The Ultimate Selfie Phone

by guest
December 19th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |

The Lumia is back with bigger, better and bolder features! Last December 10, members of the press were given an exclusive sneak preview of the brand new Microsoft Lumia 535 and Nokia Lumia 735 at the Amber Ultra Lounge in Bonifacio Global City.

Gary Chan, Alex…arel Holub

We were ushered into booths to take selfies in front of walls with photographs taken with the Lumia and upload them to our respective social media accounts to be able to get the chance to go home with a brand new phone. Candy Cutie Alex Diaz, who introduced the speakers of the day – Gary Chan and Microsoft General Manager Karel Holub, hosted the program. Gary and Karel walked us through the various new features of the Lumia, including the wide-angle 5mp front camera that was specifically designed for Skype video calls and selfies in mind. Alex demonstrated some of the features—he was able to video call his mom via Skype during the program!

But aside from the amazing camera, we were all excited about how functional the Lumias are, especially for students who are constantly on the go. The phones come with the Microsoft Office Suite pre-installed and since most students use Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, it’s easy to get homework done even when you’re far away from your computer!

Even though a lot of us didn’t win a Lumia 535 at the event, we didn’t go home empty handed; everyone was given loot bags with Microsoft goodies and a Selfie Pod–a perfect match for the ultimate Selfie phone!

The Lumia 535 is now available for only P5,990 and the Lumia 735 is available only at Globe free at Plan 1299.

Vivien Nelsen
Council of Cool 15

Hi, Candy Girls!

Hope you’re all doing great and are enjoying your time with your loved ones this season.

Here’s a question: Are you done Christmas shopping yet—whether for presents for your family and friends or for yourself? If you are, then congratulations. I haven’t even started yet! I’ve just started listing down a few gifts to buy, but never really got around to buying them. Here’s hoping I can do that this weekend and actually finish the task. For now, listing them down will do.

And speaking of lists, I’m allowing you to see the top 3 things on my wish list this year. I’ve always believed that at the end of the year, you should also #treatyoself because you’ve been doing your best to be better at anything and everything for the past 12 months. Here are the little things I’ve been wishing for this year:

Ansolo’s music. I have a feeling you all know how cray I am about Ansel Elgort. LOL! I admit, I’m not really into EDM until I learned that he’s a DJ and music producer. Hehe. He goes by the name Ansolo, ICYDK. Ansel recently released “Strong” and I really think you should listen to it, especially this season to keep your energy high. His music may be on Spotify and SoundCloud, but I hope they’re releasing these tracks on CD too. There’s nothing like using a CD player and staring at printed photos of Ansel all day, every day while listening to his mixes.

Chocolates. Who doesn’t want to receive chocolates for Christmas? If you’re looking for something to give your loved ones, why don’t you head over to The Truffle Tree on Facebook and check out their mouth-watering treats. I received a box from a friend, and I’ve been thinking about it for daaays. Your family and friends will surely love receiving a box or two, too, I’m sure.

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One Direction merchandise. #1DWorldManila is opening on the 20th and I can barely wait. While I really want to get this Harry Styles signed poster, I’ll also be very happy if I get to buy anything with Harry’s face in it if they run out of Harry posers to sell. #HarryStylesMakesMeSmile

harry styles

What are the things on your wish lists, Candy Girls? Let me know in the comments. Have a happy Christmas! :x


Hey, Candy Girls and Guys!

Are you feeling the Christmas spirit yet? We sure are! Loads of gifts are arriving at the Candy HQ every day and we’ve been having holiday parties left and right. Just last week, we had our team lunch at Yabu in Rockwell. (We missed our fashion and beauty editors Jed and Ning who had to attend an event on the same day!)

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As per tradition, our Christmas exchange gift involves us buying presents for each other. That way, the person gets to choose a gift he or she actually wants! This year, Macy picked my name while I got Ayessa’s. Needless to say, we were all pretty happy with our haul from Uniqlo.

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Back at the office, we just had to snap a photo of our coordinated outfits. :)

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The Candy Team wishes you all a bright, sparkly Christmas and an awesome New Year! O:)


Now that Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the Company of Dwarves have reclaimed the vast wealth of their land, a new conflict arises: they have roused the terrifying dragon, Smaug, who will slay the defenseless men, women, and children of Lake-town. Having caught the dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain loses himself in wealth and compromises his honor, which brings about the Battle of the Five Armies. Join Bilbo Baggins as he concludes his epic adventure in a battle waged between the Goblins and the Wargs against the Men of Dale, Elves, Dwarves, Eagles, and a Shape-Shifter on Lonely Mountain one last time!

The Hobbit: Battle of the Last Five Armies opens today—catch it in 3D for an even more epic experience! —Bianca Santos, Candy Council of Cool 15





A Flavorful Weekend

by guest
December 11th, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites, What's Up |

Hey, Candy Girls!

Council of Cool’s Jess and Bianca here. Last weekend, we got a chance to explore Estancia, a new lifestyle mall in Capitol Commons. Just when you think the foodies have had enough (with Maginhawa, Salcedo, and Aguirre being popular eating spots), Estancia opens its doors with a special event: the Urban Flavors weekend!


We were introduced to a variety of exhilarating flavors which we never even knew existed—from savory sisig tacos by Tipsy Pig to sinigang na corned beef from Sentro 1771. Comfortingly enough, there were also familiar favorites such as classic pancakes from Pancake House, banana chocolate muffins from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and artisanal coffee from Craft.

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Aside from the delectable food choices, Estancia will also be home to a number of signature brands such as Pottery Barn, Uniqlo, and Aéropostale. The words “fresh” and “modern” can only begin to describe Estancia, and it’s the place where we can imagine ourselves shopping ’till we drop.

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You can still catch Urban Flavors at the Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons on December 13 and 14! For just P500, you can get a taste of different types of food from participating restaurants. You’ll be filled to the brim, from lunch all the way to dinner! Check out for more details.

Jess Cuadro & Bianca Santos
Council of Cool 15

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The Ultimate Selfie Phone

by: guest, 2014-12-19

The Lumia is back with bigger, better and bolder features! Last December 10, members of the press were given an exclusive sneak preview of the brand new Microsoft Lumia 535 and...



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