THAT’S A WRAP!
Given that we’re a tropical country, summer is obviously a season when heaven is a place in the Philippines. Holy week and weekend plans are lined up and everyone is always after the coolest, most refreshing, dopiest and fly-est places for exile.
For this month, we have come up with an issue that will devote itself on the fun, and great times this year’s summer season has to offer. From the food, to traveling, style tips, summer manifestos, the bird’s eye view shot taken from the monopod that’s becoming a hit, the eyegasmic destinations, and your resident tumbloggers’ vacay plans and travelogues. Also, we’ll be having a special feature on the tragic fate that happened to Flight 370 of the Malaysian Airlines this month.
Also, featured on our cover this month is a tumblogger whom we think is a face that we might wanna slice just for the love of it. With a well crafted jaw line and shoulder blades, pouty lips and lazy eyes, messy hair and skinny bod, Lawrence Mendoza is here to give us a glimpse of his old soul and simple aspirations. I must say, we’re excited to get on the spread that’s screaming summer fun. lensed by resident tumblr mag contributor and photographer, James Makalintal, production design by Pael Balbaboco and Art Direction by Dexter Balita, this is one issue to watchout for.
Hope you guys are enjoying the first half of your summer vacation. This month, we will bask under the sun and give you the reads that is worth your summer time.
Put your sunnies on coz here we roll!
Why me? he kept asking me.
Kris is one of those we often see every time a tumblr gathering is happening in town. Given that tumbloggers are such fashion and style conscious population, Kris is one of those we rarely see on those series of photoshoot or outfit shots. In our celebration of men’s style this month, we thought, why not give it to a guy whom we’d love to see in a fashion editorial. Kris is an absolute surprise to me. And in this exclusive interview with him, you’ll learn that Kristoffer (rawr) is more than the cutie patootie, blabbermouth, wacky and crazy kid we always knew. For example, he was never a Kristoffer. This lad was born, Kris Eduard A. Flores, an incoming 4th Year Communication student at Adamson University.
Kris’ interests. What are they?
I enjoy Disney movies and playing sports but most of all I like lying in bed. I’m also broke. Like always.
Let’s start with you being on the cover of our Men’s Fashion Issue. Are you fond of dressing up, styling yourself every time you go out?
I just dress up comfortably. I try to style myself when the occasion calls for it. But if it’s just some ordinary hang out day with good friends, then I just wear whatever’s easy to put on.
What is your basic outfit?
At school during wash days, since bawal mag shorts, I wear a simple statement shirt and a pair of jeans. Pag pwede mag shorts pag gumagala, mas prefer ko ‘yun. I usually wear my black shorts and wear on some colored shirt. Ganun lang.
Do you find it reasonable to invest on clothes especially if you’re a guy? I mean, what is your stand on style-conscious guys?
Yes! Hahaha. I’ve been wanting to do that kaso I’m yet to find what style suits me and what I’m comfortable in and when I get cash syempre. Hahaha. Guys should dress up to appear and look good. It brings out confidence of course. I think first impressions do last and I wouldn’t want to be remembered for my draggy clothes on.
Who is your style icon?
I recently found David Guison’s blog really helpful. I also look through a few friends’ #ootd posts.
Your favorite piece of men’s accessories, and why?
A watch! I somehow find it describing a man’s personality through its design. Don’t ask me why but it happens in my head.
How was experience during the cover shoot? Haha. Believe it or not, I was hoping you had a lot of fun though I know you’re a little off since you’re not used to it.
Nakakastress sa totoo lang. I never thought I’d pose like how I see them do it on Lookbook. I didn’t practice posing nor did I know how to execute them properly. Ang awkward nga ng ibang shots na alam kong hindi irrelease. Nakakahiya rin kasi nakailang takes na, ‘di ko pa makuha. Hahaha. I enjoyed nevertheless thanks to the guys behind the camera. They’re the ones that made everything fun and relaxing.
Well, I chose you because people rarely see you do this kind of stuff. Are you still puzzled how you ended up with a fashion issue? Haha.
Being a Comm student, I get the tactic behind getting someone and having them do stuff they’re not known for. I thought I’d get a feature on being friendly pero in a fashion issue, never did it cross my mind. It’s a good move actually and I’m happy I got picked for it.
Now let’s talk about tumblr. How and when did you discover tumblr?
I found it 2009. I think we all started with the basic reblogging type of blog. Later on, I discovered and indulged in the Filipino blogging community by 2010.
Can you recall the happiest moment you’ve had with tumblr?
I’m not good with digging the mental archives pero TAEMU11 makes the cut. Ang spontaneous kasi nung post-meetup tambay. It was exciting and made me want to stay in Batangas longer.
Best and worst thing about tumblr.
Worst thing about Tumblr for me would be the judgmental people na makikitid pa ang utak. Best thing is finding the craziest and real friends on Tumblr but not classifying them as just online friends.
Are you fond of attending tumblr meet ups?
I used to attend every meet up announced. But responsibilities came in and I gained friends enough for me to handle kasi admittingly sa Tumblr ko nakikilala yung mga pinaka sira ulo kong mga kaibigan. So
Last tumblr meet up you’ve attended.
TAEMU 11. Yung ibang meet up naman, after ng mismong program ng meetup na ako sumasama. Gawain ng nga may edad na. Joke lang! Hahaha.
Haters. How do you deal with them?
I deal with them by not dealing with them.
5 interesting things we don’t know about you.
Isa sa mga stress reliever ko ang pag gugupit ng kuko ko.
Anything but beer pero pag bottoms up, go lang ako.
Sa college choir namin, Tenor 1 ako.
Comfortable ako magpalit ng damit sa harap ng ibang tao. As long as I have my briefs on. LOL.
How do you balance your academic responsibilities and social life?
Time management of course. Kung kaya ko naman pagpuyatan ang acads ko, syempre gagala o tatambay na muna ako kasama mga kaibigan ko.
How do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Probably production head (taray!) sa isang show and working part-time as a professor. Ambitious ng dating pero if it isn’t challenging, then they’re not achievements in life for me.
Words you live by.
When it comes to conflicts, kung ikaw ang mas nakakaintindi, hayaan mo na. Para less dramatic, smile. Just smile.
This serves as the official Tumblr account for the online magazine Tumblr Magazine Philippines, also known as TMPH. Operated by a group of Filipino microbloggers headed by Editor-In-Chief, Dexter Balita (dexternews) and seconded by Associate Editor, Pael Balbaboco (raphaelandthemachine), this magazine caters different articles of different topics as according to the assigned theme for every issue.
Every month, TMPH releases its cover with a specific theme like art, body, travel, food, barkada, entertainment, books, literary, fashion, lifestyle, design, humor, photography, sports, politics, etc.