A message from Anonymous
Hi CJ! I'm a Business Ad student, but filmmaking has always been my passion. I have plenty of dreams for the future, but ending up in the film industry will make me the happiest. I just want to know what I should do, where to go, what steps to take after college... I'm sorry to ask you these questions, but I look forward to your response. :) Thank you.

Hi! Naku, what you said is super inspiring. :) The film industry needs more passionate people, people who love film. Kaya lang, feeling ko, I’m not the right person to give you an advice because I don’t have a career in film.

I personally think my husband, Wincy Ong, is the person you should be talking to. :) Just tweet him or send him an email. :)

A message from Anonymous
Hi CJ! I'm a newbie at selling my watercolor paintings. I don't want to sell the original ones, so I'd like to make art prints of it. May I ask where and how you make art prints? And how do you price them? Thanks! :)

Hi! Sorry for the very late reply!

I always have my works reprinted by DEXACT Printing. :) Here’s the link of their Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/dexact.printing.3?fref=ts

And when I price them, usually it’s 1/4 of the selling price of the actual work. Of course, factor in your printing cost. Or you can also do the other way: printing cost x 3 :)

Thanks!

A message from Anonymous
Pwede nyo po bang ipost yung college thesis nyo? Hihihihi

Unfortunately, di ko na na-back up ang files ko nung college. Yung thesis book ko naman nasa UP CFA library. :)

A message from Anonymous
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Big fan here. Since you work in advertising and yer a graduate of viscom, can you please post your thesis plsss. Thank youuuu!!!! :)

Hi! Salamat! Unfortunately, di ko na na-back up ang files ko nung college. Yung thesis book ko naman nasa UP CFA library. :)

A message from Anonymous
You posted about your new NYX Lip Creams. Pero, anong ginagamit mo for your brows? They look perfectly filled. :)

Hi! :)

For everyday: I just use the Nichido Minerals eyebrow pencil in Chestnut and fill it with brow powder from e.l.f. flawless eyeshadow palette.

For special occasions: I use K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Lasting 2 Way Eyebrow and Majolica Majorca Brow and Lash Colorist

A message from Anonymous
What can you say about clients backing out because oh how much you charge?

I understand them. After all, we all have budget limitations. But as much as possible I encourage them to be upfront with their budget and discuss how I can work around it. :)

A message from bernadora
Hi! How do you maintain your curls and not looking frizzy? it looks shiny pa. Thanks!

Hey! :) My curls looked dry and frizzy before so I went to Bench Fix Greenbelt. The stylist gave me a haircut to give it shape, recommended an after-shower serum and a simple technique to air-dry your curls.

  1. Shampoo your hair and don’t forget to put conditioner.
  2. Dry your hair with a towel.
  3. Apply 3 pumps of Loreal Professionnel ABSOLUTE REPAIR CELLULAR serum on your hair. Loosely comb your hair using your fingers. 
  4. Using your hands, part your locks and twist them. Air-dry. Keep twisting them from time to time. Like this <click link>

Thanks! Hope I helped!:D

A message from notyeraveragenerd
Hi. Just wanted to ask if the Heisenberg shirts are still available? I only recently started watching Breaking Bad, and yeah, it's awesome :D

Hi! Yes, the Heisenberg shirt is still available. :)

A message from Anonymous
Hi po! First of all, fan na fan po ako nung mga artworks niyo. I'm saying that with pure sincerity and hindi ka-echosan. I was in tears when I saw your "Mag-ina sa Hardin" painting. Reminded me so much of my years with my mother. :) Here come the question! Our teacher asked us to name at least one Advertising Agency for our tour in Manila and I chose TBWA. I would like to ask if does TBWA accept a group to have a talk (i.e.: what the world of advertising is really like) in your company. (1/2)

Hi! Thank you so much. This message is very very very sweet. :) “Mag-ina Sa Hardin” is one of my favorite artworks of mine. :) 

For the tour in TBWA, I think we can do that. But to be safe, please email me at contact@cjdesilva.com so I can refer you to the person who can arrange this. ;)

Thank you!

A message from Anonymous
Hello po! Meron po kasi sakin nagpapagawa ng caricatures. Sinunod ko po yung per square inch. Napagdesisyunan ko po na 13 pesos persquare inch po ako. Kaso po nahihiya ako sa pag presyo ng caricature kasi yung nakita ko po sa mall eh mga 300-400 lang po yung di kalakihan. Though watercolor po yung ginagamit ko, at color pencils naman yung sa mall, sobrang laki parin po ng difference. May masusuggest po ba kayo sa situation na to? Thank you!!!!

Mura na kaya ang P13/square inch. At watercolor + pencils pa. :) Technically, hindi naman labor mo lang ang dapat mong i-factor in, kasama dapat sa presyo mo ang pagka-artist mo at ang idea mo sa paggawa nung art. :) Wag ka mahiya sa presyo mo! Pero siguro, sabihin mo, negotiable naman yung presyo. Tapos makipagtawaran ka sa price na tingin mong okay ka. :)