Collaborate /kəˈlæbəɹeɪt/ verb
To work together with others to achieve a common goal.
KC sent me a text message on Tuesday. “Be at Hard Rock Cafe tomorrow 11 AM.” So I went.
I was met by a surprise. I could see that a press conference was just about to start inside. “Are you here for MyJaps?” asked the receptionist. I didn’t know what to say. I thought I was just meeting KC for lunch to discuss the opening of our wrestling school. I thought to myself: “I’m not here for MyJaps, but now that I’m here, I want to be here for MyJaps.” I told the receptionist that I’m supposed to meet KC, so they put my name on the list, gave me a gift bag and a nameplate.
The MyJaps x Team Manila presscon was just about to begin. It was a relaxed, family-gathering kind of atmosphere. It really was. Almost like a debut, but not one of those really snobbish and very formal debuts with cotillions and intimidating people. It had a “feel at home” vibe.
The presscon was for Julie Anne Peñaflorida San Jose (also known as MyJaps) and Team Manila‘s collaboration. These two awesome entities are collaborating and releasing the “My Japs Collection” this April.
Julie Anne, Team Manila co-founder Jowee Alviar and VANS Philippines CEO
Wendell Cunanan Wendellvans were introduced to the press. The host took us down memory lane of MyJaps’ wonderful and young career.
Julie Anne and Team Manila explained the goals of their special collaboration. Aside from reflecting Julie Anne’s youthful and fun-loving personality in the release of the “My Japs Collection,” proceeds will go to the patients of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center. Now that’s SPREADING THE LOVE!
Q&A with the press (more…)
When my paycheck arrives, I’m going to buy myself this Basic Math shirt by Daily Grind.
I like the Daily Grind clothing line because they represent the young working class. Just because you work, doesn’t mean you have to wear what older people are wearing. You’re young! But you don’t have to wear
Abercrombie & Fitch teenager’s clothes either, because you’d look like that creepy guy who graduated 5 years ago but still hangs out at his high school.
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Don’t laugh. It’s an honest living.
I blogged about activists wanting PBS to gay marry Bert and Ernie a few months ago. I wonder if the same activists are behind (no pun) this:
“Support Filipino products.”
It doesn’t matter where you grew up, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase before. In elementary, in high school, in college. You hear people say it on TV. You’ve read about it in Sibika at Kultura books, magazines, newspapers (or if you’re a very young kid, you’ve probably read it somewhere on the internet).
The problem is I often find myself in a Catch-22 kind of situation when it comes to supporting Filipino products. I wonder how many of you feel the same. On one hand, you feel Pinoy Pride, you feel the need to support our kababayans and our economy by buying Filipino products. On the other hand, you almost immediately feel buyer’s remorse the moment you purchase a Filipino product because you feel it’s corny, or baduy, or of inferior quality.
Don’t get me wrong, we have plenty of Filipino products that are world-class, and most of them have stood the test of time and are going stronger by the day. Team Manila is one of those products.
Team Manila has been around for awhile, and it’s gaining more and more momentum because of its quality, its Pinoy taste. Because it’s inspired by our own Filipino culture. Because it’s not baduy, because people from all walks of life can rock it and not look odd. Team Manila makes me prouder to be a Filipino.
Visit http://www.teammanila.com/ or go to a Team Manila store near you and see for yourself. I’m not certain about a lot of things, but I’m sure if Dr. Jose Rizal were still alive, he’d approve.
Team Manila makes it easier for us to support Filipino products.
Because KC’s car has commemorative plates, a traffic enforcer in Makati pulled him over. The traffic enforcer wanted to give KC a ticket because according to him, “The city of Makati dislikes commemorative plates so they made a city ordinance.” Rommel, KC’s driver, explained that said ordinance was implemented in 2006, and that the MMDA already made a memorandum allowing commemorative plates as long as the original plates aren’t removed from the car and remain visible.
Then a funny thing happened. When the traffic enforcer saw KC, he wanted to “settle” things. P1,000 instead of a ticket that would cost P2,500. This made KC furious.
So KC said, “Give me the damn ticket! You’re corrupt!”
Then the traffic enforcer asked for KC’s autograph (also known as a KCgraph). KC was, like, “Talaga?”
Share your encounters with corrupt people by hitting the comments. You never know… KC might read your story live on radio.