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The first session is about finding multiple income streams.
While the country is gradually easing out of the enhanced community quarantine, there’s still a lot of uncertainty facing people not just about the coronavirus itself, but about their livelihood. In the past two months, many have taken to accepting commissions via ...
 
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Nakaka-miss!
At this point, we’re about a month and a half into quarantine. One can’t help but reminisce about the old days when we would rush through the hallways of school just to get to our next class. O ‘di kaya tumambay sa ...
 
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Breech Asher Harani reminds us that you don't need a massive following to find success.
In a world where Instagram is the new Linkedin—for some industries at least—many young artists often feel pressured to grow their following apart from improving their craft. And while the socmed platform has definitely helped a lot of artists gain exposure and ...
 
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Let's support the local artists of this generation!
"Wala namang pera diyan e?" "Madali lang naman iyang arts 'di ba?""'Wag ka na magpabayad, shoutout na lang kita."Imagine how tired we are from hearing these statements? We've been hearing these myths and commentaries about the arts for so long that some ...
 
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Truth is, you don't need to spend a lot to achieve the feed of your dreams or build your portfolio.
As you scroll through your IG feed, you can’t help but notice how artsy some of the posts are. They’re just standing beside some plants or lights but it makes you say, “Oh wow!” Then you find yourself stalking celebs and other ...
 
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Even college students like us can apply for freelance creative jobs while we’re still going for that diploma!
Ever looked at a magazine cover, a movie poster, or the label of your favorite snack and imagined what it would be like if you were to design it? The colors you’ll be using, the fonts you’ll play around with and the ...
 
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Here are some of The Queen City of the South’s up-and-coming young creatives!
Recently hailed by UNESCO as a “Creative City of Design,” Cebu continues to take the spotlight with its vibrant art scene and vast pool of creators. Here are some of The Queen City of the South’s up-and-coming young creatives you’ll want to ...
 
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Start filling up the pages of your portfolio!
Ever heard of the old saying, “The best thing about a photo is that it never changes, even if what’s in it does?” It sounds cliché, but it’s true. Posing for the snaps and taking them can be a good bonding activity ...
 
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The student-artist talks about how he got started on portraiture and food art, his most memorable piece, and his advice to fellow student-artists.
Andre Manguba is a 20-year-old visual artist and full-time student from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. You might have already seen his realistic protrait illustrations and double tap-worthy food art on Instagram. Here, #CandyTalksTo the student-artist about how he got started on portraiture ...
 
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"What do you usually do on a long weekend?"
The Candy eds get ready for the two long weekends. What will you do during the long weekends? ...
 
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Find out which gloss Candy girls like best!
I'm currently using Penshoppe's Fruity Pout in Watermelon. I use it right after putting a strawberry balm. —pink_clariceBurt's Bees Guava Lip Shimmer. It's the best! —bjaneI'm using Kiss My Face Organic Strawberry Lip Balm right now and so far, I like it! ...
 
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Find out if you've got the same faves as our October cover girl!
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Winning Heart

The journey of how I won people’s hearts by having a winning heart

Whatever happens tonight, I am a winner. That was the last line I delivered in front of the roaring crowd. My knees were trembling and my smile was shaking. I wanted to radiate confidence but I knew inside me were whirling storms of uncertainty. I wasn’t sure how to carry on for the rest of the night, it was only the first hour and my soul was already exhausted. I stood in front of an unfamiliar sea of people, I felt uncomfortable as they fixed their glances on me. The stage was bright and flashy as my co-contestants glazed the platform with outstanding physique and beauty. I couldn’t look straight at them because every time I did, a bucketful of insecurity was being poured on me. The whole pageant took about a few hours but it felt like eternity to me. I repeatedly asked myself questions every single time I stood on that platform. My vision was impaired by the blinding spotlights and all I could hear were the deafening roar of the audience combined with the booming music of the event. My head was filled with questions like “why are you here?”, “Will you be okay?” What will others think of you?” “What if you fail?”. Every step was heavier as I continued to overthink.

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For a moment on stage, I felt like I was floating. I was staring blankly at the end of the gymnasium. I was awakened by the loud cheer from the front row, I fixed my glance and saw large letters A-B-Y. it was like a snap to reality, I realized that’s my name. This time I could hear the synchronized cheers of people screaming my name. I smiled, walked away from the spotlight as I whispered to myself “let’s do this”. As the curtains opened, I walked towards the stage I felt lighter and different from the person a while ago. Walking was much easier and my knees weren’t trembling any longer. I stood at the edge of the stage, wandered my glance, and smiled genuinely. Flashing those pearly whites took barrels of longtime stored courage from within me. I marveled at how I could see the rainbow in the lights, the spotlights weren’t blinding anymore.

My feet started stomping to the music every time I pose and my hips would flawlessly sway to the music. The roar of the audience was overwhelming no more, it was like whispers lost in the beat of the music. I knew as I stood there, all I needed to do was smile and be myself. My name was called accompanied by the thunderous applause and booming cheers of the crowd. I stood there alongside with other contestants. I was holding a bouquet and a trophy. I could feel the heavy crown on top of my head. However, the trophy beside me was much bigger, the lady beside me wore an even flashier crown, it was the crown of the titleholder. That night I landed the first runner-up spot. My head was filled with “what ifs”. What if I did just a little better, what if I exerted more effort and so on.

As I stepped down on stage, several people rushed to me. They were jumping, screaming and clapping. It was so chaotic that it took me a millennium to recognize them, it was my family. They were hugging me from all directions. When I saw their smiles I knew I did great. I realized that was what I meant when I said “whatever happens tonight I am a winner”. Their presence, genuine smiles, and warm hugs meant more than the trophy and sash that night. For them, I was a star who shined through the darkness of the night. Before leaving the venue, a hand tapped me from behind “Congrats,” she whispered I turned to see her, and to my surprise she was a schoolmate who used to tease me because of my chubby physique.

I smiled as I expressed my gratitude towards her. As I walked away, I realized that I accomplished something legendary that night. I was able to showcase that pageants are not only for thin-looking, tall people. I managed to snatch everyone’s attention with this average height and chubby body. That night started with so much uncertainty and insecurity. As I stared at my reflection, I looked exhausted but I was wearing a different smile. A smile of victory and bravery. A smile that defeated the stereotypes and stigma about people like me. That night ended with a realization that maybe winning isn’t always about winning the crown, it’s about winning people’s hearts and having a winning heart.

Nicole Caluag A day ago

5 Mystery-Thriller Novels to Read

If you’re stuck at home and out of Netflix shows to binge-watch, then you might want to try and read these mystery-thriller books to match your homemade Dalgona Coffee.

1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The debut novel, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019, follows Alicia Berenson, a well-known painter married to an esteemed fashion photographer. Life seemed perfect for Alicia, until one evening when she shot her husband five times, and… never spoke again.

2. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

From the author of Final Girls comes this page turning novel about an infamous building in Manhattan called the Bartholomew. After stumbling upon an ad to become an apartment sitter, Jules Larsen has set out to look after apartment 12A under strict and somewhat odd conditions. Not long after stepping foot in the building, Jules has been met with unfriendly tenants, eerie noises in the apartment unit, and an abrupt departure of a fellow sitter named Ingrid.

3. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

If you loved Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho or David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, then this book is for you. After the disappearance of her Aunt Vivian while working as a night-shift clerk at the Sun Down Motel in 1982, Carly has set off to Fell NY, to work the same job at the same place as her Aunt had 35 years ago – with hopes of uncovering the truth lurking behind the Motel walls.

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4. Verity by Colleen Hoover

While known for Young-Adult Novels such as Slammed and Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover offers readers a romantic thriller about Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling author who was given the opportunity to finish the three remaining novels of a successful series after its original author, Verity Crawford, suffered an accident and has become immobile. After receiving an invite at the Crawford manor to sort through Verity’s notes, Lowen discovers an unpublished autobiography revealing the truth about Verity. With the eerie atmosphere of having Verity confined in her own home, and who is seemingly aware of her surroundings, Lowen is certain Verity is not what she appears to be.

5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

A mind-bending science fiction thriller from the best-selling author of Wayward Pines – Dark Matter is packed with the concept of the Multiverse and the philosophy of existentialism. The novel follows an ordinary Physics professor, Jason Dessen, who was looking forward to dinner with his family while walking the streets of Chicago. The next thing he knew, he was being held at gunpoint – by a man wearing a mask – and injected with an unknown drug and blacks out. When he regains consciousness, he learns that the world he woke up to was different from the world he knew.

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