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GET FRESH THIS SEASON WITH NEW COLORS FROM URBANEARS

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Urbanears is proud to present the 2013 Fall/Winter collection - lilac, cobalt and clover. Each new color in this collection is playful, unusual and bent a tiny bit towards the eccentric. Give in to caprice, and stand out from the crowd in these three brand new shades.
Lilac Cobalt Clover About Urbanears
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Urbanears makes headphones that fit your everyday life. Supplying the perfect listening device for anyone with a pocket full of music and a wish to make the most of it, Urbanears models are designed to optimize sound and captive self-aware customers by matching preferences in size, style, design, function, and relation to music. Other companies may try to emulate the brand, but Urbanears is the original in colorful headphones.

Urbanears releases two collections of headphones each year according to season - spring/summer, fall/winter. In each collection we produce a handful of new colors that, once have been sold-out, may not return. It is available at the Podium…

YOUR BODY'S CRY FOR HELP

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Your boss just called you to say that you're stepping in for a crucial meeting in two hours. It's unexpected but you're still confident that you can handle it. One hour later, your mother calls you to take care of a bank emergency. A few minutes later, an email from your son's day care teacher pops in and shares concerns about your child.
The day goes on to get progressively worse. You get one bad news after the other and before you know it, you have a nagging headache, you feel the tension creeping in your neck and you already have the urge to either escape or punch the person nearest you.
That is a sign of chronic stress. And more importantly, your body's way of sending out a cry of help. According to the American Psychological Association, stress is defined as a feeling of being overwhelmed, worried or run-down from unpleasant events. Unlike regular occasional stress, which is sometimes considered as beneficial, chronic stress is constant and persists for a pro…

LOOKBOOK #121 - THEATRICAL | CINDERELLA AT THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS THEATER

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Theatrical (adjective) - exaggerated and excessively dramatic. "Paul rode the escalator of Resorts World Manila with theatrical caution". —ang taas eh.
But with all exaggeration and drama aside, this is what I would wear when watching a musical at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.
Minus the Ray-Ban's of course.
Nothing too fancy with just the right amount of "respect" to the place and whatever it is that I'll be watching.

MY DAY ON INSTAGRAM - 08/28/2013

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Yesterday was probably the most productive I'd ever been as a blogger, albeit tiring. But getting to spend it with my favorite blogger friends, who's complaining?
1st event of the day: #VelociTime launch at Aracama —probably the most practical watch to own. A watch comes with an extra pair of straps. Buy four more and it'll be like owning seven Veloci watches. 2nd event of the day: #Rexona #RunToTheBeat launch at Club Haze. Got me very excited for my second 10K this October. Not bringing my iPod (I forgot) during my first 10K almost killed me with boredom. This time, leaving it will never be an issue anymore (You'll know why on my Rexona Run 2013 post). Can't wait to "party" at the finish line. *cue in Neyo's Closer*
3rd event of the day: #BUBondingatSMMoA. Traded my boots for a pair of ice skating shoes for the first time. I did ok. Now where is Verniece when you needed her?

Final event of the day: Dinner at the newly opened #YabuPH, SM North The Block.…

PITBULL BRINGS GLOBAL WARMING TOUR TO MANILA

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PITBULL aka Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305 is bringing the party to Manila for his Global Warming Tour on September 4th at the Mall of Asia Arena. Global Warming Tour will feature the Grammy Award winner's non-stop party hits, including Give Me Everything, Feel This Moment, Don't Stop The Party, Back In Time, On The Floor, DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love, I Know You Want Me  (Calle Ocho), Hotel Room Service, Shut It Down, Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor), Rain Over Me, Live It Up, International Love, Dance Again, and many more.
From his humble beginnings rapping on mix tapes and appearing in clubs in his hometown of Miami, Pitbull has gone on to become one of the world's biggest and most sought after artists. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business, achieving back to back hits with tracks such as "On The Floor," "Dance Again" and "Live It Up" with Jennifer Lopez, "I Like It" with Enrique Iglesias, and "DJ Got…

THE SM STORE SOUTHMALL "EXCLUSIVE TO MEMBERS" SALE

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Good news to those SM Prestige, BDO Rewards Sapphire and Diamond members living in the south! The SM Store Southmall is inviting you to an "Exclusive to Members" sale this August 29, 2013 (10:00am to 9:00pm).
Up to 50% off on your favorite brands!
Plus! Extra 10% off on top of markdown prices and on regular-priced items. Exclusively for SM Prestige, BDO Rewards Sapphire and Diamond members.
and Extra 5% off on top of the markdown prices and on regular-priced items for a minimum of Php5,000 single-receipt purchase charged to your BDO credit card.
Join The SM Store online community on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube

ABOITIZ FOUNDATION HELPING THOSE AFFECTED BY MARING

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Helping our fellow Filipinos who were affected by #MaringPH is now as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Please check out the Aboitiz Group's infographic below on how you can donate through the Aboitiz Foundation.
Your help will go a long way.

For more information, Like Aboitiz Foundation on Facebook and follow @aboitizfdn on Twitter!

A WEEK'S WORTH OF BOOTS

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It's boots season once again! Or #sweaterweather as you tag it. Boots + Sweater? Theygo well together you know.
But don't limit the comfort of your boots to just pairing it with appropriate layers of clothing. Pharrell does it cool with shorts or if you be so traditional, see rightmost guy.
Or do it the Harry Styles way (as seen on The GQ Eye).
Whatever kind of boots wielding man you are, there are many styles for you to choose from. Here's a week's worth of boots I favor:

THE ROAD TO THE #CLEARDREAMMATCH 2013

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Congratulations Team James! 4 - 1 to last year's Team Phil's victory of 5 - 1? Not bad.
Powered by Clear, the number one men's shampoo brand, the biggest football all-star game in the nation shines brighter in its second year as World Cup champion Fabio Cannavaro and football legend Dennis Wise joins James Younghusband, Phil Younghusband and the country's top football talents.
It was a long road we traveled before we got to this exciting conclusion to this year's Clear Dream Match. Here are some important stops:
July 10, 2013 - Clear Dream Match 2 formally launched to the media at K-PUB BBQ, BGC. (See my coverage HERE)
August 10, 2013 - Clear Dream Match 2 Player Draft at SM Megamall Events Center:
With thousands of votes casted on the Clear Facebook page, the voting pool of 50 - consisting of Philippine Azkals, top United Football League players, University superstars and some local footballing celebrities - was trimmed down to 34, each one to be drafted by captain…

LOOKBOOK #120 - MAXIM | MAXIMS HOTEL GIVEAWAY

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Look like a million dollar.
Or at least try.
Especially if you're staying at Maxims Hotel. They will take care of everything for you. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and dress the part.

FALL INTO KHAKI WITH DOCKERS ALPHA KHAKI PROMO

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Was recently featured on Power Plant Mall's Sartorial Fridays (on its Facebook page) wearing a Dockers® top.
And no, those are not Dockers® pants (it's just another ordinary boring jeans). I'm actually excited to get my hands on my own Alpha Khaki and another Dockers® top! Why? You get 25% off when you buy both from its regular prices! Hurry! The promo is until September 1, 2013 only.
Giving khaki a complete transformation, Dockers Alpha Khaki includes two new pants fits in its range —the Alpha Skinny Tapered, which offers a razor-sharp look; and the Slim Tapered Alpha Khaki which sits slightly below the waist, has Tapered leg opening, and designed to flatter with a silhouette that sits relaxed on the waist and hips and drops slim to the legs. It also offers some of the season's bolder color options, including brick red, old rose, pesto, light blue, Portland brown, black, midnight, dark pebble, gravel, azul sea, electric blue, true olive camo, white wash and navy.

Abou…

LOOKBOOK #119 - AT THE REMINGTON | REMINGTON HOTEL GIVEAWAY

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Finally! As my good friend MJ said on my Facebook/Lookbook post.

This is #TBT material baby! Or more appropriately, #FlashbackFriday (<—is there such a thing?) since today is Friday and this online project were executed every Friday. Now that's a lot of Fridays!
Taken at the lobby of Remington Hotel, this was the first (of four) #FashionFriday looks I came up for Resorts World Manila.
Staying at the hotel? Go for something fuss-free to fit in the atmosphere of the whole place! But don't forget to keep style in check.
Fancy a weekend at Resorts World Manila?

S.O.S

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The School of Satchel launches two striking styles this season: The Sam All-Leather Backpack and a reissue of the bestselling Pablo Messenger bag in two new colors.
The School of Satchel is known for its handcrafted leather satchels made from genuine Philippine cowhide. SOS supports Philippine leather industries by using Filipino leather and local manufacturing.

The School of Satchel also supports the education of indigenous people in the Philippines through its community service program —SOS PLEDGES, in partnership with Cartwheel Foundation, Inc. by sponsoring Nylyn Supnet, 20, to Pamulaan Center for Indigenous People's Education in Mintal, Davao City.
Now on its third year, SOS Pledges is funded by proceeds of The School of Satchel's sales. For more information, visit www.theschoolofsatchel.com. _________________________________________________________________________________ The Cartwheel Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to give indigenous communities a f…

LOOKBOOK #118 - TURNING JAPANESE | SHITAMACHI + MOCHI CREAM

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Piece of advice. Don't open a Youtube tab and play The Vapors' only hit song while reading this. It's just a silly song (fun though) which has nothing to do with this post.
Okay, maybe a little on the silly part.
Er, a little bit more. You can't be serious while you have the song playing in your head during this impromptu shoot at Little Tokyo. This happened right after my Kodanda experience with the girls.
But in all things seriously Japanese, I think I'm turning into one! Big fan of Hayao Miyazaki and his works. Appreciated The Wolverine even more having Japan as its backdrop. Green Tea Kit-Kats! Sushi, Sashimi, Japanese food in general. And the list goes on…
Now who's craving for some ramen and authentic mochi cream?

THE SM STORE FURTHER REDUCTION SALE STARTS TODAY!

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Up to 50% off on selected items! Plus 10% off for SMAC, Prestige and BDO Rewards card holders! Join The SM Store online community at the following: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube

BEST DISASTER FILMS

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Inactivity strikes again! Remember it was in times like these when I posted (copy-pasted actually) the Top 50 Best Japanese Animation/Manga Movies on the blog? Now I'm just curious as to why instead of watching movies with happy endings and such in this kind of weather, why do we tend to wallow in familiar (but deep) waters? Pun intended.
And to think my greatest fear is drowning to my death.
Googled "best disaster movies" and IMDb gave me this result. Trimmed down the list to just the water-related ones starting with well, what do you know? the No.1 best disaster film.
1. The Poseidon Adventure  6. 2012
 7. The Day After Tomorrow

J.CO OPENS 12TH STORE IN GLORIETTA

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Our country bore witness to one too many fads this year as frequent as our storm visits (and to think we haven't entered the ber months yet). Speaking of fads, don't bother counting J.CO Donuts on the list.
Why? Try visiting their SM Megamall store. Or if you're living in the north (like I do), check out their Trinoma or SM North branches. You'll see (still) long lines as if the stores were on their first day.
If you're one of those many people who always fall prey into participating in the long human centipede exhibition at J.CO, I can't blame you. I remember taking part in several occasions myself. Eyes on the prize —that's my mantra. That's how I survive the wait. The prize? Alcapone!
Opening its doors to the Makati public last July 24, J.CO is proud to announce its 12th branch in the Philippine Market, conveniently located in the heart of the Metro's city business district. The Glorietta 2 branch, facing Fairmont Hotel, hosts a spacious 236 sq.…

LOOKBOOK #117 - GREENER PASTURES

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The grass is greener this time of the year. And I'm treading on it. I hope you are too.
Way beyond awesome things have been happening left and right to me —both personally and professionally. There's the nomination, and then the nods of approval from formerly prospective clients. All this happened in just a period of one week! Can't help but grin like a mischievous elf in my green blazer.
Now you've probably seen me in a couple of events wearing the said blazer which leads me to a pressing blogging matter: Is it alright to repeat outfits? #bloggerproblems

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME AT THE STYLEBIBLE.PH VIRTUAL STYLE AWARDS

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I'm nominated under the Online Reporter category on Stylebible.ph's Virtual Style Awards! Help!

But first, let me thank the research team who tracked down all my "numbers." I know they're not by the millions but you guys made me feel RELEVANT. Very. Again, thank you.
I honestly don't know the people who nominated me in this category (I actually didn't know that there's even a contest!) and as my way of extending back my thanks to the effort of whoever did, lalaban tayo!

You see, I'm up against "institutions" in the industry. My 117 looks are not even a quarter of David's. Jenni's Twitter followers can easily snuff the life out of mine with an effortless breath. Ingrid is THE Bag Hag. And for the handful of times I appeared on print were not even a formal feature as a blogger compared to Ms. Dychiao. I'm up against the big ones but I'm gonna put up a good fight. I will try.
If you think I made an impact and delivered what …

PARACHUTE BAG

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This is a hamburger.

#TEAMINSTAXPH GIVEAWAY

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Who wants a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8? Now is your chance to own one! Joining is easy! Here's how:
1. Like Fujifilm Instax Philippines Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FujifilmInstaxPhilippines)
2. Follow @TeamInstaxPH on Twitter and Instagram
3. Answer the question "What color of Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is Kryz Uy holding in the photo?"
4. The photo can be seen in Fujifilm Philippine's website (fujifilm.com.ph)
5. Tweet your answer by tagging @TeamInstaxPH @PaulThePRGuy using the hashtags #TeamInstaxPH #PaulThePRGuy

To get an idea which colors the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is available in, click HERE.

This contest is open to Philippine residents only and will run from August 15 − 28, 2013. Good luck!

BREE

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A good lady friend of mine once told me that if ever I'm gonna start investing on material things, go for watches ('coz I'm a guy). The next best thing? Bags. I thought "yeah, right. as if I'm Fashion Pulis."
The same friend (she's not the Bag Hag by the way but she owns a lot of luxury branded bags as if she were) also brought me to my first visit to a luxury store wherein instead of bags, the shoes caught my attention. But a thought occurred to me at that moment. If I'm gonna spend thousands upon thousands of pesos on something which I'm just gonna step on and abuse on the streets of Manila, I might as well go for bags.
BREE, I think, is a good brand to start with.
BREE is a German bag brand that is "always an idea ahead of the rest."

Motivated by their enthusiasm in impeccable classic designs with a twist, BREE boasts of Top Quality Workmanship,
Functional, Imaginative, Modern,
Outstanding Product Design,
Bags That Underline Personali…