I was there standing on my little spot. That was my share and it was just fine with me. I make little movements comfortably, thinking that it would be best for me to move a little but stay there. I am better off away from all the pain. The world spins and I stay put, enjoying my little space. People come, people go, and still, I am not going anywhere. This is where I am safe. But then, in just a snap, I’m going to the open and risking myself to get exposed to everything again. Sure, it would be painful, but hey, this time, it is worth it. 

(photo from arielmagyawejr)


   HIS BLOG. A Mecca of eyegasmic photo manipulations.

            – I’ll take you back that one fine evening when my room mate showed me this tumblog he came acrossed. Just like a tumblr newbie, i was at awe with every single photos posted. But just like any tumblr homies, this is the blog that deserves a slot in my dash. Follow that bastard! Through keen observation brought by curiosity as to who this creative guy is, i learned that he is a friend of a friend of mine. And with all the chances in front of me, i texted this friend of mine (let’s call him beben-eleben). I asked him if we could set a meeting with this guy. Beben assured that the meeting will happen, for he is scheduled to do a photoshoot with him, for a portfolio he was planning. I just found myself riding a bus on my way to Balagtas, Batangas, off to beben’s humble abode. That day, all the worlds collided, and right before my very eyes, this guy (let’s call him Ariel Magyawe Jr.) is in action. I must say, Ariel was one of the most (if not, the most) humble tumblrista that I met. He have no idea that he’s doing magic with his creations. And that with these creations, he is earning our admirations to his talent, that following him on tumblr isn’t enough to prove it. Believe it or not, he told me that he follows back right away everytime someone follows him. Walang simoy ng kahit na anong hangin sa utak ng taong ito. With all his excuses in our aim to pursue this issue, (excuses regarding him helping out his siblings with school works) I learned that Ariel is a family guy. I keep on telling him this, Y U SO HUMBLE!? Isa si Ariel sa pinakamabait na taong nakilala ko. It’s through his eyes and through his actions, two things that just won’t lie.

            In a span of three months, we at Tumblr Mag will be celebrating our first anniversary. Every month we strive to make every cover as remarkable as possible, and always better than the previous ones. What we want to achieve before we turn a year older, is to  put a highlight on people we would like everyone here in tumblr to discover. In our 10th issue,  tumblrmagazineaims to hunt down the unheralded young minds of tumblr and filter out the reasons why you should check their tumblogs out. We will collate some of the deepest, weirdest (even the darkest) secrets of your resident tumblristas.

            Also in this issue, we’ll get to know one stranger that you just can’t ignore, fierce and compact, juvenile and nonchalant to all the tumblr fuck ups, MaikhoFranco. Magnifying his tumblog will be our tumblr mag insider, Pael (@bulalakawblues).

            Plus! The hit comic, Ate Gay and why it took him forever to pull our funny string. With his witty mashup of old and modern songs, no one can hold his breath and avoid bursting to laughter. We will also feature the famous showbiz insider and blogger byxspeaks, straight from twitter landia, and all the hullabaloos happening in the entertainment industry today. And for this month’s tumblr project, we will squeeze out all the positive reinforcement and introduce to you some random tumblrista and give you reasons why you should stalk them out.

            Over a cup of Starbucks coffee jelly that Ariel gave me, I gave birth to this issue. An issue of Discovery. That in life, we are always on a journey to figure out something. The world will show us everything. The world will make us experience everything. The world allows us to discover everything. All we have to do is take a leap.


P.S.  Special thanks to PAEL (@bulalakawblues), for without him, this dream cover won’t be possible. To the collaboration we had in coming up with this layout and other insights, i owe him a lot. It took us a lot of drafts and scanned handwritings just for the perfect “THE DISCOVERY ISSUE” to grace the cover. Also, to Beben (@beben-eleben), for helping me out meeting our cover boy for the month. 

#078 Tumblr Magazine Layout Vol.1

Issue No: 1

Cover: Ariel Magyawe Jr. —-> I’ve been looking forward on making a cover for this blogger pero dahil sa dami ng super lupit niyang shot eh nahihirapan akong mamili. I’ve been following his blog for quite a long time now & I’m really impressed the way he edits his shots. His concepts are superb. Nakakainggit talaga. You guys should check his blog posts and follow him also. Visit his blog HERE.

May nakita kasi ako sa tracked tags ko, nag search daw sila ng HOTDOG NI at lumabas ang litrato ko. Tinignan ko at nakita ko nga! Nagkaroon pa ko ng kakilala at kasama. DARWIN NANDITO KA! HAHAHA! 


Pati gatas ni ariel nandito. Haha!

Hotdog ni Rhadson. SHET. :))

Try mo sa google. Search mo “ Hotdog ni ” tapos images. Hahaha! Find me there :))

1. How did you discover tumblr?

Ms. Tricia Gosingtian’s works at deviantart linked me to her tumblr blog. I’ve been a fan of her photography ever since I got interested on this craft. Also, I found out that there’s an iPhone app for Tumblr and thought that it would be easier to have an online diary.

 2. What is your blogging style?

I’m not really aware of what style of blogging I have, I think it would fall on the random category. Hahaha! at the first place, I don’t really consider myself as a blogger. It just happened that I post photos and I find Tumblr easy to use.

 3. Tell me something about yourself.

My tumblr URL tells my fullname and I’m 26. Shocks! what a shame revelation. I’m an Electronics Engineer by profession and a photographer by heart. :) 

 4. A lot of tumblristas admire you for the magic that you create with every photo manipulation you make. How do you do this, tell us something about this magnificent talent you have.

I am really thankful for every bit of appreciation my works are getting every time I post them. Those appreciations help a lot for me to be inspired and improve. Technically, I see this kind of installation art as a collage - a detailed collage. My working process includes:

1. Imagination - i think, all kinds of arts started with this. It may come from a dream, an emotion, or a certain event. Sometimes, I make a draft by sketching what final artwork I want to achieve.

2. Shooting - most piece I made include myself so I have to shoot instead of getting resources from the web. I use a tripod, Canon500d and 18-55mm lens.

3. Getting extra resources - currently, my own resources are not enough to make some scenes I want, so getting free stock images from the internet is really helpful. But if i’m going to pursue this kind of art, I’m planning to shoot photos for my own resources.

4. Editing -  This is really where the magic happens. Need not to explain more. Hahaha! I use Adobe Photoshop. Also, listening to music helps to extract creative juices. I listen to instrumentals while working.

 5. When did you discovered this talent you have?

It started with my 365 Project last year (A self-portrait project that I wasn’t able to finish). When I reached the 50% mark of the project, the winds of creativity blew me to this category. By that time, the last time I use other photoshop’s tools aside from brightness and contrast, was when I was in highschool doing my English Journal.

6. Of all your creation, which one is your favorite? and why?

I have some favorite photos of me. Though the order varies according to my current feelings.

This is one of them. A self-portrait I did a year ago. An interpretation of “No one is more responsible for ourselves but ourselves”. For some reasons, this photo reminds me that, more often than not, we have choices and the so-called second chance. I called this piece “Rebirth.”

7.  Is inspiration important for you to create these images or you’re just there eager to make one every time you want?

Of course, inspiration is the driving force to create something art related. (Well, I think, there’s  art in everything, so does inspiration). When I feel blank, or uninspired, I don’t shoot or if I do, there’s a big chance that I am going to delete what I have taken right away. I try to make every photo with a personal touch - something close to my heart.

 8. 3 tumblristas you look up to and why.

a) Ms. Tricia Gosingtian is a huge inspiration to me. It’s a bit ironic that I idolize a lady fashion photographer, but I really find her works calming and something that breathes class. She’ll forever be my local photography hero.

b) Mr. Robbie Bautista is another big inspiration. Though he’s not really active on tumblr anymore, I am a frequent visitor of his personal and travel blog. The creative dork made me really palpitate the day he followed me. I really love his works!

 c) Mr. Vin Quilop made my mind went blank for a number of times whenever I saw his new masterpieces. I lost my drawing/painting ability back then when I held a camera (not a fair trade! since drawing is my first love). I am really amazed by the talent of this guy. Because for me, when it comes to visual art, the traditional drawing and painting will still be on the highest place.

 The list goes on and on. There are a lot of talented people in this microblogging community.

 9. 5 things we don’t know about you.

a) I loved watching anime’s during college days. Cardcaptor Sakura was my #1 favorite. I even put a wing symbol on my signature as a tribute.

b) Speaking of tribute, I am fond of making tribute videos (photo slide shows) before. Visit my abandoned youtube channel (arielmagyawejr) if you want to see it.

c) I used to draw and bring a sketchpad with me during college days even if it was unrelated to my course. I am really inspired by Yesha (the Meteor Garden II character). I’m an F4 fan too. I bought 2 of Vic Zhou’s album.

d) I freak out on cockroaches. Who does not?!

e) I like the idea of having a cup of coffee while reading a book, but I don’t drink coffee and read books that much.
10. How does it feel to be featured here in tumblr magazine. You’re our 12th cover! :D

I feel so honored to be featured by tumblrmagph. Upon reading the previous issues, I knew that you already featured interesting and talented Pinoy Tumblristas. Really feels really great. Your invitation is like a bucketful of inspiration poured to me! Thank you!


Awesome Bloggers:

It was worth it :>

Sabi ko di ba mag-aayos na ko sa pag-aaral? Hindi ko nagawa ‘yun ngayon araw. Tinopak ako eh. Ginatungan naman ako ng kaibigan ko na si Chlare. Mabuti siyang kaibigan kasi. Hahaha, bale sa pito kong klase today, isa lang ang pinasukan ko. 'Yung isa na 'yun pinasukan ko lang kasi may presentation kami ng grupo ko. 'Yung ibang subject kahit may test, in-absent-an ko na. Hindi ko talaga feel kasi. Hindi ko alam ang nangyayari sakin.

Mga lunch time nung nagtext sa akin si Paolo na magkikita daw sila ni Kuya Ariel at tinatanong niya ako kung gusto ko sumama. Sabi ko mga 2 pa ako makakahabol sa starbucks. Sinama ko si Chlare at si Sherisse kasi wala lang, hahaha. De joke, si Chlare kasi 'yun na 'yung bayad niya sa akin sa pagpapa-absent niya sa akin. Si Sherisse ay sumama dahil nangongolekta siya ng SB stickers. Tamang chill lang at kwentuhan kami. Pinakinggan din 'yung mga kanta ni Chlare. Hindi na namin namalayan na malapit na pala mag-6. Hinatid ko na si Chlare sa sakayan ng van pa-kanila. Hinintay naman ako nina Pao at Kuya Ariel sa may 7/11 Bus Stop. Doon, kwentuhan ulit tsaka kuhaan ng picture! Wapakels talaga kami sa mga tao doon. Ang importante may group picture kami! :D Tapos hinintay na namin makasakay si Kuya Ariel ng bus pa-Batangas.

Ang saya lang ng araw ko kahit mali 'yung hindi ko pagpasok. Kaysa naman nasa school ako pero wala naman talaga natututunan kasi wala sa mood ang utak. Pagod pa ako from last week. Puro gala talaga ako nun eh. Kahit kwentuhan lang kami kanina, happy na kami. Ewan ko ba, mas naa-appreciate mo 'yung mga simpleng bagay talaga.

Kuya Ariel, upload-upload din! :D