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Mega Man May 2019

MEGA Man is the total guide to fashion, grooming, and culture for the modern man.

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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
larger than life

I’m an accidental creative director. Before entering the professional world of the arts, I knew nothing about graphic design, color theory, apperture, makeup, styling or video editing. What I knew from my tertiary education was biology, chemistry, physics, calculus and discrete math. Back then, I thought it was a prerequisite to know how to sketch before you could be called an artist. So, I didn’t call myself an artist. Right after pre-med, I joined Portfolio Photography, a company that was famed for shooting some of the best advertising campaigns in the country. During the interview, I was promised exposure not just to photography, but also to makeup, styling, account management, and video directorial. I didn’t care about the money, the long hours, and the stress of dealing with divas and…

2 min.
one year later

A year ago by the time this issue is released, it will have been a full year since Alexander Diaz first fronted the cover of MEGA Man. While he was joined by David Guison and LA Aguinaldo, two fine young gentlemen breaking steady ground in the digital terrain, Alex is completely on his own now—and with good reason, too. In an issue grounded on the concept of creation, the man of many hats is the perfect realization thereof. An actor, content creator, fitness instructor, and now, events creative director, Alex Diaz has a full and firm grasp from imagination down to reality. With his days packed to the brim, it can be assumed that it would be near impossible to wiggle him out for a shoot and interview schedule, but as he…

3 min.
listen, we’re all ears

1 APPLE Definitely the game-changer, Apple has authored the wireless or dare we say it, wire-free experience revolution with the highly popular AirPods. While it has definitely enjoyed mainstream success with its initial iteration, it ups the ante by releasing an H1 Chip-powered second generation, which features custom audio architecture and improved synchronization, as well as 50 % more talk time, hands-free "Hey Siri” capabilities, and an option for a wireless charging case. "They connect easily with all of your devices, and provide crystal clear sound and intuitive, innovative control of your music and audio,” says Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. "The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better.” Now, we’re definitely listening. 2 SONY When it comes to Sony products, you know you’re in for top-of-the-line sound,…

3 min.
how’s your head?

1 MALIN + GOETZ When it comes to coiffing hair, we’ve heard our fair share of sage advice on what to slick, and concurrently, how to slick it on. If you are on the lookout for a medium hold styling cream that is firm but can easily be worked with any hair type, then Malin + Goetz’s Sage Styling Cream is right up your alley. As its name suggests, the botanical-based blend of sage, chamomile, almond, panthenol, and shea butter not only holds together your crowning glory, but it also moisturizes and nourishes dry, unruly strands to submission. For a look that is more natural than neurotically stiff, it is encouraged to work the styling cream on dried out hair. 2 AVEDA Harnessing the power of Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India,…

10 min.
making mayhem

You are not supposed to get life in your twenties, much more during the earlier part of it. Whoever says otherwise is a straight up liar, trust me. As someone raring and ready to shake off the dregs and excess of this age bracket very well understands at this point, this stage is meant for going off on adventures to explore the greater world, making mistakes (mostly brought about by the devil they call tequila), and even taking on the notorious quarter-life crisis. “I wonder sometimes about the outcome of a still verdictless life. Am I living it right?” John Mayer introspects to melody in Why Georgia from the seminal classic, Room For Squares, 2001. Look it up. A life without verdict sounds so lofty, intimidating, and paralyzing even, especially when…

2 min.
and it was all yellow