Our new baby: Katha magazine!

I’m so in love with magazines.
I love how it feels when you get to meet a new mag that just speaks to you, the kind that understands all your quirks and obsessions, the kind that makes you think “Where have you been all my life?”
The feeling is priceless when you discover a magazine that you love about a topic that you’re passionate about. I know that’s how I felt when I first got my hands on magazines that made me feel like it was made for me: Bust, Bitch, Readymade,
Oh Comely, Frankie, Lula, Martha Stewart Living and Venus Zine, among many others. In reading them, I felt connected and I instantly felt like I had new friends–new idols, new books/movies/music/noms to discover, new places to visit and most importantly, new eyes.
With the act of reading about a topic I am already passionate about, I get to learn so much more and appreciate what I already love.

It doesn’t seem surprising then, that I added “Create an online zine with a fun theme per issue with things I love and think others will love too” to my grand bucket list.
I dreamt of a zine called “Matchstick”, and even had my graphic designer friend create a logo for it. I contacted friends who might be interested and started coming up with stories, but life somehow got in the way. That dream still lived though. Years later, the universe would be placing me in a serendipitous situation where I would finally get to fulfill that dream.

Together with my friends, Geli, Allie, Aya and Cachi, we came up with a magazine called Katha. Since we all love arts and crafts and good design, Katha is filled with that and more–as we’ve mentioned in our FB page, “Katha Magazine celebrates Filipino creatives and their boundless imagination.”

Today we release our very first issue. I can’t be more proud of our baby! Thanks to everyone who helped us create this, we’re so grateful! Thank you also to my lovely friends from the Katha team! Work seems like play with these girls. πŸ™‚

I hope that when you read it it brings a smile to your face and that it inspires you to create, collaborate and share your passion with the world.

Happy reading! πŸ™‚

Feel free to share the love! It’s available for reading online, downloadable, and it’s absolutely FREE! Clicky click here.

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8 thoughts on “Our new baby: Katha magazine!

  1. Woo-hoo! Congratulations on this achievement and ticking off that item on your list! Ang galing-galing. Reading through the magazine, I can really see all the love and hard work you ladies poured into it. will be celebrating here in my pad in your honor, and looking forward to the next issue! πŸ˜€

    • YAY! Thank you so much, Jonette, for the support and love, and for cheering us on and sharing! It really means a lot to the team πŸ™‚ Cheers! πŸ™‚

  2. I am leafing through the pages now (I leaf through a magazine first then read the whole thing after) and I must say I’m absolutely loving the mag! . Wala pa akong nababasang article, naiinspire na ako! Awesome job! I can’t wait for the next issue πŸ˜€

    • That’s how I read a magazine too! πŸ™‚ Glad you like it, thanks for the sweet words! πŸ™‚ Maybe you’d like to contribute in the near future? πŸ™‚

      • Oh wow really? For sure!! I would love to contribute!
        I really loved the article on Arianne Serafico. Bookmarked her blog already–super inspiring! πŸ˜€ Everything in the mag is just so darn beautiful and inspiring. We need this, seriously! πŸ™‚

      • Hi Faye!
        That’s great to hear! Will contact you in the near future re collab with Katha. πŸ™‚ P.S. Off-topic–did your band KAZE perform at the TNS tribute night at Saguijo the other day? I totally forgot that that was your band, but I want to tell you guys that you were great–really awesome performance. I love your voice! πŸ™‚ I wish I got to say hi haha. I was wearing a white shirt, if by any chance you saw me haha. πŸ™‚

  3. Yeah my band played at Saguijo last week. We played Monday Monday Monday and Close.r My bandmate Miwa knew the organizers, so we got invited. Aww, thanks for the kind words hihi. You were there?! Waaah sayang! Shucks sorry di kita nakita, super bulag ako coz I don’t always wear my glasses hahaha. I’ll make sure to say hi if we’re in the same event next time! πŸ™‚

    • I loved your covers! πŸ™‚ Ganda ng boses mo πŸ™‚ The organizers are our friends, ang small world! Will you be going to the TNS concert? If you are, hope to bump into you there πŸ™‚

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