today's AMAZING TV AD : honda's "cog" 2 minute tv spot

for more on this, go to this post :; april 14 post.
the inspiration is mount pinatubo when some years ago, all of a sudden, after decades of being dormant, it decided to erupt, spewing debris and ash several kilometers high, blowing ashes to float everywhere, far and wide, turning the skies gloomy gray as far away as metro manila, hundreds of kilometers away, covering metro manila streets and rooftops with thick ash. the pinatubo eruption was so powerful that its ashes changed the color of sunsets not only in the philippines but also worldwide.

that's what happens when clients and advertising agencies decide to run ads not worthy to be called advertising. its dark, its huge and very irritating and unfortunately, everywhere!

all they are doing is wawam! what a waste of advertising money!

here is a first row view of Philippine Advertising and Philippine Marketing.

mount pinatubo erupts shooting ashes several kilometers high, then floating to blanket many other towns hundreds of kilometers away

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Monday, March 2, 2009

"Fly High, Amiel!" - 4-manobo boys release blue & white balloons for amiel alcantara

on february 24, the life of 10 year old amiel alcantara, a grade 4 student at the ateneo de manila grade school was taken in a freak accident at the parking lot inside the school. a van, driven by an ateneo mom pinned amiel to the back of an SUV and he died shortly after.

amiel was laid to rest last saturday, february 28. the picture above show amiel’s classmates from 4-manobo releasing blue & white balloons into the heavens as the hearse (see headlight, lower left hand corner) carrying amiel’s body leaves the grade school campus. printed on the balloons are the words “Fly High, Amiel” and attached to each one are messages written by the manobo boys.

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