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My (Not So) Grown Up Christmas List

by ayessa
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Rap, Spotlight |

Hi, Candy Girls!

Hope you’re all doing great and are enjoying your time with your loved ones this season.

Here’s a question: Are you done Christmas shopping yet—whether for presents for your family and friends or for yourself? If you are, then congratulations. I haven’t even started yet! I’ve just started listing down a few gifts to buy, but never really got around to buying them. Here’s hoping I can do that this weekend and actually finish the task. For now, listing them down will do.

And speaking of lists, I’m allowing you to see the top 3 things on my wish list this year. I’ve always believed that at the end of the year, you should also #treatyoself because you’ve been doing your best to be better at anything and everything for the past 12 months. Here are the little things I’ve been wishing for this year:

Ansolo’s music. I have a feeling you all know how cray I am about Ansel Elgort. LOL! I admit, I’m not really into EDM until I learned that he’s a DJ and music producer. Hehe. He goes by the name Ansolo, ICYDK. Ansel recently released “Strong” and I really think you should listen to it, especially this season to keep your energy high. His music may be on Spotify and SoundCloud, but I hope they’re releasing these tracks on CD too. There’s nothing like using a CD player and staring at printed photos of Ansel all day, every day while listening to his mixes.

Chocolates. Who doesn’t want to receive chocolates for Christmas? If you’re looking for something to give your loved ones, why don’t you head over to The Truffle Tree on Facebook and check out their mouth-watering treats. I received a box from a friend, and I’ve been thinking about it for daaays. Your family and friends will surely love receiving a box or two, too, I’m sure.

truffle tree

One Direction merchandise. #1DWorldManila is opening on the 20th and I can barely wait. While I really want to get this Harry Styles signed poster, I’ll also be very happy if I get to buy anything with Harry’s face in it if they run out of Harry posers to sell. #HarryStylesMakesMeSmile

harry styles

What are the things on your wish lists, Candy Girls? Let me know in the comments. Have a happy Christmas! :x


Steph’s Tokidoki Moment (Part 2)

by stephie
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Posted in Candy |

I don’t know if I ever told you the story how I met Simone Legno of Tokidoki but I did, 6 years ago to be exact, at Graphika Manila. I’m still a huge fan of Simone and Tokidoki so imagine my surprise when Macy told me that he’d be here again!  :x

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Even more surreal was how I was able to collaborate with him at the LeSportsac event. He drew Unicorno for me and I painted the colors and stars. Check out my work of “art” below. :) Haha kidding, but I’m calling it stephiewon x tokidoki.

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It was a super fun experience and I’m really thankful (#blessed?) for this opportunity. <3 Way to end 2014, right?


P.S. Make sure to check out Simone’s new collection with LeSportsac, available at all LeSportsac stores.

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Mad for Mad Fest

by kaye
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Posted in Candy, Spotlight, What's Up |

So this is happening: Kimbra, one of my favorite artists in the world, is finally coming to our tiny little archipelago as the headliner for JACK TV’S MAD Fest this December 5. It’s one of the most exciting things to happen in my life as a young adult (because being 24 years old and a member of the workforce, I no longer have to negotiate for a later curfew—woohoo!) and in a nutshell, this gif roughly sums up how I currently feel—in which I am The Doctor and everyone around me is Rory.

When I’m obsessed with something (or in this case, someone), I consider it my civic duty to bring everybody to a similar level of obsession. Here are three very, very good reasons why you should go to this year’s MAD Fest:

1. Kimbra, Kimbra, Kimbra!! Remember a few years ago, all we heard on the radio was “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye? Kimbra lent her vocals to the track and won Record of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the Grammys for her efforts. She’s got two amazing solo albums out (Vows, which came out in 2011, and The Golden Echo, which came out last August) but honestly, after watching her live performances on YouTube, I can’t help but think that the studio versions pale in comparison. She’s just got so much joy and energy about her and it really shows. I’ve compiled a few of my favorite lives for you!

2. Local Acts!! We featured DJ duo Deuce Manila, and indie-rock band Cheats in our July special “Radio Active” as acts to keep an eye on—which you’ll be able to do at MAD Fest because they’re also performing! I’m also looking forward to BP Valenzuela, whose Soundcloud I like to stalk now and then.

3. Live art!! When I was still studying in Ateneo, Manila-based artist Leeroy New made this enormous installation by our library that looked like a big red higad. I’m still fascinated by it even now and I’m looking forward to what he and a lot of other artists are coming up with for the festival.

Will I be seeing you at MAD Fest? Come say hi! :)


Burger Time

by stephie
Monday, November 17th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Bites |

Last Monday, Ayessa, Erin, and I got to try the limited edition Chef’s Choice Smokehouse Burger from Caliburger. crafted by one of the country’s well-known chefs, Chef Rob Pengson.



It’s basically a bacon cheeseburger with crispy onion rings, tomatoes, pickles, and a maple-mustard BBQ sauce. The beef patty was super moist and flavorful—it was super duper yummy! We loved it so much that we’re definitely going back for more. But it’s only on a limited run from November 17 (today!) to December 17 so I suggest you rush to Caliburger to try this amazing concoction. You won’t be sorry, I promise!

Caliburger is located at 4F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave, Makati.

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
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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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