Traveling with Pinoy Pride: A Blog Giveaway
When traveling, you are not your name. You are your country.
I’ve had countless encounters with fellow travelers or locals while on my 2.5-month solo trip around Asia, wherein they ask me where I’m from (and I do likewise), we engage in a brief conversation, and part ways without ever knowing each other’s actual names. We then resort to referring to each other as the Dutch couple I met in Laos, or the Filipina that I met in Sri Lanka, or the tuk-tuk driver in Battambang, Cambodia. And that is the truth of some single-serving friends you meet while traveling.
As such, I feel that whenever we travel or interact with foreigners in our own country, we are really ambassadors for our country.
Poster c/o Nomad Manager
Come join us for a garage sale for travelers, by travelers on:
October 6, 2012 (Saturday), 11AM-6PM
Venue: Moonleaf Tea Shop, Maginhawa Street, Teachers’ Village
Organized by yours truly (as a result of brokeness from my 2.5-month solo trip around Asia, and prevention from falling into debt after my Dumaguete-Bacolod and India trips this October), this Travelers’ Garage Sale gathers together 5 traveler-bloggers, Nomad Manager, Wanderrgirl, Thysz, Walking Lens Cap, All Things Artspiring, on a noble quest to fulfill our passion for travel, while providing you with lots of cheap options for clothes, books, bags, cameras, film, suitcases, and other things you might find useful for your travels as well. :)
BUT WAIT, there’s more! :D
Created a quick, rough and dirty visual for Punchdrunk Panda’s newsletter this week. :)
Being a sucker for travel and vintage stuff, it was only natural that I choose to use a vintage suitcase with stickers to announce PdP’s Midsummer Markdown Madness.
Been wanting to make something with those elements, and now, I finally had a reason to! I’m considering adopting some of the elements for my blog. When I free up my workload or stop procrastinating. Harhar.
Back to work,
Spread the word and tell your friends! :)
The PdP Team
Tesco Tea Packaging Design
I’m a tea lover, but these are probably among the last tea flavors I would choose. Never really been a fan of peppermint, camomile and cinnamon in my tea.
But with this packaging design, I’d probably fool myself into believing I’d actually use a bag or two just so I can keep the box.
I was absolutely shocked when I saw who the maker of this product is. Tesco, for those of you who don’t know, is a huge chain shopping center very much like Walmart. Even though Tesco can be found primarily in the UK they’ve got a few other stores all over the world.
I guess the reason I was so shocked by this packaging is because I don’t really expect it from a chain store, especially one like Tesco. I expect dull bland box packaging, you know, the kind of packaging with no substance. It’s awesome to see a few diamonds in the rough though like these beautiful and fun tea boxes.
Postura Project feat. Punchdrunk Panda
I know we had sort of intended to create (and maintain) a Lookbook for Punchdrunk Panda, but somehow that never happened. And I’ve never really been the self-picturing, outfit-posting fashionista type because I almost never really like having solo shots of myself taken.
But after seeing the Postura Project and learning their push to wear something Filipino everyday, I’m beginning to reconsider photographing looks of my own, specially since PdP’s new skimmers are coming out soon.
Maybe I shall. And always hide my face behind our Punchdrunk Panda head plushie. :P
‘Paper Cranes’ laptop bag - Punchdrunk Panda // Purple & orange flats - Suelas // Rings - Island Girl & Junk Studio // Top - H&M // Skirt - Forever 21
When you’re gearing up for a looong working weekend, I find that dressing like a pre-schooler
(or like a bag of Skittles - that works too) makes it a lot more bearable. Happy Friday! - Arriane
Photos by JC Taruc
Ante-Anteroom Sessions 2 with Selena Salang a.k.a. Slow Hello :)
A short teaser of our upcoming skimmer design team webisodes as well as our upcoming Anteroom Sessions 2 featuring Selena Salang, one of the members of our 5 skimmer design teams (shoes will be launched during Anteroom), a.k.a. Slow Hello, and also part of Ang Bandang Shirley (both acts also set to perform during Anteroom). :D
Thought of getting my camera too late into Selena’s impromptu session, so yeah, super teaser lang. :P
Punchdrunk Panda & Heima present ANTEROOM SESSIONS TWO
Cubao X | March 31, 2012 | 4pm-11pm
Poster by OJ Desuasido
Kick back with us as we go indie music-making, pop-up shopping, paper-crafting, webisode-watching, and more!
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
Love Never Dies
WITH POP-UP SHOPS BY:
(as of 02.28.12)
AND CRAFT PROJECT BY:
AND PDP WEBISODES BY:
Red House Productions
Anteroom Sessions is all about showcasing budding independent brands and talent. And as a company that passionately supports creativity through their graphic-designed products, Punchdrunk Panda acknowledges others who actively follow their creative inclinations, and provided this avenue to share their passion with others.
With the success of last year’s Anteroom Sessions, Punchdrunk Panda will be holding another leg of the Anteroom Sessions at a bigger venue to bring a bigger crowd to the event.
Anteroom Sessions 2 will be held in partnership with home & lifestyle brand Heima at Cubao Expo on March 31, 2012 from 4-11pm. In keeping with the idea behind Anteroom Sessions, there will be indie music performances, pop-up shops, paper crafts, and webisodes screenings about the design teams for Punchdrunk Panda’s new skimmer collection, which will be launched during the event. Punchdrunk Panda’s skimmer design teams include JP Cuison & Saab Magalona, Ge Mapa & Selena Salang, Kitkat Pecson & Patricia Prieto, Kasey Albano & Arriane Serafico, and Robbie Bautista & Cheyser Pedragosa.
The first Anteroom Sessions started as a modest idea to show off some Punchdrunk Panda sample products at a milk tea place while screening photo shoot webisodes and having a DJ (a coaxed boyfriend) mix some tunes. Gradually, the idea grew and grew, and with everyone who decided to come on board with Punchdrunk Panda for this event, Anteroom Sessions became bigger than the team imagined.
For interested brand partners / pop-up shop merchants or other inquiries, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, SMS 0915-8048683, or call 861-3577.