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Budjette Tan describes Trese’s success as like living in a dream and experiencing déjà vu

When #BudjetteTan was a child, his elders would tell him to go to sleep early — lest Filipino mythical creatures like “aswang” and “tikbalang” come after him. These monsters lurked in the dark, and fascinated him — inspiring him to create the graphic novel #Trese with illustrator #KajoBaldisimo. Trese is now a hit anime series, …

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So KUMUsta, Alex Compton?

We are now part of the #KUMUnity ! Our host, Jannelle So recently launched her own show – #SoKUMUsta on the social media platform KUMU to reconnect with PBA players. A former sportscaster in the Philippines before moving to L.A., Jannelle gets together with retired Philippine basketball stars to catch up and talk about life …

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Jay Oliva’s detailed storyboard to Hollywood success

The highly-anticipated Filipino anime #Trese is now streaming on #Netflix. Based on the award-winning graphic novel by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, the series brings the city of Manila and Filipino folklore creatures such as Tikbalang and Tiyanak to life. Also, breathing life to the characters are Hollywood actors of Filipino descent like Shay Mitchell, …

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Wear Your Heritage | ArteFino

A fusion of business, arts & culture with community service is the framework which #ArteFino is advocating. A popular #artisanalfair in the Philippines generating huge foot traffic, the team decided to pivot during the pandemic by showcasing their pieces of locally-made artisanal crafts to the world through their website www.artefinoph.com. Now, Filipinos all over the …

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A Strict Yet So Cool Mom | Josie Harrison

Beaming with a good sense of humor, Tita #JosieHarrison​ shares with Jannelle So her parenting style in raising her 4 kids. Known as #JoKoy​ ‘s mom, she has experienced being a teen mom and a #singlemom​. She believes in teaching children through imitation and modeling.

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Exclusive Interview | May Ann Licudine: Finding My Voice in Art

#MayAnnLicudine​ is the elusive #MALL​, award-winning #Filipinavisualartist​ , sculptor and illustrator, with sold-out shows in the US since 2008. She rarely gives video interviews, as she is extremely shy due to her speech impediment. Thankfully, she agreed to share her inspiring and So Cool story with @SoJannelleTV!

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