Day in the Life of Candy
Hey Candy Girls!
Hailing from the realm of Interns, your guest speaker today is Arianne! I’ve been working with the Candy Team for two weeks now, and having said that, it is my great honor to be able to say that they let me attend a press conference today, at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel.
Are any of you KPOP fans?
I hope so! Because I’m about to give you a short account of my first Press Conference, Jay Park’s.
He’s really sweet, you know? He joked around with his sponsors on stage, took a formal shot and a whacky shot with each big representative that was called on stage. A lot of his fans call him a little boy trapped in a 23-year old body, I could really see why!
He also talked about life as an idol – he said that being an idol was difficult because he had to do things on his own, sing entire songs on his own and it took strenuous tolls on his health. But at the same time, he said it was enthralling, because having been given the creative freedom to do as he pleased, he felt that he could truly express himself as an artist. Ah, he was so professional and smooth!
He also said that if he had the time, one of the things he’s really wanted to do is check out the Filipino night scene. See what hip hop is like here, and how many people he can touch with his music. And to everyone who aspires to become a Hallyu Idol like Jay, he said to always work hard and never give up on your dreams.
The interesting part about that last paragraph was that I asked both questions that garnered those answers, and today I learned that I throw words out like pullets of a shotgun when I’m nervous! He told me to slow down, and he laughed. But hey, at least I got him to laugh. ^^;;
At the end of the 12-minute press conference, there was another photo op, and while everyone hounded the stage, I stood back a bit. The best part? I called out – “JAY!” – and shot my hand up to call his attention, and I got this~
Looked me straight in the eye(lens), and snap! ^^ Honestly the best experience ever. Thank you, Candy!
Hi, we’re Estelle and Tanitha, we’re 15 and 14 year old French girls and we’re in the 9th grade at the European International School, Manila. We interned at Candy Magazine for a week from the 6th to the 10th of February. We really enjoyed our stay here, and we’d like to share our experience with you!
DAY 1: We arrived at the building around 09:30 am. Ms Mimi then introduced us to the Candy Team: Sam, Angel, Steph and finally ms Marla who was running late because her electric fan exploded!
Later on, we had a chat with ms Marla about how the company works and how it’s organized; basically a load of boring (HEY!!! —Marla) stuff that we’ll be needing for our imminent school report! Eek!
After lunch, we went with ms Sam to the mall to help her borrow clothes from The Ramp and Folded&Hung for the shoot we would be attending on Tuesday. We had a lot of fun choosing the cool summer outfits! And that was it for the day
DAY 2: The next day, we were en route for the photo shoot which was all the way in Quezon City! Once we got there, we helped ms Sam arrange clothes and write down the prices of all the items. The model Havne did an incredible job posing for the camera with all the nice clothes, including some we personally picked out! We’re so excited to see them in the pages of Candy when the issue comes out.
DAY 3: We arrived around 01:00 pm at the office. Our task for the day was to double-check all the websites and telephone numbers of companies mentioned in an article.
After that, we interviewed the Candy Team for our school report. We asked them about their jobs and their roles in the company, which was actually really interesting as we got to see different perspectives of their work as the Candy Team. We might even be considering following in their footsteps!
DAY 4: On Thursday, we were assigned to go to the launching of “Lash King” by Majolica Majorca: a new mascara designed to lengthen, thicken and make your lashes look fabulous! And the best part: it’s waterproof!
We especially enjoyed getting our fortunes told by the fortune teller! It was both our first time to try it out and we were a little shocked by her predictions which, surprisingly, had a little truth to them!
There was also a magician in a joker costume- and not like Batman’s archenemy, we mean the medieval kind. He had a few tricks up his sleeves including shifting cards with the wave of the hand, candles that would light up even after being blown out and other awesome illusions. There were a lot of yummy pastries as well which we ate up till our bellies were full!
DAY 5: Today, we interviewed ms Sam for the last time. Our last day has yet to come to and end as we’re writing this article on the said day… But one thing’s for sure: this experience has been amazing and truly different than anything we’ve ever done. We enjoyed every moment of it. We’ll really miss everyone on the Team and this one-of-a-kind experience. We wish we didn’t have to leave but alas, all good things must come to an end!
To the Team: thank you so much for having us, and we’re so very grateful for this exciting journey! We’ll forever treasure everything you’ve taught us and the magazines you gave us as well, haha!
xoxo, Gossip Girl- just kidding!
Sincerely, Estelle & Tanitha <3
Two words—Sinigang Wings. That’s all you really need to know once you leave your taste buds to the exciting creations of Chef Joey Herrera in LOOP.
Last May 13, 2011, an event was held in LOOP where the chef presented the visitors with unique and extremely mouth-watering additions to the menu. For starters we had the Grilled Adobo Blood Sausage (Php 248), Gazpacho, Grilled Watermelon (Php 158) soup and Seared Tuna Japanicoise (Php 172) salad. If you are looking for something refreshing, you should definitely give this soup and salad a try! The Grilled Adobo Blood Sausage is also good if you want to have something meaty to start off your LOOP experience.
If you think that their Club Sandwich (Php 322) will just be like any regular club sandwich out there, I will tell you now that you certainly got that wrong! This ain’t no ordinary club sandwich because it has tamago, chicken in whole-grain mustard and of course, the BLT to top it all off! The Salmon Burger (Php 266) is also a must try! It’s a salmon patty with lettuce, tomatoes and aioli. For dessert we had the Foie Gras Crème Brulee. The foie gras balances the whole taste of this dish!
The tuyo Thinizza (Php 415) and the insanely delicious Sinigang Wings (Php 194) top my list of favorite new LOOP dishes. Everyone will just love this Thinizza! You can’t go wrong with any of the toppings you choose for this ultra thin pizza. You just roll it up before you take a bite! Sinigang Wings, the most epic dish you’ll taste here! It is like taking a sip of your homemade sinigang in every bite of this crunchy chicken. Fried chicken heaven! I went crazy with this meal.
For those who love kiddie desserts, don’t forget to try the Kid’s Flowerpot (Php 107). It is chocolate cookie soil with gummi worms and ice cream. This decorative dessert looks just too good to eat!
All you Candy Girls better check out LOOP! More than just great food, it’s the perfect place to chill before a night out with your girlfriends Grab your wallet and head out to LOOP Creative Dining located at corner Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia) and Malugay St. It’s in the FEU Makati building, found right beside Columns. And don’t forget…Sinigang Wings!
As a Candy intern this summer, I’m happy that I get to do more than just help out in the Candy headquarters. I’m lucky that I get to tag along with Marla and Sam whenever they have events or shoots to go to!
Last Tuesday, Marla sent me to the Rio Mints launch at the Robot Bar along Makati Ave. The brand launched their six fun and exciting Rio Mint flavors and these are Burgundy Grape, Green Tea & Peppermint, Honey Melon, Cool Peach Jasmine, Pink Grapefruit and Juicy Lychee!
This event tied up with the School of Fashion and the Arts (SOFA) as they had a fashion show modeling the designs of six of the top students from SOFA. It was a fun show where they not only modeled the unique clothes, but showcased the different Rio Mints as well! The SOFA students were tasked to design clothes that they believed best presented the personality of a certain flavor of Rio Mints.
On the first day of my internship: I was with my Council of Cool co-members. We planned something special for you, dear Candy readers. I canâ€™t say much but youâ€™ll find out soon! Well, not so soon. Haha!
Wait, letâ€™s pause…
I had to stop and resume my internship at a later date because at that time, there were four interns already: Micah, Reggie, Jenny and Amanda. Ate Mia was worried that I wouldnâ€™t be given tasks anymore because of the overflowing number of interns. I wasnâ€™t able to start on the date she asked me because I had to leave for Bacolod for my thesis immersion. But as soon as I got back from Bacolod, I went back to my training, after all it is my â€œOn-the-Job Training.â€
On the second day of my internship: I was at a shoot! It was very cool but at the same time, an overwhelming experience since it was my first time to attend one! I was in awe with the process and I had fun with the people I was with.
On the third day of my internship: I finally went to the office. I was so excited that I arrived at 8:50 am. Robinsons Galleria was still closed but because of my Summit ID, I got inâ€”to the dismay of the anxious people waiting for the mall to open. Ate Steph saw me seated at Ate Marlaâ€™s seat listening to my iPod. She asked me if I was bored, I said no but she gave me magazines to read while waiting for the other editors. This day was quite a busy day because I went to another shoot! It was a really fun experience! I canâ€™t say much about it though.
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