Juniper Face the Corner
* Sorry for the late blog everybody! We've been busy all week preparing for the Philippine Barista Cup held last night at the SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia. If I tell you about it right now I have nothing to blog about next week! In a nutshell, it was a very good learning experience for Neil, Ramhil, and I. Even though we all blacked out during the contest. The other baristas and the organizers were very helpful and very supportive. Can't wait for next year! Dan Sta. Romana and Al Labadan will try to upload the videos and pictures on Facebook this week (add us up: CafeAntonio Los Banos)
* Last Saturday, Cafe Antonio Sessions just had it's 3rd gig! The young project has been getting a lot of attention thanks to the support and participation of "first time" guest bands Satori and Yield Avenue. They performed a number of alternative rock covers plus a handful of originals. Juniper Face the Corner was also there to showcase their own brand of acoustic punk. August 14 (Saturday) is Dave Matthew's Band night! Eric Lenard (aka Soundhole) and JFTC will perform renditions of DMB classics and new songs. So be there to watch!
* We're liking how things are going right now at the cafe. The Sessions are doing great and the barista cup got us all pumped up and inspired to do better at our profession. As for me, it's who and what I want to be, a barista and a musician. If we keep this up, hopefully the coffee-music relationship I was talking about a couple of blogs back would finally work out. Hopefully. Thanks for praying with us. All for His glory is our story.