My Picks: Top Indie Komiks from Komikon
Every year, I go to Komikon. Our Komikon is different from the comic conventions of other countries because our Komikon focuses on the artists and local comic industry, whether indie or not. Komikon hosts talks and presentations about the creation, marketing, and state of the comic industry of the Philippines. With this kind of event, the industry is creating more and more Filipino comic creators every year.
This year, these are my top comic picks:
Inexpensive doesn’t mean low quality. That’s something that really struck me when I was first introduced to Ekotek. Ekotek is a company producing inexpensive gadgets in high quality standards. Right now, they’ll be releasing multiple new models of Ekophones.
Palawan, the great tourist center of the Philippines. It houses the popular tourist hotspots El Nido and Puerto Prinsesa, and the slowly developing Coron. Funnily, Coron town isn’t located in Coron Island.
The #VPartySeries is produced by Breakout Philippines. I’ve blogged about how much I was looking forward to this event a few weeks ago. I was invited to bring two of my friends to try their special collaboration with Victoria Court. Because Spectre was showing, we chose the 007 room to book for the must try terrifying Breakout!
As I was browsing through kFit, I just so happened to see “One Hour Use of Archery Range” in the title. In the midst of boxing, yoga, and gym use in kFit, this stood out. I have never seen anyone do archery before, nor do I know anyone who diligently practices it. I remember that there used to be archery lessons in UP a long time ago, but I never got to try that. After my time in a gun shooting range, I admit my interest was piqued. My fingers raced to reserve the slot to an hour’s worth of archery. I was giddy with excitement while waiting for my time slot to arrive. Sagittarium Archery Range sounds like a promising new sport to try.
Yesterday, I posted about learning to use the gun to survive zombie apocalypse. Now it’s time to test my other survival skills. Puzzling how to get out of the a locked room in a time pressured environment with many probably horrifying external distractions. Are you excited? I’m shaking! In terror or excitement, I’m not sure which!
Mark your calendars for November 7, 2015 and get ready for the ultimate Halloween event of the year! FOX International Channels and Victoria Court are partnering up with Breakout Philippines, the country’s premiere escape room game, to bring you an immersive horror experience like no other!
Bang bang, baby!
You never know when the zombie apocalypse will come. Nor will you ever be prepared if you suddenly get sucked into an inter-dimensional adventure. Those activities need some kind of gun weilding skills I don’t possess. I knew the solution. I needed to learn how to shoot with a gun. Gun use is a valid survival skill in case those unlikely events come to pass. It was a heaven sent I found out about Stronghand Shooting Range and gave it a try.
When I was in Asia Pop Comic Convention, I mentioned trying Motion Capture (MoCap) device which was being exhibited by the leading game development company in the Philippines, Synergy 88.
It was 2011 and I was so excited to finally get my PADI Open Water Diver License. I passed all the skills tests and the written exams, I filled out the forms, and most of all, I had the best time of my life diving for the first time. The only problem was we weren’t able to mail the forms to PADI and we lost our forms.
So for the next 4 years, I wasn’t able to dive as I would have liked to. And I had a goal of becoming a Master Diver, but I couldn’t even get my first license. Then an opportunity came a-knocking on the window. My aunt wanted to get her Open Water Diver License and she was willing for my sister and I to tag along.