7 Videos, 7 Days

7 Videos to be released this vacation week (to be updated daily)

Hi guys! It’s already vacation week. It’s been a long time since I released videos, so now that I’m taking my time off, let me show you these quick videos that I made once I got free time.

Here’s the thing: You won’t be seeing it until I press the “Publish” button on the YouTube channel.

Day 1: The BGC Bus

The BGC Bus is already the best place to relax and at the same time stroll around the Bonifacio Global City, and what’s more interesting is that I was able to find a spot where I can leave my phone to record footage from point A to point B.

Day 2: CREATE Philippines 2017

The next video will be about one of the events that I’m tasked to provide the voice-over for. It’s a co-located event of one of the much-awaited creative shows in the country. It’s a very quick video though, since I am focusing on my voice-over work.

Day 3: ESGS 2017

Day 4: Habal-Habal from Pasig to Pasay

Prior to Day 2, I will show you what happened to me as I course through a hot Sunday traffic.

Day 5: Returning a lost ID Card

Day 6: Seiyuu reference

Day 7

I’m still making the video I am allotting for Day 7, I’ll let you know on Twitter (@JayAgonoy) once it’s up. There’s no Day 7, sorry, I failed the challenge.

If you enjoy this series (that rarely happens because you know, adulting), let me know on Twitter.

From Unli-Ramen to Karaoke on a Saturday

Happy Birthday, XyLoL!

Two weeks ago, my good friend John Michael James (@xylolol) celebrated his birthday with Team Anizone in two places — Gokinjo in Marikina, and Karaoke Pop in Quezon City. As for me, I did a vlog documenting the wild ride.

See his review of Gokinjo here:

Gokinjo: Eat Ramen till you drop(those chopsticks)

A lot of people loves to eat ramen(some even would eat around 200++ bowls of ramen a year), me and my friends are no exception to that. But none of us expected that there’ll be an Eat-All-You-Can Ramen here in the Metro, then Gokinjo came. I was curious to try this “Eat All You Can…

Jollibee’s 1000th Store

Good morning and happy long weekend to all — I wouldl ike to share a brief video of my visit to Jollibee’s 1000th branch at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. This is brief, but I hope you like it.

How was I during the World Cosplay Summit 2017 Championships?

How was I during the World Cosplay Summit 2017 Championships?

Hi guys, it’s been a long time since I updated you. I just finished uploading videos on YouTube last night and I’ll be sharing them one by one weekly.

So I was at Mr. A’s (Solidad) place during the World Cosplay Summit Championship’s second stage, and I did two things:

  1. Watch the proceedings, and
  2. Test my OBS setup.

Overall, I was satisfied with the setup I did.

I was supposed to have the recording of my full reactions but then I lost it somewhere. At best, I have a recording of our reactions as Team China wins this year’s competition — their first Championship title — among more than 30 pairs selected from around the world. More of this on my story.

Davao 2017

WATCH: Here are some highlights during my visit to Davao.

Hello everyone, from Davao! Here’s what I have experienced on my first day here (aside from work, obviously):

“Ma’am, picture tayo dito — kunwari delegates din tayo.” As ASEAN 50 Philippines 2017 is being held in Davao, as you step in the Davao International Airport, you will be welcomed with lots of these.

City Proper

Osmeña Park, Museo Dabawenyo, Rizal Park

Our first stop is at the city proper, where I was looking at the landscape of the area. I felt familiar with the area right away as it somehow resembles Cebu. We passed through Osmeña Park, and went to Museo Dabawenyo.

There, we were given a glimpse of Davao — and since this is Davao, which is in the southern part of the country, I learned a lot:

  • If Cebu has Lapu-Lapu, Davao has Datu Bago. (I’m linking this post from Davao Today as well to give you a bit of an insight at Davao’s local hero.)
  • In ye olde times, Davao was just Davao as a province — and then in 1967, it was divided into Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, with Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental included in what we now call the Davao Region eventually.
  • Davao City — a charter city — is actually huge, but only a percentage of the area is developed, and the rest are mountains and forests with tribe people in habitat. I’ve been told that the tribe people do not want their land to be developed, and the city government’s OK with it.
  • Speaking of Charter City, when Davao was signed as one during the time of President Manuel Quezon, it meant to say that the Mayor is the highest position, not Governor.
One of the largest Chinatowns. Davao is said to have one of the largest Chinatowns in the country next to Binondo.
Museo Dabawenyo also has an exhibit space for artworks, collections and the like — when we visited, we saw the Puppets of the World exhibit.

The facade at the City Council Building shows this beautiful sculpture symbolizing unity and peace.

The way the parasols for these pedicabs are designed makes me wonder in awe.

One of the best experiences that I had is at Rizal Park, where I feed pigeons. I got the moments on cam.

The Davao Central Convenience Store seems to be as popular as 7-Eleven in Davao — and I don’t see any MiniStop franchise here. I wonder why.
Are these jeeps or tricycles? I may prefer to call them mini-jeeps but I ain’t really sure.
I got mangosteen pastillas here at the Aldevinco Shopping Center and they’re delicious. The thing is, Aldevinco is more notable

The Roxas St. Night Market is on its feet two days after a part of it was bombed. We were only able to get to the side of it that’s near Marco Polo Davao and man, for just ₱35 you have two rice packs (called pastil, which is basically rice topped with ground meat) and two barbecue sticks.

The dessert for that night is a ₱10-each matcha mochi that is so delicious we want Manileños to taste these for themselves.

I make it a point to buy/get local newspapers every time I went out of town; and in Davao, there’s the Mindanao Times (not to be confused with The Manila Times), EDGE DavaoSun.Star Davao (ans their tabloid counterpart Super Balita), and Mindanao Daily Mirror. I believe Brigada News has its Davao edition but I was unable to get it though.

Speaking of Sun.Star, while their Cebu Edition had a major facelift, their other editions haven’t done the same. Seems that the new design roll-out is not done as a whole, something I do want to happen; but since this is a network of community newspapers, nobody said redesigning a newspaper was easy.

There’s not that much of local channels when I checked the local SKYcable at the hotel where I’m staying in as well.

Speaking of The Manila Times, the reason I’m in Davao is that I’m part of the team who managed The Manila Times’ 5th Business Forum in which President Duterte accepted his first award — the “Man of the Year 2016” award. I’m sure you’ve seen his speech as it’s all over the news.

2016 in Anime Screenshots

To cap this year off, I decided to upload on my YouTube my 2016 anime screenshots. Compiled into GIFs then into a video, these images made my 2016 a bit better. Being thankful to the good times 2016 gave to me, I shall welcome the new year with a bang.

Which screenshots filled your 2016? Tag me on Twitter (@JayAgonoy) or on Facebook (Keepsakes.)

SM City East Ortigas

(Formerly the Ever Gotesco Ortigas Complex)

Today’s video is taken from the newly-opened SM City East Ortigas SM Supermalls’ 60th mall. Formerly the Ever Gotesco Ortigas Complex, SM got the property after it was listed as one of Ever’s assets that are disposed (more of this on a 2014 Manila Standard story about tycoon Lucio Tan expanding the University of the East, which is somehow related).

“This latest destination adds more than 80,000 square meters (sqm) in gross floor area (GFA) and is suited to offer a fresher and more colorful vibe in the eastern part of Metro Manila,” according to an SM Prime press releaseThe mall opened last December 2, and I looked on to Facebook to give me updates while I was in Cebu.

This video won’t be unique with a trippy vaporwave sound in it, so I slammed in a s a r s i クネタ track (I love you sarsi).

New quick videos up on YouTube

Alrighty, guys — I now have two new videos on YouTube that involves anime and some ideas that might not make sense.

The first one is recorded at the Terra 28th Park at the BGC wherein I try to connect the ongoing Magical Girl Raising Project with my two fave cute moeblob anime Kiniro Mosaic and Is the Order a Rabbit?.

The second one (done yesterday) details something about a familiar character in the ongoing Scorching Ping-pong Girls.

I look forward to this week as I share my moments from Cebu (but before that, I am going to share some photos from the re-opening of a Pasig City landmark that I’ve already shared last year). See you soon!