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It’s day 2 of Pet Week - a week-long celebration of JoeyBear turning 2! Today we talk about movies featuring dogs I loved growing up!!

Lassie

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Admittedly, I don’t remember much from the classic movie but I remember falling in love with this collie! Definitely need to re-watch this! Also, look at how cute Michelle Williams was a… lass!

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In the original 7 Lassie films, a collie named Pal played the lead. Apparently for the TV series, they kept it in the family and cast Pal’s descendants to play Lassie!

Milo

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Milo from The Mask is so iconic!! Isn’t he the cutest wearing the mask?!?!?!!?!?! Jack Russells are so adorable, my friend Cholo has one named Pogo and he jumps VERY high!!

Beethoven

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Beethoven got so famous, it spawned 6 sequels!! I remember the hamburger-eating contest in Beethoven 2!! Hahaha!

Petey

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Petey is the American Pitt Bull Terrier part of the He-Man Woman Haters Club from one my favorite movies, The Little Rascals which celebrated its 20th anniversary just recently!

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Hachiko

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Hachiko is known as the most loyal dog ever. He is an Akita from Japan and though I haven’t seen the original Japanese movie, I did watch and cry my heart out while watching the American one starring Richard Gere.

During his owner’s life, Hachikō greeted him at the end of each day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting. Each day for the next nine years Hachikō awaited Ueno’s return, appearing precisely when the train was due at the station. (via Wikipedia)

They put up a shrine for him in Shibuya station and I visited it when I went to Japan!♥ Please try to un-see my tiyan in this pic.

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Lady and The Tramp

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Ah, the classic poor boy – rich girl love story retold in a dog setting. Who can forget the famous spaghetti scene?!

Slinky Dog

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Toy Story’s resident dog… toy! He’s a dachshund – very apt for a slinky toy because they’re very long dogs! We used to have a beautiful long-haired dachshund named Coolie who died a few months after my dad passed away :( My BFF Candy has a short-haired one named Schublig Bunless and is very very cute as well!!

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Zero is the most adorable ghost dog with his glowing pumpkin nose, very much patterned after Rudolph. He is owned by The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Jack Skellington!

Note: I refuse to watch Marley and Me because I don’t think my heart can handle it. Who are your favorite movie dogs?

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Nakita Kita Sa Esquire Magasin #EsquireEheads

Last month I got a text from our band manager about a gig for Esquire Magazine on September 4th. I thought “Hey, cool, Esquire!” and put it on my calendar. It wasn’t until I got a separate e-mail from the Esquire team that it sank in: Cheats was going to play at arguably one of the most important magazine launches in history.

Did you know that September is the craziest (and thickest) month for magazines, especially the fashion-oriented ones? (That’s why the documentary about Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour is called The Semptember Issue.) Esquire Philippines decided that their September issue wasn’t going to be about fashion – it was going to be a huge travel issue. And what cooler way is there to travel than alongside the biggest band in Philippine history?

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I’m no stranger to these men, my dad was good friends with them and I used to see them around when I was a little girl.

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I see Buddy and his wife Earnest at gigs every now and then, I’ve hung out with Marcus for an episode of my webcast with RA Rivera Saabmarine Teleradyo, I’ve been going to Ely’s house to record Cheats’ album (plus double dates with Jim and his sister Chelo!), and Rayms has been like a punk daddy to me for years now.

Still, there’s something magical when all four of them get together. Okay, I don’t want to make this about me… But I will. Haha! I’d just gone home from my dengue confinement and Jim canceled all our gigs for the next 2 weeks to ensure my full recovery. I refused to cancel the Esquire gig though. I knew there was no way the Heads would play but they were going to be in the audience and I wanted to perform for them!

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And then there I was at the Dusit Ballroom, feeling a bit faint even without a drop of alcohol in my system. Almost everyone was invited. Musicians ranging from Chicosci to True Faith, respected peers from different publications, and of course four very important heads were there. I felt so unprepared I stopped talking and just stared into space while the rest of the band drank booze to calm their nerves haha.

Indie darlings Ourselves The Elves (trivia: their guitarist Aki is Marcus’ son!) opened the show and we were up next.

It was so stressful because the organizers said we couldn’t play until they were sure the new music videos would be ready after our set. The band was already on stage for about 15 minutes waiting for the voice over. We probably looked like we were delaying the program a.k.a. GET OFF THE STAGE, ILABAS NIYO NA ANG ERASERHEADS PLS. Chos. Just when Jim and our drummer Enzo decided to go to the bathroom while waiting, the host announced us as THE Cheats lol. The boys came running to the stage to start our 45-minute set. Once we started playing, I was more relaxed and we just sang and danced. Cheats is all about having fun anyway :)

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And then the Eheads were called on stage for a toast with Esquire Editor-in-Chief Erwin Romulo!

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It was the most anticipated moment of the night: the unveiling of 2 brand new music videos for 2 brand new songs “1995” and “Sabado.” Both music videos were directed by Erik Matti. Unfortunately, the videos aren’t available online right now but I really want to watch both again!!! Huhuhu. The video for Sabado is up on Esquire’s YouTube account!

Before we could even let the videos sink in, our manager called us to the side and said, “wag kayong maingay pero pahiram daw ng gamit niyo kasi tutugtog sila

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AND SO THEY DID AND IT WAS AMAZING, WE WERE JUMPING IN THE CROWD, IT WAS THE BEST, I WAS SO HAPPY, I CAN’T EVEN (yup, I turned into a teenager)

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The rest of the night went great, I wish I had my camera with me but I wanna thank Miggy Abesamis, Mimi Morada and Patrick Lasanas for allowing me to share their photos on my blog! Here are 2 photos from Chelo’s Instagram account:

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Chel + Ely + Cheats = Chelyeats #waley #itried

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Chelo’s caption reads “2 (e)heads are better than one”

It’s a long story why I don’t have photos from this event but I don’t want to get into it. Trying to let it go pa. Hahaha! We felt like absolute rockstars with our own private holding area and free flowing food and drinks!! Can you imagine the will power I had that night?! I didn’t eat ANYTHING! Woohoo! I did have 2 vodkas to celebrate though. Heehee. Here I am being all “I can’t believe that just happened either..”

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Manny and Candy

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Mayumi and Miguel

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Thank you so much to Miggy for capturing these awesome moments on the dance floor!!!

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Sweethearts Mau and Mayumi!

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And my favorite photo:

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HAHAHAHA! I felt like a young girl at prom. It truly was one of the best nights of my life. Thanks, Esquire Magazine, for making this possible. Thanks, Eraserheads, for being. MAYGANONGDRAMA??

You can stream their new songs over at Radio Republic’s page. Better yet, get the actual CD when you buy the September issue of Esquire Philippines for Php400.

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A Few of My Favorite Dogs

The Internet has been a vessel for letting yourself be heard all over the world, connecting with your dearest friends, and more importantly: flaunting your pets.

In high school, I was super into Emily The Strange so naturally I thought I was a cat person. I was set on getting a black cat and naming her Saabbath. How narcissistic, right?! Actually, I was more of a copyCAT - Emily’s favorite was named Sabbath.

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But while we were living at home with our parents we weren’t really allowed to have pets of our own. I tried to bend the rule when I bought a turtle but then it died the next day. Rest assured my parents did not murder it to teach me a lesson. God, no. It was just floating upside down in the deep part of its aquarium/terrarium the next morning. I was so sad, I didn’t think I deserved to ever have a pet again. :(

Until 2 years ago when I babysat Maxx’s dog for her and if you’ve been following me for a while now, you’d know the story. I fell in love with Charlie the Yorkshire Terrier and I cried when I realized I had to give her back. When Maxx heard about how upset I was, she surprised me with a beautiful baby pomeranian and I cried even more!! Shout out to my sweet sister, Maxx!! Shout out talaga?!?!? Ano to, radyo?! Chos.

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As we are celebrating #JoeyBear’s 2nd birthday this Saturday, I want to dedicate this entire week to pets leading up to her special day!! Okay, well, maybe not the ENTIRELY about pets but I’m aiming to do at least one post a day about pets!! I turned out to be a dog person after all so I want to share some of the Internet’s most famous dogs with you guys!

Boo

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Boo is officially the most searched dog on the Internet with a whopping 15 million likes on Facebook! His worldwide fame started in 2006 because of his unusually large head and cute haircut! He’s appeared on TV shows such as Good Morning America and Anderson Cooper’s RIDICULIST! He and his brother Buddy are super fluffy and cute, Maxx and I have been sending each other screencaps of their Instagram page for years! Follow them here.

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Ginny used to be homeless, tied to a gate left for dead. Now she has over 300,000 followers on Instagram where her owner posts random photos of her. Her rescuer, Chelsea Hope-England says she started Ginny’s Instagram page, “because I am obsessed with her and to be honest she has a far more interesting life than I do.” Cute!!! Follow her on Instagram.

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Menswear Dog is a 5 year old shiba inu living in NYC with a penchant for all things style. His interests include never washing his selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice his steez, and sniffing fine a$$ bitches. (source)

Note: Internet meme DOGE is also a Shiba Inu!

Beast

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Beast the dog is a Puli, a type of Hungarian Sheepdog, and is most famous for being The Facebook Dog. Why is he called The Facebook Dog? Because he is Mark Zuckerberg’s dog!! He lives in Palo Alto with his billionaire parents. Be part of his 1 million plus followers on Facebook.

Marnie

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Marnie is another famous rescue dog. Adopted at 9 years old and is well-known for her Hanging Tongue Syndrome. My favorite photo series of her is that of her copying James Franco’s selfies!! Follow her on Instagram: @marniethedog.

Other notable dogs you can follow on Instagram:

Any other Internet dogs I missed?! Let me know so I can follow even more cuties online!! I know cats are fierce and all that but dogs are just so malambing and Joey showers me with love every chance she gets. I can’t believe she’s turning 2!!! Huhuhu!!!

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#DetoxDiva For The Next 2 Weeks!

I’ve been on a 1,200-calorie/day diet care of the fabulous food delivery service, Diet Diva!

For the next 2 weeks though, they’ve stepped it up a notch by introducing #DetoxDiva – a two-week program for rapid weight loss! They’ve decided to go Pescetarian with their meals. This means elliminating meat from land animals (pork, chicken, beef) and including fish, vegetables, fruits, plants, legumes, grains, eggs, & dairy products.

#DetoxDiva promises me exciting benefits:

  1. Weight loss & healthy changes – “we replace bad food with good, and [you can] use your newfound energy to exercise more and be more active overall.”
  2. Clearer skin & clearer thinking – “by focusing on specific types of ingredients, we lose that sense of fogginess, and are able to think more clearly during a detox”
  3. Improved sense of wellbeing – “when you detox, you feel good, and when you feel good, good things happen.”

#DetoxDiva does not provide breakfast meals but has recommended a list of healthy meals you can eat every morning! I went for 1 cup of whole grain cereal with 200ml of low fat milk!

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I just finished eating lunch for the day: sweet and sour fish fillet with brown rice! What a big portion! I feel full but with no regrets ;)

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Today’s snack is an orange and anti-cellulite tea from TeaTox. I got a freebie discount card for TeaTox with my #DetoxDiva subscription!

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Dinner is a simple ceasar salad!

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There were other freebies that came together with my first day on #DetoxDiva including a free class at PlanaFORMA!

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So excited! Been loving this healthier lifestyle. If you feel like trying it out together with Maxx, Lauren and I, then give Diet Diva a call! :)

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How I Almost Missed The VMA Live Screening

This post is 2 weeks late. It’s because I practically went straight to the hospital for dengue when I got home to Manila. But I still want to blog about a great MTV Asia experience as all my partnerships with them have always been fun!

Things didn’t go so well at the start of our trip. Actually, things didn’t go well even before the trip started! We had a gig Friday night for Flying Ipis‘ music video launch and we were the last band to play. We had an awesome time and we might have gotten a bit carried away because it was Candy‘s birthday so we got home at around 3AM. I felt like it was no biggie since I’m used to going on little sleep and we would just be asleep on the plane anyway but in retrospect, it was hugely irresponsible of us. Our flight was at 10:30AM, we were all packed and ready for the overnight trip. We were just going to take a cab to the airport so Jim and I took a quick nap at his place. Jim insists that he set the alarm for 6am but I woke up on my own at 9:30am.

OF COURSE WE MISSED OUR FLIGHT, ARE YOU CRAZY?!!? Haha it was amazingly stupid but I tend not to dwell on negative things you can’t change. For me it’s always “There’s a problem? Okay, what’s the solution?” never “IF ONLY I DID THIS OR THAT” – well, okay, sometimes there are regrets but I don’t spend more than 5 minutes crying over spilled milk. It’s definitely a lesson learned but at the moment I tried to keep it light because Jim is a ball of stress in situations like these and we would only end up blaming each other if I didn’t keep it breezy.

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I squeezed his hand in the cab, sheepishly laughed at our stupidity until he calmed down and started laughing with me. That’s when I knew he was the one… ANODAW?!?!?! Charot. We bought new tickets to Singapore. It was no one’s fault but ours and I still had an obligation to MTV Asia. Thank goodness we were able to get on the 1:30pm flight out.

Spaghetti and taco for lunch? I knew the day could only get better!! Haha. Don’t I just look fabulously haggard?

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I wanted to tweet something like “I missed you…” – me to my flight but I was scared my mom would get so mad at me for being so irresponsible. Hehe so here I am confessing because she will probably read this. Hey, mom, I promise it will NEVER happen again. Lesson learned!!!:))

So we got to the hotel at 6pm and we were so incredibly tired we took another nap before heading out for dinner. I wanted Jim to try out the restaurant I went to the last time I was in Singapore. I really like the concept of Marché and idea of shopping around for your food, watching the chefs cook it in front of you.

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It’s got a nice home-y feel to it too – I was joking around with Jim pretending to complain that there were socks hanging right beside us. Haha!

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Jim’s ate Mia also happened to be in Singapore visiting her boyfriend Rahul to celebrate their anniversary. Naturally we crashed their date haha – just kidding, we met up after their dinner date to get drinks around the Boat Quay area.

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Rahul then invited us to a bar across the street called Altitude which had an amazing view!! I think it was 80 floors up!

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Here’s a photo ate Mia sent me! I’m still a little pudgy here but it’s okay, I lost a lot of weight after getting dengue LOL

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Lula!

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Who run tha world?

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Sorry, boys

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I really enjoyed Altitude’s song choices – mostly 90′s to early 2000′s hip hop and RnB. It was pretty chill too because it was a Sunday.

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We went home around 11pm since we had to be up bright and early for the VMA Live Screening! I woke up shivering and feeling a little sick. I knew my body was punishing me for not getting enough rest the past few days. Still, I was very excited for the live screening and visiting MTV Asia’s head quarters once again!

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Such a cool office!

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There were bloggers from all over Asia at the event! Back in April I was with Tim Yap for the Movie Awards, unfortunately he couldn’t make it this time around!

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Cute cupcakes!!

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It was a fantastic show. I feel sorry for you if you missed it. There were a lot of crazy moments. Nicki Minaj performed her ASS off with 3 performances, Nicki owned her wardrobe malfunction, J.Lo looked absolutely stunning, Sam Smith killed it, Lorde cursed onstage, Taylor Swift refused to jump (lol), Miley Cyrus sent somebody else to claim her award, some rapper called The Black Keys “The Black Eyes,” Beyoncé silenced Jay-z breakup rumors, and so much more!! Go to vma.mtv.com for all the highlights and off-screen footage from the show.

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Thank you so much, MTV Asia!! I had a great time as usual despite the fever!! Next time I will definitely not miss my flight LOL!

P.S. Go ahead and guess what my favorite part of the show was

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Pick Who Should Win My Sony Smartband Giveaway!

Here’s a quick recap: I’m giving away 3 sets of Sony Smartbands to 2 groups of friends.

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Read about it here. So I’ve narrowed down my options and here they are!!

Who do you think should win the Smartbands? Get your friends to vote for you!! You are allowed to vote once every hour. I’m picking the top 2 winners by next week! Good luck :)

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Ippudo is Now in the Philippines!

Funny story a couple of weeks back when Jim and I were in Singapore for a night and we were deciding where to have dinner, my Trip Advisor app kept saying Ippudo. Being a know-it-all, I told Jim that there was already an Ippudo in Manila so we should eat at a place we didn’t have back home. When we got back I realized I was thinking of a different ramen place so I was kicking myself for not going to the restaurant while we were in Singapore. But I guess everything really happens for a reason. 2 nights ago, I was invited to a private tasting event for a new restaurant just about to open on our shores: Japan’s highly acclaimed ramen emporium, Ippudo!

I got there at half past 7 and met with the rest of the family. We were very excited. I’m not ramen-crazy like Maxx but I appreciate all kinds of good food.

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We were served guacamole and chips while waiting for the program to start.

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We said hello to our friend Mike Concepcion, son of John Concepcion who is responsible for bringing Ippudo to the Philippines! They are also behind the amazing katsu place Yabu.

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Also trying out the new ramen place was cute couple, model Georgia Schulze and Azkal Armand del Rosario!

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When Maxx introduced us (for the nth time haha), Georgia said “hey, I’ve met you before!” and what little social skills I had went flying out the window when I responded with “I see you in magazines.” WHY. But yes, I used to see her all the time in my Candy and Seventeen magazines back in high school.

We were ushered back outside to catch the start of the program. There were 5 huge drums and I got so excited! 5 men entered and started an amazing drum routine with matching shouting. Somehow it sounded very Asian. I know, ang labo ng description ko. But I really enjoyed it!

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Mari Jasmine was the evening’s host. She is such a cute girl with an Aussie accent and we were very surprised when she started speaking in fluent Japanese! Apparently, she spent the first 5 years of her life in Japan! Jim was very impressed so I flashed him the rock on my finger. LOL.

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John Concepcion gave the opening remarks. He is such a good speaker! He said Yabu was actually inspired by Ippudo so he’s very happy to be bringing his favorite restaurant to the Philippines!

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We were then introduced to Japan’s “Ramen King” Shigemi Kawahara – founder of Ippudo. He earned the title of Ramen King and a place in the Ramen Hall of Fame after three consecutive first place wins on a Japanese television program where ramen mavens compete to create the best ramen.

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We witnessed “Kagami-Biraki” or sake barrel breaking ceremony where SM vice president Steven Tan, John Concepcion, a representative from the Japanese embassy (at least that’s what I heard, ack, somebody correct me if I’m wrong!!), and Shigemi all broke the lid of a barrel full of sake and toasted to their partnership!

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Then they hung the “noren” to officially open the restaurant!

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Finally, we get to taste the food yayyy!

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They provided a handy guide on how to enjoy ramen

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They served each of us all the side dishes on their menu and they were all yummy! This one is the Goma Q or Japanese cucumber

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Dashimaki Tamago

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Curry Cheese Harumaki – I LOVED THIS

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Ippudo Hakata-style Gyoza

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And my ultimate favorite out of everything I tasted that night – the Ippudo pork buns. I can practically eat a hundred of these in one sitting.

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Kampai!

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Japanese beer to wash it all down

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I chose the spiciest ramen Karaka-Men (rightmost on the menu above) with hard noodles

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Happy tummies!

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Writer Erica Paredes was sitting next to us enjoying her own bowl of ramen!

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Maxx was crushing extra garlic on her ramen when somebody offered to do it for her. It was Shigemi himself! Photo oppp!

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Shigemi Kawahara is best known for turning the Hakata-style, tonkotsu (pork-based) ramen into the delicate creamy version that earned Ippudo its national acclaim. The first-ever Ippudo was in his hometown of Fukuoka City, Kyushu and it only seated 10 people. Today, Ippudo has about 120 branches worldwide and they serve around 45,000 customers daily.

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My babies are growing up so fast!

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Mama is in Hong Kong right now on vacation with her friends. Hi mama!!!! We miss you!!

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Fun time! Will definitely go back! There are other items on the menu I’d like to try like the classic Ippudo rice dishes, the Garlic Teppan Tonkotsu rice and Hakata Meshi. I’m sure there will be a long line though haha!

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Ippudo Philippines is located at the 3rd floor of Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. It officially opens on September 10 and will operate from 10AM-10PM daily. Learn more about Ippudo Philippines by visiting their website www.ippudoph.com. You can tag them on Twitter/Instagram via @ippudoph!

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Brixton Brats

I had lunch with my crazy best friend Lauren yesterday. She asked me where I wanted to eat somewhere in between us. Between us happened to be Kapitolyo and since I’ve been meaning to check out my friend Ge Mapa‘s new washi tape exhibit at Heima Brixton st., I suggested the healthy vegetarian restaurant right beside it, Edgy Veggy.

Camote chips with vegan aioli

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My mexican salad

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Lauren’s spinach pasta

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My sungit date

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Schoolgirl chic

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“It’s a new art form showing people how little we care”

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We had lunch to catch up and also to plan our presentation for tomorrow’s Marketing Yourself talk in Ateneo for the Ateneo Junior Marketing Association. It’s Lauren’s first school talk so she’s a bit nervous and I told her about my first talk ever in DLSU where I almost cried because of stage fright. I’m sure she’ll do much better than I did back then. Hahaha. And I’m thinking I’ll be more comfortable this time around since I will be at home in my alma mater. I’m bringing tomatoes to throw at Green Archer Lauren. Hahaha JK love you, Lo.

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Look who I saw on my way to the bathroom! Hi, Bro-moe!

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After lunch we visited Heima where we cried internally because we couldn’t afford anything hahaha

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Finally saw Ge’s washi tape artwork featuring different Pinoy Pop Icons! Clockwise: Manny Pacquiao, The Eraserheads, FrancisM, Nora Aunor, Ramon Bautista, and Cecile Van Straten.

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Congrats, Ge!! So glad my sister bought the FrancisM one. My heart kind of broke when I saw the “sold” sticker. Yun pala, si Maxx ang bumili. Hehehe. Yay!

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Win Tickets To Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales!

Prepare to step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales. An enchanted quest featuring more than 25 Disney characters, this all-new stage production from Feld Entertainment®, the producers of Disney On Ice, performs at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, September 12-14. Tickets are on sale now.

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Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they take audiences on a captivating journey and magically bring to life three timeless fairy tale adventures. Discover Snow White as she searches for her one true love; Cinderella getting ready for her magical night at the ball; and Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, as she finds happiness in the most unusual place. Anchored amidst a transforming set, captivating choreography, innovative lighting and breathtaking costumes, this authentically-woven tale of “happily-ever-after” is a heart-warming Disney experience for the entire family.

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Tickets for Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales are available at SM tickets by calling 470-2222 or visiting www.smtickets.com.

If you’d like to try your luck, here’s how you can win 2 Tickets to Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales! Here are the ticket details:

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Trying Out Max Factor’s Colour Corrector Sticks

Max Factor Philippines sent me one of their newest products, the Colour Corrector Sticks. Don’t you just love that letter U in COLOUR? So British! If I were to write a tag line for this product, it would be “Put some COLOR in U: Max Factor’s Colour Corrector Sticks” — WALEY!!!! Aaaand I just got fired from my pretend copywriting job.

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Here is my face without makeup – if I look horrible, it’s because I tried to look sad on purpose K.

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Really need to up my skin care routine, I’m getting old and these pores are ruthless. ANYWAY, so there are 6 colour corrector sticks (I only have 5, I don’t have the peach one because my skin tone is light):

  • The Corrector (green) – neutralises redness, such as blemishes, blotchiness and broken veins
  • The Brightener (lilac) - counteracts sallow and yellow areas on the skin, banishing dullness
  • The Balancer Light (pink) - evens out dark spots in lighter skin tones
  • The Balancer Medium (peach)- evens out dark spots in medium skin tones to create flawless skin
  • The Revitaliser (yellow) - neutralises purple tones such as under-eye circles
  • The Illuminator (highlighter) - softly reflects light and illuminates, as well as accentuating and sculpting contours of the face

I put it all over my face before anything else

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Do I look like Rico Blanco’s Fiesto Bandido now?

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What I like about the CC sticks is the fact that it twists up and you don’t have to sharpen it for easier application. It’s best to blend with clean fingers instead of a brush. The formula is balmy so it’s easy to blend but it’s still not as easy to blend as my other liquid BB/CC creams. I suggest you put a little bit of moisturizer on your face before application. Max Factor also has a new FaceFinity all-day primer with SPF 20 you can use! I haven’t tried it yet but I have it, too! Here’s how it look after blending!

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And here I am after applying the rest of my makeup yesterday! Over the CC sticks I applied powder, contour, blush, eyebrow pencil, eye liner, mascara and liquefied lipstick (been obsessed with this particular one for months now, will make a separate blog post!).

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty post! I had fun and will keep it up!!:D Any makeup product requests that you want me to try out?! These photos have not been retouched in any way so you can see the colors clearly :)