We're back this month to give you some recommendations, so you can make the most out of your time with your barkada. Good old hangouts are cool, yes, but we say it's best to vary your experiences. Try something you haven't done before with the gang, and explore what these different spots and happenings have to offer. Enjoy August, you Candy Girl you!
Get cultured at Cinemalaya 2015
Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City and select Greenbelt 3 cinemas
It's time to go shopping for quality local indie films from August 7-15. Get cultured with your girlfriends, and learn to appreciate what your local filmmakers have to offer. The festival is a refreshing break from mainstream movies that, although entertaining, can be formulaic and predictable. For updates and announcements, be sure to check out cinemalaya.org and culturalcenter.gov.ph.
Dine al fresco at Fuego Amigo
HMR Compound, Pioneer Street corner Reliance Street, Mandaluyong City
For a casual hangout with your friends, hit this Portuguese restaurant that takes pride in its rightly spiced, savory peri-peri chicken. A plate starts at P139, and it's more than enough to satisfy a hungry tummy. They have pork chops, too, and an interesting array of sides. Connect with Fuego Amigo on Facebook: facebook.com/FuegoAmigoPh.
Revive the glory of Escolta at the Saturday Market X Future Market
G/F First United Building, #413 Escolta Street, Manila
The monthly flea market organized by 98B Collaboratory has been going on for a while, but what's good about it is that it always offers something new. On August 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the theme is "Back to the Wild! Philippine Animals and Pets." Score some vintage or pre-loved finds, or some quirky, original items from some of the best artists in the country.
Bring out your inner ninja at the Ninja Academy
#155 Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue, Pasig City
No kidding! It's really aptly and conveniently called the Ninja Academy. The indoor parkour facility promotes healthy lifestyle, so if you're thinking of a new way to burn calories, then pay the school a visit. There are walk-in rates starting at P290, plus different membership rates. Plan your parkour sessions by logging on to ninjaacademy.ph.
Hoard books at the Books for Less Warehouse Sale
#643 Mercedes Avenue, Brgy. San Miguel, Pasig City
Gather your bookworm friends and shop for bargain books at the Books for Less Warehouse Sale, which runs from August 1 to 31, expect Mondays. Get your shopping gear ready, your energy at a high level, and grab titles for only P20 each!
What will you be busy with next month? Tweet us your plans @candymagdotcom!