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Dec 31, 2013

2013 Throwback!

March

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First project for the year! 

Did a lookbook shoot for Glamour. I must say this was the quickest 10-layout shoot in history! Looking forward working with them again!

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Kicking off my marketing responsibilities with Piaf. 

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This sums up my pre-production work, well the pretty/happy parts. 

[l-r: going home too late for anyone’s imagination, dressing up for press cons, trying to be healthy while stress eating, radio ad recordings; emergency coffee from Lawyn, boredom while stuck in traffic and ootd, flowers for opening night; caught up with Markki, waiting game for cast party, the glorious set and with Giselle at the cast party]

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With our mom at work, Ms. Liza Camus, Claire and Karen; taken at the opening night of Piaf.

I had to wrap every task as early as possible cause I filed a leave because of….

April

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this. ;)

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My first and second travel for the year happened on this month! 

May

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I was being sneaky when I took this photo as we open our 2nd production for the year, The Full Monty. 

That’s the cast with their director praying before opening the house. 

This was the start when my life revolved nothing else but work. — You’ll see what I mean. 

June

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Yet opening Disney’s Tarzan the moment we closed our previous show. This is one of the photos I took during one the technical runs at Meralco Theater. 

Highlight: Handled press cons, mall shows, and endless list of guests!!! 

July

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Cause we know we are super heroes, so we opened yet another show as soon as Tarzan closed. Rock of Ages: The Repeat Run

One of my career highlights from 2012. This was and still the production with sold out tickets! 

Highlight: My shots from tech run got published on broadsheets! Totally happy not giving up on my photography skills, bit rusty, but still working! 

August

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Highlight: While doing pre-production work for September, me and my college friends was able to squeeze in a photoshoot. Above is the most decent group shot we got. 

September

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Meet Lawrence Cohen, the book and screenwriter of Carrie; oh and behind him is my boss and director Bobby Garcia. 

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The men behind and on stage of Carrie. Not too sure if you spot me here :p 

Highlight: We have gone through hell and heaven with this show. This is the most challenging part of my career to date, but completely rewarding and worth it! Another highlight is to personally meet and be friends with Larry, such a humble, sweet person! His short stay in Manila will forever be cherished. 

PS: I still can’t wrap my head who I meet with my job!!!!! 

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During in mid-produciton of Carrie, I was able to nod my head to my buddy Kars and Pearl for a lookbook shoot featuring Love Army’s 5-Panel Caps Fiore and Copperhead. 

Always a pleasure having my favorite photographer around! ;D 

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Then the randomness in me and a couple of friends kicked in. To Bangkok we went as soon as I closed Carrie! Photos above pretty much summarize how our quick yet fun off country adventure was!

Highlight: Everything! This was my first off country trip without parental guidance. 

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“You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.”

October

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Highlight: That random roadtrip to Tagaytay with my favorite crew!

November

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Ah, my birthday month! It was this month me and my college clique got clingier with each other. 

Photo above was Kars and Sam’s random visit at my flat with all the happy food and balloons (only one seen here) and greeted me a Happy Birthday, and it happened 3 days earlier to the actual date. /crazybaboons 

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Visited Love Army’s booth at Rockwell tent after one of the Sunday shows of The Addams Family. 

I told you, “clingier.”

December

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The cast and crew of The Addams Family! Whoa.. I mentioned 6 shows already?! Well my 2013 was that fast. 

Highlight: First time to have PRs published on broadsheets! Now, there’s the writer in me!

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And that’s us still intact on the Eve of X’mas Eve, not getting over each others faces. 

Now that wraps up:

  • 6 shows
  • 5 times of detox
  • too many to count stress eating
  • hating Mariah Carey, all thanks to what I witnessed in Bangkok
  • to discovering the wonders of dry shampoo
  • 18 press conferences
  • to crashing our company car
  • contributing to social responsibilities and charities
  • and to letting go on to something I have no idea why I was still fighting for

That’s one busy and blessed year for me. Will be posting about my holidays… soon? As of now I must prep for our NYE’s dinner. Happy Holidays kids!!! 

Sep 12, 2013 / 3 notes

A Lookbook Shoot by Kars Cabalda x Jorx Balitbit

It was last week when my buddy called and thought of having a shoot, until days passed by and we never really sat and talked about it. Until he confirmed to me a schedule the day before.

Since no details were discussed, not even the concept! All I know was I am an awesome friend, and I’ll definitely show up no matter how chaotic my work situation at present. — Yes Kars, you owe me. So you better buy me as much Tim Tams and Pods as you can at Melbourne! :p

I only got the easiest I can snatch from my closet morning before, without thinking if everything will mash together.

And while on location, I came in as I am all haggard from office, made adjustments here and there, thus surprisingly lands me on my first look.

[kimono blazer from Promod; top from Cotton On; jeans from Levi’s and shoes from Zara]

Hype this look on lookbook here.

Everyone owns their oldest pair of jeans, and I am proud to say I can still wear my 7 year old pair. Wow. Haha!

This has always been my savior whenever I’m in doubt my top and shoes will never match, or should I say it is ‘my most trusted’ pants. From its fit, unquestioned quality, comfort,  and my favorite “transition effect” from wearing a formal top to whatever footwear. 

As for my chosen prints for my top; I never see anything wrong combining floral prints, for as long as colors match or belongs to the same shade. Notice how different the kimono from my top? Yet it clicks pairing them together. I like calling print on print styling a “controlled chaos”. Yeah?

[queued post]

Sep 11, 2013 / 4 notes

karscabalda:

Verna Lyla.

PP by Ms. Elle

"Sometimes it hits like a car crash, and it’s too late to reverse."
[Photography by: Kars Cabalda]
Aug 9, 2013 / 7 notes

"Sometimes it hits like a car crash, and it’s too late to reverse."

[Photography by: Kars Cabalda]

Lish for Malikmata
Photographed by Erika Rodriguez
Makeup and post-processed by Yours Truly
Styled by Gelo dela Cruz
Mar 20, 2013 / 7 notes

Lish for Malikmata

Photographed by Erika Rodriguez

Makeup and post-processed by Yours Truly

Styled by Gelo dela Cruz

[photographed by Kars Cabalda; styled by RJ Gorospe and post-processed by Yours Turly]
…that skirt!!! ♡
Jessica Yang for Glamour Studio.
Visit them at 50th Avenue at Robinson’s Galleria and Shoppesville at Greenhills. Or check out their website to view their complete collection here. 
Mar 14, 2013 / 4 notes

[photographed by Kars Cabalda; styled by RJ Gorospe and post-processed by Yours Turly]

…that skirt!!! ♡

Jessica Yang for Glamour Studio.

Visit them at 50th Avenue at Robinson’s Galleria and Shoppesville at Greenhills. Or check out their website to view their complete collection here

The team for Glamour Studio's photo shoot for Summer 2013 Collection. 
Mar 14, 2013 / 3 notes

The team for Glamour Studio's photo shoot for Summer 2013 Collection. 

It has been a soaring, tumbling, free-wheeling production for the Asian Premier of Disney’s Aladdin. Congrats to all! Cheers to a magic carpet ride in capping 2012 Season. Until the next high adventure! :D  
Taken one Arabian arvo, and right smack at the center in glasses is our dad in Meralco Theater, Mr. Ed C. ー A special thanks to you. :) 
[Photo from Jafar himself, Raul Montesa]
Dec 10, 2012 / 2 notes

It has been a soaring, tumbling, free-wheeling production for the Asian Premier of Disney’s Aladdin. Congrats to all! Cheers to a magic carpet ride in capping 2012 Season. Until the next high adventure! :D  

Taken one Arabian arvo, and right smack at the center in glasses is our dad in Meralco Theater, Mr. Ed C. ー A special thanks to you. :) 

[Photo from Jafar himself, Raul Montesa]

Oct 9, 2012 / 4 notes

Warning: photo spamming! :p 

Alright, my life’s currently at light speed. I’m working on shows with no intervals, all the pre and post prod works are pretty overwhelming. What. Is. Busy. So forgive me if I want to park moments in my career, here on my personal tiny space on the web. 

Meeting turned a freelance gig for one of my fave hotels in the Metro. 

Perks of meetings held in great places! Its a creme brulee parade!! Lalala~ ♡

I told our driver to chase after this cutie patootie! *u*

Right on the second weekend-run of NINE. Singing ala-operatic version of happy birthday to our music director!

Happened on the same weekend. That’s Ms. Eula Valdez for NINE, being interviewed for Rated K. 

I am happy to personally know her. Plus know she’s a Thomasian and from Arts and Letters too is amazeballs! :D

The people who visited me at my and Claire’s workplace. Talk about Thomasian spirit! 

What happens after open house? There, me attempting to blog at work @-) 

From early last week. Another meeting at another hotel. Just look at those details!! 

[blazer and bag from Zara; top from a friend; jeans from Levi’s; boots from Mango]

What I wore last Thursday. Its popping colors day to keep a happy mood despite the rainy weather. :) 

K-La Rivera and Tom Rodriguez as Princess Jasmine and Aladdin.

From last Friday’s initial press con of the Asian Premier of Disney’s Aladdin. 

That’s me and the malambing Kk after the press con, and while Tom’s being surrounded by his fans for a photo op. :)) 

Here’s from last Saturday with the FOH team. How-to-kill-boredom it is. :p

A freak show at the lobby right after closing NINE last Sunday.

Haha! Funny Sitti who can’t get over that Lawyn’s double-jointed. @-)

With Warren and Ethan alternated as little Guido for NINE. These two are super amazing! Their singing voices are literally angelic! Bravo kiddos! 

A closing night gift from Yanah Laurel. :) This is me signing off as an Italian and prepping for a trip to Agrabah this November until the year ends! See you there? :)

PS: One more stretch before capping 2012. Its been so quick I need to hold myself every now and then to cherish moments. Hope everyone’s doing swell though! :)

[Photo from NINE’s director: Bobby Garcia]

When I first saw the scale model for NINE’s set design, I had doubts that everyone will be cramped on stage. 

I was blown away when it materialized!! 

Presenting a magnificent set design by a Tony Award winner, David Gallo. Can I be more fortunate to meet and work with 3 Tony Award winners this year alone? And I am all giddy that they know me back!! *u* What an honour!!!

NINE is not as serious as you think. Watch it so you’ll know what I mean ;) 

For more information visit http://www.atlantisproductionsinc.com


PS: That is Jett Pangan as Guido on stage. One of the most brilliant Filipino actors/singers I met, ever! 

Ciao!!
Sep 24, 2012 / 2 notes

[Photo from NINE’s director: Bobby Garcia]

When I first saw the scale model for NINE’s set design, I had doubts that everyone will be cramped on stage.

I was blown away when it materialized!!

Presenting a magnificent set design by a Tony Award winner, David Gallo. Can I be more fortunate to meet and work with 3 Tony Award winners this year alone? And I am all giddy that they know me back!! *u* What an honour!!!

NINE is not as serious as you think. Watch it so you’ll know what I mean ;)

For more information visit http://www.atlantisproductionsinc.com

PS: That is Jett Pangan as Guido on stage. One of the most brilliant Filipino actors/singers I met, ever!

Ciao!!

Aug 23, 2012 / 4 notes

Monsoon - Sunny

Flooding two-week “timeline” of my life (or three? as if anyone cares haha!). Just ought something might interest anyone? :p

Outfit photo from August 4.

[animal print cardigan and polka top from Tokyo; sheer palazzo pants from Zara; ankle leather boots from Mango; satchel from Aldo]

Taken on the same day with Karsten, on our way to visit a photoshoot as the rain pours.. really hard. 

Nothing will make anyone’s rainy day better with a cup of hot dark chocolate, especially if it’s from Slice. HEAVENLY GOODNESS!!! :D

Had an ocular at some hotel the following working day.. and this daybed just caught me. I would love to spend one afternoon here with a book and cup of tea, or be behind the lens and have a model for a photo shoot. *u* 

Had a sweet surprise visit that rainy afternoon at work. All thanks for introducing me to my new favorite donut. :3

The following week’s still trying to dampen my spirits as rain continues, though “Habagat” left our islands already. 

And as the sun rises on the same week, so as my curls. Oh look what light can do! Even my front camera can take good quality photos! :D

On the same day I got my sunshine and curls back, so as this iPod Classic! Well this isn’t mine, but I’m all acting like I do! 

PS: Please make me not return this to you.. Kidding ;)

Me and my sister, we were like monochrome vs colored. :p  The following weekend had that hopeful weather, it was a nice day to go out. Timely for our overdue date!

See how nice this day was? ♡

From late last week, while taking a break after walking from my workplace all the way to Global City, with my favorite stalker. ;)

Was able to chill out on our poolside that night, and since the pool’s teasing me to plunge in.. so I did the following night! 

Monday this week was a holiday. And me without plans was kidnapped by Kars and Verns, who am I to say no? Jamba Juice is insanely near my place! Oh yeah, I am happy and lucky like that! ;) 

And just last Tuesday, I was invited to catch the 2nd ish launch of Flique Fashion Magazine. So there, that night’s makeup. 

Outfit photo. Aiming to have a different effect with the same palazzo pants by pairing it with another plain top and adding a corset belt. More clean and formal eh? It’s like romance meets kick-ass look. :)) 

[top from Forever21; corset belt from ForMe; bag and palazzo pants from Zara, shoes form Charles & Keith]

[watch from Swatch by Jeremy Scott; flower ring from Tokyo; full finger ring from Topshop; beaded ring from Aldo]

Because me and Kars were too early for the event we had to kill time at Jamba Juice! Huwainot?! :p 

Look who’s suppose to be at the event but bailed out? :)) Lookin’ boy-next-door-cute here Markki! 

PS: I’m glad I’m one of those “friends”. Buy a copy so you’ll know what I’m talking about!! :p 

With Eco the Account Manager, Steph the Ed-in-Chief, Kars the flight steward, Jan the PR Specialist and Yours Truly an admin for external affairs. All Thomasians, all from Mediartrix. :”>

This is one of the moments that makes me proud and happy for my friends! We all sound so professional :)) Eco and Steph by the way are with Flique. ‘Grats to a very chic and successful 2nd ish! 

Until my next photo journal! :D

Photo board: one week transition from Rock of Ages to God of Carnage [July 8 - 13, 2012]
Jul 14, 2012 / 3 notes

Photo board: one week transition from Rock of Ages to God of Carnage [July 8 - 13, 2012]

Jun 27, 2012 / 3 notes

Lastweek

Monday

Where’d my Tuesday and Wednesday went? @-)

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Jun 9, 2012 / 3 notes

"Ikaw Na" MiG Ayesa

Upon arriving to MiG’s dressing room, he gave a fair warning, “I always do things on live TV to embarrass myself.. but I’m kinda used to it. Stop me if I do!” Then I told him to just be himself and he’ll be fine. 

After his briefing, we’re now on stand by, in 3.. 2.. 1..

And when he stood up, “here we go” I told myself.. 

..then there goes the lap dance. :)))

One of the best things everyone should know about MiG Ayesa besides he’s insanely modest and cracking funny? He’s full of surprises to blow your mind. 

MiG meeting the three anchors of Bandila, Karen, Julius and Ces. 

It’s been fun! Thank you to the staff and crew of Bandila. 

May 31, 2012 / 1 note

ASAP 2012 [05272012]: Full Circle Pre-prod

Here are some shots I did while they were blocking for the Full Circle production last Sunday. Enjoy! :)

Markki waiting for his cue

K-La and Tom being directed by Mr. Johnny Manahan.

Tom and Markki saying hi! :D

Vina and Nyoy right after rehearsing their song. 

PS: Watch out for the complete cast of Rock of Ages this coming Sunday with Rock Star INXS MiG Ayesa at ASAP 2012! :D