Many of us know Christian Mark Jacobs as the other (equally goodlooking) half of Francis Libiran, the fashion designer to the stars. But what some don’t know is that Jacobs is the man behind The Naked Foodie, the new blog and vlog that features restaurant reviews, food and travel vlogs, recipes, and an e-commerce site that offers luxury cakes and pastries, as well as wines.
When it comes to coffee, most people think that it’s just a drink that can perk up the senses on an early morning. But people are becoming more creative, infusing it in food and other drinks to create new and unexpected flavors. Last October, Holiday Inn & Suites Makati celebrated Philippine Coffee Month with a selection of coffee-infused dishes and drinks!
Whenever I think of Ramen Nagi, the one word that comes to mind is decadence. Whenever I eat there, the restaurant goes all out in terms of flavors and ingredients. One look at any of the legendary Kings (Black, Red, and Green) and you know you’re getting a mind-blowing culinary experience. Now, the ramen place has outdone itself with the ultimate in decadence: the launch of the Truffle King.
One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the announcement and race for the Starbucks planner. I’ve been using planners since 2005 and have relied on it to keep track of dates, events, deadlines, and appointments, and the years have become more special because I use my handy dandy planner!
This year, Starbucks has outdone itself yet again by releasing four versions of two variants: two planners and two travel organizers. I have all the details for you and I’m doing another giveaway so check out what the coffee chain has in store for you:
As a freelancer, it’s important for me to have options for transferring money. My clients have different payment methods and some of them don’t offer direct-to-bank deposits, which is usually the case for foreign clients. Thankfully, one of the most popular non-bank payment methods is GCash, a mobile wallet controlled by a smartphone. Now, GCash has made it easier because you can now transfer money to more than 30 banks.
A few nights ago, I was having a quick dinner at a fastfood chain when I saw two guys wearing identical outfits. They both wore the same long-sleeved blue checkered dress shirt, a pair of pants, and leather shoes. It looked like a uniform but the thing was, they didn’t know each other. I don’t think they even noticed they had a doppelganger. They just went about their business while I quietly watched them.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with seeing someone in identical clothes but it can either be awkward or hilarious. If that’s not your thing and you’d rather be the only one wearing a particular style of clothing, you can buy from Levi’s and have it customized at the Levi’s Tailor Shop.
With the prevalence of social media, it’s become easier to discover new talents in every field imaginable. Of course, this includes fashion, and ZALORA took advantage of this connectivity for Make Me A ZALORA Model Cycle 3 (MMAZM), a regional modeling competition that looked for its contestants online. Two winners were recently announced and they are Jeremiah Lisbo from the Philippines and Yunike Francesca from Hong Kong.
I first started blogging in 2006 and back then, it was just a bunch of people sharing their thoughts online through blogs. Soon, it evolved into a completely different beast with the rise of platforms like Twitter, where people can share short-form thoughts; Instagram, where it’s mostly visual; Snapchat, where the point is ephemera; and YouTube, where the idea is to become a talk show host. YouTube is one of the most exciting platforms because it allows people to share their humor, skill, and creativity.
YouTube recently revealed the 12 NextUp creators who are bringing their YouTube careers and channels to the next level. The program is part of the platform’s goal to help up-and-coming creators build their channels and produce creative and reliable content.