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Kids Got #Swag

by guest
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Posted in Candy, What's Up |

I’ve never really been into dancing (never mind the fact that I’m not good at it at all!). But I do love watching other people dance. Seeing their heart poured into a single performance is always nothing short of moving.

Dance X from Xavier School

In their second year, SMART Jump In Dance-off held the Metro Manila leg of their qualifying round in two venues: SM Mall of Asia and SM City North EDSA last Sunday, September 7. In an effort to expand their reach and make more dreams happen, SMART decided to include grade school teams this year. Over 25 hopefuls from schools, colleges, and universities across the Metro came together to battle out their moves on the stage. And, in order to make it to the final show, which will be held on October 5 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, each team must gain enough text votes, which will then be added to the scores the judges gave them.

Sayawatha Dance Troupe from Miriam College

Being able to catch the show in SM City North EDSA, I would say I was really impressed by the well-thought-out routines presented by the contestants. It’s simply amazing to see all these kids and teenagers – most of them younger than me – move to the beat of the music almost flawlessly. I cannot dance to save my life, but they sure can!

UP Streetdance Club

Want to know if your school’s favorite dance troupe made it to the grand finals? Visit for the complete list of finalists!

Andy, COC 14

Love At First Slurp

by erin
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Bites |

I’m a big ramen fan, which is why when I found out that Ippudo, Japan’s highly acclaimed ramen emporium, was coming to Manila, I got pretty excited. Even more so when I found out that they were giving me a sneak taste of the famous ramen place founded by Japan’s Ramen King Shigemi Kawahara. But before I fill you in on my Ippudo experience, you must know that I’m no food critic or official foodie. I basically discern food as your basic food lover–someone who knows how to appreciate good food, at least I think so!

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The title basically sums up my feelings about the ramen at Ippudo. It really was love at first slurp and I almost couldn’t stop eating until I realized that I had to take a photo and document my delicious bowl. I got the Akamaru Shinaji which is served in a big red bowl with Ippudo’s original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. It’s also served with thin noodles, pork belly, kikurage, and spring onions. It’s described as a refined, modern-style ramen and this is how it looks like! Btw I chose the hard noodles option.


They also serve two other ramen dishes, Shiromaru Classic and Karaka-men. Also, lots of really yummy side dishes to complement their ramen like Hakata-Style Gyoza, Dashimaki Tamago, Agadeshi Tofu, and more. My favorite is their pork buns!

Ippudo’s flagship store officially opens tiday at the 3rd level of the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall! I highly recommend for you to go check it out ;)

’till next time!



All about knee-high boots

by jed
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Posted in Candy |
"Dawn Treader" photographed by Cenon Norial III for Candy, March 2013.

“Dawn Treader” photographed by Cenon Norial III for CANDY, March 2013.

Fall 2014 runway shows: Saint Laurent, Gucci, Louis Vuitton.

Looks from the Fall 2014 runway shows: Saint Laurent, Gucci, Louis Vuitton

Boots, Liu Jo

LIU JO boots, available at Greenbelt 5 and SM Mall of Asia

I’m obsessed!

Knee-high boots have been popping up at the international runway shows, so don’t be surprised if your fave A-list celebs start strutting about town wearing them. Expect some knee-high moments in the magazine very soon, too!

Though it might be tricky to pull them off here, won’t it be nice to take a pair to an overseas trip? I’d like to see your gutsy knee-high boot look! Tag me on Twitter or Instagram at @jedgcandy.


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Things You Can Look Forward To This September

by stephie
Friday, September 5th, 2014
Posted in Candy, What's Up |

1. The Candy Cutiepedia Special. I know that you’re still on a high from the September issue but we’ve got even more for you this month! 100+ Hottest Boys? Yes please! My personal faves are Kim Soo Hyun, and The Vamps, of course!


2. I’m a huge K-pop fan and I would love to go back to Korea again and again! I was able to meet Kim Hyun Joong a few years ago and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world! Find out how you can go to Korea too. Click on the image to know more about how to be a Top Girl.


3. #CandyFair2014. Need I say more? I’m already stressing thinking about what to wear. How about you?  :x




Looks like September is turning out to be fantastic! <3


3 Ways to Get Things Done (w/o Breaking Down)

by marla
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Get Inspired |

I’m no stranger to procrastination, and I don’t always get things right 100%, but I do succeed in keeping my goals in mind AND my keeping sanity at the same time. Here are three tips I can share with you:

1. Set daily goals, but be stricter about weekly goals.
My dad used to have a poster in his study that says “You can always try again tomorrow.” Over the years I’ve learned how important it is to be kind to myself, and to not beat myself up when I don’t get to follow my schedule to the letter. Setting weekly goals allows you to accomplish all your duties without getting too stressed—and without neglecting your health, happiness, and social life.

2. Don’t waste time ranting, and don’t wear “busy” as a badge.
A lot of people either a) waste so much time ranting on social media about all the things they have to do—time that could’ve been spent actually DOING, or b) talk excessively about being busy that you almost wonder if they really are that busy. Arriane of is a huge advocate of “less talk, more do,” and I think we should all be, too.

3. This one is probably the easiest: surround yourself with cute things!
I recently moved into a new place, which I finally got to decorate with bright furniture, cheerful knickknacks, and stuff that instantly puts me in a good mood. I used to just spend my evenings aimlessly surfing the net or literally staring into space, but now I’ve been feeling so much more motivated to read, write, and be productive. A space you love truly makes such a huge difference, and if you can’t decorate your room or study area just yet, you can start with colorful, functional school supplies. I love FILED’s pieces because they’re both practical and pretty—perfect for stylish students like you!

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My picks: blue linknotes, pink catcher folder, and orange carrier folder, all available on their website

How do YOU stay focused, organized, productive, and happy? We’d love to know!


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Sunday Funday

by: marla, 2014-10-19

It's Sunday and you're probably already on sem break: if that's not a reason to celebrate, we don't know what is! In light of your newfound (and temporary—LOL sorry) freedom from...



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