MEGADETH Live in Manila

Attended the most hardcore concert ever, just after the day of my hardcore tooth surgery! I still made sure to be there after I was instructed by my dentist to have atleast 48 hrs of rest (reason being is to prevent bleeding and infection). How hardcore is that? I mean, I can’t just let my platinum ticket be put to waste, can I? -_- Aaaand, this happens probably once in your life soooo, kebs sa bagong surgery na gums! \m/

*Bare with me on a little downgrade on the pics.

Sobrang “trash” ni Gidds

YEAUUHHHH

My bodyguards for the night!

It’s either there is a grand funeral, or they tweeted each other to come in wearing the same shade.

Fans!

If not for the standing arrangement in the concert, I could have said that we had the best seat in the house!

Awesome show! Thank you Dave Mustaine! Although it could have been better if I caught a pick.. or your wristband -_-

 You can tell that it’s going to be one rocking show by merely looking at the concert poster. And to give justice to this statement, I am inserting a video below to help you visualize how I have been crushed to pieces by a sea of black people. You don’t have to finish the whole thing. 1:13 of the video will tell you enough.

P.S.: DO NOT press the play button if you are expecting a clear, professionally created video a.k.a. Please understand that the situation is something out of control. He he he.

It was awesome! Felt like a total rockstar for a night. Hahahaha. Or at least, a rockstar’s girlfriend. No wait! I AM a rockstar’s girlfriend. :)) I’m so glad they granted my wish on hearing the songs I hope they’d play! Also, I would like to share this video of Louie doing his guitar solo from a show with his previous Megadeth tribute band back in L.A., Rust In Peace! Check it!!

@ THE House of Blues, Hollywood CA

Did I mention it was my first time to officially attend a concert? No? Well, there.

Keep those heads banging!

-Joanna

The Digital Photographer Philippines’ 6th Anniversary Party

You know something is meant for you when you don’t wish for it to happen, but it actually did. Finally, a photography related event! And it’s not just organized by any photography organization, it was DPP‘s! (which I think, is the best photography mag in the Philippines)

Look at the event details! Aaaaand, partners!

I am not a pro photographer. In fact, I’m not even sure if calling myself amateur is appropriate. But atleast I’m learning a lot so far, and I’m happy that I am able to apply the tricks I’ve been dying to learn so I think.. it’s is a great start! And I’m 80% self-taught, by the way. I credit the 20% from my (1 session) photography class, magazines (from DPP, of course), and helpful friends! Yay! Also, I “perfect” my shots from a trial-and-error method. That’s where everybody learn anyway. :)

Krisha, Mar, and I were on a stroll at High Street after an orientation at the company’s The Fort-based business center when we came into DPP’s event. Although I consider it “destined” for me to attend (or in this case, just drop by. -I have to meet Louie in Greenhills), I was so hyped up about it! It went on for the whole day, from 9:30AM to 12MN, and the event was seriously jam-packed of lectures from only the country’s top photographers, thank you very much. It came with a live/open shoot too! I really, really wish I had more time then so I could attend even just one from the schedule. I was particularly interested at IPHONEOGRAPHY (although I am not an iPhone user). I was hoping I could apply the techniques using my iPod Touch. Hahaha. I didn’t get so much pictures because I was busy looking around. Also, I regret this day that I did not approach Rico Blanco for a picture. Hehe.

Had a hard time choosing the perfect issue for me.

Scanning the contents :P

Scored!

Live shoot! (FHM ang peg)

Syempre fez ko lang yung na-detect. He he

Next year’s anniversary part is definitely something to look forward to, and I promised myself that I-WILL-BE-THERE.

See you next year, DPP!

Make Your Own Havaianas 2012

I took my mom and sister out for a whole day treat at Rockwell, and the Make Your Own Havaianas event was in perfect timing just when I ran out of ideas for Mothers’ Day. It was my first time to attend the event since I remember last year, I was on a vacation somewhere.

The event was already on its 4th (out of 5) day when we got ourselves there so some stocks were already sold out, including the ocean blue sandal straps and aviator pins! Huhu. So I just paired my burnt orange Havaianas-fit soles with sheer violet straps and a bowtie pin, a crown, and JOANNA alphabet pins! Yay!

Thanks, Kenwyn!

I was so excited to wear them so I ditched my Toms espadrilles for my newly customized and colorful havs, right after this pic was taken by a kameraman! So cool!

It was so much fun! I actually planned on getting another pair but for practicality’s sake, I didn’t. I can’t always wear them anyway. Hehe. But atleast you are a hundred percent sure that you own a unique pair that no one else has! I am looking forward to next year’s event. I hope they’d include Havaianas-high on the list of the “customizables”.

Happy 50 Years, Havaianas!

Getting down on Friday.

Can I just say, that this has been THE longest Friday night for me? HAHA Japeth and Jeremy were both solid Franco and Razorback fans.. aaand so I got an invite for this P&P Tattoo grand launching event at Eastwood. ALSO, they held a 50% off tattoo sale! Pero good for the day lang.

Surprise of the night: A dude, (a sort of promotions/brand marketing guy) AMBUSHED us to be on an energy drink TVC. OMEGESH. I have no idea which channel it is most likely to get aired, but I’m guessing it’ll be on 2nd Avenue/ETC since I’m seeing a lot of events related commercials on those two lifestyle channels. Oh well. If you happen to spot a Joanna-ish girl on TV, PLEASE disregard, and put in your mind that it is just an illusion. Hahaha.

I’m not actually familiar with it but the world of wide web has informed me that it’s a US original, a MONSTER energy drink-like type of energy drink. HAHAHAHA Plus, I have watched this All Time Low music video promoting Rockstar energy drink (in various censor-worthy ways) when I liked their PH based page. (Okay so wish ko nalang na sana doon nalang i-upload yung commercial, at ‘wag nang i-air sa TV. LOL)

Haven’t got any picture of Franco due to some reasons soooo, what I have lots of are Razorback’s.

Crowd started to get filled up with fans for the last act of the night.

Securiteeeh!

MANOR naman pala :P

It izz blarred, sarry. Those OBEY shirts were really cool, I want one too.. with the ‘SECURITY’ print at the back, FYEAH.

OH. The one, and only complete picture of the gang. Which izz blurred tooooo. BOO. Japeth-Joanna-Jeremy! Look, 3Js! I realized it JUST NOW. Well let’s gow, J team. :P

BANCHETTO NIGHT! And t’was my first time there too! I just had to search for burgers right away when we got there. Burger monsters at Monster Burger. HAHA.

HA! LIA, ETO’NG SAYO! UGH. HAHAHAHA. Lia was supposed to join us on this trip but.. :|

I had an instant arteries-clogging grilled liempo with rice meal after the quarter pounder burger I ate. SARAAAAP. Too bad sobra akong na-umay and nabusog, so I didn’t get to have a slice of cheesecake. Sad. Sana talaga nauna nalang yung dessert no. :P

Grabbed some drinks at Metrowalk after pigging out at Banchetto. *insert pictures here* HAHAHAHA Got busy being a chatterbox so I forgot to take pictures. Anyway, I must commend Jeremy for being a responsible driver, and took a glass of water between intervals of beer. Still I insisted that we go for a coffee break, just to be sure. HAHA.

Faded P&P Tattoo stamp from the grand launching.

Starbucks Metrowalk. Surely, t’was kinda dark pa when we got inside….

And Mr. Sun’s up when we were about to leave. Hahaha.

Hitting the road to Antipolo! Now that’s spontaneous. Grabe lang. Hahaha. It rained just when we took a quick stop to Jollibee.

Finally reached CLOUD 9. No, I did not used an idiomatic statement. Yun talaga yung name. HAHAHA. T’was a little across Padi’s lang.. maybe 5 meters, something like that. Ang ganda lang doon. And it was like having a total escapade talaga. Yeah it was a cloudy to rainy morning pero I still appreciated the place, and the foggy/smoggy view. Perfect for hanging out and de-stressing.

Like a princess :3 HAHA.

Can you spot the dog?

This is a raw, unedited picture I took from my phone. Muma-macro! Looool I liked the raindrops effect. Parang, morning dew ang datingan. Hahahahaha.

Pigeon!

Well I liked it there because aside from the amazing mountain view, there were cool antique pieces on display, which goes really well with the place’s theme: vintage-ish. AND I LOVE VINTAGE STUFF.

Freaky fishy.

This Art Gallery makes the place even cool-er.

Going to the comfort room :P

Take two.

The ladies’ comfort room resembled a mini lounge area, with a really nice mountain view as well. Superb.

Garden fountain, vintage style. Ugh.

Perhaps the only thing which sucked from the whole trip was the terrible traffic. It was a long way home, pero I really enjoyed the spontaneous-ity from what’s supposed to be a Friday night out only. HAHA!

Here, I leave a Franco soundtrack for this whole thing.

UST Baccalaureate Mass

I cannot believe that our tenure of stay at the university is bound to end in four days. In the meantime, here are the Quadricentennial batch of graduates at the much (emotionally) awaited Baccalaureate Mass.

I had a hard time catching up with the 4PM assembly time since I’m coming from my practicum at NAIA. Getting extremely haggard and sweaty are the horrible aftereffects.

(Credits for this particular photo goes to Guggles Reyes.)

KC dropped a text message and came over to have her blouse sort of autographed. HAHAHA A lot of students did the same thing with the SET of uniform they wore on that day. -and went home without having them changed

Alam niyo yung uhaw? (We sneaked out and bought some thirst quenchers, also, ‘craving satisfiers’. Well they had milkshake. I opted for the good ol’ Happy Fanshu milk tea.)

At mainit pero ang ganda ng sky? Roxy and I called it the Tumblr-ish sky.

IN A NUTSHELL:

And what a better way to celebrate the night with a late Mister Kabab dinner! -Which by the way, kinda became the reception venue for the baccalaureate mass goers. Obviously, it’s a Thomasian favorite.

Bumped into some friends! Maricor, Mark, and Cherry Mae. (didn’t get to have a picture with the latter though)

BY THE WAY, ayaw ko nitong Spongebob toy na nasa car ni Noel. Ang freaky ng smile eh, nakakatakot. =))