Kaye’s Currentlies

by kaye
January 30th, 2015
Posted in Candy, Spotlight |

"Chapter Two"

Reading: I’ve been spending my weekends slowly going through The Rookie Yearbook Three and putting sticky notes on the pieces that resonate most with me. I like to think that my writing has improved in the time that I’ve spent with Candy but I still wish that I could write as beautifully as the girls who write for Rookie!

Doing: Catching up on sleep (I have the worst sleeping habits), saving up for a possible trip out of the country with my cousins, and occasionally looking for a dress to wear to my cousin’s wedding. What exactly does one wear to a garden wedding in Tagaytay anyway? And do I need a tita!shawl? I probably need a tita!shawl.

Working On: My usual section, plus some other assignments. On a less work-related note, I’ve also been trying to be better about keeping in touch with my friends.

Watching: The winter break is over on the other side of the world, which means that most of the shows I watch are back. It’s actually somewhat stressful; I always get so emotionally invested in the things I watch! I’m still really into The 100, and Agent Carter, but Jane the Virgin is my favorite at the moment. It’s silly, and funny (#RogelioismyBrogelio—are you following @RogelioDeLaVega on Twitter? He’s hilarious!) but it’s got a lot of heart, and more than the love triangle between Jane, Michael, and Raphael, I really like the relationship between Jane, abuela, and her mom.

Loving: The Empire soundtrack! I’m not much of a hip hop fan but the music for this modern retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear (where the kingdom in question is a music empire, natch) is really, really good.

What have you been into lately? Let me know!

Photo from The CW


Will You Play the Endgame?

by angel
January 29th, 2015
Posted in Spotlight, What's Up |

I can get pretty obsessed with good books, especially those that come in sets, like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, and Percy Jackson. When I get hooked on a book, I devour everything I can that relates to it, like fan fiction, websites, games, movies, and more. Just last week, I found a new series to obsess over and that’s Endgame: The Calling by bestselling author James Frey, co-authored with Nils Johnson-Shelton. Here are a few reasons why I think you should read it, too.

1. It’s a unique dystopian adventure that takes you on a whirlwind trip around the world.

Have you ever imagined what it would be like if aliens had created humankind… and that when the time came, we’d need to play a game to ensure our survival as a species? When the game starts, the players will need to find three keys somewhere on earth. Whoever finds the keys first wins the game.

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2. The 12 main characters or players are descended from 12 ancient lines that are based on actual history.

It’s a thrill to be learning about world history and culture, while reading an action-packed book!

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3. You can participate in Endgame, too!

Hidden in the book’s pages are clues to a real puzzle. The winner gets $500,000 worth of gold, which is currently on display at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. How awesome is that?!


4. Author James Frey is in the Philippines!

He will be signing books on January 31 in Ayala Center Cebu, and on February 1 in Glorietta 1. (Tip: He is also the creator of the Lorien Legacies, so you can have those books signed too!) Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@nbsalert) for more details.

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5. A movie will be out soon!

No details yet, but James says the screenplay is already in the works.

The only downside? Endgame: The Calling is only the first book in a planned trilogy so we’ll have to wait at least another year for the next one to come out. Until then, I’ll be busy trying to solve the puzzle! ;)

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Angel O:)

Japanese Street Dance Invades Manila

by guest
January 27th, 2015
Posted in Spotlight |

Konnichiwa, Candy Girls! We were invited to The Japan Foundation, Manila  street dance show “Dance Dance Asia – Crossing the Movements” the other week at the RCBC Plaza. #DanceDanceAsia aims to support Asian regional dance companies who specialize in street dance (hip hop, contemporary, and jazz). Minutes before the show started, I was giddy with excitement (fangirl mode: ON). Although I can’t dance to save my life, I enjoy watching people who are good at their craft.

Tapdancerize opened the show with a mood-boosting routine. A live band then started playing jazz music, and Tapdancerize continued wowing the crowd. Tokyo Gegegay was up next and they had this cool classroom set-up on stage. Their performance kept me on the edge of my seat! These awesome gals had several costume changes and the whole performance was a feast for the eyes. They also gave us a good laugh at some parts! S**t Kingz came next and they are the epitome of cool! These guys boast clean and sharp moves while dancing to funky tunes. During my interview with them, they said that Filipino dancers are talented and surely have a shot at the global scene, so go do yer thang! —Macee Rosimo, Candy Council of Cool 15








Photos courtesy of The Japan Foundation, Manila

Last week, Erin, Ning, and I went to a press launch hosted by Maybelline New York. I was super excited, TBH, because aside from this being my first beauty event (heehee), I was also looking forward to seeing their new product—a foundation that promises 12 hours of super fresh and matte look that needs no retouching. No retouching, girls! That means no running to the restroom to take all the oil off your face or dabbing oil control film against your skin whenever you feel oilyyy. Woot!

We were introduced to the White Super Fresh, a foundation that promises “zero cakeyness, zero dullness, and zero meltdowns.” It’s the perfect companion if you want to look your best the entire time you’re out (perfect this prom season, right?), but don’t have time to keep on retouching your makeup (which you do four to five times in a day!).

During the event, the peeps from Maybelline made us spritz water on two types of foundation: the ordinary one and the White Super Fresh. The normal one, once wet, looked darker and appeared cakey. You won’t definitely want that on your face. White Super Fresh, on the other hand, looked… well… the same, as if water didn’t do anything to it. Neat absorbing powers, really. We can’t wait to try this one ASAP and maintain the fresh look for 12 hours. ;)

Which product are you looking forward to try this year? Let me know in the comments!




Maybelline’s White Super Fresh will be available in all Maybelline counters nationwide starting February 28. You can have them by then for Php299 only.

Hong Kong in Squares

by stephie
January 24th, 2015
Posted in Candy, Candy Bites, Travel |

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Hong Kong because it’s one of my most favorite cities to visit. Sharing with you some snaps from my recent trip. :)


1. Laduree macarons are always on my must-have list. I know they can be a bit pricey but really worth it. I love macarons! I wonder how true the rumors are that they’ll be coming to Manila soon?

2. Went to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland, and teared up a bit during the fireworks at night.

3. Had a taste of some yummy Ferrero liquid nitrogen ice cream. There was a long queue when we went here but worth the wait.

4. Kowloon Dairy fresh milk. I had this every day of my trip, hahaha!

5. Wore layers and layers because it was coooold (brrr) but the weather was a nice change from the tropical climate we have in Manila.

6. Chanced upon this conveyor belt type sushi restaurant called Genki Sushi. The beef one was super good.

7. Took a snap at Lab Made, the ice cream place. Found the pop up store so cute.

8. Bought my favorite Japanese mags for inspiration and happy vibes.

9. Drank lots of hot soy milk, perfect for the cold weather there.

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Kaye's Currentlies

by: kaye, 2015-01-30

Reading: I've been spending my weekends slowly going through The Rookie Yearbook Three and putting sticky notes on the pieces that resonate most with me. I like to think that my...



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