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PANTY MONSTERS x GAY PRIDE

And I shall leave you to this song, ’cause frankly, this is what makes us girls… Happy Gay Pride everyday!!!

Photos by Karla Ynzon

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Panty Monsters Anniversaire

And the most fashionable kids of Manila were out to dress up and party like there’s no tomorrow. Nothing beats Panty Monsters party anytime, anyday, anywhere!!! I hope more parties like this happen in the metro!

Joyeux anniversaire Panty Monsters!!

Photos by Joseph Pascual

Breakfast for Dinner

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This was after the Young Star party where we ate breakfast at Gram’s Diner in The Fort and, as usual, grabbed drinks at Cubao X.

Ah, I love breakfast and booze.

Weekender

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So last weekend didn’t feel any rest at all, neither work. So I guess, it is a party (haha corny part where I correlate the first photo to the first paragraph #fail) Anyway, we had a garage sale for a cause at Moonleaf Maginhawa. Jen, the ever-so-kabowg Twitter celebrity (nuks!) organized this.

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Friends started to come and I think we did a pretty good job in selling, haha.  Saturday was really just starting, and as my friend told us, Moonleaf is where a day probably start or end. Wala lang gusto ko lang sabihin yun, ket ba? HAHA!

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Then off we went to Cubao X for Hello Sailor, Tokwa Penaflorida and Soleil Ignacio’s art exhibit at Heima. I miss the olive scent Heima stores have, add to that their homey feel and familiar faces of friends dropping by.

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We didn’t miss the opportunity to see the other ganap in the area. THE Clothing are launching their new line of shirts, and I Love You Store is just being that always awesome indie fashion shop that it is. Grabbed some new specs (for P250, it’s a steal!) at I Love You Store and drooled at a tank top that my friend got already (so most prolly I won’t buy it,arte lang.) But I still got my eyes on a shirt in THE, a couple of accessories and tops at I Love You Store. Yay for broke-ness… NOT!

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So typically that’s how a staycation weekend looks like for me. Random activities + friends + booze + mainly Cubao X. I need to see an island soon, but I’m still having so much fun here in the city.

Are you in staycation as well? How’s your summer so far?

ANTEROOM SESSIONS 2: Double the fun!

MARCH 31 — Exactly six months and 28 days ago, we held the very first Anteroom Sessions at Moonleaf Maginhawa. I was an intern at Punchdrunk Panda then, and we just wanted to launch some new kicks, with a couple of bands playing, while still making sales. It was just a simple, very simple, musing. Until after some meetings, we decided to take on five bands, a couple of DJs, six brands, and a video production team on board. To cut the story short, we were overwhelmed with the outcome of what we were able to come up with then. Up until now, I still feel kilig whenever I look back at the very first Anteroom Sessions. It was the highlight of my internship, and I can say with all confidence that it was my biggest project for PdP. (Sorry for the emotive tone, I can get very emotional with this, hehe)

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AND NOW IT HAS GONE OUT OF PROPORTIONS! A month before I was surprised to know that the second Anteroom Sessions will be held at CUBAO X! It shocked me and it instantly brought me back to my internship days where I first envisioned PdP at — exactly at the SAME SPOT as I saw them last night. It was surreal, and PdP didn’t disappoint.

DSC_0182PdP’s Nomad Manager and the coaxed boyfriend

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DSC_0184Blogger Arriane and Martha of Vesti

DSC_0188Last year’s crowd favorite Tarsius opened the night! I haven’t heard them with drum sets, and it was a whole different Tarsius last night!

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This year, I really felt where Anteroom Sessions came from!!! Seven bands, two DJs, thirteen proudly Filipino brands, and a whole lot of FUN awaited people – indeed MORE FUN WITH PUNCHDRUNK PANDA! I think I’ll shut my mouth a bit, and let these photos speak for itself *giddy*

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DSC_0195Dinner at Penpen’s

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DSC_0200Gentle Universe were very gentle… lovely tunes!!! We were able to listen to their last set only because we were dinner-ing.

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DSC_0204Last year, Slow Hello was only composed by Selena herself. Now she’s with her complete band set!

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Also, Selena was celebrating her birthday last night! Happy birthday again, S!

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Aside from the awesome, awesome lineup, 13 brands also participated and sold their proudly Filipino products! One of Punchdrunk Panda’s PdP-losophy is to, in any way possible, be proud of their Filipino roots – and here’s adhering to that value.

DSC_0210Mental note to get this from YUKI!

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DSC_0212Artwork. They’ll be carrying PdP’s camera straps soon!

DSC_0213Vesti

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DSC_0215Agos. They invited us to their Baler surfing event, but Hanna and I have other plans already :( NEXT TIME!

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DSC_0217Cool shirt from Electromagnetic Tentacle

DSC_0218Junk Studio was a brand who participated with us last year also. Here’s to brand friends!

DSC_0219We collaborated with blogger Eunicena last year, and now she’s one of our collaborators also — Vnaltik

DSC_0220Kloi’s and Klay’s is as quirky as it can get!

DSC_0221MAPAPEL is one witty brand! I love their products!

DSC_0222Saab‘s Ukay Alalay for the benefit of Francis Magalona Foundation was also there.

DSC_0223What tripled my excitement for Anteroom Sessions is that SOPHIE’S MOM were also there!!! Perfect with Hakka milk tea from Moonleaf Tea Shop!

DSC_0224Loved these choco-dulce de leche cupcakes. Extra sinful!

DSC_0232With Tita Tonette, The real Sophie’s Mom, and daughter Sam

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You bet there were a lot of goofing around last night! Pate, Hanna, Erika and I were playing with my Paradigm Shift noose neckpiece, taking pictures of them pulling it. THEN SUDDENLY A CRAZY THOUGHT. I took pictures with everyone doing it!!! It was so much fun!!!

DSC_0237My girlfriend from PdP, Nica

DSC_0238Haha, let’s not forget Love Never Dies were playing while I was going around looking for people to pull me :P

DSC_0239My lovely Ate and boss, Thysz

DSC_0240…and his brother, Tim!

DSC_0241PdP designer Joseph

DSC_0242They were kinda enjoying it – Chris and Pate

DSC_0243OHGAWDIFORGOTHERNAMETHOUGHIREMEMBEREDIASKEDFORIT. But we wore the same shirt that day! Hurrah!

DSC_0244Loyola Film Circle

DSC_0245My mentor, former slave driver, nomad manager, Master Panda Jen Horn

DSC_0246This hurt the most!!! MUST YOU, ROB CHAM? Lolz, twas ok man!

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Oh, I was enjoying too much and it was time to watch all five webisodes, featuring the design teams and their lovely skimmers. Too bad, I’m a guy. But for y’all lovely girls out there, check ’em out here.

DSC_0250Birthday girl Selena Salang pulled my noose before she went stage to perform with Ang Bandang Shirley!

DSC_0251Lois Yasay of We are Sole Sisters. I love her blog, go visit!

DSC_0252Charls just can’t get enough pull, hehe

DSC_0254Oh!!! With Paradigm Shift’s very own – Mike Magallanes, pulling!

DSC_0255Junk Studio’s Nikki…

DSC_0256…and the best photo of the night! You really pulled a good S&M there, Nik!

DSC_0257With Saab Magalona, just right before she leaves! Miss you Saab!

DSC_0260By the time Ang Bandang Shirley played, I couldn’t take a photo near them already! But their set was fun!!!

DSC_0261Uh so lezz continue… Elyoo as Madamoiselle Eleanor Roosevelt. Loveleh outfit meym!

DSC_0262Bobet, with Mike’s perfect photobomb!

DSC_0263With Yuki’s Miguel!

DSC_0264And another ’cause we’re cool like dut!

DSC_0266Hanna’s friend, Yang from UPD! See you again soon!

DSC_0267The one and only STEFAN PUNONGBAYAN!!!

DSC_0268Saw Ping Medina and gulped and asked a photo from him. Love that face!

DSC_0269Again, forgive my inability to remember names. This lovely girl is wearing a Mich Dulce hat! So chica!

DSC_0270Today x Future’s Austin! His birthday this month… and Panty Monster’s anniversary!

DSC_0274And while we were in Future, I showed I Love You store to Hanna

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DSC_0276Karla and THAT. SPIKED. HAKKA. Moonleaf prepared a special concoction last night – add rum and add even more happiness to your milk tea!

DSC_0277Pwedeng I love your hair, Ruther?! And oh, he’s wearing Paradigm Shift!

DSC_02798mile-inspired photo of Pate, lolz

DSC_0281Os Accessories’ Paul with fenk hair

DSC_0282Salad Day’s Willar Mateo. I want that spiked cap! Oh hi there again, Karla!

DSC_0283Eunice was a bit shocked but did it nonetheless :P

DSC_0284Monday’s Bonnapart Indiebon Galeng

DSC_0285Curves a.k.a. Leatherengines with his latest hair color

DSC_0289Shinji Manlangit of The Strangeness, Nica’s BebeKo, was really funny!!! You da ultimate performer, man!

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DSC_0291Took time to visit Heima, Anteroom’s co-presentor this year!

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DSC_0311AND FINALLY TECHY ROMANTICS HAPPENED! With all fairness to this year’s lineup, they were all great, but there is really something unique about Techy Romantics! I just had to stop taking photos and go dance!

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DSC_0320PdP’s girls (I was once a PdP girl, chos!) Stephanie, Pauline, Nica, and Jen. I wish Gail can be there if there will be a third installment!

DSC_0321Miss you girlfriend!!

DSC_0322Hanna’s #Swag look while ordering booze at Fred’s

DSC_0323Okay, back to being twelve, haha

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Party wasn’t literally over as it was just starting at Today x Future! I love that *what you call that* from PdP!

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DSC_0328I caught Techy Romantics’ Camyl before she left X and had a photo. She told me not to hang myself. I think PdP has thought me to love life enough to stay alive, hehe. CHARAUGHT!

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And breakfast (yeah, that was breakfast already…) at Mister Kabab before going home.

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DSC_0302Oxygen x Marcela Gutierrez graphic tee, Levi’s distressed denim pants, Thrifted military boots, Wrangler denim tote, Paradigm Shift noose neckpiece

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Towards the end of the night, I was approached by someone and he happened to not know that I am no longer officially with PdP. He, all of a sudden, thanked me for bringing Cubao X back to life. In those few seconds, I felt a tear jerk. One, because I was once part of this. And two, because all that he said are true.

When I finally recovered last night, I think I spontaneously just smile at the thought of Anteroom Sessions. It was indeed a brainchild and I wish there will be more of this in the coming years. As it grows bigger, I hope more brands will become inspired of what PdP achieved in its smallness and greatness all at the same time. More than the fun, I think how Punchdrunk Panda seeks to advocate the arts is what really amazes me, above all.

Kudos, PdP and Heima, and to all who were involved in this huge endeavor! I will never tire of supporting these guys!

PANTY MONSTERS QUERIDA // BIRTHDAY SALUBONG

Salubong (n.) to meet, or my pre-birthday shenanigans for that matter *wink*

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Dinner at Adarna was great and my stomach couldn’t still move on and agree more. But then there was Panty Monsters Querida at Cubao X!!!!!

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DSC_0943Mark, Bobet, Jen

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Oh I miss going to Cubao X! Haven’t been here for months! This is the same place and event where I met most of my first blogger friends when one fateful Taylor Swift concert went wild and left EDSA hopeless. I didn’t regret getting stuck then if it meant meeting all these wonderful people.

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DSC_0960With the most-loving Ate ever – Thysz!!!!

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DSC_0962Killers on the run!

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Toff

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This was when Badaf Punk were spinning! Everyone just went wild!!! I haven’t danced for a while, and it just felt good forgetting everything and just working it on the dance floor!

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DSC_0973Say hello to the fierce sisters of DGNTY – Justine and Thysz!

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And of course, who could ever forget DJ Mike Lavet that night?! With all the crazy house tunes, and THAT. HOT. BODY —- WITWHEW!!!!! Is this your birthday gift to me, DJ Mike? #CHARAUGHT

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Believe me, my… errrr OUR eyes were feasting *naughty smile, haha*

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Never too tired to dance

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I’ve just had the best birthday salubong EVER! Thank you guys!

Anteroom Sessions 2 on March 31!

It is still not a year from the very first Anteroom Sessions by Punchdrunk Panda and here it is again! Now in an even bigger space, with more artists, more Filipino brands, and of course more fun than ever! Be sure to block March 31 from your calendar as Punchdrunk Panda and Heima invades Cubao X! Look at this amazing line of artists and brands:

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
Ang Bandang Shirley
Gentle Universe
Love Never Dies
Similar Objects
Slow Hello
The Strangeness
Tarsius
Techy Romantics

WITH POP-UP SHOPS BY:
Punchdrunk Panda — (graphic-designed stuff; www.punchdrunkpanda.com)
Moonleaf Tea Shop — (milk tea; www.moonleafteashop.com)
Sophie’s Mom — (cupcakes and more; www.facebook.com/sophiesmomonline)
Ukay Alalay — (pre-loved clothing from Saab Magalona)
Vesti — (bags with textiles from Mindanao; www.vesti.ph)
Agos — (beach/surf wear; www.agospilipinas.com)
Kloi’s N Klay’s — (polymer clay accessories)
Yuki — (accessories; www.yukimakesthings.multiply.com)
Vnaltik — (tops; www.vnaltik.tk)
Artwork — (t-shirts; www.artwork.ph)
Electromagnetic Tentacle — (t-shirts; www.electromagnetictentacle.com)
Junk Studio — (upcycled accessories; www.facebook.com/junkstudiocrafts)

AND PDP SKIMMER DESIGN TEAM WEBISODES BY:
Red House Productions
(feat. JP Cuison & Saab Magalona; Ge Mapa & Selena Salang)
Chyna Lo
(feat. Robbie Bautista & Cheyser Pedragosa; Kitkat Pecson & Patricia Prieto; Kasey Albano & Arriane Serafico)

RSVP here.

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Anteroom Sessions is all about showcasing budding independent brands and talent. And as a company that passionately supports creativity through their graphic-designed products, Punchdrunk Panda acknowledges others who actively follow their creative inclinations, and provided this avenue to share their passion with others.

With the success of last year’s Anteroom Sessions, Punchdrunk Panda will be holding another leg of the Anteroom Sessions at a bigger venue to bring a bigger crowd to the event.

Anteroom Sessions 2 will be held in partnership with home & lifestyle brand Heima at Cubao Expo on March 31, 2012 from 4-11pm. In keeping with the idea behind Anteroom Sessions, there will be indie music performances, pop-up shops, paper crafts, and webisodes screenings about the design teams for Punchdrunk Panda’s new skimmer collection, which will be launched during the event. Punchdrunk Panda’s skimmer design teams include JP Cuison & Saab Magalona, Ge Mapa & Selena Salang, Kitkat Pecson & Patricia Prieto, Kasey Albano & Arriane Serafico, and Robbie Bautista & Cheyser Pedragosa.

The first Anteroom Sessions started as a modest idea to show off some Punchdrunk Panda sample products at a milk tea place while screening photo shoot webisodes and having a DJ (a coaxed boyfriend) mix some tunes. Gradually, the idea grew and grew, and with everyone who decided to come on board with Punchdrunk Panda for this event, Anteroom Sessions became bigger than the team imagined.

For inquiries, please e-mail info@punchdrunkpanda.com, SMS 0915-8048683, or call 861-3577

Ava Paguyo + Electric Cutes Collection Launch

Ava Paguyo + Electric Cutes

it’s Not a Comeback. Yet. But its a Dynamite
COLLECTION LAUNCH

Music by

Friday:
Happy Tears
Major Chie
Melvin Mojica
Mich Dulce

Saturday:
HurryKid
Kill Your Boyfriend
Only Revolutions

Poster by Everywhere We Shoot

Support our local designers!

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Say hi to November with a bang! You gotta love Cubao X parties! See you there!

Happy birthday Madonna!

It was the Pop Queen’s birthday, and we just had to party like there’s no tomorrow!

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Hello Mamy Thysz!

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c6Keri mo?!

c24Nixon and RCXY

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c8Badaf Punk: The Jujiin and Xtina

c11   Say hello to Nissy.

c28Pak! Thysz (like thighs.)

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c12Sweet! Paradigm Shift! Shifting soon!!!!

c15Fierce Joseph! And oh, I love your shirt, man!

c16Filmmaker Judd Figuerres

c14Karl rocking those flats. Aminin. Nahirapan ka teh, LOL!

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c25Melvin Mojica

c1aMelvin: Ansabeeeee?!

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c19Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii >:)

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But apparently, I left my camera at home, but thanks to Karl for lending me his camera (although I really had to have it at auto mode, ’cause it’s a Canon. Sorry, I’m a Canon virgin) and to Joseph for letting me use his humongous lens. It was my dream lens – the very expensive 24 -70mm. I want to have one myself!!!

Oh gawd, it was so much fun! Let’s do it again!!!

Karl’s post: Madonna and the children

Proudrace Pop-up Shop at Cubao X

There were moments that I’m really not in the mood to lug my camera around. Especially when it’s raining, and when I have all the reasons in the world to be lazy. LOL, I always have that.

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So in times like these, I rely on my friends from their photo diaries for keepsake. Featuring Paul Jatayna and Karl Leuterio and their photos of the Proudrace Pop-up shop at Cubao X. LOL, yes they don’t have a picture of me. I have one though that somebody hasn’t posted yet. I can remember that I was about to go home, but I dropped by to see some people and I got so tipsy and really slept so good after this party!

Proudrace Finds

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Party people!

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Creative Shots! 

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I love Karl’s and Paul’s photos! And I love Cubao X parties!

Paul’s post: PAPAPROUDRACE
Karl’s post: PROUDRACE pop up

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