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Men and their Goyards
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Yesterday I spotted this fairly chic Japanese dude at Pepper Lunch Megamall.

Man with Goyard

Why do I know he’s Japanese?
1) He looks chica.
2) He’s at Pepper Lunch.
3) He has a white Goyard St. Louis tote.
“That can be for men pala,” noted my friend Alexei Villaraza.
Oh yes, in fact I love seeing Japanese men with Goyard totes, like these two I spotted in Tokyo in 2008

Man with Goyard

and in 2012

Nice Goyard color

Of course it helps kung guapo sana sila, hehe.
Just my two cents.

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Scenes we’d like to see
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When I was a kid growing up in the ’70s, one of my joys was to read my brother’s MAD magazines.

MAD MAGAZINE 1978 Vintage Illustration BY JACK RICKARD Alfred E. Newman JOHN TRAVOLTA Saturday Night FeverMAD MAGAZINE 1977 CHARLIE'S ANGELS Kate Jackson JACLYN SMITH Farrah Fawcett VINTAGE ILLUSTRATION Alfred E. Newman by JACK RICKARD

Of course I had to wait for him to finish reading before I could get my hands on it.
One of the things I enjoyed in MAD was a page called Scenes We’d Like To See, such as this one:

MAD magazine

I know, how corny right? But I loved it as a child.
Now how about some scenes we’d like to see in real life, such as this vintage footage of Claudine Barretto slipping on ASAP Live

or better, this Dutch reporter’s TV interview gone wrong. Priceless!!

UPDATE: Apparently the whole thing was staged, says the Dutch Telegraaf. It’s a freaking hoax!

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Celebrate Easter with promos at Raffles and Fairmont Makati
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The Raffles and Fairmont Makati makes a splash this summer with exciting offers, fun activities, and luxe accommodations for Easter.
From April 9 to 20, 2014, book a minimum of two nights at Raffles Makati or Fairmont Makati for a chance to win a three-night stay at the Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor Siem Reap, or at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh, both in Cambodia—or two-nights accommodation at the impressive Fairmont Beijing.

Raffles Executive Suite Bedroom

This offer, valid exclusively for local residents, is available at Fairmont Makati for Php 8,200 net per night, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two at Spectrum, and at Raffles Makati for rates beginning at Php 15,570 net per night, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and complimentary wireless Internet connection.
Those who avail of the room packages will also get 50% off on relaxing Willow Stream Spa treatments; and complimentary free-flowing champagne when partaking of the Luxe Sunday Brunch at Spectrum.

Fairmont Pool Bar Service

Guests staying from April 19 to 20 also receive one complimentary ticket to the Raffles Rascals Easter Egg Painting event at the Ballroom.
The event is open to the public on April 20 from 10 AM to 12 noon. For Php 995 net, each child will receive painting materials, a Raffles Rascals apron and an ostrich egg to decorate and take home.

Easter Eggs

On Easter Sunday, brunch will be served at Spectrum for Php 2,777 net per person. Or enjoy free-flowing Champagne with the meal for Php 3,888 net per person. Children ages six to twelve years old get to dine at half-price, while the buffet is free for kids ages five and below.

Spectrum buffet at Raffles

From 2:30 to 5:30 PM, the Fairmont Lounge invites children to a Teddy Bear Easter Tea Party, available at Php 1,044 net per child.
For more information, call Raffles Makati at 555-9777 or the Fairmont Makati at 5559888.
For restaurant reservations, call 555-9840 or email dining.makati@raffles.com or dining.makati@fairmont.com.
http://raffles.com/makati
http://fairmont.com/makati

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Privato Hotel opens its doors!
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A chic new hotel just opened it doors along Pasig’s Shaw Boulevard, right across Capitol Commons.
Privato Hotel is a collaboration among Architects Carmelo Casas, Juan Carlo Calma, and J. Anton Mendoza.

Bea Soriano at Privato Hotel

It boasts of veritable art work, including a life-sized wire sculpture by Davao-based artist, Ann Pamintuan.

Marian Rivera at Privato Hotel

The lobby, which is fully wrapped in Italian marble, features Calma’s distinct Privato pattern.
Made of Italian Carrara and Black Marquina, each marble “blade” was carefully water cut and painstakingly pieced together to create this design.

Lobby

Furniture is proudly Philippine-made, designed by Tina Periquet among others.

Photo 4 Furniture

Tucked on the 6th floor facing Bonifacio Global City is the Piazza Privato restaurant, which offers a sleek dining experience amidst J. Anton Mendoza’s signature clean and stark designs.
The Piazza is open to the public and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily from 6-10 PM.

Photo 5 Piazza Entrance 2
Photo 6 Piazza Corner

Since the developer is Green Asia Real Estate, the art pieces at Piazza Privato play a role in its advocacy for sustainability. The acrylic birds were inspired by endangered Philippine bird species.
Meanwhile, the wall art (at left) was commissioned from Japanese artist, Wataru Sakuma.
Made out of recycled paper, the triptych resembles a “nest” for the endangered birds.

Photo 7 Birds and Nest

The Mona Lisa portrait has a little back story.
According to urban legend, the Mona Lisa was actually the Duchess of Milan. As an ode to the fabled lady, her portrait holds her court at Privato.

Photo 8 Mona Lisa

For events and banquets, event planners can choose from the Milano Ballroom (it fits 120 guests!), the Firenze Ballroom, Roma A and B Function Rooms, and the Verona Roof deck Bar.
The rooftop also features the pool and gym.

Managed by Enderun Hospitality, Privato Hotel offers three room types.
First is the Executive Room, with a choice of either 2 twin-sized beds or 1 king-sized bed. Promo rate is at at Php 2,200++.

Photo 11 Executive Twin Bed
Photo 12 Executive King

The second room type is the Deluxe Double Queen that can fit a family of four. Promo rate is at Php 3,500++.

Photo 13 Deluxe Double Queen

The last room type is the One Bedroom Suite with a reasonable promo rate of Php 7,500++.

Photo 15 One Bedroom bedroom area
Photo 14 One Bedroom Living Room

For inquiries and reservations call (+632) 717-5888 or go to http://www.privatohotel.com.
Privato Hotel is also bookable on Agoda and Booking.com.
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