Reminiscing about Silent Sanctuary

Currently running on adrenaline. I didn’t know that singing along to the songs of my favorite OPM band would ’cause me to have energy (which is slowly nauubos na…) to even draft a blog post.

Had a good day today. Visited the Christmas house, ate @ McDo Katip (so old school), lounged @ Starbucks Katip (so old school as well) and headed to Cowboy Grill with Gelo, DL and Joie. Again, mad props to DL. He is proving to be a trusty guy friend. He bought Kremil-S and Mighty Bond for me, as requested. Normal him wouldn’t, so maybe it’s the Joie effect. LOL.

First time to visit Cowboy Grill. It was nice, but I doubt that I’ll go back (except for another gig maybe) ’cause it’s just so…loud. If a place is too loud for an extrovert like me, then that must mean something.

They arrived late (coming from 2 other engagements today; lagari much) but by 12:30-ish, it was finally time for Silent Sanctuary! :) I will forever fangirl over these boys and their music. While Autotelic and other hipster local bands have been my groove in the past few weeks/months, I’ll always turn to Silent for the #feels. And, they’re really cool and fun guys.


Whenever I attend a gig recently, I end up being nostalgic about the good ol’ days. Yup, I’ve been listening to them since 2006 (I think). I used to go to gigs a lot, but college (and conyo-ness) happened. Thanks to a short-time crush on Abra, Chinoboy got me to attend a gig last 2014 (I was introduced to Abra, I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity hahaha), and I’ve been trying to frequent their more intimate gigs recently.

The moments I remember the most from the early years are the following:

  1. SS Get-Together: Band and “listers” met-up @ Taco Bell Gateway for some kain, hello’s and pictures.
  2. SS @ RX Concert Series: Sat in front with Macon to capture all the songs on video. Met a lot of the listers for the first time here (Elli, Majo, Tricia, etc) as we ate @ McDo after. I think this was also the time when I attempted to talk to Sarkie in Japanese. I don’t remember what I said but it has the word “shashin”.
  3. SS @ Riverpark: I was fetched by Ate K in Katip and we headed to the gig. Stayed with them in the boat (a.k.a. band holding area) and sat literally in front of the stage with Ate Zsa. She was concerned with me inhaling secondhand smoke. So cute :) Gave Sarkie some Cello’s doughnuts, which I think he liked. Heehee. #ultimatecrush
  4. SS @ Bloo Gum: Chinoboy paid for my entrance (labyu Kuya Chins!!!) and I met the A Part Meant guys here. Had a happy crush on Robin (nasa’n na siya??). I think I watched this one with Ate Zsa and Lhen.
  5. SS @ Riverbanks: Boys invited me and Macon to the backstage (yehey) where we witnessed the Silent Sanctuary scandal v0.0 with the guy from Mom’s Cake (chos) haha. I was teased with Erb haha and we realized that Kuya Anjo and I could pass off as siblings.
  6. SS YM Conferences: Kuya Pao was a constant ka-chika-han. I think we even had joint chat sessions with Kean and Danits?
  7. SS Yahoo Group: The home of everything fun, and the witness to #jejemeki and #fangirlmeki :p
  8. Inside jokes: I don’t remember what it meant but 14 + 14 = 28 seemed to be about a secret of mine?

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The only thing that sucks is that I don’t have a copy anymore of the photos from those years. Does anyone have any? Share naman! Anyway, sabi nga ni TSwift:

We’re encouraged to document everything important that happens to us. Birthdays, proposals, baby’s first this or that, crazy nights out when everyone’s outfit is on point. It’s cool, we all do it. What gets tricky is when something great happens and you didn’t capture it, then you feel this sense of loss. That sense of loss and anxiety that you didn’t get to your phone fast enough then completely overtakes the magic of the moment that just took place. So lately, I’ve learned to really live my life, and not worry so much about documenting every split second of it. The most magical, exquisite, spontaneous things happen when there is no time to grab your phone. The best moments of my life have been too fragile, too fleeting, too magical to even try to document them with a camera. And I wish you a lifetime of moments too beautiful to capture on film. 

So true. I hope more people would put down their phones and just live in the moment.


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