About Me

Meet Ric, a typical guy who loves listening to music.

If you ask him about himself, Ric might say, “I’m just an ordinary guy—funny sometimes, but nothing interesting, I guess. Oh, and I love music; it’s in my blood!”

However, this modest self-description fades away once you get to know him better. You’ll discover that this Journalism graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman is far from ordinary. Ric is not just another face in the crowd; his story is much more intriguing.

His full name is Ric Jayson Abasola, but most people simply call him Ric. He’s a young man with a passion not only for music but also for writing, which led him to pursue a degree in Journalism to fulfill his creative drive.

Ric grew up in a family of five: his mom, dad, an older brother, and a younger sister. He spent his childhood in their house in Alabang, where he learned to read and write and played street games with his kababatas. In 2004, the family moved to Calamba, Laguna, seeking a more secure life.

This seemingly ordinary guy who loves listening to music has something essential to share. When it comes to navigating life’s challenges, he’s not just an average guy who spends hours with his iPod, sketchpad, and laptop. Ric has a wealth of experiences that have shaped his personality and made him a better person.

He may seem typical, but in the most extraordinary way.

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65 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Daniel Vaughn says:

    Awesome! Keep it up brother, you’re truly an inspiration, I also love to write in my journal. I will read more of your written blog take good care, my brother.

  2. Suely Marques says:

    My name is Suely, i’m work in “Crama is a Design Company in Brazil.
    We are working in a special project for internal distribution – a Corporate Book of traditional communities.

    For that, we found a image at your website which we would like to use.
    Is that possible? Please find attached the referenced one.

    In case of positive answer, would you mind to return us with quotation?
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      • Suely Marques says:

        Good morning,

        I received your message, but this project was canceled.


        From: Black Helios Reply-To: Black Helios Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:21 PM To: Suely Subject: [New comment] About the Author

        WordPress.com blackhelios commented: “Hello Suely! How can i contact you? Can i have your skype account?”

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    Hiya Ric,
    Thanks for the follow – it was quite surprising since Ive just entered this world of blogging and all it’s ins and outs…I think Im spinning in circles already! I really enjoyed browsing your site, and hope to get the hang of this so it can look as nice and organized as yours! Cheers!

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  10. Evia Demelis says:

    Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would value your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

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  12. Mara Tajima says:

    Superb blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions? Kudos!

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  15. skadhu says:

    Hi Ric, thanks for dropping by and following my blog. I’m looking forward to exploring yours more—you’ve got some great stuff in it.

  16. Skohly says:

    Hi Ric, Thanks for the follow. Was just checking out your photos and i see you have quite a knack for portraits, i especially like the two you took of the ethnic folk from the Sagada Tribe. Very nicely done! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  18. Momma E. says:

    Hi – Thanks for visiting my site and for the follow! Your photos are just beautiful. I love flower pictures too, but I’m also trying my hand at other subjects. (I was trying to photograph lightning last night with zero success ) I’ll be checking your site frequently, just followed you back Have a great day Best, Donna

  19. kperiodismo says:

    Hey Ric, thanks for the follow, I read your blog, and it seems like we have a lot of common interests, I really liked your blog, so now I’m following you too 😀 Let’s talk sometime!

    • blackhelios says:

      Hey thanks a lot. Your blog site is way fantastic than what i just had established. 🙂 Yeah, i also noticed the similarity, well that’s a good sign i think. My pleasure!

  20. Photographie Naturelle says:

    Hey Ric!

    Awesome blog. I’m also a journalism student over here in the States. Your pictures are a real pleasure to look at. Thanks for the follow and I’ll definitely be frequently returning to your blog. Keep up the great work!

    • blackhelios says:

      Hey there! That’s nice, we’re on the same track 🙂 I found your blog really interesting. I’m also in photography just like you. You too keep up the great work!

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