I really never had any plans to go to Manila Design Week (MDW) at any day. 1.) I am not an artist, (literary, if that counts here) an appreciator may be appropriate; 2.) I have no one to go with; 3.) My academic schedule has been drilling holes in my skull for the past few months now, so yeah, it was not in the plan.
When my good graphic artist friend, Pate caught me on Facebook and made aya in a random post, and we are off to MDW in Cubao X. This is the last stint MDW held, so I decided (finally) to go. Hanna, my classmate and Pate’s high school chum, didn’t go. And yes, we wish you were there Hanna.
So after a very light schoolwork, and some hangout @ SM San Lazaro with cosplayer friends, I headed straight to Gateway to wait for Pate and Louis. I shall reinstate that Hanna should be there. Hahaha. Anyway, I arrived so early I roamed around Gateway and found some UAAP stuff my wallet can’t wait to shed moolah to buy. [I hate that I can’t take pictures of those. They weren’t in the display as well, so yeah head to the mall to see ’em.] Nike is the new sponsor of *selected* UAAP apparel. Last year Adidas endorsed Ateneo and La Salle which launched a thousand anti-elitist comments. I can’t summon any comment though when I saw FEU and Ateneo on NIke’s display tarp. I think this is based on the predictions that the two powerhouse teams will meet in the Finals (FEU as of the moment is in top, AdU on second, and Ateneo on third.) What’s surprising though is that FEU has endorsements this year. I never knew any UAAP endorsements for my school, not until now. And for my bias, it’s pitted against Ateneo. Way to go, I guess? LOLz.
Me in my Ateneo Jacket in their bball battle against DLSU
I think we were in the La Salle side, when I shouted GO ATENEO!
I wonder what happened to the age-old rivalry – Ateneo v La Salle. On the other hand, La Salle is still endorsed by Adidas, having their centennial very near. More suprisingly, San Beda is also endorsed not only by Nike, but by Adidas also. Well, it’s not UAAP though.
Up to the cinema level, Inception is still showing. And I’m pissed to the gut still not having watched it. 1.) Thesis; 2.) Humanities Exemption Project; 3.) Duty; and 4.) Broke. Of all the four reasons stated, I sooooooo hate the fourth. I should find a part-time job pronto. Pate told me to watch it in the movie house, aghast at the fact I am resorting to downloading it. There were no piracy issues brought up though, just aesthetic and moviewatching experiences.
Geez, it was shown last Summer on other parts of the globe
I waited for them at Taco Bell after eating at KFC *glutton!* Pate arrived earliest, followed by Luis, her another graphic artist friend, and Louis last. Louis looked like sabog, but nevertheless arrived. Peace! I’m glad I’m not the only nurse to go here (plus spotting people in clinical uniforms.) But I’m not in uniform, ang chaka naman kasi, LOLz.
Actually the rendezvous calls for a heart emergency, being that Louis’ heart. Peace again dude! Good thing alcohol kinda cures all things. Kinda. Too much alcohol – not good! So Louis and I took a stroll around the Cubao X to talk it off. Pate and Luis hit the stage for the performances.
The place was jampacked. Not the usual Cubao X night. If Cubao X was a bottle of beer, it looks like a slightly shaken bottle of booze, opened then carbonated bubbles oozing from it. I can’t even go near Mogwai for Mojitos. And yes, I will bet my one month allowance money that they ran out of it.
The place, aside from jampacked of people, is flooding of stalls. Graphic artist after graphic artist after graphic artist. One of those we particularly went in was Manila Sound Vision in THE Clothing (I think. Haha, I wasn’t particular of the store.) It exhibits different (and weird) album cover arts. It’s where the mini-street party was held.