Zerothreetwo Conversations: Interviews with the Creative Class
The goal of the podcast is to talk to the creative class, see how they live, and how they do their work. There is so much to learn from listening to creative people who have spent time in the trenches. We want to unveil the mystery that goes into creative work. This is particularly important for creatives who are starting out, I’m hoping this podcast can give people a peek inside the curtain.
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Jude Crisostomo is the perfect person to ask about this world. Not only does he have years of marketing experience, he knows what it is like on the client side through his experience with his clothing brand, Strawberry Clothing. He is part of a very talented group of people in White Brick Creative Studio.
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.
This is part two of the Spark Fest Cebu conference episode. If you haven’t listened to part one (What I learned about Failure, Loneliness, and Red Lizard), you can listen to it right after this one. There’s no need to listen in chronological order to get value out of this episode.
As mentioned in the previous post, Spark Fest Cebu is an opportunity to spend time with people you can learn from. In this episode, you’ll hear from the likes of Ara Chawdhury, Jude Gitamondoc, Monica Villarica, Cecilia Martinez-Miranda, Cattski, Lynn Pinugu, Mel Yan, Cham Lopez, and Carlo Delantar.
Conferences like the Spark Fest Cebu is an opportunity to spend time with people you can learn from. Not only will you be able to hear from the likes of Steve Benitez of Bo’s Coffee, but you can hang out and mingle with many likeminded people who attend the conference. People who are trying to learn as much as you are, people who are in the same place in their journey as you are.
Skateboarding is a subculture that I've admired from afar. When I was in high school, there were only a handful of kids who skated. Today is a different story. You see skaters all over the streets of Cebu. They are everywhere, and it's a good thing. There's so much a...
Which is precisely why I’m glad we recorded a conversation with my friends from Rescue A Hero. Initially, I was worried. Most of our conversations veered towards nonsense, but I didn’t give them enough credit, the recording turned into a fun get together with moments of honesty and reflection.
Rescue A Hero is a band that started in 2007 composed of Mark “Mcoy” Cortes, Jeremie Lim, Jason Almendras and Carlo Villarica. We gigged as often as we could till 2012. Eventually, real life took over and Mcoy left for New Zealand. Shortly after, Jeremie eventually moved to Singapore then to America, and Jason moved to Manila.
This is what it felt like when I interviewed my really good friend Mark “Mcoy” Cortes. He is the founder of the band Rescue A Hero and an early pioneer of skate in Cebu. I’ve spent countless hours hanging out and making music with the dude, but this conversation still surprised me as he shared what he has been going through over the years. For those of you who know Mcoy, it won’t surprise you to know that this episode is full of interesting stories.
Disagreements, The Good and Bad Traits of Cebuanos, and Starting a Business with Carlo Villarica (First AMA!)
We got through the very first Ask Me Anything episode of Zerothreetwo Conversations. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. I received a lot more questions than I anticipated. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get to all of them. Maybe we’ll do another AMA in the future. We could even use Facebook Live and do the whole thing there. But we’ll see. Doing it live sounds like a lot of pressure.
Music is a big part of the Cebu identity. If you grew up in Cebu in the last twenty years, you’ve likely come across original local music in one way or another. At this point, it is part of our culture. It wasn’t always like this. Back in the 90’s, finding a musician who played original music was rare. Most everyone played covers, but somewhere along the way, original music got traction. Artists thrived and became known for the songs they created. This eruption in local music was the work of pioneers.