Angelita Espiritu-Tolentino, a family friend, asked for my help for her cookbook’s cover design. Mrs. Tolentino used to teach and cater in Poveda Learning Center, an exclusive girls’ school in Manila. So I thought maybe I could illustrate two young girls being mentored by a beautiful female cook, just like Mrs. Tolentino. I wanted it to look like a idyllic, sweet and warm moment, similar to the iconic Norman Rockwell paintings.