Recently, the Philippines released their new tourism slogan “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” and I instantly got inspired to create a few designs centered on that line. I was born in the Philippines but only lived there for 3 years before my family and I moved to Hong Kong, and then eventually Vancouver. I lost my connection with the place after years and years of not being back… all I knew about it was what other people and the media reported… that it was dangerous, dirty, and corrupt.
Last June, my family and I went back for vacation after 10 years of not visiting. I fell in love with the place all over again and it felt like home. Yes, there are dangerous parts, dirty parts, and corruption does exist… but where does it not?
Shopping, It’s More Fun in the Philippines - If you’ve ever shopped in the “cheap” areas in the Philippines where you can bargain… these words are definitely familiar to you! I still have not figured out why they like to combine two words into one… like mamsir.
Eating, It’s More Fun in the Philippines - Balut, anyone?
Philippines, #1 – To many Filipinos, the Philippines will always be home no matter where in the world we live. :)
I wanted to create a “provincia” (province) feel for the photos so I decided to clip the t-shirts on a line, just like how we used to dry our clothes when we lived there. I didn’t actually have the correct tools to dry clothing in our backyard here so I had to improvise.
Tied an old cable to both sides of the stairs
In order for the cable to be able to hold the weight of the shirts, i put weights on top of it. Gotta use what you got! haha!
Family is a big part of the Filipino culture which is why when you buy 4 or more t-shirts for you, your family, and friends, each shirt is just $20! Use code “HERROPAMILYA” here: http://shop.herrohachi.com!