I am Cj de Silva. Some might recognize me as the Promil Kid. I love to paint and illustrate. Advertising is not just a day job for me. Film, moving pictures and music are my escapes.
January 18th
9:53 PM

I was in Sound Cloud listening to my friend’s new song. I got a notification on my own track that got me going over my uploads. I realized everything in my Sound Cloud were from three years ago. I was 23 back then. I had the youthful audacity to learn the guitar, record using my laptop mic and mixed everything in Garage Band. I didn’t care if the final mix had some ambient sound of either a tricycle or jeepney passing by. I was somehow proud of it.

But for some reason, I have shied away from my noctural hobby of learning songs and recording them. I don’t know if it’s because life distracted me. Or it is because I grew older and lost my spunk. So I listened again to all the songs I covered and decided to record and remix one track, “Sabi Na Nga Ba“, an original song by my good friend, Glen Tiopez.

Now, I recorded by voice using Wincy’s spiffy microphone, properly mixed by my husband as well. And I feel that my voice aged a little, which I liked.

This year, I promise myself I’d pick up that guitar, learn a new song and sing again.

January 15th
11:31 PM
Finally, we uploaded photographs of our wedding last Feb 22, 2013. It’s a public Facebook album. 
Thank you Sassa Jimenez for my very beautiful gown. I wish I can wear again someday. :)

Finally, we uploaded photographs of our wedding last Feb 22, 2013. It’s a public Facebook album

Thank you Sassa Jimenez for my very beautiful gown. I wish I can wear again someday. :)

3:35 AM
Because it will be almost a year ago. :)

Because it will be almost a year ago. :)

November 8th
9:47 PM

Feist - “Gatekeeper” Cover by Wincy Aquino Ong and me. :)

October 25th
1:21 AM
ON HAND HEISENBERG SHIRTS
All ready for shipping/pickupP550/each!To order:1. Email me at contact@cjdesilva.com with the subject: Breaking Bad Shirt.Include the following:FULL NAMECONTACT NUMBEREMAIL ADDRESSCOLORSIZEMODE OF DELIVERY: SHIPPING & ADDRESS (if you opted for the shirts to be shipped to you. But there will be an additional shipping fee of P120.00)or MEET UP in Greenbelt area on weekends2. Mode of payment, as of now are strictly BANK DEPOSIT to my Metrobank Account.3. Email me a photo of the DEPOSIT SLIP.4. I shall ship the shirts or schedule a meet up with you!Thanks! 

ON HAND HEISENBERG SHIRTS

All ready for shipping/pickup
P550/each!

To order:

1. Email me at contact@cjdesilva.com with the subject: Breaking Bad Shirt.

Include the following:
FULL NAME
CONTACT NUMBER
EMAIL ADDRESS
COLOR
SIZE
MODE OF DELIVERY: 
SHIPPING & ADDRESS (if you opted for the shirts to be shipped to you. But there will be an additional shipping fee of P120.00)
or 
MEET UP in Greenbelt area on weekends

2. Mode of payment, as of now are strictly BANK DEPOSIT to my Metrobank Account.

3. Email me a photo of the DEPOSIT SLIP.

4. I shall ship the shirts or schedule a meet up with you!

Thanks! 

October 16th
11:41 PM

Creative People Say No

When a big network asked me if they can do an interview with me, I should have said “no”. I gave them hours of my time. The researcher even texted me from time to time, questions that had answers already, only if she Googled my website, which had FAQs. SIDE TRACK: Surprisingly, the researcher even asked me what were the subjects of my paintings — humans, animals or plants. Her title was “Researcher”. I don’t know what to say.

This big network magazine show did not only ask for my time, they even asked for my parents’ time. And a few hours before the said air time, the researcher simply TEXTED, saying sorry because they changed angles. Just an SMS saying sorry.

Time that we could’ve devoted to make more art or more time to actually work.

This interview with GMA News Online though has been one of the best experience of my life. The reporter started, “I’ve read your website so I would avoid all cliche questions.”

September 16th
12:49 AM

BLOGGED: Dear Youthful Arrogance,

When the world was young, it thought the sun revolved around it. Everything revolved around it. But as the world grew older, it discovered that it was the other way around. The world realized that it was just a tiny speck in the middle of the vast universe.”

Read more here.

May 23rd
2:29 PM
BLOGGED: Voices + Free Wallpaper Downloads!

“I came to realize that having a voice is not enough anymore. Sadly, sometimes, my voice can work against me. And no matter how brilliantly Dave Grohl defends me, the Christina Aguileras, Adam Levines and other American Idol judges (I’m mixing my references, aren’t I?) of real life will still find my flaws and “immaturities”.”

Read more here!

BLOGGED: Voices + Free Wallpaper Downloads!

I came to realize that having a voice is not enough anymore. Sadly, sometimes, my voice can work against me. And no matter how brilliantly Dave Grohl defends me, the Christina Aguileras, Adam Levines and other American Idol judges (I’m mixing my references, aren’t I?) of real life will still find my flaws and “immaturities”.”

Read more here!

May 4th
11:15 PM
"Love is old, love is new.
Love is all, love is you.”
Perhaps that’s the best line Wincy and I could think of about each other.
I’ll be posting our wedding photos soon! :)
***
Special thanks to Paulina Ortega for designing our invitation.
Printed by CDS Printing

"Love is old, love is new.

Love is all, love is you.”

Perhaps that’s the best line Wincy and I could think of about each other.

I’ll be posting our wedding photos soon! :)

***

Special thanks to Paulina Ortega for designing our invitation.

Printed by CDS Printing

March 22nd
4:28 AM
Create something you love. #Creons

Create something you love. #Creons

March 17th
4:04 PM
My Guilty Pleasure Games
I remember my parents would usually take me to my cousins so I can play computer games. But I always felt like the console was never on my side – what I command the computer to do never actually happens. I end up too frustrated so I just watch my cousins blow up each other with their hadoukens and bring out their animal instincts.
Read more on www.cjdesilva.com/blog

My Guilty Pleasure Games

I remember my parents would usually take me to my cousins so I can play computer games. But I always felt like the console was never on my side – what I command the computer to do never actually happens. I end up too frustrated so I just watch my cousins blow up each other with their hadoukens and bring out their animal instincts.

Read more on www.cjdesilva.com/blog

March 13th
6:56 PM
Super duper thanks to Bridal Book PH for featuring our pre-nup!
Again, let me thank the pre-nup team:
Photography: Andrew Apuya and Sunday Morning Studios
Styling: Pat Portes
Location: Route 196

Super duper thanks to Bridal Book PH for featuring our pre-nup!

Again, let me thank the pre-nup team:

Photography: Andrew Apuya and Sunday Morning Studios

Styling: Pat Portes

Location: Route 196

March 4th
12:09 AM

Our wedding video by Jake Olaso :)

February 11th
1:47 PM
Thanks so much spot.ph for the feature!
Cool Coupling: 11 of Manila’s Most Beloved Couples
“A Pair of Geniuses: Wincy Ong and CJ de Silva 
He’s been hailed as a “genius” by Quark Henares and she began her public life being endorsed by a milk product as being a “gifted child.” But it’s certainly something when a polymath talent and a child prodigy fall in love. Wincy and CJ share a lot of things in common—most especially things that they hate. Even celebrating anniversaries are anathema to them. After all, what do you expect from a couple that can boast a combined artistic legacy that includes perfect pop tunes, advertising campaigns, album design, and a horror film? If anything, the most normal thing this maverick duo plan to do is get married, which they will this month. Best wishes from Spot.ph!”
Read more here!

Thanks so much spot.ph for the feature!

Cool Coupling: 11 of Manila’s Most Beloved Couples

A Pair of Geniuses: Wincy Ong and CJ de Silva 

He’s been hailed as a “genius” by Quark Henares and she began her public life being endorsed by a milk product as being a “gifted child.” But it’s certainly something when a polymath talent and a child prodigy fall in love. Wincy and CJ share a lot of things in common—most especially things that they hate. Even celebrating anniversaries are anathema to them. After all, what do you expect from a couple that can boast a combined artistic legacy that includes perfect pop tunes, advertising campaigns, album design, and a horror film? If anything, the most normal thing this maverick duo plan to do is get married, which they will this month. Best wishes from Spot.ph!”

Read more here!

January 31st
7:46 PM

WINCY + CJ: Pre-nup

Photography Andrew Apuya, Anabelle Dizon and Aaron Abadilla

Styling Pat Portes

Location Route 196, Katipunan Extension (Thank you JP Balboa)