This is no year end report. I'm not a journalist to do that. :) This is just a look back at the things that defined 2011 for Tatak Digitista and foydi as a digital media enthusiast. At around this time, in 2010, I crafted my personal battle cry for 2011, which is "Get Even in 2011". So, in no chronological order, let me share with you the 11 things that shaped this blog and the blogger behind it. :) Here's Tatak Digitista's 11 in 2011:
1 - Potato On The Go
I started movie blogging in 2010 via Tatak Digitista's Potato On The Go page, but that's just on my own. In 2011, major studios in the Philippines have started inviting me in press screenings and premiere nights such as Harry Potter 7 Part 2, Thor, Green Lantern, Water for Elephants, King's Speech, Transformers 3, Captain America and Pirates of the Caribbean, to name a few. And with that, Potato On The Go has become one of the busiest sections in my blog. I was able to post updates and reviews regularly. To add, the section has expanded to including more posts on television, theater, music and even the Internet! Thank you to 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Solar Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Disney Pixar, Resorts World Manila, OctoArts Films, BusinessWorld Online, Publicity Asia, AXN, ABS-CBN, GMA Network, Magnavision, Tony Molina, Mae Vecina, Sionee Lagman, Jay Gonzales, Wilsong Chieng, Lulu Chua, Romy Berona, Sundy Teng, Azrael Coladilla, Maiko Castro, Melai Entuna, Ruth de la Cruz and Neil Rara.
And in 2012, I promise to have bigger and much better Potato On the Go Page! :)
|at the premiere of Cowboys and Aliens in IMAX SM North Edsa|
|at the press screening of Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol in IMAX SM MOA.|
2. - Bayanihan Republic
While Potato On The Go became the most active page in 2011, Bayanihan Republic did not take a back seat. It may be fewer than POTG but it still contained many very comprehensive posts such as the Last Pastillas Wrapper Maker of Bulacan, Pulilan Carabao Festival, Pampanga River Cruise, The New Luneta, Davao's Philippine Eagle and Juan Luna Walk, among others. Special thanks to Nanay Luz Ocampo, Melo Villareal, Christian Narito, Jenny Manongdo, Luneta Administration, GSIS Museo ng Sining, Arvin Ello, Professor Xiao Chua, and my cousins Jelly and Jessa Pendon.
And in 2012, I also promise to keep the fire burning the the Bayanihan Republic Section.
|Starting point of the Pampanga River Cruise|
|Baybay Ilog, Bye Bye Basura project paving the way for the Pampanga River Cruise|
3. - Action & Event-ure
Coverage of events also made Tatak Digitista very busy, may it be on food, apparel, entertainment, leisure and advocacy. Of course, my principle remains the same, I cover events during my availability, causes that I agree with, and brands that are not in conflict with my work. Tatak Digitista would like to thank Orange Magazine TV, AstroVision, Empanada Nation, Denise Calnea, Urban Athletics, Pony, Clavel, Gabriel Diaz, Universal Records, Cornerstone, Nana Nadal Public Relations, Ruth Floresca, WWF Philippines, Monsee's, QC Councilor Alfred Vargas, Josephine Bonsol, Arpee Lazaro, World Food Programme, Flow Galindez, Enchanted Kingdom, World Vision, Seattle's Best, Jun Godornes, Billie Abata, Crustasia, Xchosa Deniega, and SM Supermalls.
|Bloggies at Enchanted Kingdom's 16th Anniversary Celebration|
4. - The TaDi Pose
The TaDi Pose has been launched this year and Tatak Digitista has been blessed with a lot of celebrities who are accommodating, fun and game to do the challenge. :) Thank you to Gary Valenciano, Angel Locsin, Phil Younghusband, Neil Etheridge, Aly Borromeo, Anton del Rosario, Ian Araneta, Chieffy Caligdong, Misagh Bahadoran and the rest of the Team Azkals, American Idol winner Simon McCreery, Thia Megia, Christian Buatista, Sponge Cola, Jose Mari Chan, Richard Poon, Karylle, Eugene Domingo, Ramon Bautista, House Majority Floor Leader Erin Tanada, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, among others. They are about 100 so it will be hard for me to name all of them. :)