By Christine Carreon, Erika Ocampo, and Angela Sy
Nothing beats the thrill of trying new things, especially when they're easily accessible. But anyone residing in the city knows how busy life gets. Something happens almost everyday that with so many exciting things going on, it's almost hard to keep track of what's hot or what's new!
Not to worry, though. We've recapped some what went down these past couple of weeks, as well as events both in and out of Manila that you sure don't want to miss!
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The legendary Celine Dion will soon hold first ever concert here in the Philippines! Fans are sure in luck. Due to overwhelming support and demand for her sold-out July 19 show, the "My Heart Will Go On" singer is doing a second show on July 20! Grab tickets at http://www.celinedion.com or https://smtickets.com before they sell out!
Enjoy and savour like the Mulachs! Matinee idol Aga Mulach and wife Charlene Gonzales, together with their twins Atasha and Andres, bonded over the crispylicious, juicylicious, and gravylicious Jollibee Chickenjoy in their new TV. With the theme ‘Mula noon, hanggang ngayon,’ Aga shares his experience and fondest memories of how Chickenjoy bcame a huge part of his and his family’s life throughout the years.
The new Rainbow Dedication Cake from Red Ribbon is quickly becoming a kiddie favorite because of its colorful toppings, rainbow chiffon, and rich chocolatey taste. Among it’s fans is the ever-adorable Scarlet Snow Belo-Kho! The social media darling and new Red Ribbon ambassador just turned three, and celebrated her special day with other kids and parents at launch last March 2.
Speaking of brand ambassadors, i2i New York unveiled theirs earlier this year—none other than the Teen King himself, Daniel Padilla. While promoting his new collection with the brand, the La Luna Sangre star shared that he’s played with different styles of eyewear since high school and that his Hollywood idols and Tokyo street style were what inspired the designs!
In collaboration with one of the world’s most famous make up brands, pop music sensation Katy Perry releases her new limited edition Katy Kat Collection with CoverGirl. The makeup collection includes the Katy Kat Eyeliner—perfect for that on-fleek cat eyes; the Katy Kat Eye Mascara; and the Katy Kat Demi-Matte Lipstick. Check out the collection and be the next show-stopper with your purrr-fect look!
One thing The Circle Hostel and Coca-Cola have in common is their vision of seeing a world without waste. When environmental officer Fiona Faulkner saw the amount of plastic debris that was filling up beach waters, it inspired her and the Circle Hostel team to start The Plastic Solution, a community-driven initiative that raises awareness on plastic waste consumption while encouraging reduced use of plastic via eco-bricking. Because of the positive impact this program has made, it became one of the 15th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations awardees and received the special Coke Barkada Award. Job well done to both parties!
At McKinley West Event Grounds last February 24, Color Manila, together with Brother at your Side, gathered thousands of runners for a very colorful event: Color Manila Black Light 2018. Covered in neon paint and colored powders, participants ran according to a specific distance category (3K, 5K, and 6.5K). They were also geared up with their own blacklight headlamps, which made the night extra lit! Color Manila ended with everyone dancing and partying at a concert led by their DJ. If you missed the most colorful fun run don’t worry! You can catch the next legs in Clark (March 18), Laoag (March 24), and Laguna (April 8).
Where’s The Buzz?
Something big is definitely happening over at the Big Dome! This March 21st, 10-time Grammy Award winner and multiplatinum selling singer-songwriter John Legend will stop by the Smart Araneta Coliseum for his Darkness and Light World Tour. Expect him to sing his new hits and everyone’s all time fave All of Me.
Right in the heart of fashionable New York City lies Canal Street, where fake-fashion and knock-off brands are widely sold. Here, Italian retail brand Diesel decided to play a game with some unsuspecting shoppers. They put up a store called Deisel where everything sold were actually authentic, one-of-a-kind pieces emblazoned with fake logos. Remaining merch has since been sold online, but in case you still want to pay them a visit in the Philippines, stores are located Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 3, and Power Plant Mall!
Seda Hotels is spreading some love to children with cleft lips and palates through a partnership with Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity. The donation that they turned over amounts to P349,700 and will be used to pay for surgeries of several kids. This partnership is their way of giving back to the society after almost five successful years.
Whirlpool also reached out to orphans of Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Children’s Home Inc. in Pasig City, as part of its CSR efforts. Besides donating basic necessities such as milk, personal hygenie products, and even stuffed toys washing machines, employees of the leading appliance brand took a day off their busy schedules to organize fun and exciting activities for the kids. More than developing advanced technology to make home and family life easy, Whirlpool puts the time into getting to know and touching the lives of every Filipino they meet.
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Photograph of John Legend's for The Art of Elysium - Heaven event taken from his Instagram account: @johnlegend