By Gella Villafuerte and Angela Sy
Gone are the days of bikinis, beach balls, and summer trips. The sky is getting darker, the wind is growing colder, and waking up every morning is becoming harder. Indeed, the rainy season has officially started! So in this new edition of our weekly Lifestyle Buzz, we bring you all the newest and coolest updates on who’s buzzin’, what’s buzzin’, and where the buzz is for this kind of weather. Curious? Read on!
Gloomy days call for good music. In the world of OPM, glory and recognition rained upon the multi-talented Iñigo Pascual when his single “Dahil Sa’yo” topped at the Billboard Philippines Top 20 last June 12. This feat made him the first ever OPM artist to hit the number one spot in the Billboard PH Charts, proving that he is much more than just showbiz eye-candy. Head over to his exclusive page on One Music PH to see—and hear—more of him! When it comes to international artists, Ed Sheeran is also deserving of praise. "Shape of You," one of his newest singles off his latest album Divide garnered the top spot in the BillboardPH Hot 100. Other artists such as Bruno Mars and The Chainsmokers also landed on the list.
Don’t let rainfall stop you from looking your best! Converse recently introduced Converse Essentials, which consists of timeless apparel staples designed to wear better with time. Created for both men and women, this particular collection comes with today’s apparel mainstays, including a tee, crewneck, pull-over hoodie, full-zip hoodie, and pants–just about everything you need to be covered! Itching to get your hands on these? Make sure to visit their website, or their Facebook page.
Uniqlo’s Spring / Summer 2017 collection is particularly unique, for their sportswear can also be worn as casual clothes. Katsumi Kabota, Chief Operating Officer for Uniqlo Philippines, claimed that wearing active clothing across a range of everyday contexts has become a global fashion phenomenon, as people all over the world seek to balance their busy lifestyles with healthy levels of activity. Now, you can get closer to your #FitspirationGoals while still being #OOTD-worthy!
Stand out in this bleak weather with the newest Anne Klein Rose Gold Collection! This soft and vivid color transcended on and off the runway, making its way into gadgets, cosmetics, nail polish, and even Elle Fanning’s hair! With its timelessly warm, quirky, and romantic glow, it’s no wonder why this old luxury metal is making such a big comeback on watches and jewelry! Conquer all those dull and grey clouds with these bright accessories!
Rainy days also mark the advent of dengue season. Are you or a loved one experiencing high fever, severe headache, nausea, muscle and joint pain, vomiting, and/or bleeding? You might have to drop by the doc to stop any worse indications of this killer plague. Along with the Department of Health, private sectors are also doing their best to help shield the dengue-prone tropics. Rentokil Initial Philippines Incorporated, for example, the pest control and hygiene service market leader, recently conducted community services in some barangays in Quezon City and a school in Ortigas City. This was part of the company's CSR programs, helping and educating the constituents in the community.
Where’s The Buzz?
Looking for clothes? Shoes? Accessories? Bags? Just because a downpour is preventing you from heading to the mall doesn’t mean you can’t shop! Come out looking like a star with A-Listers, your newest one-stop online shop for everything celebrity-owned. In this website, witness how some of your favorite local celebrities like Maggie Wilson, Solenn Heussaff, Kathryn Bernardo, and Liz Uy, to name a few, step out of their usual showbiz spotlights and venture into the field of entrepreneurship!
If you do decide to brave the rain, be sure to vist The Podium's End of Season Sale between July 12-16, where you can get up to 70% off on premium brands like Aerosoles, Giordano, Izod, Jessica, Lacoste, 158 Designer’s Boulevard, La Senza, Mothercare, Speedo, and Res Toe Run, and score sweet deals from particiating restaurants like Banh Nam, Brasas, Burgoo, Café Mediterranean, Figaro, Juju Eats, Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza, Madeca, Ramen Nagi, Shi Lin, Yakimix, Yaku, and Wildflour! Plus, a minimum spend of Php2,000 gives you a chance to win a stay for two at Discovery Suites! When you shop, we suggest using Grab Car for the trip; they have a promo code (ThePodiumSale) that takes off Php50 off your ride!
Beating rainy day blues has never been this delicious thanks to the new Mexican Chocolate beverages at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf! The spice and cinnamon added to their drinks gives chocolate a whole new twist. They even have a slightly granular finish to give them a more interesting texture!
There are countless ways to enjoy the rainy season, and through this guide of our recommended must-haves, you can surely make the most out of this cold weather! After all, rainy season does not always have to be gloomy. So, go out, stand out, and be that one emerging bright spot!
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