Bench presents Lee Min Ho concert in Manila
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Korean superstar Lee Min Ho comes back to Manila in his first-ever concert tour on July 6, 2013 (Saturday) at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Named after the release of his first album, My Everything—World Tour 2013 will be a 10-city tour that will take him to Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Osaka, Hong Kong and the United States.

LMH Concert Poster 0523

Lee Min Ho’s acting career started in 2005 with small roles in Korean dramas, but the big career break in his career came when he took the lead role as Gu Jun Pyo in Boys Over Flowers.
He continued to star in several blockbuster dramas, including Personal Taste (retitled Perfect Match in the Philippines) and the action drama City Hunter.
Lee Min Ho is also one of BENCH clothing’s international endorsers.

Lee Min Ho for Bench

Tickets available at all SM Ticket outlets or go to
For VIP tickets or more information, call Wilbros Live at 374-9999.

Father’s Day specials at Cibo and Pepper Lunch
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To celebrate Father’s Day, CIBO offers Gamberoni—king prawns, garlic, capers, anchovy, olive oil, sautéed spinach, balsamic vinegar with parsley rice pilaf—from June 9-16, 2013 at all CIBO branches.
As an added treat, every order of Gamberoni comes with a free glass of white wine or iced tea.


CIBO is located at Glorietta 4, Shangri-La Plaza, Alabang Town Center, Rockwell, Promenade Greenhills, Gateway Mall Araneta Center, Greenbelt 5, Lucky Chinatown Mall and Robinsons Magnolia.

This June 14-16, 2013, Pepper Lunch offers a combination of shimofuri pepper steak and karubi cut steak with sweet yakiniku sauce—for a special price of only Php 477.
And yes, you can have it even if you’re not a father 🙂

Pepper Lunch 2013

This Pepper Lunch promo will be available at Rockwell, Shangri-La Plaza, Greenbelt 5, Alabang Town Center (2F Corte de las Palmas), SM Megamall-A, Robinson’s Ermita, SM Mall of Asia, and Eastwood Mall.

H&M announces Isabel Marant collab
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Swedish retail giant H&M is proud to announce its autumn collaboration with Parisian designer Isabel Marant.
Known for her effortless style, Isabel mixes urban attitude and boho elegance with a rock ‘n’ roll spirit to deliver a genuine French allure.

Isabel Marant

For H&M, Isabel Marant will create a wardrobe of must-have pieces inspired by her signature style.
It will be available from November 14, 2013, in around 250 stores worldwide and online.
The collection will include clothing and accessories for women and teenagers, and for the first time for her, a collection for men.

“I am flattered by this collaboration,” said Isabel. “H&M works with the best designers and this invitation is an exciting honor. I aim at creating something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness, which I think is very Parisian: you dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be mixed following one’s own instincts: my take on fashion is all about personality” says Isabel Marant.

Born and raised in Paris, Isabel Marant started customizing her own clothes while still at high school.
A graduate of the famed Studio Berçot, Marant worked her way up the fashion system starting with a jewellery line, adding knitwear, then finally launching her eponymous collection in 1994. Today she runs an internationally successful fashion powerhouse with a string of boutiques worldwide. Her Parisian chic style, a mix of bohemia and masculine tailoring, grows in popularity season after season.

Will Coke-sharing can hit the Philippines?
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It’s been two weeks since I last had Coke and I’m hoping never to drink again—mostly to keep my waist and face small.
My love of Coke dates back to my childhood. We always had them in stock at home.
Check out this vintage picture of my mom and grandma (standing 2nd and 3rd from left) and bottles of Coke on the table.

Love the Coke bottles

Back in the ’80s, I remember buying half a can of Coke for 35 cents, which sort of looked like this

Had it again with a yummy bowl of pancit at the Eva Air lounge in Taipei, 2005

I like

These holiday bottles were found in Shimokitaza, Tokyo in 2010

Holiday Coke bottles, Shimokitazawa

The 90-calorie Coke at left is available at S&R Price Club


Now this really kills me: the Coke-sharing can recently introduced “but only for a few markets,” confirms Coke ambassador Adel Tamano.

Coke-sharing can

My guess is, not the Philippines, but Singapore has them!!
Oh well. I’m not supposed to drink anyway.

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