Mad for Mad Fest

by kaye
November 23rd, 2014
Posted in Candy, Spotlight, What's Up |

So this is happening: Kimbra, one of my favorite artists in the world, is finally coming to our tiny little archipelago as the headliner for JACK TV’S MAD Fest this December 5. It’s one of the most exciting things to happen in my life as a young adult (because being 24 years old and a member of the workforce, I no longer have to negotiate for a later curfew—woohoo!) and in a nutshell, this gif roughly sums up how I currently feel—in which I am The Doctor and everyone around me is Rory.

When I’m obsessed with something (or in this case, someone), I consider it my civic duty to bring everybody to a similar level of obsession. Here are three very, very good reasons why you should go to this year’s MAD Fest:

1. Kimbra, Kimbra, Kimbra!! Remember a few years ago, all we heard on the radio was “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye? Kimbra lent her vocals to the track and won Record of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the Grammys for her efforts. She’s got two amazing solo albums out (Vows, which came out in 2011, and The Golden Echo, which came out last August) but honestly, after watching her live performances on YouTube, I can’t help but think that the studio versions pale in comparison. She’s just got so much joy and energy about her and it really shows. I’ve compiled a few of my favorite lives for you!

2. Local Acts!! We featured DJ duo Deuce Manila, and indie-rock band Cheats in our July special “Radio Active” as acts to keep an eye on—which you’ll be able to do at MAD Fest because they’re also performing! I’m also looking forward to BP Valenzuela, whose Soundcloud I like to stalk now and then.

3. Live art!! When I was still studying in Ateneo, Manila-based artist Leeroy New made this enormous installation by our library that looked like a big red higad. I’m still fascinated by it even now and I’m looking forward to what he and a lot of other artists are coming up with for the festival.

Will I be seeing you at MAD Fest? Come say hi! :)


Fierce Fun at the Whisper Fearless Fair

by guest
November 20th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |

Did you know that six out 10 women in the Philippines experience back leaks? And did you also know that this hinders us from being active and fearless in our day-to-day activities? This is exactly what Whisper is trying to end. Last November 15, the Whisper Fearless Fair was held at The Tent in Enderun. It featured performances from a theatrical mime group, the bubbly All-Girls Division Champions of DLSU’s Animo Squad, and the fierce and daring Pole Cats. Champion race car driver Michele Bumgarner made a special appearance and talked to Magic 89.9 DJ Pat, who was the host for the night, about making it in a male-dominated sport. Fun activities were also present, such as pole dancing lessons, trampoline jump shots, and tire-changing games. Everyone went home more empowered and ready to conquer the world! —Vivien Nelsen, Candy Council of Cool 15







Worry-Free Roaming

by angel
November 18th, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites, Travel |

Whenever I travel, it’s absolutely essential for me to have Internet access. Unfortunately, not all places have free WiFi. Good thing I’m a Globe postpaid subscriber because they now offer 24 hours of unlimited mobile surfing while roaming for only P599!

I got a chance to try this service during my trip to the USA last month, and here are five ways it made my life so much easier—and my trip so much more fun:

1. Post photos in real time.


When I see something so beautiful and awe-inspiring, like this view of the Golden Gate Bridge or this photo of me running in the mountains, I just can’t contain my feels! I have to share it with my friends ASAP.


2. Get directions via Google Maps or Waze.

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When exploring a new city, it helps to have a digital map handy so you won’t get lost. While walking around San Francisco, we were looking for Bi-Rite Creamery, a really good ice cream place my friend recommended—it took us an hour to get there but it was well worth it!

3. Let friends and family know you’re okay.


We joined a half-marathon in Healdsburg Wine Country. It was a tough race and posting this photo was our way of telling everyone, “Hey, we made it to the finish line in one piece!”

4. Check online for food reviews—and make everyone’s mouths water with the food you’re eating.

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Here are just a few of the yummy dishes we had: French Toast from the Fig Tree Cafe in San Diego, Prime Rib from Lawry’s, and Pink’s Hotdogs from LA. #FoodComa

5. Communicate via Facetime, Viber, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.


Though I was having so much fun with my hubby, I really missed my family, too. Good thing I could communicate with them via Facetime and all the other messaging apps out there.

So if you’re going abroad anytime soon, I highly recommend trying Globe’s data roaming service. It’s available in over 70 countries! Check out Globe’s website for more details.

One last note: just because you’re online 24/7 doesn’t mean your nose should be buried in your phone the whole time. Put your phone down once in awhile and just stop and stare at the beautiful sights around you (then you can upload all the photos later!).

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View of the Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Sunset at Venice beach, Los Angeles

Angel O:)

Burger Time

by stephie
November 17th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Bites |

Last Monday, Ayessa, Erin, and I got to try the limited edition Chef’s Choice Smokehouse Burger from Caliburger. crafted by one of the country’s well-known chefs, Chef Rob Pengson.



It’s basically a bacon cheeseburger with crispy onion rings, tomatoes, pickles, and a maple-mustard BBQ sauce. The beef patty was super moist and flavorful—it was super duper yummy! We loved it so much that we’re definitely going back for more. But it’s only on a limited run from November 17 (today!) to December 17 so I suggest you rush to Caliburger to try this amazing concoction. You won’t be sorry, I promise!

Caliburger is located at 4F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave, Makati.

My Brother Is Getting Married!

by macy
November 15th, 2014
Posted in Candy, What's Up |

My brother was my very first friend ever. Not like I had a choice (neither did he), but we were stuck with each other until my second brother came into this world. That meant doing absolutely everything together!

Growing up, I had an instant ally and an enemy. A protector and a heckler. A cheerleader and a critic. We weren’t the best of friends all the time, but whatever squabble we had was always soon forgotten and we’d be back to being buddies.

Today, he’s getting married and I couldn’t be happier. I’ll be crying for sure—tears of joy!—and I’ll be laughing. True to the kind of relationship we have. And in the end, we’ll have a good laugh and make silly faces just like in the photo. (:

Baby Macy and Baby Mong
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Mad for Mad Fest

by: kaye, 2014-11-23

So this is happening: Kimbra, one of my favorite artists in the world, is finally coming to our tiny little archipelago as the headliner for JACK TV'S MAD Fest this December 5. It's...



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