When my Dad asked me to write a book about the family business for his 60th birthday, I immediately said yes—even though I had no idea how I will do it. Sometimes, you just have to say yes first and find the solution later.

“Make a colorful impression.” The line came to me when I first designed the company's tabletop calendar years ago. Later, we decided to use it as the title for this book.

The idea is to always come swinging. Do your best in every project and leave a mark on people's lives to help them become the most vibrant, most amazing, most promising and most intoxicating versions of themselves.

Colors are inspirations and we hope that through this book and the anecdotes within it, we are able to inspire you to leave the same colorful mark on people's lives.

We would like to thank everyone who helped us transform ideas and stories into a real coffee table book. Personally, I’d like to thank my good friend Jacquie Zamora who helped us edit this book despite the distance from Malaysia and Japan; the amazing couples from Mad Minds Photography (Marvin and Marley Gonzales) and Aceron Studios (Ace and Rona Peteza) for the photos; Rachel Aberasturi Cadiz, Ada De Pedro and Sai Sayson-Montes for the styling and makeup; and for everyone who contributed and helped us launch this book during Homer@60.

Please keep this copy as a token of our heartfelt gratitude for being part of our ongoing story. You make our lives colorful. You are a blessing to our family.


Thank you for supporting this book! Share it online and include #MakeAColorfulImpression! This coffee table book was self-published and launched in Manila, Philippines in September 2016. The book is not available for commercial selling.

Edits: Jacquie Bamba S. Zamora

Make A Colorful Impression

Philippine Copyright © 2016 by Katherine C. Eustaquio-Derla

Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla is a journalism graduate from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She wrote Bedroom Blog by Veronica, a relationship blog for Cosmopolitan Philippines from 2009 to 2011, which covers most of her single dating life. In 2015, she published her first book Before I Do. She’s passionate about coffee, red wine, books and Mad Men. She stopped collecting hearts when she got married in 2013 and went back to collecting Archie Comics ever since. Send the author a tweet @kceustaquio.

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