Tomas Delos Reyes on The Art of Living
Tomas is a DJ, Mixologist, Chef & Traveler. “I call myself The Boulevardist. Its my alter ego. Man about town. I pride myself on being in touch with whats going on.” 8 years ago, Tomas “caught a free ride out to NYC from San Fransisco and has planted his roots. Our conversation covers his story, his eye opening experience while traveling to the “Motherland” – the Philippines, which inspired his latest project.
“A big part of who I’ve become is a traveler…Im required to travel 1 or 2 big trips a year I’m required..i made my way to the Philippines for the first time..thats was kind of a wakeup call..mainly b/c a big apart of my identity was checked..i grew up as a Filipino-american..when i identify myself in america..i identify myself as a filipino..growing up w Filipino traditions..but it wasn’t until i went out there i realize how filipino i wasn’t..this 1 guy came up to me ..was kinda of checkin me out..he says ‘where u from?’..i said I’m Filipino..he goes ‘no, your not Filipino your FilAm’…that sparked a whole personal journey. of being more conscience of my Motherland, The philippines.” Tomas from our conversation on his trip to his Motherland, The Philippines