Friday, May 30, 2008

China has FHM and it is Fasyon

Chen Zun Photography 2

Chen Zun Photography


If RP has FHM like this, I would strip all my preconceptions, and biases, and all that jazz and go get myself one. I didn't know this was from FHM China's (!) 3rd year anniversary, until I got all the way to the comments section. It's quite fasyon, just like the more provocative and ol da wey-er, but equally fashioney/art-ey French Playboy. I don't know about the other eds though, if there are any. I don't know, I loyk it.


Photography by Chen Zun / Photos from drtenge.


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Photo Friday - Minimalism

I'm 47th this week!

I've been participating in this a photo community for months until recently, due to on-off-on-off internet and heavy school load, I was in hiatus. Photo Friday is a weekly photo challenge, giving participants a topic each week and interpret with your photography. From this post on, I'll try to post here my entries. You should try it too! Go to Photo Friday and find out more about this.

Off Piste - In the Land of Kustaa Saksi


I'm glad I went there and saw the magic of Kustaa Saksi and the Filipino Animators. hwoohoo! It was so nice...but...why 1) did it start so late (??) 2) was it too short (as in bitin)? I thought we were late because we were still on the road @ 630pm and the poster said it was going to start at 6pm @ the CCP Main Theater Driveway. My friend, Kervin, who went with me (thanks!!) said "Finnish artist, Filipino organizers". LOL. When we got there, they were still aligning the projectors, setting up the artworks. Haha Probably, I just misunderstood the 6pm time? Did the 6pm time mean 6 pm opening and cocktails (which we didn't have any, btw, and by choice haha)? Maybe. But the stuff we saw made up for it's really late start (730pm). Anyway, sorry if some pics are unclear and blurry. I didn't have a tripod..I was overwhelmed, and I saw several people that made me really, uneasy. Because their presence is just so...surreal??

It started with the Philippine National anthem and an animated flag. Imagine a design school here with flag ceremonies like this. How cool is that?

While waiting, Kervin (L) and me did a little picture time..hehe Dailyoutfit!

Aligning the projectors...

People chit-chatting...chuchu-ing...

Hey..lookie on the guy reading a mag on the right. Guess who?


Ilove..but it was moving so fast, I could not photograph it. Plus I was so overwhelmed hwooowooo...

Plus the beautiful bravo-ific trailer of Dayo. But the end sfx sounded like, er, Feng Shui? hehe But it was awesome; can't wait to see it.

Oh, Imelda. You're so Imeldific. You're so Iconic. So iconic, you're like a walking logo of yourself. LOL Iloveit.

Yay! That's Mr. Jeroen (left), Ms. Cecile's husband. (this is so ackward, I dunno how to call them??) She's the other reason why I could not concentrate that night. While waiting, I saw shadows of familiar people. I was 100% sure who they were. It was a monmon moment. Remember a character in Mojacko, Momonja? When he sees Mojacko's sister Mojari, he becomes a stone. haha That's the Monmon moment.

I asked for a photo with CVS but she could not - she just had a, was that rebond? Hair treatment that is, in the words of Kervin, Photosensitive. hehe Funny, no? Strange first meeting moment. hehe But it was alright. She instead took a picture of me with her Little Miss Marc, Kervin, and now in this picture, Pepper Lunch's ninang Lia (or Lea? Liya? Kebede? hehe)

Guess who's silhouette this is? I shot this one earlier, when I saw them leave and thought I would never have to time *and* courage to get near and talk to her. hahaha Am I strange or what?

It was so nice meeting you (and co.)! Hope to see you again, hopefully when you're not under hair treatment (hehe) and on your CDGs or Martahns. hahaha JK and Thank you for the LCD cleaner!! Though honestly, it took me a little while to get WWWWH it is.

A collage/mix video of the event..


Click Me to view more info/the trailer of Dayo.
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PS If you have an idea who the culprit of this super fun and inspiring event is, please inform me. I didn't get to write down what they was dark...and a hassle! hehe


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My 6930th Day

Math and computation is one of my weaknesses so don't bother correcting me with that day=year conversion. haha I'm thinking of what I would (or should) do tomorrow (or rather, in a few hours). The first 1/3 of the day, i'd be buying stuff for a my small gathering here at home. Then visit my sick grandmother (what do you call your grandmother's sister??); oh I hope she gets well soon. Then after that, I would just finish whatever jobs i would leave, then go here in the afternoon:

Click to supersize! Photo from Chuvaness.

Is it by invite only? If not, I'm so going. See you there :-)

Source / Source (more info!!)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Imagine Magazine Issue 2: Imagine the Future

Imagine Issue 2
Issue 2 is out now!!

The long wait is so finally over. After almost 7 months of's finally here. Seven months because the moment I finished reading it, I wanted to get the next one already. Hah!

Sneak peeks and my 10 cents' worth will be up later.
(I know i know, I still have the Preview stuff to post..)

*UPDATE 5/27 (08)*

This edit is quite late, I know. We had a photoshoot today, and I read all the blogs with reckless abandon the other day..oh so much to do so little time. hehe I don't think I have post/info hungry readers here much, so why the hurry? hehe


I haven't read the whole thing yet so I can't say much. I used to read everything from cover to freakin cover. But love re-reading magazines so by not reading everything in one seating, I find little surprises every time. But at least I can give a little comment here and there. Kaya nga 10 cents' worth, onti lang. Joke!

Let's start with the nega stuff, but read my disclaimer first: I love Imagine unconditionally and I already pledged allegiance to Imagine's flag so there. Food won't be so delicious without a little salt right??

The cover is beautiful and Jo-Ann Bitagcol really worked it. But, don't you think it kinda looks like the first issue?

Imagine Magazine 1 Imagine Issue 2
Issues 1 (L) & 2 (R)

The look and feel...the's like a part two. Just a bit unsaturated...less vividey. No surprise much because the cover was shot again by Mark Nicdao, the same photographer who did the first issue. Not that it's bad or something, but, I quite expected something different. Look inside and really feel the part two-ness of it. (Click here and here to see the some pics of the previous issue.) Also, I found the new font choices to be, a teeny tiny bit distracting. And why Arial? Helvetica looks sexier and sans-serifer to me; I'm quite crazy about type and typhography so these things matter to me. I know, haha. Distracting because it's quite inconsistent, not distracting because it's ugly or whatever. Check out the previous one and see what I mean. If you'd ask me, they should've stuck to the old one. Ok, so what else? Most of the editorials were so photoshopped and post-produced (wengk, what's that?) it quite looked like Imagine the Power of Photoshop. Haha! JK. There's nothing wrong with a bit of digital imagery here but it kindof makes me look for good 'ol pure classic (fierce) photography. They have it naman, but it's not (quite) enough. Bitin!! I still have some nega stuff to say, but it's not super important, just my opinion and personal biases. hihi

Let's hear the good stuff! yay! Although the cover looks part-two-ish, it's still really nice. Also, I'm quite impressed with what they came up with, over all. I heard a few months ago that issue two would be Imagine the Future so, by default, futuristic images and ideas sprung up my mind. Metallic! Shine! Shimmer! Sleek! Contructed! etc. But they came up with this, deconstucted, organic (read: Eairth), raw, end-of-the-world-ish, dark-ish stuff. Remember Episode 7 in Project Runway 1 where the theme is to design a collection for the year 2055?? That's pretty much what I thought when I saw the stuff inside. I really liked the fashion editorials they did, although, as said earlier, they're a bit too over-done? (bit-over? oxymoron much?) As my friend described it, it's very 'conceptual'. But that should be fine because that's how they interpreted 'futuristic'; they just stuck to their theme. Oh, well, can't have it all! haha The interviews and arcticles were really nice too, especially the one with Paolo Raymundo and the article about Amelia magazine and the collaboration feature that they did, and a whole lot more. Oh, just get it already. :-D

Probably, I'm not just a big fan of over-post-prod'n or super duper conceptual digital imagery that's why it's didn't appeal much to me**. But nevertheless, it's a really good issue and it quenched my thirst for something new, fresh, OOTB and inspiring. If I could only show everything here to you but it's 1)impractical and painstaking 2)unfair? it just got released so...

Your P300 (about US$7) is worth it, especially if you're big on sfx. hihihi Congratulations! I hope I can OJT for them someday...


Meanwhile, eat some eye sample candy (free taste??) with these sneakies I have so far. (You peeping tom. Just buy the magazine already! hahaha) And don't forget to supersize! Just click the pictures...

Imagine Issue 2
The cover without the mast head

Imagine Issue 2

More sneak peek doki-dokis:

2kg (4lbs) of super inspiration !!

Happy Fiesta


@ CSB no??


** Or probably because of the fact that I read it outside the store, standing with a heavy weight lappy i'm carying behind. Stress! Dang Fully Booked - they don't have chairs for customers like in Power Books, where you can just sit and read whatever you want/something you bought.

PS: This week is Philippine Fashion Week and I really want to go there. I want to see how it looks like and WWWWH. If we only had s Or maybe the fashpack / BB / CVS can shoot some stuff and blog about it? hehehe :-)

LAST: For those people abroad who are interested with Imagine, or want to know more about it, click here.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Preview May 2008

Preview May 2008
Preview May 2008


Sneak peeks and all later :-)