Happy to be part of Kumu, A Filipino Livestreaming and Social App

Earlier this year, I got an offer to work for a digital platform. I thought it was a digital marketing agency which needed content writers. I’m glad it was Kumu. What is Kumu anyway? Kumu is livestream app “that prioritizes the voices of over 100 million Filipinos around the world.”

By livestreaming in the app, you can get paid! Plus you can also win cash prizes by playing live game shows and make money by joining in several promotions within the app.

I write, and sometimes, direct for Kumu. Last March, I directed a promotional event headlined by viral stars Dante Gulapa and Albert Nicolas aka Asian Cutie. It aired on the app on March 21, 2020.

Sharing BTS photos from the shoot we did around Fairview area. We rented a gym for this shoot. And it was one of the funniest shoots I have ever done. Both Dante and Albert are wacky and easy to work with. The team was also professional so the shoot was smooth. (Ang init lang talaga.) It was just so hot in there. Summertime in the Philippines came in early, lol.

Happy to be part of Kumu because the team is very dynamic, open-minded and very collaborative! I saw a colleague’s post on Facebook which summed up what Kumu is all about. Here it is:

We are a global group of creatives, technologists, entrepreneurs, and diehard fans of a Filipino culture bursting with creativity and potential.

Our goal at Kumu is to create a platform for Pinoy power bringing communities closer. Creativity and excellence has always been in our blood; through media and technology, we aim to move that creativity beyond ideas, beyond action, towards movement and momentum. Our ambition is no less than to enable the future of the global Filipino community.

Even during this pandemic, the Kumu team has made sure that its people stay sane amidst the lock down by disseminating mental health information as well as providing medical and financial assistance just in case we need them. The operations also continued as we shifted to work from home setup, and without a doubt, we made it work.

Really proud to be working with the team and for Kumu. Looking forward to more creative collaborations and pursuits.

 

Lucky Single Mom gets a FREE Glow Up treatment

Ever since she got separated from the father of her kids, Arvie Anatacio’s self-esteem suddenly dropped. This even caused her to gain more than ten pounds. The 34-year-old mom, who used to be a bubbly lady to have around, became strangely anxious and oddly reserved. But now she has come to understand that this is not doing her any good, especially to her children. So she decided to Glow Up!

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Our hosts, Win and Thia, will help Arvie bring back her natural positivity through a complete makeover. They say a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life, and that’s exactly what Arvie is set to receive on the first part of her transformation. Good bye to the old, and welcome to the new look!

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As someone who also didn’t spend so much time putting makeup on herself, now Arvie gets to know the basics of everyday makeup for busy moms like her. And lastly, a styling session with the hosts inspires Arvie to flaunt her curves.

From being anxious, Arvie now learns to be proud of whatever she has gone through, making her stronger than ever before. Watch her Glow Up journey this Sunday at 8 p.m. on GMA News TV.

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Visual Diary: Juancho Trivino and Joyce Pring

#JuanChoyce was on the show! They have been very vocal about their budding romance ever since they were paired onscreen as hosts on GMA’s morning show, Unang Hirit. So when Juancho Trivino visited Kapuso Artistambayan, where Joyce is one of the hosts, their fans definitely anticipated for something sweet to unfold!

With their inside jokes, Juancho’s sweet ‘banats’ and Joyce smart comebacks, this was definitely one of the funniest and revealing episodes I had witnessed. Thankfully, I was able to capture some sweetness overload behind the scenes after we wrapped up! Sharing these to all of you!

 

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Visual Diary: Patricia Tumulak, Laura Lehmann and Janine Gutierrez on KAT

Whew, finally had the time to dump the first batch of photos i took during our pilot episode of the new Kapuso Artistambayan for 2019!

Janine Gutierrez and Laura Lehmann were on the show to promote their movie, Elise. I got to see it weeks later at UP Cine Adarna and I was just laughing out loud. It’s the kind of movie that takes your worries away, a great escapist treat. 🙂

As you may have noticed, Joyce Pring is not in the photos. On the pilot episode of the new and improved KAT, Joyce wasn’t able to join us because of a prior commitment. So Patricia Tumulak, also known as the HBD/ Happy Birthday girl of Eat Bulaga joined Andre Lagdameo instead to co-host. 🙂

 

You can watch the full episode here: