Most people who know me on an intimate level know that being a fan of Nacho Libre (starring Jack Black), is an attribute I use to gauge whether I would befriend a person or not. Not too long ago today, I was in a deep thought about having my workplace decorated with a Nacho Libre movie poster. I started searching for the images on Google and alas! I ran into some movie posters that didn't look like the original renditions. However, "they look dope!" I thought to myself. I started tracking the artist and it led me to Melissa Cassara. A graphic designer who happens to be just as huge of a Nacho Libre fan as I am (or so it seems). I saw the series and the packages she's done for the movie and I automatically fell in love with them. I realized how her take on the project would make for a great collector's edition. It's evident through the references she's used as part of the design element. This definitely displays a quality necessary in making a great graphic artist - the well-knowledge of the product, which in this case the content of the movie. Kudos to Melissa Cassara. I shall have a can of Tecate along with my corn on a stick with mayo, chili powder, sprinkled with Cotija cheese in honor of your work!
I've had the great opportunity of working on some collateral for Ms. Danni Lang. If you don't know her, she plays the Chinese lady that the little girl learns to trust in the movie, "Safe" with Jason Statham. If you haven't seen it yet, go rent it and watch.
Today was a fun filled day. It was hectic but definitely a lot of living and learning involved. After the usual morning training, I tagged along with Guro Jason, my personal friend and Martial Arts trainer, to The Claremont Village for Earth Day Celebration. They had a lot of booths promoting environmental solutions along with their services & products. They had some pretty inspiring things there.
Later that afternoon, I along with The Cruz family, witnessed my colleague Iris Magboo performed some Hula dances with her Halau (Hula Academy) at Pilgrim Place for their Polynesian & Micronesian Cultural Celebration. They did such an awesome job captivating me that it didn't dawn to me to pull out my phone to capture the stills. This event gave me the opportunity to help put away materials that the kids used for the arts and crafts. I wish I would've known ahead of time so I could've helped out more.
Next on the agenda was to find a needle for Guro JC's record player so we ended up at Rhino Records. I even suggested buying it online but Guro JC had a point when he said we should support our local stores.
I took the Metrolink train back home with a mean ol' headache from not having my caffeine dose for the day. I crashed for 3 hours when I got home, feeling like crap for not having had washed up after a sweaty day (yuck). Oh well. It was laundry time for the sheets anyway.
Thanks to Guro JC, Chrissy, Zayda & Jenali for hanging out with me.