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Lifestyle Buzz: Why August Is An Exciting Month For Maris Racal!

Lifestyle Buzz: Why August Is An Exciting Month For Maris Racal!

By Dani Cuaycong and Angela Sy

With the gloomier rainy season on the rise and more stressful days at work, you shouldn't have to suffer! In this edition of Lifestyle Buzz, we explore the hottest places to go to, the best things to try out and the people in trend to help you stay focused and on track! Relax this week and check out what's really buzzin'!


Who’s Buzzin'

These are exciting times for Maris Racal! The Bloody Crayons actress and "ASAP" BFF5 member is this month's Myx Celebrity VJ. Now that she's Be sure to catch her on Myx shows like Pop Myx, Pinoy Myx, Mellow Myx, and My Myx on different weeks of August. Also headlining is James Reid, who's R&B album 'Palm Dreams' has just been released. International artists Ariana Grande and Oasiswill also be featured on monthly specials of “MYX Presents” while local favorites rren Espanto, Morissette, and Klarisse de Guzman will get their time to shine on the newest season of “MYXed Lives”.

Relax and unwind like Janeena Chan, Rhea Camille Chong, Maxine Marcelino, Kally Araneta, and Rochelle Abella for those low key days that you still want to look nice for. For those in need of a sophisticated yet simple makeup products, Cargo Cosmetics' new waterproof ‘Swimmables’ collection is are great despite the erratic weather! Rain or shine, the Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick will be your new best friend for plump lips and the Waterproof mascara will prevent even the harshest rain from making you look like a panda!

After a long day of work, try listening to A$AP ROCKY's new songs which will instantly wake you up, making you want to hit the dance floor ASAP (get it?). For those who love the rap/grime scene and partying incessantly, you’ll love the highly anticipated GUESS ORIGINALS X A$AP ROCKY collaboration. His limited edition 'GUESS Club' and 'Ice Cream and Cotton Candy' collections are full of quirky, 90s-inspired bold logo tees and denims that'll make you stand out from the crowd and be the ultimate #outfitgoals.

Find your clarity after a busy work week by letting loose by going to this year’s ultimate Road to ULTRA Philippines festival headlined by Hardwell and Zedd on September 15 at MOA concert grounds. Without a shadow of doubt, this insane rave party with the best electronic dance acts such as Getter and San Feldt will definitely be a night to remember! With tickets selling out rapidly, make sure to get yours soon!  

What's Buzzin'

Snuggle up in bed with your laptop on YouTube if you're truly exhausted! But if you're the type who'd rather grace the computer screen, attending the YouTube NextUp contest from October 19-24 may interest you. It's a great way to meet the growing community of passionate YouTubers and to improve your videos so that they truly stand out. We hope you signed up and filled out its application form already! Exciting opportunities like a PHP 100,000 voucher for production equipment, a spot at a week-long creator camp at the YouTube Pop-up Space Manila, and mentorship by YouTube NextUp grads are yours if you're chosen to join. 

Need an exciting, off the beaten path destination for your next getaway? The guys of Lost in the Philippines can give you some ideas! Created and hosted by foreign travel buddies Benjamin Gullick, Matthew Steley, and Edward Broomfield, this online travel show features gorgeous hidden gems around the country and is filled with tips to make your travel experience the best ever. What's more, by documenting your culturally dense travel experiences on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, you'll be in for a chance to tour the Philippines for free! All you have to do is 1.) Like the Facebook page, 2.) Comment and tag three friends who you want to tag along, and 3.) Share the specific post and talk about why the hosts should pick them and why they deserve to travel for free. What are you waiting for? Go release the inner travel junkie in you and turn your feed into ultimate #goals!

Admit it, ladies. A walk in the park or a trip to a cafe calls for a cute OOTD! But no outfit would be complete without cute and comfy footwear. If you're in need of a new pair, check out the latest sandal styles from Merrell. With features such as antimicrobial technology, superior arch support, and fresh colorways, Merrell's selection is both fashionable and practical (no matter what the weather)! 

If you love shopping and love Japan, you might've heard about the new JCB Platinum Credit Card that BDO is issuing. It's a high-end credit card that, together with the Japan's only internationaly paying brand (JCBI), offers all kinds of perks and privileges for elite clientele, most especially to those who often visit the Land of the Rising Sun.  Among them are complimentary access to select VIP airport lounges, special rates for airport meeting service, up to PHP20M travel insurance coverage, as well as 24/365 platinum concierge desk for things like restuarant and golf course reservations, sightseeing, entertainment. as well as support for credit card related emergencies. 

Where's The Buzz?

Restaurants like Locavore were practically made for weekends. It's unique take on Filipino dishes plus the selection of local beers, wines, and cocktails got you covered for food and drinks. Considering how big it's servings are, the menu is especially sulit for group dining. Plus, both branches offer indoor as well as outdoor dining options. Whether you're coming from Pasig or Bonifacio Global City, enjoy your Friday night with friends and co-workers at this hip gastropub!

What makes Kapuwa so unique? This new kid on the block, bistro and urban pub in Quezon City appeals especially to the queer and non-judgmental. Foodies can indulge in the fusion of contemporary global and Filipino food whilst being absorbed in an aura of compassion and care. Previously hidden amongst a chain of exhausted container vans in Kapitolyo, Kapuwa has re-emerged as a bigger, bolder and better version of its previous self. A safe haven where members of the LGBT community can have quality time, indulge in delicious comfort food and immerse yourselve in buzzing conversations with friends. Kapuwa is well on its way to becoming the next ultimate hotspot of Manila.

We're sure most of you have gone out of town during holidays. But have you ever done heritage tours on these rare occassions? If ever you plan to visit Taal, Batangas, be sure to check out the ancestral homes of the Goco family, Marcela Agoncillo, and Leon Apacible, all of who have contributed immensely to Philippine politics. Also stop by the Taal Basilica, where you'll get to witness the architectural designs that contribute to its rich history. If you and your friends would rather explore Mother Earth, a drive to the Taal Lake is a great way to take in the beauty of Taal's beautiful land and water forms. Considering how far Batangas is from you Manila folk, a car like Ford Philippines' Everest Titanium 2.2L 4x2 AT is highly recommended for trips like this!

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