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 59 & 60 | Layers
Keep thoughts at bay. Let everything stand still. Nothing else matters. Just this moment. No one else beside you. Only solitude. No digging. Introspection paused. Stop the lingering. Enough with the stimulation. Simplicity is the name of the game. No moves. No agenda. Stay put. Leave your mind for a moment. Detach from reality. All I have is now. 

Day 59 & 60 | Layers

Keep thoughts at bay. Let everything stand still. Nothing else matters. Just this moment. No one else beside you. Only solitude. No digging. Introspection paused. Stop the lingering. Enough with the stimulation. Simplicity is the name of the game. No moves. No agenda. Stay put. Leave your mind for a moment. Detach from reality. All I have is now. 

The Nomad Series brought to you by @wearevagabond features travelers from different parts of the globe and explores their stories and learnings from their travels.

In our latest feature, An and En Estrada (@tracianne and @trasienne),creative twin sisters and analog photographers of Your Evil Twin (http://youreviltwin.us/) from the Philippines share with us their love for travel and getting out of their comfort zones. Click on the link in my bio to get to the article. Photography courtesy of @tracianne and @trasienne taken in Outdsthoom, South Africa.

The Nomad Series brought to you by @wearevagabond features travelers from different parts of the globe and explores their stories and learnings from their travels.

In our latest feature, An and En Estrada (@tracianne and @trasienne),creative twin sisters and analog photographers of Your Evil Twin (http://youreviltwin.us/) from the Philippines share with us their love for travel and getting out of their comfort zones. Click on the link in my bio to get to the article. Photography courtesy of @tracianne and @trasienne taken in Outdsthoom, South Africa.

If you haven’t read our new Nomad Series featuring Australian @contiki head director @begatti_, click on the link in my bio to get to @wearevagabond’s website and learn more about his travels and adventures! Photograph courtesy of @begatti_ 👌

If you haven’t read our new Nomad Series featuring Australian @contiki head director @begatti_, click on the link in my bio to get to @wearevagabond’s website and learn more about his travels and adventures! Photograph courtesy of @begatti_ 👌

Day 58 | Energy

Life begins. Life ends. It’s a cycle that’s easy to ignore. We get caught up in living the dream. Our endless pursuits of stimulation and materialism. And out of nowhere, death sweeps by. Unforgiving and painful. It’s what keeps us grounded. We witness the mourning. The nostalgia and bittersweetness trickles all around us. Hands intertwined, we seek refuge. In unison, we channel our energies towards something greater than us. Hoping that whatever is there after our mortal lives is paradise. Pulsating and surging through our blood streams, we feel that spark. A moment that scares and moves us deeply. 

Exploring the infinite abyss. Moments like this remind me to be thankful for everything in my life. A high five to the universe for all the blessings and learnings!🙏

Exploring the infinite abyss. Moments like this remind me to be thankful for everything in my life. A high five to the universe for all the blessings and learnings!🙏

Day 57 | Fatigue

Running on fumes. First wind. Second wind. Third wind. A few hours of sleep. Half-awake throughout the winding drive. Rainfall and mountains blurring together. Chatter in the background. The world spinning in circles. Arrival. Mushy waves crashing on top of each other. Debris and fallen trees washing ashore. Deep ice cold brown frightening waters. Sitting on a board by the line up. Waiting for the perfect wave to come in. Paddle hard. Paddle harder. Pop up. Hear the loud burst of the crashing wave. Speed down the line like you’re gliding on top of the ocean. Resting on dry land. Eyes heavy from fatigue. They start to close. Slowly, you start to drift. 

Day 56 | Struggle

There’s always a trade off. You do this. You get that. Pursue your passions. Risk living on the edge. Bills need to be paid. Creativity stifles. The need to sell out a bit. Get paid to do robot work. Burn your soul a bit. Transaction done. Beneath the current, you’re building the dream. It’s the fuel that drives us. What keeps us going. Without it we are nothing. It makes reality bearable. Knowing that we’re churning out something bigger than ourselves. In the end, that feeling is all we long for. To strive for the infinite.

Day 55 | Into The Great Unknown

Can’t function. Past and present blurring. Faces and memories. Too much interaction. Mindless chatter. World speeding by me. Traffic jams and truck bans. Number coding and third world bullshit. Political thieves and self-entitled pricks. Media shoving junk down your throat every second. More and more. Mine and yours. Bleeding will never stop. Money and power hungry. Crippled to make a choice. Overload to the nth degree. How do we stop? Do we make it out with our souls intact? Or do we get sucked into this wretched digital world?

Exciting things coming very soon from @seabiscuitfilms.

Exciting things coming very soon from @seabiscuitfilms.

Day 54 | Provoked

Push yourself. Good job won’t cut it. Good enough is for losers. Do it. Don’t settle. Fuck mediocrity. Do yourself a favor. Quit now. Throw in the towel. Let the pros handle it. What do you think? Can you be one of the greats? Are you willing to sacrifice everything to get to the top? There’s no other way. You can’t fake your way through it. Nothing less than the best. Greatness isn’t for everyone. You have a choice. You can live your life. Be comfortable. Cruise on. Or you can take the high road. Put in the hours. Live out your craft. Make your way to the top. Take your pick.