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THE CBTL 2016 THE GIVING JOURNAL + HOLIDAY DRINKS

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My first coffee shop journal for 2016 was from The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®. Here's what you need to know about it.
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® took their tradition of handcrafted care and used it as the central theme of the 2016 Giving Journal. Every month, as seen through the illustrations of CBTL's iconic flavors, features various coffees, teas, and products. Yet, the purpose of The Giving Journal stays the same; to encourage each and every one of us to brew our best year and chronicle your journey moment by moment, day by day, one step at a time.

And since giving back to others is a tradition that is kept at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®, they're working side by side with the Real LIFE Foundation for the Giving Journal, empowering scholars to reach their dreams by supporting their educational needs through it. To avail of the 2016 The Giving Journal, a minimum single-receipt purchase of regular or large sized Original Ice Blended, Espresso/Coffee-based, or Tea-base…

SPERRY CUSTOMIZATION BAR TOUR

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I'm sure you've heard of (or maybe even had one done or two) customized bags where you get to personalize it by having your initials stamped in gold letters. It also applies to perfume bottles, in case you didn't know. But have you heard of personalized shoes?
Flip-flops, yes. But shoes? It's time to take your wallet out for some exercise.

CIRCUIT MAKATI BAZAAR 2015

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Welcome the holiday season with a visit to Circuit Makati Bazaar 2015, the biggest outdoor bazaar in Makati, featuring over two hundred sellers including famous celebrities, Instagramers Manila, artisans, kidtrepreneurs and merchants from Karl Edwards International. Kicking off on November 27-29 at the Circuit Events Ground at Makati's newest and most dynamic entertainment district, the three-day bazaar promises the widest and most exciting selection of gift items, great fashion finds, accessories, knick knacks, electronics, toys, and great food finds.

Circuit Makati Bazaar 2015 is just one of many activities lined up at the entertainment district to celebrate its traditional holiday festivities. Celebrate the rest of the holiday season in a series of OPM Concerts on December 3, 10, 25 and January 1 at the Circuit Events Ground. Bring the family to Circuit Makati on December 26 to 30 for an outdoor movie screening and usher in the Christmas vibes with Christmas performances in Ci…

LOOKBOOK 292 - IN THESE PANTS

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Ah, Sunday. Why do you have to be so short? So uninspiring? You make me wanna stay in bed all day long but alas, I have other important things to do.
Like ending the weekend at a buffet restaurant.

BRITISH GQ NOVEMBER 2015 COVER + JAMES BOND'S BEST LOOKS IN "SPECTRE"

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We've seen the movie, mesmerized by Sam Smith's "Writing's On The Wall", now let's talk about James Bond's best looks in Spectre. Or not. What's the point in talking about it when we can just look at everything and just appreciate? Here's my top 7 picks starting with what he wore at that beautiful funeral scene with Monica Bellucci.

FEEL SO GOOD (AND LOOK LIKE JAMES BOND) WITH GILLETTE AND THE BODY SHOP

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Sharp and alway clean-shaven, James Bond has got to be my human style/super hero (the alien one's Superman). On top of his style, I like the idea that shaving is on the list of his grooming priorities (Though they don't always show it in the cinema but you get drift, yes?). Have you seen a bearded James Bond? No? Me, too.
Now, to achieve that close shave which Daniel Craig has been sporting ever since he landed the role of being Mr. Bond himself, I recommend using Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology. It even looks like it's something Q has in his arsenal of all things amazing!
The new Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology is available nationwide at Watsons, Shopwise, Rustan's, Landmark, Robinson's, Mercury Drug, South Star Drug, and Puregold.

Much like the Bond Girls, I also found the perfect partner to go with my Gillette Fusion ProGlide in the form of this shaving kit from The Body Shop.
Not only will you look good like 007 but you will…

COOKIN' NANTA, KOREA'S NO. 1 NON-VERBAL SHOW, SIZZLES INTO MANILA THIS NOVEMBER

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LOOKBOOK 291 + FLOSSY "LIVE ON YOUR OWN TERMS" CAMPAIGN

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Flossy wants you to "Live on Your Own Terms" with its latest campaign and series of workshops tailored-fit for the youth of today.
Instagram Photography 101 by Jelito de LeonFashion Styling by Bea ConstantinoFitness by Jessey de LeonFashion Poses 101 by Yanna CowperMusic Mash-Up by DJ Nina Saputil If you want to secure a spot on each one, like Flossy Footwear PH on Facebook to know how.
Now, this is me trying to achieve all the things you might learn from the workshops in just one photo.
You see, I posted this on Instagram. Styled an almost all-black outfit which I hope gets Bea's approval. The pose? Side glance while walking. I also have The Commodores' "Easy" and Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning" on loop in my head (how's that for a mash-up?) while doing all these. The fitness part? Err... Let me just say that I lost a significant amount off of my tummy.

Of course, it wouldn't be Flossy relevant without the brand making an appearance in the…

GAANO KA-CHUNKY ANG CHOWKING CHUNKY ASADO SIOPAO?

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I'm very particular when it comes to my siopao. It must be the Chinese in me (or what little blood I have) speaking.  I like it warm (who doesn't?) and with just the right amount of filling. I prefer my siopao's filling to be proportionate with its bun meaning, not too much, not too little. Most importantly, it has to be masarap! Chowking's Chunky Asado Siopao tops my favorite list.

LOV'EM FESTIVITIES AS AYALA MALLS BRINGS THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

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It has always been a tradition at the Ayala Malls to usher in the holiday season with its lineup of excellent shows, great music, and unique concepts (let's not forget the awesome shopping deals!) and this time, it's bigger and more magical than ever.
From Fairview Terraces to Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala Malls will let you feel the Yuletide cheer by bringing you "The Sound of Christmas", a concert series featuring top singers together with the well-renowned Manila Symphony Orchestra.
Hear your favorite singers perform live at the Ayala Malls starting November 5, 2015.