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Our Future Survival Kit

by ayessa
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Get Inspired |

I have a confession to make: I am easily saddened by the littlest things—like knowing that Miles Teller already has a girlfriend (his Whiplash co-star), that Katy Perry and John Mayer broke up, and that Miley Cyrus has become a commitment-phobe.

So when I saw Chiu Chih’s little project called Survival Kit for the Ever-Changing Planet on my newsfeed, my heart broke. This project sends a poignant message about the consequences we might face one day when we don’t do something about environmental pollution and degradation.

The photo above is a little heartbreaking, if you think about how, one day, we might really need to carry around a boxed plant to sustain our need for clean air to breathe. The good thing is we can still do something. We don’t really have to start big. Little things can make a difference, too, like throwing candy wrappers in trash bins or segregating your trash at home.

It’s not too late. We can all do our part to save this lovely planet for our kids and our grandkids and their grandkids. :)



P.S. Earth Hour is also holding its annual “lights out event” next month. Know more about it here. :)


The Five Minute Face

by stephie
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Pretty Girl |

I’m totally guilty of rushing out the door looking like I just woke up. Sometimes I just don’t have the time to put on makeup or even brush my hair. In an attempt to look and dress better though, I’ve come up with a 5 minute foolproof plan to look more polished. :)


A swipe of lip gloss + a sweep of blush on the apples of your cheeks + apply mascara or lash essence = I made an effort although it literally took me 5 minutes! I’ve also been loving Canmake’s new products lately because they do the trick. <3 Got any more tips for me?

My Weekend Getaway

by jed
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Travel |

Jed's weekend getaway

Since January, when the temperatures in Manila were plummeting to a record low of 15°C, my friends Anthony and Rico and I had been talking about spending a delightfully cold weekend in Tagaytay. When Anthony’s mom heard about our plan—moved by our many charms and perhaps also knowing that an empty vacation home without a caretaker would make us miserable—she decided to foot the bill for our lodging and send us away with a driver to boot. What more can chill-seeking boys ask for?

On the day of our departure, over a lunch of coffee and tiny almond croissants, we talked about what we can do overnight. Looking back, our plans were wildly unrealistic, so I shall spare you details of our embarrassing ambitions. Finally after a long drive we arrived at our hotel, where at the lobby we were welcomed with a glass of fresh lemonade. We were then escorted to our room, a cozy space overlooking a sprawling landscape of pine trees and lush highland foliage.

To kill time before dinner, we played tennis sans ball boy, where the losing player would referee between sets. Though it pains me to recount that I couldn’t do a proper backhand (among other things) to save my life, I couldn’t nonetheless imagine a more enjoyable Saturday night spent elsewhere.

That evening I curled up in bed, watching a documentary on the Discovery channel. The riveting subject was Dominique Lanoise, a single mom from Miami who can’t undergo gastric bypass surgery due to complications that may arise from being morbidly obese. I dozed off with a personal pact to never eat again. (My phobia was immediately quashed the next day when, while admiring the exquisite view, we had Angus beef and local greens for lunch.)

The following morning, my friends had the audacious idea to take the vertiginous trek down to the lake, located at the far end of the resort club. I was told we can go boating, fishing, play mini-golf, or take a dip in the pool there.  Several miles downhill I realized I forgot my sunscreen—quelle horreur—and had to walk back. After fetching my sunscreen—it’s the new Nivea Sun maximum protection lotion with SPF 50 and collagen protection—I thought it to be a fantastic opportunity to run to the front desk and ask to be brought to that faraway lake via shuttle. I guess this is what you call a life hack.

Time flies and the next thing I know, we were Manila-bound, slightly tanner and fatter. On the way home we dropped by Café de Seoul along Taft, where I had their patbingsu, a Korean dessert of sugared red bean paste served over finely shaved ice and strawberry gelato. Outside, gray buildings obscuring the sunset stuck out like a cruel nudge that I’m back in the real world. But with a refreshing spoonful of my delicious sherbet, I really didn’t mind being back.

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The Perfect Location

by erin
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Love |

This year, we wanted to try something new with the fashion videos on the site. That’s why for prom season, we came up with “lookbook-style” videos that didn’t only show off the cutest looks but could also make you extra giddy and maybe even feel a little kilig. Aslo, these videos are actually a first for me because we got to shoot it on location—at the Angelfields Farm in Tagaytay. Felt truly lucky to have such a pretty background for this first! Angelfields is such a serene, peaceful, and super picturesque place filled with lots of lush greens, making it the perfect location for our theme. Not only that, this place is actually perfect to go to for a romantic lunch with your date or even a weekend getaway with your family. And, speaking of prom, this farm would also make the such a sweet prom backdrop or even your dream debut venue! To show you just what I’m talking about, check out the behind-the-scenes photos of our shoot and see it all for yourself.





For more information on the place, be sure to check out Angelfields’ website.

That’s it for now, hope you’re all having a great week!


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Belle of the Bowl

by guest
Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Posted in Bond, Girl!, Candy, Spotlight, What's Up |

Inspired by New York’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, we all counted down from ten to one as the first bowling balls were rolled into the newest SM Bowling Center last January 28, 2014. DJ Callum let the beat drop as guests changed into their bowling shoes to try the state-of-the-art bowler system.

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The new bowler system allows you to chat with other players during the game and lets you post your final scores to your Facebook wall. Another fun thing to do is to personalize your scoreboard with your own photos, which makes it funnier when you or your friends hit the gutter! But if you suddenly start hitting all the gutters and you are by far convinced that bowling isn’t your thing, don’t fret—the SM Bowling Center also features billiard tables, karaoke rooms, and *drum roll please* the newest ever, PlayStation 4.

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Instead of going to another arcade with your barkada or seeing another movie with your family, why not take them all to the 4th floor of SM Mega Fashion Hall? Bring a pair of socks with you (or buy them there for impromptu dates!) and get ready for a day of good food, great entertainment, and awesome company.

Bianca Mascenon and Alexa Ubaldo, COC 14 :)

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Be a Running Princess

by: guest, 2014-04-15

Remember how you said you'd try to exercise more this summer? Here's a totally fun way to do it! :D The Etude House Princess Run is happening on May 25 at Bonifacio Global...



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