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BURTON MENSWEAR LONDON OPENS ITS FIRST STORE IN MANILA

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I believe in grabbing opportunities by its horns the minute it present itself. Like being invited to speak to a group of established Doctors in Batangas. That's something I couldn't pass up (even though the memory still makes me feel queasy). An hour before that talk, I was able to enjoy a short period of free time at Pontefino, Batangas. Fell in love (seriously) with the place! Who wouldn't?
How do you like my navy suit?

Now, this is also an opportunity I couldn't pass up. Bought this set the minute I set my eyes on it at the opening of Burton here in Manila a few months ago.

Wore this again for lunch at Midas Hotel Cafe last week. I made sure to ask someone to take a decent photo of me wearing it since the first one (though picturesque) was in poor quality.
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COLE HAAN LAUNCHES THE ZEROGRAND IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand, recently unveiled its newest men's shoe line, the ZeroGrand in the Philippines.
Together with the ZeroGrand is the launch of the new Cole Haan cushioning and comfort platform called the Grand.OS. The Grand.OS is an "operating system" for the feet that comprises three major characteristics: greater flexibility reduced weight and increased cushioning. These characteristics applied separately or together, deliver an exceptional feel without compromise.
The flexibility of Grand.OS comes through the engineered insoles, outsoles, liners and uppers that move with each step. Moreover, Grand.OS replaces the heavy steel shanks that have traditionally been used for support with an engineered cushioning compound that is stronger, more flexible and longer lasting, reducing the overall weight and slimming down the shoe's outsole.
Representatives in the Philippines echoed what David Maddocks, the Chief Marketi…

TICKETS FOR DISNEY LIVE! PRESENTS THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES ON SALE NOW!

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Prepare to go back in the classic Disney era of wishing and dreams coming true with Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales. An enchanted quest featuring more than 25 Disney characters, this all-new stage production from Feld Entertainment®, the producers of Disney On Ice, performs at the Mall of Asia Arena, September 10 − 14. Tickets are on sale now!
Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they take audiences on a captivating journey and magically bring to life three timeless fairy tale adventures!
I'm gonna bring my niece to watch this to break her Elsa-obsession (she's just 5) and of course, my friend Ana Gonzales, who appreciates and believes in "happily-ever-after's". As for me, aside from the whole production, I would love to see the set's details. I'm weird like that.
Tickets for Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales are available at SM Tickets by calling 470-222 or visiting www.smtickets.com. ___________________________________…

THIRD TIME'S THE PIZZA CHARM AT CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

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What's better than a pizza? Hold on. If your answer is not pizza-related, just zip it.
Going back to the question: What's better than a pizza? Two pizzas! Of course.
Now what's even better than two pizzas? The third National Pizza Day at California Pizza Kitchen! On its third year, pizza lovers will be enjoying this event not only for a day, but for three days. On August 13, 14 and 15, with every order of CPK's regular hand-tossed or crispy thin crust pizzas, guests get another regular pizza for free from CPK's selection of three one-off flavors —Traditional Cheese, Original Pepperoni, and Italian Sausage + Pepper.

Before we get to your FREE pizza, check out this list of pizza for your initial choice.

MORE FUEL, MORE CHOW IN CALTEX-CHOWKING PROMO

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The journey just got way happier for motorists who will fuel up starting July 15 to September 30, 2014 at any Caltex station. Aside from getting maximized power, improved fuel economy, lower emission, smoother drive and reliable performance in every Caltex and Techron fuel purchase, Caltex customers can also enjoy a free Chowking Halo-halo, Chinese-Style Fried chicken, Pork Siomai Chow Fan and more!
Motorists can get free Chowking food items for every single or accumulated fuel transaction worth Php2,500 using their locally issued credit and debit cards, cash, StarCash or StarCard. A maximum of five combined receipts from one Caltex station can be exchanged for a single food coupon. Exchange period is until November 30, 2014. Promo coupons are valid for one year from date of issuance and can be presented to all Chowking branches nationwide.

Already got Php2,500 worth of Caltex fuel receipt? Redeem it now for a free meal from Chowking! Here's how in three (3) easy steps:
Caltex cus…

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: X-MINI ME THUMBSIZE SPEAKER

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There was a point in time when the adage "size does matter" mattered. Big house, big cars, big speakers.

That was then. This is now.
Meet the world's smallest speaker... The X-mini ME thumbsize speaker!
Let's start with its bragging feature!
Here's what it looks like right next to an iPod. It's called the world's smallest portable speaker after all. What you get with the X-mini ME:
Now, let's talk about the X-mini ME's other outstanding features!

THE ARTISAN: COLLECTION VII

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We waited. And waited. And after almost a year, they're back! The Artisan: Collection VII from The Artisan on Vimeo.
Before anything else, where in hell did you guys shoot your lookbook?!

OF PHARRELL AND TIMBERLAND

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I've been lusting over Pharrell's Timbs ever since I laid eyes on it on gq.com. No longer just a prototype (from its debut on Pharrell's feet last summer), these boots are gonna be made available to the public sooner than you think.
Priced at $250, the collaboration between Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club and Timberland will be made available 17th of August, exclusively at the BBC New York flagship store.
Its online release will be the day after the 17th, that is (as GQ predicted), if there will be any boots left. Now, lucky me, got to feel the hardware of a similar boot (if not, the exact) several months back when Timberland had its local relaunch at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza.