosa