BARKADA(KO)’S FIRST ONLINE CUSTOMER!

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We want to give props to our first online customer Bobby Linker!  (well actually, i’m pretty sure it was his mommy, Grace Linker, who did the ordering!)  It gave us a huge boost of confidence, when only a  short time of being live, we got an order from the Linkers!

In this photo shoot, Bobby is modeling the baby “Nanay Knows Best” t-shirt; and though barkada(ko) can’t take credit for it,  he’s also sporting the CUTEST pageboy cap EVER!  Grace, can i borrow it!?

Thank you again to all of our customers and future customers (wink, wink)! You are an important part of the BARKADA(KO) family!

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A new way to eat an old treat!

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I ALWAYS run into problems whenever i decide to do jello shots!  I mean i run into problems when i make jello shots…I have no problems doing the shots…hehehehe.

I could never decide how to present the perfect shot!  I used to make the jello and have people scoop up a shot with a spoon!  (not that hygenic!); then i decided, individual shots are better so i would steal plastic condiment containers from the commissary at my work (i would also have co-workers do the dirty deed with me….stealing containers…not the other “dirty deed”).

Then finally, while searching online, i discovered a wonderful way to make the shots – USING ORANGE SLICES!  You just cut the oranges in half, scoop out the inside (you can eat these later; in my case, i fed it to a hungry boyfriend), pour the jello in and let it sit.  When it solidifies, you cut them into slices!  It looks better and it feels more organic!  The orange aftertaste is a plus too!  It tastes a lot better going down!  YUMMY!

AWESOME!

woodenblockpaintingNow, I am by no means taking credit for the art pictured above, but i must say that i’ve ALWAYS wanted to create one large painting creating by many smaller paintings; like a mural if you will.  I thought it would be easier to tackle such a large project by doing it little by little.  Having said this, I just happened across a great piece of art at the Korean Cultural Center where i take korean language classes (yes, yes…tagalog will be next!!)  The artist took little blocks of wood and created mini-pieces of art with each one!  It really looked spectacular!!  And if you look at each block, they weren’t all flashy or intricate… but together…WOW.  Some blocks had dry cleaner tickets, some had stickers, two of them were mirror images of each other, one had a little envelope sticking out of it.  The artist used paper, stickers, paint, everykind of medium imaginable!  Totally inspiring me to get off my butt and start my “big painting made up of small paintings” project.  Keep an eye out for updates on this!

“I Heart Photography” – Exhibit A

djjohn2I’ve been known to start many things…i started painting, i started playing the drums, i started reading a book a month….
My problem is that i tend to lack the motivation to follow through….i have a four year old, UNFINISHED painting hanging on my wall (my boyfriend decided that it best we don’t wait until i finished it because “never” is a long time from now); i have a drum set collecting dust upstairs (the upside is that i’ve started to revitalize my artistic juices by drawing happy faces on the layer of dust that has ever so evenly collected on the snare drum), and books…what’s that? oh yeah, they are those things i use as placemats when i’m eating in front of the tv….GOOD GRIEF.
Long story short (too late for that now, whoopsy!), i’m hoping that my newfound interest in photography does not suffer the same fate as my other hobbies.  So i’ve decided to pick some of my favorite pictures that i’ve taken in the hopes that i will keep my own interest! (isn’t that wonderful that i have to play games even with myself!).
I took this picture @ Josephs in Hollywood.  Siiiiiick beats were provided by Victor Yim, Sonny Lim, and John Lee (pictured above).