Adobe Illustrator: Art from the heart

From the artsy patootsy of my heart, where vector is an art. As I traced back my youngest years in Adobe it all boils down to the year when I started loving adobe Illustrator at MAVCOMM. 2005, my mentor Sir Wally Gozar patiently invested and introduced Adobe to his staff and I was one of the luckiest creature who benefited from all the Adobe bibles and software he acquired for his company.

I clearly recall that one afternoon at New city restaurant when I first read the PDF manual which I first thought na "PDF lang yan", then the following week Mr. Wally decided to buy adobe package because I think He saw something in me, something that I am capable of. Then low and behold to make the long story short, I became an artist by heart. I even took the Adobe Certified Expert Exams. Ai is my first love, 2nd is Photoshop, 3rd is InDesign then Premier. From then on, I started creating award-winning cover designs (of course through the direction of Mr. Gozar) for our clients, executed Tourism Authority of Thailand print Ads and a lot more until I switched to offset printing then slowly converted myself to showbiz (char) then to corporate.
I somehow left the artist's table 4 or 5 years ago but never forget my passion in creating such things that makes my heart cheerfully beats.


Rotary Club of Makati Century City: Mission Possible 5.0

Amidst  the crazy weather made by tropical depression Josie in Metro Manila last July 24, 2018,  the Rotary Club of Makati Century City (RCMCC) members still flew to Davao and landed with flaring excitementsto extend a hand to the needy brethrens in some areas where helps are needed.
The mission started at the Badjao cummunity in Playa, Matina where  some hundreds of Badjao kids were able to receive oral kits and partake nutritous meals prepared by the group.

Left photo: Leading the feeding are Past President Jenny Rojales, President Gloria Cuaresma and Son Ethan, President Nominee Dallaz Eure, Rotarians  Lisa Bisnar, and Rita Abitang. Right photo: A heart-warming experience by  President- Elect Mhel Pechera together with the Badjao kids showing a euphoric emotions.

The Rotaracts on the other hand, in Manila, headed by Turks Hussain, Mark Lester Lico, members Alden Ayaganand  Marchelle Vargas   together with the International Associaton of Lions Club associatesare also in actions, feeding and giving medical attentions to the students at the School for the blinds in Paranaque City.

Back in Davao on the same day after sundown, these rotarians are still at the hype of sharing good vibes as they awarded Non-Rotarian leaders who made an exemplary actions in their community.

Photo opportunity together with the awardees at Clobal Impact’s white Castle in Davao. 

A blow-by blow act of goodness was poored out on the same date.

On the day after ( July 25th), the team went to Barangay Megkawayan, a 2-hour drive away from the city  conducted an almost whole day  Dental, Optical and Medical Mission in the district in partnership with Blugre Corporation, IWC-Metro Premier, Tinhat and Global Impact. Nearly four  hundredresidents were given attentions from tooth extraction, eye checkup with free eyglasses and onsite medical checkups.

Left Photo: Resedents lining up for medical check-up. RightPhoto: President Gloria Cuaresma and  Rotarian Lisa Bisnar are in action checking kids dental problems. 

The mission wasn’t end only there,  on the cold beautous morning of July 26th, on the third leg,  the group woke up in the hilly side of Davao near the border of Bukidnon and Cotabato where the Matigsulog Tribe lives. Themorning was fueled up by a hand over of gifts  to the tribes then tree planting, followed by the momentous signing of Memorandum of Agreement for the “Adopt a Tribe” in partnership with Blugre Corporation and  IWC-Metro Premiere. 
1-2: Gift givinto the Matigsulog Tribe. 3, Seremonial tree planting.  4. MOA signing ofRCMCC,  Blugre Corporation and IWC-MetroPremier.

Indeed, no destination is to far from your home or too high from the level of your comfort zone if the acts  are worth the happiness of the needy souls. No mission is impossible if it is well collaborated and planned wherever you may be.

Together We Transpire, Together We Inspire. 


Blind Date: A Must Attend Dinner in the Dark on August 21, 2018

What could be more difficult in life than living in a world without a single chance to see faces and places of what the world is offering to everyone? Being physically blind,  right? 

But what could be more meaningful in life if we can be at ones be their (blinds)  flashlight for a day that will shine their lives for a lifetime? 

James Mackay Foundation Inc. has been a great platform to collaborate with the Club to showcase the genuine giveback projects. This coming August 21 2018 in partnership with JMF and Rotary Club Makati Century City, they will have Dinner in the Dark 'Blind Date'. This event is an experience of a lifetime where one with sight will be blindfolded and will have a meal without seeing the plate. They encourage everyone to feel this event for it creates a feeling of humbleness and contentment.

The Rotary Club of Makati Century City conducted a dry run for more than 15 minutes at the Elks Club last August 7th and the outcome was heart-breaking, I personally experienced it first hand, it was a mixed emotions between frustrations and  hopeful. I was like eating alone in the crazy dark room helpless but for me to survive I have to do something and make my "diskarte" (Strategy) to make my stomach full. That I'm sure applies on the lives of these blind people who are struggling day by day.

Thanks to our talented  singers from the Philippine National School for the Blind for rendering their voices, for being our flashlights for a moment.

The Blind Date is an #AdvocacyForTheBlind, we will be having a "literal" BLIND DATE wherein you will experience having dinner while your eyes are blindfolded. Ticket price is Php1,250 and proceeds will go to the Philippine National School for the Blind. For tickets, you may contact the Rotary Club of Makati Century City on FB  or leave your message on the message bellow.

August 7, 2018: Trifold celebration at the Elks Club Makati, from President-elect's Mhel Pechera's birthday, to dry run for our up-coming Blind Date (Dinner for a cause) to be held at the City Club Manila on August 21, 2018 and Induction of the new members.


Love Rocks! with Peabo Bryson on Feb 13th


Spend this Valentines Season with love and the smooth sound of Grammy Award winner
PEABO BRYSON as he returns to Manila to headline LOVE ROCKS! For one night only, fans
can catch Peabo Bryson, “The King of Balladeers,” live in concert, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 8:00pm at Resorts World Manila, Newport Performing Arts Theater.

International recording artist J MICHAELS also returns to NPAT as co-headliner and host of the ongoing Love Rocks!
concert series.

Former Miss Saigon JENINE DESIDERIO will complete this fantastic lineup as special guest artist, all backed by the J Michaels Band under the direction of Maestro Danny
Favis. The theme for the evening will also include a tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach, with
each artist performing their favorite Bacharach tunes.

Peabo Bryson has established a career as one of the premier male vocalists in contemporary
music of the last quarter century. Possessing a beautifully rich, almost operatic voice, this two-
time Grammy® Award-winner has survived and prospered despite the passage of time and
changes in popular musical trends. With twenty albums to his credit, Peabo Bryson has enjoyed
an unprecedented across-the- board level of international success, Bryson has the distinction of
being the first artist in music history to have separate records topping four different charts.
Bryson was among the premier silky-voiced soul artists who emerged as the softer, more
sophisticated urban contemporary sound became dominant in the 70s and 80s. He made hit duets with Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Melissa Manchester, and Lea Salonga. Bryson enjoyed
more success with “If Ever You're in My Arms Again,” “Can You Stop the Rain;” “Through the
Fire” and “Unconditional Love.” Bryson won his first Grammy® Award in 1992 for his
performance of the song; Beauty and the Beast with CĂ©line Dion. His second Grammy was awarded the following year for "A Whole New World (Aladdin Theme) with Regina Belle, being the only Disney song to make it to the Billboard top 100, and topping it at #1. With his tremendous crossover success, Peabo has transitioned into a world of international acclaim.
Peabo Bryson is, at his intimate best, a legendary vocalist offering a timeless mix of pop and
soul as only he can. Bryson has amassed a loyal fan base, critical acclaim and an avalanche of
awards by being one of the “truly best friends” a song could ever have.

As lead Vocalist and Host of Love Rocks!, Manila-born J Michaels is an international recording
artist and longtime showman who effortlessly shows incredible versatility in musical styles
accompanied by some of the most talented musicians and backup singers. J Michaels has
shared the stage with legendary rocks artists like Ambrosia, John Ford Coley, Dan Hill, Jimi
Jamison, Terry Sylvester of the Hollies, Yvonne Elliman, Gary Puckett, Stephen Bishop and
more. His online music videos, filmed on location in various countries, have quickly gained
popularity with over 2 million new views in 2017, earning him fans worldwide, including many in

LOVE ROCKS! is a trademarked concept show that has had great international acclaim and
success. Each show is hosted by J Michaels and features one or more Multi-Platinum and
Grammy® headline artists. The J Michaels Band has served as backup band for the Love
Rocks! concert series pairing world-class concert and touring musicians with incredible guest
headliners. 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Love Rocks! concerts, fans can look forward to
multiple shows an more great artists in the coming months.

This Love Rocks! Concert is presented in cooperation with Grand Leisure Corporation and
Events by WEG Inc.

Tickets are available now at all TicketWorld outlets, Resorts World Manila Box Office, and
online at www.ticketworld.com.ph


New Taste with Sparks in the Philippines by Liquid Gold Drinks

New taste with sparks unveiled at the Manila Polo Club on the sparkling night of October 6th, 2017. Liquid Gold  is finally in the Philippines, distributing finest Prosecco from Italy, the wine with ultimate sophistication. Hosted by the Philippine's very own Johnny Litton, Oh yes! It's Johnny!  

Indeed a night of glam and ultimate sophistication, attended by President Lina's close friends, friends in business and partners cheering  and celebrating Liquid Gold Drinks future success in the Philippines, although the official take-off is already a mark of success. 

Spotted during the event are Social Leaders, PR professionals,  Doctors, Business Leaders, Friends from media, Inner Wheel Club- Metro Premiere and Rotary Clubs.

For more about  liquid gold you may visit http://www.liquidgolddrinks.com/

Congratulations to Liquid Gold Drinks! Cheers for coming success.

Happy birthday to Ms. Lina Castillo (October 6, 2017) Cheers!