Moshi Moshi

Spotted at Dimensione: my favorite phone accessory, the Moshi Moshi handset!

Moshi Moshi

Bought this at Lane Crawford Hong Kong recently, for when people call me for long conversations on my BlackBerry. Personally I don’t like making chika on the cellphone because of the radiation, oiliness, heat and all that. I prefer the Bayantel Wireless Landline. But if someone wants to call my Globe phone, I’ll put them on the handset.

moshi moshi

Price ranges from Php 1,875 for just the handset, to Php 3,450-4,050 for the handset + weighted base.

Moshi Moshi

Available at Dimensione, Bonifacio High Street.

2nd’s

I needed to get out of the house today, so I invited Grace and Jeroen to dinner.
At first we wanted to eat bone marrow and pancakes (not as a combo) at Malcolm’s Deli but no one was picking up the phone. We didn’t want to go there and be told there are no pancakes and bone marrow tonight.
So we took Jer to 2nd’s, a hidden little restaurant at Bonifacio High Street where mag:net used to be.

2nd's

It’s my 3rd time here. Oddly enough, the one who introduced me to 2nd’s was my Hong Kong-based friend, the hip and happening The Wanderlister.
The restaurant’s signature dish is Bacon Chicharon. Nothing spectacular really, but ordering it is a must.
What it is basically is crispy batter-fried bacon served with vinegar and a small salad. Jeroen said he wished the bacon was served warm, not room temperature. I may be wrong, but it seemed like the bacon had been precooked some time ago since every table orders it. In which case, maybe they should keep it under a hot lamp or inside the oven?

Bacon chicharon

The onion soup was a disappointment because it was sweet, which French onion soup is not supposed to be.
Based on the color of the soup, one can suspect that the sweetness of the soup did not come from onions but something else.

Onion soup

The strongest point of this restaurant is its presentation. The ribeye steak looked so amazing served on this wooden board, with a side of mashed potatoes and buttered vegetables. We were excited to split this into three. However it turned out to be ordinary. Veggies were good; potatoes, ordinary.

Ribeye

Had this with a side of garlic and olive pasta, which is OK if you’re vegetarian. Bread was not good.

Garlic and olive oil pasta

The sea bass sinigang is OK if you don’t eat meat (read: diet food).

Sea bass sinigang

We ended with a chocolate lava cake that was lava-less, to be frank, but we finished it.

Lava-less cake

Overall, the place looks cool, with a full-house on a Wednesday night, families and good-looking couples. So business must be good. But to sum it up, the food is prettier than it tastes.

Read also: Man Eat Manila

2ND’s is on the 2nd level, Wumaco Building 1
Quadrant 3, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street
Tel. 846-5293 • (0917) 500-8828

Ryan Reynolds + Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Marks & Spencer

Marks and Spencer’s Autograph Autumn-Winter 2011 collection features hot Hollywood celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

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For its latest campaign shot in the elite St. Pancras Hotel in London by official BAFTA Awardee Greg Williams, the collection was captured in an understated feel with its almost melancholic vibe as it depicts an aura of minimalist sophistication and style.

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Perfect individuals to represent the brand, Rosie and Ryan exude beauty, exclusivity and are absolutely contemporary. On set, they worked together to deliver flawless images that literally sizzle with excitement and an air of mystery.

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“I was thrilled when M&S asked me to be in their campaign and Rosie was a pleasure to work with. I’m from Canada and grew up with the M&S brand. Going to an M&S store with my family or friends always gives me a pang of nostalgia. The Autograph is a modern take on the classic style I love and feel most comfortable wearing. The pieces in this collection are lasting staples that’ll never go out of style.” — Ryan Reynolds.

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“I am extremely excited to be working with M&S on the new Autograph Autumn 2011 campaign. I feel proud to be associated with a British high street favorite that holds fond memories for so many people, particularly the Autograph brand, the collection is sophisticated, elegant and effortless which I hope to embody in my own personal style.” — Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

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“It’s a very different campaign for M&S as it’s the first time that we have focused on one of our brands in this way. We are proud of the result – a set of truly stunning photographs that truly encapsulate the Autograph brand.” — Steve Sharp, M&S Executive Director

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Marks & Spencer is exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Specialists, Inc. and is available at Greenbelt 5, Glorietta 4, Rockwell, Trinoma, Shangri-La Plaza, SM Megamall, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Place Malate, Gateway Mall, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Pampanga, Marquee Mall, Ayala Cebu, Lim Ket Kai Center – Cagayan de Oro, Eastwood Mall and the Marks & Spencer Outlet at Paseo de Sta. Rosa

Louis Vuitton Island opens in Singapore this Saturday

Of all things Louis Vuitton, I find the groom cutest.

Louis Vuitton groom collection

It reminds me of Tintin x Yoshida Porter

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This September 18, 2011, Louis Vuitton will open the very first LV Island which will float on the waterfront of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
To mark the event, they have produced a special animation featuring the Little Groom, offering us a sneak peek inside the Marina Bay Island Maison.

The Louis Vuitton Island Maison is one of two stand-alone glass and steel crystal pavilions designed by architect Moshe Safdie as part of his overall design for the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort.
The inside of the pavilion has been designed by Peter Marino, featuring nautical inspired interiors.

Singapore MBS Facade

The Louis Vuitton Island is the fifth Louis Vuitton store in Singapore, the first Maison in Southeast Asia and the 12th Maison in the world.
Visitors can access the Louis Vuitton Island three ways: by outdoor bridge, by boat disembarking on a jetty, or from the mall via tunnel and ascending travelator which will lead them to the center of the pavilion.
Aside from offering the complete range of Louis Vuitton products, the Maison will incorporate art and cultural elements within its retail space, as well as a specially curated book store on travel, design, art and culture.

Watch the live streaming of the opening this September 17, at 7 PM on Facebook.

Kim Hyun Joong: The lost photos

Almost three weeks since Korean pop star Kim Hyun Joong left the country after his successful Face Shop Tour in Manila. These photos previously came out in the Philippine Star, in an article by Keri Zamora.
Then I left for Singapore, Keri left for Turkey. Now I’m here to share official photos from Face Shop Philippines, in case you missed it. Feast your eyes on the hardworking Korean heartthrob who came and went so quickly into town.

Hi Ms. Cecile,
Here are the final details of Kim Hyun Joong Visit. You’re welcome to attend all.
Faceshop + Kim Hyun Joong Event on Aug 26:
10:00 am – 11:00 am – KHJ store visit at SM Mall of Asia

Arrival in SM Mall of Asia

KHJ holding Flebote Cleansing Cream, age defying skin care line

Kim Hyun Joong with Face Shop promo winner

11:15 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch – Rockwell Club, Palm Grove
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Press Event
1. Q and A with KHJ with Media

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2. Photo taking with KHJ

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KHJ WITH MR. BEN CHAN

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm – Auction of KHJ Item (for selected fans)

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KHJ WITH MR. BRYAN LIM FOR CHEQUE TURN OVER TO ABIERTAS HOUSE OF FRIENDSHIP REPRESENTATIVE MRS. PURITA CAJUIAT

2:20 pm – 3:15 pm – KHJ one on one interview (Heres your 1 on 1 interview time)

Keri interviews Kim Hyun Joong

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – KHJ TV Interview
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm – Travel to Trinoma
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm – Store visit in Trinoma

Kim Hyun Joong arrives at Trinoma

KHJ WITH TFS TRAINING MANAGER, MARGE APACIBLE, AS HE GREETS HIS FANS

KHJ SIGNS HIS FAVORITE TFS PRODUCT, SKIN-REVITALIZING AND HYDRATING E'THYM MOISTURE LOTION

1. Signing of Lifesize standee

KHJ SIGNS HIS LIFESIZE STANDEE

KHJ WAVES TO HIS THOUSANDS OF FANS

2. Autograph signing with 100 fans (Activity Center)

AN ESTIMATED OF 5,000 FANS CAME TO SEE KHJ

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KHJ WITH TFS PHILS AND KOREA TEAMS

All in a day’s work!
In the Philippines, the Face Shop is exclusively distributed by Suyen Corporation, with stores at TriNoma, Shoppesville, Shangri-La Plaza, Rockwell, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Place Manila, Newport City, Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio High Street, Festival Mall, Glorietta 3, Ayala Cebu, Alabang Town Center, and SM Taytay, Pampanga, North Edsa/The Block, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Fairview, Clark, Cebu, and Bacolod.

http://thefaceshopopen.com/

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summber 2012 live streams September 19

Don’t miss the live streaming of the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer womenswear at Burberry.comFacebook, and over 300 global partner sites, including Chuvaness.com (11 PM Manila time), through mobile devices including iPhones and iPads.
As an added treat, Christopher Bailey will be taking over the Burberry Twitter account engaging followers globally leading up to the show.
Witness red carpet arrivals, exclusive backstage access, and an immersive holographic brand experience live from Hyde Park, London following this countdown.

http://www.burberry.com/

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