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Rogue Magazine’s August ’08 Issue Now Available

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine Current Events, Philippine Lifestyle, Philippine News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2008 by South Arts Festival

I received this in my e-mail from Katrina Tuason-Cruz, the Marketing Director and Operations Manager of Rogue Magazine, and of course would like to share it with the Philippines Fun Wall.

What’s in this issue :

Amanda Griffin-Jacob on the August cover of Rogue

Amanda Griffin-Jacob on the August cover of Rogue

THE APPETITE ISSUE:

NEAL OSHIMA SHOOTS THE COUNTRY’S MOST DYNAMIC CULINARY PROFESSIONALS:
MARK AUBREY, TONYBOY ESCALANTE, MARGARITA FORES, J. GAMBOA, NORBERT GANDLER, ROLANDO LAUDICO, COLIN MACKAY, ARIEL MANUEL, ED QUIMSON, SAU DEL ROSARIO, JESSIE SINCIOCO and TONY TANG

AMANDA GRIFFIN DEVOURED, Story by Apa Ongpin, Photographed by Mark Nicdao

THE ODYSSEY OF A TUNA: FROM GENSAN TO SEATTLE By Gutsy Tuason

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL: BEHIND THE SCENES OF A NEW YORK RESTAURANT By Marco Rodriguez

PLUS!

SQUID VICIOUS RETURNS
THE GREAT BURGER ROAD TEST
and a BUTCHER’S GUIDE TO BEEF

ROGUE’S GALLERY

Tals Diaz goes incognito as she attempts to the find the Holy Grail of hamburgers. Gino de la Paz puts on his beer goggles before heading out to Murphy’s Pub for some Rogue brews. Paolo Reyes unscrews the cork of a Sundance-selected wine cooler labeled Bottle Shock. James Gabrillo meets the mad scientist behind Vitamin Beer as he nibbles on some edible artworks. Erwin Romulo ignites the flames of Pinoy heroism after reading Profiles Encourage. JC Bernardo smells something fishy in a velvet-roped sushi bar called Kobikicho. Anjanette Pe picks up some butcher’s jargon from a steak-loving meat expert. Chino Reyes tests a daredevil chef’s limits and gets Glutton for Punishment. Food blogger Wysgal dishes out some appetizing sites worthy of public consumption. Resident Rogue Trader Bruce Curran serves a five-course menu of financial choices.

STYLE GUIDE

Sail the seven seas, or at least imagine that maritime life with model boats from Authentic Models. It’s food for thought when it comes to kitchen-inspired grooming goodies.Get the clean, wholesome look of Jamie Oliver and the Carribbean laid-back lifestyle of Bond creator Ian Flemming. Leather footballs aren’t only beautiful collector items but also practical treasures.Get shorty with a brief history on your favorite weekend bottoms in Retrospect. Omega is going all Olympic on us with new limited editions of their Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph and Gentleman’s Constellation. The goodlife high-defined with tech-riffic offerings including Samsung’s YP-KS and HTC Touch Diamond.

ALSO!
IT’S NOT ME
Fiction by Luis Katigbak

For local and international subscriptions of Rogue, visit http://www.m-express.com.ph

DUKE 420 2 CENTS POSTSCRIPT

I was actually present at the Rogue office during the day that they were picking which of Amanda Griffin-Jacob’s pictures they were going to use for the cover. “They” being Jay Pou, Miguel Mari and Josemari Ugarte. I can’t really quote verbatim, or even remember who said what, but then the decision-making process was something like:

“This one looks safe for the advertisers, but I don’t think it’ll really capture the readers.”
“This one looks awkward. Her pose doesn’t look natural.”
“This one looks very disgusting. It looks like someone puked on her, but it’s really very sexy and it’ll make you want to look inside the magazine.”
“But then, will we get advertisers for that?”
“Well, they didn’t mind the Joey Mead cover with the flag”
“It doesn’t look appetizing for an appetite issue.”
“Actually, it does.”
“This one is just off. Her head’s too big, and her smile is pilit, but I like the cleavage.”
“This one, she has a great smile, but then you don’t even see her cleavage.”
“Does she have one that has the smile and the cleavage?”
“There’s something, but it’s a bit see-through?”
“Bad see-through, or good see-through?”

Hmmm. Hard decisions indeed. Well, I guess they eventually did pick the one that looked like someone puked on her. But that isn’t puke – it’s honey!

Sweet, huh?

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