Monday, July 20, 2009

On Your Bookmarks / Doki-doki Links! 19 July 2009

pudding packagingsky vending machine 
buamai nice birthday present

1. Several package design variations of a single product, iLike. One each, please! via the Dieline
2. Yoko Ono’s super nice tweet.
3. Inspirational work from Buamai.
4. A different kind of birthday party, here. How kind. Bravo!

romkafriday fonts  
premiere issues office in the woods

5. Romka, an newfound (for me) online zine.
6. Fridayfonts, home of inspirational and experimental typefaces.
7. Looking for covers of a mag’s premiere issue? See lots here!
8. An office in the middle of the woods? Yes, Please.

covers blog wall-e end credits
tomi a tomi b

9. Covers, a blog of hand-drawn mag covers. iLove!
10. Awesome Wall-e end credits animation via the Rogue Blog. And I thought I was alone! When we watched Wall-e, I was glued till the end (as in most movies I watch…). Usually, the end credit animation/soundtrack is the icing in the movie cake so I always stick around till the end and watch for surprises, hehe.
11, 12. Tomislav Zidar’s super wonderful little things. Can I have one, please? hehe via Sonnyphotos.

dazed aug 09 eat sleep draw
procastination  alphabet keychain via grain edit

13. A very magazine-y cover: Dazed and Confused August 2009. via the Fashionisto.
14. Eat. Sleep. Draw. A friend’s work has been featured there recently. Nice works. via MCHNGN
15. Overcoming procrastination. Must read….later. hehe
16. Cute alphabet keychains, one each, please, thankyouverymuch.

graphic design referenced a graphic design referenced b
creative spaces via dazed digital old manila

17, 18. Graphic Design Referenced, come to papa!!
19. Organized chaos is what I call this. Almost like my room, except that I have less. For now. via Dazed Digital
20. Experience old 1930s Manila. iLove! According to, it is when “Manila looked like Paris”. Where did this go??? What happened?? I want it back, hay. via

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fashion & Style / Style Sundays: 19 July 2009



A rather late post. But def better than never. Last night at Koro Filipino.

Random Thoughts / Week in Review: 12-18 July 2009


↑ DEATHMARCH. Monday. At the terminal. Waiting. Strike. No jeep/tric/whatsoever.  Hitching would cost me mucho more than what is humanly possible. So me having mush for mind decided to walk. Walkathon plus weightlifting (my bags A, B & C). From the terminal to my school. No idea how long (see google map above or here). There isn't much to say except that it was farking exhausting and I overworked my favorite torture shoes (of which I brought/used thinking there wouldn't be much walking. I know.). And yes, stress + stores don't go well together because retail therapy is, as always, the number one excuse for yet another purchase. Ah, well, at least I have Alice now.






↑ TFCness PART DEUX. And flex I did; remember last week's wish to have together time with the balikbayan? Yay!, cause I didn't quite expect that I'd be seeing him again. It wasn't the bestest bestest best meeting (it was quick, it was raining, and the dreaded epistaxis happened hehe and oh yes, plus something me and my brother only knows and can't tell cause I swore, sorts, to secrecy hehe) but it was ok anyway. Had lunch at Jolibee; I thought it is not as ubiquitous in the states as it is here so it'd be nice to bring our the balikbayan there for lunch. I'm not a Jolibee person but thanks to my several unplanned visits there recently, I think I'm a convert. hehe Now, I'm craving for Chickenjoy!! PS: I didn’t know you cannot photograph those stuff toy machines at Timezone? We went there (with our TFC relative, of course) last week and as I was shooting those things, I was told by a security guard not to take photos (unless I had a permit, he said). Oh well. → More photos here.


↑ SKETCHES. 25 down, 75 more to go.

↑ NEW! Remember the new lib books I wrote about before? I thought they would be able to have all the books ready after a week of cataloguing, etc, but alas, I have seen little to no new stuff yet. But by the end of the week, I saw a few: a couple of art reference books and the book above. I'm the visual sort of person so at first glance, seeing the sea of words and texts, I ditched the book (nevermind if its cover is quite exciting, magazines eh!). But upon skimming and scanning I thought I'd give it a shot. Guess what, I loved it! Nice essays, interviews, stories and lotsa gems and bits and pieces from industry insiders. Tips, tricks, etc, it's there. I’m so reading the whole thing (will post a few quotes when I find time).

↑ AT KORO FILIPINO. Bea invited us, her friends to come to the KORO FILIPINO concert at Philamlife Auditorium last night; I went there with Kervin. It's a concert of different choirs, all of which are members of Koro Filipino/Philippine Choral Guild. She's with Servi Domini. It's not always that I'd spend for non-magazine/non-book/non-food stuff but this being something cultural and of course, superfriend event related, I said yes when she asked me during the week. And what a nice nice nice night it was. We see each other quite regularly but superfriend moments like this don't happen everyday. I'm glad I went, hehe. Hey, till our next "grown-up" event, ok!! → More photos here.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Random Thoughts / Week in Review: 5-11 July 2009

↑ MICHAEL JACKSON. I was never a super fan but for some reason, I feel really sad about this loss. I'll feel sad and just sigh whenever I read/hear something about him. Especially when I think about his upcoming tours and his children, aww. Sayang.


↑ NEW LIB BOOKS! During the summer, our library released new books. I didn't do summer so I only saw these gems just last month. Now, the bit of news that's making me happy/excited/stoked for quite some time now is our having new-new books! Our department chair told us a few weeks ago that he was leaving that day to check out and order new books at some book fair. It excited me but I didn't really think that they were getting a truck load of books! Exag, but you get the point. I was told by a reliable mole (hehehe) that apparently, each department was given a six-figure budget to spend on new books (the nursing people got more, as in 7 figures daw, but I digress). Gosh, I'd so die and fly to design/art book heaven if that happened to me. Will post about it as soon as it's available. I’m so excited.






↑ A SUCKER AT SOCCER. Grabe, I'm super positive about this new endeavor/subject but truth to tell, I'm super struggling. Struggling to like it, struggling to be positive and struggling with the actual game. Soccer mode, activate! But in fairness, I like the after-game feeling of tiredness. It's super different from tired with stress or tired with haggard life in general. Pray for me and my soul as I’ll have an exam on this subject this week.




↑ HANDMADE WITH LOVE. Ma'am Ann has an Etsy site; check out her stuff here. That skull scarf (top top) is taken already so hands off, hehehe.


↑ So we had this potluck plus minigames event last week and truth to tell, it was kindof a flop. hahaha. We came late (we had to get our stuff, cook, etc, but really, we're just late) and we weren't quite in the party-party mood/mode anyway. Next time, I guess. → More photos here.


↑ We did speech choir during the week and it was quite haggard. Few practices only, but I guess it was fine anyway. The scores were not revealed but our teacher said nobody got 50, the highest possible score; the lowest is 47 which quite high/ok. I'm good. It's only now though that i realized how CDG-much our costume was (look at the girl with a heart thingy on her chest, yun, that was part of our look). Eyes nalang, hmmm. hehehe. → More photos here.


↑ MUST. SAVE. $$$. I used to save all my shiny one-peso coins. But sometime during the summer when funds were low, I'd get a few pesos from my mini coin bank. Can you steal your own stuff? Haha, oh well.


↑ TFCness. It's always nice to see relatives from abroad, especially when the last time you have seen each other was more than a decade ago. I just wish I was the type of person who can start a conversation right away. I'm not like that so it was super awkward. Add to that nagging moms who want you to entertain the visiting relatives. We went out today but it was super short and quick. I hope to see him again soon; I want to flex my english-spokening muscles! (at the risk of a possible epistaxis) hahahaha. → More photos here.