Make Earth Day, Everyday Critical Mass Ride!

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I was pretty happy to make it to Firefly Brigade’s Critical Mass Ride earlier this morning, nothing like riding your bike with like-minded individuals pursuing a common goal -that is to use bikes as an alternative means of transportation and as well as reducing pollution in the metro.

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I brought out “ol’ faithful” for a spin, I was surprised that upon inspection I didn’t need to tighten or grease any parts. Having a fixed gear bike truly is a low maintenance and reliable type of bicycle. (now if only us fixed gear riders could resist the urge to replace parts every fortnight)

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It was a really nice crowd, groups of riders from all over joined in and kept a steady pace while being courteous and sharing the road (somewhat) One rider noticed I was really thirsty due to the heat and offered her sports drink, talk about camaraderie!

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A few Ms. Earth guest riders showed their support, all donning helmets as per policy. It was a nice ride and great way to spend an early Sunday morning. Looking forward to the bigger and more Critical Mass ride this coming November.

Check out the facebook page of Firefly Brigade Philippines here:

http://www.facebook.com/FireflyBrigade

And of course Manila Fixed Gear:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/ManilaFixers

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Step into Wanderland!

The ultimate sonic playground for the summer  Get ready for one surreal summer experience as Karpos Multimedia Inc. proudly presents Wanderland, an annual outdoor music and arts festival with sights, sounds and a little something extra. Slated to rock music-loving Manila on May 18, 2013, this whole-day event is the first of its kind in the Philippines and will be the first major concert at the new Globe Circuit Events Ground in Makati. Wanderland makes its scorching debut this summer by bringing together the hottest indie pop and indie rock bands and up-and-comers, both foreign and local, all on one …

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Trip to Cancun | Video

As much as I like taking photos, editing videos is also something I really enjoy doing. So before I post an onslaught of pictures, take a look at the Cancun 2013 video I made of our trip to Mexico! I was lucky enough to borrow a GoPro Hero 3 from my friend Abe, so expect more dynamic angles and some underwater shots! Enjoy! Cancun 2013 from v.basa on Vimeo.

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Make Earth Day, Everyday Critical Mass Ride!

I was pretty happy to make it to Firefly Brigade’s Critical Mass Ride earlier this morning, nothing like riding your bike with like-minded individuals pursuing a common goal -that is to use bikes as an alternative means of transportation and as well as reducing pollution in the metro. I brought out “ol’ faithful” for a spin, I was surprised that upon inspection I didn’t need to tighten or grease any parts. Having a fixed gear bike truly is a low maintenance and reliable type of bicycle. (now if only us fixed gear riders could resist the urge to replace parts …

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Gum Health | Colgate Total

Milkshakes, ice cream, apple pies, cookies, piyaya and kid’s cereal. If you’re like me, then any mention of these delights could easily make you forget your 1. diet, 2. restraint towards sweets. I think my appreciation for sugar laden snacks started at a young age around gradeschool, with simple local staples like ice candy, icedrop, powdered orange juice, jelly candies, and the sort available to me anytime I fancied. One would think having access to the aforementioned these would curb my appetite but that was definitely not the case. I have always been conscious of sugar intake even when I …

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Shady Summer | Von Zipper

Von Zipper equates to skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, wee man, and basically for the more alternative and outgoing sort. The sunglasses they serve up are well designed to look good but at the same time hard wearing enough to put up with the numerous challenges the elements pose. Extreme sports, lifestyle and a ton of personality is infused into their sunglasses which give some individuality in a sea of usuals suspects. I wear a couple of their shades simply because they fit the unfussy summer style pretty well, and are sporty enough to be tossed around and still keep on kicking. They’re …

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Modern Casual | Perry Ellis

Dropped by the Perry Ellis store before watching Bloc Party the other week, and I have to say I really like the new stuff they have in stock. Perfect for the summer (more casual) months while still being very stylish.    This print I really liked, it’s one of those rare designs that catch your eye but in a subtle and “hey, that’s interesting” kind of way. Refreshing orange, I regret not getting this shirt. Hopefully it’ll still be there next time I drop by! The look of the store speaks city dweller but not in an uptight way, much like …

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Behind The Scenes | Cover Shoot

I’ve always liked shooting what goes on behind the finished product of a styled and posed photograph, most people don’t see the amount of effort and meticulous detail it takes to get “the” shot. Of course light moments are aplenty and jokes are exchanged with co-celebrities. Striking their poses, but relaxing between shots make way for laughter and camaraderie. Makeup artist Leo Posadas knows a thing or two about striking a pose as well. Analog in this age of digital always makes for an interesting sight.

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