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Pizza Party!

by angel
Friday, November 28th, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites |

Whenever the Candy Team has brainstorming sessions, we make it a point to power up on food that can fill our stomachs and fuel our ideas. For this month’s session, we loaded up on pizzaaaa!!!

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Our choice? Brooklyn’s New York Pizza in Ortigas City Golf Plaza. This huge pizza had four flavors—white cheese, pepperoni, porko, and deluxe—more than enough to suit everybody’s taste buds.

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Next up: pasta! I loved the spicy shrimp and the creamy pesto. #carboverload

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Chicken lover? The buffalo wings are TDF.

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If you believe breakfast (or brunch) is the most important meal of the day, you can also try their breakfast offerings like the Lumber Jack and the Supreme Omelette.

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The best part? They’ve got promos throughout the Christmas season so you can celebrate there with your family and friends. Check out their Facebook Page for more details and a full list of their branches.

Certified pizza lover,
Angel O:)

Worry-Free Roaming

by angel
Tuesday, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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

Wanderstruck,
Angel O:)

Vacation Snaps

by angel
Monday, November 10th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Travel |

Hey, Candy Girls!

I just got back from a three-week trip to the USA. I missed you guys and wanted to check in with you all to say hi! :)

I’m probably still too jetlagged to string two coherent sentences together, so I’ll just be sharing a few of my favorite snaps from my trip. Obviously, I’m still on a high!

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This girl loves her chocolates!

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Giant, thousand-year old trees at the Redwoods State Park

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Beautiful hiking trails at Saratoga Gap in Santa Clara County

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We visited Santa Rosa, hometown of Snoopy’s creator, Charles Schulz.

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We marveled at the breathtaking scenery at the Grand Canyon.

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Loving the lights and sounds of Vegas!

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Natural red-orange rocks at the Valley of Fire in Nevada

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Goofing around with my cousin Mariel at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Will be posting more pics soon! In the meantime, check out more of my snaps at instagram.com/angelamc23.

Love,
Angel O:)

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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!

Oishii!!!

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!

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Remember, gun start is at 3:45 AM (5-K), 3:30 AM (10-K), and 3:00 AM (21-K). Register online at www.runrio.com/rexonarun 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!

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Ready to party,
Angel O:)

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