Purposeful NYC Trip | Justin Bieber in Madison Square Garden

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Get on a plane to NYC, and watch Justin Bieber in Madison Square Garden for his Purpose tour. Sounds a little far-fetched as I was sorting through books/clearing out space in my newly moved in condo when I suddenly got the call! I couldn’t believe it at first, jaw still dropped I answered a quick “Yes, yes, G!” Haha. Truth be told is that I’ve been a fan Justin’s new sound -Skrillex produced and elements of tropical house mixed with a synthesized current of R&B. I was excited, I’ve never been to a Justin Bieber concert let alone in Madison …

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In A Sonic State | My Top 5 Audio Companions

Waiting in line, being stuck in traffic, waiting for your order at a restaurant or even waiting for your friend who’s been “on the way” can happen more often than you’d like. New year’s resolutions abound, we’re all trying to be more efficient in one way or another. Why not be efficient with your idle time, and have a good time whilst doing so? Here’s a list of my top 5 audio companions. JBL CHARGE 2+ Visible drivers to the left and right of this hefty speaker pump out the bass like nobody’s business. Emphasis on power to keep your …

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International Speed | Guam Ko'Ko' Road Race

I’ve been joining races and runs for some time now, starting from the Star Magic Run in the then-new Mckinley hill, then the first Century Tuna Run in BGC, then the numerous Condura Skyway Marathon(s) which eventually piqued my interest towards triathlon and you could say the rest is history. I’ve always been a believer in health, fitness and sport (cue Pain and Gain soundtrack) but I never thought I’d be this excited to join a half-marathon out of the country. Guam Ko’Ko’ Half Marathon and Ekiden Relay has been happening for ten years now, to bring awareness to the …

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Don't Mess With The Best | Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang has always been a personal favorite of all the numerous muscle cars from that era. You know, the one where machizmo and being bad-ass wasn’t something you’d have to be ashamed of. Where going for a drive was exciting and exhilarating and not to just get from point A to point B. Well, I believe Ford has brought all that back and then some with the launch of the new Ford Mustang. The venue was in High Street Central in Bonifacio Global City and immediately had a racing heritage feel and spoke muscle in the automotive sense. Some of my …

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A Pinatubo Trek | ECCO

I rare to go to places that I’ve never been, with people who are just as excited to be outdoors as I am. I always see my friend Marc’s photos of the whole Pinatubo experience on facebook complete with 4x4s and always find myself incredibly envious! So when SSI contacted me for this trip out to the active volcano with Scandinavian shoe brand ECCO I immediately accepted even if was to arrive from Boracay on that same day. But hey, no rest for the wicked right? My plane had arrived late in Manila (no surprise there) so I just high-tailed it …

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Made Fresh, With More Flavors Than You Can Shake A Stick At | Wingstop Opening Glorietta 2

Wingstop just opened up their 9th fast casual (as they would put it) restaurant in the country! Wingstop is America’s largest wings chain and I am pretty stoked that the Table Group decided bring it in to the Philippines!  Wingstop Glorietta 2 (across landmark) is now also serving up the signature wings with 9 different flavors!  They launched with a big party, with great music, hip-hop dancers, wings, and a refreshing guestlist. Badkiss played first setting the tone for the evening -block party, which also felt to me like an actual backyard barbeque atmosphere complete with seemingly unending drinks in iced metal drums. My …

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Timely | SevenFriday

“What time is it” A beautiful woman asks your group of friends, and while the rest reach into their pockets for their phones you proudly announce the time, ask her what’s the rush, get her number, have an amazing conversation and ride off into the sunset. The end. This never happens. But it could if you were wearing a Seven Friday. These watches have a sense of excitement about them, when on your wrist you look like you’re about to break a course record or close a deal. It’s a watch that exudes confidence, it doesn’t say country club money or …

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#BlackIsTheNewClean | Colgate Total Charcoal Deep Clean

Charcoal is black, teeth are white. Two questions are raised in my mind. How does it make your teeth whiter since the concept seems so counter-intuitive? And what other possible benefits can I get with this new product from Colgate? Here’s a snippet from good ol’ wikipedia Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, activated coal, or carbo activatus, is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions.[1] Activated is sometimes substituted with active. Due to its high degree of microporosity, just one gram of activated carbon has a …

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A Decidedly Men's Store in High Street Central | GENERAL

Linen Jacket by Uniqlo, Linen Shirt, COS Trousers, Massimo Dutti driving shoes, American Apparel Belt, Vintage 1973 Seiko Watch. (mirror shot. I really need an intern!) GENERAL!  A decidedly Men’s store, one of the few in Manila. I was invited over to check out the new collection of Lyle & Scott, being on a holiday and fond of the brand, I decided to make the visit. The moment you step into the GENERAL store, a feeling of quality is felt. The polished concrete floors, geometric tiles, oxblood chesterfield couch all lend an air that is very british and longstanding. I particularly liked the …

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