Feature: Earth Manual Exhibition (Kobe, Japan)

A year ago, Typhoon Gener hit the Philippines bringing in dark-grey skies filled with rains that left the country in a gloomy state. However, despite this sad event, Filipinos have remained positive in their outlook in life. To show encouragement to our fellowmen, Ayala Museum has called for inspiring works from designers with the hashtag #FilipinoSpiritIsWaterproof.

Recently, Ayala Museum’s graphic design campaign was selected to be part of the Earth Manual Project, an exhibition that focuses on a theme addressing disaster preparedness gathering exemplary creative approaches from different parts of the world, held at Design and Creative Center (KIITO) in Kobe, Japan. As part of the city-wide art festival (2013 Kobe Biennale), it will run until October 24, 2013.

It amazes me how design and art could be of help through social media. So, to the genius people behind this great campaign, I would like to thank them for giving us this wonderful opportunity!

You can see my artwork at the middle right on the first photo! A good friend of mine, Gian Nicdao, is part of the said exhibit as well! *highfive* Anyway, the photos are courtesy of Ayala Museum. You can see more here.


I may have accomplished one of my biggest life goals yesterday, which was to give a TEDx talk.

While I still have so much stories to share about this unforgettable opportunity, you can first access the video from yesterday’s livestream at :)

Thank you to syoti Gian (giannicdao) and the rest of the TEDxUPM team for inviting me to be a speaker (so proud of you guys for pulling off such a successful event!), to my mentor Bianca Gonzalez, and to my manager/achi/friend Tricie who helped me weave such beautiful words (especially my creative manifesto) into an 18-minute talk. 

It’s definitely one crazy experience I’ll never forget. Here’s to ideas worth spreading and encouraging everyone to move forward and act towards finding their passion. <3