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The 5 things you missed today, February 9, 2017.
Is Daddy Directioner going to a real daddy soon? Fans are losing it because they think the reason Liam Payne has flown back to London is that Cheryl Cole, momma-to-be, is in labor! Liam has been staying in LA, busy working on ...
 
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Get in, girls. We're going shopping!
The Japanese global retail brand is opening its newest store right in the heart of Bonifacio Global City. Right at the corner of 7th avenue and 30th street, the Uniqlo C3 Annex branch houses the brand's complete product line-up.With 3 floors filled ...
 
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Get ready for the latest fashion brand to hit our shores!
Hold on to your wallets and start saving, Candy Girls, because another global brand is set to open its doors here in the Philippines and it's none other than young fashion brand Pull&Bear. Their first store at the 2nd level of SM Mega ...
 
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Set your alarm clocks and start saving up, the global fashion brand opens its doors next month!
3 months ago we shared with you the delightful news that H&M is opening its doors here in Manila, along with a little sneek peak at what you can expect to see! The only thing is, there was no word on when ...
 
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Take an exclusive look at what to expect when the brand finally opens its first store!
Earlier this year, H&M and SM officially announced that one of the world's largest fashion retailers was coming to Manila. Since then, no other information was shared except for the fact that the first store will be located at SM's Mega Fashion ...
 
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Good news for the fashionistas in Manila, a new Surplus store is up in SM City San Lazaro!
If you are looking for fashion forward items, but are worried about your limited budget, SM Surplus is definitely the store for you! With a newly-opened store in the heart of Manila, an edgy look and more shopping excitement await the shoppers.Surplus ...
 
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120 Years of Petit Bateau's quality and charm, now available in the country!
Now on its 120th year, Petit Bateau (French for little boat), a high-end clothing brand originating from France, sailed its way to the Philippines as it opened its very first branch in the East Wing of Shangri-La Mall last April and another ...
 
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Itching to revamp your wardrobe but worried about your tight budget? Fret no more! Shop for affordable finds at SM Surplus without sacrificing quality and style.
Surplus takes fashion for less to the next level with its newly-renovated store at SM Megamall with a new look and modern feel, giving it a brand new identity.As part of their digital campaign, they launched two of their new celebrity ambassadors: ...
 
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The New York-based vintage shoe brand launches their first store in the country!
Kawaii is the perfect word to describe the newly opened, and very first Le Bunny Bleu store in the Philippines!The opening yesterday brought together different fashion bloggers, known celebrities, media, and fashionistas who are big fans of the European-inspired shoe brand. We ...
 
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Correspondents Athena and Mikee head to the launch of the brand's flagship store and they found out how truly awesome the iconic sneakers are!
With its first flagship store opened, Converse treated the fans of the lifestyle brand to an afternoon of music, eats, and cool kicks at the new Glorietta last January 18 during the launch of its newest and biggest store in the Philippines! ...
 
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Candymag.com Correspondents Thea, Mai and Caitlin trouped to the newly opened Surplus Shop in SM City Marikina.
Surplus Shop opened its doors to the shoppers of SM City Marikina last January 14, 2012. It is an apparel store with ready-to wear fashion finds like shirts, shorts, jeans, and jackets that cater to both men and women. It carries a ...
 
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Peacocks, a UK-based retail store, has opened its doors in the Philippines.
There are over 700 Peacocks stores, 114 of which are located internationally across 20 countries. And now that it has opened its doors for the Filipinos, the brand wishes to reach out to the public with what they can offer. They have ...
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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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