Ra­dio DJ, host, di­rec­tor, writer, and pro­ducer Jazmin Reyes finds mean­ing in good sto­ry­telling.

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multi-hy­phen­ate Jazmin Reyes on pur­pose and true hap­pi­ness.

At any given mo­ment, you can find Jazmin Reyes knee-deep in story de­vel­op­ment, whether it’s for the morn­ing ra­dio show that she hosts on Play FM, Chef Claude Tayag’s TV show Chas­ing Fla­vors (for which she is co- di­rec­tor), or her next short film (a re­cent col­lab ti­tled Pag­nanakaw won se­cond place at an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion). “I get story ideas from peo­ple, places, and ex­pe­ri­ences. Some I write down with the idea of turn­ing them into short films or TV shows, oth­ers just into silly videos. I started with the­ater, and the rig­or­ous prac­tice of de­vel­op­ing char­ac­ters to make a scene more ef­fec­tive is al­ways a won­der­ful ex­er­cise.” She says, “I think when you find your pur­pose in the world, you can at­tain a sense of hap­pi­ness that isn’t ma­te­ri­al­is­tic or ro­man­tic—a self-ac­tu­al­iza­tion that al­lows you to move mean­ing­fully in life. I’m still find­ing that pur­pose for my­self, but I’m mov­ing to­wards it, slowly but surely.”

“The smell of cof­fee in the morn­ing, the pit­ter-pat­ter of your dog’s paws, the ocean breeze... Cel­e­brat­ing th­ese of­ten ne­glected sim­ple joys paves the way for true en­light­en­ment.”

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