MUA Portfolio: GMA TV Show

Dear Readers,

You all know that I am so into beauty products and it really makes me happy whenever I buy and use one. There’s a euphoric feeling whenever I am learning a new skill on how to apply makeup by watching youtube videos and reading beauty manuals. Glad that my family and friends allows me to do their makeup for past years πŸ™‚

Painting was actually my first love (read this) Now, that I am truly inspired and eager to enter the world of Makeup Artistry… I will do it with all my heart and forever. This is a talent that God gave to me which I am thankful to share to everyone. With that said, I am now taking classes for Professional Makeup to enhance my skills in all aspects of makeup techniques. Without further adieu, let me show you my first makeup gig for TV SHOW and everyone knows how tricky when it comes to film & editorial.
Model: Zeryl Lim
(Starstruck 5 Finalist, Host & Model)

Event: GMA TV Show

Zeryl with Sheena Halili

Zeryl with StarStruck V finalist Enzo Pineda

L-R -.-. Enzo Pineda, Zeryl Lim, Sheena Halili and Rocco

For inquiries, e-mail me at sofiemorabe@yahoo.com or contact me at: 09228163714

Like my page and see my portfolio: Sofie M. MAKEUP ARTIST

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Ramp Model: A plus size story

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent

That has been always my favorite motivational quote whenever I am doing something new in my life- that needs more a little push to make my self more confident. Detractors or haters will be always present and sometimes being a fat is like a disease to 101% vain people. How you get back to them? simple: Be more confident to your skin, be better and show more success in every aspect of ze life!

Ramp Modeling for I love koi (plus size) designed by Plump Pinay

Never did I imagine that I’ll do something like this! Thanks to my unhealthy obsession in makeup, skincare products and sporting fotd plus mega-emote on photos which I love to share to all of you and I guess, nag benefit ng husto ang aking hobby, para laging photo ready sa fb uploads and opprotunities like you-know-kakalowka-lang haha! πŸ™‚

note: I started to get serious taking care of my skin when I started working in PR world because of meetings, events and photo ops to be published in newspapers and magazines.

***

Come magical Thursday 4/19… all the modeling stint was scheduled on that day. I attended a photo shoot in the morning then had a simple lunch with my friends at PMFTC Inc. where I used to work as a PR Executive and headed to my biggest event in my entire life: Ramp modeling for grand launch of I love Koi swimwear. (oh man, from former political staff, PR executive and now presently a teacherΒ  + homemaker… now to do modeling for plus size babe? such a dream *twinkling eyes*)

So, you’re wondering paano ang ganap? first, I am not connected to any modeling agency nor had a professional experience for modeling and I don’t even have a set card. During my spare time in the cyber world, sometimes I wonder, what if I send my *emo* photos just for fun? for sure I’ll laugh hardcore if someone will get me. Boom* it happened! couple of months ago someone called me for a go-see and got the slot. I can super emote in the photos than in person (obviously) because I am still 80% shy.

In photo: Stacy and Danah of Plump PinayΒ  ROCKING THE RUNWAY AS DESIGNERS!

Then, just the other day… I saw plump pinay posting that they need a model for plus size. I’ve been a fan of plump pinay because they stay true to their advocacy which is to be REALLY comfortable in your own skin. I e-mailed them my *emo* photos and sent them a message. I don’t even know what kind of clothing that I will be sporting and what kind of event, until they informed me! drum rolls*** swimwear.

Prep time

Hair and Makeup by Benefit πŸ™‚ lovet!

The Prive Luxury Club, Stage Ramp πŸ™‚

Venue: The Prive Luxury Club at Fort Strip

I honestly don’t wear swimsuit alone, never in my adulthood. I don’t even wear sleeveless because I am uncomfortable with my arms and other bulging parts. Duh, I even own different kinds of spanx baby! hee hee πŸ™‚ anyway,Β  I didn’t think twice saying yes to this event. I even said to Stacy of plump pinay, if I showed up in showroom and not qualified upon fitting, I am arms-wide open in rejection. Parang top ten lang yan sa beauty pageant, okay na ang ma top 10 kahit wala na ang korona. Satisfied na ko πŸ™‚ then Stacy replied: Ikaw na napili namin!!! just be fierce on the runaways ha. Attitude πŸ™‚

Plump Pinay Models for I love koi: (L-R) Ja Gonzales, Cacai, Cristina and moi πŸ™‚

With Ja Gonzales

Rehearsal

Rehearsing the finale with all sexyyy models of I love koi πŸ™‚

With that being said, I totally wrapped up my work and went to showroom for fitting. I am totally ready for this, if not now.. when? I just want to make it grandiose πŸ™‚

L-R: Lace and Jade (owner of I love koi)
Lace welcomed me and in just 5 minutes of fitting…we’re done! She loved the swimsuit on me and I love the honesty πŸ™‚ (Even on the set, lace and jade is very hands on in every thing! nice πŸ™‚ )

A great figure or physique is nice, but it's self-confidence that makes someone really sexy!

It has been a hassle free and lovely day. As I went home, I was so excited and called my husband, my family and close friends informing them about the ramp. They were all excited and supportive. I am glad that I have a friend who is a professional model named Jackie Go. She is also a blogger that focusing in fashion and motherhood. I asked for her helpful tips during wee hours and the day of the event. I read her message over and over again and wrote it on my mini notebook. It’s a great confidence booster from time to time. I am so lucky to get tips from her!

Since it’s my first time to ramp, I asked my sister, brother, my bes Mylene and my guy best friend who is totally my personal photographer πŸ™‚ to watch me.

Thanks to Christian Amiel Tira for photos (personal photographer)

My sister Michelle and baby brother Gil πŸ™‚

I told my husband that I can’t let him watch because I had an experienced that I really get stoned when I see him around. As in nawawala ako sa eksena haha! like, during my graduation speech… when I looked at him, na waley ako sa speech ko. Same thing with my theatrical shows way back in College :). I told him that, he can watch on my next gig instead. He was truly supportive and happy for me. He even told me to tag him on facebook when I didn’t do it. I was a bit hesitant, praning that his friends will laugh on him. But man, he is damn proud! so, yeah… I feel more sexy than ever.

moi in less than a minute of fame in the flesh πŸ˜€

I also had opportunity to meet new friends who is more experienced in modeling. They are so nice, fun, very pretty and tall. Then the magic question popped up: how old are? most answers are, 17, 19 20 but not more than 24ish.. without hesitation I answered 27 πŸ™‚

Cool gals!

SEE!!! so girls who are even near at the big 3-0!Β  Beauty is forever.

Life is too short to have our souls be eaten away with resentment! enjoy life πŸ™‚ celebrate and whatever you do always try and give your best, work as hard as you can and try to spread generosity of spirit!

with Stacy

Thank you so much for the great opportunity, Danah and Stacy of Plump Pinay and I love koi. This is the most memorable night of my 27th year! Just looking at you guys motivates me that I can do so much more and the make me feel more comfortableΒ  and realized that as a plump lady: the most important ingredient in happiness within self is self-esteem: the knowledge that it is good to be what you are. Opening my heart to possibilities like this because in the end of the day; there is nothing to lose.

Cheers to Plump Pinay!

Acknowledgement:

Benefit Cosmetics Philippines

I love koi

I love koi stylists

The Plump Pinay

On being a Teacher

Hi everyone!

"They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Carol Buchner

As a young wife who also loves working, my career has gone through several reinvention. Well, just two for now. I started in political world as a regular staff in the office of Senator Manny Villar (Senate of the Philippines) under SAGIP-OFW department headed by Ms. Judith Sto. Domingo. Then after a year, I got transferred and had an increase (bravo!!!) under Ms. Jing Serrano ( President and CEO of Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc.) as a newmedia content writer and all around nice gal πŸ™‚ lol

After 2 years andΒ  a few months, during my stay at Villar office… I got an offer from International company as PR executive. I took the chance and very proud of it. I am in despair as I leave the Villar office but I needed more exposure and experience to hone my skills.

I am blessed to be handled by career-driven independent woman that inspired me to be so much more in my career path and believed in my capabilities,Β  together with my mentor Mr. Jojo Terencio (now, AVP of Deutsche Bank).Β  They are all master of their crafts and amazing. They are fierce with golden heart, not monsters in the Industry. Truly inspirational and a role model.

Moving on, after years of service in my chosen field as a Mass Communication graduate… I resigned as a PR executive and cried a bucket of tears. I needed to focus in my family, that is why. In our life, there will come a time when you have to set your priorities right and being in the battlefield in PR heaven, you will need a lot of time to be a maven.

I am starting my family during the time and my husband took pride and said, he wants me all the time by his side. I remember talking to one of my superiors in the said International company, Ms. Bayen Elero- Tinga (One of the Director’s in the office that is truly inspiring and superb career track) before leaving the company, I asked for her understanding on my reason of leaving the company. I know that is very weak but my family is important. I also said that I wanted to improved more as an employee as I pour my heart out but my resignation letter was irrevocable. She touched my soul before saying good bye to corporate world… this is what she told me: “Never lose yourself”

I will never ever forget that piece of advice.

Then, I embraced the “housewife” role with arms wide open for five months and I really learned a lot about household chores plus it draw me closer to my husband. I never thought that we almost grew apart! You can’t blame me, I also wanted to have a career growth and my husband is just lucky to have his own business so he is not bothered by waking up so-early and going home so-late with a lot of pressure with other people+work.

When I learned how to balance everything, we talked about my career. I told him, I wanted to work again outside. Being a part time writer bores me and I needed some action, new environment and see other people. He finally said “yes” but he doesn’t want me to have a full time. So, as you can see- when you are married… making a decision is not yours alone anymore πŸ™‚ it’s a teamwork in all aspects.

I searched for 9-5 jobs. I got an offer, great ones based on my resume but I have to turn it down and choose wisely. As I lay my cards to my husband, he said that the offers are prestigious but then he noticed the part time teacher. He said, “you wanted to be a teacher” Me: Yes, just a part time. How I wish I can teach in Universities but I don’t have masters yet.

Then he said, go ahead be a teacher. It will make you happy for sure πŸ™‚ Then, I said “yes” to the school with a happy heart.

with my favorite student : Mimi

I am a teacher in a language school. I teach English subjects and basic writing for adults. I handled man to man and group class and god knows how these chikitings are so kulet to the max. But, fortunately I am makulet too so I took it as an advantage. Their class is seasonal so very good in my lifestyle plus near to our place (hassle free sa mrt!)

Why I fell more in love teaching kiddos:

Husky

Husky is a very smart kid and damn he is very good in origami. He taught me a lot but I can’t still figure how to make a crane! confusing. I only master the art of making heart and star. We had a lot of fun times and his mom same as mimi hugged and thanked me for teaching their kids.

Husky even gave me an alcohol! haha πŸ™‚ such a sweet gesture. I was surprised when he gave me a present.

Me: Why?

Husky: Because I am leaving.

Me: Why alcohol??!!

Husky: Because you always spray alcohol in your hands and you have a lot of stock.

@_@ bukelya sa oc-ness.

His letter for me in flower origami πŸ™‚

Also, Rachel, one of my students who has a beautiful hair πŸ™‚ wrote this at the back of her book!

Sige nga, paano ka naman di maiiyak sa tuwa!

I didn’t even know that she wrote it, I just saw that when I am checking her book. Then corrected her grammar jejeje.

She’s so sweet and here’s more:

Homework notebook

During Valentines, I gave all of my students a chocolate. I was surprised when she kept that label! very thoughtful ❀ awww.

They are all sweet and the adult students are gentlemen. I really fell in love with this profession same as writing…

It also allows me to have time with my husband and do household chores since I am hands-on in everything.

Plus: I gained friends! (L-R Paola, moi and Janeth)

I am just happy that God blessed me with a part time job as a writer and a teacher. It is very important in a marriage when something defines individuality aside from being US.

Meeting Imelda Marcos

One of my greatest achievement in life is to be a young PR Executive (25 years of age) and I am proud of it.

with Imelda Marcos and officemates (All executives)

Taken at The Peninsula Manila on Novemebr 8, 2010 during the Abueva Book launching.

Hon. Imelda Marcos

She’s truly one of my idols. I look up to her when it comes to confidence and being witty plus the fact she is incredibly fashionable ever since.

Imelda Marcos with National Artist and a friend- N. Abueva

aww she touched me! hahaha!

officemates: Atty. Mario, Atty. Wyanet (Divine Lee's BFF) ME and Gracie πŸ™‚

It was truly an amazing night πŸ™‚ Never in my wildest dream will I ever had a moment with Hon. Imelda Marcos. How, I wish I can interview here someday ❀

A dream come true and more

When I graduated college, I told myself I will search for a job that is meant for communication arts. It’s not easy as i thought it would be, but it didn’t hinder me to spot a great one.
I remember back then, with help of a great friend and a mentor, Jojo Terencio (former writer of President Fidel V. Ramos, not to forget the other outstanding politicians he worked with and now an executive in an International Company) he asked me if I want a glimpse of the Senate. I said yes in a jiffy πŸ™‚

That on-the-job training under the media office of Senate of the Philippines really opened a lot doors for me. I am travelling from Fairview to Senate (Manila, near Mall of Asia) every single day in public transportation. I am so determined and inspired from everything I see and learn from the Senate until I scored a job under the office of Senator Villar. Although I was torn between due to an offer in a Global network that will train me to be a news correspondent (thanks to Peachie Urquiola, a good friend and executive staff of Sen. Gringo Honasan)

Jojo Terencio & Peachie U

It’s hard to decide, both offer is great. I opted to work at the government. I was thankful for my wonderful friends, Jojo and Peachie who helped me from where I start.
I enjoyed the world of Politics and if you’ll read my previous blogs, you will perhaps remember how happy I am in every adventure I had while working for a Senator.

With my first Boss, ever- Senator Manny Villar

Moving on, just last year, I decided to join corporate world in a multinational company. There are so many things to learn and I am always going for professional growth. I want to know my limits…
I became a Public Relation Executive at the age of 25. It was all hard work and a lot of trials that really tested me both professional and not-so-professional terms.

In an event at the company with Executives, (sorry I look like a drunken master LOL πŸ™‚

with great mentor and a friend: Jojo Terencio in ym favorite Japan Japan pose!

Corporate Affairs Family

On the other hand, it was also the time I first saw my name in a corporate magazine! It was awesome.

One of the magazines, I have my name with πŸ™‚

After all the drama and stuff, I just can simply look at it and remember the good times I had while writing those stories. Even the interview with the executives in the company for internal viewing made me feel so good as it was my first time to feel like a news reporter.

unforgettable MIC πŸ™‚ my bestfriend in covering an event!

All this started from a dream and an inspiration. I am truly blessed for having all these opportunity and from loving friends who believed in me, my mentors (Jojo Terencio, Roy Mabasa, Peach Urquiola, Bryan Edang, Judith Sto. Domingo) same goes with my family that supporter me all the way! My husband and my best friend, Mylene and Amiel. They are my top cheerers!
Now, as I embrace the world of a full time housewife and a part time writer, all for the best in next adventure I am up to that will make me a buy another designer bag, just kidding!

Make all your dreams come true, impossible is nothing. Learn and master the craft, be passionate, have faith, be prepared and never lose yourself.

Lady in Corporate World

I breathe and sleep my job

You might wonder what I do in life, well… aside frome being perky when it comes to beauty stuff, I value my work so much. I can say I am workaholic, I just don’t take advantage every opportunity that comes in my way. I have met a lot of politicians two years ago when I am still working at the Senate of the Philippines under the office of Senator Villar. It was my first work right after college! I remember back then how star struck I am upn seeing them everyday of my life and still in awe, can’t believe my self that I am actually talking with these smart people. It might be hardcore politics or random thing in life but still they amazed me much.

It was different case when I met Manny Pacquiao, that… I am super fan mode haha. I don’t know how excellent he is when it comes to politics, heck I have faith with the guy.

I just want to watch him live playing boxing πŸ™‚

Oh well, that’s the fan mode event in my life while working in political world. I have lots of pictures, amazing moments with the politicians but few of them left a mark πŸ™‚ “Sipag at Tiyaga” really made an impact to my life… tha is so true.

with my former Boss, Senator Manny Villar

I really learned a lot from the office s Senator Manny Villar and my mentors are: Judith Sto.Domingo, Ditas Magno, Jing Serrano (CEO & President of Vistaland) and Brian Edang.

I talked to them from time to time when it comes to my progress at the office. I am so hungry in learning and want to contribute 101% for the success of everything.

I’m thankful to be part of Villar’s campaign and proud to serve his office. Until much bigger opportunity came into my life and I am happy they respected by decision πŸ™‚ In fact I still have communication with my former officemates πŸ™‚

Moving on, political and corparate world is sooo different and I am much enjoying the challenge in corporate world!

I am just so happy to have a career that i love to make this entry short because this is now turning into novel πŸ™‚

To wrap it up, Just be persistent and do your best because you can be replaced just like that. Hard work, late nights just keep things fresh and try to focus on the work at hand.

with one of Boss at PMI (Philip Morris International) Jojo Terencio

I genuinely am intrested in working and its not because of financial rewards I ill get, it’s the fact that i am learning and I am doing something I really love… writing and the world of PR.

And I am lucky to have great 2 mentors in life, they’re the best of friends and I call them my fairy God mother πŸ™‚

note: sorry for my entry, it’s so random… ag dami kong gusto kassing i-kwento πŸ™‚

Senator’s Staff

I'm with the online team and was a former Staff for MBV's Sagip-OFW Department.

With Senator Villar's Aide Kuya Pao, ME!, Kuya Jack and Executive Assistant Khedz

Khedz is one of my friends at the office, she's so cool, fierce and smart. I love her bags by the way! πŸ™‚

with Kuya Jack, he can't simply do my signature pose πŸ™‚

Thank you guy’s I had fun!

8-11-2010

BLUED Trench coat LIZ CLAIBORNE Red Shirt GAP Skirt CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN peep toe shoes TOMMY HILFIGER bag.