And Just Like That . . .


It’s always a problem when I treat a project like my own.

If I was given a task to do, with just an idea, or a concept to work on, I try to learn everything there is to know, or maybe just enough to understand what the outcome should be. It doesn’t matter if the job is an illustration, motion graphics or web design. There is a time as the work progresses that I adopt the project as my own.

Lo and behold, it’s taking shape, exhibiting behavior, showing purpose and cadence. Indeed, we often treat our work as infants brought into the world. Forget the fact that I was hired to do it. The baby is growing.

Now all of a sudden, some nitwit thinks it could have been done better, or this shouldn’t be there. You know, pedestrians posing as analysts. Or worse, as experts. Continue reading

Complaints And Grievances

I had done with this and moved along. But someone thought it best to remind me of this. And it’s all because they are going to do something, relaunch , I think, another venture, another magazine, with another name. I thought about it. But the fact that the blog post was complaints and grievances about their insensitivity with outsourced manpower, and the really peanuts worth of pay they give out, and to think they will be paying a marketing or advertising agency thousands and thousands of pesos to rebuild their name in the industry, I feel you should read about it, and be wary. After all, weddings are big business for everyone with a camera and a printing facility nowadays, the designers and graphics artists are still treated like beasts of burden, just water and food , thank you. Read all about it.

The designs and layout I did are still up on my website, poorly paid though I may be from that venture, good thing is, I do have a portfolio of these magazine ads. Not the way I want them to look,  mostly because the client wants to put every photo they have, or the lack of it. The things we do for a buck.


I’m getting better with letting go. Or at least, that’s what I thought. Because I have learned that letting it pass can be economical for one’s emotional and professional being. Some sticky situations you just have to get through and move on.

But anyway, this is about some situations that keeps on dragging because people keep making things complicated. Like Villacorta muddying up the puddle that Tito Sotto‘s feet is currently dipped in. It’s like
professionalism has become just a byline and not the code. They keep shifting the blame to anybody but themselves.

Actually, this is about my own, personal bone to pick with Island Weddings Magazine. I have been good natured when my queries were ignored, simply because I thought these guys are like me, busy as a bee. But time and again, they would send me freelance work that are too painfully full of holes, in a manner of speaking. Have you done layout jobs…

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So Much Has Happened, Nothing Has Changed

Paradox, huh?

Yet, the term still applies, with regret, sprinkled with grudge and a dash of fondness. That’s all we get these days, a plethora of contradictions trying to overtake common sense and rationale. But hey, whoever said life is easy was probably sitting on a golden throne, dipping tapioca sticks on cream and stuff.

Welcome to the real world.


And now, back to our regular rants and raves . . . .

The guy deserves a break.

The guy deserves a break.

Yep, so much has happened, literally. Just look around. The guys at TOEI where I used to live . . .err . . .work . . .co-habitate . . . .whatever . . are still there. Well, most of them should have been with higher titles like Animator, Chief, Key, Director, but  so much for that. I sure hope they are still the best fun loving guys I knew before.

Anyway, I have another loyalty to uphold [I have this personality quirk about loyalty], so I’m now part of what these old timers call “enemy” a person who is not a regular but gets to work freelance or sub-con for TOEI.

Suits me fine.

I now have Flash, Writing, Character Design, Layouts, Graphic hanging in my belt, freelancing is just a means to sustain my sudden jump back into the cauldron that is city living.

Fine Young Cannibals in Animation

Fine Young Cannibals in Animation

Maybe, I’ll write some more, after I get over my losses.