Fact: when you watch The Maze Runner, opening September 17, you will crush hard on Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee. The Keeper of the Runners is cute, hardworking, and fair—what’s not to like? After catching the advanced screening, we wanted to know everything there is to know about Minho. Good thing our friends from 20th Century Fox gave us a copy of his top-secret daily schedule!


The Runners’ Manual
By Minho

Mission: To solve the Maze


  1. Report to the Map Room every morning before breakfast.
  2. Receive section assignment from Keeper.
  3. Gear up.
    • Shoes: If it has holes, patch it up. If it’s beyond repair, consult Keeper for new shoes.
    • Runny undies: If it has holes, patch it up. If it’s beyond repair, consult Keeper.
    • Copy of map: To be returned upon arrival after maze running.
    • Pencil and notebook: Used strictly to aid in navigating and denoting patterns and routes in the maze.
    • Water: To hydrate your shuck face.
    • Satchel: To carry your shuck things.
    • Hand protectors: To protect your shuck hands.
  4. Stop by Frypan’s Kitchen – Pick up day’s rations. DO NOT overpack. The lighter you are, the faster you will be. The faster you are, the less dead you will be.
  5. Pack up and meet with Running partner at the respective Maze doors. Depending on the section you are assigned, you will meet up at the corresponding doors. (Consult the day’s map for reference.)
  6. Discuss Checkpoint locations with your Running partner.
    • Assign different checkpoints within the maze to meet while exploring your own section. Follow the Runners’ Code but also be accountable for your partner.
    • Criteria for picking checkpoint locations:
      Make sure you have four ways out of your checkpoint area. You don’t want to trap yourself in a corridor.
      Even though both of you know where the checkpoint is, leave a trail just in case your partner gets lost.
  7. Run the Maze.
    • Remember the Runners’ Code: never stop running, always be alert, and bring back hope.
    • Hydrate.
    • Keep track of the time.
  8. Come back before the walls close.
  9. Report to the Map Room. Your first destination upon reentering the Glade is the Map Room. NO EXCEPTIONS. I don’t care if you have to klunk in your pants.
  10. Draw the day’s patterns and submit for inspection. If I can’t read your map drawing, you will forgo dinner. DON’T WASTE THE GLADES’ SUPPLIES.
  11. Debrief the day’s patterns and findings.
  12. Break for dinner.
  13. Sleep.
  14. Run again.

Minho runs a tight ship, doesn’t he?  The Maze Runner premieres on September 17!


Up-and-coming actress Amanda Leighton from The Fosters and The Young and the Restless let her “inner old lady” out in our August issue. Here, some more from our exclusive interview with her.

What was your favorite Disney movie as a kid?
All of them! I loved The Little Mermaid the most.

What’s one trend from the past you want to bring back?
I love the pinup look from the ‘50s and the grunge trend in the ‘90s. Classic and grunge—it’s the best of both worlds.

What’s your favorite Instagram filter?
Inkwell. Black and white photos are my favorite.

Let’s say you could invite a few of your favorite artists who have already passed away to a fancy dinner. Who would be on the guest list?
Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley, and James Dean. I also think Heath Ledger would be entertaining. We would eat at The Brown Derby, which was all the rage during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Sushi would be on the menu because I love it and it would be fun to see these people eat it. Haha!

Look Who’s Talking

by ayessa
August 20th, 2014
Posted in Beauty & Trends, Get Inspired |

…about makeup, that is!

If you talked to me about makeup a few months back, I’d probably freak out and excuse myself or pretend I’m doing something to save the world so I can skip the topic. Nowadays, it’s a different story. I think I’ve been bugging the Candy eds about makeup more than I should because learning about it has made me really, really happy these past few days.

It all started when I asked fashion and beauty girl Erin to help me do my makeup for an event. She taught me how to do it for the next few days, patiently checked on what I’ve done (and whether I’m still alive after attempting to put on makeup, LOL), and added a few magical touches when I’ve made a mess of my already messy fez, haha. Macy, Marla, and Stephie joined in on my little adventure, too. They send me makeup tutorials and articles, answer all of my questions, and even give me a few pretty things to start my makeup kit with. Thank you, girls! Heehee.

Pretty Things

What I’ve been using so far (nuuuks!): Urban Decay’s Naked Basics (fine, I only use 3 colors  as of now, hehe), The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream, The Face Shop’s eyelash curler, K-Palette’s 1-Day Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner, Maybelline’s  The Rocket Volum Express Mascara, Tony Moly’s Petite Bunny Gloss, The Body Shop’s Eye Definer, Pixy’s Blush On (which I’m still learning how to use, hihi), Happy Skin’s Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie, and Chic’s Shadow Nail Polish from the Kathryn Bernardo collection.

My goal for this month (yes, that’s how serious I am because I have goals, hehe) was to do the perfect cat eye. After trying and trying to do it for a week, I can now do a messy version—but you can’t really tell, unless you make me close my eyes and look at them really closely. Hehe. My next goal? Kardashian-level contouring. Hahaha! :D

The most important thing I learned from this? That we shouldn’t be afraid to try new things. We’ll surely make mistakes the first time, the second time, and even the third time. But that’s how we learn, right? Besides, we always have our family and friends to tell us how to do it better next time. So if you’re scared to try something new, do it today! You’ll never really know, unless you try.

What new things have you tried doing recently? Tell me in the comments!



P.S. Want to learn how to do your own makeup, too? We have very helpful tutorials over here;)

Let’s Make Things

by macy
August 19th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Get Inspired |

What do you do on your days off? I like to make things with my hands. And lucky me, I’m surrounded by people who allow me to do just that!


Two of what I consider to be my proudest moments this year: getting to illustrate for ? V: A Life and Style Diary (have you gotten your copy yet?) and doing the calligraphy for my friends’ new book, Sola Musica (you can preorder it on Amazon!). I can’t believe that I’ve graduated from doodling on the margins of my notebooks to being credited as an illustrator or have my handwriting worthy of a book cover! What an honor. Thank you, Marla, Ines, and Stephie for asking me to do these projects with you.


I want to help out in my brother’s wedding preps so over the weekend, while coloring newspapers (haha) with my niece, I carved a stamp for him and my sister-in-law. Pretty cool that all their names start with a letter M so they can use this for whatever! (I can even use it, too.) After that, I went home to bake some cookies. I go by the handle “macysfields,” because Mrs. Fields was my idol growing up. All the first recipes I tried were from the Mrs. Fields Cookie Cookbook!


The next morning, I headed to the Hey Kessy Studio in Katipunan to get some crafting done. While my friend Mikko was holding her pressed flower workshop, I decided to come up with this collage featuring skills I learned from different workshops: watercolor, pressed flowers, and papercutting! The lyrics are from Jason Mraz’s latest album. <3


And to round up my wonderful weekend, I joined Hey Kessy’s craft gathering at the studio. You might be familiar with Hey Kessy because of their washi tapes. If you head to their newly-opened store at 71-B E. Abada, though, you’ll find even more pretty things to hoard! At the little get-together-slash-celebration, I met a lot of craft entrepreneurs who enjoy making things with their hands, too. We spent the afternoon painting clay plates. I stamped mine with words to remind me to always make space for the things that matter.

What about you? What do you do on your days off? (:


Pinocchio’s Back!

by guest
August 18th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |


We all know the wooden little boy who came to life and whose nose grew with every lie he made. But ask yourself, when was the last time you saw him in action? Say bon giorno to the kid inside you and treat yourself to a magical, heartwarming take on the children’s classic (and a basic Italian lesson, too!). With its vibrant, interactive execution (make sure you know where Italy is on the map), and eye-catching costumes and sets (how Pinocchio’s nose grew is a mystery to us all), Repertory Philippines breathes life back into Pinocchio’s story, making it a fantastical yet realistic adventure for all of us. —Bianca Rañola, Candy Council of Cool 14

Catch Pinocchio at Onstage Theater, 2/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi Street,  Makati. For tickets or inquiries, visit or call TicketWorld at (02) 891-9999.

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The Runners’ Manual According to Minho from The Maze Runner

by: dyan, 2014-08-30

Fact: when you watch The Maze Runner, opening September 17, you will crush hard on Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee. The Keeper of the Runners is cute, hardworking, and fair—what’s...



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