Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Closing this chapter

2 days away from a year of not updating this site, I have my reasons for not having the chance to blog here.  First and foremost I hadn't had the guts to share to the www that I was moving to a new big city.  I was afraid that I wasn't going to last more than 6 months away from home.  Now, one year and three blogs later, I can say that I have finally settled in, in the City by the Bay which I now call home - Shanghai. 

As they say, "there comes a time in a person's life when they feel the need to close a certain chapter of it, in order for them to move on."  I am not going to shut down this site (for I had spent quite an amount of time creating this baby), but I must say that this will be my last post on themadjungle.blogspot.com.  So much about me has changed that the old me typing in this blog is so far from the person who I am today, so I am moving on, to a new blog: amandasee.com/blog...Follow me if you wish.

Adios amigas! Cheers to new beginnings!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Photo Diary: Weekend at Guam

After months of not visiting my blog, I've come back to start reblogging. :)
This time around I'll try my best to update more regularly.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hop Hop Hurrah

I still can't believe it. Last night was the awarding night of Swatch for their "My rabbit story" contest, and my entry was chosen as one of the five grand winners.  The contest has been around for six years already, following themes from characters of the chinese zodiac, ranging from different art forms (digital art, photography, etc), and this year's theme was to make fashion/wearable art with the rabbit theme.

When I saw the contest in the papers, I thought, why not? This was my first time to join a contest like this, and also my first time to design a shoe, so it really came as a surprise that the judges would actually choose my design, over some of the other interesting entries which were done by actual young designers. I feel so lucky to be given the idea of creating that carrot shoe. 

Here are some photos:

Check out the checkered platforms, the heels were carved rabbits!
That girl was workin' them heels :)
with director Rowell Santiago

It was funny yesterday when I went to the Swatch shop and the manager asked me if I had already seen the papers, and I said no, since I really had not seen the papers yet at the time. She said, "Gagita ka!" and started giving me a sermon about how I should keep the clipping, since this was good news and was believed to bring in good luck, prosperity, etc...So I told her I would frame it. Hope you'll all have a lucky year too!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ciao to Long Hair!

I've been thinking of cutting my hair for a long time, this morning when I woke up I felt like it was "the day" to really go for it. I lost around 12 inches of hair, and it was funny how a lot of people at the salon noticed and gave different reactions. The one who sweeps hair off the floor even had to return three times on my spot. I remember when I was a kid I used to have nightmares over getting a haircut, now I don't really care :)
I'm so proud of my short hair I even asked my brother to take a picture of it. Here's my new cut:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello 2011!

Happy New Year to all! Just dropping by to show you what I saw from my roof today:
first it was just a few pops, then it became like this...
I seriously think my neighbors are huge show-offs.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First Exhibit Ever

Hey everyone! Just a quick post, yesterday I went to the exhibit I talked about in the previous post.  This is my first time to have my photo exhibited, so it's quite a milestone for me. What's more, the one who contacted us for this exhibit said they're thinking of putting the photos in a coffee table book. I'm so excited :)

Have a great day ahead!

Monday, November 29, 2010

I Love Taguig!

Its been a month since I last blogged. Wow. Last night I was talking to some photography people and the conversation drifted to blogging. They all seemed proud of their blogs, while I didn't even want to mention mine. I am such a bad blogger. Why haven't I blogged for the whole month? I don't know. I was trying to think of what to blog about and thought of sharing some of the things I've been busy with this past month. I was recently invited by the city government of Taguig to be part of a team to shoot certain landmarks as part of their new campaign called "I Love Taguig". Taguig is relatively the new concrete jungle in the making here in Metro Manila, next to Makati and Ortigas, and the new mayor is looking for ways to further promote the city. I worked for a short while in Taguig before and was surprised to find that there was actually more culture there than just the office buildings most of us usually associate with the name of the city. Here are some shots I took of Taguig:
Since this post had nothing to do with fashion, and this blog is trying to be a bit more about fashion, I took some photos of kids skateboarding at night in the parking lot and kind of liked the effect.  It looks like it can be used for a local jean brand.
Have a great day everyone!