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A Black and White Christmas

by angel
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites, Shopping Diaries, What's Up |

Hey, Candy Girls and Guys!

Are you feeling the Christmas spirit yet? We sure are! Loads of gifts are arriving at the Candy HQ every day and we’ve been having holiday parties left and right. Just last week, we had our team lunch at Yabu in Rockwell. (We missed our fashion and beauty editors Jed and Ning who had to attend an event on the same day!)

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As per tradition, our Christmas exchange gift involves us buying presents for each other. That way, the person gets to choose a gift he or she actually wants! This year, Macy picked my name while I got Ayessa’s. Needless to say, we were all pretty happy with our haul from Uniqlo.

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Back at the office, we just had to snap a photo of our coordinated outfits. :)

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The Candy Team wishes you all a bright, sparkly Christmas and an awesome New Year! O:)

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.


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.


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:)

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!

This girl loves her chocolates!

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

Beautiful hiking trails at Saratoga Gap in Santa Clara County

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

We marveled at the breathtaking scenery at the Grand Canyon.

Loving the lights and sounds of Vegas!

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

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

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!


Angel O:)

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