Bringing the Party Home

by guest
November 29th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |

Heima recently launched “Life is a Party,” a collection that revolves around the idea that you can bring the party to your own home and bask in the company of your friends and family. It reminds us that with only a few interesting pieces, you can revamp your home and turn it into the place to be for intimate dinners or house parties. Check out some of the pieces from the collection below and tell us which ones are your favorites! —Betina Libre, Candy Council of Cool 15












Pizza Party!

by angel
November 28th, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites |

Whenever the Candy Team has brainstorming sessions, we make it a point to power up on food that can fill our stomachs and fuel our ideas. For this month’s session, we loaded up on pizzaaaa!!!

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Our choice? Brooklyn’s New York Pizza in Ortigas City Golf Plaza. This huge pizza had four flavors—white cheese, pepperoni, porko, and deluxe—more than enough to suit everybody’s taste buds.


Next up: pasta! I loved the spicy shrimp and the creamy pesto. #carboverload

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Chicken lover? The buffalo wings are TDF.

Buffalo Wings

If you believe breakfast (or brunch) is the most important meal of the day, you can also try their breakfast offerings like the Lumber Jack and the Supreme Omelette.

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The best part? They’ve got promos throughout the Christmas season so you can celebrate there with your family and friends. Check out their Facebook Page for more details and a full list of their branches.

Certified pizza lover,
Angel O:)

Learning Should Be Fun!

by ayessa
November 26th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight, What's Up |

I’ve been reading a lot of things about Interstellar lately just because I’m so curious about Murphy’s Law and how it plays in the movie. I haven’t watched the film yet because my friends and I think that we can’t sit inside the cinema for more than 2 hours feeling tensed and stressed about scientific (or sci-fi?) things. But the Candy Girls have been telling me it’s really good, so you better catch it while it’s still showing in a few cinemas. :D

I feel like such a geek actually because I’ve been wanting to watch or read something scientific most of the time (fiiine, most of the time it’s all about the science of food or cooking or something related to food), so it’s really great to know that The Mind Museum and Goethe-Institut partnered to bring us the Science Film Festival, which runs until December 15. I’m already bugging my friends to come and watch a few films with me before the festival ends. Aside from the promise of fun (because learning shouldn’t really be boooring!), it’s also good to learn about a few new things, too.

Want to watch with your family, friends, or classmates? Check out their schedule below or visit for more details. See you there!

The Mind Museum Science Film Festival



The Science Film Festival screens 20 films (about robots, medicines, the adventures of a kid-scientist, climate change, space, and so much more) specially curated for elementary, secondary, and university audiences, and curious minds. For more details, please e-mail [email protected].

Go to Taipei!

by marla
November 25th, 2014
Posted in Get Inspired, Travel |

The title of this post pretty much sums up what I’ve been encouraging/urging/begging people to do since I got back in town last week. Taipei is charming and cultured and colorful in all the right ways, and if you’re a fan of art and fashion and food, then this place is absolutely perfect for you. My boyfriend and favorite travel buddy described it as “a city bursting at the seams with kindness and creativity,” and I couldn’t agree more.

Here are some photos I posted on Instagram during our trip, along with some reasons why I fell in love with Taipei (and why I’m sure you will, too!):


1. There’s weird, smart, interesting art everywhere! One of my favorite spots was the Huashan Creative Park, where there was a free art fair and tons of cool things being sold at a mini bazaar. After walking through the exhibit, we spent an hour watching a French performance artist juggle, dance, and win the crowd over. Even the buildings join in on the quirk—look at that cheeky face!
2. The food is really cheap and really delicious. Street food stalls pop up all around at night (fish balls! grilled corn! chicken chops!), the sweet smell of freshly baked bread wafts from every corner, and you won’t run out of places to get your milk tea fix. The dumplings, of course, are top-notch; for lunch one day, we had two orders, a huge bowl of noodles, and a hearty serving of vegetables for only 300 pesos!


3. The weather this time of the year is nice and cold, allowing you to layer up and experiment with the kind of clothes you can’t quite wear in Manila’s sweltering heat. I got to bust out a super warm, super furry cardigan, then squealed in delight when I met two adorable dogs who happened to match my outfit. Tripsies!
4. Speaking of clothes: their bazaars and indie shops sell so. Much. Good. Stuff. We’re talking gorgeous knits, pretty dresses, the coolest graphic sweaters and shirts, and a great variety of boots. I might have exceeded my shopping budget by a little bit, but almost everything I bought was less than 500 pesos.
5. As if the city’s urban charm weren’t enough, you can simply hop on a train to get your fill of nature. That last photo was taken on Elephant Mountain, where you can do a quick hike to see an amazing view of the Taipei skyline. We reached the viewing deck just as the sun was setting and all the city lights were starting to come on, and it was beautiful. <3 There are also lakes and nature parks a couple of hours from the city that I would love to visit when I come back (and I will!).

What lovely places have you visited recently? Let’s swap travel stories! :-)



We all remember those cute little penguins from the Madagascar movies, but what we don’t know is that they’ve actually been leading double lives… as top secret agents! In their very own feature film, Skipper (voiced by Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon), and Private (Christopher Knights) join forces with the North Wind, an elite interspecies undercover organization led by the tough and handsome Agent Classified (Benedict Cumberbatch!!!). Their mission is to stop the mad Dr. Octavius Brine (John Malkovich) from destroying the world. Join the team as they take you on an action-packed adventure filled with exciting, hilarious, and heartwarming moments that will surely bring you to the edge of your seat. Penguins of Madagascar is a delightful and heartwarming film that teaches the value of teamwork and reminds us that good will always triumph over evil. Catch it in theaters starting November 26. —Monica Mabuti, Candy Council of Cool 15

Coleen and I had a blast at the Penguins of Madagascar screening!

Coleen and I had a blast at the Penguins of Madagascar screening!

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Bringing the Party Home

by: guest, 2014-11-29

Heima recently launched “Life is a Party," a collection that revolves around the idea that you can bring the party to your own home and bask in the company of your friends and...



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