The Pogi Podcast Ep. 3 — So You Want To Get Your First Job Pogi

Do you remember applying for your first job?

Do you remember how hard it was to find someone to hire you?

Cause we do.

Getting your first job is a very big deal and it’s honestly so hard to get into the work force. Listen as Aaron, Adrian, and I chat about our first jobs, and our first job interviews.

Much love,



We have an exciting announcement coming up — it may or not be an event, LOL. Follow us on Instagram to find out when details come up!

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Pogi In The Peg Ep. 1 — VINSINT

Winnipeg is filled with so much unappreciated Filipino fashion and talent. This limited video series will highlight various Filipino men who challenge the assumptions put on Filipino men.

Episode 1 features VINSINT, a local Filipino-Canadian singer and producer.

This artist got into music through his love of anime. After hoping on a piano and recreating his favourite scores, Vinsint began his journey and music and he continues to challenge the boundaries that say “Filipino boys can only be a doctor, nurse, or a lawyer.”

The truth is that Filipino boys can be whatever they want to be.


The Pogi Podcast Ep. 2 (Valentine’s Day Special) — First Dates

This episode of The Pogi Podcast is all about our first date experiences. Each of us are in different places in terms of relationships and experience.

This Valentine’s Day, I know a lot of you guys may be doing something special with a loved one so here are some of the tips and topics we talked about that might help you out:

  • Who should pay on a first date?
  • When should you be planning the second or third date?
  • What questions SHOULD you ask and AVOID asking?

Enjoy the episode homies!

Much love,


P. S.

We have a new video series starting up real soon that we can’t wait for you to watch. It’s called “Pogi In The Peg” which features various Filipino-Canadian men pursuing careers outside of the traditional ones our parents want for us. Series trailer is out! Make sure to support!

The Pogi Podcast Ep. 1 — Filipino Parents, Resolutions, and…We’re Back!!


After months of hiatus since that “sneak peek,” our heroes return for some laughs and resolutions. Show starts off with our new segment where we rate past fashion trends and determine whether we’d leave it, or BRING IT BACK. The conversation gets deep when we talk about our senior year in high school and what it took for Patrick to choose a program his Filipino parents didn’t necessarily support in the beginning.



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What’s up homies!

With the return of The Pogi Podcast, I thought it was time to introduce you all to your lovely cast.

Aaron, Adrian, and I met each other while they were all in high school, but didn’t hit it off until university and college. Though they weren’t all tight, each of us maintained a dope looking Instagram filled with outfits, food, and fun.

Winnipeg has been blessed with this community of smart, stylish, and talented young Filipino boys. This purpose of this blog has always been to uplift our brothers to find success in their own right; this includes fashion, studies, design, and entrepreneurship.

Our goal with this podcast is to share our style and life experiences so that other Filipino boys can do what we’re doing now — chase our dreams, look great, and have fun.

The podcast starts 02/01 at MIDNIGHT.


We’re giving away 10 free stickers to the first 10 people to follow the rules below!

  1. Follow @thepogiproject on Instagram
  2. Follow @patrizzy, @adrian.siapno, and @aaronamad0 on Instagram
  3. Share this post on your story!!

That’s all you gotta do homies, catch you on 02/01 for the premiere!

Much love,

Team Pogi



If you didn’t know, we uploaded one episode of The Pogi Podcast in October 2019. Shortly after, we realized we didn’t have much time to record and we didn’t have a format to our show.

IT’S 2020 BABY.

We’re bringing you a fresh take and sharing our lives with you. Each show will start off with us reviewing men’s fashion trends (both current and dated). We also get really deep on common issues Filipino boys get into everyday! This includes:

  • dating
  • getting your first job
  • goal setting
  • and more!

Follow the blog and our Instagram (@thepogiproject) so you never miss out on the pogi content we serve ALL DAY EVERY DAY BABY!

LOL wow.

Stick around folks, because we have a few more exciting things coming at you.

Much love,



Hey homies!

If you haven’t already seen them, we just received our very own stickers. They’re 2 x 2 squares that feature our logo printed on a reflective mirror material. So many of you have already hit us up about them and we can’t wait to see where you’ll put them.

We’re giving away 20 stickers to the first 20 people on Instagram to share this post on their Instagram Story. (Save it or screenshot it)

Make sure you follow us on Instagram and tag us so we don’t miss you. We only have a limited number of these bad boys so act fast. We’ll repost your story if you’re one of the first!

Good luck everyone!

BTW! Don’t forget, The Pogi Podcast returns on 02/01 with Aaron and Adrian, so stay tuned for that!

Till next time,


5 Male Influencers You Need To Follow (on Instagram) in 2020

What up my dudes!

The Pogi Project is all about men’s fashion and lifestyle content, and what better way to bring interest to this blog than to plug some of the influencers who inspire it.

Here are 5 male influencers that you should follow in 2020!


Hugo is based in Toronto, ON, and posts fashion and fitness content. His style is very minimalistic, but luxurious. I specifically enjoy how he layers his outfits because let me tell you something — it’s hard to have a fashionable outfit in the winter.


If you can imagine the bikers from Grease and a villain from a high school anime having a baby, we’re pretty sure it would be Tristan. His feed is nothing like I’ve seen before so please go check him out.


What we love about Brian’s overall style is how he plays with masculine and feminine elements. From colours, to cuts, he is a wizard with style and rocks out with or without make up on! Definitely check him out if you’re looking to try something different with your own look.


This guy’s got great style with the move to match. Marc is the co-owner of the thriving Winnipeg-based vintage thrift shops: @thriftingminds. His vibrant street style outfits are fire both on the streets and on the dance floor. This guy is definitely going places so make sure you follow him to keep up.


We couldn’t make a list without including my number one Instagram inspiration, Stevie Salle. The Seattle-based content creator is best known for his fashion videos on YouTube. If you’re looking to fill your feed with luxury streetwear outfits or high quality urban photos, you need to get him on your radar.

These are just a few of the Instagram creators you need to watch out for in 2020. If you have any suggestions, make sure you follow us on Instagram at @thepogiproject and tag us on their profiles! We have a few exciting project launching this February and March. Make sure to follow to keep up with the fun.

Till next time,


New Year New Pant Size?

Dude, it’s 2020.

How’ve you been? It’s been a while since I posted something on here. (yikes) But I have a good reason — I needed a break.

I hope the holidays were as amazing for you as it was for me. I was able to spend some time with my loved ones at dinner, and also my family was there.

That’s right. As usual, I ate WAAY TOO MUCH.

My homie asked me if I got up to anything crazy over the break and I’m not going to lie to you, my blood sugar was up there. I know I’m not the only one.

(Don’t f*cking lie bro, I know you did it too)

Since all I’ve been doing is attending family parties and eating, I’m pretty sure I look like I’m due to give birth in 2-3 weeks. I hate it. Not being fat, but that heaviness and slow-poke-ness that comes after you’ve eaten too much good food. It’s made me conscious in my clothes because things feel hella tight, especially when I sit down.

You’re probably thinking, “new year new you baby boo, just get into the gym.”

Uhmm, no.

I know that the new year is supposed to be filled with resolutions and goals, but go easy on yourself. In the past, I’ve gone from Winnie The Pooh to gym rat after the new year and I end up looking like sweaty Winnie The Pooh who isn’t much closer to his goals of having rock hard abs.

New habits take time to get used to, so this first week I’ve just been focused on getting back to my normal routine. That alone is a mission in itself.

Now that I’m back in school, I’m just tryna:

Wake up. Eat something that isn’t left overs. Live my life. Then go to bed at an inappropriate time for when I need to wake up. (LOL, again bro, don’t f*cking lie because I know you do it too)

Go easy on yourself this week my brother, you have all the time in the world to get into those new years resolutions, whatever they may be. If you’re like me and you’re rocking your holiday male pregnancy belly, here are my tips for you:

  1. If you got it, flaunt it. You’re body looks great because it’s yours.
  2. If you’re conscious about it, dress in light layers that’ll keep you from sweating too much, but will cover that belly. I personally like to wear a dark shirt with a light trucker jacket.
  3. Nothing makes me feel less bloated than a nice cup of peppermint tea, specifically Jade Citrus Mint from Starbucks.
  4. Lastly, be nice to yourself. It’s easy to get into the mindset of hating on your holiday eating decisions, but that’ll really mess you up. Everyone’s been there, so be patient and be happy with the body that you have. I know I am.

Till next time,


P.S. — I’m not sure if this is a Filipino thing, but I heard it’s good luck to rub your belly when you eat a lot. I also heard this about rubbing ceramic Buddha bellies. Correct me if I’m wrong, or comment if you’ve heard this before, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Finding Your Style

When was the first time you became conscious of “your look”?

For me it was when in the eighth grade and Tumblr showed me what “swag” was. (I cringed typing that word) I’m sure you all remember when all the boys wore snapbacks and crewneck sweaters.

I was a chunkier kid (still am) so I was constantly on the look for a style that would look nice on me. I don’t think #ootds were a thing back then, so I was on searching for inspiration.

Finding your style is hard because there aren’t any wrong ways and too many right ones. The options are endless and making one “yours” is difficult.

My advice — take time to experiment and try things out! I do it all the time whenever I’m feeling uninspired.

It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about it because it’s your look and you can do whatever you want with it. If you like the way you look, you’ll feel good about yourself.

Till next time,

— P.


We have a podcast now!

The Pogi Podcast is just an extension of this blog and features candid conversations with some of the most stylish dudes I know. Episode one features pogi ambassadors Adrian and Aaron! This is just a sneak peek of what’s to come in December/January, so make sure you’re following us to find out more about it!