7-Eleven Opens its 2,000th Store in the Philippines!

As a commuter, 7-Eleven has saved me on countless occasions. I go there for emergency coffee and snack runs, to buy toiletries, and to connect to their wi-fi (yes, guys, they have wi-fi). The ubiquity of 7-Eleven stores across the country means that I will never want for anything while on the road. After all, the brand pioneered the concept of the convenience store.

But how ubiquitous is 7-Eleven, really? Very, because they recently launched their 2,000th store in the Philippines, cementing their status as everyone’s best friend on the road!

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What Went Down at Wanderland 2017

A virgin has a lot of expectations. He plays his first scene over and over his head, picturing how it would go. Depending on his imagination, it could be as simple as a quiet tryst, or complete with fireworks and explosions in the sky. I’m still a virgin in many ways, and I lost my Wanderland virginity this year. I imagined it to be quite the experience, but it lived up to be so much more.

This year had an interesting lineup. The headliners were The Temper Trap and The Ting Tings, and they were joined by Explosions in the Sky, Yuna, Purity Ring, HONNE, LANY, and Woodlock. Locally, there was UDD (formerly known as Up Dharma Down), Gab and John of Urbandub, Tom’s Story, Fools and Foes, and Reese Lansangan, along with the winners of the Wanderband competition, Banna Harbera, Lola Amour, and Mickey Sulit.

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Ballet Manila’s Don Quixote is a Passionate Retelling of a Spanish Classic

The Spanish are known for their passion. In fact, a study by the University of the Balearic Islands showed that 80% of respondents “prefer love to be passionate.” And because links have been found between dancing and sex, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the Spanish also show a certain kind of vigor when it comes to dancing. This was evident in Don Quixote, the ballet staged by the prestigious Ballet Manila.

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Ballet Philippines’ Swan Lake is a Beautifully Haunting Watch

Swan Lake is one of the most famous and recognizable ballets in the world. For dancers, it is one of the most difficult to execute, demanding technical skill and the ability to elegantly portray a swan using only the body. According to noted dancer and choreographer Nonoy Froilan, if you can do Swan Lake, you can consider yourself a prima ballerina. Ballet Philippines brings this timeless classic to Manila, and I was able to watch it!

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