This trailer gave me goosebumps
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I’m a big fan of Pinoy cinema. Never mind if 95% of it is bad. I just like Tagalog movies.
My husband doesn’t understand. “Too much shouting,” he says.
My love affair with Tagalog movies started when I was a kid—with black and white Dolphy movies on TV, all the Sampaguita movies with Susan Roces, Eddie Gutierrez and countless others.
We watched Niño Muhlach movies at the old Greenhills theater. Anything Danny Zialcita is a favorite—especially if it stars Sharon Cuneta.
I will watch almost any Tagalog movie as long as it’s cheesy. But rarely would I recommend something.
Now this trailer gave me goosebumps.

In celebration of ABS-CBN Film Production’s 20th anniversary, Skylight Films presents Tuhog, in theaters nationwide on July 17, 2013.
Directed by Cinemalaya award-winning director Veronica Velasco, Tuhog stars the unexpected ensemble of Enchong Dee, Jake Cuenca, Leo Martinez and Eugene Domingo.

TUHOG MINI POSTER 18x24in lowres

Three uniquely struggling characters—the cranky bus barker, the retired old man, and the young man who preserves his virginity for his girlfriend—get their lives tangled up when they figure in a bus accident.
How will Fiesta, Tonio, and Caloy ‘disconnect’ from each other even if it means death for one of them?
To know more, go to https://www.facebook.com/Tuhog2013.

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Winners: Watsons shopping spree!
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Great news!
After receiving more than 1,000 entries to my Watsons shopping promo, the good people at Watsons decided to add five more prizes worth Php 2,000 each, in Watsons gift cards!

Watsons gift cards

The winners were chosen electronically through random.org.
Winning Php 10,000 worth of Watsons gift cards is Aurora May Cabaneros.

While the winners of Php 2,000 each worth of gift cards are:
Margaret Caligner
Jo Anne Formalejo
Mary Elaine Reate
Apple May Rodriguez
Blythe Maxine Ancheta-Cabanting

Winners, please check your emails in a bit and reply so I can send you your prizes as soon as Watsons sends them to me.
Everyone else, please watch for my next giveaway in the next couple of days!

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French gift shop Pylones opens at Rockwell
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I still remember the first Pylones store I ever saw—at Harbour City, Hong Kong—more than five years ago.
That place is always full.

Pylones at Harbour City

As a lover of colorful things and stationery, I can’t resist a Pylones store whenever I see one. I just have to walk in and buy something. It feels like I’m buying myself a present.
French gift shop Pylones (pronounced “pee-loan”) opened its first store in Paris in 1987, selling colorful functional gift items. The idea is to take an ordinary object and make it extraordinary through a splash of colors and whimsical design, made by a team of passionate artists in France.

pylones

With nearly 100 stores worldwide, Pylones opens its first ever shop in the Philippines today at the 2nd level of Powerplant Mall in Rockwell Center, Makati.
Some of you may have seen this barricade at Rockwell or SM Aura.

Pylones at Rockwell

I got a sneak peek at what’s behind the barricade and got to be their first customer at Rockwell.

Pylones at Rockwell

It’s amazing, the store is finished! It looks just like any Pylone store in Europe, with the colorful drums in the middle of the space.

Pylones at Rockwell

The 78-square-meter space is much larger than the one in Hong Kong

Pylones at Rockwell

Sensory overload! I didn’t know where to start looking or taking pictures, so I just shot anything.

Pylones at Rockwell

Among the things you’ll see are the kitchen items

Pylones at Rockwell

Aluminum flasks

Pylones at Rockwell
Pylones at Rockwell

Espresso cups

Pylones at Rockwell

Colorful bowls and plates

Pylones at Rockwell
Pylones at Rockwell

Hairbrushes

Pylones at Rockwell
Pylones at Rockwell

Pens and stationery

Pylones at Rockwell
Pylones at Rockwell
Pylones at Rockwell
Pylones at Rockwell
Pylones at Rockwell

Lunch kits and toys

Pylones at Rockwell

iPhone cases

Pylones at Rockwell

Bath scrunchies with suction cups

Pylones at Rockwell

What I love: the chic umbrellas

Pylones at Rockwell

Cool reading glasses—hey Jenny, I got one for Php 698!!

Pylones at Rockwell

The paper towel holder (for obvious reasons)

Pylones at Rockwell

The blown-glass rings

Pylones at Rockwell

Pylones is slated to open three stores in Manila—at Rockwell, Glorietta 5 (opening on July 17th) and SM Aura (opening in October).
The prices are affordable, ranging from Php 198 for an eraser to Php 2,798 for a ceiling lamp. You will go crazy with over 1000 SKUs!
To know more, go to http://www.pylones.com/

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Found: National Bookstore’s time savers
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I’m Filipino, so I cover my books in plastic.
Yes, I still cover my books even though I’m no longer in school.
Some find it therapeutic. Though I have to say I prefer wrapping gifts to covering books. 🙂
Imagine my delight when I found these time saver plastic covers at National Bookstore.
The pre-cut rolls of plastic come in three sizes

National Bookstore time saver plastic covers

Easier to store, use, and cut than those mega long rolls we all know (at left)

National Bookstore time saver plastic covers

I hoarded.

National Bookstore time saver plastic covers

No, I’m kidding. I bought two of each.
The shortest one is good for small pocket books (below), but I soon found out the most useful length is the longest of the three.

Wrapping a book

So whoever thought of these is a genius 🙂

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