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My Life* Without Facebook

by macy
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Posted in Candy, Let's Talk, What's Up |

* Okay, maybe just 2 weeks if we’re being specific.

Some of my friends tease me that I find out about everything almost exactly as they happen. This is mostly because I’m connected almost 24/7 with Facebook being a constant open tab on my browser. So imagine my surprise when my account got disabled 2 weeks ago.

I didn’t even realize it had happened until Dyan asked me if I unfriended her (“What?! No. Why would I unfriend you?”). Then I saw that I had been logged out of my account and when I tried logging back in, there was a prompt that said my account had been disabled. I sent in an appeal to get my account back, but haven’t really heard from Facebook since then.

The first few days, it was Facebook FOMO like no other. My friends would be talking about a link they shared on their Wall and my mind would draw a complete blank. Then, they’d realize… oh yeah, you didn’t see it. Even I had a moment of sadness when I realized I couldn’t share our Zayn birthday article on my friend’s Wall (LOL, I tweeted it to her instead).

And then I forgot about trying to log into my account. I finally finished my Gilmore Girls rewatch. Got to catch up on all the movies I missed watching. Hung out with friends IRL. Watched my dad get kilig while watching Forevermore. Granted I did these things (maybe not as often) even with Facebook before, but maybe I didn’t pay as much attention.

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via sarahj-art.tumblr.com

Can you remember the time when you didn’t automatically open up your Facebook feed to see “what’s up?” Do you ever tell yourself, okay, just 10 minutes and then I’m studying for real. Only, you end up totally forgetting to do your homework because you just had to go through your friend’s 78 photo albums?

I’m actually warming up to the idea of not getting my Facebook account back. If there’s anything important anybody wants or needs to tell me, they can just call or text or email or Viber, etc. And there are just so many other ways to keep in touch! The only thing I kind of miss is sharing stuff (like funny articles or OMG news like WHAT ZAYN SHAVED HIS HEAD—haha) with friends, and having them share the same with me. But you know what? We’ve been doing that even before Facebook. I’ll find a way.

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via giphy.com

Who knows, maybe when I press publish, my account will magically work again. But until then, I still exist and no, I didn’t unfriend you!

Love,
Macy

My Brother Is Getting Married!

by macy
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Posted in Candy, What's Up |

My brother was my very first friend ever. Not like I had a choice (neither did he), but we were stuck with each other until my second brother came into this world. That meant doing absolutely everything together!

Growing up, I had an instant ally and an enemy. A protector and a heckler. A cheerleader and a critic. We weren’t the best of friends all the time, but whatever squabble we had was always soon forgotten and we’d be back to being buddies.

Today, he’s getting married and I couldn’t be happier. I’ll be crying for sure—tears of joy!—and I’ll be laughing. True to the kind of relationship we have. And in the end, we’ll have a good laugh and make silly faces just like in the photo. (:

Baby Macy and Baby Mong

Choose Your Flavor: Sweet or Sour?

by macy
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites |

Who doesn’t love dessert, right? But sometimes I want something both sweet and sour when the mood strikes. So when we got invited to sample Pinkberry’s latest flavors plus a new topping, Ayessa and I were excited to check it out.

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If you love gummy candy, you’ll love this new topping they offer instore—Sugarpova. Did you know Maria Sharapova had a line of candy? We sure didn’t. They made tinier versions to put on your yogurt, so you can have a taste of these tart gummies. They come in cute shapes, too! My fave are the lips. The coolest thing about the candy? Part of the proceeds go to Maria Sharapova’s charity. If you do decide to order Sugarpova toppings, make sure to take a photo and tag @pinkberryph #sharapinkberry on Instagram. You just might be chosen to receive P500 worth of Pinkberry gift certificated. Woohoo! More yogurt for you. Promo is only till October 24 and they’ll be choosing one winner per week every Friday. Good luck!

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We also got to try different toppings to match with the cherry yogurt. My favorite combo was the cherry macaroon which was cherry yogurt, sliced almonds, and coconut flakes. Another flavor we got to sample was the salted caramel. It was interesting when they put sea salt in two of the combos. But those turned out as the ones we liked best! If you and your bestie want to try this flavor, there’s a buy one, get one promo till October 17.

For more details on Pinkberry’s offerings, check them out on Facebook.

Handwritten Type Love

by macy
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Posted in Get Inspired |

I’ve always been a fan of fonts for as long as I can remember. In high school, I could name the typefaces just by looking at them. HAHA! You could say I was kind of obsessed. One of my favorite font styles are the ones that are handwritten—or at least made to look handwritten. A  favorite resource for such type is Fonts for Peas. I even attempted to submit my own handwriting to the site so I could have a Pea Macy font, but unfortunately, it never passed their standards and therefore never saw the light of .TTF day.

Fast forward to today, my friend and fellow type lover Mikko introduced me to iFontMaker. It’s an app that lets you create your own font with just a tablet and a stylus. If you don’t have a tablet, there’s a site that’s pretty similar (my friend Kaich pointed me to that direction) but you’ll need a printer and a scanner.

The first time I tried, Mikko forgot her stylus but I attempted to write with my fingertip. Thus, my very creative and groundbreaking name for this type: Fingerwriting!

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Used Cupcake Ipsum for the gibberish. I love how it really does look my handwriting even if I did use my pointer finger to “write” it.

My next one looks a little more refined because I finally used a stylus. I call this one Macy Serif—I’m super creative when it comes to naming type faces apparently.

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Absolutely can’t wait to make more! If you want to see what fonts my friend Mikko has made available for public use, check out her page on DaFont!

So You Think You Can’t Dance?

by macy
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Posted in Candy, Get Inspired, Spotlight, What's Up |

A ton of you have been messaging to ask what this year’s Candy Fair theme is (it’s EDM!) and we know it’s because you’re already prepping what you’ll be wearing to the biggest teen event of the year. EDM, or electronic dance music, might sound a little intimidating or even foreign (believe me, even I don’t really know much about it), but we’re here to make things simpler for you. Just keep checking back because we’ll have style guides and an EDM primer to help you out.

In the meantime, why don’t we work on your dancing? (; We enlisted the help of some very cute boys to do so. If you haven’t already seen The ABCs of Dance with this year’s adorable Candy Cuties, let us run down some of the steps that you can start practicing in your bedroom in time for September 27 (there will be a lot of dancing!).

Start with something simple.

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That wasn’t too tough, right?

How about a little foot action?

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Switch up your hands too for more variation.

Turn everyday, ordinary actions (like cleaning your ears, for example) into dance moves!

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And like Be Careful with My Heart’s Marlo Mortel, pretend to throw the Q-tip away.

Nothing better than dancing with friends!

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So get three of your besties to do this classic step with you.

Watch the full video (by our super awesome video team!) for the complete alphabet. Plus, lots and lots of cute boys (you just might spot all of them at the Candy Fair—so make sure to buy your tickets now!)

Don’t forget these important details: The #CandyFair2014 is happening on September 27, Saturday from 10am to 6pm at the Metrowalk Tent. See you there!

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