There are just some things in life that you can't help but share and this is one of them. Le Breakfast Club is a event hosted by Garçon Garçonne at École Militaire with a bunch of friends and clients. As if the idea of coffee, pancakes and other amazing things sprawled on the table is not enough, they just had to create a beautiful identity for the event. Just look at the merch! I particularly love the bottles.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
When I was a toddler, my mom gave me books instead of toys to play with. I didn't know how to read then so I chewed on them most of the time. My curiosity with books grew with me. I keep seeing these old Erap joke books in my dad's bedside table when I was about 8 years old and I read a few lines from it. Being the extraordinarily 'mature' kid that I was, I got every single green joke. This went on until I finished the entire thing.
One day, I saw a cool yellow book with an upside down cover and it got me itching to read it. I borrowed it from my dad (I bet he got weirded out because I was about 10 years old then and I wanted to read a book about politics) and a few pages later, I was hooked. It's the first book I ever finished from cover-to-cover. I saw other books written by the same author in our house and I made it a point to read all of them.
Bob Ong influenced my life in more ways than one. He's the reason why I'm so passionate about current affairs and politics. He's the reason why I once made an all-Filipino blog named Isip Ni Maria Clara (I was 12 and I wrote about Philippine politics... in pure Filipino). He's the reason why I was fearless with my opinions in every issue. I bought and read every single book except Macarthur and Ang Mga Kaibigan Ni Mama Susan mainly because I was quite shocked with the sudden change in tone. I was one of his biggest fans.
So when Lambert said that we have Bob on board for our June issue, I flipped out. My childhood dreams came true. You don't get to talk to your personal heroes everyday right? I was over the moon during the 4 hours that I talked to him. He's unbelievably humble, funny and intellectual. He is someone I look up too personally and professionally and him saying that he's a big fan of my work is incredible beyond words.
This is our best issue yet and I've never felt so good about what I'm doing. His words of encouragement just gave me more drive and focus in my work. I might just print out his email and have it framed for motivational purposes.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Leave it to Pinterest to keep us drooling over wonderful spaces we can never have. I stumbled upon this photo set by Kat Teutsch (for Marcus Hay's blog) showing the different spaces of imaginary people. I particularly love this one and I'd want to have this in my own house someday!
Monday, July 8, 2013
Also, Mary and I are working on my new website and so far so good! The image on top is sneak preview of what it will look like. I'm SO excited for it! What do you think? Ya like?