Inspiration

People have different ideas and strategies for any upcoming situations. I wish I was Flash, doing things ready right there before you knew it. Here are some inspirations:

Dr. Black Jack (fictional animation series) determines the problem/condition and fixes people in a day, half or whole, during surgery. He may be expensive for the bill but worth as the doctor. He never asked for health insurance.

I am not a doctor, love anatomy though.

James Bond (Sean Connery and Daniel Craig): Love the action. Sean Connery is calm. Never panics. Daniel Craig gets the work done. Both were professionally trained agents destined to save the world. The modern stunts, clothing, and clothing designs amazes me. 

Indiana Jones: History leads to adventure.

Sherlock from BBC. That’s a show worth a watch. Love the comedy, script, effects, scenes, action, thriller, suspense, and research.

White Collar, especially when Matt as Neal Caffrey, an ex-con turned FBI consultant, creates clean art work, markets well, and talks and dress class. Since when did Art History and Fine Arts become hot? Among the episodes watched, I like him disguised as a substitute teacher. So detailed and precise of his words.

If only I can be quick as them when dealing with creativity and pace.

Presentation

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/jomaire/portfolio-24489390&#8243; title=”Illustration and Graphic Design Portfolio” target=”_blank”>Illustration and Graphic Design Portfolio</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/jomaire&#8221; target=”_blank”>Joy Hallare</a></strong> </div>

Another way to promote yourself: presentations. Since presentations are easier than videos, I tried using the new ‘template’ (I don’t know a better word for this ) everyone’s using. Powerpoint presentations new spreads from your personal computer to online. Jobs now require Keynote, Prezi, or Slideshare. The disadvantage: if there’s no internet or wi-fi, your work won’t open. It’s better if you download them or use the regular Powerpoint to prevent that from happening.

http://www.slideshare.net/jomaire/portfolio-24489390

The only animation you can do is to create slideshows to show ‘appear’ from a click. If you have animations from powerpoint and want to upload it, there won’t be any.

http://prezi.com/d_mnpr2vevn0/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

It took time for me to create this. All you do mostly is zooming-that’s basically the main animation there. It has similar features of powerpoint-the animation effects. But I don’t like to use it. The frames can move freely  but organize themlike the order of the slides for easy navigation. Be careful where you click though. If you upload the powerpoint, the fonts won’t appear.

I don’t want to make them too long; I want to do less clicking.

Videos coming soon. Can’t wait.

Birthday

Couldn’t believe I turned 24 yesterday this year. Thank you Google for making my day.

During my job interviews, people taught I was still in high school. Am I really that young? If so, I must be happy. It’s good to feel, think, act, and be young altogether. How old are you? That’s what I hear. They didn’t believe I did the work either.

Thank you Ate Dee for the cappuccino cake and check. The cake tastes good. Thank you mom for ‘pansit’ (noodles with vegetables), a Filipino traditional dish to give long life and cooked marinated chicken. The feast was simple, just with the family. I’m no heavy drinker for this.

Well what do I want? I just said all the wishes in my head before I blow out the candles. I don’t want to say it here for they may be a surprise someday in the future.

Hope my wishes come true.

Summer

Even before the summer began, the heat began to rise from 70 to 90 degrees. Inside and outside the places, I’m already sweating with just wearing a tank top and shorts.

At this time, people are in their summer jobs or out of the city taking a break. Sales on retail merchandising stores are increasing. So are the utility bills for the house. The need for water is a must to prevent dehydration. Clothes, barbecues, RVs, you name it. I’m naturally tan. I don’t want to be tanner alive outside in the sun. Most of the women are wearing trendy maxi dresses to cool off the heat.

I wish I could spend a little but I am trying my best not to. It’s better to save than having nothing in hand.

Have a good and safe summer everyone. Have fun and spend some time more often.Image

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Father’s Day

There are many things that I like about my dad. I like that he puts his best at the unexpected. Aside working at the medical field, he can fix cars, sew, cook, create jewelry as his hobby, have marketing/business knowledge, and speaks up. He endures all the challenges and family problems and fixes them, even at its smallest.  He may be busy at times, but he plans or creates a schedule to take some time to see me and my siblings achieve. Like my mom, his wisdom guides me to become an independent, strong, courageous, and responsible woman.

At times, I may be a crybaby for whining a lot of things, but he disciplined me strictly in becoming a better person. I want to thank him for protecting me and my family and guiding me determine the right and wrong.

Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all dads out there.

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Philippine Independence Day

I am proud to be a Filipino. Although I just visited there for a vacation, I wish I came back there again. There is so much more to see.

There are many things I like about my homeland. I adore their native craftmanship in art, accessories, and furniture and food that brings families together such as roast pig, barbecue, and more. The weather is tropical with 50% of rain and 50 %heat since as an archipelago, it’s close to the ocean. Shopping is cheap in clothing and shoes (I avoid pirated stuff). The plazas are always crowded with people heading to their destinations. Unless you have a car or a van or head to the train, it takes three to five buses to head to one place like Mall of Asia. Since it is big, I only explored the first half with my family.  The sampaguita necklace or lei from the vendors near the church stays fresh.  Little adolescents not only come for needs but greets us with a smile.

Happy Independence Day, Philippines. May I return someday to see how beautiful you are.

HOPE Project

This was done on the first week of March before my friend’s graduation this year for her Masters.

When she introduced me to this project, I knew what I had in mind. I use the idea of the rose from her name, Rosie Hernandez, to put in the logo. The concept on the top is to let the victims glow and move on from their past-there is hope to comfort them later on. I placed the rosebush background with the logo on the front to show the rose bloom and grow is the hope.

The gallery was dark. Little light was shown to portray the victims’ past which shows their deep emotions. There were sculptures and portraits of women and infants who were abused. It was a quiet atmosphere. No music played. Just art displayed for the viewers only.

May we comfort and support to those who had a dark past. For the victims, I hope they move forward and have a better future ahead of them.Image

Rose in Illustration

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HOPE in acrylic

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Project Lucy

When I first met her through my friends, I see her as a strong independent woman. Her friendly conversations are energetic and never fail to bore me. I see why her boyfriend loved her so much: she is always there, not only for him but for everyone else and takes them seriously and tries to help her problems by cheering them up. Her encouragement helped them to move forward and regain their strength.

Now its our turn to support and save her.  Although she has the diagnosis, she is still going on, and still continuing her studies. She may be required to attend every chemotherapy and radiation treatment, but she  is enjoying every moment her boyfriend, family, and friends gave her: memories of laughter, living, and love.

To know more about her diagnosis, check her video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N7Ezb0zWf8k

Donations can be made at:
http://www.gofundme.com/1gkocgImagePrismacolor on construction paper

 

Memorial Day

This weekend is preserved for the holiday. People took a break from work for trips, students graduated and moved on, sales on every shop lure oncoming crowders, and summer begins.

In Santa Barbara, there was a ceremony for the wounded. I wish I could take a picture of the event, but I feel like I’m intruding their moment. My grandfather was a veteran, but little do I know about him. I wish my mom would tell me more but he died before I was born. 

To those who served in the war, thank you for protecting the country. With your hard work and strength, we citizens are safe. But we miss you, hoping you to come back and reunite to the families and relieve our sorrows. You remain in our hearts and always be remembered, May you rest in peace.

I hope everyone not only enjoyed the holiday but I hope those soldiers would guide and watch us above. Image