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Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Dreamer of dreams: Ino Zijlema

EVERY great dream begins with a great dreamer. Every person has an insatiable thirst to reach for the stars, but only a true dreamer cultivates that passion from within and uses it as a driving tool in achieving. Oscar Wilde once said that a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he gets to see the dawn before the rest of the world.

A classic case for such is Cesalino Jan Ramos Zijlema, who is better known simply as Ino. He was born in September 22, 1999 in Groningen, The Netherlands. This Dutch-Filipino stud is best known nowadays as a radio jock at Magic 106.3. A total eye candy with great communication skills, this dreamy teen has also become one of the most sought-after show hosts in the city. He is also a gifted dancer who surprisingly competes and wins in various Dancesport Competitions. In sports, he was hailed champion for badminton. On his spare time, he enjoys photo journalism and crafts while whistling his favorite songs.

Dreaming of a handsome dreamy prince who lives in a dreamy castle? Well, he is undoubtedly dreamily handsome and he actually lives in a dreamy castle (Al-Masmak,SSC) with his two brothers Wiemer and Jan /VEEmer and YAN/ and his delightfully congenial mother Ms. Ching Ramos. As a middle child of three Dutch-Filipino brothers, Ino Zijlema (pronounced as EE-noh zäi-LO-mah) is pretty close with his siblings. To top it all, Ino is a top-calibre smart gentleman. Truly, he is a remarkable student of the University of Saint La Salle. He is already completing his 5th year in Chemical Engineering at the age of 19. Indeed, some people may seem to have it all.

Ino started his career in modeling with the Blackout Models at a very tender age of 9.

During his teenage years, he was dubbed as Blackout’s Teen King opposite Blackout’s Teen Queen, Karchedel Concepcion. Ino was soon joined by his younger brother Jan Zijlema in Blackout, while exploring the field of modeling. Eventually, Ino was raised into the ranks of his modeling big bros in Blackout Homme (Prime).

There, he was practically handpicked by various clients/brands even for nationwide campaigns. In 2018, he was an official finalist of SM Youth Season 3. Despite all his numerous achievements in modeling, hosting and dancing, he managed to stay grounded all these years. He is even quite proficient in his role as runway instructor/coach for the younger ones enrolled in Blackout Modeling Workshops held in various places in the country.

This dreamy dreamer dreams that one day, he’ll become an established model and TV personality in the country. He strongly promotes individuality by cultivating one’s personal sense of style. This young dreamer may have been faced with numerous enticing opportunities. However, he prioritizes his studies above all else that comes along the way.

Nevertheless, a dreamer must be resilient in reaching for one’s dreams. Opportunities may come and go, but your main objectives, your dreams and aspirations, must persevere. Just like Ino, one must hold on to such determination in order to succeed in life.


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