Snow The White Party Year VI

Music by Boyet Sison, Steven Love and Badkiss with special appearance by Universo Robot. On July 5 at Clubbing TV Ultra Lounge, New World Hotel.  Reserve your tables while you can! Contact 0917-5813572 or 576-8479.

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United Under Dance: A Decade of Trance 2004-2014

TTD UUD July 12Trance ‘Til Dawn turns 6! Coinciding with 3rd year anniversary at TIME in Manila. Catch United Under Dance: A Decade of Trance 2004-2014 happening on July 12 2014, Saturday. Get ready for a musical timeline journey for the love of Trance featuring Rejie Ronquillo, Mond Ortiz (Vinyl Set), John Odin, and Nampu Kawamoto in the main room; and Nomad Massive (Drum & Bass) at the roof deck.

For more details, please text 09160-7777229.

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The Comedy Cartel’s Weekend Laughter Showcase

Relik WIMKick your workweek blues away and experience dose of laugher at The Comedy Cartel’s Weekend Laughter Showcase. CatchLaugh and Stack Open Mic Showdown 8th Leg’ with special guests Uli Oposa and Mike Unson on July 12 and Switch Improv on July 19.  All happening at Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge, 2nd Floor Commercenter Bldg., Bonifacio Global City. Show starts at 9:00 PM

For table reservation,  please contact 0917-8860706 or email ecircle_entertainment@yahoo.com and info@ecircleentertainment.com. 

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Giordano WWS Music Festival

PosterFinalRevisedCelebrate 4th of July at Giordano World Without Strangers Music Festival with Rico Blanco, and featuring Franco, Sponge Cola, Callalily, Up Dharma Down, and Urbandub.

Plus Gracenote, Techy Romantics, Taken by Cars, Kala, Autotelic, Join the Club, Cygnet, Maude, Hidden Nikki, and Yolanda Moon.

Happening today, starting 1PM, at Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive. Hosted by Boys Night Out. Admission is free!

 

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A Snacktacular Weekend

Snacktacular for PR PostOishi mark its 40th year of churning out delightfully unique snacks and beverages with “Oishi Snacktacular”—an activity-filled event where you can create your own “O, Wow!” snack experience.

Have you ever wanted to design your own snack? Barbecue & Cheese Prawn Crackers…why not? Choose from a variety of chips and flavors at the “Make Your Own Snack” booth. It’s your turn to be a snack creator!

Complement that with something cool and creamy from “O-Twirl” where you can try Oaties Milk and Choco Chug ice cream topped off with some of Oishi’s sweeter choices like Pillows, Sponge Crunch, Wafu, and more!

Keep an eye out for other Snacktacular activities like the “Snack Shack”, “Jump Pack”, and “Crackters”. All the fun will be held at the Glorietta 2, Activity Center, Palm Drive on July 5 and 6, during mall hours*.

Of course, Oishi Snacktacular will not be complete without Team O! Meet and greet Elmo Magalona, Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Slater Young, and Ramon Bautista on July 6, Sunday, at 4pm. Join this lively crew in creating another O, Wow! moment!

*The activity booths will be briefly closed to the public at 3-4:30pm on Sunday, July 6.

 
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Choose To Connect

Today, people are connected through various forms of communication mediums, and one of these is social media.  Everyday, individuals and organizations are able to reach audiences and fulfill their purposes through these tools. The world is given a way to share and gather information with the help of the different social media channels. Where more and more people are engaging in social media because it dissolves geographical boundaries while it creates bridges for communication, and it is almost accessible to all. A message can be sent and received across by anyone the globe in just few seconds.

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In line with this,  Office of the Executive Secretary (OSEC) an office under the University Student Government (USG) will be having a week-long Communications Fair to be held on July 7 – 11, 2014 at Yuchengco Lobby at De La Salle University – Manila.  An event to raise awareness and highlight the importance of communication by providing efficient and effective mediums for the Lasallian community and to promote two-way communication between the USG and the student body through the various social media channels.

There will be registration booths for students to sign-up for the different communications mediums, activities such as games and a freedom wall. Freebies will be given to the first 300 students to sign up during the event.

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Delightful Sunday Brunch Buffet at Marriott Café and Impressions

Sundays with family and friends are truly special. Spend those sweet moments at premier lifestyle hub Resorts World Manila (RWM) and enjoy a hearty Sunday brunch buffet at modern, all-day dining restaurant Marriott Café and at French fine dining restaurant Impressions.

Indulge to your heart’s content as Marriott Café serves up a bigger and better Sunday Brunch. Savor a bevy of international flavors made even more inviting with the addition of imported Boston lobsters and Fine de Claire Oysters from France. Enjoy the scrumptious spread with free flowing champagne at Marriott Café for only Php2,500 nett every Sunday from 11:30AM to 3PM.

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Truffles, foie gras, caviars, and champagne are all part of one exquisite dining experience as Impressions hosts a gourmet Sunday Brunch Buffet prepared by executive chef Cyrille Soenen every week. Sample an array of culinary masterpieces, from choice meats to succulent seafood, fresh produce to delectable desserts for only Php2,100 nett at Impressions every Sunday from 11AM to 3PM.

For inquiries and reservations visit www.rwmanila.com or call the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (02) 908-8833.

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In is The New Out

While we are not really sure if it’s going to be a deliberately wet month (hello climate change!), we can confirm that cloudy skies and rain showers will greet us several times this July. Thus, we highlight the joy of indoor discoveries that might suit your mood, whatever they may be.

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“Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.” Roman Polanski

Bonifacio High Street Cinema

Big screen, big sound, moving seats, scents, and mists: a 4DX theater like this will definitely amp up your movie experience. Who needs to be outdoors to feel the thrill? Now you know where to catch that next big action-thriller movie!

Fairview Terraces Cinema

It’s high time that Fairview denizens get to have a ‘fair-view’ in cinema: an upscale movie house that provides comfort and luxury plus a dash of neighborhood familiarity.

SM Aura Directors Club 

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Throw the coolest slumber err… viewing party at SM Aura Directors Club. With a 35-seating capacity, ultra-comfortable La-Z Boy seats, free popcorn, and a butler system, which make every movie, feel like a special screening for the select few.

Resorts World Manila 

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Hooray for 24 hour-movie theater! Now, catching the newest flick need not feel like a race especially on the opening day; just reserve your tickets online and go straight to the cinema. Here’s a tip: maybe you can start an after-cinema club since Republiq is a few steps away.

 

Food Coma

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” Mae West

Bag O’ Shrimps (Tuscany Estates, McKinley Rd. McKinley Hill, Taguig, 0917-8232227)

Getting messy at the food table has never been this fun! Prepare your bare hands and dig into their best seller ‘seafood by the bag’ in Bag O’ Mama flavor otherwise, take your pick from their straightforward list of offered spices. Other ‘must-tries’ include shrimp popcorn, crispy calamari, and dynamite sticks.

Livestock Restaurant  (34 Jardin De Zanaida Compound, Sgt. Esguerra Ave., QC, 332-0409)

Think you’ve had enough pork with your mom’s Nilaga and Mechado? Wait till you visit Livestock where they create dishes from a pig’s head to foot (and tail too!). Ever had pork’s wings (imagine pigs with wings), a Crispy Pata so soft you cut it using a popsicle stick? Just take our word of advice:  overindulge in meat at your own expense.

The Hungry Hound (32nd Street and 7th Ave., BGC)

Comfort food at this kind of weather? Yes please! Chicken, steaks, and pastas with a modern twist; that’s what you’ll find at The Hungry Hound. Personal favorites include Spiced Crispy Chiken, Shortloin Steak and no don’t start me with the heavenly Banoffee Trifle.

 

Banzai (Bldg J, SM by the Bay Leisure Park, MOA)

In a sea of Japanese-related status updates and IG posts, stand out with your own Japanese experience at Banzai. Aside from having all your favorite Japanese favorites (who doesn’t cry for teppanyaki and ramen these days?) in one place, another thing worth checking out here are their eye-pleasing chef performers. Trust us when we say to see is to believe it!

 

Splurge O’ Rama

“When in doubt, go shopping!”-unknown

Common Thread (2/F Greenbelt 5)

Homey and casual chic: thread them together and you’ll get Common Thread; a hub that brings out together the likes of Havaianas, Bensimmon and Rayban. Find the most comfortable products that complement your laid back and unassuming fashion statement.

Trilogy (G/F Glorietta 2)

If you are a collector going on a hunt for those hard-to-find urban street wear stuff, then this underground lifestyle store with an extensive collection is your ultimate destination. Dig this: they have a plethora of brands enough to turn you into a serial shopaholic like Obey, Alternative Apparel, Undefeated, Us Versus Them, Illest, Crooks & Castles, Naked & Famous, Unbranded, Hellz Bellz, BotB, GPPR, Mink Pink, Iron Fist, and the list goes on.

Bratpack (2/F Greenbelt 5)

Looking cool in school has never been this easy with Bratpack. Choices are huge and diverse! Looking for some hipster elements? Then this is the right venue to shop.  Plus they are all in season so do we need to say more?

Heima and My APT (2/F LRI Building, Nicanor Garcia St., Makati)

Your pad’s interiors say a lot as much as your fashion taste does. If you want to turn your space into an instant modern Victorian tearoom so much like your favorite popular cupcake place then Heima is the best décor supplier. But if you’re a dude who wouldn’t be caught dead adorning a colorful couch, then head on to their sister company, My APT’s vintage collection is your savior.

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Digging the Trends

In this day and age when Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is as potent as energy drinks in waking up every sleeping cells in your body. In line with this, Globe Tattoo brought Trend Talks, an interactive passion forum where DJs and producers behind the music industry gathered to share some deets and the real score behind every tunes that make us groove. Interestingly, we’ve got the highlights of most anticipated forum, all served in bite-sized quotes:

Nicky Jurado

“Disco-House-Hip Hop-Rave-EDM: in that order. 80s was all about top 40 music, very commercial. ’93 onwards was the beginning of Manila’s scene; it started to see the difference in the taste of Filipino music preference. It was in 1998 when we had the first proper club where people glorify DJs.” NBK’s Nicky Jurado, on the evolution of club scene.

Domini Primero

“Dance music will never stop. You just have to dance with the flow. Do what you love to do.” Driven Manila’s Domini Primero, on the direction of EDM in the country.

Ricky Daker

“We can never dictate. It’s the audience that dictates.” Bigfish Manila’s Ricky Daker, on how to choose a DJ for a concert.

Stephen Ku

“Recognize trends, discover your own music. Find that beat that moves you and stay true to it, groove into it.” World Wide Womb and Eventscape’s Stephen Ku, on how to break into the business for aspiring DJs.

Mikail Schemm

“You make friends with this kind of music because you have the same passion for it. It then becomes a culture. We need to foster the group of this culture.” Syngy’s Mikail Schemm, on the culture of dance music.

Pav Parrotte

“Back then, people went to gigs for the music, not the DJs. Now people go for the DJs, not the music.” Frequency Manila’s Pav Parrotte, on how DJs became the new rock stars.

Armin Van Buuren

“If you don’t like your own music, why would fans like it?” Armin van Buuren, on how to come up with a hit.

“You have to do something that you like. If you do something you don’t like, try not do that for too long.” Armin van Buuren, on careers.

 
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Sorority Sisters July 2014

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By Bianca R. Salonga and Angela Atayde

As this month celebrates men of all shapes and sizes, we spill all on where the hottest place is to go for a little friendly flirtation while sipping on some of the city’s most creative cocktails.

 BIANCA checks out HOOCH

Check in or check out? What I like about Hooch is that it is the kind of place where you can take a date for dinner then drinks. Subsequently, you can also do a gal’s evening cap here. If you’re doing the latter, I suggest you all get seats by the bar and don’t hesitate to chat up the first cutie you lay eyes on (better of course if he is not bringing a date with him). As I’m not really big on dates, I will most likely head to this venue for happy hour instead.

Table or Bar? Definitely the bar!  In case you have not yet received the memo, their resident mixologist, Anthony, is easy on the eyes and he can also make a killer cocktail. Tell him what your preferred poison is and he’ll gladly stir up something special just for you.  Apart from that, you get a decent crowd all enjoying Hooch’s signature drinks. That said, you’ll surely want to try out their cocktails: Hoochside, Cinnamon Jack, Angels and Demons and Pisco Sour.

Eye Candy Score. Definitely a 10! There is a mixed crowd of hipsters, yuppies and execs who frequent the place. During our visit there, for instance, my good friend ended up chatting with the guy seated next to us at the bar. What, you might ask, were they bonding over? Horoscope compatibility! While the place radiates chic, Hooch is every bit the relaxed, neighborhood friendly jaunt where you can make new friends or simply share funny moments with your old pals.

Who wears the pants? Although this is cocktail bar, men who prefer their whisky can still enjoy the classics—or an irresistible glass of the Old Fashioned. It’s always good, however, to meet a guy who isn’t so stuck up on their ways. While I certainly have respect for those who prefer their drinks neat, I find men who aren’t afraid to hold on to a pretty cocktail utterly sexy!

The Deal. I’d rather have a free hand to choose my poison while my date does the same. On dinners, I always feel more comfortable giving my date free rein on what to order but as soon as we hit cocktail hour, I certainly love my freedom.

Hooch is located at G/F 125 V Corporate Center, L.P. Leviste, Street Salcedo Village, Makati. For inquiries, please call 0927-3759467.

ANGELA sparkles in MOONSHINE

Unexpectedly Noteworthy. Moonshine was such a refreshing surprise for us when we went to visit. It is an ideal hangout place for friends where you can enjoy delicious cocktail drinks while catching up. The place can get a little too noisy (perhaps sound proofing has yet to be completed) so I wouldn’t exactly call it a date place. Music is good and the vibe is very friendly so it’s where I would most likely invite my barkada to do happy hour or to chill out on a Saturday night after a crazy Friday clubbing night.

Strategize positions. It really doesn’t matter to me where it’s best to sit in places that are casual and chill. More than anything what’s important is that you are having fun with your friends. At Moonshine in particular, it’s very easy to spot everyone, as the place is relatively small. If you’re planning a visit there, I do suggest you come in early or have a table reserved as it tends to be filled up with young working types from 1a.m. onwards. When you come to visit, make sure to try The Dark Horse (a deadly but delicious mix of everything) and Moonshine cocktails. Guys will certainly like their local brews like the Katipunan, which caught our attention during our visit.

What a view. Depending on whether you like the young hipster kind of guys, this is a place where you can come as you are. You’ll find a lot of guys coming in here who are in their mid 20s to early 30s especially on weekends or Wednesdays. I remember spotting several cuties during our visit who were also out with their buddies for a few drinks and to listen to good music. My friends and I like to classify this place as a “groupie” kind of jaunt meaning its where you come in with your own clique and most likely end the night with the very same bunch as well. So in terms of viewing, I’d give it a fair score. When it comes to meeting new people? This I have yet to see.

Changing the game… Set up like your quintessential pub; expect to find guys drinking local beers or whisky. Once in a while, there will be patrons ordering their specialty drinks but for the majority, it’s the typical guy beverages that you will see on the table tops. Personally, I find it impressive when a guy no matter how seemingly “macho” he is, dares to drink something slightly fancy.

Figure him out. I’ll be with a guy whom I am very comfortable with so I can be more casual and relaxed. I like a guy who can drink anything—wine, whisky, specialty cocktails or beer! For me it doesn’t matter for as long as he and I can have a great time on a night out! I don’t really respond well to being told what to drink or order from the bar. Of course if I am charmed enough, I’ll probably try something new like I did at Mooonshine.

 Moonshine Bar is located at Unit 1C, Valdelcon Building, Jupiter St. Bel-Air Makati. For inquiries, please call 0927-8000920 and 478-7340.

 
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