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The Ultimate Selfie Phone

by guest
Friday, December 19th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |

The Lumia is back with bigger, better and bolder features! Last December 10, members of the press were given an exclusive sneak preview of the brand new Microsoft Lumia 535 and Nokia Lumia 735 at the Amber Ultra Lounge in Bonifacio Global City.

Gary Chan, Alex…arel Holub

We were ushered into booths to take selfies in front of walls with photographs taken with the Lumia and upload them to our respective social media accounts to be able to get the chance to go home with a brand new phone. Candy Cutie Alex Diaz, who introduced the speakers of the day – Gary Chan and Microsoft General Manager Karel Holub, hosted the program. Gary and Karel walked us through the various new features of the Lumia, including the wide-angle 5mp front camera that was specifically designed for Skype video calls and selfies in mind. Alex demonstrated some of the features—he was able to video call his mom via Skype during the program!

But aside from the amazing camera, we were all excited about how functional the Lumias are, especially for students who are constantly on the go. The phones come with the Microsoft Office Suite pre-installed and since most students use Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, it’s easy to get homework done even when you’re far away from your computer!

Even though a lot of us didn’t win a Lumia 535 at the event, we didn’t go home empty handed; everyone was given loot bags with Microsoft goodies and a Selfie Pod–a perfect match for the ultimate Selfie phone!

The Lumia 535 is now available for only P5,990 and the Lumia 735 is available only at Globe free at Plan 1299.

Vivien Nelsen
Council of Cool 15


Now that Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the Company of Dwarves have reclaimed the vast wealth of their land, a new conflict arises: they have roused the terrifying dragon, Smaug, who will slay the defenseless men, women, and children of Lake-town. Having caught the dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain loses himself in wealth and compromises his honor, which brings about the Battle of the Five Armies. Join Bilbo Baggins as he concludes his epic adventure in a battle waged between the Goblins and the Wargs against the Men of Dale, Elves, Dwarves, Eagles, and a Shape-Shifter on Lonely Mountain one last time!

The Hobbit: Battle of the Last Five Armies opens today—catch it in 3D for an even more epic experience! —Bianca Santos, Candy Council of Cool 15





A Flavorful Weekend

by guest
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites, What's Up |

Hey, Candy Girls!

Council of Cool’s Jess and Bianca here. Last weekend, we got a chance to explore Estancia, a new lifestyle mall in Capitol Commons. Just when you think the foodies have had enough (with Maginhawa, Salcedo, and Aguirre being popular eating spots), Estancia opens its doors with a special event: the Urban Flavors weekend!


We were introduced to a variety of exhilarating flavors which we never even knew existed—from savory sisig tacos by Tipsy Pig to sinigang na corned beef from Sentro 1771. Comfortingly enough, there were also familiar favorites such as classic pancakes from Pancake House, banana chocolate muffins from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and artisanal coffee from Craft.

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Aside from the delectable food choices, Estancia will also be home to a number of signature brands such as Pottery Barn, Uniqlo, and Aéropostale. The words “fresh” and “modern” can only begin to describe Estancia, and it’s the place where we can imagine ourselves shopping ’till we drop.

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You can still catch Urban Flavors at the Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons on December 13 and 14! For just P500, you can get a taste of different types of food from participating restaurants. You’ll be filled to the brim, from lunch all the way to dinner! Check out for more details.

Jess Cuadro & Bianca Santos
Council of Cool 15

Bringing the Party Home

by guest
Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |

Heima recently launched “Life is a Party,” a collection that revolves around the idea that you can bring the party to your own home and bask in the company of your friends and family. It reminds us that with only a few interesting pieces, you can revamp your home and turn it into the place to be for intimate dinners or house parties. Check out some of the pieces from the collection below and tell us which ones are your favorites! —Betina Libre, Candy Council of Cool 15












Why You Shouldn’t Miss Penguins of Madagascar

by guest
Monday, November 24th, 2014
Posted in Spotlight |


We all remember those cute little penguins from the Madagascar movies, but what we don’t know is that they’ve actually been leading double lives… as top secret agents! In their very own feature film, Skipper (voiced by Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon), and Private (Christopher Knights) join forces with the North Wind, an elite interspecies undercover organization led by the tough and handsome Agent Classified (Benedict Cumberbatch!!!). Their mission is to stop the mad Dr. Octavius Brine (John Malkovich) from destroying the world. Join the team as they take you on an action-packed adventure filled with exciting, hilarious, and heartwarming moments that will surely bring you to the edge of your seat. Penguins of Madagascar is a delightful and heartwarming film that teaches the value of teamwork and reminds us that good will always triumph over evil. Catch it in theaters starting November 26. —Monica Mabuti, Candy Council of Cool 15

Coleen and I had a blast at the Penguins of Madagascar screening!

Coleen and I had a blast at the Penguins of Madagascar screening!

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The Ultimate Selfie Phone

by: guest, 2014-12-19

The Lumia is back with bigger, better and bolder features! Last December 10, members of the press were given an exclusive sneak preview of the brand new Microsoft Lumia 535 and...



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