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A Day with Mr. Dane Romley of iACADEMY School Of Design

My lucky stars must be in perfect alignment,
That I had the chance to be Simpsonized by Mr. Dane Romley WoooHOOO!

Dane Romley, graduate of Animation from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA, known as one of the animators in The Simpsons TV series and Movie. And the Creative Director of the School of Design at iACADEMY
I had the chance to see him in action :)
With those easy strokes he did with the pen, it made drawing/sketching looks super easy.

Lookie Look!!!
The Newest Cast of The Simpsons :)
*just kidding This is me Simpsonized 
Mr. Dane illustrating a cartoony vs  realistic doggie :)
Super cute ng eyes nung realistic one, it looks super easy when he's drawing.
kaya feeling ko sisiw lang toh!

Now it's my turn to shine :P
Mr. Dane is very assistive, showing me some of the techniques like the brushes, tips etc. Nahihiya ako actually kasi naman kamusta naman yung apple hahaha mukhang gawa ng elementary or kinder pa nga :P

This is Crazy, I know I'm good at this (wow!) but what did just happen? My apple looks like a work of my 5-year old daughter.  Maybe there's something wrong with the pen/stylus? or the machine? or Me? hahahha 

Sa sobrang kaba tinatagalog ko sya and mukhang nage-gets naman nya. Buti na lang and anjan si Ms. Raquel Perez AVP for Corporate Communications  to translate. By the way, Super Aga namin and Ms. Raquel is very accomodating lalo na sa mga quiries namin/mostly is from Osc. 

Mr. Dane seems to notice that I'm having a slight difficulty adapting to the wacom unit.(slight daw oh :P) It's not the same sa pag drawing with pencil and paper and he said  "You'll get used to it." 

Siguro mga 2years? joke :) 
Promise it looks easy, effortless when he's the one doing it, if it's me it's super-duper effort! as if writing for the very first time :) *well first time ko naman talaga :P sa Cintiq :P

And I just need to practice, practice and practice :) Pero mas madali sya kesa naman sa MS paint lalo na if you're using mouse :P 

Super na-amaze ako sa wacom device na ito and nabuhay ang hilig ko sa pag drawing :) yun lang it cost a... fortune :P 

charot! mga 100-150k ata. Kaya ang saya that every  iACADEMY Cintiq Lab has 30units of these. 

Wacom for educationWacom offers a variety of solutions to help educators and students create, communicate and maximize the learning experience.

That's me in action :D
 *disclaimer Please excuse my drawings :) #FirstTimer and Nahihiya pa ako nyan.
Next time it'll be better :P

Bachelor of Science in Animation is offered at iACADEMY
and iACADEMY is the First Ever School to offer this the country 
with CHED's approval in 2007
iAcademy School of Design

Now check this out! 
Compilation of animation works by iACADEMY BS in Animation Students

For Incoming Freshmen out there or HighSchool peeps who's in the look out for their future school to be in and who's interested in Animation. iACADEMY is the place to be :)

Other Courses:

School of Computing
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science major inSoftware Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Game Development
Bachelor of Science in  Information Technology major in Web Development

School of Business
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Finance Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Marketing and Advertising

School of Design
Bachelor of Science in Animation
Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Arts & Design
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Technology

images from iACADEMY

 Thank You So Much Sir Dane Romley, 
for the Simpsonized version of Me
for the special-on-the-spot-animation course :)
for cooperating on my signature pose \(^.^,)/

Thank You iACADEMY for inviting me :)

Get Connected and be on the look out for latest updates at iACADEMY:

10 Things to Know why You should Go for iACADEMY... SOON!

School Tour @ iACADEMY

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Anong gusto mo pag laki mo? 

That is the most asked question a kid can get  after the "pasikat/bibo moment" whenever a relative visits their home or during Christmas before their ninongs nag ninangs hand them over their aguinaldos.

Ikaw naaalala mo pa ba ang sagot mo?

Me, my answer was always... always... always is to be an architect because I want to build my very own dream house. Just simple as that. 

But my childhood dreams was  easily ruined by my nanay (grand mother). She keeps on insisting that I should take Education and be a teacher just like most of the girls in our clan. And may "second the motion" agad from tita's and even kanila pappi at mudrabells kaya ayun my dreams shattered into pieces :P But nag-excel talaga ang lola sa drawings eh, nananalo pa ako sa mga contest :) #yabang... kaya siguro na-convinced na din si pappi lalo na at pati si utol na hyped sa pag drawing.  pero yun nga it didn't last for long... mahal kasi ang mga gamit at may kasabihan si papa sa mga artist that time that goes a lil something like this:
"walang yumayaman na artist or pintor, kung meron man, baka after death pa"  :P 
kamusta ang mindset dabah? hahaha pero siempre iba na ngayon :)

After so many years, I realized I want to be a Chef, during my time di pa uso ang culinary at sa ibang bansa mo pa sya aaralin so kamusta naman? my only options were Nursing (cannot be, takot sa dugo, needles, and sugat) or  Education which is di din pwede kasi di ko talaga feel :( last is Computer Science na "Pwede" kasi in demand and nainspire ako sa tita ko na ComScie, seems super cool eh. Awa ng Diyos ayun napasa ko naman ang entrance exam... 

*brace yourself for the most embarrassing moment of my life* 
I have to make kwento because this is the highlight of my com-sci days :P

Interview portion with I.T Prof, Question: Differentiate Software to Hardware

***Disclaimer di pa uso ang Google, I was only 16, and nokia 3210 pa ang fone nun, mahirap lang kami... and wala talaga ako idea sa pinasok ko :P

My Answer: 
Software deals with Computer and Hardware is... 
tindahan ng pako, dos-por-dos and plywood.

Honestly, confident pa ako that time nyan. feeling ko tama naman, nang biglang humagalpak sa tawa si madam prof :P and asked for my name, so feeling ko chugi na ako.

But, she said, Ia-aprove kita, makinig ka maige sa mga instructors para next time na tanungin kita may maisagot ka na ha. wag sayangin ang pera ng bayan para sa scholarship mo. Mag aral ng mabuti.

And just like that... pasan ko ang tax ng pinas lol. Days gone by it gets boring, puro sulat, puro lesson nasan ang action? knowing it's computer science so dapat techie, maybe yun ang problem with State Colleges ang facilities and nababagalan ako sa phasing. 

To cut it short, I didn't push through, maybe because my heart was not in it. It was snatched by a 5th year Coe-stud who's now my husband -THIS IS A DIFFERENT STORY NA LOL and nakunsensya din ata ako  kaya di ako nagtagal as a com-sci peeps. nag shift ako sa HRM pero nakulangan pa din ako :P so ayun nag self study ang lola para maging baker and ayun... Sweet Treats by Aci Girl was born.

Moral of the Story: 
Follow your Dreams.
For Parents: Try nyo i-support ang dreams ng kids nyo, kasi kahit anong pilit if ayaw talaga nila walang mangyayare, mag ko-cause lang waste of time, money, delay for advancement and gap :( #hugotpamore

So back to the future, este present day.
We were invited by iACADEMY for a School Tour. My first reaction was makikita ko ba si Tweety bird? kasi paranag acme university ang arrive sa pandinig ko hehehe. Honestly, first time ko lang marining ang iACADEMY and it kinda sound COOL! 
I am super excited kasi namiss ko din ang feeling estudyante, 
di ko akalain na mamimiss ko ang quizzes, exams and projects, yay I'm super old na ba?

Upon entering the building, I got this different vibe... student were like in a tambayan mode, chill lang ba. Pero there's this different vibe talaga parang they're all connected and shared the same passion or something :P and sa totoo lang feeling ko any moment makakasalubong ko si Logan (wolverine) lakas maka xmen nang ambiance hahaha. There are pieces of artsy figures on display at their mini lobby and the students para talagang may hidden powers... charot! kwento ko later.

iACADEMY is Information & Communications Technology Academy that started in 2002

with specialized degree programs:
BS Computer Science major inSoftware Engineering
BS Information Technology major in Web Development
BS Game Development
BS Business Administration major in Marketing and Advertising
BA Fashion Design and Technology
BA Multimedia Arts and Design

ayun naman pala mga artist and techie peeps :) kaya pala feeling ko may super powers :P

2007, Ched approves iACADEMY to offer the first ever Bachelor of Science in Animation in the country... P.S the first... first ever... taray!

 Located at 324 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Bel Air, Makati City

Let me take you to a quick iACADEMY school tour

Entrance 1

 Entrance 2

 The Hive  

Room/Lab tour

Lecture Room

 Can accommodate up to 30 students per room
iACADEMY's version of Freedom Wall
hint: you will only see this if youre up for a climb. 
take note, a climb, not a lift huh!
 Multimedia Lab
iMac Lab
With Wacom Galore, My Happy Place 
 Library and the other part is the Student's Reading Area / Lounge
Fashion Design and Tech Room

 Office of Student Affairs and Services
Office of Guidance and Counselling 
and last stop...
Office of the President
I am expecting for an old lady with eye glasses and masungit na arrive. So when this pretty lady was about to shake hands with me... nag buffering ang lola nyo, nag hang!!! hahaha I was like "pres- presi-dent? and she said yes :)

Oh my gulay, nakakaloka :P Ma'am Vanessa Tanco di po ba uso ang stress sa inyo? How do you manage your 900+ kids ay students pala? p.s may open door policy pa ang office nila ah :) ako nga sa 3kids ko malapit na mag-evaporate ang dugo ko sa sobrang kulo :P But it seems like she is a very happy person and if you really like what you do you won't be stressed out.

I'm hoping nagustuhan nyo ang school tour ko with iACADEMY
and watch out for more iACADEMY post soon.

Game Changers and People behind iACADEMY

Watch this clip as Students shares their iACADEMY Experience

Get Connected and be on the look out for latest updates at iACADEMY:

^Soon on Life of Aci (^.^,)^

iACADEMY Opening it's Door for You.

Incoming Freshmen?
Still exploring your options?
Maybe this can enlighten you...
Join iACADEMY this Feb28 today 8:30am-12nn
324 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. Bel Air, Makati City

Mr. Mitch Andaya from our School of Computing
Dr. Eric Halcon from our School of Business
Mr. Ryan Abeledo from our Multimedia Arts Department
Ms. Nicole Aquino from our Fashion Design Department
Mr. Dane Romley from our Animation Department

Admission Office Open Today: Feb25.


FoodTrip: Size Matters Flame-Grilled Sausage Burgers in Pasig

SIZE Matters Pasig
Don't Deny It, Size Matters! 

Oh Yes, It Does!!!
Operating Hours
Mon-Thu 11am - 12am | Fri-Sat 11am - 2am | Sun11:00 am - 12am

Cutesy Shakers
  Dining Area
Tables and Chairs OutDoors  
Smoking Area
I love the colors of the chairs, So Catchy! 

  FoodTrip Starts Now!
Four Seasons
Carbonara P209.00 
The Works Burger P299.00 
3pc Buffalo Wings P195.00
Dig IN!!!
The Works Burger 
Take a look at all those MEAT!!!
Soft Sesame Buns, Bacon, Sliced Mushroom, Fresh and Caramelized Onion, 
Cheddar Cheese, Sausage Burger, and Lettuce
Damn! Super Tasty!!! 
Buffalo Wings... Hot Buffalo Wings!!!
I think naka dalawa ako :P
P.s I'm not a wing person, mas like ko ang legs but this is a must try din :P

What I like about SIZE Matters Pasig:
Hygienic  Hand sanitizer spotted :P Clean CR and Neat Dining Area
Free Wifi Password clue:  just around the posters :P
BURGERS... not just ordinary Burgers huh! Sausage Burgers!!!
Large Cut Fries!!! you win my heart already :P
Condiments like Mayonaise, it's Lady's Choice, Ketchup is Heinz! and may yellow mustard!!! PAK!!! 
TV Screens with "s" Ideal for tambay mode, enjoying your burgers while watching a good film or game.
Location nasa heart lang ng Pasig :) Ace Water Spa to Be exact!
Delivery Service Available, with a flat rate of P50 only and no minimum order required.
Good Food, Yummy Food!!! Let Their Food do the Talking :)
Loyalty Card to reward their regular customers.
and The Owner is maasikaso and mabaet, secret lang daw ang identity nya. I can sense na medyo strict din sya...seems that he wants everything under control and making it a point to do his very best.  :)

What I don't Like...

Serving of Food takes time... understandable kasi lahat is ipe-prepare from scratch. 
*or from fridge, I guess. kaya if super gutom ka na eat something muna para di mainit ang ulo sa pag antay and it's worth it naman.

Limited Delivery Area wishing umabot ng kahit manila man lang soon :)

Operating Hours starts late, But I guess there's a good  reason behind it.

yun lang :)

SIZE Matters Pasig, Loyalty Card
Stamp it Up! For every P250 worth of purchase, you earn a stamp (^.^,)
Free item on your 4th visit! :)

My Ratings: */5 (#5 as the Highest)

Location: 4 for Pasig 2 for me na galing Manila
Ambiance: 3.5 Likable color scheme, TV and Comfy Set up.
Food: 4 Gourmet Burgers For The Win
Price: 3 Budget per head P500 or depende sa size ng iyong apetite or gutom :)
Value for Money: 3.5 A lil Pricey but It's worth it
Experience: 4 I enjoyed my visit at SIZE Matters Pasig, and I can't wait to order my next Gourmet Burger.

Will I Be Coming Back? YES!!! 
Will I Recommend this to my Family and Friends? YES NEMEN!!!

Get Connected with SIZE Matters Pasig Social Media Accounts:
Contact Nos: 024773065

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