Saturday, November 29, 2008

The New King and Queen

The future was the theme of the Mister and Miss NORSU (Negros Oriental State University) held at the NORSU main Campus in Dumaguete wherein 13 pairs vied for the title of Mr. & Ms. NORSU 2009. Arriving at 10am on November 28, I was in time for the one on one question and answer with the candidates, I had the chance to meet the female candidates ( I was assigned to judge the Miss NORSU candidates together with Sonny Apayla and the dashing Hari Ng Negros 2007 winner, Paolo Mirasol) and half of the thirteen girls were really well versed and confident eventhough most of them were first timers in beauty contests.

Fast forward 8 hours later, the winners were announced! I was not familiar with the male candidates since I was tasked to select the queen, and the winner truly deserved to become the quuen. Her name is Vanessa Anna Scheuer, representing the Bais City Campuses and a first year Business Administration student. Vanessa's dream is to have her own beach resort in the near future for she wants to continue the abated life of her father's resort. Her beautiful featurea and height are the results of the mix of her Filipino mom and German father's genes and earned her the crowns of Miss Bais and another title that I couldn't remember.

Mr. NORSU 2009 is the 19 year old Bachelor of Secondary Education student of Bais City Campus, Ian Manila.

It was my first time to judge the NORSU pageant but the warm welcome and the sincere reception of the NORSU Pageant staff will have a humble place in my heart.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


sigh, after nearly one year of hybernating and changing skins, I have finally done the web of NUI. It took me many drafts, many photoshop aletration, image and look change, and most of all searching for the best imge that would fit the personality that ine can truly call Nui. so, here is the web, the photography and works links are still being developed - i did not realize the size of the things that I am going to upload until I did the categorization, from people to places, to weddings and events, oh yeah, the bodypainting site.

just keep posted so you will always be up to date.

My many thanks to the San Carlos Interactive group of Eros and Ted for giving me the huge unlimited space and I hope I did not disappoint you, to the contributors of photos, to Georgene for her time and talent and to the followers!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dumaguete and Fashion Through Allan's Lens

At last, Allan has proven that he can already be called a true photographer! Congratulations and I am proud that another talent of San Carlos has conquered another international stint!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beautiful SAN CARLOS

After the Pintaflores, I thought I already had time to close my eyes for at least six thours a day but maybe the fact that "people who are getting older get lesser sleep" has become a reality. It is just now that I have the time to publish the pictures that I took with Allan, Raymond and Dennis for the Miss SCC Pageant last November.

The places might be familiar but the angles of these creative photographers (yeah, me included) have created a different perspective some of us cannot figure out where has the photo been taken. That is the joy of photography - we keep on surprising and be struck by awe.
The Images for San Carlos will unfold before you just one click.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


another ambitious project was superbly done especially with talents that the common "tao" will always be amazed of. the colors and the vibrancy of emotions made the Bodypainting Fashion Show of the Legends of Sugarlandia one memorable event.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Making of another LEGEND

The San Carlos City artists, dancers and choreographers have created another milestone in the form of the Legends of Sugarlandia, a Tribal and Bodypainting Fashion Show held at the beautiful El Puerto Rico in El Peublo, Dumaguete Citybeing hosted by the Dumaguete Tourism Office. It was a night of firsts for most of us - the first time for the Kina-adman to present their bodypainting craft to the people of the Orient of Negros and the first time tof the Dumaguete socialites and fashionistas to be awed by the talent that San CArlos City is proud of. The talents that range from the Airdancers of Julio Ledesma Nat'l. High School, the artistsic rendition of the bodypainters, the ingenious direction of Sonny Apayla and most of all (ehem) the work of Eric Estampador Cabales, yes, I did a new collection for "legends" of eight gowns in juts two days. It was record breaking and very stressful yet as always, All is well that it ends well.

Our gratitude to Mike Ocampo for the trust and support, to Jerry for the make-up of the models for the runway, to the beautiful models who were really professional and didn't mind the pins that tickle and hurt a bit. to Allan (again) for whatever!

It was a rollercoaster of emotions for all of us but then with one goal and one intention one can never go wrong!

For more pics and details, click THE LEGENDS

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Last Flight of Mercury

After the stressful and very demanding Pintaflores Celebration - yes, demanding for we demand ourselves (me and Allan) to go beyond the expected - we got bore after two days. Haggard and red eyed, the adrenalin and the creative juices still overflowed and seeking to leak themselves from our bodies. Being restless and crazy for more, we decided to have a pictorial seesion with mackoy before allan goes back to his pregnant wife and a daughter.

Enjoy the left over of our fiesta adrenalin rush.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

And Who is the Fairest of them All?

It was a night of color and again, pageantry that Pintaflores is all about, this time after more than ten years, I was tasked to direct the Miss San Carlos. After the tension of the brown out has delayed our jobs to be done, after the blood raising attitudes of the candidates and after the tests of how we can survive a show that would surpass everyone's expectations - I can say it is finally done. I wasn't able to post the individaul details of most of the candidates for I was too busy and too tired to open the internet after a long day work.

Promise to post the images that we, the photographers are proud of.

And here are the winners, Aozora Marquez, 2nd runner-up and Miss photogenic,Janice Jade Tejano, who also won the Best in Gown was 1st Runner-up and the fairest is Danielle Villaflor who won the best in swimsuit, Miss SJRI,Miss Avon and the Best in Talent.

Too tired and sleepy, more to post tomorrow.