Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I won the Jamie Oliver video Contest!

To my family, friends, officemates, Artist Chef fans, Thank you so much for all your support in rating my video for the Jamie Oliver Valentine's video contest. I think I made most of them now a registered youtube users just to vote for my video. I am very touched. I thought I wouldn't make it but your immediate response and support helped me made it. I do believe dreams do happen and they existed for us to make it real.

Thank you also to Angelo Suarez for helping me out with the beautiful supers. I have to tag him for that.

Again cheers to more blessings in life!

hugs,
joanie xxx

Friday, February 20, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney

I am soooooo happy today. I feel very much appreciated by an award winning Aussie creative and my fellow creatives. I can say to myself, work well done Joanie! Road to Cannes is long and narrow but who knows...


Last October 2007, I went to Australia to have my month long vacation. I was shuffling from one area to another. I explored Sydney in short. While I was walking around the area of Circular Quay, I decided to cross the Harbor bridge going to Kirribili by simply walking. But before reaching the bridge I passed by the road called The Rocks. I was surprised to see the sign of Saatchi & Saatchi. Who cares if I do not know anyone from there, I barged in and sneaked into the Saatchi office. Told my self that day, I have this feeling that I'll be part of this company. Since Saatchi was my Dad's first ad agency, I always had this yearning that one day I will work their too. (By the way, my Dad was also an Art Director)

Came October 2008, exactly a year later after I said to myself that I'll be part of this company–My new office Ace Saatchi & Saatchi Manila. Breaking new grounds for me and giving possibilities to all my dreams. Starting today it's time to prove the world more that I am not just an Art Director–because I do believe Art Directors are not just executers but idea makers, can do a good script and probably a good presentor.

Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney.

Sneaking inside Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney.

So who says dreams cannot come true? I say, dreams do happen. They existed for us to make it real. I always been a dreamer not a wanderer. I often get lost but I do find the way how to get to the right direction. So I believe none of us are losers. We do have our own trail to follow. We just have to keep in mind that whatever we do and regardless of what angle in life, we should learn not to step on anyone or hurt someone. Because I believe if you do something and on the other hand you hurt people, you will never be happy and will never succeed in life.

So cheers to Lions!

hugs,
joanie xxx