How Korina Sanchez lost 15 lbs. in one month
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“Have you seen Korina Sanchez’s arms?” my friend texted me the other night.
“No. Why?”
“Ang O.A. ng arms niya,” my friend said. “Ang liit. Totoo ba yon?” (Her arms are ridiculously tiny. Is that for real?)
Well I finally saw them today, when she shared her Cohen diet tips on her program.

KORINA SANCHEZ Photo: Marlo Cueto

Cohen is an expensive diet regimen, which costs about Php 50,000 and is based on one’s blood type.
It requires many blood tests and (so I heard) a seminar or two.
I don’t mind the blood test and the fee; the seminar, no thanks.
But I got a copy of the diet basics, which Korina Sanchez enumerates.
I know her weight loss is real because Mich Dulce followed Cohen without paying or enrolling, and no blood tests.
Look at Mich’s arms—no Photoshop.

Mich Dulce

What Mich said basically is you have to have a gap of 4-5 hours between meals.
If you get hungry in between you can take two pieces of crisp bread and water. You can buy crisp bread at Healthy Options.
If not, two Skyflakes would probably do.
Plus you have to give up a whole lot of stuff, like sugar, and well, Korina explains it in Filipino.
Obviously it’s not the easiest diet, but it works, no matter what blood type you are.

Naomi Watts wears Tod’s in Diana film
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The first time I heard about Tod’s, my sister told me it was Princess Diana’s brand—back when she was alive.

Princess Diana, Tod's

In fact her favorite Tod’s bag, the D-Bag, was named after her.

Tod's D bag

It makes sense then that Naomi Watts uses Tod’s iconic pieces, the D-Bag and Gommino (driving shoe) in the film Diana.

Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews onset of the film 'Diana'

The film is directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews, produced by Ecosse Films.
It highlights the last two years of her life when Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.


Diana had its worldwide premiere in London last September 5th, followed by a premiere in Paris on September 6th,
and then released in cinemas worldwide.

Last March, Tod’s was the sponsor of the Timeless Icon Book, a photographic book edited by Electa charting the extraordinary life of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Part of the sales of the book will be devolved to Clic Sargent, leading charity organization supporting children and young people with cancer and their families.

Timeless Icon book

In the Philippines, Tod’s is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists Inc, and is located at Greenbelt 4, Makati.

Updated: Win a brunch buffet for 4 at Fairmont, via Cinemaworld
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I’m a fan of hotel buffets and have probably tried all Manila has to offer.
The Fairmont Hotel’s Spectrum buffet is one of my Top 3, so I’m happy to share this giveaway sponsored by Cinemaworld.

Spectrum buffet at Raffles
Spectrum buffet at Raffles

The contest is open to anyone in Metro Manila, and the prize is brunch buffet for four at Spectrum of Fairmont Hotel.
If the winner is a Sky Cable or Cable Link subscriber, he or she will also get a free 12-month subscription to Cinemaworld.
CinemaWorld provides exciting new movie options you won’t find anywhere else.
Think all kinds of films—from Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia, South Asia, North America and the Middle East—any time you want.
CinemaWorld International Movie Channel is now available in Metro Manila on Cable Link and the HD Movie Package of SkyCable. Learn more about its offerings HERE.

Now here’s a chance to get it free and/or treat your loved ones to a great buffet, just by following simple mechanics below:

1) Open residents of Metro Manila.
2) Must have a Twitter or Facebook account.
3) Follow @CinemaWorldAsia on Twitter or like them on Facebook.
4) Share this entry by clicking the Twitter or Facebook link at the bottom of this entry.
5) Watch the following trailers to answer trivia questions.

6) Register and answer the questions HERE.
7) Entries will be accepted from September 6-15, 2013 at 11 PM.
8) One winner with best answers will be selected electronically and announced on this blog.

To know more about CinemaWorld, go to

Inside CHANEL premieres September 12
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Chanel-wise, I’m a late bloomer.
I’ve always been fascinated by Coco Chanel, but wasn’t able to afford it until about four years ago.
I’m serious! I was never into the classic flap bag, but this particular bag spoke to me at that time.
It said, “Buy me!” in 2009.

Cecile van Straten

Prior to that, this was my first Chanel bag—swag from a runway show, which I was lucky enough to score on eBay.


This carry-on was my favorite for years.

I love my closet

Come to think of it, I haven’t bought anything Chanel for a while.
Even though I don’t consider myself a Chanel girl, I do embrace what Coco Chanel stands for.
She is a huge influence in my life. I can thank her for making it OK for women to wear trousers, and for making the striped long-sleeve tee chic.

Coco mariniere

Something I’ve known since I was a teenager: Typical is boring.
After 16 years, my husband has never complained of a dull moment.


Coco Chanel basically went against all odds and did what she wanted, no matter what other people said.
She fell in love and lost her love in a tragic way, but she built an empire that remains relevant decades after her death.
This Thursday, learn more about Coco Chanel as Inside CHANEL tells the story of a young orphan who became a legend.
Her legacy is continued by Karl Lagerfeld, who shares his vision of Coco and the style of Chanel in five online films that will be shown beginning September 12, 2013.

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