The Reel World

My name is Nicky Daez and I am currently living in Manila, Philippines. I am a 28 year old filmmaker and entrepreneur who loves films, books, food, art and travel. Life is short so seize every moment.
Day 38 | Water Therapy

The minute the water touches your feet, a surge takes over you in an instant. You plunge into the cool shallow water and emancipation begins. The mind starts to drift in hypnotic circles. Muscles relax and senses are reawakened. Our souls start to throb and scream. But we remain calm. Waves crash and speed by us. We allow the moment to just be. This very moment is all that matters.

Day 38 | Water Therapy

The minute the water touches your feet, a surge takes over you in an instant. You plunge into the cool shallow water and emancipation begins. The mind starts to drift in hypnotic circles. Muscles relax and senses are reawakened. Our souls start to throb and scream. But we remain calm. Waves crash and speed by us. We allow the moment to just be. This very moment is all that matters.

Beached and at peace. | Siargao, Philippines

Beached and at peace. | Siargao, Philippines

Day 37 | Hit Pause & Reset Your Soul
There’s something about seeing fields and mountains that leaves you in a constant state of calm. The ocean and the sun blazing through the waves puts you in a yoga-like daze. Your eyes open wider. You feel like the world is unraveling. More than anything though. Your baggage and layers start to peel away. Little by little, you fall into that natural equilibrium. In pure simple contentment. 

Day 37 | Hit Pause & Reset Your Soul

There’s something about seeing fields and mountains that leaves you in a constant state of calm. The ocean and the sun blazing through the waves puts you in a yoga-like daze. Your eyes open wider. You feel like the world is unraveling. More than anything though. Your baggage and layers start to peel away. Little by little, you fall into that natural equilibrium. In pure simple contentment. 

Work becomes play when you love what you do.

Work becomes play when you love what you do.

Day 36 | Speed Bumps

You’re moving too fast. Everything’s a blur. No time to think. Fleeting emotions. Overstimulation hypnotizing you in a dizzy spell. Beating the hustle. Topsy turvy. Falling in and out of delirium and fantasy. Where do we go? What do we do? Tiny crashes. Bewildering moments of limbo. Longing for the mind to stay still. My mind racing in lightning speed. I come to a halt. Nothing else matters. 

If you haven’t read @wearevagabond’s first article for the Nomad Series featuring South African travel writer and photographer, @travellingduff, click on the link in my Instagram bio to get to the website. Learn more about her stories traveling around the world. Photograph courtesy of @travellingduff taken in Malawi, Africa.

If you haven’t read @wearevagabond’s first article for the Nomad Series featuring South African travel writer and photographer, @travellingduff, click on the link in my Instagram bio to get to the website. Learn more about her stories traveling around the world. Photograph courtesy of @travellingduff taken in Malawi, Africa.

Day 35 | The Good Old Days

It’s been years since we hung out. The jokes and games. Hedonism at its finest. Reckless abandon. Nothingness. Everything has changed. Bills to be paid. Consequences to face. Reality gripping us. We can’t stop. Life won’t stop for us. All we have our memories. To remember what we went through. The good times. The bad times. Life will never be the same. We just have to keep pushing. Embrace the struggle. Remember the good times. Forget the bad. Keep moving. 

Our first article for our Nomad Series featuring South African travel writer and photographer, @travellingduff is finally up! Click on the link in my Instagram bio to get to the website! Photograph courtesy of @travellingduff taken in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Our first article for our Nomad Series featuring South African travel writer and photographer, @travellingduff is finally up! Click on the link in my Instagram bio to get to the website! Photograph courtesy of @travellingduff taken in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Day 34 | Unsettling

Mentally drained. Crippled at times. Which direction to go. Everything’s blurry. Uncertainty. Manic to depressive. Happy swinging to anxiety. Butterflies in my stomach. Falling and soaring. What to do. Where to go. Blaze or struggle. Finding balance. Free yourself. Embrace the struggle

Day 33 | Purge
When the brain needs to purge, this is what it looks like in the form of colors. 

Day 33 | Purge

When the brain needs to purge, this is what it looks like in the form of colors.