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Finding the right running shoe is tricky business. You might love the design of a particular shoe and then find out later that your feet hurt when using it. Meanwhile, a really great shoe for one person may not be the right one for you. In the 10 years I’ve been a runner, I’ve tried a LOT of shoe brands and it took a while before I found a few that fit me perfectly. I’m happy to say that Skechers is one of them!

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What I love most about Skechers is that it’s so light and comfy. Since my feet are wide, the roomy toebox is just perfect—I can run for hours without getting any blisters! Two years ago, I ran a 25-K race in my Skechers GOrun 2 and had a blast while doing it.

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Last week, I had a chance to test the GOrun 4 in Fitness First TriNoma. First, we had a grueling but fun Body Combat class. Then we ran on a treadmill and logged a few kilometers on a bike. No matter what the exercise, the GOrun 4 felt just right. The upgraded material greatly improves flexibility and its sock-like quality molds to the runner’s natural movement while running. Plus, don’t you just love the pretty colors?

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If you’re not into running, grab a pair from Skechers’ GOwalk series instead. The new GOwalk 3 has high-rebound cushioning, making walking feel effortless.

For more details, visit Facebook.com/SkechersPhilippines or follow @SkechersPH on Twitter and Instagram.

Happy running and walking! :sun:

Burning calories,
Angel O:)

Spent the weekend down South for some art, good food, and quality time with the family. If you’re looking to have an awesome crafty time this weekend, you must swing by Makiling Park in Ayala Alabang tomorrow to check out The Block Party!

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The weather was perfect for an afternoon outdoors.

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There were a lot of yummy food stalls to sample all day long. I loved the Porchetta Sandwich from Il Ponticello and this scoop Maltesers ice cream from Caramilk. But there are so many other tasty treats you can try especially if you’re planning to spend your whole Sunday here.

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If you’re into crafting, you’ll be sure to bump into some of your art idols there! Here I am with Mansy Abesamis of Hey Kessy and Mikko Sumulong of I Try DIY. There are also some demos and workshops you can join—just ask when you register at the entrance!

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Every spot was super Instagrammable and I couldn’t stop taking photos, really.

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Looks great, right? The best part about the Type Kita exhibit is that you can take these home! Just inquire at the registration if you want to purchase any of these works of art. I’m eying that Jamie Catt one with the two-cans (hehe), but I need to save up for it!

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See? Even my niece had a blast today!

The Block Party is till tomorrow from 10am – 8pm at Makiling Park in Ayala Alabang Village. Entrance is P50 and enters you in the raffle. Check their Instagram page @blockparty_ph for schedule of workshops within the day!

Getting In Line

by guest
March 25th, 2015
Posted in Spotlight |

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When asked to describe the Line app in one word, third year college student Kat can’t help but say, “Amazing!” With over millions of active users nationwide, Line has definitely made its mark as smartphone GOLD for everyone from busy college students to

At the #LinePartyPh held last Friday at 71 Gramercy, celebrity Line Ambassadors Daniel Matsunaga, Yeng Constantino and Ellen Adarna shared why they love the new useful app. Yeng connects with her fans through Line app’s Voice Message function, Daniel plans fun gimmicks with friends using the Group Message feature, and Ellen shares her #feelz through Line’s unique quirky emoji collection!

Kat (the college student we interviewed) told us that the Video Call function is extra helpful especially on group projects! You can also track the latest news on your fave celebs and avail coupons of brands you love. The new “Shake It!” function also makes it easier for users to add friends. And if you were wondering, yes, Daniel danced to the beat of Taylor’s “Shake It Off” during the event and he was super cute.

Line is free on both Apple and Android products. May we also suggest downloading B612, their newest selfie app? You’ll definitely have a blast playing with its frames and filters!
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Love,
Chiara Ocampo
Candy Council of Cool 15
P.S. Isn’t Brown (the brown bear) the cutest thing on earth?

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Photo courtesy of Dreamworks Animation

Hey, Candy Girls! DreamWorks Animation is back with another movie that will surely win your hearts over.

H is for Happy Human Town

Captain Smek (Steve Martin), as the leader of the Boov, makes sure they are safe from their archenemy, Gorg. They decide to conquer the Earth, so all humans are relocated to Happy Human Town.

O is for Oh

Oh (Jim Parsons) is very friendly and fun-loving Boov. He tries so hard to reach out to others, but his so-called friends always avoid him.

M is for making mistakes

Only wanting to fit in, Oh plans a housewarming party for his neighbors. He accidentally hits the “send all” button, inviting everyone in the universe, even Gorg! No Boov is pleased with him and his mistake, so Oh finds himself running away.

E is for exciting adventures

Oh meets Tip (Rihanna), a girl who lives with Pig, her pet cat. She’s on a mission to find a way back to her mom, Lucy (Jennifer Lopez). Oh offers to help and tag along. Along their journey, they argue a little, show off some dance moves, and share lots of heartwarming moments. Despite being from different worlds, they work through their differences and learn lessons from each other about family and friendship.

P.S. I got to take a picture with Oh at the movie screening!

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Catch Home on the big screen starting March 26, Thursday.

Love,
Coleen Pascual
Candy Council of Cool 15

Potato Party

by guest
March 21st, 2015
Posted in Candy Bites, What's Up |

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Craving for something salty? The Philippines’ leading manufacturer in snacks and Japan’s No. 1 potato chips joined forces to create a revolutionary line of products—Jack ‘n Jill Calbee! The pop-up store, the very first in the country, opened in Glorietta 2 last March 13, 2015.

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The impressive Japanese dance performances highlighted a variety of flavors and products. Three new product lines were introduced: Pizza Potato, Potato Chips, and Jagabee Potato Fries.

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Jack ‘n Jill Potato Chips come in three different flavors: Classic Salted, Cheddar and Sour Cream, and Wasabi.

Go simple and minimalist without sacrificing quality with Classic Salted. The perfect companion for movie nights and barkada outings is definitely Cheddar and Sour Cream, with its yummy cheesiness that delights your taste buds. Need something to keep you awake during those sleepless nights studying? Wasabi won’t fail you.

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Catch the #bestopotato experience on the following dates and venues:
March 21-22 Eastwood
March 28-29 Alabang Town Center
April 18-19 Bonifacio Global City

Follow them on Facebook for more deets! :)

—Mona Martinez
Council of Cool 15

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The Perfect Fit

by angel, 2015-03-30

Finding the right running shoe is tricky business. You might love the design of a particular shoe and then find out later that your feet hurt when using it. Meanwhile, a really great...

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