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Has it been almost a year? I guess.

Tell you what, I’m loving Hawaii. Pretty much the best place on earth (but I still wanna live in Cali). I’ll be writing again pretty soon. This is just a quick update that I just want to post. I’m on Snapchat btw! Lol.

The End of Book One

Been trying to put my words into this the other night. So here it goes:

A few days from now, I will be on the other side of the earth facing a different culture. A culture that I’ve always wanted since I was a kid. I’m finally starting to write a book two of my life’s journey. I’m back to zero.

It’s that moment when you start from scratch, meet new friends and be involved into a different lifestyle.

Yes, it’s not easy to be in this situation especially when you’re leaving half of your family and your closest friends behind, and not even saying goodbye to them personally. It sucks. Like, it’s eating up your soul. Letting go of some people is the hardest. I’m happy I’ve got to meet some of them before I leave. But nothing compares to my homies in Bacolod.

I’ve been here in Manila for a month and a few days since the last week of August. Mom and I were processing our visas and because of the delay, we had to cancel our flight back to Bacolod which changed our plans. Good thing was, it got issued weeks before my birthday with no questions asked. Because mom is the type of person who is nerbyosa, she had mixed emotions. She doesn’t know if she can live without my dad, and my dad without her also. That’s separation anxiety at its best.

To my close friends in Bacolod, again, I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to go home and say our goodbyes to each other. I always feel like something’s going on in the pit of my stomach whenever I think of this. I’ll definitely be back to see you guys again, hopefully for a vacation in a few years when I’ve saved enough money for the trip. It may be too cheesy for you guys for me to give each of you personal messages on Facebook, but I’ll try my hardest to accommodate every single one of you.  I could have savored the days before I went to Manila and now I kinda regret it. I wish we could Skype or have FaceTime for some other time! 

To my best friends, I’m sorry if this is all too sudden. I swear I’ll make it up to you. I’ll be calling you guys more often.

At home, I’m gonna miss my dad the most, even if he knows how much I hate him whenever he scolds me. My brother, who I have been the closest to even if he’s too stubborn and he makes our parents mad all the time. Lastly, Benz, my dog best friend in the house. AHAY. This is all too much. I feel like tearing up…

Our flight schedule will be on Thursday, October 17, 8PM in the evening, and we’ll be arriving at the Honolulu International Airport by 12NN. I’ve got four days left, and booked some of those days to have a despedida meet-up with my Manila homies. This is going to be fun and sad. Here’s a good thing though: I’ll be spending my 21st birthday there and it’s a great blessing.

When it rains, it pours. I’m always reminded by this quote by I-don’t-know-who as to my journey with mom here in Manila. We’ve had ups and downs. My iPod was stole at the underpass of Quiapo church the other day and I didn’t mind. All I knew was there were better things to come. But the Good Lord knows how to light up our way. That’s why I do not think of the rain as a sad thing or something to be cursed at, but rather yet, a blessing.

Prayers are powerful, I must say. God knows what you want and decides if it’s meant for you. If it’s not, then there’s no reason for us to lose hope. We earn these experiences and live by it.

Five days from now, I see a better future ahead of me, and I hope you’ll go through it with me. My family, friends and colleagues, this is not goodbye. Our stories don’t end right here. I’ll see you guys real soon and hope to make wonderful memories with each other.

So, I’ll be starting a little something called Playlist for the Month because I do feel like sharing my love for music. These are just some of the songs I like listening to. I still have a bunch of them here in my laptop, and I might share them on the next months!
I might upload a torrent link soon, once my internet connection is back from the dead. (Well, I’m actually borrowing the neighborhood’s WiFi which totally rocks.)
Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Gotta shoutout to my mom, too! :D

So, I’ll be starting a little something called Playlist for the Month because I do feel like sharing my love for music. These are just some of the songs I like listening to. I still have a bunch of them here in my laptop, and I might share them on the next months!

I might upload a torrent link soon, once my internet connection is back from the dead. (Well, I’m actually borrowing the neighborhood’s WiFi which totally rocks.)

Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Gotta shoutout to my mom, too! :D

Yes, I was the girl behind the Negros Love Dance Festival logo and other promotional materials.

This has been my biggest breakout since the Conserve Your Sole Havaianas Party. The year has given me lots of surprises, and being part of this huge event was major. Not only that, I was the production manager of the event, too! It gave me opportunities that I never knew I could besides graphic design, like doing PR work and stuff. Good thing I was a MassComm major. It’s a plus.

I would not be part of this if the man behind NLDF and Headrush productions didn’t convince me to join their crew. It was an opportunity no one could ever decline, because there was a bonus and I have nothing to do this summer. Haha. Thank you, Sir Ryan Saez, for believing in me. It was fun working with you and the crew who I have made friends with for a couple of weeks.

And I’m happy that the event turned to a success! Yeah! The crowd was crazy! It was about damn time for Negros to recognize pure electronic dance music (EDM). We pulled it off, Headrush! There has got to be a sequel, yeah?

It’s an amazing feeling to see your works posted everywhere. It was great to see people wear the shirts you designed. God is good. From start to finish, we already knew it was gonna be the biggest summer party of Negros. We sure know how to party hard!

"You were part of it. Part of history. Plus, the logo will be timeless." (Saez, 2013)

This post is super late. My entry for Graphika Manila 2K12, and it didn’t make it. I call this Her Beautiful Meltdown, featuring Dianna Agron. Credits to Tyler Shields for her amazing photo.

This post is super late. My entry for Graphika Manila 2K12, and it didn’t make it. I call this Her Beautiful Meltdown, featuring Dianna Agron. Credits to Tyler Shields for her amazing photo.

Grace under pressure.

My senior project is about Developing Counseling Aids based on Film and TV Characters for the USLS Guidance and Evaluation Center. Since the GEC lacked brochures that could improve their visual aide, I, the project proponent came up with an idea to incorporate film and TV characters to the brochures reflecting on the cases that the GEC encountered.

The whole concept was made originally by myself, with the help of Mr. Rene Hinojales, my professor and Nico Deo Camacho, a good friend of mine. I did the illustrations and the text, Nico did the catchy titles of each brochure, and Mr. Rene help me in coming up with this project. 

I never thought that such a simple idea would get me a higher grade and be nominated for Best Senior Project. Unfortunately, I didn’t win, but being nominated is already a big thing for me. Seven days of working this project was all worth it. Some may have spent the whole semester making their own project/thesis, but it only took me a week to finish the output, and that included the paper, presentation and creative output. Unbelievable, eh? It made me even better.

I thank everyone who supported me in doing this. I never thought I’d be rewarded by what I did. It’s such a life-changing opportunity, especially on working with my adviser, Ms. Cindy Fransisco and the the school’s guidance center. WOW.

Never give up on inspiring others. You will learn a lot. We may pass or fail. In the end, we have something to learn and bestow upon us.

Breakfast at Midnight
Sigh. I just made another logo for myself. I feel terrible and indecisive. Once I’m free, I’ll deal with my own image. I’m just pretty much preoccupied with my temporary job and stuff. What do you think of this hipster-ish, Harry Potter-ish version? LMAO. There’s just too many elements. Do you think it fits me already?

Breakfast at Midnight

Sigh. I just made another logo for myself. I feel terrible and indecisive. Once I’m free, I’ll deal with my own image. I’m just pretty much preoccupied with my temporary job and stuff. What do you think of this hipster-ish, Harry Potter-ish version? LMAO. There’s just too many elements. Do you think it fits me already?

Hello! I’ve been gone for a month because I’ve getting myself busy since the day I finally graduated from college. Yes, I’m finally a graduate of my Alma Mater, and I could never be more proud of myself. As of now, I got myself a temporary job. Won’t tell. I could use a little money for the Manila trip I’ll be having after elections. Squee! To start off, here’s a new project I just did a week ago.
I did a logo for a photographer/videographer named Ralph Beatingo. He is a Filipino who now resides in Dubai with his lovely wife, Pauline, who is a sister of one of my grade school companions. Ralph and I never really talked during the whole process, but Pauline relayed his messages to me, so we got a bit closer while doing this project. Teehee.
The couple wanted a revamp of his own logo (see www.ralphbeatingo.com for the old version). They wanted a cleaner version. So I did this study: 
Pau didn’t really feel the whole vibe of this logo because the aperture was very much mainstream. In fact, we both agreed that the apertures have been used in some of the photographer’s logos of their own.
This time, we tried to go a little more sketchy and lively. I used the Ralph’s initials this time because they were the perfect choice to make a video camera and SLR. Here’s what I did: 

The sketchy logo was fun and all, but it didn’t really capture their taste. They thought they were going on the wrong direction. Finally, they decided and told me to make them a simpler version of the logo. No symbols, no negative spaces. Just a logo that speaks of simplicity and formality.
And there you have the final logo on top! They both loved it. They could see my own touch in the logo, and the typography very much speaks of the photographer himself. The logo has a very modern and vintage touch at the same time, and the initials were neatly done, too.
I’m glad I was able to pull this off. The couple were just too happy to see the result. I can’t wait for the logo to be finally put on his website! That would be so amazeballs.
I actually got two logos to make for them. The other one is a creative collaboration. It’s amazing how clients could totally mold you into an artist. They may criticize you or say good things about you. The thing is that, you learn from them.
If you’re interested, hit me up for the fonts used on the logo! I’m out.

Hello! I’ve been gone for a month because I’ve getting myself busy since the day I finally graduated from college. Yes, I’m finally a graduate of my Alma Mater, and I could never be more proud of myself. As of now, I got myself a temporary job. Won’t tell. I could use a little money for the Manila trip I’ll be having after elections. Squee! To start off, here’s a new project I just did a week ago.

I did a logo for a photographer/videographer named Ralph Beatingo. He is a Filipino who now resides in Dubai with his lovely wife, Pauline, who is a sister of one of my grade school companions. Ralph and I never really talked during the whole process, but Pauline relayed his messages to me, so we got a bit closer while doing this project. Teehee.

The couple wanted a revamp of his own logo (see www.ralphbeatingo.com for the old version). They wanted a cleaner version. So I did this study: image

Pau didn’t really feel the whole vibe of this logo because the aperture was very much mainstream. In fact, we both agreed that the apertures have been used in some of the photographer’s logos of their own.

This time, we tried to go a little more sketchy and lively. I used the Ralph’s initials this time because they were the perfect choice to make a video camera and SLR. Here’s what I did: 

image

The sketchy logo was fun and all, but it didn’t really capture their taste. They thought they were going on the wrong direction. Finally, they decided and told me to make them a simpler version of the logo. No symbols, no negative spaces. Just a logo that speaks of simplicity and formality.

And there you have the final logo on top! They both loved it. They could see my own touch in the logo, and the typography very much speaks of the photographer himself. The logo has a very modern and vintage touch at the same time, and the initials were neatly done, too.

I’m glad I was able to pull this off. The couple were just too happy to see the result. I can’t wait for the logo to be finally put on his website! That would be so amazeballs.

I actually got two logos to make for them. The other one is a creative collaboration. It’s amazing how clients could totally mold you into an artist. They may criticize you or say good things about you. The thing is that, you learn from them.

If you’re interested, hit me up for the fonts used on the logo! I’m out.

Flux Pavilion//Daydreaming. Classic typography.

Want to know the fonts used? Hit me up.

Flux Pavilion//Daydreaming. Classic typography.

Want to know the fonts used? Hit me up.