geloyellow + film no. 1

"It's been 84 years..." 

This is so random but wow, I'm actually updating my blog after a long while. Anyway, my friend Josh let me borrow his film camera recently just because. I couldn't pass up on the opportunity because I've always wanted to try it since college. I immediately got myself a Kodak film from the mall and had the roll of film loaded inside. Thank god there's google because I had no idea how to operate the camera properly. Neither did my friend.

Below are my favorite shots from shooting with film for the first time. There are 36 shots (or is it exposures?) for every roll of film and these are the ones that I found most decent. The only difficulty I found with shooting is getting my subject in focus. My eyesight is getting worse because my laptop's screen is broken and it's connected to the TV (that I've been staring at for hours everyday). But hey, some people say sharpness is overrated so whatevs.

It was my first time to attend Art Fair PH. I loved the artworks but there were too many people taking selfies and OOTDs. This is the only photo I have of the event (though my friend Mixi took a photo of me in front of it lol) and also one of my favorite paintings because of its color palette.

The ice cream looked cute but I wish I had a better background. Also, the serving was too small. What is this? An ice cream for ants?!

Reese Lansangan under the sun *insert sun emoji here* I recently collaborated with her on her first music video and it was my first time directing one. I mean I've made "music videos" before but not for an actual musician! With song lyrics!!! And it's Reese Lansangan!!!

Her blog is one of my favorite ones to read back in college mainly because of its whole aesthetic (her photos, graphics, and everything else). It's really cool that I get to collab with her now. Our music video will be up on her YouTube channel soon!

I love taking pictures of white people.

Vis mah brotha from anotha motha. Solid bro, dude, pare, chong.

So sad I didn't get to see Mayon Volcano in full. Legend says that that cloud and volcano are actually lovers hugging each other. "Buti pa 'yung bulkan may love life." You didn't hear it from me.

Growing up, I've always loved McDo more than Jollibee because I'm a white boy deep inside. (Kidding.) But recently, I feel like I've been converted to Jollibeeism. Maybe this is the effect of eating nothing but Chickenjoy for three straight days while I was in Bicol.

Let me know what you think of my first attempt at film photography in the comments section! Click here to see more photos.


Christmas is finally here! It's one of my favorite seasons because it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. My most favorite part of the season is the giving part. I would always give gifts to all of my classmates back in grade school and high school even if I'd get none in return (This is a true story btw hahahuhu) 'cause I always feel generous. And since I really love to give, it didn't take long for me to accept Toms Philippines' invitation for me to go to their Give Fair!

Toms treated us to a day of fun-filled activities both for the young and young-at-heart. My fave part is the free food HEHE especially the free fishball! I was too shy to play the other games but I tried my luck at the Pop the Balloon booth and I won a mug.

It's a whole different world inside the Toms store. If you want to take a break from the crazy fun that is going on outside, step inside to chill, try out different activities and maybe have a cup of coffee from Toms. Inside you'll get to paint your own Toms shoes in cookie form, experience virtual reality and have your own pair of Toms customized!

I also brought my younger sister with me to the event!

One for one is not just about shoes. They also have eyewear and with every pair you purchase, they will help give sight to a person in need.

I got to immerse myself in my first virtual reality experience and it was really cool. Not only do you get to look around in 360 degrees, you also get to see the film in stereoscopic 3D which puts you right in the fil. The film playing was a Toms documentary about their One for One initiative at one of their supported communities in other continents.

Beyond the booths and the freebies, the sole reason that I was there is because of the initiative to give back. This year was a bit crazy for me because of the milestones that I conquered and amazing opportunities that I received. I figured I had to dedicate some of my time to helping others and this was one of them.

Toms partnered up with Kids For Kids to provide a huge amount of Tic-Tac-Toe wooden play sets for us to customize. There's a specific set for boys and girls and you'll also get to know the name of the kid you're making it for.

For the boy's design, I used the color scheme of my logo. WEW. Cinareer ko talaga siya guys.

For the girl, I gave her toy the Disney Princess treatment. HAHA pagbigyan niyo na ako guys. I think we were supposed to make only one but I enjoyed it too much so I made two. This is my first to go to the Give Fair and I'm really curious about what they'll do next year.

The event was capped off by an amazing performance by Clara Benin! Her performance got me hooked with her music. You should check out her original songs!

Thank you so much Toms Philippines for inviting me to this event! I loved my experience and I can't wait what you guys have in store for us and the people that you'll help next year. Be it Christmas or not, it is always nice to give. Happy holidays everyone!

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I also made a vlog of the event here:

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