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 28 | Scattered
So this is my first attempt in my twenty-eight days of my creativity project to just free sketch. I’ve been putting this off since this is unfamiliar territory for me and I think I’ve always felt insecure about painting and drawing. I enjoy and appreciate the medium but actually doing it is another story. Hopefully this will be the start of my exploration into these two mediums. 

Day 28 | Scattered

So this is my first attempt in my twenty-eight days of my creativity project to just free sketch. I’ve been putting this off since this is unfamiliar territory for me and I think I’ve always felt insecure about painting and drawing. I enjoy and appreciate the medium but actually doing it is another story. Hopefully this will be the start of my exploration into these two mediums. 

Surrealism and inspiration in Casa San Miguel. | Zambales, Philippines

Surrealism and inspiration in Casa San Miguel. | Zambales, Philippines

Day 27 | The Getaway

Sometimes you have to slow down. Shift gears and keep the pace relaxed. Unwind and declutter the noise all around you. Feel the waves chasing you down the line. The glare of the sun warming your salt tinted skin. In the distance, a majestic mountain with a tiny waterfall staring gleamingly down on you. Taste the freedom and the calm. Take in the moment. Breathe in. Breathe out.

Day 27 | The Getaway

Sometimes you have to slow down. Shift gears and keep the pace relaxed. Unwind and declutter the noise all around you. Feel the waves chasing you down the line. The glare of the sun warming your salt tinted skin. In the distance, a majestic mountain with a tiny waterfall staring gleamingly down on you. Taste the freedom and the calm. Take in the moment. Breathe in. Breathe out.

Day 26 | Keep On Going

Friends come and go like a revolving door. Opportunities reveal themselves. Some close as quickly as a blink of an eye. We search for things we think we want. Then out of nowhere, we realize the things we really need. You lose some sleep. But you gain perspective. Stay awake. Be present. Listen to your natural rhythms. Pursue the fire burning inside you. 

We drove for miles, going through thick fog and seeing a glimpse of what the earth might have looked like when it first formed. | West Fjords, Iceland. Check out my wife, @lovewesay’s second part of her essay on Iceland entitled, Landscapes. Click on the link in my Instagram bio to get to the article directly.

We drove for miles, going through thick fog and seeing a glimpse of what the earth might have looked like when it first formed. | West Fjords, Iceland. Check out my wife, @lovewesay’s second part of her essay on Iceland entitled, Landscapes. Click on the link in my Instagram bio to get to the article directly.

Day 25 | Lights, Camera, Action

I did it for the funky socks. I had no expectations. No worries. Then it begins. The waiting game. Trying to be productive in between takes. Battling with boredom and idleness. Taking directions. Being the one in front of the camera. A reversal of roles. Discomfort and uncertainty. Out of my element. A learning experience. To be aware and accept that I will never ever know. Humbled by the realization. Always be open. New experiences are always life altering moments.

Day 25 | Lights, Camera, Action

I did it for the funky socks. I had no expectations. No worries. Then it begins. The waiting game. Trying to be productive in between takes. Battling with boredom and idleness. Taking directions. Being the one in front of the camera. A reversal of roles. Discomfort and uncertainty. Out of my element. A learning experience. To be aware and accept that I will never ever know. Humbled by the realization. Always be open. New experiences are always life altering moments.

In pursuit of the simple life. | Ilocos Norte, Philippines

In pursuit of the simple life. | Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Day 24 | Punching Bag

A terrible migraine. Gloomy clouds trailing everywhere. Emotional outbursts one after another. Friction and collisions. Pushing and pulling. Wish there was a pause button. Freeze all the nonsense. Shatter the negativity and insecurities. Release the ego. Purge the toxic. Learn from the gripping sensations. Tomorrow will come. Better days are ahead. 

Photograph taken in Barcelona, Spain

Grit and mayhem in Manila

Grit and mayhem in Manila

Day 23 | Philosophical Waves

Ideas generating. Like-minded thoughts bouncing off each other. Vindications and repressions colliding. Mistakes and learnings intertwining. Feeding off the positive energy. A ripple effect pulling everyone together. Falling into an introspective state of mind. Learning from each other’s stories. Dreams strengthening us. Our past keeping us in check. The future remains uncertain. We strive everyday. Fight the good fight. Live every moment. Never settle.

Day 23 | Philosophical Waves

Ideas generating. Like-minded thoughts bouncing off each other. Vindications and repressions colliding. Mistakes and learnings intertwining. Feeding off the positive energy. A ripple effect pulling everyone together. Falling into an introspective state of mind. Learning from each other’s stories. Dreams strengthening us. Our past keeping us in check. The future remains uncertain. We strive everyday. Fight the good fight. Live every moment. Never settle.