Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Journal #2

Okay, I apologize for the delays yet again! But I will always keep on trying to get these posts out on time. One of these days maybe I should share how my schedule looks to prove that I’m not intentionally slacking off haha :p Anyway, I ended the last photojournal entry with team SAINN starting the many, MANY promo tours that GMA has lined up for us. I guess, that’s where I’ll start this post :D

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On the Philippine Star: Paradise Country

Paradise Country
By Mikael Daez

It’s the middle of summer and everyday seems to get hotter and hotter. We sweat as soon as we step out of the shower, it’s impossible to walk outdoors without getting burnt and our clothes always feel sticky and annoying yet with all the complaints and problems we have with the heat, once we hit the beach, we just forget about everything else. Nobody can blame us because our country just looks that magnificent. Just look around the internet and you’ll find that most of the beaches, vacation spots and scenic pictures usually come from our magnificent tropical paradises. It’s not even singular for our country—we have a lot of places to show off! For us Filipinos, finding paradise is a regular event and just to be able to say that says so much about what we have to be thankful for. The following are just a few examples of what we have to offer. Continue reading

On The Philippine Star: 10 Facts from Behind-the-scenes of My Beloved

10 Facts from Behind-the-scenes of My Beloved
by Mikael Daez

Viewers see us on television yet our real selves are never really seen by the public. I myself have my own experiences with the members of the cast. I think, to some extent, it’s good to share a little bit of ourselves sometimes. Here are little facts that I’ve come to discover during my work on My Beloved: Continue reading

On The Philippine Star: OutBreak Manila — A Zombie Survival Fun Run

OutBreak Manila: A Zombie Survival Fun Run
By Mikael Daez

Earlier this year, I caught wind of this event that looked to be an exciting and innovative take on an old activity. In a nutshell, Outbreak Manila was a fun run with zombies littered throughout the course, hell bent on chasing after you! I found it to be such an intriguing concept because it was a fresh take on the countless other non-exciting fun runs held every weekend. Also, it was very timely because the hit television show, “The Walking Dead,” was peaking when the organizers launched this event. With that, news about Outbreak Manila went viral over Twitter and Facebook with zombie fans and running addicts rushing to sign up – you can include me as one of the zombie fans.
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On the Philippine Star: The Penshoppe Experience

The Penshoppe Experience
By Mikael Daez

It was roughly a year ago that my manager called me and broke the great news – I was going to get my first endorsement deal! I was going to be the new face of Penshoppe and I was simply ecstatic about the whole thing! Obviously enough, I was happy about the financial implications of the whole deal but more significantly, I felt very honored that such a huge brand would put their trust in me to help them grow. In the twelve months that followed the signing of that deal, I would discover many things about myself and Penshoppe and how much that relationship has made an impact on me. Continue reading

Uncut Episode 02: Venus Raj and Shamcey Supsup

I have been unforgivingly delinquent with my blog posts but there is just so much going on at the moment. Nevertheless, I will strive to be better and regularly update. Since I have been gone for a bit over a week, I owe it to everyone to post something huge!!! So, this is it! I would like to introduce the second episode of my Uncut series! I ran into a few more road bumps than i expected. There were production, editing and organizational issues but let’s put that behind us and learn from it. For now, I hope you enjoy the video because a lot of people have been waiting for this.

Shot by: Gali Te and Isabel Bengzon
Director of Photography: Marco Limjap
Photographer: Gabby Cantero
Makeup: Carla Avancena and Joyce Platon
Hair: Chris Rodil for Loreal Professionel
Created by: Mikael Daez

Here is the link to the teaser video.
Here is the link to the column that came out on the Philippine Star

Again, thank you to everyone who helped out in the production of the video and interview– you were all great!!! I plan on continuing these episodes so let’s all keep learning and keep striving to improve! :D GOOD JOB EVERYONE!

I will put up Episode 03 next week, by the way!
Follow me on Twitter @mikaeldaez for more updates as well.

On The Philippine Star: Uncut with Lovi Poe

Uncut with Lovi Poe
By Mikael Daez

Lovi Poe – I had only recognized her name prior to entering showbiz, with no real grasp of how she actually looked. To me, she was another actress in the sea of artists swimming around our ever-expanding television industry. Either way, it’s not like I was into local entertainment issues. Later though, I would discover that she is actually the daughter of the legendary FPJ. This came around about the same time her eye-catching billboard along North EDSA popped up. Then, in a surprise turn of events, I would be hurled headfirst into doing my first movie with her, Temptation Island. In each encounter I had with Lovi, come to find something new in her. It was like a puzzle where each time we would run into her or just a shade of her, I would get a better view of the whole picture, the whole persona of Lovi. With this interview, I think I found more than a few pieces that I can add to the person that is Lovi Poe. Continue reading

On the Philippine Star: Uncut with Timmy Eigenmann aka Sid Lucero


UNCUT with Timmy Eigenmann aka Sid Lucero

                                                          By Mikael Daez

To date, I can’t really say I’ve interviewed a lot of people. For my column alone, I’ve only had a handful of interviewees and in my lifetime, not much more than that. But, I must admit I love talking to different people because I expose myself to all these various personalities and opinions. I say this now because of all the people I have had a chance to talk to, Timmy stands out in very specific areas. He answers my questions with unreserved candidness and though that description may be redundant, it is only because I want to emphasize it. He tells his story and although I had heard snippets of them while we were working together last year, I wanted him to share it again for everyone to know. It’s a great short story with numerous insights which make it even better to just think about and marvel at. Continue reading

Teaser for Uncut Episode 2: The Beauty Queens

I haven’t been very active on Twitter, my past few blogposts were actually just queued up from last week and that is mainly because of taping and uncut! I’ve been working hard on both and have been really happy with the outcome. Finally, after a month and a half gap, i have a little teaser for the 2nd episode of Uncut! Enjoy and watch out for the interview and video coming out this Sunday, January 29! It’s not that difficult to guess who my subjects are :p