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.
February 6th
3:01 PM
#tbt na ba ito? Yiiiiii @wincyaquinoong #wedding #wincyandcj #cake #illustrations

#tbt na ba ito? Yiiiiii @wincyaquinoong #wedding #wincyandcj #cake #illustrations

November 25th
7:45 PM
GRRRL SCOUT presents BOOT CAMP 4
Here’s my latest project, The GRRRL SCOUT’s BOOT CAMP 4 poster. GRRRL SCOUT, as you all know is the newest production tag team of my good friend Saab Magalona and Candy Gamos. And I must say, it’s every thing that is close to my heart: music and girl power! Thanks Saab for making me a part of this awesomeness!
So, see you guys? C’mon. 

Here’s the Facebook Event, click “Going”!

GRRRL SCOUT presents BOOT CAMP 4

Here’s my latest project, The GRRRL SCOUT’s BOOT CAMP 4 poster. GRRRL SCOUT, as you all know is the newest production tag team of my good friend Saab Magalona and Candy Gamos. And I must say, it’s every thing that is close to my heart: music and girl power! Thanks Saab for making me a part of this awesomeness!

So, see you guys? C’mon. 

Here’s the Facebook Event, click “Going”!

August 27th
4:11 PM
BLOGGED: 10 Gifts I Got As I Turned 25, + a new Eraserheads inspired wallpaper collection, FREE TO DOWNLOAD!

Since 2007, my birthday has been life lectures more than actual celebrations. I always attempt to drown it out with loud music and booze, but for some reason, life always manages to feed me its bitter (but very useful) pill, filled with substances that activate me to finally grow up.
This year, I thought if I make my celebration low key, life’s whipping would go weak on me.  No party, no friends, just me and some after-concert coffee. But like an unwelcome guest, life still persistently joined me — all month long.
So I figured, if life won’t leave me alone. Might as well, I ask for fabulous birthday gifts. And so far, here they are:
1. I don’t know everything and I’m not always right. I’ve been told by a dear friend, “Hindi ka na fun kausap. You always think you’re right. Di ka nakikinig.” True to form, I did not listen to him at that time. I used to think that if you believe in something, you fight for it, in any way you can. But now, I discovered that strength also comes in the form of humility.

Continue reading the rest of the gifts life has given me for my birthday! And also for the free downloading of my new Eraserheads inspired wallpaper collection.

BLOGGED: 10 Gifts I Got As I Turned 25, + a new Eraserheads inspired wallpaper collection, FREE TO DOWNLOAD!

Since 2007, my birthday has been life lectures more than actual celebrations. I always attempt to drown it out with loud music and booze, but for some reason, life always manages to feed me its bitter (but very useful) pill, filled with substances that activate me to finally grow up.

This year, I thought if I make my celebration low key, life’s whipping would go weak on me.  No party, no friends, just me and some after-concert coffee. But like an unwelcome guest, life still persistently joined me — all month long.
Happy birthday to me

So I figured, if life won’t leave me alone. Might as well, I ask for fabulous birthday gifts. And so far, here they are:

1. I don’t know everything and I’m not always right. I’ve been told by a dear friend, “Hindi ka na fun kausap. You always think you’re right. Di ka nakikinig.” True to form, I did not listen to him at that time. I used to think that if you believe in something, you fight for it, in any way you can. But now, I discovered that strength also comes in the form of humility.

Continue reading the rest of the gifts life has given me for my birthday! And also for the free downloading of my new Eraserheads inspired wallpaper collection.

July 24th
8:48 AM
All Hail The Queen: The Music Mix For The Queen

Call me archaic but I think in our modern age, monarchy still exists. We hand-pick our royalties from semi-celebrities to people who take their photos of their outfit of the day, unknowingly proclaiming ourselves as their followers. (Oh hello, Twitter.)
But there will always be the royalty we didn’t choose and simply invaded our lives – in high school, in college and even at work. They might not be the same person, but she’s definitely the same girl. The girl God made to continually make us feel insecure and inadequate. The Queen Bee…
…And here’s my ode to all the Queen Bees who tried but failed to reign over me.
Pretend To Be Nice by Letters To Cleo
Boys With Girlfriends by Meiko
Ugly Girl by Fleming & John
Call An Ambulance by Albert Hammond, Jr.
Tighten Up by The Black Keys
Happiness Is A Warm Gun by The Beatles
Crazy by Aerosmith
I Can Buy You by A Camp
You Know The Answer, Follow The Leader by Ciudad*
SURPRISE TRACK
(They Long To Be) Close To You cover by Cranberries
Just Like Heaven by The Cure
There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You by Ben Folds
Cool by Gwen Stefani
Giraffe by The Miniature Tigers
You’re So Cruel Stephanie by Patience Dear Juggernaut*
Bust Your Kneecaps by Pomplamoose

Read more and download the mix here.

All Hail The Queen: The Music Mix For The Queen

Call me archaic but I think in our modern age, monarchy still exists. We hand-pick our royalties from semi-celebrities to people who take their photos of their outfit of the day, unknowingly proclaiming ourselves as their followers. (Oh hello, Twitter.)

But there will always be the royalty we didn’t choose and simply invaded our lives – in high school, in college and even at work. They might not be the same person, but she’s definitely the same girl. The girl God made to continually make us feel insecure and inadequate. The Queen Bee…

…And here’s my ode to all the Queen Bees who tried but failed to reign over me.

  1. Pretend To Be Nice by Letters To Cleo
  2. Boys With Girlfriends by Meiko
  3. Ugly Girl by Fleming & John
  4. Call An Ambulance by Albert Hammond, Jr.
  5. Tighten Up by The Black Keys
  6. Happiness Is A Warm Gun by The Beatles
  7. Crazy by Aerosmith
  8. I Can Buy You by A Camp
  9. You Know The Answer, Follow The Leader by Ciudad*
  10. SURPRISE TRACK
  11. (They Long To Be) Close To You cover by Cranberries
  12. Just Like Heaven by The Cure
  13. There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You by Ben Folds
  14. Cool by Gwen Stefani
  15. Giraffe by The Miniature Tigers
  16. You’re So Cruel Stephanie by Patience Dear Juggernaut*
  17. Bust Your Kneecaps by Pomplamoose

Read more and download the mix here.

July 17th
10:48 PM
Finally got my iPhone case from society6 :) #picstitch (Taken with Instagram)
You can get one from here!

Finally got my iPhone case from society6 :) #picstitch (Taken with Instagram)

You can get one from here!

June 25th
1:33 AM
The 3 Kinds of Guys You Will Meet In Your Life
As children, our parents trained us not to trust other people, especially strangers (who may be out to get us and hold us up for ransom). I guess before, it was simpler because we just have to examine whether someone is acting like a kidnapper, luring us with candies. But now that we’re much older, its quite a challenge to tell if we’re about to have our hearts broken by guys promising us romance. So based on my personal experience, lots of second hand information and exposure to pop culture, here is an unofficial collection of modern-day archetypes of guys we all could meet (or have met).
1. The Asshole

2. The Douche

3. The Jerk

Read more here.

The 3 Kinds of Guys You Will Meet In Your Life

As children, our parents trained us not to trust other people, especially strangers (who may be out to get us and hold us up for ransom). I guess before, it was simpler because we just have to examine whether someone is acting like a kidnapper, luring us with candies. But now that we’re much older, its quite a challenge to tell if we’re about to have our hearts broken by guys promising us romance. So based on my personal experience, lots of second hand information and exposure to pop culture, here is an unofficial collection of modern-day archetypes of guys we all could meet (or have met).

1. The Asshole

2. The Douche

3. The Jerk

Read more here.

June 18th
11:41 PM
October 4th
11:05 AM
Via
rarivera:

ME
artwork by cj de silva

rarivera:

ME

artwork by cj de silva

October 2nd
11:44 PM
You’re my Balloon Boy.
Better than Peter Pan, you sway me into daydreaming.
Better than Aladdin, you walk me to places no magic carpet can reach.
Better than all the prince-charmings in the world, you don’t promise me anything, rather, you simply do awesome things for me.
You’re my balloon boy, Wincy Ong. You perpetually cheer me up.

You’re my Balloon Boy.

Better than Peter Pan, you sway me into daydreaming.

Better than Aladdin, you walk me to places no magic carpet can reach.

Better than all the prince-charmings in the world, you don’t promise me anything, rather, you simply do awesome things for me.

You’re my balloon boy, Wincy Ong. You perpetually cheer me up.

September 25th
10:33 PM
If Richie Tenenbaum was a girl. Journal entry, September 24, 2011.

I watched The Royal Tenenbaums this weekend once again.
The movie simply gives me a strange comforting.

If Richie Tenenbaum was a girl. Journal entry, September 24, 2011.


I watched The Royal Tenenbaums this weekend once again.

The movie simply gives me a strange comforting.

May 13th
6:29 PM
"The Impossible Girl" (Cj de Silva 2011)
Inspired one of the demos of Patience Dear Juggernaut entitled “Forget The Girl”

"The Impossible Girl" (Cj de Silva 2011)

Inspired one of the demos of Patience Dear Juggernaut entitled “Forget The Girl”

May 7th
10:02 AM
Via
I daydream about this.

I daydream about this.

April 25th
7:32 PM
Sketched: Maxene Magalona. 2011.

Sketched: Maxene Magalona. 2011.

February 15th
12:46 PM
Cute couples! :)
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Here are my faves:

Cute couples! :)

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Here are my faves: