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Gamechangers

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And this will be hard to choke out not going… I’d want to discuss here why but maybe later. Still not in the mood hihi. Anyway.

Listen to three of today’s movers in social media and Philippine society. Maria Ressa, Yves Gonzales, and my very own former boss and friend Ros Juan will be speaking about their work in social good! It really pains me not being able to go…

So to know more about this, head on over a http://www.gamechangers.infinite.ly or contact Arriane Serafico @arriane_… and book that date, Jan. 26, already. Highly recommended!!

Run for your lives! Or not.

There’s roughly more than a week left before the Mayans’ prediction of doomsday. Are you scared? Or do you find it funny? Whether it’s true or not, if we can’t do anything about it then here are 12 things you can do to end 2012… Or the world, whichever comes first.

More of this after the jump!

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I know, those are 12 things you can do before the world ends, and it kinda ends in two days. HAHA! So yeah, to not miss out on our new blog, subscribe, subscribe! Anyway, please read my article and find some cool stuff to do before the world reels back to Year 0. Happy End of the World, everyone!

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Welcome, altMNL!

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We’ve been working so hard for this. What once we called baby project became a full blown website ready to show Manila how to live alternatively.

Recreating your options. That’s our banner, and let us show to you your options for, if not better, living in Manila more!

So hit it. Click www.altMNL.com and throw us a few comments, if you like! Also follow us on Twitter @altMNL, and on Facebook.

Can’t wait for bigger things to happen with my team in altMNL! Congrats guys, we deserve beer!!! :D

The Ultimate Punchdrunk Panda Blogger Hangout!

This will be the fourth blogger hangout that I will be with Punchdrunk Panda, and I am just so happy they keep on inviting me (hehe!) And this time around, it’s the biggest one there is in the history of funkifying the world with quirky cool stuff!

It was held at the new Pino – Pipino restaurant and bar at Jupiter street in Makati. Hands down for this group for always making the best grub in town! The last time in Pipino at Malingap street in Teacher’s Village was amazing. And so is this one. ONE PROOF: I have no photos of the food (hehe and sorry!)  because each time the food comes in, it magically finds it way to our mouths. TRUE STORY. This is why we are not dedicated food bloggers, haha!

Anyway, on its fourth wave of blogger hangouts already, Punchdrunk Panda (also, PdP) introduced its new batch of skimmers and camera straps! If you’re still not familiar with PdP, you’re in for some quirky and cool fun!

Nov 7, 2012, 3:47 PMManix Abrera

Light Years

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First up, Manix Abrera (of the Kikomachine Komix fame!) designed a pair of guys’ skimmers, and camera straps (another favorite from PdP!) I really like how it became an extension of his work from the graphic novel world and a fan would instantly buy it. After the whole hangout, everyone was busy buying their own Shutterbug camera straps and had it signed by Manix himself!

Nov 7, 2012, 3:49 PMDiego Mapa

Intergalactic Duet with Dan Matutina

Diego Mapa of two-man band Tarsius, one of our artists from Anteroom Sessions 1 and 2, together with graphic designer Dan Matutina, designed this galactic pair of skimmers. What’s unique with this pair is that with its postcard (each product comes with a postcard with a message from the artist) is a QR code of Diego Mapa’s original soundtrack for Graphika Manila! It’s an intense intergalactic medley of art!

Nov 7, 2012, 3:52 PMNemo Aguila

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Nemo Aguila‘s character designs are to die for! It kinda reminds me of some PdP products with monsters – yepp, you’re right Rob Cham’s Monsters – but now in a different dimension and apparently adaptation of Nemo’s name! Cool work, bruh!

Nov 7, 2012, 3:53 PMJen “Master Panda” Horn

Stamp Collector

Jen Horn‘s love for travel have successfully transcended into her designs and et voila, the Stamp Collector is a mirage of travel visa stamps! It’s my frustration to travel more frequently, and buying this maybe will psyche its way into my life. I don’t know but you, but isn’t that how the law of attraction works?

Nov 7, 2012, 3:59 PMAlessandra Lanot

Eat Your Vegetables

Alessandra Lanot, or fondly Alessa of Pipino, is a vegan. YES, folks, a real one! I didn’t think vegans exist too, until I met her! I have nothing against vegetables, in fact I love them, but you cannot deprive me of my meat (sorry, Alessa!) So Alessa’s work is demanding you to eat your vegetables instead! Haha mai-connect lang, labo! Featured in this artwork is NOT only Alessa’s love for vegetables, but also her watercolor skills that kill! You didn’t even notice it’s watercolor, yes?

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Some of the artists from this collection were not able to join us, so here are their works of funkifying art!


Splash by Lady Krystle Tanmantiong & Anna Oposa

Save the Philippine Seas-inspired, definitely! This artwork definitely shows us how beautiful the sea is even in a small canvas like a shoe. Wear it and be a proud planeteer!


Bob-eye the Referee by Apol Sta. Maria

Another playful artwork in a pair of skimmers? It’s just so PdP I love it! I love how collaborations show the different facets of a brand through different artists as well!

Geoglyphs by Nathania Gail Go

We’d love to see Gail here, but she’s funkifying the other end of the world. But yay for her work which I think means “art on stone.” It’s a naturally occurring formation on rocks! Cool new information, huh? And oh, love the contrasting colors!

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I love blogger hangouts! It’s simple and intimate and ultimately I get to know the brand and other bloggers as well. It’s fun to see familiar faces too from our previous blogger hangouts :)

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Pino’s signature wall art is very tempting for camwhoring. Or we’re just camwhores I think. Say hi to Margarita Queen Tin Rementilla with me on the photo! Di po kami nag-usap sa outfit haha

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Where the boys at? Near me. Hehe. Say hi to Paul the PR Guy and Seph Cham of Love Chic.

Look how big the PdP family already is *tears!* Really thankful to be part of this team and group of bloggers! Much love from moi!

Manix on the Pino wall! Artist on action, *camera click*

The Pandas Nica, Jen, and Pauline with honorary Panda Alessa!

Also, let’s congratulate Pino for being part of Juice.ph’s Juice 50: The Ultimate List of Things to Do, Eat, Drink, Buy and Try In and Out of the Metro! You deserve it guys!

Photos courtesy of Pauline Santillan. Thanks, girl!

STATUS x Moonleaf x Maroon 5

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But before we even start with what went with STATUS Magazine‘s amazing tea party with Moonleaf Tea Shop, meet two of my pretty friends – Thysz and Julianna

DSC_0336Moonleaf’s Wintermelon Milk Tea…

DSC_0338…and STATUS for everyone! ADAM LEVINE ON THE COVER!

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DSC_0342I love the carpeted lounge section in the STATUS HQ! Every office should totally have one IMHO

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I cannot stop spazzing over Adam on the cover!! Best thing evar

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DSC_0349And this bookmark, yaaaaaaaaaaaaay

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And by far the best part of their room (well, aside from the lounge, haha)

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It was really fun hanging out with everyone at the STATUS HQ! What more fun is to have Wintermelon Milk Tea to sweeten this hangout. And there’s Adam Levine at the cover – more than enough!

And playing Rolling in the Deep – Trip to Jerusalem a la STATUS Magazine!

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Thrifted vest-dress, and military boots

Thank you STATUS!
I love you :)

We’ll miss you Master Panda!

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Last night, my friend and former boss Jen a.k.a. Master Panda of the funky fresh brand Punchdrunk Panda flew for Cambodia to start her life-changing trip of a lifetime, which obviously everyone was envious for, haha. Anyway, so we’re pretty  sure we’re gonna miss our favorite panda, so the Apprentice Panda set up a supposed-to-be-small-turned-feast of a despedida for her!

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Just look at that spread, and it wasn’t even the half of everything! We bought all kinds of vegetarian-friendly foodam and Karlo, the Panda Boyfriend, brought FOUR FREAKING BIG BOXES OF BROOKLYN PIZZA! There’s no way Jen couldn’t have guessed we’re throwing a party for her… we were excited pa naman  to see her cry, teehee!

[There used to be a really pretty picture of Nica haha with that caption below]
Dalagang Pilipina smile

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[There used to be a surprised photo of Jen’s face. Hahaha, oo na mej troll ako]
Jen’s pseudo-surprised face

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Nica was in charge of the food, Karlo with the guests and more food (yay!) and my broke self with the venue (working with Moonleaf has its perks, really!) We hijacked four tables and it wasn’t even enough. So much for a small gathering, hehe. So glad though Jen’s friends had the time to drop by even though it was pouring outside!

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DSC_0228Pizza, anyone? There’s plenty for everyone!

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DSC_0240I love nori crackers…. must buy soon!

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DSC_0250Once a PdP girl, always one.

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DSC_0259We bet Karlo secretly cried in the bathroom, haha!

But the Master Panda, a.k.a. the Nomad Manager, will not be really far away if you know what I mean! Keep tuned in her travel antics as she blogs along the way! Be sure to put her in your RSS reader or follow her @nomadmanager on Twitter!

Take care always Jen, and always always always remember we will always look  forward to seeing you again when you come back! Bring some panda-wesome (maipilit lang, haha!) stories with you :)

…and some Ceylon tea, please? Just kiddin’ :P

Manila Social Media Day!

The official Manila Social Media Day in cooperation with Mashable!

Free admission with lotsa surprises and freebies to be given away! So join us as we celebrate being a social media capital at Makati TOMORROW.

But first, let’s see each other at The Bookworm Brigade at Moonleaf Maginhawa! Then let’s go here together, shall we?

Letting go

I’m… letting go of these babies. I’m already on the brink of crying because of separation issues… and all the asthma I got after unearthing these babies :(

It’s sad, but in one point or another, we all have to say good bye.
But I’m looking forward to getting new titles on Saturday at The Bookworm Brigade! Happening this Saturday already at Moonleaf Maginhawa :)

Map by Jonard

Bring your old books, magazines, and any other reading materials for swapping and/or donating and have some tea with us!

Pub mats by Cariza

Also, we’re giving away felt bookmarks (c/o Moonleaf and Twee Shop) to the first 100 registrants —

Planner not included, hehe

We’ll see you on Saturday! I’m so excited already :)

Official event pub mat by VPG

For more updates, please RSVP to our event page here :)

Are you happy?

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Happiness isn’t my strongest suit. However, I have always believed that contentment is the philosophy behind happiness. Yes, that’s found in my Facebook info page, and yes that may qualify as an answer to Ms. Universe. But I guess, that’s not the point of this post, hehe :P

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Earthly Delights

Yet again, this is one long overdue post, but also true, I still feel how fun this party was! STATUS Magazine throws THE. BEST. PARTIES. evarrrrrrrrr! Just look at those faces ——— DRUNK BY 6PM!

DSC_1132Just remember we started looking like these when you see us wasted and all out drunk later in this post, haha! NO REGRETS!

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DSC_1135There were unlimited Magnum barssssssss. Oh my god, I haven’t seen so much Chocolate Truffles in one place (normally, it’s out of stock meh)

DSC_1136Nang tinuruan ako ni Gelo maging hippie. CHE! HAHA!

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I love this photo of Angel, and no it’s not because I shot it haha

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AND I LOVE CATCH FOR TAKING THIS PHOTO. I have been Catch-ed.

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THE VERY BEAUTIFUL NIKITA MCELROY

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Mah very pretty friend, Patty… who I badly miss now :(

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Best in emote. TRUE!

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What’s your mix, lololololololol

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I intended to repeat that photo (actually kasi nakakatamad din burahin pa.) This is to all of Jacob’s groupies. LOL!

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DJ FASHIN! Love the tunes sir!

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The Teresa Herrera. I swear all I did was stare at her when we were introduced. She’s just so pretty…….. and thin!

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DSC_1178Bloggahs reprezent

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DSC_1180My pretty bosz Thysz

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Runway Philippines’ Tina Herrera – she’s just so sweet and kind!

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Another bad-ass picture of Angel. I am seriously loving your pictures girl!

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RED. ALL. OVER.

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DSC_1216That day/night was so EPIC! As I said, Status throws the dopest parties in town!

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Who wouldn’t fall for this guy?!

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Werqing it like bitchez

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DSC_1239Soleil Ignacio. I can’t believe she remembers my blog. Sucha sweet lass :)

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Huling emote. Nikita a la Terry Richardson

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And some more boys….errrrr, FRIENDS!!!! I can’t wait for the next STATUS party. SERIOUSLY, when you get invited, GO. Do not think twice.

See you all again!