Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009


It's been months since we last received our regular salary. We don't know when they're going to pay us. As if it was not enough, we were told that we will be pulled out from our job due to lack of funds. Oh well, if that's the case then we will be jobless come new year. Good luck to us.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009



Photography: Henry Anima II
Hair & Make-Up: Engie Mulingbayan
Model: Terri Lynn Bivins
Styling: Marge Abas
Fashion: Pia Gladys Perey
Joe San Antonio

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


SPECIAL THANKS TO: Mau de Leon, Mercator Models; Julius Uy; Shayne Maceda of the Shayne Maceda Modeling Agency

PHENO-MEN-AL: the men of the moment in the best of Philippine Fasion Week holiday Menswear: (STANDING, FROM RIGHT) RAFA DA SILVA in Marlon Rivera, LAXIE Villar in Anthony Nocom, KEVIN Zaldarriaga in Nat Manilag, RR Meneses in Zxander Tan, Michael Acuna in Ava Paguyo, JR Tirona in Anthony Nocom; (ON THE FLOOR, FROM RIGHT) ERVIN DAVID in Shanon Pamaong, FARZAM NASIRIAN in Marc Tana and JOBO ROA in M Barretto; (SEATED, FROM LEFT) MEHRAN KHALEDI in Jeffrey Rogador, GERARD SISON in Joel Escober and ANTHONY ROQUE in Jerome Lorico

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Last Week

Dami ko na accomplished last week. Mga programming scripts at mga photos para sa ad campaign ng kaibigan ko na accessories designer. Naglaro din ako ng Plants vs Zombies, kaka-adik lang lol.

Heart broken pala ako, litong-lito na ako sa buhay ko love life ko . Ang hirap naman pala ng ganun. Masakit pala. Kaso hindi pa ako handa i-share ang lahat lahat. Iba pala pag puso na ang pinag-usapan.

Syempre sobra thankful ko sa mga taong tumulong sa akin lalo na sa photography at komiks. Masayang masaya ako. Kaya heto ako, ako naman ang tumutulong sa mga kaibigan ko na nais makapasok sa indutry. Sarap ng pakiramdam ng nakakatulong.

Sige dito na muna at magbabasa at magbibisita pa ako sa mga kaibigan ko na mga bloggers din.

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's Been Awhile

Ang tagal ko na pala hindi nagsulat sa blog ko. I mean yung regarding sa mga nangyayari sa buhay ko hehehe. Pasensya na ha. Dami lang kase iniisp ko. Dami ko din mga resposibilidad na dapat gampanan.

Napansin ko na wala na pala gaano pumunta at bumibisita sa
blog ko. Kakalungkot pero kase naman hindi na rin ako nakakapunta at bisita sa mga blog ng mga kaibigan ko. Pasensya na ha. Makakabawi din ako.

Heto ako ngayon, medyo masakit ang ulo pero kaya naman. Kulang lang sa pahinga pero magiging ok din ako.

Huwag niyo ako tuluyang kalimutan ha. Bibisitahin ko kayo ulit.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Rhian Ramos: Heaven Can't Wait

Written by C. MENDEZ LEGASPI / Photographed by Henry Anima II   
Thursday, 22 October 2009 22:46

THE most memorable encounters on GMA’s Stairway to Heaven happen when Cholo and Jodi are cavorting in a carousel, innocently at first as kids frolicking, and then as adults sharing tender moments, and—much later—after he finds her once again just when everybody around him insists that she is forever gone.

Rhian Ramos may not have realized it but these scenes atop a horse channel the mythical origins of her name. Rhian Denise Ramos Howell, 19, took her name after Rhiannon, the “Welsh manifestation of the Gaulish horse goddess Epona and the Irish goddess Macha. She is best known from the Mabinogion, in which she makes her appearance as a beautiful woman dressed in gold and riding on a pale, mysterious steed and meets King Pwyll, whom she marries. Unjustly accused of killing her infant son, she is forced to carry people on her back like a horse until she is vindicated by her son’s return.”

One might be tempted to draw parallelisms to Jodi, her oft-suffering character on the GMA’s top-rating adaptation of the top-rating Koreanovela, which would be understandable. After all, Rhian portrays a character who seemingly carries a seemingly endless amount of burden. She is maltreated by her madrasta (Jean Garcia, at her most beyond-redemption meanest) and stepsister Eunice (Glaiza de Castro, stepping up a notch in the villainess department). Throughout her travails, she remains silent and never tells her dimwit father (Jestoni Alarcon).

Just when she is about to be reunited with Cholo, upon his return from studies in the US, she gets run down by Eunice. She is believed to be dead but, in true telenovela fashion, is really suffering from amnesia. Her stepbrother Tristan (a.k.a. Charlie), who nurtures a most tragic form of unrequited love for Jodi, makes her believe that they are a couple and hides her in the province.

By this time in its second life on prime-time TV, or again in true telenovela fashion, Cholo has already found Jodi (now Jenna) and is in relentless pursuit to prove that she is indeed his one true betrothed. (At the same time in that other GMA prime-time romantic fare, Fernando Jose is also unwavering in his belief that Paloma is indeed Rosalinda.)

At the launch of the series at the new Studio 7 of GMA Network Center, Rhian, understandably, was besieged by the press from all sides with questions mundane and matter-of-fact. We just flowed from the get-go. Does she find Dingdong Dantes, the Cholo to her Jodi, attractive? “Dong has a sense of humor. He’s a gentleman. Am I attracted to him physically? ’Di ba No. 3 in the world as the sexiest man siya? He has the height; all girls give plus points if a guy is tall. Na kay Dong na ang lahat ng katangian na gusto ng isang babae sa isang lalaki,” Rhian answered, with the ease of a veteran media magnet.

But will there ever be a possibility that she might fall for her leading man? “Hindi ako kumukuha nang hindi sa akin,” came the withering reply. “Madali akong ma-in love, pero magaling akong magpigil.”


SOUL SISTERS Does she and Stairway to Heaven’s Jodi share similar traits? “In dealing with problems, hurt and loneliness, pareho kami na ayaw ipakita. I can relate to her in that aspect,” she said.

Mark Herras, JC de Vera and Richard Gutierrez have been paired with her in her previous GMA shows. Mahirap hindi ma-in love sa leading man kasi araw-araw kayo magkakasama. ’Di ako abnoy, nai-in love din ako,” she owned up, laughing. “But my mom always reminds me, if you’re old enough to get married, then you’re ready to have a boyfriend. I have no inspiration right now. I’m loveless. But I get used to it.”


At the launch, the cast did a live rendition of some dramatic highlights from the series. In one impressive, highly charged scene, Jean slapped Rhian so hard that the audience gasped in shock.

“My sampalan scene with Jean is not taped yet, though sa live performance nakatikim na ako. Habang nangyayari ’yon, ’di mo nagugustuhan. After that, pag-cut, you appreciate your life more na ’di ka ginaganyan. Ang sakit, medyo tinotoo; ilang seconds na ’di ako makarinig. Nahilo ako konti sa scene, that was obvious, pero sinubukan ko pa rin maalala ang mga linya ko. I will master that skill one day,” the radiant star, dressed in Sabella, said with the conviction of a thespian in training.

Jennylyn Mercado was supposedly the frontrunner to play Jodi until Rhian clinched the role at the auditions. “Malaki ang pressure sa akin. During tapings, ’di ko nakikita ang moments ko, kasi I don’t watch playbacks,” she shared. “But at the SM Megamall premiere, nawala ang pressure and kaba ko. I was so happy with the outcome. I saw the audience with shiny faces, may sinisipon kasi naiyak sila. Binuksan nila ang puso nila at tinanggap ang kuwento. Pinoys know the kuwento already, so you can’t help but wonder kung tatanggapin kaya nila na Pinoy na ang umaarte. Sana every night, ganun ang resulta gaya sa SM.”

Does she and Jodi share similar traits? “In dealing with problems, hurt and loneliness, pareho kami na ayaw ipakita. I can relate to her in that aspect,” she said, the thought just occurring to her.

And what would be the selling point of her pairing with Dingdong? “It’s not a love team na hindi pinag-isipan ng network. Nagpa-audition talaga to see who will create sparks with Dong; from there, they decided whom to pair him with. This partnership was not made without any basis. I have trust in the network that this will succeed. Dingdong is maalalay in our scenes, ramdam na ramdam ko ’yon ’pag kasama ko siya. He makes our scenes easier to do and totally believable.”

Then, speaking like a true star, she exhorted everyone to watch Stairway to Heaven. “The true magic of the show is in the story, because it’s a good story, I have confidence that people will love it.”

Indeed, they have. From the AGB Nielsen Philippines surveys of Mega Manila homes since its September debut, Pinoys have wholly embraced the show—and the stars continue to shine bright on Rhian Ramos.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

FALL-OUT BOY: Lifestyle Section, Manila Bulletin, August 28, 2009

Extreme Weather Contingencies

Photography: Henry Anima II (
Styling: Pol Tapia (
Hair & Make-Up: Lhenvil Paneda
Clothes: Folded and Hung, Masaki, Penshoppe, 21st/8
Model: Arth
Editor: Isabel C. De Leon
Fashion/i: Joyce L. Fernandez

Monday, August 24, 2009

CALL OF THE WILD: Lifestyle Section, Manila Bulletin, July 31, 2009

Photography: Henry Anima II (
Styling: Pol Tapia (
Hair & Make-Up: Adrian Adraincem
Clothes: Ivarluski Aseron, John Herrera, Jo San Antonio Estrellas Manila
Accessories: Estrellas Manila and Paul Herrera
Model: Nadine
Location: Casa de Carlo, Las Brisas de Tagaytay

READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP: Lifestyle Section, Manila Bulletin August 14, 2009

Photography: Henry Anima II (
Styling: Pol Tapia (
Hair & Make-Up: Dino Lazaro (
Clothes: Ivarluski Aseron, Lyle Ibanez, Estrellas Manila, My Theme
Accessories: Estrellas Manila
Model: Jodilly and Avonlea of Julius Uy

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