Wednesday, October 24, 2012
“Uniqlo undercover is collaboration between Uniqlo and the brand Undercover, which is trendier and more stylish than Uniqlo,” says Katsumi Kubota, COO for Uniqlo, Fast Retailing Philippines.
I ask you, is there any way to shop with a guy?
The guy is obviously not afraid of the bill, just of the time he thinks we would be wasting. Think about it, he can probably have his finger sore from hitting the games, his imaginary enemy, why does he have to the legwork going round the mall?
Well, I asked some of the guys around on how they can go shopping with their girls, and they did get to spill on how it is their current dates get them to shop with them.
Be open. It is always best to tell him that you have plans of shopping, although admittedly, the urges act on impulse. Like what young Kapamilya hunk Martin del Rosario shares with a laugh, “Nood ng movie, then pag andoon na kayo sa mall, sasabihin na ‘teka, teka,’ ambush! Mapupunta na kayo sa shops.”
It would probably be best to barter on the idea of shopping, like afterwards you can watch whatever movie he chooses or eat in his favourite resto. Besides most guys do like shopping, just as Martin says, “Game naman ako doon(shopping) e, kasi gusto ko din naman yung naglalakad sa malls e.”
Ask for his opinion. Women dress up for other women. Still, you are shopping with your guy and best to make him feel involved. Consider what he has to say on clothes that you are picking out.
TV5 talent Victor Silayan shares that guys are there not only to carry your loot but to stop you from purchasing those awful high heels. “If she needs suggestions from me, go! That’s why I’m there to help her choose, that’s my role if I’m going to accompanying her.”
Who knows maybe your friends will notice that awesome dress he picked out for you.
Drop by shops he likes. If you have problems with your guy always pestering you to move quickly and make a purchase then we suggest going by some of his choice stores. It might be boutiques with comfy chairs or even stores with a men’s section, make sure that when shopping, you do stop by some of his favourite stores.
“You can take me to Uniqlo,” shares basketball hottie Chris Tiu. “There’s a guy’s section there, so while she’s taking her own time, I can do my own thing, I can do my own shopping.”
He won’t be bothering you to leave or make a purchase from the new collection as he surely is going by them as well.
Shop for him as well. So, this maybe your “me” time, but he did agree to tag along, he may be needing some stuff of his own, better to make it as a sweet gesture of appreciation to shop for him as well.
Football star James Younghusband offers some advice, “It’s good to go shopping for the guy as well. Go shopping for some guy stuff, plan out or balance out women’s shopping with men’s shopping then that’s okay.”http://www.interaksyon.com/lifestyle/how-to-shop-when-youre-with-your-guy
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Before you shop, it’s best that you know your personality, what works for you, and what does not. Go for cuts, prints, and colors that suit you, your budget and your lifestyle accordingly. Buy items that you can mix and match with other pieces.
Accessorizing can spruce up one’s style. A playful brooch or collar necklace can spice up even the simplest wardrobe. With the right accessories and attitude, one can never go wrong.
The little black dress is the most important item of clothing in any woman’s closet. It can be worn to dressy occasions, since the color black is always flattering for any woman.
One should know her needs before finding the perfect tee or dress. She also has to understand her body shape and the colors that will suit and flatter her skin tone well. Armed with knowledge, together with your budget, you are sure to have great finds that will complement your look and lifestyle.
One of our goals is to dress up Filipinas of all shapes and sizes. We recognize that plus size is a growing trend. Also, we want also women to be comfy yet sexy whatever her shape is.
Denims are in season especially during the rainy days. Paisleys, floral prints, and vibrant colors are getting to be popular for chasing the gloominess of the season away.
Get Laud started in the marketplace with basic tees and eventually expanded its merchandise mix by offering party dresses. The designs are based on the brand personality of Get Laud which is fun, flirty and sexy. We want our customers to be lauded and recognized whenever one wears our merchandise.
We believe that through Get Laud’s prints and cuts, we have created a niche in the marketplace. We try to diversify our offering through our signature fabric and cuts.
Two of today’s beautiful, often controversial and much-talked about actresses, Angelica Panganiban and Christine Reyes, recently met up with members of the press to talk about, ehem, their mane issues.
“Simple lang,” Angelica started. “Importante kasi na namo-moisturize yung buhok at compatible sa product na ginagamit mo, at mabigay yung hinahanap ng hair mo na sana maging healthy siya. Katulad ng katawan mo ‘di ba—binibigay mo yung mga vitamins na kailangan ng hair mo, at nakita ko naman lahat yun sa Pantene.”
To which Christine added, “Malaking tulong talaga ang Pantene, especially pag madalian at wala ka nang timepara mag-blower or kung anu-anong gagawin sa hair, wala ka na din time para magpunta sa salon, para magpa-treatment ng hair. Ngayon, seryoso talaga, nagsha-shampoo lang talaga ako ng Pantene then okay na talaga yunghair ko.”
The secret to blow-dried hair that doesn’t feel heavy or stiff is the cacia complex in Pantene’s newest products: Pantene Nature care Smoothness of Life and Fullness of Life Shampoos. Tristan Patricio, Brand Manager of Pantene, explained, “Cacia complex has a healing property that coats your hair, it puts in an invisible layer around it, so that it protects your hair from damage.”
In showbiz where “long hair” is also a figure of speech for a great love life, the two stars who have been attraction the entertainment press’ curiosity lately for their love life status kept mum about their personal issues. Well, at least by the looks of their sleek and sexy locks—these girls will never lack in getting swooning suitors. Should they need one.
By Ana Valenzuela, InterAksyon.com · Tuesday, September 4, 2012 · 8:42 am
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By Ana Valenzuela · Tuesday, February 14, 2012 · 12:11 pm
February 14 is day of the year that singles shun the most. Comments such as “why celebrate, it is not even a holiday?”, “everybody’s got somebody but me,” and “kapag ba single malungkot, bakit lahat ba ng taken masaya?” would fill social networking sites.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
11-Feb-12, 8:01 PM |Interaksyon.com
By Ana Valenzuela
No plans yet for the season of love? Well, fret not as there many places to be, performers to see and entertain you, and just fill that date with enough romance. Here is a roundup of the showshappening this Valentine Season.
Sharon Cuneta and Martin Nieverra
Once in a Lifetime
February 11, 2012, Smart Araneta Coliseum
What took them so long? For the first time, the Megastar will share the stage with the Leading Man of Concerts. Good friends since way back, expect an animated evening of the best of OPM love songs as well as the witty banter of these two seasoned concert artists.
Once in a Lifetime also promises a lot more withsurprise guest performers and Louie Ocampo as musical director and Rowell Santiago as diretor. Call Viva Concerts at 687-7236 or Ticketnet at 911-5555 for inquiries and reservations.
Dingdong Avanzado and Rachel Alejandro
February 11, 7:00 PM, Eastwood Mall Open Park
February 14, 7:00 PM, Venice Piazza, Mc Kinley Hill
Fall in love all over again with Rachel and Dingdong.The OPM singer-songwriters and former lovers would perform love songs such as ‘Nakapagtataka’, ‘Paalam Na’, ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘You Should Know By Now’.Relive your sweetest memories with the two as they perform at the Eastwood Mall Open Park and at the Venice Piazza, Mc Kinley Hill.
February 12, 7:00 PM, Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill
February 14, 8:30 PM, Midas Hotel
Be serenaded by the man who gave hits such as, ‘Simply Jessie’, ‘Forever’, ‘You Take My Breath Away’, and ‘Foolish Heart’ as he performs in Manila. Reminisce to Rex Smith’s classic love songs on February 12, 7PM at the Venice Piazza and on Valentines Day at the Midas Hotel.
The Midas Hotel’s premiere 2702 Lobby Lounge also offers turndown pralines and two complimentary show tickets. Tickets are priced at 1584 which includes two free drinks. Prior reservations required. Call Ticketworld at 891-9999 for reservations and inquiries
Basil Valdez, Rachelle Ann Go, and The CompanY
Seasons of Love
February 13, 2012, Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World
Hear love songs as they reach new heights, as three of the country’s top performing acts, Basil Valdez, Rachelle Ann Go and the Company, join together for one lovely night.
Basil first made his mark as the vocalist of the Circus Band in the 70’s, but a more successful solo career did give him hits that became popular standards, ‘Ngayon at Kailanman’, Let the Pain Remain, ‘Kastilyong Buhangin’, and many others. The Ultimate Champion, Rachelle Ann is one of singing contests discoveries with hits such as ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’, ‘Masasabi Mo Ba’. The Company, the country’s premiere vocal group, on the other hand is responsible for such its like ‘Now that I have you’, and ‘Pakisabi Na Lang’.
One of the show’s highlight would definitely be the duet a capella of ‘Pagdating ng Panahon’ between Basil and the Company. The latter’s recent single. Call Ticketworld 891-9999 and Viva Concerts 687-7236 for tickets and inquiries.
Nina and Luke Mijares
Update Your Status
February 13, Music Museum
Whether you be single, in a relationship or ‘it’s complicated’, it is time for you to update your Status with Soul Siren, Nina. Hear her belt out some of her hits like ‘Through the Fire’ and ‘Love Moves in Mysterious Ways’. Nina will be joined by the Philippine’s R&B Kine, Luke Mijares. For ticket and reservations call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or Music Museum at 721-6726.
February 14, 7:00 PM,Eastwood Mall Open Park
International teen sensation Charlie Green is here in the country promoting his new album Rainbow. Apart from that, the British-Filipino crooner will sing his way into everyone’s hearts this Valentines Day at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Let Charlie set fire to the passions in your hearts and witness how Charlie has grown-up from his breakout act in Britain’s Got Talent to the crooner that he is.
Rico J. Puno
The Best of Rico J. Puno
February 14, Newport Performing Arts Theater
Let the ‘Macho Gwapito’ performer entertain you on Valentines day with his unique blend of soulful singing and humor. Rico J. Puno, named after the legendary Italian tenor Enrico Caruso and born on Valentine’s Day, has been a top concert draw here and abroad. Why not? Rico played a major part in the Manila Sound explosion of the 70s era with his hits such as ‘Kapalaran’, ‘Sorry Pwede Ba’, and‘May Bukas Pa’. Rico will perform these hits one more time at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on February 14. The show also features, singer and actress Katya Santos and Philippine music’s Vamp, Vernie Varga. Call Ticketworld 891-9999 and Viva Concerts 687-7236 for tickets and inquiries.
Aiza Seguerra and Duncan Ramos
Sessions of Love
February 14, 8:00 PM Music Museum
Unwind and enjoy the cooling sounds of the ‘Pagdating ng Panahon’ hitmaker Aize Seguerra, as she joins the stage with Duncan Ramos. The night promises to be a session of love and acoustic sounds, as the two artists performs their hits and crowd favorite covers.
For ticket and reservations call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or Music Museum at 721-6726.
February 14, 7:00 PM Manila Hotel
February 15, Smart Araneta Coliseum
Reminisce to classic love songs made famous by Engelbert Humperdinck. Be captivated by the voice of the singer who brought us the hit songs ‘Release Me, ‘ Have I told You’ and ‘Quando, Quando, Quando’.
Engelbert would be performing at Fiesta Pavillion of the Manila Hotel on Valentines Day, with guests Pilita Corrales, Angelos, and many more.
For tickets and inquires you may call Ticketnet at 911-5555. For Manila Hotel tickets, call 527-0011 or 911-5615.
Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez
Mr. And Mrs. A
Feb. 14, 8:00 PM, Smart Araneta Coliseum
Rekindle the fire of romance and go weak in the knees as Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez, a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Alcasid, perform together this day of hearts at the Araneta Colisuem. The dynamic couple are set to carry out duets of their hits together with guests Angeline Quinto, Kyla, Eric Santos, Dingdong Dantes and Vice Ganda. For tickets and other inquiries call Ticketnet at 911-5555.
Love in 3D
Newport Performing Arts Theatre, Resorts World
Enjoy Armida Siguon-Reyna, Vilma Santos and Charice Pempengco all in one show, as the witty comedian Jon Santos take on his beloved characters namely D Queen of Philippine Music Tita Mids, D’ Star for All Season Ate Vee, and D’ Gleeful Star Chareez.
“My characters are chosen because they are really, really liked or there is strong public opinion about them,” says Jon.“When I take the stage my characters come out first. I put on the masks first and towards the end come out as myself,” shares Jon.“That persona has always taken a back seat to my characters. I guess I’m star struck!
“It’s a celebrity fiesta,” Jon swears. People can certainly count on seeing Tita Gloring, Krissy, Sherrap Estrada, and Jon’s numerous impersonations. Tickets for Love In 3D are available at Ticketworld 891-9999 andViva Concerts 687-7236.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
by Ana Valenzuela
(Published in the Manila Standard Today newspaper on 2012/february/6.)
Enchong Dee keeps in shape not because he is an actor but because he really is used to living a healthy lifestyle.
Even before he joined show business, Enchong was a member of the La Salle and national swimming teams. He competed in the Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games.
Despite Enchong’s busy schedule, he finds the time to run and swim and of course, have a healthy and balanced diet.
During Amway’s Color UR Life Campaign launch, Enchong bared some of his secrets.
“I take Nutrilite Double X. I take the hair, nail and skin [supplement], green tea, and kapag nagbibinge ako pag (when I binge every) Sunday [which is my cheat day], [I also take the] Nutrilite Carb Blocker,” share Enchong.
He has been taking Nutrilite even before he was tapped to endorse the supplement.
“There was a direct seller na nagpunta sa bahay(who visited our house), so I have tried it even before Amway got me, three to four years ago,” Enchong tells us.
“You’ll be surprised when you take Double X,” he says. “The effect to me is hindi ako nagkre-crave (I don’t crave that) much, like when it comes to sweet food. Sometimes that is my problem, naghahanap ako ng matamis (I crave for something sweet).”
Enchong also wants to give his onscreen partner Erich Gonzales, Double X supplements.
“Double X has minerals, vitamins, and nutrients, lahat na andoon (it has everything in it),” he says.
Aside from taking his daily dose of Nutrilite vitamins, Enchong shares his other secrets
“Consistently drink water, kung lalagpas man ng (if you go over) eight glasses a day its okay. Tamang bilad lang sa (Do not over expose yourself to) sunlight, and ihawalay mo lang yung taba sa kinakain mo (Keep off fatty food),” he says.
“Choose an exercise or sport that you will enjoy, because kung napipilitan ka lang, (if you are just being forced into it) you will stop at a certain point. Tatamarain ka lang and hindi mo na magagawa yung pagiging healthy (You will just procrastinate and it won’t be healthy),” he adds.
To know more about Nutrilite and the Color Ur Life Campaign, visit www.colorurlife.com.ph and www.facebook.com/NutriliteCOLORurLIFE.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
by Ana Valenzuela
(Published in the Manila Standard Today newspaper on 2011/november/9.)
“I lived in the US for 10 years, and I frequent New York. My first and last destination would always be Bon Chon,” Scott Tan, the owner of the Philippine franchise of the chicken resto, recalls at the opening of the newest branch of Bon Chon in Il Terrazzo in Tomas Morato.
A big fan of Bon Chon's soy garlic chicken and spicy chicken wings, Tan began recommending Bon Chon to his friends. When he came back home, he eagerly bought the franchise and set up the first Bon Chon at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.
“I wanted every Filipino to experience what I had experience at my first bon chon bite,” Tan says. “What makes Bon Chon special I think is pretty much---the crispiness factor, the health factor and the flavour.”
There must be some secret to making this chicken so yummy that you would just want to continuously feed your mouth nothing more. “The crispiness is due to the secret technique in cooking which no other chicken place in the Philippines does. Second, because of the cooking technique, it actually melts the fat off the chicken that is what makes it healthier than most chickens here in the Philippines. Lastly it’s flavourful because of the cooking technique there is no more fat in between the skin and the meat, the soy garlic and hot and spicy flavour is absorbed in every bite that makes it like a pure bite,” he says.
Now that the the restaurant has become a hit, Tan is thinking of expanding its offerings. “When we first started we only had the chicken,” he shares. “Then we added the fish taco for lent, then it proved to be very popular so we left it, then now the chap chae (Korean noodles) and the calamari.”
“Funny story about the fish taco and the calamari, it was supposed to be seasonal, we took it out after Lent, and then people started asking, where is it? So we brought it back,” says Andrea See, Bon Chon’s marketing head.
“Bon Chon is very flexible in customizing the food in each country, because they know that every country is different. They have to tailor it to the culture. (In the US, they) don’t have rice, but here we have value meals,” Scott states.
Apart from the difference in the menu, there is also a difference in Bon Chon‘s ambience. “In the US, Bon Chon is more of a bar/restaurant. People drink and everything. So when I brought it here, I decided I wanted to make it more of a quick service-restaurant--for a casual dining experience, so more people can try our food. We have beers, but we don’t market it,” he adds.
Bon Chon opted for a quick service setting so as to cater to a more family-centered market. Tan would like as much people as possible to try Bon Chon’s sumptuous recipe. “When we got the master franchise, we proposed to the owner that when we bring it here, we wanted to make it in to quick service. In order for us to reach the majority of the whole Philippines, and let everyone to try our food, we had to be quick service, because of you are a bar, it restricts a lot of age group,” he says.
“If you noticed, you order at the counter then we bring it to you. It is because we wanted the interaction, that still that differentiates us from the other fast food places,’’ says Andrea, stressing their difference on other fast-food chains.
More and more Filipinos seem to be craving this flavorful chicken, as they have plans for expansion. “This is our tenth store. By the year end we are going to have fourteen stores. At the Mall of Asia , Bonifacio High Street Extension , Trinoma and Alabang Town Center. Next year we are targeting to franchise out in the provincial area, so next year expect about 35 to 40 stores ,” discloses Tan. Surely many more hulks of eaters would be unleashed with every bite.
Mario Maurer graces Bon Chon opening
Bon Chon formally opened in the Philippines with no less than Thai superstar Mario Maurer gracing the event.