Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Wrote some short profiles for Benchmark’s 12th issue, a special edition for the local brand Bench’s 30th’s birthday, in tandem with my friend Marga Buenaventura. If you notice a hit of bias towards Kathniel, it’s because there is. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK NICDAO CREATIVE DIRECTION BY RAYMOND ANG SET DESIGN BY ELMER PUEBLO OF ARCHETYPE DESIGNContinue reading “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”

Creation and Myth

LET’S EAT May 2016 anniversary Cover story featuring Jordy Navarra There’s a small coffee shop that serves as purgatory. Writer’s Block, only a few steps away and still within The Alley at Karrevin, has become Toyo Eatery’s unofficial waiting area: those awaiting judgment sip on a pre-dinner cocktail, biding time for friends, a seat, orContinue reading “Creation and Myth”

A Goodbye to the Jeepney

ESQUIRE PHILIPPINES DECEMBER 2015 Get rid of the jeepneys. It’s a simple condition. If you want a corruption-free system, then stop handing out PhP500 fixers for your driver’s license. If you want change, open your city up to the APEC leaders. And if you want a real public transportation system—a mostly-reliable, high-occupancy, affordable-to-all system asContinue reading “A Goodbye to the Jeepney”

Rookie of the Year

ROGUE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2015 Cover story featuring Kelsey Merritt it’s safe to say that the “supermodel” was superseded by the “It girl” at around the same time that “happy and healthy” was suddenly no longer as fashionable as “heroin chic.” The fashion world has always operated on its own timeline. Even more so the modelingContinue reading “Rookie of the Year”

58. Kim Jones

ROGUE MAGAZINE JUNE 2015 Cover story featuring Kim Jones In case you were wondering, this is how an instagrammable life looks: a vintage ring-dial telephone sitting on a pile of coffee table books, brightly colored floaters swaying in the middle of an infinity pool, nautical striped table cloth lining a pristine white dining table. SunlightContinue reading “58. Kim Jones”