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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Komikeria | Road to Komikon 2023

After nearly three years of hiatus, Komikon returns with a pop-up event at the Robinsons Galleria that started a workshop a week earlier and then with this one-day Filipino Komiks-centric event known as “Komikeria” that is a whole-day affair featuring old and new publications focused on graphic novels and singles issues.

The last Komikon dates back to November 2019 until the world shut down, but they never stopped there with virtual events. But the virtual interaction is not the same as how you meet people in person. These little steps in their return to bringing physical events with “Komikeria” are also a pathway to return to the beginning.

Friday, March 17, 2023

HW Moto | Canyon Carver

Hot Wheels is popularly known for producing die-cast cars and has expanded to making different types of vehicles. This also includes fictional planes, helicopters, and boats based on their own concept and design. The Mattel brand gives their designers the freedom to create their concepts for original Hot Wheels creation.

But as always the majority of collectors would prefer cars to the ones mentioned. Sometimes, the interest also expands to two wheels, namely motorcycles. Rarely, they would produce licensed motorbikes from BMW, Ducati, or even Honda. Hot Wheels would further incorporate their original ideas too like the Canyon Carver motorbike.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Vinyl On Vinyl | Make Mistakes

If you happen to be touring around the Makati Central Business District or exploring the urban scene stumbled upon Built Cycles in Poblacion. Maybe you happen to discover the underground gigs happening in SaGuijo Bar finding these random murals that are vaguely familiar.

Of course, a visual artist like Raise Hell can give you that recall that's quite the distinct originality, which definitely stands out when it comes to the creations of this mural art that you might have seen all over the city. This time Vinyl on Vinyl puts a spotlight on her works and how she learned from the mistakes made that made the artist known.

Friday, February 24, 2023

HW Batman | Batman Forever Batmobile

“Batman Forever” was a surprise following the exit of Michael Keaton as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Tim Burton vacating the director’s chair to helm the third Batman film. Replacing Batman/Bruce Wayne was Val Kilmer, and around that time his popularity with his previous films made him a suitable replacement. But Joel Schumacher as the director for this one was quite an uncertainty in the 1990s.

The same goes for how the fans would take it as something else. With the ‘New’ Batman everything is also different, and the term ‘semi-reboot’ was not yet the catchphrase everyone was used to. Although one thing that has caught everyone’s attention is the ‘New’ Batmobile that Kilmer will be driving in this next Bat-Film.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

PIMS 2022 | Visuals of Saturday

The weekend was surely busy for the Philippine International Motor Show, and each of the thirteen car manufacturers have their way of promoting and marketing their products through special activities as well as a little bit of pageantry for the last three days this Saturday was busy indoors & outdoors.

There are activities for both the enthusiasts and the kids who want to be like the big boys. This event is surely is packed with something to look forward to from these car brands with this year’s theme about mobility and going electric with the changes for how humanity moves and travel either two-wheels or four-wheels.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

PIMS 2022 | Biggest Car Show Returns

It only took four years to wait and this event has been one of the highly anticipated car shows in the Philippines. This country is ready for another big event and this time in the form of the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), which is organized by the Chambers of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) on its eightth iteration dating back to 2007.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Swatch + Dragon Ball Z | Choose Your Hero

Dragon Ball is an iconic anime franchise since the 1980s and continue to conquer the world with its ever expanding anime series and theatrical films. Their latest is Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero that has been released in Japan back in 11 June 2022, and it is having its succeeding releases in selected parts of Asia.

In the Philippines, it will be shown 31 August 2022 that unexpectedly to coincide the release is Swatch that just unveiled their collaboration with Toei Animation that produced the “Swatch x Dragon Ball Z” watches featuring the iconic characters from the original series, and it sure is something to add to a Dragon Ball fans’ collection!