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Creative Pickings is a Podcast where we interview Filipino Creatives from all walks of life . We sit down with painters, sculptors, musicians, cosplayers, actors, and magicians - just to name a few . We have deep and casual conversations with our creatives and find out why they do what they do . The Philippines is an incommensurable country full of ingenious creatives - Join us in this journey where we share as many of their stories as possible !

Creative Pickings is a Podcast where we interview Filipino Creatives from all walks of life . We sit down with painters, sculptors, musicians, cosplayers, actors, and magicians - just to name a few . We have deep and casual conversations with our creatives and find out why they do what they do . The Philippines is an incommensurable country full of ingenious creatives - Join us in this journey where we share as many of their stories as possible !
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Creative Pickings is a Podcast where we interview Filipino Creatives from all walks of life . We sit down with painters, sculptors, musicians, cosplayers, actors, and magicians - just to name a few . We have deep and casual conversations with our creatives and find out why they do what they do . The Philippines is an incommensurable country full of ingenious creatives - Join us in this journey where we share as many of their stories as possible !

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Tagalog


Episodes

EP 23 - Putting Filipino Guitars On The Map with Jon Dela Cruz

4/17/2019
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If you've seen Jon's guitars, you would know it's his . Something that isn't easily accomplished in the competitive world of custom guitar crafting . For someone who started off as an architect, he's definitely come a long way . This gentleman's story is one of those 'started-from-the-bottom' kind, but he's got enough interviews with those questions already . For this podcast, he specifically asked me not to ask him how he started - There's been way too many publications asking the same,...

Duration:00:29:41

EP 22 - Destined For Comic Book Greatness with Harvey Tolibao

4/10/2019
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Harvey Tolibao is a professional comic book artist, but he is also a wonderful human being . A gifted storyteller, full of energy and humility - this podcast could have easily been a 3-hour podcast . Captioning this video was just as fun as it was when I was doing the interview, so I sincerely hope you all enjoy this gentleman's stories ! Follow Harvey Tolibao on the following platforms : Facebook @HarveyTolibao Instagram @HarveyTolibao https://www.hmtstudios.com/ Creative Pickings is...

Duration:00:42:38

EP 21 - To Be Mentally Assassinated with Justin Piñon

4/3/2019
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No psychic jazz here . It's all ability . Justin is a very unusual creative, and it's primarily because there aren't very many people doing what he's doing . I never thought of 'Mentalism' as a skill, let alone a career ! So what is a Mentalist ? According to Justin, it's someone who can predict someone's thoughts and actions based off of their behaviors . It's like the stuff you see on TV .. in this case, you'll be seeing it here ! You will LOVE this episode ! Follow Justin Piñon on the...

Duration:00:40:36

EP 20 - Wisdom From A Red Ninja with Nicole Sarmiento

3/27/2019
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No psychic jazz here . It's all ability . Justin is a very unusual creative, and it's primarily because there aren't very many people doing what he's doing . I never thought of 'Mentalism' as a skill, let alone a career ! So what is a Mentalist ? According to Justin, it's someone who can predict someone's thoughts and actions based off of their behaviors . It's like the stuff you see on TV .. in this case, you'll be seeing it here ! You will LOVE this episode ! Follow Justin Piñon on the...

Duration:00:31:09

EP 19 - I Want Mellow But Energetic with Jona Paculan and Cyril Cabornay

3/20/2019
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Have you ever watched a cartoon and wondered who the voices were behind the characters ? What about the commercials that you hear on the radio ? What could they possibly look like ? And how do they do it ? I sat down with two good friends of mine who happen to also be very busy voice over artists . They speak, sing, shout and do all kinds of work in the studio for commercial brands here in the Philippines . I present to you, Jona Paculan and Cyril Cabornay ! With contrasting personalities,...

Duration:00:38:06

EP 18 - Strength in Community with Dee Jae Pa'este

3/13/2019
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Hailing as one of the guys responsible for the development of the Poblacion art culture, we were very lucky to get a few minutes with Muralist, Entrepreneur and Social Catalyst, Dee Jae Pa'este Dee Jae's style and energy is a whole episode on it's own, but during this podcast, we chat with him about his art and his sense of community - This man bring's the people together - and I've been a personal victim ! The art community is only as strong as the people within it, and with giant pillars...

Duration:00:27:23

EP 17 - The Au Courant of Graphic Design with Liam Andrew

3/6/2019
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What's "Au Courant" ? Look it up ! Do your research ! That's what our guest, Liam Andrew does out of love, and it's helping him make a big difference as a graphic designer . If you're a few years in the freelance graphic design industry, you will LOVE this podcast . His work speaks for itself, it's phenomenal, but our conversation should inspire you quite a bit . Every detail in Liam's work has meaning . He nerds out on the idea of dissecting the reason behind an artist's work so you can...

Duration:00:45:47

EP 16 - A Special Kind Of Songwriter with Thyro Alfaro

2/27/2019
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Thyro Alfaro is one of the most electrifying pinoy songwriters of our generation . He's worked his way up to becoming one of the top songwriters/arrangers/producers for mainstream artists, commercial jingles and songwriting competitions in the Philippines . And when I mean top, I mean you can probably sing along to all of his songs by heart, you just didn't realize it was made by him . We go very far and in-depth during this podcast, so all you budding musicians, pay attention - this ain't...

Duration:00:36:43

EP 15 - Madness Behind The Scenes with Otto Hernandez

2/20/2019
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You know that amazing feeling you get when you go to a great concert ? Yes, you're there to watch your favorite act, but have you ever realized how sad it would be if the set design wasn't any good ? What if there were no lights ? Or what if the stage was too small ? There's a whole art and business to preparing a set for events and Otto Hernandez is one of THE, if not THE most sought after set designers in Manila . He's worked with some of the biggest brands in the Philippines and...

Duration:00:47:21

EP 14 - M.4.9.1.C with Dale Rubio

2/13/2019
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Magicians are not plentiful here in the Philippines . So if you find one that's doing it full-time, best believe they are VERY creative with all aspects of their life . I'm lucky to be friends with Dale Rubio, who when I met was a close-up magician, but has now evolved into becoming a magician for kids ! I know . Kiddy magic, right ? But it's not what you think . Seriously ! He shares snippets of his life from working in an office to eventually becoming a full-time magician, PLUS ! PLUS...

Duration:00:33:51

EP 13 - The Rising Drag Queen of Makeup with Marlyn Ocampo

2/6/2019
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When you think Drag Queen, you think guys doing exaggerated female personas through makeup, but Marlyn Ocampo is on a class of her own . At least that's my opinion about her ! She's an amazing makeup artist who's able to do some of the best drag makeup styles in the country and she happens to be the 2017 NYX Face Competition winner .. so she's got something going for her . Marlyn mentions this during our interview but she's an introvert . I couldn't believe it at first and you might not...

Duration:00:19:56

EP 12 - Sky Therapy with Claude Evangelista

1/26/2019
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Not your typical kind of therapy .. But Claude is convinced that everybody should try it -Skydiving, that is . I'm afraid of heights, but I was actually sold after our chat ! Claude shares his craziest Skydiving stories as well as what it takes to actually do it professionally . You'll feel a lil' adrenaline rush from this podcast . He's shot videos for big name travel brands and has produced videos from the sky and even underwater ! You HAVE to check out his work . And of course, this...

Duration:00:48:07

EP 11 - What's up with Craft Beer? with Jaime and Nadine Fanlo of Pedro Brewcrafters

1/19/2019
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What's up with Craft Beer anyway ? It's beer, yes . But there's obviously a lot more going on than tastes the tongue .. If I can coin that phrase . I sat down with Jaime and Nadine Fanlo, two of the four founders of Pedro Brewcrafters, one of the leading brands in Craft Beer in the Philippines . They just opened a tap house in late 2018 and are continuing to spread the love of Craft Beer! During our chat, I find out how it's all done and what goes on behind their creative minds. Follow...

Duration:00:32:15

EP 10 - The Artisan of Cosplay with Kino Kaoru

1/12/2019
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Kino Kaoru is an alias but it's the only name you need to know when it comes to cosplay craftsmanship . Kino has helped countless cosplayers with their costumes and has built some of the most epic ones around, including Thanos from the Marvel series . His story will move you - from his being discouraged as an artist early in his life, to finding his true love through his hobby, Kino's story could easily become a best-selling book . Since all we've got is a couple of mics and a couple of...

Duration:00:28:10

EP 9 - The Secret Life of Graffiti Bombers with Enjoy1 and Nuno

1/5/2019
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I knew very little about Graffiti and the world of bombing until I sat down with these two . Our conversation is controversial but it is also very enlightening . Two iconic names in the world of Philippine Graffiti, I was very fortunate to have a bit of time to chat with Enjoy1 and Nuno . These two are opposites when it comes to their personalities but they are both veterans at the craft . I have to say, this is probably the most dynamic interview I've ever done . You will immediately...

Duration:00:45:08

EP 8 - An Artist's Guide with Iya Regalario

12/29/2018
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Iya Regalario is one of my favorite artists . I love her raw ability to create beautiful art pieces . One of the reasons I'm enamored by her work is because I actually can't comprehend how some of them are made . During this interview, I find out that all of it comes from an amazing source . Her process, her ideals and her perspective will open your eyes . That's why I decided to title this episode "The Artist's Guide" . For some reason I decided to ask a lot of "How To" questions which try...

Duration:00:52:49

EP 7 - Getting To The Top (Literally) with Benjo Cabarro

12/22/2018
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Benjo Cabarro is a photographer, parkour enthusiast and Urban Explorer . He defines it clearly during our interview, so I'll let him talk about it but this man is someone who will truly inspire you . He's adrenaline junkie ways and childish perspective on life is super refreshing . I don't mean that in a reckless or irresponsible way either ! We talk about how he makes money doing what he does as an Urban Explorer and how learning new skills can take you a long way . Follow Benjo Cabarro...

Duration:00:50:40

EP 6 - Finding Comfort in Discomfort with Mico Gonzales

12/15/2018
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Michael 'Mico' Gonzales is a photographer and art director focused primarily on weddings . He takes the passion of photography to a whole new level . He'll say things during this podcast that may make you laugh, or it might upset you . Believe it or not, this is what makes our conversation so titillating . For one, he's a self-proclaimed introvert who has to push himself to work with couples to turn their big day into a spectacular memory in the form of photos . Yes, of course he loves what...

Duration:00:37:39

EP 5 - The Artist's Corporate Dream with Mansy Abesamis

12/8/2018
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Mansy Abesamis is the co-founder of Hey Kessy, one of the premier craft shops in Manila . She is an artist who practices all forms of craft mediums and is a master at paper cutting and ceramics . In this podcast, we dive into how she started her business and the different pressures that came with her being an artist . We also chat about her desire to switch out of the world of artistry and into working for a corporate company . Stereotypes say that it's normal for corporate office workers...

Duration:00:37:58

EP 4 - A Gentleman's State Of Mind with Noël Lagman Naguiat

12/1/2018
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Noël Lagman Naguiat is the CEO and President of The Refined, a Gentleman's Lifestyle Experience . Noël is all about being a TRUE Gentleman and he has only just begun at the tender age of 48 . He left his family and friends and his comfortable corporate job for a legacy he is now starting in the Philippines . The sky's the limit for this man and his story of trials and tribulations will leave you feeling motivated and exhilarated . There's nothing fake about anything he says and the...

Duration:00:50:09