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6 Things to Watch for at the Manila X Style + Music Festival 2017

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ART Clare Magno

Manila X, a mesh between style and music that is for and by the youth, is here once again to bring you a festival like you've never seen before. Manila X 2017 is back to bring together today's most sought-after stylists, celebrities, and models as they showcase their versions of the most stylish trends accompanied by a great line-up of talented artists both from the local industry and international. Find out what they have in store for you at this year's Manila X and get excited!

Expect something wild and crazy fun!

Last year, Manila X was a huge success and exceeded expectations considering it was the first festival to combine both a fashion show and a music festival all in one. This year, they will be pulling out all the stops in terms of their production, performances, and overall experience for a night to remember. 

Witness the best stylists in the industry.

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Manila X aims to celebrate the youth and their passion by giving stylists an avenue to promote their talent, creativity, and innovation that this generation has to offer. Rather than getting brands to collaborate with, Manila X chose to give way to the country's top stylists in bringing the most stylish trends on the runway.

Watch an international artist perform!

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Yes, you read that right! An international performer will be on stage for this year's Manila X. And it's none other than YouTube sensation, William Singe! He will be the first international act who will perform at this event. So get ready to sing your hearts out, Candy Girls!

A huge line up of this country's brightest performers will be there, too.

Manila X has always aimed to showcase local artists both underground and mainstream, so this year, their line-up is bigger than ever! Namely: Bamboo, KZ Tandingan, Kiana Valenciano, Sam Concepcion, Curtismith, Jess Connelly, Franco, Saydie, The Juans, Tukar Sinati, and A-Team. Also included in the line-up are the metro's hottest DJs: Tom Taus, Ron Poe, Patty Tiu, and Carlo Atendido!

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(Maybe) You can even expect a performance by Kiana Valenciano and Sam Concepcion!

During the media launch held yesterday, performer Kiana Valenciano teased that maybe she and her boyfriend Sam Concepcion would take the stage and perform as a couple! She said that "If the opportunity comes, then why not?" We absolutely can't wait to watch these two love birds!

Expect a show that you will never forget!

It's safe to say that for just P1,200 or P2,000, you will definitely be getting your money's worth! Never in a million years would you be able to attend a fashion show and a music festival with all the best acts that wouldn't break the bank either.

Witness the revolutionary experience at this year's Manila X, happening on May 27, Saturday, 7pm, at the Global Circuit Event Grounds, Makati City. Gates will be open at 4pm. Grab your tickets now at ticketworld.com.ph!

Don’t miss out on the ultimate style and music festival! To learn more about Manila X, head on to their official website,
www.manilax.net, or check out their Facebook, www.facebook.com/manilaxfestival and Instagram, @wearemanilax

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The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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