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Miss Plus Size – Philippines

A pageant is never missing in an city or Barangay in Manila. But this one in Mandaluyong City, a special pageant is created for Plus Size women. Bilbiling Mandaluyong (Miss Plus Size Mandaluyong). Bilbiling means “flabby”, which is a spinoff of the word Binibining which means Miss. Miss Plus Size Mandaluyong. Miss Plus Size pageant was…

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Anatomy of a scene The Revenant

I’m always interested in behind the scenes of a film, why and how a shot was done. It’s always nice to know what the director is thinking, how the cinematographer does it, and why they chose to do it. I am more interested at the why it was done, then the how it was done.…

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Cutting Edge x Bantayan Back to Sea

   Geraldine It all started 2 years ago, a day after our wedding, when the Carney clan and some UK friends on a whim decided to go to Bantayan island to celebrate New Years. We booked a flight for the next day without expecting as much. We knew that Typhoon Yolanda had hit the area but…

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Inspiration and Tools for Start Ups

 Peter Having set up a startup, a video production company, here in the Philippines I’m always looking for tools, advice, anything that can help me make our business better. In a world where we are bombarded by information on a daily basis it’s really difficult to try and sort the wheat from the chaff. So I’ve…

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Behind the Scenes: Nasdaq Video Shoot

   Geraldine Last week, we went to the world’s (and US) second-largest stock exchange company Nasdaq to shoot their office interior for a video series showcasing their international locations. Stepping onto the 7th floor of their Taguig office, I am immediately transported back to 2009 when I started working for a Chinese software company Xilisoft, where I…

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Travel: Malmesbury Abbey, England

   Geraldine It’s a little known fact that besides cemeteries, I have a somewhat mini fixation on castles. This probably stemming from watching too much Downton Abbey! Though I prefer the deafening silence and peaceful feeling in the bottom of my gut and heart whenever I visit a cemetery by myself. Weird? Yes. So next…

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Travel: Castell Coch Castle, Wales

   Geraldine I have a thing for castles (next to cemeteries), not because they are featured in fairy tales and being swept off my feet by a handsome prince, but more of the gothic feel and the history behind each room and tower. Wales is sometimes known to be the “castle capital of the world”, so…

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Philippine Surfboard Shaper – KM69

   Geraldine Last week, we went to visit surfboard-shaper James of Kilomoter 69. He was kind enough to let us shoot his process and even let us have lunch – amazing roast chicken and sukiyaki cooked by his mom!           When we started shooting the shaping process, styro-flakes are everywhere. My…

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Miss World Philippines 2014 – Blurred Lines

 Geraldine It is a known fact that Filipinos love their pageantry. Be it Miss World, Miss International, Miss Universe, Mister World, Miss Gay International Philippines, even a Miss Bilbiling Mandaluyong (Miss Fatty Mandaluyong) exists. Why shouldn’t Filipinos be obsessed, when the very first Filipino to bag a major title dated back to 1969, and Philippines has been…

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Getting High Cycling Video

 Peter An opportunity to try and win the new must have camera of the moment, the Panasonic GH4, was too tempting to overlook. Digital Photographer Philippines were running the competition as part of Manila Photo 2014. To win the camera, people were asked to make a 30 second video using GH as a title so Go…

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