While every dream is born from one’s imagination, it is reality that often makes a way for people to turn that dream into a living, breathing passion.
“SMDC has been a big part of my growth and development as a person. I think for you to be a good person, it is important that you maximize your skills and talents, to touch other people’s lives and bring good to the community.” – Joshua Parayno, a resident at SMDC’s Light Residences
For Joshua Parayno, basketball and fitness are things he couldn’t imagine himself and his life without. “I don’t know what I would’ve become, hadn’t I joined my friends who were then into basketball.”
Parayno, a 22-year-old working student, never thought he would be a content creator, and even known for his basketball tricks. “My first sport was football when I was in grade school — but then my friends invited me to join a basketball tricks group. At first, I didn’t know what I was doing, but when I learned the basics, it was a very rewarding experience for me.”
He then created a YouTube account four years ago to share his knowledge of sports and his newfound passion. While the channel has now garnered over 4,000 subscribers and over 34k views, Parayno admits he is still honing his content creation skills — for instance, brainstorming what content would be relevant and engaging for his audiences.
“I have home workout tips and training essentials. I believe the pandemic has all of us cooped at home. That’s why I did a bunch of content not just on YouTube, but also on my Facebook and Instagram accounts — to help people take care of themselves,” added Parayno.
Over the years, Parayno learned to master his craft and got featured in various shows. “I never expected I would be among the Top 5 in Bangon Talentadong Pinoy during that episode. I just gave my best and believed that God will do the rest,” he said.
Content creator Joshua Parayno, who is seen here during the YouTube FanFest 2020, shoots his viral videos in the amenities and facilities of SMDC Light Residences. Parayno is known for his videos on basketball tricks.
Parayno shared that he shot this claim-to-fame video at SM Development Corporation’s (SMDC) Light Residences in Mandaluyong, the place where he has lived for most of his life.
With its resort-like amenities, SMDC’s Light Residences provides a perfect environment and spaces for content creators like Joshua to get their creative juices flowing.
“The amenities here are excellent for people who like to stay fit and active. We have ample spaces and proper amenities where I can workout, create content, train, and get to know my neighbors. I have all the best things in life here. That’s why I am able to give my 100% in everything I do,” Parayno added.
Without a doubt, SMDC is home for this young athlete and fitness enthusiast. The security, convenience, accessibility, and sense of community each and every SMDC development provides make it an ideal place to live for young and energetic individuals like Joshua.
Having its own Light Mall, SMDC’s Light Residences provides immediate access to everything that matters such as retail stores, dining shops, entertainment hubs, and more. It also has a direct link to the MRT-Boni station, offering convenience and easy access to other points in the Metro.
“Your community will help and encourage you to achieve your dreams. I am blessed to have a supportive family and community. Also, I am more motivated to become one of the Good Guys because of the people that surround me,” he furthered.
A living testament to the impact a complete and supportive community makes on the fulfillment of one’s dreams and aspirations, Parayno is all about paying it forward. He is now, more than ever, motivated to share his skills and passion to the young ones in his community and through his content online.
Joshua Parayno is a student, content creator, fitness enthusiast, and personal trainer. As part of SMDC’s community of talented and creative individuals, Parayno enjoys sharing his gifts with his fellow residents and inspiring them to do the same. Learn a thing or two in fitness and sports on his YouTube channel.