Outfit: Blazer from UNIQLO Philippines, Ralph Lauren button-down shirt, tailored Zara pants, Hickok belt (available in SM Department store), Timex NATO strap watch, Topman neck-tie and Industrie desert boots. - Photography by Khai Van Kampen
I hope everyone is doing well and you all had a lovely weekend. Sorry for the delayed update over the previous weeks but things have been CRAZY busy!! On top of all that, I was fortunate to make this years list for Mega Man Magazine's 2014 Men of Style - woohoo for me!!!.
I know I've announced it a fair bit throughout my social media accounts, but it is that important to me, that I keep repeating myself. I would like to acknowledge my viewers (yes that means you!) and your support for what I do. This is a major achievement for me which gives me the encouragement and inspiration in my commitment to blogging. I'm really proud of my achievements which also comes from the ongoing support I receive from my viewers as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart - you guys ROCK!!
I've been doing Robbie Off Duty for 2 years now which started purely for the love of photography and documenting my outfits since living here in the Philippines. I'm now heading into my 3rd blogging, and I have a lot to be grateful for. I'm still half-Filipino, still loving photography and outfits (of course) and now I have a love for blogging as well!
My humble beginnings however, started in the land down under - Australia where I was born, but I left for Manila and raised there until I was 2 years old. I returned to Australia where I lived up until a few years ago when I decided to come back home, to live and work here in the Philippines and spend time with my family. Even going into 3 years on, I still love it here!!
Here's a photo of myself and the rest of the gentlemen who were part of this this years 2014 list of Men of Style. (L-R) Angelo de Cartagena, Uri Singla, Will Hsu, Me, Nix Perinia, Simon Sandor and Suki Salvador. - Photo by Karlo Torio
Over the past weeks, I've been going to a few meetings for business and work related purposes. It's been quite an interesting week and believe it or not I'm looking forward to consulting my creative suggestions to help brands here in the Philippines. I believe the best way is by engaging with the current market.
The great Jim Rohn once said 'One customer well taken care of, could be worth more than $10,000 worth of advertising.'
I believe that's so true and speaks for itself. One thing I learnt in Australia when I first started working 2 jobs at age 14, was it's not the employer that pays the wages - employers handle the money - however, it is the customer who pays the wages.
Since attending these meetings, I thought it would be a great time to start dressing up a bit more and really play the part of a successful individual. I love putting effort into my outfits and this is no exception. First impressions count BIG TIME and I love that I take pride in how I look and what I want to achieve.
Until next time...dress to success and believe in yourself!!