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Muni Garage Sale at Moonleaf Maginhawa!

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Tomorrow, the Nomad Manager along with some other brands will have a garage sale at Moonleaf Maginhawa under the Muni PH which aims to build a community of cultural creatives to influence healthy, responsible living to its full potential. I’d rather tell you to read their blog to know more about them.

And please go to their garage sale! Punchdrunk Panda, Vesti, Lagu, Jacinto and Lirio, and Caleb’s Closet will be there as well!

I’ll see you there, yes?

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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

Shutterbug

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

Nov 7, 2012, 4:14 PM

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!

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!

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DSC_0222Monopoly Deal-ing before the panda touches down

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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

Punchdrunk Panda’s *NEW* Camera Straps Summer 2012

Just in time, so I can wash my old camera strap, also from PdP.

Handle with Care by Jen Horn

I like this nude-brown-ish design from Jen Horn. I’ve always liked the designs of a delivery box, hence I’m buying this one! OH! They come now in ministraps for small, compact cameras. Now everyone gets to enjoy these cute camera accessories!

Junk Food Addiction by Gail Go

Koi by Robx Bautista

There is definitely something about Koi that it has to be translated into a laptop sleeve, iPad sleeve, plimsolls, and now a camera strap!

Navajo by Jen Horn

All the camera straps have the signature neoprene, mesh, and leather materials used in the older straps. Bigger ones for DSLRs are sold for P595, while the smaller ones for compact cameras (digicams) are sold for P445! Enjoy 10% discount when you register and buy through www.punchdrunkpanda.com!

I just heard from the Master Panda that they’ll be printing just enough, so you better BUY one now!

You can also browse this brochure here.

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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!

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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!

Punchdrunk Panda Newest Shoe Designs!!!

Introducing the newest shoe designs from Punchdrunk Panda! Check out these funky badass chukkas and boat shoes for him and for her!

Men’s Boat Shoes – Sizes: 7-11, Price: P1,495Eyeballs by Oj Desuasido

Nintendo x Sega by Nathania Gail GoWild Cats by Kneil Melicano

Men’s Chukka Boots – Sizes: 7-11, Price: P1,695Folie by Joseph Velasquez

Wild Cats by Kneil Melicano

T-rex by Oj Desuasido

Women’s Boat Shoes – Sizes: 5-9, Price: P1,295Eyeballs by Oj Desuasido

Nintendo x Sega by Nathania Gail Go

Wild Cats by Kneil Melicano

Women’s Chukka Boots – Sizes: 6-10, Price: P1,495

Folie by Joseph Velasquez

Wild Cats by Kneil Melicano

T-Rex by Oj Desuasido

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So from today, until August 5, we’re pre-selling our newest footwear designs! See 6 new designs for guys and girls in Chukka and Boat Shoe styles. Get 10% off when you create an account at www.punchdrunkpanda.com!

All completed orders will be shipped on or before August 8 (Monday) :D

Coming up next: Behind the scenes of our shoot for this collection! And also watch out for our launch for these designs! I’m so excited for this!

Keep tuned in for more!!!

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