The lifestyle scene is always left a-bustilin'. And in this new edition of our weekly Lifestyle Buzz, we serve a more jam-packed list of not just the hottest goings-on. We also gather here the personalties, products, and places rocking the trending topics! Who's buzzin'? What's buzzin'? Where's the buzz lately? Check out all of it here!
After years of working in different restaurant kitchens across Italy, Chef Paulo Moran is back in the Philippines and has applied his learnings by introducing five new dish offerings to his family's restaurant, Amici. Head over to any Amici branch for a taste of their Spicy Italian Suasage pizza, The Italian Burger, Pasta Nero, Seafood Diablo pasta, and Bacon and Cheese Gnocchi! End your meal on a sweet note with a scoop of their matcha gelato, the latest addition to their line of Cara Mia gelato!
What do Chefs Mike Tatung Sarthou, Rob Pengson, Gene Gonzalez, Claude Tayag, Vincent Garcia, and Vince Veluz have in common? They just whipped up special treats at the Ayala Malls’ ASEAN Food Festival last week at the Ayala Malls Vertis North. The event became a chance to gain deeper appreciation of exciting flavors and world cuisine.
Zero Halliburton began as an idea. Oil field engineer Erie Halliburton needed durable luggage to better suit his travel and decided to create a briefcase to address this. His friends were so impressed with the prototype that Halliburton was convinced to turn it into a commercial enterprise. But what really put him on the map was when Apollo 11 astronauts Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong brought his briefcases to space and stored rock and soil from first ever trip to the moon in 1969. And now, the luggage brand that's gone down in history has landed in Philippines! Stepping into their new boutique store in S Conrad Manila, expect to find those iconic aluminum briefcase designs among other fascinating, well-engineered collections.
Converse proudly launched its Chuck Taylor All Star II Pastel Midsole sneakers for women! With sizes ranging from 5-8, they feature a premium canvas upper, padded non-slip tongue, microsuede lining, and a lunarlon insole for cushioning. They also come in two colors: porpoise or vapor pink.
Gear up this summer with No Fear's newest urban utility-inspired collection of tank tops, tees, skinny denim, graphic shirts, shorts. It takes design elements of extreme sports and incoproates them into everyday streetwear pieces.
Amidst news of increasing theft and robbery cases in Boracay, Pacsafe released a new line of its signature products as if to remind us that we can still go on with our island frolics worry-free. Come to think of it, it’s exactly how Pacsafe came to be—in 1998, a pair of frequent Australian travelers crafted bags and gear that shooed the thieves away. Each bag is sewn with eXomesh anti-theft technology, making it a smart and secure must-have in your backpacking!
The BPO force is strong with Concentrix Philippines, after winning the Golden Globe Tiger BPO Organization of the Year. The leading BPO company dominated for its “exceptional commitment to growth of its staff and its continued investment in the Philippines’ information technology and business process management industry.” Concentrix, which started operations in the country in 2002, capitalizes on its core values: Visibility, Velocity, and Value.
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Over at Padre Verde in Pampanga, Tribes Summer Camp launched for the first time with three days of explosive relays and games plus a concert. The first-ever adult summer camp in the country gathered the hottest in showbiz and sports including Tommy Esguerra, KC Montero, Rico Blanco, Patrick Sugui, and Chappy Callanta—leading them to a major throwback of their childhood days. From dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, and tug of war to eating and drinking contests down to an outdoor movie screening and outdoor barbeque, the event spelled fun like no other. The brains behind it all Brent Javier and Janna Tee are just as thrilled of its success as they are for the next one!
[related: Love Actually: Brent Javier And Janna Tee, Solid Teamwork With A Whole Lot Of Heart]
There’s nowhere to be this Saturday but at Circulo Verde—the venue of the first ever Game Of Drones, a tournament for drone users. Expect the venue to be #lit with these miniature helicopters adorning the sky! The tournament features various categories: Time Trial, Drone Sprint, Rotocross, and Drone Photography. Interested participants may sign up on the event's official Facebook page with a P1,000 registration fee! Entrance, however, is free.
Because it's their 5th anniversary in the Phillippines, UNIQLO wants to thank its customers in as many ways as possible! How? There are cool prizes to be won on the UNIQLO app's Spin to Win mini-game, as well as weekly in-store offers between May 5-June 1!
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Banner photograph by Vyn Radovan