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I used to be intimidated of Carla Adlawan. Most know her as one of the bubbliest and friendliest people in the world, but my high school memory of her is as the guitarist of the metal band called Dysmenorrhea. Imagine a six foot rocker chick head banging like a possessed demon, while playing a dropped tuning heavy metal guitar. That’s how I remember her.

It’s no surprise to find her in advertising. Over the course of doing Zerothreetwo Conversations, I realized that many of my friends in music found themselves in creative careers later on in life. But it is a surprise to find her teaching in a university. After talking to her, she sounded a little surprised herself.

In this episode of Zerothreetwo Conversations, before we talked about her experience as a copywriter in advertising, we spent a good chunk talking about her experience in the music scene under a metal band called Dysmenorrhea, and eventually how all that culminated in her teaching.

Enjoy the episode!


Kaloy Uypuanco (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Rocket One Gig


White Brick

Aubrey Ong

Myka Arnado

Kathrin Yu

Venus Barte

Ara Chawdhury

Chad Manzo (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)





The Moffatts

Guano Apes



Pulp Magazine




Parokya ni Edgar

Backyard Studios




Cattski (Zerothreetwo Conversations Episode)

The Cranberries

No Doubt

Alex Phatboy Lim

Gabby Alipe

Lalay Lim

Eating Me by Urbandub

Harakiri Mosh

Ate Shak

Brian Estillore from Powerspoonz


Coal Chamber





Russell Manaloto

ASAP Advertising

Kate Uy

Hey Whipple, Squeeze This!

Punk Marketing

Cebu Landmasters

Jay Aldeguer

The Islands Group

Ken Onozawa

Steph Tudtud

Jude Crisostomo


Cebuano Book Swap

11 Guys You Meet in Cebu

Mikel Rama

10 Girls You Meet in Cebu

Jude Bacalso


6 Types of “It’s Complicated”

Karl Lucente

Gino Rosales

Where to find Carla?


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Music is Piano March by Audionautix.

Carlo Villarica

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