No self-respecting decent person would probably greet herself online and say, “Happy birthday to me!” but let me abuse take this opportunity to finally celebrate my birthday on this blog for the first time since its inception *Yeah! * I would always make some graphics for Ponggo’s birthday and then force Ponggo to post a “Happy birthday Tipsy” tweet on my birthday *har har* and feel so silly about doing a Googly cartoon for my own birthday. By the way, may I also greet our national hero Jose Rizal? I always thought we were somehow related because we shared the same birthday. Back in grade school, I thought he was my grandpa or something!
Nope, you don’t have to go through the hassle of thinking what to give me for my birthday. All I ask is for your to donate some time online & vote the Googly Gooeys as the Instagram Phenom of the year on the Tatt Awards 2013 Website. Remember that you can vote every hour (which means you can vote 24 times in a day if you’re a zombie). You can use your Twitter, Facebook or Google+ accounts. *And you thought I’d finally stop telling you about this, no?*
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The other night, Ponggo & I were working on a project. I was telling him to use another software but he won’t budge. Then, he was asking me for instructions from time to time. Years ago, one of my bosses told me that the best way to teach someone is by helping them discover stuff for themselves instead of teaching them. I think I took this too literally and ended up saying, “What do you think?” each time he asked for instructions. He always gave me an annoyed face but I just kept on holding back some info because I wanted him to discover the hidden rules of lay-outing. Hehehe. *evil grin* I asked if I was annoying him and he replied, “What do you think?”
P.S. We’re giving away plushies & pins! Click here to join! Hey Kessy is also giving away some washi tapes! Click here.
The Googly Gooeys will be at this year’s Summer Komikon 2013! Komikon (Comicon) is a comicconvention with all sorts of comic / graphic novel artists. We’re so excited to have a booth there! We’ll be at the lobby area of the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound in Pasig City (Philippines). We’ll be selling our Googly Shirts, pins, postcards & plushies We’ll be talking about this in our future posts! See you guys on April 13. Summer Komkon 2013 will be from 10am to 7pm.
I’ve never been so excited to upload a blog post!! Here’s the Googly Gooey adventure in Boracay part 2. Since it’s summer we thought of coming up with some sunshiny upbeat post! Ahh…I feel that if I proceed, I’ll be pre-empting some parts of the video so press play & let’s just talk later
We picked “Candy in the Sun” by Swril 360 because that’s what we love playing in the car when we would go ♩♪ traveling around the nation ♫♬
I’m actually surprised that I was able to hold the pictures for this loooong. I’ve been wanting to share with you the rest of the plushie pictures but figured I must wait until we’re done with the video! Here’s the first one with the banana boats. Ponggo and I initially wanted to bring bananas to the beach but realized that they’re not the best fruits to travel with because they’re oh-so-fragile-and-sensitive!
I initially wanted to scrap this mermaid idea. I did it during the first day but the sand wasn’t so manageable. Finally, I moved near the shore where the tiny waves could already touch my feet. I just needed more water and I could finally have my own Tipsy zeh mermaid & Ponggo zeh merman I was looking for a bunch of identical seashells but later resorted to clay. While I was away, I would look back from time to time if the mermaids were still intact. I was afraid they’ll be gobbled up by the water. Instead, what I saw were a bunch of tourists, a mom, a grown man and some teens taking pictures of Tipsy & Ponggo on the sand. It’s just cute that they would ask for permission if they could take the photo of the plushies.
Finally, here’s a picture of them snorkeling together. We just thought that we should set this up because Boracay is really a good place for snorkeling (umm….aside from helmet diving, parasailing, sunset sailing, riding the ATV, rolling down the hill inside a zorb et cetera! Hehe).
We left Boracay on a Sunday at around 8a.m. in the morning and boarded the 2GO Travel ship back to Batangas. As in the video, we were reviewing and laughing about all our adventures. We were just mighty glad that our trip back already included a free lunch meal and for anything else, there’s snack corner that sells our favorite go-to food and drinks
We rested in our uber comfy aircon rooms—we instantly fell asleep. Hahaha. Upon waking up, we met up with one of the 2GO Travel Girls, Cherry, and we were toured around the ship. We went to the bridge! ☺ I felt like a kid again. Ponggo & I got to meet the Captain and we got a really cool view 1800 view of where the boat was going. While Ponggo and one of the staff in the bridge were talking about some scientific stuff about reading graphs & gauges, I was introduced to some giant Philippine maps. I was introduced to the ship’s route. I’ve never seen a map of my country this complete and detailed! It’s all so cool. Why didn’t we have those in school?
We arrived in Batangas by 6pm and drove back to Manila ☺
I know what you’re thinking, “Lovely photos but where’s the promo?” Wait, sorry, I got lost in my story-telling.
Fine, fine, here it is:
We’ll be giving away 5 pairs of plush toys and 5 sets of 10 pins each. There will be a total of ten winners from around the world You could win EITHER by:
1) Following the instructions on the widget below OR 2) From the 10 winners, there will be 2 instant winners (of 1 plushie keychain & 1 set of pins) for those who could answer the following questions CORRECTLY on our comments section below. Don’t forget to register your Disqus so that we can contact you just in case you win a) How many mermaids were there in the video and where can you find it/them?(Hint: The answer is not 1). b) How many crabs were there in the video and where can you find it/them? (Hint: The answer is not 1). Can’t get enough of the video? ☺
Update as of March 23, 2013, 10:47pm
Hello Guys! We have two instant winners of ten pieces of Googly pins each!
Woo! Such keen eyes they found the mermaid & crab right away.
For the rest of you guys, we’re making the promo easier for you guys. Just tell us based on the video what activity you’d like to do when you travel, a tweet, a share / like on Facebook also counts as an entry. 3 pairs of pins & 5 pairs of plusheis are still up for grabs! Make sure to register your entries via the widget below.