With his YouTube channel The Filo Dapper, AJ Dee shares what he knows about men’s fashion. It was only a matter of time before he started designing his own suits. "I just finished two of my events which was yung nag-design ako ng sarili kong suit collection and then nagkaroon ako ng charity bazaar event in partnership with the National Children’s Hospital dun sa mga kids na may cancer. I designed four looks, limited edition of ten pieces each. Actually it was a summer collection so it has light colors and more on the nautical side. So you can see it sa mga branch nila,” he shared during the Watson’s Men event held last June 7 at The Podium in Ortigas.
The 33-year-old fashionista also shared why he can’t help but miss his wife and two sons who are abroad. "So natapos ko na yun so now na parang tapos na yung obligation ko parang gusto ko na umalis talaga kasi parang ang daming nag-aantay sa akin (sa Norway) and kumbaga yung purpose ko parang kailangan nandun na ako, ayun,” he admitted. AJ was hoping to head back to his family earlier this year but encountered a problem with his visa. "Last time it was supposed to be this month lalabas yung result pero unfortunately may bagong update so next month na naman daw so antay pa rin ako,” he added.
The last time AJ saw his two young kids was June of last year. "Nahihirapan na ako, hindi ko na naiintindihan kasi Norwegian na yung salita nila so kailangan ko na mag-aral. (Pag nasa chat) puro lang ako name nila (laughs) hindi ako makapag-converse ng maayos. Bata pa naman (sila) although yung eldest ko naghahanap na nasaan na daw ako. So sinasabi na lang nila na nandito pa pero malapit na pumunta, parang mga ganun. So lalo akong na-heartbroken pag nag-ga-ganun yung eldest kasi akala ko parang okay lang kasi bata pa, wala pa namang alam. Pero hinahanap na ako so parang nakakaiyak sobra,” he revealed.
The actor-model also admitted he is jealous of his parents and brother Enchong who will be seeing his family in Norway earlier than him later this year. “Yung parents ko nasa Italy and yung family ng in-laws ko and my kids mag-mi-meet sila sa Italy so sila-sila magkikita. Si Enchong susunod din ata. Eh ako hindi ako makaalis eh, stuck ako. I can’t even apply for a tourist (visa) kasi nga may pending daw so ganun pala yun. Stuck talaga,” he said.