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We Love Our Bread, We Love Our Butter…

by dyan
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |

But most of all, we love each other. That’s the quote from TV show Madeline that has stayed with me through the years, combining all my favorite things and reminding me of those 12 little girls in two straight lines.

“In two straight lines, they broke their bread”—aaand we’re back to my obsession. My friends know how much I love bread that they’ve dubbed me “Dyan Valdyan” because if I were to go to jail, they say it would be for stealing bread!

Kidding aside, all this bread talk brings me to Gardenia’s Next Big Sandwich Hit, a sandwich-making competition that took place last weekend. It’s amazing how the participants shook things up and created edible art that you can even DIY at home.

1

Healthy Box Sandwich from La Consolacion College, first runner-up

2

Tuna and Shrimp Tempura Overload Sandwich from Philippine Women’s University, second runner-up

3

Pan Fusionado Sandwich from National University, grand prize winner

 

Yum! Baon inspiration, anyone?

 

Photos courtesy of Gardenia. 

After stealing the show in Blended, Bella Thorne will soon be shaking it up in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day as Alexander’s older brother’s girlfriend. Here, she talks about her character, cast mates, and the worst day of her life.

What advice would you give your character, Celia, if you had the chance? I would tell her to relax. Let people be who they are and don’t try to change them.

What was the best part about shooting this film? I enjoyed working with my younger cast mates. It was great fun to be around people my own age.

How does the theme of family play out in the film? It’s a good moral lesson. We see how we should come together in times of crisis.

Describe a bad day in your own life and how you turned it around. My father died and that was the worst day of my life. It made me learn how to enjoy life every day without so much emphasis on what isn’t perfect. I learned to look at the beauty of each day.

What qualities do you look for in a good day? I generally think every day is good when I wake up and have my family.

 

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day opens October 15!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day opens October 15!

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 |

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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

Procedure:

  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.
      DON’T MEET AT A DEAD END.
      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!

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