Secret Fresh proudly announces its biggest and most highly anticipated designer toy/vinyl collectible—a collaboration between Secret Fresh, Korean designer toy artist Coolrain, and one of the most successful, influential, critically acclaimed and significant bands in the history of Original Pilipino Music, the Eraserheads.
The Eraserheads was formed in the ’90s by Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala and Marcus Adoro when they were students at U.P. Diliman.
From their first independently released album, Ultraelectromagneticpop! came a string of number one singles and top selling albums, like Circus and Cutterpillow, which achieved platinum status several times.
The Eraserheads received the Viewer’s Choice Award for Asia during the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards for their music video Ang Huling El Bimbo directed by award-winning director Aureus Solito. They are the first and only Filipino band to have won the highly coveted Moon Man trophy from MTV.
The Eraserheads toys are a dream project of Secret Fresh owner and toy collector Big Boy Cheng who is also a fan of the band.
Reminiscent of the Kidrobot-released vinyl toys for the concept band Gorillaz, the Eraserheads toys feature all four members with their respective instruments, and packaged as a set in editions of 500. (Price: Php 11,200)
Each figure stands 21 cm and has articulated hands and heads.
For more information, call 570-9815 local 7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secret Fresh is located at RONAC Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, 1502 San Juan, Philippines.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 2-10 PM and Sunday at 1-6 PM.
“Emotional tears have special health benefits,” writes Judith Orloff MD in the Huffington Post.
“A study by biochemist and ‘tear expert’ Dr. William Frey discovered that reflex tears are 98 percent water, whereas emotional tears also contain stress hormones which get excreted from the body through crying.
After studying the composition of tears, Dr. Frey found that emotional tears shed these hormones and other toxins which accumulate during stress. Additional studies also suggest that crying stimulates the production of endorphins, our body’s natural pain killer and ‘feel-good” hormones.'”
Since its YouTube upload on September 11, 2013, more than 9 million people have viewed this Thai TV commercial produced by communications company, True Move H.
I wonder how many millions have cried watching this, because I sure have. And you?
As if the Presidential Suite weren’t big enough, they also gave us the connecting Junior Suite.
You can see the kitchen behind and the door that separates the suites from each other.
There’s a nice writing corner
and a long clean carpet
I wonder if that door opens to another suite?
This way to the bedroom. I fell in love with the louvered windows
There are two large beds inside—good enough for four. I prefer this room to the Presidential Suite. It feels so Laura Ingalls cozy to me.
Here’s the bathroom, which is Chuva-approved!
See the counter sinks (cause I hate bowl sinks)
and the tub
We had dinner outside and hung out for a bit in the bathroom.
It was already 1 AM after everyone had showered. We were all in pajamas and went to bed in the Laura Ingalls room. Penny and Patrice were going to share a bed, and I had one bed to myself—just me and my computer, in the dark, when I started watching this on YouTube.
I was attracted to the ’70s costumes and really scared.
Right there and then, we decided to download it. The internet was really fast, by the way.
While waiting for the download to finish, we decided to move into the large bedroom in the Presidential Suite so we could all fit in the king-size bed. Being the scaredest one of all, I insisted on staying in the middle.
Meanwhile, we scrambled to get drinks and snacks, knowing we would not want to leave the bedroom once the movie has started. We also held one rosary each. It was the battle of the rosaries: Penny had Pedro Calungsod, I had Pope Francis, and Patrice had Pope John Paul II.
We made sure to pee before the movie started.
Too bad the screen was small and the picture was pirated. Penny and Patrice fell asleep during parts of the movie. I felt like Jesus in the Agony of the Garden, but it did not have the scariest effect for me, except during the closing credits when the soundtrack freaked me out.
Still, I wasn’t able to sleep because I was in between two girls and couldn’t move. I also wished the aircon were colder.
I finally fell asleep at 7 AM when the two went out for buffet breakfast. I was able to sleep until noon.
We showered, packed, and headed down. Too bad we didn’t get to enjoy the pool. Maybe next time.
Upon checking out I noticed this very discreet sign and was very impressed!
Now I can honestly say there is one hotel that is truly first class in Manila, one that I would be proud to recommend to any visitor, and that’s Raffles Makati.
Special thanks to Loni Balagtas for arranging and having us. 🙂