Saturday, May 9, 2009

Doll Making Workshop

I'm conducting workshops on Basic Plush Toy Making all Saturdays of May, 9 in the morning at Cordillera Coffee, SM City Baguio. The workshop fee is only P300, it includes materials and snacks. If you wish to join our workshop, you may reserve your slots via email: or thru SMS 0929•6807986. Please include your name and contact number and we will send you a confirmation.

(Cheska and her plush kitty)

(My students' creations)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Oliver Makes Dolls

As I've mentioned before in my previous posts, I'm now making dolls and I sell them off the internet... I also accept orders for customized dolls. If you wish to know more about my creations, feel free to check it over at Oliver Makes Dolls in Facebook.

There are a variety of designs to choose from, the voodoo dolls above are just some of my bestselling creations...

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Dear Readers (are you still there?),

I apologize for not coming up with something for the longest time. I don't want what happened to happen again with OrangeinaPod. The site will have a major make-over. I think this is partly because of what happened recently... something personal... One thing is for sure though, OrangeinaPod will continue to be a 'blog et podcast' site. Oliver Twist will continue podcasting, delivering meatier materials, hopefully with some mates onboard the microphone, I think that would be fun and more exciting... and I will continue writing about anything and everything from gay issues to the next vacation hotspot, the cute guy next door and the Tony awards...

Things are happening so quickly, I now have a doll business, which started out as a hobby, and I have to keep up with the increasing demands for them... I've been getting invitations from various shops to supply them with the dolls...

Anyway, this will just be very quick. I really apologize for the, again, long 'vacation'... Definitely you'll see a better OrangeinaPod in the coming days...

I love you all.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

MyVoodoo is here…

Series 1 of MyVoodoo is finally available. This limited edition kit contains hand-sewn cute voodoo plush doll complete with accessories: binding twine, voodoo sticks, beaded necklace, and a spell booklet for fun.

myvoodoo_01 myvoodoo_03

Other accessories like special voodoo sticks, ritual robes and vests, necklaces and more spell booklets will be available soon. For more information visit

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Paper Art: Next Level

Origami is for kids. Make way for paper sculpture. Below are examples of ‘three dimensional pseudo realistic paper portraits and sculptures’ by an amazing paper sculptor living in the Netherlands, Bert Simons.

Visit Bert Simons’ website here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Filipina’s Excellent Customer Service on Trial

Was she just a victim of office intriga?

Saks Fifth Avenue’s jewelry department is lined with items like $3,000 David Yurman bracelets and $1,600 Anthony Nak earrings, and Cecille Villacorta was good at getting customers to buy them.

From 2000 to 2006, she brought in more than $27 million in sales, more than any of the other sales associates at the luxury department chain’s flagship store in Manhattan. In fact, she was the highest-grossing saleswoman in the store’s history, according to her lawyer, and was paid nearly $400,000 in her last year there.

But exactly how Ms. Villacorta, 52, of Manhattan, managed to rack up such sales figures is up for debate — and at the heart of her trial on charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records, which began Thursday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Read the full story here…

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meet my new boys…


I was able to finish two new dolls today… Meet Ichirou and Jirou, they’re my Ninja Boys… Sorry if my post is mostly about my new hobby, I’m just very excited about this…  

More photos…


Thursday, January 29, 2009


I will be taking a much needed rest and the chance to explore and discover the beautiful places in the North. I will be gone for days, away from the city. I wish to lose myself in Sagada’s mystic beauty to forget all the pain and rediscover my self-worth. I pray that the spirits of the mountains will refresh and heal my tired and lonely soul. (Photos by Jay Jallorina)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Another Doll: Mumu

Say Hello to Mumu… I finished this one last night…

Monday, January 26, 2009

Trying New Stuff

I made this one over the weekend. Trying my hands on making plushies. I’m making more…

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Boys’ Stuff

I’m currently cleaning up my closet, literally… and I found some of my old stuff like this enormous album of Magic: The Gathering cards all in excellent condition – big thanks to their Ultra Pro sleeves, and a bunch of other boys’ stuff. I’m now posting ‘em online for interested buyers. magicforsale

If you’re interested, do not hesitate to drop me a line. I’m letting go of all my MTG cards. (UPDATE: I already have a buyer for all the dual land cards so they’re not included here anymore.)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baguio's Coldest in 23 Years

Baguio City experienced the coldest temperature recorded since January 1986 as it dropped 7.5°C today. The other coldest days here were Feb 28, 1963 (6.7°C); Jan 8, 1986 (6.8°C); Jan 9, 1971 (7.1°C) and Dec 13, 1991 (7.6°C).

We will be experiencing chilly Baguio until February due to the cold front brought about by the northeast monsoon (amihan).

Enjoy the biting cold whilst sipping a hot cup of brewed coffee at Cordillera Coffee where we usually hang out. withJill (Sorry if I haven't posted an episode. I just need to finish some requirements in school so I can take up my Masters in time for June enrolment.)

Monday, January 5, 2009


For being a good boy last year I’m thinking of rewarding myself (savings not yet enough but I’m almost there). Two months ago I was planning to buy an iPod Classic 12oGB; I checked out some stores and found a PhP12,800 unit (silver). Then I found Microsoft Zune 120 on the internet and now I’m having second thoughts on buying the iPod.120battleBoth have the same storage capacity, which is a whopping 120 gigabytes (more than what my PC currently has) which can store tons of media. The iPod is more popular than the Zune but, I think, it’s more of a disadvantage because of the many fake iPods around. One advantage is that Apple has a service center here in RP and the Zune has none. But what I dig about the Zune is the screen – a 3.2-inch display means a more comfortable movie watching experience than on the iPod. The price tag is almost the same although the Zune requires special ordering arrangement since it’s not locally available.

I still have until February to decide.

More info about the iPod Classic may be found at the Apple website and for Microsoft Zune you may visit

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Claim to Fame

Oliver Twist in Hollywood