I can’t believe the Universe heard me!
Every time my kids and I enter gaming stores at the mall I always take time to look at the shelves and inquire if they have Super Mario 3 in stock in any format. The answer is always no and my kids ask why am I looking for that game?
I tell them Super Mario 3 is the best game ever. Jeroen and I used to play it all the time.
I bought my first Super NES console in New York back in the ’90s. I was in college and I even called my dad (long distance) just to ask if I could spend $139 on Nintendo. He said yes right away.
It looked like this:
Twenty years later, I am still missing the game. Last month I thought, I can’t be the only person in the world who still wants to play Super Mario 3. It was just a matter of time and Nintendo would be catering to its old school customers and re-release the game.
True enough, Amazon has announced the release of Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition in November 2016.
The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition will have the original look and feel, only smaller, sleeker. Instead of individual game cartridges, the console will have pre-installed games.
Here’s the complete list of games:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Mega Man 2
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
The box will include a standard HDMI cable, one old-school NES Classic Controller, and an AC adapter. Additional NES Classic Controllers will be sold separately.
It will retail for $59.99 in time for Christmas!
Thank You Lord/Universe/Nintendo!! Eye can’t wait!!
Gosh, who is this creature?
If Nick Rhodes had a baby, he would look like this.
Nick Rhodes, the keyboardist of Duran Duran. This was him in the ’80s, when guys wore makeup.
He also has that John F. Kennedy Jr. vibe in this cap.
JFK Jr. back in the day.
Xavier Dolan is a chameleon.
I have yet to see his work. I remember him winning the Grand Prix in this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his film, Juste la fin du monde.
Xavier Dolan is a 27-year-old Canadian film director, actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film producer, and film editor, who stars in this Louis Vuitton campaign by Kim Jones (style director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s ready-to-wear division), shot by Alasdair McLellan.
Twenty years ago there weren’t many choices for furniture in Manila. I remember buying Philux furniture at SM Megamall back in the day. Even though it was bulky, it suited me at that time.
In 2005, I admired their glass wardrobe at Rockwell.
That was 11 years ago. Now there are many other choices, such as Habitat, Crate & Barrel, West Elm and Pottery Barn entering the market, as well as Dimensione and Triboa Bay.
Not to be left behind, Philux Home opened recently at the Shangri-La Hotel shopping center at the Fort.
It is the passion project of second generation Kienles in the furniture business.
Sisters Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez (R) and Jessica Kienle-Maxwell did everything—from the planning to the concept to construction. The sisters didn’t even hire an architect. Their parents Max and Zelda, who founded the original Philux, only saw the store a few days before it opened.
Philux is a homegrown brand with 35 years of manufacturing premium furniture. It employs highly skilled Filipino workers and artisans who use age-old Filipino craftsmanship and combine it with innovative techniques.
The company manufactures made-to-order pieces for homes and industries, including hotel and leisure.
Clients include Ayala Corporation, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Solaire Resort and Casino, among others.
The company also offers design consultation, furniture rental and a wedding and gift registry.
Some customers have the impression that Philux furniture is dark, heavy, and unaffordable. The Kienle sisters hope to change that by going for a younger market while keeping their loyal customers.
Their latest collection, called Scandiniana, is influenced by mid-century Scandinavia with touches of Filipiniana. It features woven saguran and solihiya or woven rattan. Lines are curvy and speak of minimalism, simplicity and functionality.
The Stockholm side tables can be grouped as nesting tables, while the Copen media storage and shelves are made of ashwood with saguran matting.
The Chevert table, designed by Max Kienle, has a glass top and is made of crisscrossed bentwood.
Philux Home also carries home accessories and accents sourced from some of the country’s best designers, artists, artisans and social enterprises. There are marble pieces from Romblon, abaca rugs from Bicol, baskets from Negros, fragrances from Grace Home, and bar accessories manufactured by a local supplier.
Their children’s furniture, called Little Philux, has tasteful, calming palette that combines white, sea foam, peach and rose quartz. The finishes are water-based.
There’s an entire wall in the showroom dedicated to chairs in different shades and finishes.
Vignettes feature wooden dining tables, wingback chairs, consoles and sofas from Philux’s latest Scandiniana collection. These showcase proudly Filipino home accents and accessories, including throw pillow cases from Baguio and marble trays from Romblon.
“We want younger people to come here and say, ‘Oh, that’s something I can save up for and it’s going to last for years and it’s so beautiful,’” Pauline Moscoso, brand curator and marketing specialist at Philux.
While guests staying at the hotel may not buy the furniture, “they can get a candle or pillow, take it home and say it’s made in the Philippines,” said Pauline.
Philux Home is now open at Unit 2F7, 2nd floor, Shangri-La at The Fort
30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone (632) 772 1335 • (+63 917) 632 3755
Open Monday to Sunday from 10 AM to 9 PM http://philux.ph/
This year, as Tiffany & Co. celebrates the 130th anniversary of its classic Tiffany® Setting engagement ring, Raffles Makati launches its new and elegant bridal packages.
An invite-only event will be held at the luxury hotel from July 29-30 where both partners will present the best in engagement and bridal.
A Bridal Afternoon Tea will be offered exclusively to couples who purchase a classic Tiffany® Setting engagement ring and a Raffles Bridal Package from August 1 to September 30, 2016.
The couple can invite 8 guests to experience the Bridal Afternoon Tea, which offers Tiffany-inspired sweet and savoury treats along with freshly baked scones and a glass of champagne.
Raffles Makati will offer three Bridal Packages, namely: Classic, Deluxe and the Prestige.
A wedding at the Raffles Makati includes pre-wedding preparations from food tastings to overnight stays and photo shoots.
On the big day, the wedding package will include a bridal car, floral arrangements, stage design, string quartet, photo booth, dedicated butler, wedding cake, indoor confetti, among many other services and amenities aimed to personalize each bridal affair.
For more information and inquiries on the Raffles Makati Bridal Packages, call 555-9737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.