One of my coolest discovery were these t-shirts made by an "act" that goes by the name of "TADO" in the Philippine television. His shirts were featured in a local newspaper and my friend clipped it for me to "discover."
Hours before my flight home, my friends and I trooped down to Marikina to check these shirts out. Luckily for us, Tado (his real name is Arvin) and his wife (who turned out to be a Bikolana also) were minding the store.
I was really attracted by the practical but kind of romantic messages on Tado's shirts. Sayings such as "mabuti pa ang tamad hindi pagod" charmed me immensely. Head-scratching are the messages mostly - so caustic, wry, dry and hard to resist.
Tado calls his business "limitado" as in he only makes the shirts in limited quantities - making them instant vintage once the supply runs out . I got a few shirts in mostly medium and large sizes. The fabric is really good and I like his unique identifying graphic on the back. The shirts come in various colors - including pink, green and blue - fearless.
Of course, mildly star-struck, we had our pictures taken with the artist himself. He was really laid-back and quite funny. We love his signature lime green VW pagong.