Saturday, March 21, 2009


It's March 21, 2009.. and today is our
24th Wedding Anniversary.

This is a photo of two persons deeply in love;
designed by fate to be in each other's mutual comfort
bound together with endless joy and strength
in facing the life's challenges..
reaping and thanking God's gift as one.

~ Bayani and Loida

(composed and arranged by: Bayani M. Llagas)
Original Composition
dedicated to my wife to commemorate our
24th Year Wedding Anniversary

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Gig in X-TA-SEA..

The name X-TA-SEA was chosen from the English word "Ecstasy". In English the word can mean joy, happiness, delight, elation, bliss, rapture, thrill, excitement, or pleasure. Interestingly the Chinese translation for ecstasy is: "Heart drunk, Mind drunk, Entire body drunk." Not a bad name for a place where people like to drink. The spelling, "X-TA-SEA" was easy for both Chinese and Foreign people to pronounce phonetically, and the "SEA" was appropriate with the bar being located close to the sea.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Concert in the well-known Shenzhen Concert Hall with the Famous Canadian Duo, George and Jeremy

George, Bayani, Jeremy and Neville in Concert, LIVE!

Bayani on Base.. Performing live with the background ballet dancer

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Guitar Collections

My late parents were in their early 40s when I was born so generation gap was inevitable. I don’t care much except that sometimes it was really tough to make them understand that teenagers like myself might be facing some sort of identity crisis. I had learned to play guitar when I was 10 and at an early age, I believed then that music will gonna be part of my life. I was not fortunate to have one during my teenage years because my old-fashioned parents believed that guitar would lead me to vices and bad influences.

Well, they may be right, but I proved them wrong…

I believed this is one of the reasons why I ended up collecting guitars… actually, not only guitars but most musical instruments that I found useful for my future plans.. this however would come later…

Let me first talk about my guitar collections… mind you, I’m not one of those who collects based on the price, design, brand, nor collecting guitars previously owned by famous artists.. Call me a “frugal yet quality-wise collector..”

I can pick up the best one by its sound and the wood they used. Old wood especially those highly dried maple and rosewood sounds better. I always look first at the materials used such as the wood quality, tuners, bridges, plated parts, fret wires and plastics. These are the essential parts of the guitar. Other than the materials, it is crucial to see if the parts such as the body, neck and the frets are aligned.

I got number of guitars right now. I bought it from various places and countries I visited. Some are now safely stored in our Baras home, some are here with me. I also gave some to my buddies as presents while some were donated to religious institutions..

an up-date from
Bayani of Caviaoskie

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Caviaoskie's world..

Welcome folks!

Here I am to give you the most exciting preview of how low profile musician live and enjoy life with my family.. This includes adversaries, challenges and not only that, here I am too to give some minor and major issues about myself as a musician..

If being conscious means being a coward, then you can put it that way.. I got various songs and compositions but I guess I am a born conscious and coward to take the first step to let the world hear my music..

Friends say I gotta do something before somebody does but hey, tell me how..!

See ya..