Magta-tatlong taon na ang relasyon ng R&B singer na si Jay-R at ng kanyang singer-girlfriend na si Mica Javier sa March 1, pero wala pa raw silang planong magpakasal.
Saad ni Jay-R, “Tatlong taon pa lang naman kami, it’s like we’re still starting with our relationship.
“Wala munang proposal, wala munang kasal.
“Though we talk about it, [alam] naman namin ni Mica kung ano ang dapat na i-prioritize namin.
“We’re helping each other out with our careers in this music industry.
“It’s better that we concentrate muna sa mga trabaho namin in which lagi naman kaming magkasama.”
Diin pa ni Jay-R, “For now, we are enjoying ourselves in this relationship, ito muna ang gusto namin.”
SHE’S THE ONE. Tamang panahon daw ang hinihintay ni Jay-R.
“When I feel that the timing is right and I feel that she’s ready, why wouldn’t I propose?
“You don’t rush into these things, it’s better that you have this perfect moment.
“Yung moment na alam mo na, ‘Uy, ito na yun! I have to do this!’
“Who knows, baka it can happen next year, next month, next week or tomorrow.
“It all depends on what the right time is.”
Naniniwala si Jay-R na may taong destined para sa kanya, at mukhang natagpuan na niya ito kay Mica.
Lahad niya, “It’s strange that you feel something for one person na different from the others you had a relationship with.
“I admit that I got so depressed with my last relationship.
“Sobra akong nalungkot noon and I thought I would never trust my love to anyone again.
“But then, this talented girl came along and entered my life.
“Tapos iba ang nararamdaman mo para sa taong ito.
“If you’re going to ask me if Mica is the one, I can say that… I feel that she is,” sabi ni Jay-R.
OWN LABEL, OWN MUSIC. Dahil isa si Jay-R sa sumusuporta sa OPM (Original Pilipino Music), ang kanyang independent record label na Homeworkz ay nagpo-produce ng original OPM songs sa pamamagitan ng local artists na gumagawa ng album sa ilalim ng kanyang label.
Saad niya, “I started with this record label back in 2007; in 2009, we started music distribution.
“With the help of social media, it will be easier for every album to get that media exposure.
“Before kasi, a singer has to get bookings from TV shows para makapag-promote ng album or even a single.
“Ngayon, social media is the best medium to let the whole world know that we have this great album they can download and listen to.”
Ang vision daw ng Homeworkz ay makita ang bawat music artist na gumagawa ng sariling music na walang sinusunod na formula.
“We are for artistic freedom.
“We are not at the mercy of any recording company telling us na ganito dapat ang music mo para masa ang dating niya.
“Yes, we want our music to sell, pero we also want our own music to be heard.”
Kabilang sa stable ng Homeworkz sina Robin Nievera, Aicelle Santos, Kyla, Nina, Glaiza de Castro, Kris Lawrence, Billy Crawford, at si Mica.
Patuloy ni Jay-R, “I enjoy doing this because ever since… I’ve always wanted to create a new sound and share it with music-lovers out there.
“Gusto naming ipaalam that we have such great singers and songwriters.
“We are for original music, so please support OPM music.”