For those who don't know, Saguijo is a bar in Guijo street in Makati which is also a famous venue for band productions and events. It is built on 2 units of row houses and has a museum on the second floor, although I still haven't had a chance to visit...they seem to close early in the evening. They also serve as a restaurant serving Filipino-fusion cusine at reasonable prices.
I found out, Gaijin is the latest side project of the reknowned guitarist Raymund Marasigan. He is joined by a Japanese drummer (Shinji) and an American guitarist and vocalist (Jessie). Raymund is known for being the guitarist for the now defunt Eraserheads (the band that started a music revolution in the 90's) and as an ingenius and innovative songwriter/ frontman in his project band Sandwich. As I loved his songs from Sandwich, I looked forward to the set of his latest project.
As other bands performed, we tanked up on a new brew by Gilbeys. The drink, which was a sweet mix of Green Tea and gin, is reminiscent of vodka and lime but with a refreshing after taste. With the promo price of P199 for a bucket of 4, it was more affordable than other bottled cocktails served in bars.
Later, me and my bandmates hanged around the outside of the bar, buzzed and getting crazy. And because we played the opening set, we went home early and didn't get the chance to see Kjwan again.