Monday, May 22, 2017

Feeling animated!

The last fully animated commercial I did was way back in 2012. It was a lot of work, but definitely a lot of fun.

It's an experience I got to relive this year with this fun and catchy commercial for Gardenia Pocket Sandwich.

Yup, it was a lot of work, but the end result is so nice and uppity, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

I'm excited, actually!

Mark and I agree that "Love, Actually," is one of the best. films. ever.

That's why we're both psyched about the reunion, even if it's just a short film.

I hope they make this available in the Philippines.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


It's been a while since I've last browsed the Ann Taylor website.

Time was when I'd look at that site about twice or thrice a month and be surprised that a lot of the nice dresses there are made in the Philippines and can be found at my usual haunts.

This weekend, I found myself browsing through the website again, and found a dress that not just screams style, it roars!

The dress is aptly called "Jungle Cat," and has a mesmerizing print set against a classic flared silhouette.

Now, I'm inspired to drop by my usual haunts. Who knows, I might catch this dress there.

Friday, May 19, 2017

FMM: The shakes

One of the things I do in advertising that's really enjoyable is listening to songs and finding one that we can use for our next ad campaigns. The great part is when you rediscover all these older songs that you've forgotten. That's also when you realize how cool these songs are.

Case in point, Manhattan Transfer and their iconic song:

This group is one of my Dad's favorites. He had a lot of their cassette tapes back then, and that's how I learned about "Shaker Song." It was a constant in our house back in the 80s and 90s, and after listening to it again today, I realized that I still know the words to it.

There are some things you just can't shake off.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Up in the Attico

The great thing about reading In Style is learning about new and upcoming designers.

In the US, there's a designer born every minute - just check out Project Runway! And among the gamut and plethora of designers, a handful actually make it big in the business.

In Style has that knack of finding those promising ones, featuring them, and finally giving them the platform to be known by people who have the penchant for fashion forward clothes.

While leafing through one of the current issues, I saw a photo of a thoughtfully fashionable dress and was interested to see who designed it. After looking at the credits, it was a new label called Attico, and the designers are two beautiful and statuesque women, Giorgia and Gilda.

They say women designers are better at making clothes for women. And in the case of Attico, it's very true. Their aesthetic is very clean, modern and feminine - very women in the now.

And yes, it helps that these women designers look like model themselves. They're in the same rank as my other favorite designing pairs - The Olsen Sisters, and Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman of Marchesa.

Let's see if Attico is available in Japan or HKG. I'm so interested to see their clothes up close.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


It must be the iconic pose, or it might be the colors.

Looking at the posters of the Wonder Woman film, I can't help but be transported back to my childhood. It takes me back to a time when superheroes ruled our Saturday mornings.

After watching cartoons, the gang would meet outside and play heroes vs. villains, and I'd always be Hawkman or Firestorm. Then, we'd be running all over Sct. Gandia to defend the world from evil. It was a simple and awe-filled time.

Something tells me I'll get the same feeling when I watch Wonder Woman.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hey Bae-by!

Early this year, we shot a commercial for NeuBake, one of our long time clients.

For this commercial, we brought in this unbelievably adorable little celebrity - Baeby Baste!

They call him Baeby because he's a little "Bae." Which is one of those newfangled coined terms that escapes me. But if it works for Baste, who am I to argue, right?

I'm an instant fan of this kid. He's funny, smart, respectful and the way he takes directions is amazing! It helps that he's with his real Mom, so the rapport is natural and unstudied.

This kid will go places. And I can't wait to work with him again soon.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A different generation of students

Back when I was in college, student meals meant a complete meal for the cheapest possible price. During that time, and this will definitely date me, student meals were in the vicinity of P30.

Even now, whenever I check out the student meals that they sell in SSC and the surrounding areas, the average cost would be around P50-P60 for a complete meal. Which is just right for a student's budget. So imagine my surprise when I saw this sign in UP Town Center.

Whoa! Their "student meal" costs around P250-P300! And they eat this on a daily basis?

I guess students around those parts are different.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Goodness Will and Grace-ious!

Seeing a real, moving trailer makes everything even more excitingly real!

Let's get this sitcom on the screen, stat!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Because it's Becca's Birthday Bash

Nothing brings D' Frendz together than a birthday, much moreso when it's the birthday of one of D' Kids!

Today is Becca's Birthday, and she was able to bring together 80% of D' Frendz! And that's an achievement given everyone's busy schedules.

Happy Birthday Becca! We had a blast at your bash!