Netflix: Hayop Ka!

Premise: Nimfa, an anthropomorphic cat, works as a perfume salesperson at a department store. Her boyfriend, a mongrel named Roger, is a janitor. However, when Nimfa meets Iñigo, a dog with a career as a high-profile entrepreneur, she finds herself caught in the middle of a love triangle

Directed byAvid Liongoren
Produced byAvid LiongorenManny AngelesJoyce BernalPiolo PascualE Del MundoErickson Raymundo
Written byManny AngelesPaulle Olivenza
StarringAngelica PanganibanRobin PadillaSam Milby
Rocketsheep StudioSpring Films
Distributed byNetflix
Release date‹See TfM›October 29, 2020
Running time73 minutes
source: Hayop Ka!

Hayop ka! is one of the few first ever original animation’s of the Philippine entertainment industry. While, there had been no other ways of the filipino mass to access and watch these original works before, I’m happy to say that seeing Netflix release and support the Filipino Art Industry has been an absolute treat. As a Filipino, I have been long pining to be able to contribute and push through our original works to come out into the world. Yet, I’m not here to voice out my personal ramblings.

Today, I am here to focus on paying tribute to one of the most commendable animation releases of the year. Granted that we have Trese the animation series to look forward some time soon this year, we are off to a great start.

warning: spoilers ahead.

At the start of the Animation Film, we are greeted by Rocketsheep Studio’s logo followed by a humor filled representation of the Metro Manila. An animation preview that hits close to home, if you’re a Filipino watching this from outside the country. Soon after, we are introduced to Nimfa Dimaano (voiced by: Angelica Panganiban) her best friend Jhermalyn (voiced by: Arci Munoz) as well as Roger (voiced by: Robin Padilla). Nimfa walks us through her daily life while we are also given tasty introductory treats to her soon to be encounters with Inigo Villanueva (voiced by Sam Milby). With a cast like this, packed with their interesting and amazing take acting skills, who would have thought it would all fall through into a perfect fit.

While on the technical review of it, well perhaps not entirely technical, it was refreshing to see that the characters altogether, including the backgrounds were well spent budget for the overall animation. So, if you’re looking for something new and yet, familiar altogether. I suggest, it’s time for you to check out Hayop Ka!

This is only the beginning of our journey towards building Filipino the Animation Industry.

Please do check out my Imdb review and wait for my youtube vlog post soon.

Netflix’s Trese animation teaser

It’s finally the dawn of a new era for the Filipino comic industry.

While news about the animation has not been a complete mystery.

The hype just became real as Netflix finally released an official teaser about TRESE’s upcoming animation series. There has been an ongoing campaign for its long awaited release date.

Bloggers, and new’s feature from Lifestyle Inq networks like One News PH featured an announcement of the upcoming collaboration. Sending Readers of the comic series into a frenzy of anticipation.

While there are no official trailers to post or share just about yet, I’m also looking forward to it’s release. In the meantime, I’m more than willing to fan the flames and share the great news.

Trese tells the story of Alexandra Trese, a detective who specializes in cases that involve the supernatural – including Filipino monsters and beings such as aswangtikbalang, and kapre. – As quoted by Rapplr in their feature article.

She’s not your usual American/European horror fare. Prepare to have your mind blown away with the new girl in town, and her name is Alexandra Trese.

If you haven’t heard about TRESE before, please do check out these links and details about the comic, news and the people behind TRESE.

About Trese Graphic Novel

Created byBudjette Tan
Kajo Baldisimo
Written byBudjette TanJ.B. Tapia
Artist(s)Kajo BaldisimoIan Sta MariaMark TorresJ.B. Tapia
source: wikipedia

New normal October 2020

It’s 4 days into October– and here we all are. So much has changed these pass 7 months. We’re all going through denial. It’s like we all broke up with the reality of the life we all used to live.

Today, I just want to share my journey and how I continue to survive during these trying times.

When the news about the quarantine was declared on March, our company prepared for a hotel for us to stay, while we support the company. It was an enriching experience. Bizarre at the same time to see Manila without people or cars flooding the streets. At one point, it felt like an apocalypse. As time and days went by, there were moments where I wanted to just cry and crawl into a space. The pressure at work, despite having better living conditions that most people during this time was insane.

During these moments, I find myself looking back at how far I’ve gone thus far. Remembering the times were I was free to roam around the streets of Manila, explore after work hours or before work hours made me smile. I may be missing the art, music and night life. I’m just thankful I lived long enough to be in this era before living the present time we are in.

Right now, while getting to know this “new normal” that our government or the rest of the world has declared. I find myself contemplating about everything that I have built in such a short span of time.

About how much room design and decor can become a source of distraction and comfort to the troubled mind. While relearning how to cope with changing weather, being appreciated as an employee and citizen of this country.

October maybe just the month for us to finally get our bearings. I hope that we will all get through this year safely. I know that the year 2020 has taken so much from us. People we admire and loved ones we never knew who would be departing. Regardless of whatever the circumstance of this year has brought us. I wanna commend all of us for reaching out up to this point. I hope that this simple blog will be able to at least inspire you to look back on the things you’ve gone through as you paved your way up to this very point.

until then, thank you for taking the time to visit and read through what I have to say. Cheers!

September in #Covid19

It has been months since #Covid19 hit the Philippines.

before you start reading, I want to share this song with all of you who will be reading this post.

The numbers began to rise and without an idea about what the rest of the year 2020 will bring to all of us– we carried on. A constant battle throughout the financial crisis and mental health of everyone. The Filipino Nation has always found a way to smile through the worst situations imaginable.

Yet, here I am sharing to you my thoughts regarding the changes that has slowly took place. While I may not be able to cover all of these changes. What I can highlight though will be the following.

disclaimer: bullet summary is not in order by date.

  • Emman Nimedez passed away in August
  • Lloyd cafe cadena followed soon after (with what news share to be cardiac arrest)
  • Kobe Bryant and his daughter together with peers died in January
  • Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)
  • Logan Williams
  • Eddie Garcia
  • Tony Mabesa
  • Mico Palanca

International/Foreign Celebrities who died in 2020

There are a whole lot more pressing issues that should be talked about— yet, this September. All I ever wanna do is just breath and sleep until this whole thing ends.Don’t you feel the same way too?

I bet you do. This year… if you have lost a friend or love one. take this time to prepare yourself to remember them by… because am sure, this coming November. We will definitely have a meaningful way of celebrating our dealy departed….

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