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Ayessa’s Happy List

by ayessa
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Rap, Spotlight, What's Up |

Hi, Candy Girls!

How’s your month so far? Bet you’re all busy with classes already. Everyone’s pretty busy here at the Candy HQ, too. It’s cuties season once again and although our hands are full, a cute guy’s smile can always make things better. Mehehe. ;)

Aside from cute guys, I’m feeling #blessed because of a lot of things. I figured that when I’m feeling a bit down (blame it on the weather, coz rainy season’s officially here), coming up with a happy list always helps. Here are five more things making me smiley miley this month:

1. Books. A few weeks back, Marla gave me books to read and write about. I wish I can say that I’ve finished at least 2 of what she gave me, but I’m not even halfway one of them. Hahaha! I’m still trying to finish Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children—which is creepy and exciting, BTW. Boo! Care to help me out on this, girls? What do you think of these books and what should I read next?

Ayessa's Books

These books are available at National Bookstore. Yay!

2. Good music. Spotify is the best music app I’ve ever used! It’s super easy to make playlists and follow all of my fave artists. What have you been listening to lately? And, are you following Candy on Spotify? We’ve put together a few cool playlists for you!

3. The Fault In Our Stars. Not really. Just Ansel Elgort actually. I may have gone a little too far, begging Ansel to follow me on Twitter via the hashtag #tfiostix, but no shame. If there’s one thing I learned about being a Candy Girl, it’s that I should put myself out there… so Ansel I’m out there! Come and get me! Bahahaha! :x

How can you resist this fez?!

4. Voting for my faves at the Yahoo! Celebrity Awards 2014. I thought I’m done with voting after the Candy Readers’ Choice Awards, but no. Being a profesh fangirl is serious biz. Hehe. Have you voted for your fave celebs yet? Make sure you do it now because you can only vote for them until July 12!

5. The Candy Team. Of course. Work doesn’t feel like work at all when I’m surrounded by the most positive and most energetic group of people. We just finished planning during our Candy Holiday last week, and we’re all excited to bring you a lot of wonderful things next year! Yayayay!


Can you tell I had a great time in this photo? LOL!

Here’s hoping you’re all having a wonderful month so far! What’s on your happy list, Candy Girls? Tell me!


GIF via Tumblr

What’s On Your Playlist?

by ayessa
Friday, February 7th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Rap |

I have synced more than a hundred songs in my iPod already ever since 2014 began. And unlike before, I am actually listening to them! Major improvement! ;)

Here are some of the songs I’ve been over-playing these days:

“The Moon Song” from Spike Jonze’s brilliant film Her is both sad and lovely. Written by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O, it is nominated for an Oscar this year for Best Original Song.

Birdy’s latest album Fire Within is a gem, and a good follow up to her self-titled first album too. “Wings” is just one of my many favorites from this album.

And, of course, because I am so excited about The Fault In Our Stars, OneRepublic’s “What You Wanted” is on repeat every day! Hehe.

What’s on your playlist, Candy Girls? Let me know in the comments so I can stuff my iPod with them too! :)


That book problem

by ayessa
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Rap, Get Inspired |

On New Year’s Eve, I promised myself that I’ll try to read more books this year. I’ve been using Goodreads to track my progress and I’m glad that I already finished two out of my 30-book goal this year.

I really don’t have a problem choosing what books to read. The problem is I always find other things to do instead, like watch movies (Her and Stuck in Love are good, btw) and putting a hundred discographies in my iPod and never actually listening to them.

So here I am again pushing myself to read, read, and read. I’m reading Stephen King’s memoir On Writing at the moment and am close to finishing it already. A good start, right? And I might start reading another book this week, too.

Here’s what’s on my bookshelf so far, which hopefully I’d get to finish soon.

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If you want more books to include in your must-read, check out Angel’s reading list, too.

How about you, Candy Girls, what’s on your reading list? :)

My 2014 Reading List

by angel
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Rap, Get Inspired, Let's Talk, What's Up |

Ever since I got my new e-reader last Christmas, I’ve been holing up in my room and just reading. The Kobo Glo from National Bookstore is such a great buy for bookworms—it has a backlight so you can read in the dark without hurting your eyes and bothering other people in the room with you, and you can store tons of e-books with its 2GB storage (expandable to 32GB MicroSD). Plus, the bright red color of my Kobo just makes me want to read more! Haha!


Here are some of the books on my reading list:

The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
I’m a huge fan of different types of series (my current favorites: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and The Hunger Games) and this one’s next on my list. I’ve already read the first two. Can’t wait to read the next three!

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The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Another dystopian series that’s been compared to The Hunger Games. I’ve started reading the first book and I’m hooked! I hope to finish this before the movie comes out in March.


Attachments and other books by Rainbow Rowell
I’ve been hearing a lot about author Rainbow Rowell and her books. Former Candy EIC Ines says she loved Attachments so much that she even tweeted the author.


The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Two best friends get into two different schools—one for Disney princesses and another for villains. A friend recommended this to me and the plot intrigued me.


The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling (aka Robert Galbraith)
A crime fiction novel by one of my favorite authors—I’m there!


Can you recommend other great books I can read this year? Anybody want to start a book club?

Bookworms, unite!
Angel O:)

What’s On Repeat: Robin Thicke, Two Ways

by macy
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Posted in Candy Rap |

You might remember Robin Thicke from his collab with Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester on her track “Somebody To Love.” But my favorite Thicke track is from his 2006 release, “Lost Without You.” Although some of his lyric choices can be questionable (haha), I absolutely love his voice. Some people have gone as far as calling him the second coming of Marvin Gaye. I think it’s because he can turn any song instantly sexy.

Robin Thicke on the Candy Blog

Take for example Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” a fave around here at the Candy HQ. Typically dance-y track that has been used and abused on every other TV promo on air. Then Thicke goes and does his thing and it turns into this:

Crazy, right? It sounds like an entirely different song! And pun intended, I love it!

Just last Friday, Pretty Much Amazing (one of my fave music sites to troll) posted Vampire Weekend‘s kind-of-awesome cover of Thicke’s bordering-on-offensive (see: previously mentioned questionable lyric choices) summer jam, “Blurred Lines” from BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge.

I’ve been listening to it all weekend, heheheyyy!

What tracks have you been listening to constantly lately? Do you have a favorite Robin Thicke tune? I’d love to know!



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