Here is Steven’s essay translated from Tagalog. His original writing follows the translation.
Hi, I am Steven Mark (Macmac),
When I joined the band, I did not how to play the guitar or the drums but when Sir (Nonie) heard my voice, I finally was in. I was happy practicing singing. Our practice became frequent. We sung at Churches, at The Lord’s Church.
When Sir Iddo told us that we would play at Ali Mall, we had to practice ridgidly. On Sept 22, came the event we have been waiting for. Before we went to Ali Mall, we had another round of practice. Exactly at 5 PM we started playing. I was shy at first but when I saw my parents and brother in the audience my being shy went away.
My voice was already hoarse when we sung the last song. After the performance we ate while our parents went home. That was one of the happiest days.