THESE ARE THE FIVE MAJOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR A MANGA ARTIST AND A MAN!
We’ll be there. And so should anyone else who ever enjoyed a free Meiday gig, or just anyone who appreciates Mei’s music-loving spirit, or just our music scene in general — and Mei herself, of course.
Hoping all goes well. :)
I am throwing an emergency Meiday fundraiser gig on October 7 BSIDE because my health condition has gone from bad to alarming and I need to undergo surgery. Because I still want that sort of Meiday party spirit, I am pushing the venue not to charge door entrance this time, but we’ll be passing the hat for any amount of donations you might want to give an ailing girl with a big heart LOL. I’m also asking everyone to buy a Miss Meiday shirt by Rob Cham as another way to help out. I am asking this because I am on my own with this operation as I have no parents to pay for the whole thing blah-blah drama and I still really want to party and not become a vegetable. So please, come and show your love and support on Friday, October 7.
Good music. :) Press play.
a new song/musical project i’ve been working on! give ‘er a listen!
oh yeah btw:
foto by joseph guanlao
"Gallery 263 is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Pep Manalang, featuring a series of abstract paintings created during a year in the Midwest. Manalang moved with her husband from Rochester, NY to a small town in western Illinois. The vast landscapes and isolated region of the Midwest come through in Manalang’s compositions. Vibrant colors are sequestered by cool tones and hard contours. Organic marks overlap flat plains of color—a combination of structure and spontaneous gesture reflect her surrounding environment and the unconscious reactions of the artist.”
We all need someone to look at us. We can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under. The first category longs for the look of an infinite number of anonymous eyes, in other words, for the look of the public. The second category is made up of people who have a vital need to be looked at by many known eyes. They are the tireless hosts of cocktail parties and dinners. They are happier than the people in the first category, who, when they lose their public, have the feeling that the lights have gone out in the room of their lives. This happens to nearly all of them sooner or later. People in the second category, on the other hand, can always come up with the eyes they need. Then there is the third category, the category of people who need to be constantly before the eyes of the person they love. Their situation is as dangerous as the situation of people in the first category. One day the eyes of their beloved will close, and the room will go dark. And finally there is the fourth category, the rarest, the category of people who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present. They are the dreamers.
—Milan Kundera (via slekes)
Fun article on editorial assistants who work for various local magazines. Love this group shot by Gabby Cantero. :) The only downside to working with Daniel Naval on Esquire Philippines is his tendency to make other people look like overweight slobs in comparison. And by other people I mean me.
Assistants Gone Wild!
Metro’s Katrina Angco, Metro Society’s Katrina Ong, Daniel Naval for Raymond Gutierrez, Status Magazine’s Viva Gonzalez, Reese Rubin for Liz Uy, Lifestyle Asia’s Gaby Ignacio, Tatler’s Portia Silvia
Photo by Gabby Cantero
"We met for lunch in a Quezon City restaurant that served Vietnamese fare; I was uncharacteristically early, which gave me the opportunity to observe her as she entered. In my memory, it was the kind of casual yet noteworthy entrance that deserved a soundtrack—either a swell of shimmery, summery guitar-pop or, perhaps more appropriately, an old-fashioned 50s-era instrumental replete with subtle strings.
"As she walked towards our table, I noted that she was wearing the sort of outfit that made me feel underdressed and ridiculously fortunate all at once; her black-and-white dress complemented that certain classic movie-star quality she has, while underscoring the almost disturbing youthfulness of her face. I had to remind myself that she’s in her early twenties. I wouldn’t have blamed anyone for guessing she was in her early teens."
Read the rest here: Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Above image taken from Dominique’s fashion blog, Konichiwear
Fantastic Man magazine’s office is appropriately fantastic. Loads of natural light, trees just outside the window: ah yes. I like. (More here.)