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The Little Things

by dyan
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Posted in Let's Talk |

Today I told myself that I’d work out in the morning and I actually did. Today I had a cream cheese pastry and brewed coffee for breakfast. Today I danced to The Vamps while getting ready for work. Today I got to the Candy HQ on time—with 10 minutes to spare! Today the lunch I prepared went bad, but it gave me an excuse to try the cordon bleu at our office pantry, which was pretty good. Today has been a good day so far.

What are you thankful for today? :)

100+ Baes to Fall For in the Candy Cutiepedia

by dyan
Monday, September 8th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |


5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction, The Vamps, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Dylan O’Brien, Daniel Padilla, James Reid, Andre Paras—these are just some of the crush-worthy boys you can see in this year’s Candy Cutiepedia! A special magazine separate from the September issue and the Candy Cuties mini mag, the Cutiepedia is like the surprise kilig bonus this boy-crazy month.

Steph, Ayessa, and I had the pleasure of compiling the most gorgeous photos of more than a hundred cutie pies and stalking researching their habits and favorites to give you a comprehensive field guide. Take their favorite sweets: cookie cake is to Ansel Elgort as vanilla ice cream is to Logan Lerman. Meanwhile, these courtside cuties are looking for a different kind of rush: Jeric Teng wants to go skydiving and conquer his fear of heights, Jeron Teng is dreaming of a Euro trip, and Arnold Van Opstal has seeing the famous Northern Lights on his bucket list. And what do they look for in a girl? Jesse and Christian Perkins like classy girls who “let their beauty do the talking,” while Brendan Dooling from The Carrie Diaries dug deep: “Mainly the willingness to let herself and the relationship evolve naturally like all things should and do.”

Find out more about these baes in the Candy Cutiepedia out this September, which comes with posters of 5SOS, 1D, Enrique Gil, and Daniel Padilla, plus free stickers! Tweet us your favorites @candymagdotcom—we’d love to know!

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Fact: when you watch The Maze Runner, opening September 17, you will crush hard on Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee. The Keeper of the Runners is cute, hardworking, and fair—what’s not to like? After catching the advanced screening, we wanted to know everything there is to know about Minho. Good thing our friends from 20th Century Fox gave us a copy of his top-secret daily schedule!


The Runners’ Manual
By Minho

Mission: To solve the Maze


  1. Report to the Map Room every morning before breakfast.
  2. Receive section assignment from Keeper.
  3. Gear up.
    • Shoes: If it has holes, patch it up. If it’s beyond repair, consult Keeper for new shoes.
    • Runny undies: If it has holes, patch it up. If it’s beyond repair, consult Keeper.
    • Copy of map: To be returned upon arrival after maze running.
    • Pencil and notebook: Used strictly to aid in navigating and denoting patterns and routes in the maze.
    • Water: To hydrate your shuck face.
    • Satchel: To carry your shuck things.
    • Hand protectors: To protect your shuck hands.
  4. Stop by Frypan’s Kitchen – Pick up day’s rations. DO NOT overpack. The lighter you are, the faster you will be. The faster you are, the less dead you will be.
  5. Pack up and meet with Running partner at the respective Maze doors. Depending on the section you are assigned, you will meet up at the corresponding doors. (Consult the day’s map for reference.)
  6. Discuss Checkpoint locations with your Running partner.
    • Assign different checkpoints within the maze to meet while exploring your own section. Follow the Runners’ Code but also be accountable for your partner.
    • Criteria for picking checkpoint locations:
      Make sure you have four ways out of your checkpoint area. You don’t want to trap yourself in a corridor.
      Even though both of you know where the checkpoint is, leave a trail just in case your partner gets lost.
  7. Run the Maze.
    • Remember the Runners’ Code: never stop running, always be alert, and bring back hope.
    • Hydrate.
    • Keep track of the time.
  8. Come back before the walls close.
  9. Report to the Map Room. Your first destination upon reentering the Glade is the Map Room. NO EXCEPTIONS. I don’t care if you have to klunk in your pants.
  10. Draw the day’s patterns and submit for inspection. If I can’t read your map drawing, you will forgo dinner. DON’T WASTE THE GLADES’ SUPPLIES.
  11. Debrief the day’s patterns and findings.
  12. Break for dinner.
  13. Sleep.
  14. Run again.

Minho runs a tight ship, doesn’t he?  The Maze Runner premieres on September 17!


Up-and-coming actress Amanda Leighton from The Fosters and The Young and the Restless let her “inner old lady” out in our August issue. Here, some more from our exclusive interview with her.

What was your favorite Disney movie as a kid?
All of them! I loved The Little Mermaid the most.

What’s one trend from the past you want to bring back?
I love the pinup look from the ‘50s and the grunge trend in the ‘90s. Classic and grunge—it’s the best of both worlds.

What’s your favorite Instagram filter?
Inkwell. Black and white photos are my favorite.

Let’s say you could invite a few of your favorite artists who have already passed away to a fancy dinner. Who would be on the guest list?
Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley, and James Dean. I also think Heath Ledger would be entertaining. We would eat at The Brown Derby, which was all the rage during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Sushi would be on the menu because I love it and it would be fun to see these people eat it. Haha!


Photo by Russell Baer

Photo by Russell Baer

In the movie, your character is looking for his sibling in the middle of a super storm. What else can you tell us about Trey and his motivations?

That’s definitely Trey’s main motivation. He’s basically battling through this endless torrent of carnage with his dad to reach his brother, Donnie. I’m trying not to give too much away here, but Trey is at least partially at fault for putting his brother in danger, so there’s also that element of guilt that drives him to go looking for Donnie. Trey starts out very immature, kind of the black sheep of the family, but in the course of the movie, he is forced to take on a lot of responsibility, which brings about a lot of change!


The movie also features storm chasers who go, well, into the storm while everyone’s evacuating. What’s the most YOLO thing you’ve done this year?

To kick off the year, my brothers and I went on a road trip up the West Coast. Within about 10 days, we pretty much went from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. We didn’t do toooo much risky stuff, but it was definitely something we had never done before, and most likely won’t be able to do again. Now that they’re finishing up college, we’re all starting our professional lives and probably won’t have time to do it again. And that’s super depressing, which is why I’m extremely happy we did it when we had the chance!


Typhoons are pretty common here in the Philippines, and most people have a story about being stranded or even swimming to safety during a typhoon. Have you ever experienced anything like that during a natural calamity?

Here in California, the most common natural event we face is earthquakes, and even then, it’s not that frequent. However there have been several in the last few months, the first of which was close enough to wake me up in the middle of the night. I’m a seriously heavy sleeper, so no earthquake has ever done that before. It was really scary because there’s no warning and it’s so disorienting! One minute you’re off in some dream and suddenly your bed is shaking, the house is creaking, stuff is falling off the walls, and a never-ending roll of thunder is going off outside. Fortunately it wasn’t enough to do any real damage, but I also learned that I am SO unprepared. I totally froze! I just sat still and waited for it to be over. I didn’t do a single thing you’re supposed to do in an earthquake. So it’s inspired me to do more to be prepared in that way.


How so? What would you put in your disaster kit?

I think the rule is to have everything you need to survive for 72 hours: food, water, and shelter. But these days I think a really important thing that we take for granted is a way to charge our electronics. So I’d add a solar cell to give my phone some juice if the power goes out!


And who would be the first three people you’d call to check if they’re safe?

Number one is definitely my girlfriend. We live pretty close to each other, so if something bad was happening near her, I could go help out. And I guess my parents count as two, so they’d round out the list!


Into the Storm is now showing in cinemas.

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