Step into Wanderland: The ultimate sonic playground this summer
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Karpos Multimedia Inc. proudly presents Wanderland—an annual outdoor music and arts festival with sights, sounds and a little something extra—on May 18, 2013 at the new Globe Circuit Events Ground in Makati.
Wanderland brings together the hottest indie pop, indie rock bands, and up-and-comers, both foreign and local, all on one stage. Witness live art by Anjo Bolarda x Martojaks, Secret Fresh and Thursday Room, and enjoy inflatable slides, jousts, and a velcro wall.

Wanderland poster

Headlining the music festival is Australian five-piece outfit The Temper Trap, best known for upbeat joyride tracks “Sweet Disposition,” “Fader” and “Need Your Love.”


Joining them are two American alt-rock bands: Neon Trees, who rose to popularity with certified charttoppers “Animal,” “Everybody Talks” and “1983”


and Nada Surf, responsible for the ‘90s coming-of-age track “Popular,” the melancholy “Inside of Love” and its unforgettable rendition of the new wave anthem “If You Leave” from the seminal soundtrack of “The O.C.”


The lineup offers more indie-pop goodness in the form of New Zealand-based folk group Avalanche City


Australian pop duo Colour Coding


and the female-fronted indie quintet from Melbourne, Tully on Tully.


Homegrown talents Up Dharma Down, Taken By Cars, Pulso, Yolanda Moon, and She’s Only Sixteen round up the cast.
Tickets are priced at PhP 4,800 (exclusive of ticket service charge) available at all TicketNet, TicketWorld and SM Tickets outlets. Gates open at 11 AM.
To know more, go to

SSI brings Aéropostale to Manila
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American retail giant, Aéropostale, opens its flagship store this May 2013 at the ground floor of the new Glorietta in Makati.
Named after a 1920s airmail company, the mall-based brand opened its first store in 1987, offering high-quality, fashionable wardrobe staples for teens. Today, Aéropostale is one of the fastest growing retailers of casual apparel and accessories with a price range that’s easy on the pocket.


Just to give you an idea and feel of the brand, last October 2012, Aéropostale opened a new concept store at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, Long Island, New York.
The new and impressive store concept evokes a vintage feel with New York-inspired artwork and framed chalkboards that double as a Community board to keep customers in the loop with the many activities Aéropostale has lined up for the year.


Vibrant colored fixtures paired with dark wood, exposed bricks, and state-of-the-art lighting provide contrast and dimension, to give the store a warm and inviting feel.

Store Shot

While tucked in the back of the store is a fun and flirty Girls room or haven for underwear, yoga and dorm items

Dorm Shop

Each of the store’s five dressing rooms features a New York City neighborhood theme like Soho, Williamsburg, West Village, East Village, and Park Slope.

Dressing Room 1
Dressing Room 2

The store design is a collaboration between Aéropostale’s internal team and the award-winning, Montreal-based design and consulting firm, GH+A Design.
With its heritage and New York roots, Aéropostale is sure to be the next fashion hot spot in the Metro.
To know more about the brand, go to

The end of Multiply
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Oh, I never really got into Multiply, but once upon a time I was able to sell some pre-owned bags through the site, and for that I am grateful. That said, I feel sad to see them go. The end of another website.
Just got this email from Jack Madrid, Multiply Country Manager, Philippines.


Dear Multiply Merchant,

We regret to inform you that Multiply will be closing the marketplace on May 6, 2013 and discontinuing all business operations by May 31, 2013.
Multiply will maintain normal site operations through May 6th and will wind things down through to the end of the month. We will use the rest of May to make sure that all accounts are settled and that you receive all funds you earned on the platform. We hope this provides you time needed to identify and migrate to alternative ecommerce platforms, settle all payments on items bought and delivered, and try to minimize disruption to your business.
In order to ensure that all your earnings are disbursed to you in full prior to May 31, we will cut off buying activity on May 6, 2013. This will ensure that all orders have sufficient time to be completed and delivered to your customers before the end of the month.
If you have a Trust Badge, please contact our customer support team and we will ensure that you receive a pro-rated refund for the remaining time on your subscription.
If my team can be of any assistance to you during this transition, we will do our best to help.

Respectfully yours,

Jack Madrid
Multiply Country Manager – Philippines

Gretchen’s sister says, “We do not want you, too”
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Ouch. This really hurts.
The Barretto saga is getting so trashy, the Kardashians need to take notes.
But grrrr….I can’t help but post them because my statcounter likes the traffic the Barretto family brings here.

Barretto family
Barretto family

This letter was published by Ricky Lo in today’s Philippine Star.
It was written Gia Barretto-Reyes of Boston, Massachusetts to their mother Inday, addressed to sister Gretchen.
And I quote:

When enough is enough

I respect that you do not want to be part of our family. At this point, we welcome it.
Not at any point do I ever recall us forcing you to be part of us but we have never also alienated you during the times when you wanted to be with us. Even during the times when you battled with one of us.

I say us because you have time and time again made extreme efforts to push us — mom, dad and all of us — away.
You have hurt us in ways that put the word decency to shame, you have had no rules when you attacked us.
If the attack were physical then it would be bearable. Bruises heal.
But the attack has always been vicious, below the belt and so evil that the wound borne from it cannot heal.
It is done repeatedly and unsparingly with permanent damage in mind.

You have tried to put mom and dad to shame with empty allegations without thinking that you, whether you like it or not came from them.
You ridicule them in front of friend, strangers and us. And, you expect us to just take it.
Your claims of financial support for this family have no basis, because dad always managed to provide.
For the record, we may not have been so rich but we were never poor.

1. We live in big beautiful houses

2. Slept in carpeted, air-conditioned rooms
Posh bedroom

3. Food galore
food galore

4. Put in an exclusive school
San Augustin

5. Members of exclusive country clubs
Country Club

6. We each have our own yayas, yours even a midwife

7. Driven by chauffeurs

Long before you were born and even after you were in show business.
At 12 years old, could you have duplicated or taken over this kind of a style, with your meager earnings?
We did not have an excess of things but we had what we needed. You were never forced to get into show business.
I remember very clearly how you ran to the middle of the road when dad said “no” to you entering show business.
He believed that school was important. How sad that you cannot distinguish the lies that you make up and reality.

Gretchen Barretto

No Gretchen, it was not you who helped us during rough spots. It was Claudine.
You could not in the life of you convince her that our parents were abusive ones. It was difficult for you to accept that there was somebody who actually had pure intentions of helping where help was needed.
You once told me and I quote, “I just disappear when things get tough.”
You have become great at these disappearing acts. Claudine made an effort to be there always.


Just a few corrections: Claudine paid for my meds at UBC just as she paid for a lot of our nieces and nephews education. She gave them (our nieces and nephews), iPads, iPhones, concert tickets, clothes and so much more. She spoiled all of us not because she needed to but she wanted to.
She unlike you, has never equated her value with money or material possessions.

JJ comments on TV are only credible in as far as he is caught between a rock and a hard place, because he is in your employ. It honestly pains me to see that you could put him in this situation. To pick between that and his parents.

I echo mom’s words, “Stop it.” We get it. We know you don’t want us so please hear us now…”We do not want you, too.”
Please stop hounding us like an attack dog. We will admit defeat if you just leave us in peace. Just totally disappear from our lives without leaving a trail of vile and misery. Please.
Enough is enough! Leave us alone. Leave my family alone.

Boston, Mass., USA
Sent from my iPhone

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