Your story is our story. That was the tagline or catchphrase for our art exhibit. REFRAMED is our story shown through a contemporary medium. I was an exhibitor for the Multimedia Arts Festival Special Edition as part of my course in college. It happened last November 28-30 and was held at Green Sun building in Makati City.

For my exhibit piece, I made an animated short using a combination of illustrations and live-action photographs. It's based on my childhood movies and it's called Fantasmic. Yes the name is based on the Disneyland attraction. You'll see some pictures on my Instagram account! I might talk about my exhibit piece in full on a separate blog post soon.

The fun thing about this exhibit is that I get to do it with my lovely talented friends! (L-R) Angelica, Rachel, Thea, Mariel, Nina.

There are two venues for the whole exhibit. Located upstairs is The Eye, which features individual artworks. It also has state of the art 360-degree projection which features different projected artworks including mine.

Downstairs, there's the Axxon which contains collaborated works, class installations and a few solo works.

Besides the exhibit, there's "Conversations", a talk featuring some of the most coveted Filipino artists in the industry. As much as I want to stay the whole talk, I was too busy during the exhibit.

Here are some artworks included in the exhibit! Many of these were made by my friends!

City Dusk by Angelica Regala. This artwork is based on a poem by F. Scott Fitzgerald. But it's not just any regular painting. It's actually printed as a lenticular image in stereoscopic 3D!

Light Basins by Mariel Empit 

Human by Rachel Sy

Fruits of Labor by Allen Patulot

The Mirror of Venus by Thea Bathan

Catharsis by Nina Ledesma

Vessels by Loise Veloso

Drops by Ana Luciano

Acceptance by Kurt Porcel

Struggles of the Right-Brained by Mella Dumali and Etheline Tan. It's a stop-motion film about, well, the struggles of a right-brained. It's on of my faves because I can relate to it so much and I'm a huge fan of stop-motion films.

I also invited my high school friend Lizette to visit our exhibit. It was a good opportunity to catch up with an old friend. We obsess over almost all of the same things and we both share the love for Manix Abrera and Kikomachine Comics! Haha!

Sentire Reels by Timothy De Dios and Gabe Angeles

Perceive by Biel Sabas and Edsel Diego

Hi Ms. Molly! Haha! She's my second adviser for my thesis project.

These are my friends Etheline, Bea, Hazel, Keith, and Mixi!

End of Story by Haya Bayani, Mixi Ignacio, Hazel Solano, Bea Chiong and Robert Valdellon. With that photo and title, you'll probably get a hint at what it's about. But I assure you, it was a cool experience! (Although it was kinda hot inside haha)

This is the first time I witnessed a performance art personally. It's called Pass Time by Keith Montalbo and Manjean Faldas.

Me and my good friend Mixi Ignacio! This was taken on the second day of our exhibit and we had to wear nicer clothes for the VIP Night. I recently collaborated with her for a video project called Hipster Battle.

It's our first collab ever and I'm looking forward to more because it's such a blast working with her! Even though I get cranky during the production, she maintains her calmness/remains the same which is just cray. Haha!

I like this installation too! It's called Malformation and it gives you different perspectives of yourself. It also gave me a disorienting feeling and I actually forgot where the door was. Haha!

This one is our class installation called [Us]Sembly and is a mobile that contains our beloved memories.

Here' are some snippets of our description: "Though different in terms of interests and fields of expertise, we find common ground in our love for art. We will always be labeled, measured, criticized and even be forced to reform to what others want us to be. But we are not dolls for anyone to alter and modify. We are ourselves, and who we are is who we choose to be."

I also made a vlog of the event which you can find below. Since there's so much stuff to see, I've uploaded more exclusive photos on my Facebook page! There are more awesome artworks to see there!

If you find any errors in the blog post, please feel free to correct it in the comments section!


I've been trying to start this blog post for months now but I just couldn't find the time. I can't believe it's been 2 months since the Creativity + Productivity workshop lead by Arriane Serafico and Abbey Sy. That's how much time I've been busy with school work. (ew, right?) This was supposed to be a follow up to that blog post. I finally made time for this haul post!

After the workshop, there was a mini bazaar featuring bloggers like Abbey Sy, Camie Juan, Jeline Catt and Reese Lansangan. When Reese posted the stuff that she'll sell, I just had to buy some of them from her. I really like her aesthetic and taste when it comes to design/illustration.

I immediately snagged this vintage Disneyland pin because I love Disney (duh) and I like vintage designs.

Captain Planet is one of my fave animated series! A lot of us grew up watching it on Cartoon Network. I guess this is my first Captain Planet merchandise! I hope they make a movie out of it. It's about time!

Of course I just had to get this set of stickers made by Reese! And where else to put them rather than on my laptop case?

Now here's my laptop case filled with Reese's stickers along with some of the stickers I collected over the years. I like that it looks like it was invaded by first graders. And that's it for this haul post! I wanted to get more from her (she sells postcards and pouches too!) but I didn't have enough cash at the time. But I'm sure I'll be able to get more at bazaars that she'll be in.

Before I end this post, be sure to catch Reese and Vica's EP! Message Reese and Vica on Facebook if you wanna order a copy! I'd definitely get one soon. I personally love the design of the packaging. It's so beautiful I wanna cry! Annddd I would always prefer physical CDs if the design is nice, just like this one. Okay byyyeee!

This wouldn't be complete without a picture with Reese herself!


Hello there, dear readers! (Wait, are there even readers? haha) It's been a while since I last published a blog post. I've been immensely busy with school work and just couldn't find the time to make or think of a creative post. Gone are the days when I could just freely make a post without having to worry about deadlines. Well, I hope all of that changes soon because I'm graduating in a few months!

Yup. You heard me right. I'm in my final term in college and I'm really scared of not meeting my deadlines and not graduating on time. I'm currently working on my thesis project and another project which is why I made this blog post.

As part of the curriculum of my course, I'll be part of a large Multimedia exhibit called REFRAMED. It's my very first time to be part of an art exhibit and it's fun, scary and nerve-wracking at the same time! My exhibit piece will be a mix of photography and illustrations and all of those will be composited and animated into a fantasy short film.

It'll be presented on a giant projector screen (probably as big or bigger than a cinema screen) and the thought of it is super cool! Since I don't want to give away too much about my piece, here are a few details about the exhibit so you can see it in person:

The exhibit will be held at the Green Sun Building from November 28-30. Here's the TVC and a video featuring some of the artists in the exhibit. Some of the clips in my demo reel got included in the featured artists video! Do I get additional life points and a pat on the back? Anyone?

While we're at it, my classmates and I are going to make an art installation for the exhibit as a group and we need your support! To help us fund our installation, my friends put up The Blueberry Art Shop! It's an online shop that sells art prints, notebooks, tote bags and more!

These are designed by us to make it more personal. These products are perfect as Christmas gifts! You're not only supporting local products and artists, you're also helping our dreams turn into a reality! *insert cheeseballs here* Head on there and shop away!

Don't forget. The exhibit is from November 28-30. There will also be talks, performances and more! To find out more about REFRAMED, here are more links to where you can find us. See you there!


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