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A Japanese Street Festival

by angel
Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites, Travel, What's Up |

If you’ve been dreaming of going to Japan, but don’t have the time or money to do so, all you have to do is hop over to Banzai at SM MOA by the Bay for an authentic Japanese experience!

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For starters, the restaurant’s bright, festive decor will put you in the mood to celebrate and have a feast!

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If you’re a sushi fan, you can have your fill at the station featuring all kinds of sushi imaginable.

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We visited Banzai a few months back, but this time they have a new addition to their buffet spread—the street food section! The station resembles a yatai, or a food cart that showcases popular street food in Fukuoka, Japan.

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Be sure to try the Niku Buns—steamed buns with ground pork meat, sprinkled with sesame seeds. Yum!

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Your sweet tooth will be satisfied by Dango Balls, sweet Japanese dumplings made with mochiko (rice flour), and Hokkaido ice cream, a mixture of Hokkaido milk with double cream.

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If you go on a weekend, you’ll be in for an even bigger treat as you’ll get to watch a Japanese cultural show (and have your photo taken with the performers!).

The Banzai Street Festival runs through all weekends of October. Banzai is located at Bldg J, SM MOA by the Bay, Pasay City. For more information, visit their Facebook page or follow @Banzai_PH on Twitter and Instagram.

Sayonara and happy eating!


Angel O:)

Run to Your Beat

by angel
Monday, September 15th, 2014
Posted in Get Inspired, What's Up |

Five reasons why you should join the Rexona Run on October 26, 2014:

1. It’s going to be one big party! Can you run and dance at the same time? Because you can totes do both at this year’s most awesome run-party ever. Get pumped with music from the country’s top DJs, such as Ace Ramos, Mars Miranda, Deuce Manila, Martin Pulgar, Euric, Motherbasss, and MC Pao.

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2. You get to pass through tunnels with different music themes. Running long distances can be a tad boring when there aren’t any interesting sights along the route. Trust us, there’s no way you’ll get bored in this run because at key points during the race, you’ll be able to experience the Retro, HipHop and EDM themed tunnels. They’ve got everything from roller bladers to disco balls, street art to laser light. (The 5-K and 10-K runners will go through two tunnels, while 21-K runners will be able to experience all three!)

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3. You get a free training singlet which you can use during the event or anytime you want to work out. I’m loving to electric blue and neon green colors!

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4. You can train with Coach Rio dela Cruz, one of the country’s top running coaches and cover star of Runner’s World Philippines. To have a good run and stay injury-free, you’ve got to get some training in. Luckily, Rexona will be holding free running clinics from September 16 to October 23. Led by Coach Rio, in collaboration with 360 Club Fitness, the clinics will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-9 PM at the Fort. Sign up now at the Training Camp tab on the Rexona Facebook page.

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5. You get a ton of cool freebies at the finish line, including a medal for all 21-K finishers!

Race Medal

Remember, gun start is at 3:45 AM (5-K), 3:30 AM (10-K), and 3:00 AM (21-K). Register online at until October 12, 2014. In-store registration will also be available in Toby’s MOA, RUNNR Store or Move in Bonifacio High Street, Toby’s SM North EDSA, The Block and Toby’s Robinsons Galleria starting Friday, September 12 until October 19. It’s going to be a blast!

Ready to party,
Angel O:)

Can You Break Out?

by angel
Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight, What's Up |

Have you ever imagined yourself in a horror movie? You and your friends go on a road trip. It’s getting dark and it’s raining hard, when all of a sudden, your car breaks down. So you decide to spend the night in an old hotel in the middle of nowhere. Little do you know, you’ll get locked inside with no way out. *cue freakish laughter* Buahahahaha!!!


Now, you can stop imagining and go experience this for yourself in Breakout Philippines’ Room 13 (minus the actual dangerous psycopath, but feeling all the real fears and anxiety!). In this real life escape room game, you’ll experience chills and thrills like no other. Before you go in, remember to work as a team in order to solve the puzzles and plot your escape. You only have 45 minutes.


Would you dare to enter? The Candy Team sure did!


Unfortunately, we did not escape within the time limit… but we still had an awesome time! :)


Go get your friends together and try it out for yourself! Maybe you’ll have better luck than us and make it into the wall of fame.


Breakout is located at the ground floor of Paragon Plaza, Reliance St. corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City. For more details, check out

Plotting my next great escape,
Angel O:)

Come Fly With Me!

by angel
Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight, What's Up |

Five steps to becoming a certified flying trapeze artist:

Step 1: Listen carefully as the instructor briefs you on how to fly properly. (It won’t hurt to stretch either!)

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Step 2: Try hauling yourself up on the practice bar to see how it feels.

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Step 3: Gather all your courage and climb to the top of the trapeze tower.

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Step 4: Reach for the bars and get ready to fly (make sure your harness is strapped on tight!).

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Step 5: Up, up, and away you go!

Gather your friends and sign up for a class with Flying Trapeze Philippines, the country’s first and only trapeze school, at the corner of 34th Street and 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. For more information, log on to or e-mail [email protected].

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Happy flying!
Angel O:)

Heads up, Candy Girls! We’ve started the search for Council of Cool Batch 15!

Check out what some of our previous COC girls have been up to:
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Click on the image to enlarge.

Think you have what it takes? Here’s how to apply:

1. Send us an entry with answers to the following:
• What makes you a Candy Girl? (Answer in five sentences or less.)
• Write a 100-word review of your favorite movie, album, or TV show.
• Cite three reasons why you’d be a great addition to this year’s Council of Cool.

2. Include your name, age, address, school, mobile number, e-mail address, and a clear photo.

3. E-mail your entries to [email protected] with the subject “Candy Council of Cool.” Your entry must not exceed 350 words (excluding contact details). Photo attachments must not exceed 500kb.

Deadline of entries is on August 31, 2014.

Can’t wait to read your entries!
Angel O:)

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