Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Red Hot and Right on Time

Sometimes things just work out in a way you are certain someone "up above" is looking out for you. Our guardian angel, whoever he, she, or it may be has been very good to us lately.

Cases in point: As Edson and I were talking about taking up new projects to supplement our income calls began coming in. Text messages were received. All from people wanting to hire us for projects. Several even wished to make partial deposits (that is unheard of here)!

So now I have several appointments for photo shoots in May, with a deposit already placed on one and Edson has a project wishing to make their deposit soon.

Call it fate, answered prayers, or our guardian angel working for us. It all seems to be working out somehow.

Anyway, last week I was texted by someone saying she(?) was a big fan of mine "from the magazine". I assumed that referred to my two pictorials done for Outrage magazine, an online magazine.

Then on Sunday I was emailed by someone asking for some information about my shoot he saw published "in the current issue" of Red Hot magazine, kind of a Philippine version of Playgirl, but without the articles.

I had sent images to Red Hot almost a year ago and had forgotten about them. Apparently the issue was finally printed, and here it is:My shoot was one done back in 2007 for Felino TaƱada, the director of the film Hanggang Dito na Lamang at Maraming Salamat. My shoot was to showcase the new actor, Jerwin Mercado, who played one of the three main roles in the film. Due to the film's theme, a racy pictorial was called for. Thanks again to fate or guardian angels, I was the photographer chosen for the shoot. While the shoot went extraordinarily well, the magazine the shoot was intended for folded before I could even get the images to them!

A year went by before Red Hot decided to do an issue filled with guys who had acted in films which were fresh out on DVD. Well, that was in May of 2008. I hurried to prepare the images for them by the middle of the month, when they were doing the layout of the magazine. The magazine hit the stands a week or two ago I'm guessing. As I mentioned above, I was notified by the magazine's readers it was out on stands.

Anyway, here's a couple shots from the 11 pages I have of Mr. Mercado in the magazine:


Now, being featured in Red Hot itself isn't going to help us financially, but getting two responses already in one week can only serve as a sign a potential future response may involve more photo work!

Friday, 24 April 2009

National Geographic at the Column's Swimming Pool

Today, while swimming at the pool here at the Columns, I noticed two millipedes copulating by the base of the wall at the end of the pool. OK, I wasn't swimming at the time. The millipedes here aren't that big! But I had just swum to the end of the pool and there they were, doing their thang.Just thought you'd all like to know.

Click here if you'd like to read about how millipedes procreate.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Sunday Outing

We rode out into the "countryside" with some friends Sunday. We were stopped in traffic when out the window of the car I see this:
The 974 Eatery & General Merchandise:
I don't know about you, but all I see are tires on that lunch counter. And they are allllllovahdaplace! We all laughed in agreement at what a great name the place has/had, though!

Oh, did you notice the Decepticon insignia on the wheels of the jeepney?! Maybe they read my previous blog post??? Hahaha!

Later that day I got some other pics at our destination:

Sons of our friends: Elias and Xavi:Elias doing a little brain surgery with a rotary saw:Nobody ever said Do It Yourself was easy. Just always remember to wear your safety goggles!

The whole gang (minus the photographer, of course...:And we finally get a good picture of the two of us!