It was an honor and privilege to attend The Outstanding Young Men Awards ceremony in the Malacanang Palace in Taguig City, Philippines. The Malacanang Palace is basically the White House of the Philippines so this was a very big deal! Besides, it gave me a reason to return to my beautiful homeland! Not only did they invite me to attend the ceremony, but they also awarded me for my excellence in contemporary music and for the apl.de.ap foundation, the charity organization I created to help communities and children in the fields of arts and technology. I was given seven awards that day! That’s just ridiculous! Especially when you consider the humble beginnings that I came from. This is the most prestigious Filipino youth award so you know your boy was flying high that day! Many thanks go out to the TOYM Foundation.