Sunglass Sunset | Ronnie & Joe Anniversary

Ronnie & Joe, the eyewear boutique one would go to when looking for hard to find labels such as Cutler & Gross, Matsuda, Ksubi, Native Sons, DITA, Margiela Karen Walker, and Thom Browne to name a few celebrated their anniversary as well as a new store opening on a semi-hidden gem of a rooftop of Powerplant Mall, Rockwell. I naturally brought my camera given the details.

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Emel playing my jam, haha!

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Photo from my personal instagram.

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Man of the hour, Mike ConcepcionP1170614

As candid as “candid” gets

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Hi Nix!

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Sunset, moonrise.

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I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the refreshments that day.

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Laureen, always smiling!

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Jess, doing her thing.

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Ronnie & Joe Ground Floor, Powerplant Rockwell

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Your Top Blogs | Nuffnang Country Manager’s Dinner

I31B0057Ritz, ang blurry ng photo mo! Haha, black and white nga lang. The one right next to me is Abe, Country Manager for Nuffnang Philippines! Usually in Geekynights he’s the tech guru and Mr. Yugatech, or plain ol’ Abe but that night he was hotshot bigwig mode haha!

Nuffnang is the world’s leading blog advertising community which connects brands with bloggers, as well as strengthens ties and relationships between other bloggers as well. It’s like a big summer camp with lots of talented folk, wherein everyone has their own expertise or speciality. You have style and fashion bloggers, tech bloggers, food bloggers, fitness bloggers, et cetera. It’s a great mix of interesting characters! Interaction is usually more online than offline (irl) so it was great to hang out and share ideas and of course eat, drink and be merry at the Nuffnang Country Manager’s Dinner which happened at Vyne at Bonifacio Global City.

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A flurry of drinks and cocktails were served.

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Together with a 9-course meal!

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I am sure the food bloggers’ photos are way better! Our table couldn’t resist the food long enough to shoot it!

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Developing opinions on the food served.

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I am easily pleased, burger burger burger!

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On to the awards! Project queen (person with most projects) this year was Jackie Go!

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Highest …hair was David Guison! Haha just kidding bro!

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I was a runner-up in that category as well! Okay ba?

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Other awards were given that night as well as King of Projects, as well as top hits! But more importantly, we had a name that tune game which I was sure I’d win.

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Impromptu hosting courtesy of Nyko.

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The party was divided into teams, one team per table!

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The Soshal Network with their best guesses cracked everyone up!

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I had a chance to win but I messed up Britney Spears’ song title, apparently it’s “…Baby One More Time” and not “Hit Me Baby One More time” Grrrr… sayang! It’s ok, I’m not pikon. Honest!

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Congrats.                                        Haha!

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My running discussion buddy, Jinoe Gavan of Takbo.ph!

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Photobooth pictures were also on the agenda!

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Seeing A Band Live Is A Great Way To Spend A Wednesday Night | CHVRCHES

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I don’t remember which band I’ve seen perform live last, it always used to be a sort of checklist or a matter of updating the list I have on songkick.com. When the announcement was made (when I saw the news on Instagram) I knew I had to see CHVRCHES! I had only seen them once before, during Coachella early this year but the stage was ultra packed and I could only get so near. Music festivals are great, but going to a venue for the sole purpose of seeing one band perform live has its advantages as everyone is really there just to see them, and you’re more likely to get a better spot relatively up front. The energy of the crowd is very enthusiastic and infectious, half of which with phones up trying to perpetuate their performance. Met some fans who lined up as early as 3PM, talk about dedication! I had a great time, they sound very electro live and have a bit more edge and attitude. Whatever is in the water in Glasgow works, as so many notable music acts have emerged from there.

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Amazing night, congratulations to such an extraordinary show Vybe Productions, SM Accessories and should I say Laneway Productions? Perhaps Manila is ready for its very own Laneway Festival as well. Excited for the coming year!

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I think it’s about time for a RAFFLE! Festivals are one of my top things to do when I’m out of town, so when I have a few days off automatic na #bookit! It’s awesome to hang out with friends in such a lively atmosphere, and since this one is going to be in “the city of smiles” I expect it to be all the more fun!

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Smart Postpaid, Deezer and Skyscanner want to bring you and your friends to MASSKARA! You earn a raffle entry when you subscribe to a DEEZER bundle or DEEZER Premium plan! So aside from getting the best music from around the world onto your phone with the most reliable network in the country, you get a chance pa to win a festival package! Different DEZEER Flexibundle equals to different prizes!

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 Entries are automatic when you avail of a DEEZER bundle so it’s so hassle free to join! I wouldn’t take my sweet time though since this is only until September 30, 2014!

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Trip to Bacolod, seeing the sights, fantastic local cuisine (try the chicken inasal and piyaya) and a non-stop party? I’m in!  #Smart always comes up with the best parties and events in the Philippines, so be sure not to miss out on this one!

Deezer has the widest music library, hard to find music, OPM artists and songs, as well as newest releases and is incredibly easy to use. But don’t take my word for it, subscribe now and discover a whole new world of music just a touch or swipe away!

For more info, be sure to check out http://smrt.ph/deezermasskara

ACTIVE IN STYLE | Fit Fashion x Team Manila

In line with the nearing launch of the Fit and Fashion App (Android/iOS) our collaboration with Team Manila was launched last week at Rockwell. The crowd-sourced, tongue-in-cheek slogans featured on shirts offer a light yet honest approach as to why we “hit the gym” or are constantly trying to start your very own “balik alindog program”

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That day the weather was really good and inviting, perfect for a launch if I should say so!

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Arrived early of course to set up!

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Yes, that’s Divine cutting up a shirt pre-printed with guide lines to help one customise and make the shirt your own / show off your guns!

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SUNSET SCENE | AquaBeauty

 

Being outdoors is such a luxury in Manila, especially if one lives in a condo. It just isn’t as simple as stepping out into your backyard to get a glimpse of nature or at least some greenery. That’s why when I learned where the P&G launch of Olay’s AquaAction and Pantene Aqua Pure would be, I knew I had to make the trip out considering how gorgeous the sunset and feel of Sofitel is. I believe it was the perfect place to showcase their new and innovative products.

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Always the early bird! I arrived sooner than I expected, and waited for Danielle (whom I was supposed to be chaperoning) The hotel staff were friendly and had a “welcome back” predisposition as I’d recently celebrated my birthday successfully at Sofitel.

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Postcard worthy if I should say so myself.

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STUDIO 54 | Ruffa’s Disco Glam Birthday Bash

The moment I saw the invite to Ruffa’s birthday, I knew I’d quickly be out of ideas of what to wear. You see, there’s a fine line between looking good and in theme, and looking like you rented a costume so I decided to tread lightly. Was my choice a hit or miss? Who knows? The ladies on the other hand I’m sure did their homework because they came in what appeared to be all the rage in 1978! Everybody looked great, and Ruffa truly was the star of the night looking like a hollywood glamourpuss! Incredible party!

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LIVE FOR NOW! | Original Penguin x Pepsi

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The launch of the Original Penguin x Pepsi LIVE FOR NOW Capsule collection was an exciting and suitably timed event, especially considering the World Cup Fever taking over many countries recently. (Brazil literally sounds like a warzone everytime their team scores a goal) The limited edition collection featured cutting-edge international artists with their designs linking the passion of football and art into the pieces. The attendees featured a mix of celebrities, athletes, bloggers, and media personalities.

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I was in very good company of course, Maggie Wilson-Consunji, Kelly Misa and Maxene Magalona (all wearing Original Penguin)

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Foosball! I may have been a bit competitive that day. No spinning!

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BURTON & DOROTHY PERKINS | Great British Style

I was invited to attend the launch of Burton which also coincided with the 10th anniversary of Dorothy Perkins in the Philippines. Not one to miss the opportunity to see what’s going on in the retail scene, I made my way over to SM Mega Fashion Hall to see what the new menswear store had to offer.

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Jacket on

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