The other day, I bought this slam book from Witty Will Save the World, co. (look for them at Facebook!) with my friend. Most of my friends are graduating first than me and what better way to have something from them before they leave than a message thingo! (Just made that up, haha)
In high school I remember having a plain notebook passed around our class and my each of my classmates had one page to themselves to fill up on what they wanted to say to me. The end product of that plain notebook really looked good. It didn’t matter to me if some of them had shitty handwriting because all that mattered was the message in the pages for me. I still read it from time to time and laugh at some of what they had to say.
Before attending my Web Animation class, I accompanied my friend to a taxi ride somewhere in Makati to get that slam book. When we got to the place, it reminded me a lot of that place in Cubao.. Cubao X, yeah that’s it! Hipster haven, as some would say, heh. The place doesn’t look that flashy at all. To the common public maybe they would see the place as a site w/ on-going construction. As for me who has an idea on how an artsy place for common artists (art people, not artists celebs kind of people) should look like, it looks sufficient enough and the perfect place for small festivities to be held between artists and share their passion for .. what else, art!
We headed straight to this shop called “Skitzo” to get our copes of the Witty slambook. Within 5 minutes we finished our transaction with the lovely lady at the cashier who assisted us with our purchase. She was incredibly nice and her voice is cute too. Part of me thinks she’s a well-known artist in the circle or something lol. After leaving Skitzo, we browsed the other shops in The Collective. I finally got to touch a lomo cam IRL c/o Team Manila’s store, hahaha. I’ve always wanted one of those but they’re too expensive and the effect it produces, you can always do it on Photoshop.
We left the place with smiles on our faces and rode a taxi to head back to school, I’m nearly an hour late! 😛
My buddy Andrew filled in first, I asked him to do it while we’re having lunch at the school caf this afternoon. He was pretty frustrated with answering it, tho I told him that it isn’t like your normal slam book that asks general questions. I feel like I’m going to have to explain the concept to people who will fill this out several times. I probably should write the instructions on the first page, LOLJK.
If ever you see me at the school halls or something, bring this topic up and I’ll gladly let you borrow the book to pick a spot and fill it up. 😉 Here are some more photos of the slam book!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot.. It’s only PHP 300, either if you buy it from them personally, have it shipped, buy it from their reseller/partner shops. No extra shipping fees, just PHP 300 and you can let 40+ people fill it up!