Jay Agonoy

Hi guys! Thank you for visiting keepsakes.

Prior to the release of keepsakes. 2.0 this September 2019, most of my profiles are written in the third person. This page changes that, and I hope you’ll read my story through.

Salamat po!

Jay Agonoy – September 19, 2019

By weekdays, I am a Marketing Services Officer at Ex-Link Events located in Pasig City. By weekends, I focus on keeping my solo project keepsakes. running, among other things. In my current work, I assist in some of the biggest events in the country. At keepsakes., I am in charge of its overall activities including content production.

Being an anime/cosplay fan, I share stories from within our community. This started with Deremoe in 2010 and continue with keepsakes. in 2016. I am an active visitor of Japanese pop culture events in the country, going in as far as Cebu, Davao, Baguio, and even Singapore to understand each of its communities.

My rare participation in campus activities is complemented by my internships over at three media outlets, namely Manila Standard, the Philippine Broadcasting Service, and Rappler.com.

Participants and speakers of iBlog9 (2017).

I also applied and qualified for speaking engagements at the Philippine Blogging Summit (iBlog) twice. My first was “Avoiding Information Redundancy” (2013) and “Sharing Beyond Your Blog” (2017).

I’ve also taken part in the 15th International Conference on Japanese Studies hosted by the Ateneo de Manila University, as well as the 1st De La Salle University Communication Conference, both held in 2015.

Jay moderates a panel discussion during Pinoy Otaku Festival 2018Photo:  Brian Durano

I’ve been invited as a guest judge and panel moderator for Naruto Cosplayers Philippines’ events, among which are the Pinoy Otaku Festival and Otaku Musika Festival.

I have a brief writing stint with Back2Gaming.com, sharing my anime reviews with them. In my free time, I also contribute pieces for The Reimaru Files.

Prior to keepsakes., I also produced side-projects including Anicredits (ready-to-copy credits for anime series), LIA (a mapping project which indicates the places where municipal ordinances are posted), and KOYAJ (featuring mashups of select anime tracks available for playback on Soundcloud). All of these side-projects are archived on GitHub.

Jay (in sky blue) is inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig, District 3800. (2016)

As a Rotarian for around three years, I have provided visual material for the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig. In addition, I have practiced amateur radio and participated in a few group meetings over the air (HAM calls) for a brief period of time.

My interests range from the Internet, photography, videography, branding, data privacy, podcasting, smooth jazz, lite rock, and vaporwave.