Taylor Lautner: from California to EDSA

Another day had passed and I was on my way home when I was stunned at a billboard in EDSA: there was Taylor Lautner, and he was like greeting everyone “GOOD MORNING MANILA”, on his fit tees, gorgeous bod and look that makes ladies go gaga. There he is, posing as a new ad model for Bench. Good catch for this one Mr. Ben Chan!

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It was July 19 this week, when Bench officially announced on their Twitter account that the Twilight hunk will be their Global Benchsetter, among other big names in the music industry like Adam Lavine and Jessica Sanchez. Some other international stars once graced the billboard in one of the busiest road in the city were Liam Hemsworth, Lucy Hale, Micheal Travino, and Joe Jonas.

According to ABS-CBN News site, the campaign was shot by Anthony Mandler, photographer, TV commercial and music video director. I guess all Bench and Taylor Lautner fans are just hoping for him to visit Manila soon.

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The scratch on your belly and a bite on my arm.

6.20.2013

There are posts out there providing ways on “how to keep the relationship stronger”, “how to stay on a relationship” and other “how to’s” on keeping the spark with the one we have chosen to be with. Nevertheless, all those advice seems too easy to follow, yet in reality, it’s really hard to keep up a relationship whether it’s week old one or five and more years.

For someone who’s been single for quite sometimes, I told myself that once I found the one who I want to be my “other half”, I will do my best to keep what we have last almost forever. Every relationship have its boo-boos and unfortunate turn of unexpected events. No matter what Dalai Lama or a shrink says, there are things that only a couple can work with and fix.

For one, we have our differences. No matter how much we love watching the same television show, eating the same food or exploring different places, I still find differences that might make or break our relationship. There will be small or petty arguments that can bore us out and tell each other “we keep on having the same kind of shizzle every single time!” Surprisingly, these kind of things can really make a couple cut the strings. From what I believe in, these differences can only be fixed by what I call “acceptance”. There will be no medical definition for that or anything deep scientific meaning attached to that word, because I have learned that I need to accept the fact, that there are little things that might break us, and that there are some things we cannot agreed upon. Acceptance is ALWAYS the key.

Then after acceptance, I learned that I should not try to fix our differences! Seriously, I cannot ALWAYS tell my partner to do this or not to do that. Say it once, then he should understand and accept wholeheartedly what are the things that pisses me off, and that goes the same towards me. We change on their own pace and capabilities. This don’t happen overnight, but I trust my partner enough that he will change and it manifests in some matters, like by simply helping me washing the dishes without telling him to do it. I learned that I should never get tired of telling them what hurts me because at times, they might become forgetful and needs to be reminded of. Our differences at times keeps us together because it gives us each other a different perspective on each other’s beliefs and idea. However for some relationship, this could be really tricky. Emotional and physical abuse is a different story. One who is used in hurting someone can make it a habit and this is a habit that is hard to get rid off. Remember: Bruise rhymes with Abuse.

Respect is the result of acceptance and not trying to fix it asap. Respect the fact that people will not always lead my way, so does my guy. There are wonders in what respect can do in a relationship. Respect that to the point that I know I should never hit his ego in public. Respect that I know his weakness and help him through it, and respect that he knows how show patience during my red days. With respect, we learned how to say “sorry”. Since we respect each other, we can say in each other’s face “it’s my fault” and give each other time to breathe to forgive. Respect is my teacher in saying what I want to say, how I say it and when I should say it.

Lastly, trust. If you respect your master, you’ll trust them. If you respect your friend, you trust them. I think that goes the same in our relationship. We have enough trust with each other that we even know how to give space and not invade their “private” life. I may “own” him, but I trust him enough to have him keep his own email and other social media accounts passwords and not ask for it. He trusts me enough that even if I work with guys at the office, at the end of the day, I am still eager to be at his arms. There will always be girls prettier than me and guys more hunk than him, but we always go back to the reason why we chose to be with each other the first time we met.

We’ve only been together for 2 years and there are bumps and tears along the way. There are more of it to expect but still hoping for the best. There are no special recipe for successful relationships. Yet the simple things we have makes us value each other every single day, even if we fight like cats and dogs. I know love will always spark if we never get tired of trusting, respecting and accepting each other as who we are.

Beyonce and Pepsi “Live for Now”

Now is the day to remember, for this is the time when people will be seeing Beyonce’s face printed on Pepsi cans. Beyonce in can…that’s what I thought of when I saw pictures of her face marked on cans, showing her support in the company’s “Live for Now” campaign. This is a smart move, making it appear like a limited edition cans that all Pepsi and music lovers can have.

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As the product’s brand ambassador, she was able to snag a deal which worth’s about $50 million dollars! All I can say is…whoaw!! Today, I think Pepsi will be able to come up with a mentality, in which their product will be always associated with Beyonce or the other way around; it will be a breeze for them to achieve this, since she’s not just a Pop star but a businesswoman too, so I think she can really contribute a lot on how to promote the product and reach thier target market.

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On one of Beyonce’s interview, she said “Pepsi embraces creativity and understands that artists evolve…As a businesswoman, this allows me to work with a lifestyle brand with no compromise and without sacrificing my creativity.” True enough, I guess it will be a win-win case for both parties…and I mean it will be good for Jay-Z too (*wink*wink*). Beyonce started to endorse Pepsi way back 2002, but only this time she got it big as the face of the company.

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DHL is “Delivering the runway to the world”

DHL is knows as the “world market leader in sea and air mail” and they are not only popular for international shipments, because now, they also deliver a comprehensive updates about the ins and outs of the fashion industry. As the official Logistics partner of Fashion Week, they started bringing  recent “talk about’s” in the Fashion Week events and present different designer’s collection to the world, in a click of a finger.

Checking out their website at www.dhl.com/fashionweek, we all get to see glamour and elegance as designers from Lady Vivienne Westwood to Alexander Wang conquer the world. We’ll get to witness how fashion week was graced in some fashion capital of the world, like New York, Paris, London, Milan and Mumbai.

Also, like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FashionWeekBackstage, to get recent whereabouts on the latest trends, be impressed and ogle on different designs that will give us inspiration on our own fashion tastes.

Other than fashion, DHL also provide news trends about F1 or Formula 1 race, Volvo Ocean Race, Manchester United and Gewandhaus Orchestra. Now, DHL does not just deliver goods and provide significant contributions in the logistic industry, they also make sure that they deliver news and updates that will fit every person’s lifestyle.

Penshoppe presents: Zac Efron – Ticket Redemption is EXTENDED

You’ve seen him dance and sing as Troy in High School Musical, and witnessed him grow as an actor as he play Nicole Kidman’s partner in “The Paperboy”. Now, brace yourself as Penshoppe extended the redemption of tickets, today, September 26, as they present Zac Efron in the Penshoppe Fan Conference 2012.

Hold on to your seats…and your undies, as you get the chance to meet and greet Zac Efron at the Mall of Asia Arena, this coming Saturday, September 29 by 6:00pm. So here’s how the ball roll to get free PENSHOPPE Fancon 2012 pass, you only need a single-receipt purchase with the corresponding amount for you to get the ticket. Check this out:

P5,000 and above single-receipt purchase – 1 VIP pass
P3,500 – P4,999 single-receipt purchase – 1 Patron pass
P2,500 – P3,499 single-receipt purchase – 1 Lower Box pass
P1,200 – P2,499 single-receipt purchase – 1 Upper Box pass
P800 – P1,199 single-receipt purchase – 1 General Admission pass.

If you want more than what you see in billboards, get free tickets now while supplies last in these Penshoppe stores: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Ayala Trinoma, SM North EDSA (Main), SM Pampanga, SM Baguio, SM Lucena, SM Batangas, SM Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM Davao and SM Cagayan de Oro. Know more about this heart pumping event at www.smtickets.com or like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/penshoppeofficial.

David Guetta live in Manila

So the wait is over! After years of ranting, finally there’s a reason to rave, because David Guetta will be here in Manila!

Party goers have been waiting for this and Music Management International will bring him here, live, to grant our wish and dance to DGuetta’s chart topping hits. Some of his songs are Titanium ft. Sia, Toy Friend ft. Afrojack and Wynter Gordon, Memories with Kid Cudi, Without You ft. Usher, Turn me on and Where Them Girls At ft. Nicki Minaj, Getting Over You ft Fergie and LMFAO, Sexy Chick ft. Akon and who can forget his collaboration with Flo Rida in Club Can’t Handle me?! Though there are no news yet if any of these artists will be with him in the big party night, but DJ Alesso will mark the opening for his concert. Sweeet!

Everyone! Mark your calendar on October 10, 2012 at SM Mall Of Asia Arena and doors will be open by 8pm. Ticket prices are: Patron  (Standing) Php 7,920, Lower Box  (Reserved Seats) Php 5,280 and Upper Box  (Free Seating) Php 3,170. Though I think the set-up of the stage and all that, ain’t the same as the events that I usually go to, like the one in World Trade Center, where Tiesto held his concert at or Republiq, so I just wonder how the guys in the bleachers can really dance without minding their space. I guess some would really want, like an open space venue, where the people can have at least a table where they can put their drinks on. Anyways, let’s see!

To learn more about this mind warping event, visit http://www.philippineconcerts.com/foreign/david-guetta-live-in-manila/. To those who want to get VIP tickets, please contact Charlemagne Lim at 09178334223 or 09228334223. Then for ticket reservation, call 470-2222 or visit www.smtickets.com.

Call Me Maybe Parodies

WARNING: This post can cause the fatal LSS (Last Song Syndrome).

Not so long ago, there was a viral video in which some models in the metro (seriously, do I really have to name them all?! argh) made a parody of  Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe. Can we please give the credit to Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and their crew for making the original one?! Now who ever created or directed the “Call Me Maybe” video in which these models dance to, didn’t have the creative mind to even change the credit made at the end of the song…in local terms “gayang gaya eh” (they copied even the credit’s format).

Before anyone in their great mind get to copy another Call Me Maybe parody, let me share three of the best parody of the song. Call Me Maybe is every where…and I mean EVERY WHERE and some people can’t just get enough of it. Well, it’s a fun song anyway.

First in my list is the 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team’s Call Me Maybe. Gawd! It’s funny to see guys dancing this song, wearing only their swimming trunks! Have fun!

Can’t get enough of great bods dancing this song. Wait till you see  Abercrombie & Fitch guys when they made a parody of this song October of last year. Abs, abs abs!! Beat that!

Then finally, who said tough guys don’t know how to have fun? Enjoy as the U.S. Marines stationed in Afghanistan dance and lip-sync to Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song. Boys (and girls) do just want to have some fun.

At least you know who did it first. Hi five to Carly Rae Jepsen!

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