Daily Archives: March 20, 2011

‘Stigmata Exhibit

Featuring the works of young graphic designers and photographers from DLSU, UST, ADMU, DLS-CSB, APC, and SBC-A with special guests Collision Theory’s Aj Dimarucot, Project Headshot Clinic’s Niccolo Cosme, and Lomography Enthusiast Eric Cusi. Complete list of artists featured here.


Didn’t make it to the talk, was in a different meeting… So sayang!

Had a liter of Coke Zero for the whole day, I think. My body runs in cola, LOL! Hanna, Angela, Escy and I arrived at SMX at around 7pm already. Flooded with people, but the talk is really done na :|

Elisa and David

…and their works – in blur! >:) Peace!

I can’t explain why the shot below is my favorite.

Charrrrr! :P

I am so loving the blur…

You gotta love these people! So kulet! My favorite shot of the tres marias —

Best in behind…

…and in front of the camera – Elisa!

Do the ROBOT – Hanna, Escy!

Do the FIERCE – Escy! Didn’t know that Elisa knows Escy from St. Scholastica Marikina! SMALL WORLD!

Do the AFRO – Ella!

Anyway. Kudos to the future graphic artists that will soon rock the local art scene! Thanks to Elisa for inviting me! Keep up, you guys are awesome!

Organizers of ‘Stigmata from De La Salle University – Manila.

Tweet. Meet. Give.

As you might have overheard at Twitter, Twestival Manila is happening in four days time at LeBistroVert, Valero st., Makati City and is hosted by Mr. TJ Manotoc! If you haven’t, read about it here. In the spirit of generosity, I am giving away TWO (2) Twestival Tickets worth PhP250 each! Each ticket is inclusive of two drinks, a loot bag, and an awesome chance to win cool prizes by our very generous sponsors!

All you have to do is this:
1. Follow me in Twitter: @Jonver_David
2. Tweet this: “I support @TwestivalMNL on 3/24 8pm LeBistroVert, Valero st., Makati City #jSWAG”
3. Only entries tweeted before March 24, 12 a.m. are honored.
4. I’ll be choosing a winner randomly via Random.org
5. Winners shall be announced on March 24, 8 a.m. via DM.
6. Failure to respond before 1 p.m. shall forfeit the winner of the ticket and goes to the next randomly chosen contestant.

NOTE: This contest is open to everyone. Although, Twestival Manila is in MAKATI CITY, so be sure first you can attend the event before joining :)

What are you waiting for, TWEET NOW, and let us all be in the spirit of generosity!

Tweet. Meet. Give.

Twestival Manila: Biggest Tweetup EVERRR!

Tweetup. (n.) meet up with Twitter friends.

Something for the Japan quake… We love you JAPAN!

If you’ve been on Twitter for a while, you’ve probably heard of Tweetup, especially if you participated in #sentisabado. It’s been quite popular among Twitterati, seeing each other and meeting the persons behind the usernames.

Some Twitter people behind Twestival Manila: Ros, Me, Charm, Marga, and JeepneED people!

On March 24, one of the biggest tweetups on Twitter universe (or at least just for a Twitter country like the Philippines) is happening. Enter Twestival Manila.

Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities offline on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to $1.2 million for 137 nonprofits. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.

Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact. Over 200 international cities from Buenos Aires to Bangalore, Seattle to Seoul and Hong Kong to Honolulu have participated in Twestival.

(Official website)

For the first time, Manila is participating in this worldwide OFFLINE event to tweet, meet and give! This year’s beneficiary, and the very first, is JeepneED.

JeepneED is mobile science and tech lab for rural schools in the Philippines. It takes education on the tracks with laptops (with internet), printer, scanner, projector, and basic science materials for around 8 – 12 rural schools. JeepneED aims to bring science and technology without intimidation, and taking it to a whole new level!

You can be a part of something bigger ’cause you, yes you social media fiend, are invited to this very momentous event! It’s gonna be held this Thursday, March 24, 8pm at LeBistroVert, Valero st., Makati City with host, TJ Manotoc! Ticket costs PhP250 (click here to buy) inclusive already of free drinks, a loot bag, and an awesome chance to win cool raffle prizes! ALL (to the cent) proceeds goes to JeepneED.

BTS, Twestival Manila 2011

Come one, come all to Manila’s biggest tweetup ever! We’re aiming to raise PhP140,000 to help JeepneED with their operations. Let’s help education spread throughout our country and you can do your part! Go get that pen, block Thursday, ’cause we are gonna do this!

Tweetup, March 19, 2011

We appreciate ANY kind of help. So if you have that big heart, you can do any of these:

  • Follow @TwestivalMNL and tweet about the @TwestivalMNL event.
  • Invite your friends — officemates, workmates, your boss, and even your family.
  • Sponsor the event, especially if your company is on Twitter or would like to reach out to the Philippines’ lively and dynamic Twitter community in a socially-responsible way.
  • Buy tickets in advance – or buy tickets even if you cannot attend. The more tickets sold, the quicker we reach the goal of providing support to @jeepNEED and the rural high schools it wishes to serve. We will have a safe and secure way to buy tickets online.
  • Buy more than one ticket. Buy tickets in bulk. This is not for everyone, really. But for those who wish to donate to a good cause. We say to them: @TwestivalMNL and @jeepNEED would be glad to receive your donations!
  • Publicize the event on your blogs and on Facebook, on newspapers/radio/television if you’re a journalist or editor, on your shows if you’re a movie/TV star. Tell your many followers on Twitter about this event.
  • Volunteer to contact media. Volunteer to look for sponsors. Volunteer to perform a song or a dance at the event. Volunteer to help in any way you see fit.

Thanks y’all! Ciao for now!

P.S. Come to think of it, it may not be an entirely offline event, knowing the Tweople can never resist the urge to tweet!
P.S.S. Follow @TwestivalMNL for more updates. And also @Jonver_David, ’cause I might raffle off two tickets to Twestival!

P.S.S.S. Our OFW brothers and sisters can also be a part of this, Click here to donate!

Something’s Gonna Happen Thursday!

I woke up to an extremely positive day! It’s the 17th of March and it has never been better ever! It’s my day and something’s gonna happen Thursday!

First stop: School. Have a competency exam to take. But then sched is messed up so Hanna and I decided to reschedule the next day (we figured that it was a competency exam for contact center agents! That’s one way to predict our future, nurses! Nothing against, just sayin’ /sigh)

Anyway. Second stop: Ayala Museum. Onto my plans for the day! The rescheduling of the exam gave us time to go change and freshen up before Visual Voice. Visual Voice is, by the way, hosted by Ayala Museum and Manila Design Week 2011.


Marcela Gutierrez inspires young designers. She relays her stories of ups and downs, and how she bummed until she got broke and finally squeezed the creative juices out of her head.

Never stop even if all things stopped, and you can’t do something about it…

Networking is very very important. Every person you [meet] shape yourself in the future…

It depends on your will to go somewhere…

Miguel Polidano explains the trends of editorial design. How designing a book can be crucial and how not to clash with the client. Funny, witty, and just very prolific!

It’s just 9:06am in Spain, perhaps?!

Poli, as Ms. Clara Balaguer, director of Manila Design Week, calls him spoke in pure Spanish his whole talk. He said that he wants to explain his concepts on how it really should be, and if he said something ridiculous, then there is still time to tweak it up. Funny guy!

Turn things that are intangible into something tangible…

[Editorial design is] physically representing things that are ethereal…

A graphic designer is a technician in communication and ultimately and editor of [contact.]

Some sidetrips! We saw multimedia-superstar-duo Ryan and Garovs!

Ayala Museum’s Spike Acosta with his Support Japan armband. I just really had to have a photo of that! Let us all support Japan!

Here is when my day is first made. Just before Senor Polidano gave his parting words for the young artists, somebody just texted and even called up!

Gang: Hi Jonver! Was trying to call to greet you a happy birthday. Happy Birthday! -Gang

I was so psyched! A call AND personal message from coolness herself Ms. Gang Badoy! Awesomesauce!!! I actually hyperventilated hearing her voice! Starstruck! Just keep them good vibes coming…

As if my day is over yet, I came home to a simple, yet pleasant surprise. Everyone is at home! Kevin is not though, he’s at school for their annual ball. But it’s still alright! Family cooked for me, awwwwww! Simple, intimate family birthday dinner.

Pampahaba ng buhay – Pansit!

That colorful cake. Thanks Mommy!!!

Other food did not make it to the picture-taking, but did take a rollercoaster ride to our stomachs! Was so famished when I got home, haha!


Day ain’t over yet! Just when I was so ready to call it a day, another greeting came (where did all these people get my number, my granny asked! /lol!) Guess who.

LCV: Hey David! This is Luchi. Just want to wish you a Happy Birthday. May you be busy counting your blessings from the Lord who gave you such a wonderful friend in Jen. I’m sure you, too, are a blessing to her. God bless!

Bet ko yan! I wish I’d be really BUSY counting my blessings! If it isn’t TV5’s head of news and public of affairs, Ms. Luchi Cruz-Valdez, who greeted me that struck me only with W-O-W!!! She even greeted me on national TV!!! Imagine. That. Hyperventilate!!! And whoever (ehem) asked those cool people to greet me, is ever so sweet!!! Killer Jen Aquino has been making this week too special for me! Thank you Killer!

I just have to call it a day, I guess. But what a day, indeed! At the end of all this, as my birthday week comes to a sweet finish, this post, which involved a lot of exclamation marks, goes to those who made my day/week extra special. Those who flooded my Twitter timeline, Facebook wall, and text inbox thank you sweeties! To my family who waited until nine for dinner with me, how sweet of you guys! To Hanna who went to the Museum with me, we still have lotsa to go to, thanks too! To my very good friend, Jen Aquino, I don’t know how to thank you enough! That was the sweetest gift ever!

And of course, to God, who is Maker of all things good, my life goes only to the one who loved me the most. To the everlasting, I love You!

I can’t even imagine how whirlwind this day had become. Only in the sweetest memory I shall remember all these. Another year for me. Another year.

P.S. Forgot to disclose something. I am forever 21.
P.S.S. LOL!!!!!!!!!!